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Thank you cedrone. My family is apparently an exception to this rule as there are some Mattia female ancestors from Italy. Perhaps it all started with one revolutionary (or someone who really wanted a son instead of a daughter) who named his daughter Mattia, then this got passed down through the family. Or perhaps it is an indication of a contrary streak through generations, which if you knew my family would not be surprising.
Has anyone accessed church records from the Archdiocese of Siracusa or the Parrocchia of Augusta?jml1991 wrote: ↑30 Jun 2020, 20:13Darkerhorse,
Melilli is part of the Archdiocese of Siracusa, in the Parrocchia of Augusta. Family Search does have matrimony records (but not specifically Allegati) from 1866-1899, microfilm #1466296. Also, and this could be a gold mine of info for you, Family Search also has Riveli di Bene e Anime (census) records for Melilli for 1593-1816. These records potentially can include much information, including names of family members, real estate holdings, lists of possessions, etc. Here is the catch: although all these records are online, you cannot access them from your personal computer unless you have an account as a member of the Mormon Church. However, you would be able to access all of these records from any of the Family History Centers operated by the Mormon Church. If you search online, you will be able to find the Family History Center closest to you (don't know where you are, but there are a lot of FHCs throughout the US). Good luck!
OnomasticoYesterday : s. Antonio Maria Zaccaria Today : s. Maria Goretti Tomorrow : s. Edda d'Inghilterra