Mazzei family, Lucca Province

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Mazzei family, Lucca Province

Post by DMazzie » 30 Nov 2013, 09:53


Thanks to the antenati.san.beniculturi and familysearch websites, I have managed to find more information on my family tree from the Province of Lucca.

I am now hoping to trace my family back through church records.

There are 3 main towns that my family lived in:-

Chiozza, in Castiglione di Garfagnana
Colognora, in Pescaglia,
Alpe di Stazzema, in Stazzema.

I have wrote to the parish priests in these towns before, but apart from Pescaglia have never received a response (even though I had enclosed donations).

Does anybody know of someone from the Lucca region, who would be able to visit the churches and photograph the relevant pages from their registers?

Obviously, I wouldn't want to be willing to pay over the odds, as I have found some websites that offer this, but start at $1900.

In Chiozza, I am hoping for a search of the records from about 1805-1810 for:-
Possible marriage of Iacopo Mazzei (son of Pellegrino) and Rosa Guazzelli (daughter of Marco) (c.1805-1810);
Possible baptism of Luigi Mazzei - son of Iacopo and Rosa Guazzelli (c.1809-1810).

In Colognora, I am hoping for a search of the records from 1832-1881 for:
marriage of Luigi Mazzei (son of Iacopo) and Rosa Lombardi (daughter of Simeone) - 15th January 1832;
baptism of Erminia Mazzei (daughter of Luigi and Rosa Lombardi) - born on 2nd Feb 1849;
baptism of Giovanni Mazzei (son of Luigi and Rosa Lombardi) - born 1st August 1852 - baptised 10th August 1852;
possible burial of Iacopo Mazzei (son of Pellegrino and Caterina Viviani) between 1832-1852;
possible burial of Erminia Mazzei (daughter of Luigi and Rosa Lombardi) between 1849-1850;
burial of Rosa Mazzei (Guazzelli) - daughter of Marco Guazzelli - died 21st September 1870;
burial of Luigi Mazzei (son if Iacopo and Rosa Guazzelli) died 21st September 1876;
burial of Rosa Mazzei (Lombardi) - daughter of Simeone - died 26th December 1881.

In Alpe di Stazzema I m hoping to find:-
baptisms of Mazzei children, particularly children of Iacopo and Rosa Guazzelli (from 1809-1822);
marriage of Pellegrino Mazzei and Caterina Viviani (c.1780-1788) (plus baptisms of their children;
baptism of Pellegrino Mazzei (son of Domenico) c.1725.

If anybody can help, can you send me a message please?


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Re: Mazzei family, Lucca Province

Post by adelfio » 30 Nov 2013, 16:38

I would try to find relatives in those towns to try to help you in your quest maybe they have info already. Try writing to some Mazzei's might get lucky

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