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by cliklm
12 May 2012, 01:15
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Double surnames
Replies: 4
Views: 1452

Re: Double surnames

Thank you Tessa. I'll study this link.

Kathy
by cliklm
11 May 2012, 21:18
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Double surnames
Replies: 4
Views: 1452

Double surnames

I have been researching church and Riveli records for the 1600-1700's in various Sicilian locales and I have run across instances where there is a double surname, ie, Geraci Purdentia (some of the church records show Geraci, alias Purdentia), Colletti e Musso, Musso e Colletti. Sometimes these same ...
by cliklm
20 Apr 2011, 16:16
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Help translating a 1623 Riveli for Villafranc Sicula, Sicily
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Help translating a 1623 Riveli for Villafranc Sicula, Sicily

I posted this earlier but evidently the documents would not appear. I'm trying again using Image Shack and I hope it works this time. http://img818.imageshack.us/i/trinchinapietrodpaolovi.jpg/ http://img690.imageshack.us/i/trinchinapietrodpaolovi.jpg/ http://img810.imageshack.us/i/trinchinapietrodpa...
by cliklm
17 Apr 2011, 01:28
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Help translating a 1623 Riveli for Villafranc Sicula, Sicily
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: Help translating a 1623 Riveli for Villafranc Sicula, Si

I'm trying again. Here's a link to image shack. I hope it works this time. Thank you, Kathy http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/6329/trinchinapietrodpaolovi.th.jpg http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/6329/trinchinapietrodpaolovi.th.jpg http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/6329/trinchinapietrodpaolovi.th...
by cliklm
16 Apr 2011, 00:30
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Help translating a 1623 Riveli for Villafranc Sicula, Sicily
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Help translating a 1623 Riveli for Villafranc Sicula, Sicily

Can someone help translate this document from the 1623 Riveli of Villafranca Sicula, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy:

https://www.sugarsync.com/share/bb4g48rdyypqy

Thank you very much,
Kathy Montelaro
by cliklm
09 Feb 2010, 23:51
Forum: Italian History & Culture
Topic: Borgese
Replies: 23
Views: 15725

Re: Borgese

Thank you all for your input. I came accross a Riveli for one of my ancestors who in later records is called "borgese". In the Riveli--although I am not fluid in Italian-- it sure looks like he rented homes to other people in the village. His Riveli lists several homes (both the terrana and the sole...
by cliklm
09 Feb 2010, 23:46
Forum: Italian History & Culture
Topic: The Riveli and other taxes
Replies: 2
Views: 3648

Re: The Riveli and other taxes

Thank you Peter!
by cliklm
05 Feb 2010, 20:06
Forum: Italian History & Culture
Topic: Borgese
Replies: 23
Views: 15725

Re: Borgese

Thanks Peter--I guess I'll never know if they really meant "burgisi" or "borghese"! :roll:
Kathy
by cliklm
04 Feb 2010, 19:29
Forum: Italian History & Culture
Topic: Borgese
Replies: 23
Views: 15725

Borgese

In the civil records for Lucca Sicula, Sicily (1800's) I am seeing the word "borgese" listed as the occupation of many of my ancestors. I know there is a word "Borghese" which I believe means middle clase. There is also a word "burgisi"- meaning a farmer who farms his own land. I am wondering if the...
by cliklm
04 Feb 2010, 18:42
Forum: Italian History & Culture
Topic: The Riveli and other taxes
Replies: 2
Views: 3648

The Riveli and other taxes

I am a bit confused about the level of taxes paid by the residents of a feud in Sicily. I see where the Riveli tax was about 10% on homes and possessions. But I also understand from information contained in the website for Lucca Sicula that the farmer paid a "gabella" based on the production from hi...
by cliklm
30 Sep 2009, 02:21
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Help reading a baptismal record
Replies: 5
Views: 4689

Re: Help reading a baptismal record

Thank you for helping me with this record. It looks like Andrea and Giovanna had triplets! This record was a part of Sebastiana's marriage record so perhaps the Priest underlined her name--just speculation. It appears the Godparents Rita (could this be Vita?) and Giuseppe were from Burgio. That woul...
by cliklm
29 Sep 2009, 17:35
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Help reading a baptismal record
Replies: 5
Views: 4689

Re: Help reading a baptismal record

I'll try to take you to the document.

Please go to:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43041387@N04/

Not sure I'm doing this correctly though.

Kathy
by cliklm
28 Sep 2009, 23:53
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: distant cousins
Replies: 4
Views: 3721

Re: distant cousins

My husband's ancestors are Mortillaro's. We were told that the name means "bearer of the Mortello" (which I believe is a plant) His ancestors immigrated to America from Lucca Sicula, Sicily but according to family legend they were in Venice in the year 1218 but had moved their investments to Florenc...
by cliklm
28 Sep 2009, 23:40
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Help reading a baptismal record
Replies: 5
Views: 4689

Help reading a baptismal record

I have a copy of a baptismal record from about 1794 that I need some help with. It is a church record written in Latin. I can read it but I'm having trouble with the order of the words! It reads that Sebastiana, the daughter of Andrea Mortillaro and Joanne Faraone, was baptised January 1794. Next it...
by cliklm
29 Jun 2009, 18:54
Forum: Locations in Italy
Topic: land ownership in 1747
Replies: 1
Views: 3050

land ownership in 1747

I have been reviewing the 1747 Riveli records for Lucca Sicula, Agrigento. Lucca Sicula was the village center of the Culla Fief established in 1622. I am seeing my ancestors listed and the word "possiede" following their name and father's name. Then it goes on to list the property. I guess I need a...