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My request is different from most. I have made significant progress on my tree using the records available in the city of Palermo, Sicily, however I have many ancestors whose records are located in the churches of San Nicola di Bari-Albergheria and Santa Maria Monserrato (plus who knows what else behind that) during the 18th century. I have tried directly contacting Santa Maria Monserrato, but they do not answer my emails; San Nicola di Bari-Albergheria doesn't even have email contact.

I understand that in the current environment not many churches are giving genealogists permission to examine their records. Ideally, I would just travel to Palermo myself to do this, but such isn't an option at this time.

The difficult part for the genealogist is the clients: we are fully fluent in the ecclesiastical language and move very fast through things. We're essentially looking for a (preferably Palermo-based) genealogist who is OK with doing more of a treasure hunt because, for most of these ancestors, we even have narrowed-down windows in which events could have taken place. As a result, the goal is more a matter of finding and scanning the records with no translation or transcription needed. I have asked Marcello about this, but he graciously declined.
Surnames: Addamo, Assena, Biundo, Bracco, Caruso, Costa, Cuccia, d'Amico, di Fiore, di Majo, Di Palermo, Grieco, Jacono, la Licata, Picoraro, Ricci, Russo, Sinopoli, Spadaro, Zummo, etc.

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I used Raimondo Lentini - lentini5259@gmail.com for my search for ancestors in Racalmuto, Agrigento, Sicily. He had all the church records there going back to the 1500s and traced my ancestors back to a 1588 marriage. He lives in Sicily. I don't know if he can help with your search. He communicates in Italian through emails though he gave me record translations in English. I use Google Translate when I communicate with him since I do not speak Italian.

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rp76226 wrote:
09 Jun 2020, 18:27
I used Raimondo Lentini - lentini5259@gmail.com for my search for ancestors in Racalmuto, Agrigento, Sicily. He had all the church records there going back to the 1500s and traced my ancestors back to a 1588 marriage. He lives in Sicily. I don't know if he can help with your search. He communicates in Italian through emails though he gave me record translations in English. I use Google Translate when I communicate with him since I do not speak Italian.

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Do you know if Raimondo does any work in the Palermo area or not? I tried a Google search and couldn't find him.
Surnames: Addamo, Assena, Biundo, Bracco, Caruso, Costa, Cuccia, d'Amico, di Fiore, di Majo, Di Palermo, Grieco, Jacono, la Licata, Picoraro, Ricci, Russo, Sinopoli, Spadaro, Zummo, etc.

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I know that he does more than Racalmuto. He lives in Sicily and Palermo is in Sicily. I gave you his email address in my original post. Contact him and ask.

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Try Marcello D'Aleo he knows Palermo very well and I used him for Santa Petronella in Trabia Palermo

https://www.apgen.org/users/marcello-daleo

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The poster stated in the last sentence of the initial post above that Marcello declined

"I have asked Marcello about this, but he graciously declined."

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Just to follow up on all this...

I reached out to Raimondo Lentini, and he was an absolute pleasure to work with concerning my ancestors from Agrigento. I highly recommend contacting him about all pre-civil records from Agrigento.

Raimondo also informed me that Santa Maria Monserrato is a bit infamous among genealogists for being uncooperative and difficult to access.

I am still seeking aid concerning San Nicola di Bari-Albergheria.
Surnames: Addamo, Assena, Biundo, Bracco, Caruso, Costa, Cuccia, d'Amico, di Fiore, di Majo, Di Palermo, Grieco, Jacono, la Licata, Picoraro, Ricci, Russo, Sinopoli, Spadaro, Zummo, etc.

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Who are looking for and the year in San Nicola di Bari Albergheria?
Chiesa San Nicola di Bari-Albergheria è una filiale della Parrocchia Cattedrale.
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In that church, I specifically am working on Pomara, Fanale, d'Antoni, Romano, Picciurro, and Cosentino. This is the 1720-1800 window where the San Nicola di Bari-Albergheria records were not integrated into the cathedral records, requiring an on-site search at the church.
Surnames: Addamo, Assena, Biundo, Bracco, Caruso, Costa, Cuccia, d'Amico, di Fiore, di Majo, Di Palermo, Grieco, Jacono, la Licata, Picoraro, Ricci, Russo, Sinopoli, Spadaro, Zummo, etc.

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