Shepherds from Frosolone

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Shepherds from Frosolone

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I have discovered from records on the Antenati, that some of my Cardegna ancestors were 'pastors'/shepherds. Another is listed as a "pecorraio', not sure if I deciphered that correctly! Is there a way to find out what type of animals they cared for?
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Most likely sheep.
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From this site:
https://www.iborghiditalia.com/en/itali ... frosolone/
“La Casa del Pastore”, the Shepherd’s House

Frosolone does not just specialize in handmade cutting tools. Another important livelihood is animal breeding and shepherding, still practiced today with the ancient methods handed down through the centuries.

The Colantuono family comes from a long line of shepherds in Frosolone, and are probably the last shepherds in Italy that practice transumanza, or transhumance, a thousand-year-old custom that involves cyclical migration of livestock on foot, following sheep, goat and cattle trails through various territories. Transhumance can be vertical, from the plains to the mountains and back again, or horizontal, driving the herds from region to region. The Colontuono family practices both types, and twice a year the shepherds lead three hundred cattle from the plains of Puglia to the green pastures of the Molise mountains.

Shepherding has put food on the table for many families in Frosolone, and today, to honor this local economy, in the historical center, at the end of via Garibaldi, there is “La Casa del Pastore”, the Shepherd’s House. It is a house-museum where a typical, traditional farmer’s kitchen has been re-created. During your visit you can participate in the preparation of various premium local cheeses, and of course, sample the cheeses! How could you resist?

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Thanks!
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You might find something relevant in the Catasto.
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