Search of the week – More of a curiosity!

While searching the Stato d’Anime of 1843 for a client I came to the final pages where the recorder had written the names of the local Sacerdote (priests)  followed by the Chierici (administrative priests, assistant’s to the priests, clerks etc.), then the Chierici coniugati (married clerks), Chierici Vedove (widowed clerks) and finally Chierici bigami (bigamous … Continue reading

SEARCH OF THE WEEK -CATASTO ONCIARO OF SORA 1740

This week’s featured search was for the noble family Carrara of Sora.  After following the direct line using the Register of the Population and civil records we moved to the parish records of Santa Restituta where we were lucky to find a series of Stato d’Anime dated 1745-1788. Before searching the Catasto Onciaro it is … Continue reading

Italian census records

I see a lot of posts on message boards asking about Italian Census records.  There really aren’t any of the type you see in North America or the United Kingdom. This photo is an example of how a census was conducted.  Each person in the town had a personal record card indicating all their personal … Continue reading

Repeat customers

Having a former client return for additional research gives me a great satisfaction.  My ability to ‘stage’ your research to accommodate your budget, your own need to do the research yourself (in the microfilms or on-line) or to take a break due to family committments, can make family history research a pleasure and not just … Continue reading

A great example of interpretation.

Irene was asked to translate military documents for two brothers that covered both world war periods.  One brother had emigrated to America, the other remained with his family in Italy. The translations were relatively simple, however, there were several periods of ‘leave’ granted to one brother.  One specified that it was to await his brother’s … Continue reading