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by erudita74
04 Dec 2022, 19:50
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Uomo di Campagna
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: Uomo di Campagna

Jim I have read that, In the fifteenth century, an “uomo di campagna” was a man who lived in the country and bricked the houses of the contadini, or peasants. And, when this kind of employment was lacking, he even went so far as to milk cows along with the contadini. But I believe that, during the e...
by erudita74
02 Dec 2022, 22:01
Forum: Italian History & Culture
Topic: First Name Reused
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: First Name Reused

I also have two sons born to the same couple with the same first name. The older son was born in Sicily in 1891 and died there in the mid 1940s. The other one was born in 1906 and died at age 15 in 1921. Both died in their same native Sicilian town.
by erudita74
19 Nov 2022, 12:50
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Translation of Church Death record - Guidotti
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Translation of Church Death record - Guidotti

He received the sacraments of Penance (Confession), Communion (Holy Eucharist) and Extreme Unction (the Last Rites) administered by the parish priest whose signature is below
by erudita74
02 Nov 2022, 15:27
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Birth Record Translation
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Birth Record Translation

The record reads " ex familia Righi." Righi is still a surname in Torino. I don't know why there's an "o" in the surname in the margin.
by erudita74
11 Oct 2022, 22:46
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Baptism Record Of Rosario Rivituso
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Baptism Record Of Rosario Rivituso

January 2,1893

Baptism of Grazia Rivituso, born today
Father: Rosario;
Mother: Maria Antonia di Martino,
a married couple
Godparents: Vincenzo Nicoletti and Grazia di Martino, his mother in law
by erudita74
30 Sep 2022, 12:58
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Province of Agrigento church records published!
Replies: 17
Views: 960

Re: Province of Agrigento church records published!

mmogno wrote: 29 Sep 2022, 22:56 Marriage record dated Nov 16, 1711. For Giovanni Scoma and Anna La Barbera. Folio 319, image 194
Thank you so much, G. I have no idea how you were able to get such a clear image. Your never cease to amaze me.

Erudita
by erudita74
30 Sep 2022, 12:55
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Province of Agrigento church records published!
Replies: 17
Views: 960

Re: Province of Agrigento church records published!

Once you upload a screen print to your computer files or first paste it to "Paint"(make sure you specify that the screen print be "JPEG") and then upload it to your computer files. Next you use the Attachment feature under New topic to upload your computer saved jpeg photo of th...
by erudita74
29 Sep 2022, 12:17
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Province of Agrigento church records published!
Replies: 17
Views: 960

Re: Province of Agrigento church records published!

I do have the screen print but don't know how to upload it to the forum but, even when not enlarged at all, it seems blurry and is very difficult to decipher.
Erudita
by erudita74
28 Sep 2022, 15:07
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Province of Agrigento church records published!
Replies: 17
Views: 960

Re: Province of Agrigento church records published!

Personally, while I'm grateful to finally have access to church records in my ancestral province of Agrigento, I'm finding this website difficult to navigate. I do see indices in the towns of Menfi and Santa Margherita di Belice, which are two of the towns I need. I found a marriage record in Menfi ...
by erudita74
26 Sep 2022, 17:12
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Church Marriage Record Tranlation Help
Replies: 10
Views: 349

Re: Church Marriage Record Tranlation Help

Russo is Rosa's birth surname, or what we in the U.S. call a maiden name. Priests and their assistants were free to write their records anyway they chose. There was no standard as to what specific info they had to include, when the Council of Trent in the mid 1500s dictated that local parish priests...
by erudita74
22 Sep 2022, 00:35
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: translation of notice for Concepta Scalisi
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: translation of notice for Concepta Scalisi

albaone wrote: 21 Sep 2022, 16:32 Are these the names of towns in Sicily?
NO