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finding a convent

Post by kgp70282 » 30 Apr 2012, 02:22

I was wondering how i can find the convent my great Grandmother grew up in in palermo

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Post by Italysearcher » 30 Apr 2012, 11:39

Look for an 'orfanotrofeo'
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Post by kgp70282 » 30 Apr 2012, 15:44

will i have to contact directly

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Post by Italysearcher » 30 Apr 2012, 20:26

If you want details of where she was sent etc. you will have to write to to them.
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Post by kgp70282 » 10 Apr 2015, 04:05

I am still at a loss as to how to find out what convent she was placed in..

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Post by kgp70282 » 23 Apr 2015, 00:30

I tried searching for orfanotrofeo and I am still at a loss as to how to find the convent she grew up in

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Post by Italysearcher » 23 Apr 2015, 10:01

Do you have her birth record, the original, not a certificate? If she was a foundling, it would tell you if she was sent to the Brefotrofio, which is the institution for up to 2 years old.
If she was legitimate and was sent to a convent due to extreme poverty of the family or due to early death of parents, this would be known as orfanotrofio (for children over two years of age) or as Collegio, which was a boarding school run by the nuns who also accepted paying students. The poor children often did most of the housework and cooking preparation since they paid no fees. It's important to present all the facts when asking as question on Italian records.
Hope this helps. There are lots of sites in Italian about these institutions in Palermo.
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Post by kgp70282 » 23 Apr 2015, 18:18

Oh im sorry! I forgot. Yes i have her birth record. She lost both her parents by the age of 10 and was placed in a convent. I was wondering she was from the area of Cefalu would she be put in a convent in that area?

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Post by Italysearcher » 23 Apr 2015, 18:30

Depending on the year you would need to access the records of the Tribunale per i minnorenni. Maybe someone knows where to find those for that area.
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Post by kgp70282 » 13 Feb 2017, 23:40

Still having trouble but I did just send an E-mail to the tribunale per I Minnorenni

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Post by kgp70282 » 18 Feb 2017, 00:40

question. were there more than one Orfanotrofio in the cefalu area? the only one in the cefalu area I was able to find was Regina Elena

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Post by kgp70282 » 20 Feb 2017, 17:07

I have been posting in this thread I started trying to find ways to find the convent my great grandmother was placed. I posted a query on Ancestry.com as well and the response I got has me curious as well as confused. My Great Grandmother's Birth record has her mother as Maria Grazia Papania, while I have her name as Maria Giuseppa Papania. it's a slight difference I am not sure if it would make a difference. Also my great grandmothers parent's passed in Termini I wonder if there could be a chance she was kept there instead of Cefalu? I posted the record to show the name of her mother thank you
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Re: finding a convent

Post by kgp70282 » 23 Feb 2017, 03:30

Who should I write to? I was think of writing to both Termini and Cefalu areas I just don know who to write to for Termini. the issue is I do not know Italian, could I Write in English or would I have to write in Italian? could I e-mail or do I have to handwrite?

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