Genealogists need to document their own history. This article is a review of the past week. I have so many contacts throughout the course of a week that it is easy to forget if I don't write it down.
Monday, October 24, 2022
Monday, September 5, 2022
Some memories are impossible to forget.
So it is with this story that was told to us by Maria Rita Barretta. This is a rough translation of the original Italian story written by Maria. The original Italian version is shown below the English version.
Alcuni ricordi sono impossibili da dimenticare. Così è con questa storia che ci è stata raccontata da Maria Rita Barretta. Questa è una traduzione approssimativa della storia italiana originale scritta da Maria. La versione originale italiana è riportata sotto la versione inglese.
Maria Rita Barretta published on Facebook September 3, 2022
Francesca Parisi was born in Lentini on 20 September 1884 and on 2 March 1902 she married the 25-year-old Giuseppe Greco.
Friday, May 20, 2022
With the recent release of the Carlentini records at the Portale Antenati, we now have access from home to almost all of the civil records of Carlentini. One exception is a group of death records from 1893-1899.
I recently received copies of the death record index pages for the years 1893-1899 from the Archivio di Stato di Siracusa. I publish them here for all to access.
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Are you searching for the death record of an ancestor that died in Carlentini? Then you will love this collection of images that contain the indexes to the death records of Carlentini from 1820-1871. You will currently need to visit a Family History Center operated by FamilySearch.org or a FamilySearch affiliate library to see the death record itself. These indexes will give you the date of death and the Atto number to help you find it and confirm that it is your ancestor.
Once you find the death record, you can use this document to help you translate it from Italian to English:
Carlentini Morti Index 1820 DGS# 7843328 Images 366-369
This first group of four images from 1820 is in chronological order. These are great because they include the names of the mother and the father. At first the months are spelled out but when the transcriber got to October they abbreviated it as 8tre. November is 9tre and December is Xtre.
The column headings are translated as follows:
Num. d' Ordine= Number in Order
Cognomi, e Nomi dei Genitori= Surname and Given Names of Parents
Giorno della morte= Day of Death
Osservazioni= Observations or notes
If you are using a computer, you can click on the images to enlarge them. Then you can open an image in a new window and Zoom in even closer. You may prefer to download them to your computer for easier access. I hope you do as that will help to preserve the images if anything happens to this blog post.
These three images from 1821 are in chronological order and also include the mother and father's names. It would be really great if we could get some volunteers to transcribe these chronological indexes into alphabetical order.
Here is the beginning of 1822.
These three images are 1823.
In 1824 there are also three images.
1826 There is only one image here.
1827 Two images
Here we have a large gap where we need to insert the images from 1828-1839.
1840 begins here and something terrible must have happened because we have 11 images labeled as 1840.
The first image was labeled: Carlentini Morti Index 1840 Film 1438747 Image 1785. This group of six images runs through image number 1790.
The preceding image appears go through September 1840.
The second group of 1840 images begins here beginning with this one labeled: Carlentini Morti Index 1840 Film 1438747 Image 1809 and the second image number 1810. The first death is dated 8 November 1840.
The last death on the preceding page is dated 9 December 1840.
Here begins Carlentini Morti Index 1840 Film 1438747 Image 1833. The first death is 9 Dec 1840 and there are two images in this sequence.
The last index for 1840 is labeled as follows: Carlentini Morti Index 1840 Film 1438747 Image 1844. The year 1840 appears to have been a horrible epidemic. My guess would have been cholera which was prevalent throughout Europe in the 1840s.
1841 begins here and there are only four images. The first one is labeled: Carlentini Morti Index 1841 Film 1438747 Image 1915. You would use this film number to view the full death records that are indexed here.
1842 three images from Film 1438747 Images 1969-1971. This is the last set of indexes that are in chronological order.
1843 five images Carlentini Morti Index 1843 Film 1438747 Images 2069-2073 in alphabetical order.
1844 five images- Carlentini Morti Index 1844 Film 1438748 Images 055-059. Please note that we have also begun a new microfilm number.
1845 five images - Carlentini Morti Index 1845 Film 1438748 Image 142 through Image 146 in alphabetical order.
1846 five images- Carlentini Morti Index 1846 Film 1438748 Image 236 through Image 240.
1847 four images- Carlentini Morti Index 1847 Film 1438748 Image 320 through Image 323.
1848 four images- Carlentini Morti Index 1848 Film 1438748 Images 403 through 406.
1849 six images- Carlentini Morti Index 1849 Film 1438748 Images 494-497.
1850 four images- Carlentini Morti Index 1850 Film 1438748 Images 595-598.
1851 three images- Carlentini Morti Index 1851 Film 1438748 Images 661-663.
1852 five images- Carlentini Morti Index 1852 Film 1438748 Images 745-749.
1866 two images - Carlentini Morti Index 1866 Film 1438748 Images 1872-1873.
Most of these indexes that follow do not contain the names of the father or the mother which decreases their value. If you find a matching name, you will need to verify that it is the right person by viewing the actual death record.
1867 two images and a new microfilm number - Carlentini Morti Index 1867 Film 1438749 Images 64 and 65.