After writing Rabbit Hole Genealogy Fun – Death Record of Irene Albina Marano in Capestrano, Italy final week, I made a decision that I had a lot enjoyable doing it that I’d make it a weekly occasion (if I can discover the time or bear in mind to go down a rabbit gap). So welcome to “Rabbit Holes With Randy.”
I spent about two hours on this rabbit gap at present, and efficiently discovered the start document for my grandsons’ 2nd great-grandmother, Maria Loreta Cerasoli (1871-1940). I solely had details about her from a number of on-line household timber. These timber mentioned she was born in Capestrano, L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy in 1871, married in 1895 in Capestrano to Giuseppe “Joseph” DeMilio (1870-1930), migrated to the USA, settled in Iron county, Michigan, and died there, leaving 9 youngsters together with my grandsons’ nice grandmother, Clara DeMilio (1911-2012).
Since Maria was born in 1871, the information for her start and her marriage are usually not within the State Archives information posted on the Antenati Portale web site – they cowl 1809-1865 and 1911-1943. So Antenati is not going to have Maria’s start document or marriage document.
I looked for details about Capestrano and L’Aquila state on Wikipedia, Google Maps, the FamilySearch Wiki, and the FamilySearch Catalog at present.
Fortunately, the FamilySearch Catalog has the Civil Registers for the years 1865 to 1944 in digital microfilm obtainable to me at residence. The sooner years (1809-1865) are on digital microfilm however I can solely view them at a FamilySearch Heart. Right here is the Catalog entry for the Capestrano information:
The purple sentence close to the underside of the picture says that the “Information of Italy, L’Aquila, Civil Registration (State Archive) can be found on-line, click on right here.” After I clicked “right here” I bought the listed database for the gathering, however it’s lacking 1866 to 1910.
As well as, this database had no entries from Capestrano for any 12 months.
So again to the “remainder of the web page” within the Catalog:
Observe that the information for 1809 to 1865 have the digital camera with the important thing over it, which means I can not see these information at residence and must go to the FamilySearch Library to entry them.
On the backside of the web page are the later years:
The information from 1866 to 1910 can be found to me at residence. The 1871 start knowledge is within the “Nati, publicazioni, matrimoni, morti 1866-1887” collection on Film number 2013834, Items 2-6.
The digital microfilm for this movie has 3,100 photos, and I need Merchandise 2 on this movie.
The primary Merchandise on the movie was for an additional L’Aquila city, and Merchandise 2 was the start information.
Fortunately, I found that every 12 months of the Start information had an index at the back of every register, so for 1871 it appears like this:
The second entry from the underside within the left column lists “Cerasoli Maria Loreta” with quantity 67 within the 1871 start register.
I browsed again to picture 697 and noticed Maria’s start document close to the underside of the left-hand web page persevering with to the highest of the right-hand web page (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99WR-KZYW?i=696&cc=2043786&cat=399605):
I can not learn the Italian however I can select the kid’s title, the start date of 18 August 1871, and the dad and mom names of Carlo Cerasoli (son of Emidio) and Albina Marano (daughter of Giandomenico).
I saved the document to my pc information, after which crafted the supply:
“Registri dello stato civile dir Capestrano (L’Aquila), 1809-1910,” FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 6 December 2021), authentic ebook, “L’Aquila > Capestrano > Nati, pubblicazioni, matrimoni, morti 1866-1887,” Anno 1871, Registro de Nati, picture 697 of 3100, No. 67, Maria Loreta Cerasoli start entry; additionally on FamilySearch Microfilm 2,013,834, Merchandise 2.
For some cause the FamilySearch created supply quotation (on the “Info” tab on the picture above, not proven) has a special picture quantity:
“Italia, L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Stato Civile (Tribunale), 1824-1910,” photos, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99WR-KZYW?cc=2043786&wc=M7SM-J6D%3A349599601%2C349658301%2C349658302 : 22 Could 2014), L’Aquila > Capestrano > Nati, pubblicazioni, matrimoni, morti 1866-1887 > picture 516 of 2919; Tribunale di L’Aquila (L’Aquila Courtroom, L’Aquila).
The FamilySearch everlasting hyperlink goes to the identical document in a second FamilySearch digital microfilm set. The picture URLs are the identical as much as the ? within the URLs.
Now that I discovered that FamilySearch has the start, marriage and demise information for 1809 to 1944, I can do extra looking out right here, though Antenati has a search facility for 1809 to 1865 and 1911 to 1943.
So this was one other enjoyable escape into the rabbit gap of family tree analysis and I had a number of enjoyable doing it. I will show this course of to the CVGS Analysis Group on Wednesday.
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