Castel Del Monte, L'Aquila

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Castel Del Monte, L'Aquila

Post by dbotig » 27 Dec 2015, 23:18

My ancestors come from Castel Del Monte in L'Aquila. Does anyone know where I can find information about this commune? I would be interested in any old maps, pictures, facts, etc. When you aren't familiar with the geography, Google is NOT your friend. :)

Also, where can I find out about cemeteries in that area during the 1800's. Obviously they were buried somewhere, but I can't find the names of any old cemeteries.

Thanks!

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Re: Castel Del Monte, L'Aquila

Post by PippoM » 28 Dec 2015, 18:34

This is from Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castel_del_Monte,_Abruzzo

and this is the Commune site:
http://www.comune.casteldelmonte.aq.it/hh/index.php

I'd also try ebay, where you can find postcards such these:

http://www.ebay.it/itm/5327-Abruzzo-Laq ... xyRHdR1tf9

http://www.ebay.it/itm/CASTEL-DEL-MONTE ... Sw5IJWf69v

Search "castel del monte" Aquila (though I see a lot of Castel del Monte, Bari come out)
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Re: Castel Del Monte, L'Aquila

Post by dbotig » 29 Dec 2015, 01:36

Thank you, Pippo!

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Re: Castel Del Monte, L'Aquila

Post by DCPandaFan » 09 Jan 2016, 03:26

In the Napoleonic Era (early 1800s), one of the reforms made in the areas the French troops conquered (which includes most of Italy) was to require each town to relocate its cemetery to outside the populated area. This was for health reasons.
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