Papal States

Towns in the former Papal States can present some problems for those researching their family tree since these towns did not start keeping civil records until around 1870 and many did not make the traditional ‘second copy’ of every record.  It was these duplicate records that were eventually sent to the State Archives.  The Mormon … Continue reading

Supino in Festa

Supino is a small mountain top town in the former Papal States.  September 5th a festa was staged in honour of San Rocco.  About 5000 people gathered from the surrounding towns to watch a 2 hour long free concert by singer Anna Tatangelo.  Pannini with ‘porchetta’ (roast pork sandwiches) and beer were served in the … Continue reading