I'm looking for information regarding records in San Fratello, Messina. My husband's 2nd great-grandfather was born there in 1869. He moved out of the town at some point, so he will have no marriage records, etc. to look for. I have looked through the records made available by Family Search. I see that the birth records are available on microfilm for: 1820-1824, 1826-1831, 1832-1836, 1837-1842, 1843-1847, 1848-1851, 1853, 1854-1856, 1858-1859, 1860-1864, 1878-1895, and 1896-1910. It seems that there are no records for 1869?
I just wanted to confirm whether the records do not exist, or they weren't microfilmed by LDS. I know a German archive I visited had records not on microfilm, so I don't want to make the mistake in assuming that they don't exist. I don't see any information online about destruction of records, but I have seen what was put online by Messina, and the books they have are in rough shape indeed.
Any help would be much appreciated. This is my first foray into Italian Genealogy... and it's a bit intimidating! Thank you.