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by Primo Mattino
01 May 2021, 20:28
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: ATTI DI MATRIMONIO IN REGGIO DI CALABRIA
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: ATTI DI MATRIMONIO IN REGGIO DI CALABRIA

We're peers so I know what you mean. On the other hand, I realize that what we do will never end anyway and therefore I don't think about reaching the end goal. When I started digitizing the parish registers of the area where I live a little more than 10 years ago, after 4 heart attacks, I never tho...
by Primo Mattino
01 May 2021, 18:13
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: ATTI DI MATRIMONIO IN REGGIO DI CALABRIA
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: ATTI DI MATRIMONIO IN REGGIO DI CALABRIA

The French imposed the registry office in 1808 and started it in 1809. Between 1810 and 1818 they were beaten back several times and in those years the registry office was not kept. In Reggio in particular, they thought they were getting rid of those French capers, but when the Ancien Regime returne...
by Primo Mattino
01 May 2021, 12:37
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: ATTI DI MATRIMONIO IN REGGIO DI CALABRIA
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: ATTI DI MATRIMONIO IN REGGIO DI CALABRIA

All the marriages of Reggio from 1809-1865 are indexed on my website. (by the way, untill 1864 it was just Reggio and not Reggio Calabria).
You will encouter the surnames Labate also as Labbate, L'Abate, L'Abbate, Abate, Abbate and Ieracà as Jeracà, Jiracà, Ijracà, Jracà, and Iracà.
by Primo Mattino
14 Jan 2021, 23:00
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Italian Parish Records
Replies: 3
Views: 667

Re: Italian Parish Records

Yes indeed, what a beautiful website! And you can also place your donations there! Too bad they stole pretty much everything from my website, 12 years of my life, and that without even letting me know, let alone asking permission or adding a reference to the source . And now I also read on that webs...
by Primo Mattino
10 Aug 2020, 10:14
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Italian Parish Records
Replies: 6
Views: 794

Re: Italian Parish Records

No, I'm sorry Nicemusic, that's outside my area.
by Primo Mattino
08 Aug 2020, 00:28
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Italian Parish Records
Replies: 6
Views: 794

Re: Italian Parish Records

What is so great about this website? They just took the work I have done for more than 10 years and use it on their site not even giving me one simple notice or mentioning their source. They even have the utter brutality to use the "© 2020 All Rights Reserved" notice en mentioning "By...
by Primo Mattino
07 May 2020, 15:31
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Birth Record and in search of Adoption Record?
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Re: Birth Record and in search of Adoption Record?

You could call the Archivio Diocesano di Palermo http://www.asdpa.arcidiocesi.palermo.it/consultazione.html and ask if they have the archive of the Brefotrofio or know where it is. Here in Italy the archives of institutions that no longer exist are handled very carelessly. In Reggio Calabria I happe...
by Primo Mattino
07 Apr 2020, 15:59
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Schiavone — Barletta
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: Schiavone — Barletta

The age on marriage certificates was generally correct. The bride and groom had to present a copy of the birth certificate (a copy of the baptismal certificate in the early years of the civil registry) before the marriage could take place. The age on a marriage certificate is therefore almost always...
by Primo Mattino
01 Apr 2020, 16:34
Forum: Locations in Italy
Topic: Members living in Italy
Replies: 22
Views: 2556

Re: Members living in Italy

I live in a small village on the shore of the Ionian Sea on the most southern part of the mainland. There has not been one case of the bug in our village. The supermarkets have everything one needs. Everyday I take a walk on the beach and a dive in the sea. The only disadvantage for me is that the a...
by Primo Mattino
21 Feb 2020, 17:25
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: The mystery of Natale Calabrese
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: The mystery of Natale Calabrese

You should not worry too much about different names for the same person. It is a total mindfuck, I know, but get used to it. These things are happening untill today in small communities. I have a brother in law whose name is Cesare. His parents have chosen this name because a close friend of my fath...
by Primo Mattino
17 Feb 2020, 14:45
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Found a record in the index but it's not digitized - what are my options?
Replies: 14
Views: 1478

Re: Found a record in the index but it's not digitized - what are my options?

That's not Angela, but Grazia. Marra is one of the most common names in the area north of Reggio. You cannot just pick up some Angela Marra somewhere and presume that's your Angela. Unfortunately the parish records for Ortì Superiore before 1819 are lost. In Ortì inferiore I did not detect any Franc...
by Primo Mattino
09 Feb 2020, 23:30
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Which Anna Cagliostro? [Reggio Calabria]
Replies: 8
Views: 1018

Re: Which Anna Cagliostro? [Reggio Calabria]

Your Anna Cagliostro was baptized as Lucia Cagliostro 19 august 1830, daughter of Giuseppe and Francesca Suraci.
Don't worry. It happened many times a person went bij another name in stead of his/her baptize name. The marriage act gives the clue.
by Primo Mattino
09 Feb 2020, 23:13
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Which Anna Cagliostro? [Reggio Calabria]
Replies: 8
Views: 1018

Re: Which Anna Cagliostro? [Reggio Calabria]

Civil marriage Santo Stefano 14 april 1856 Antonino Scarfone di Giuseppe and Carmela Pratticò with Lucia Anna Cagliostro di Giuseppe and Francesca Soraci. Both are born in Santo Stefano. No ages given.
by Primo Mattino
09 Feb 2020, 23:03
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Which Anna Cagliostro? [Reggio Calabria]
Replies: 8
Views: 1018

Re: Which Anna Cagliostro? [Reggio Calabria]

15 april 1856 Santo Stefano: Church marriage between Antonino Scarfone fu Giuseppe and Anna Cagliostro fu Giuseppe.
Unfortunately that is all there is.