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by sacesta
19 Apr 2017, 13:58
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Marriage of Ignazio Amuruso & Francesca
Replies: 1
Views: 411

Marriage of Ignazio Amuruso & Francesca

Looking for a read on the bride's surname (Senia?) and on her mother's name, which appears to begin with the letters CAS.

Record is at top right. Grazie per l'aiuto!

Steve

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1 ... cat=730834
by sacesta
18 Apr 2017, 16:34
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Marriage of Antonio Vona & Giovanna Catalano 1783
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: Marriage of Antonio Vona & Giovanna Catalano 1783

I'm embarrassed. The answer is so obvious. Of course Jo Batistae stands for Giovanni Battista, or John the Baptist. Thanks for your help!
by sacesta
18 Apr 2017, 15:25
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Marriage of Antonio Vona & Giovanna Catalano 1783
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: Marriage of Antonio Vona & Giovanna Catalano 1783

Here's Giovanna's death record. Her father's given name appears to be something like Jo Baptistae. Is the Jo an abbreviation of Joseph or Jacopo or something similar?

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1 ... cat=731421
by sacesta
18 Apr 2017, 00:54
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Marriage of Antonio Vona & Giovanna Catalano 1783
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Marriage of Antonio Vona & Giovanna Catalano 1783

Can someone take a stab at the bride's father's given name on this record of marriage? It's the middle record on the right side. Thanks.

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by sacesta
05 Apr 2017, 00:34
Forum: Locations in Italy
Topic: Calatafimi - Partial Guide to Volume Structures
Replies: 10
Views: 2345

Re: Calatafimi - Partial Guide to Volume Structures

The attached document is a revised version of the previous attachments. This one is re-arranged by record type rather than parish. Many new volumes have been added, some minor errors have been corrected, and the document has been cleaned up of redundant information. If you find any errors, please le...
by sacesta
04 Apr 2017, 02:52
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Find birth record from worm eaten index
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: Find birth record from worm eaten index

There's not much there to decipher but the date does fall between May and July.
by sacesta
03 Apr 2017, 23:52
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Marriage of Rocco di Aguanno & Margarita ?? 1599
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: Marriage of Rocco di Aguanno & Margarita ?? 1599

Steve I'm not sure of the date of the marriage, but I do see a date of Sept 12, 1599 later in the record. Both of Rocco's parents were deceased. The bride's parents were alive. I am reading the surname as "la brunetta." I see that Brunetta is currently a surname in the town of Salemi in Trapani pro...
by sacesta
03 Apr 2017, 15:49
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Marriage of Rocco di Aguanno & Margarita ?? 1599
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Marriage of Rocco di Aguanno & Margarita ?? 1599

I need some help deciphering this marriage record. The year of marriage is 1599, but the precise date eludes me and may be missing. Rocco's parents are Joseph and Vincenza di Aguanno. Vincenza's maiden name does not appear to be disclosed. Margarita's parents appear to be Francesco and Elisabetta, b...
by sacesta
03 Apr 2017, 00:08
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Difficult read: Marriage of Giovanni Lombardo & Maria
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Difficult read: Marriage of Giovanni Lombardo & Maria

I'm not 100% certain this is the marriage record of my ancestor Giovanni Lombardo. Looking for some help reading this. The date appears to be the 23rd of Nov 1650. There were no legitimate impediments to this marriage. The bride's given name appears to be Maria, but I'm not sure of the surname. Cres...
by sacesta
29 Mar 2017, 01:50
Forum: Italian History & Culture
Topic: Assuming name of deceased sibling?
Replies: 1
Views: 943

Re: Assuming name of deceased sibling?

Well, I found Catarina's record of death and she did, in fact, die at the young age of 14 in 1769. It seems almost certain that her younger sister Giovanna assumed her name and married Vito Sparacino as Catarina.

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by sacesta
29 Mar 2017, 01:05
Forum: Italian History & Culture
Topic: Assuming name of deceased sibling?
Replies: 1
Views: 943

Assuming name of deceased sibling?

Was it customary in Sicily for a sibling to assume the given name of an elder deceased sibling? One roadblock I have in my family tree involved the mother of Antonina Sparacino. On Antonina's record of marriage it clearly states that her parents were Vito Sparacino and Giovanna Amoroso. I have never...