Accessing Italian Churches and Parish Records

by Shayna Nardi     Accessing parish records was one of the challenges and goals for my recent genealogy trip to Italy. I used Ann’s video and Trafford Cole’s Italian Genealogical Records: How to Use Italian Civil, Ecclesiastical & Other Records in Family History Research to guide me.     Even small Italian towns can have numerous churches, but … Continue reading

Funeral rites

Taking photos at funerals isn’t usually considered in good taste but here is a photos taken in the early 1900’s. Note the rough stone walls and the beautiful tapestry hung to conceal them for the formal photos. Note too the traditional caps of Ciociara worn by the older ladies. Thank you Linda for sharing this … Continue reading

Antenati News – Cremona, Cuneo and Enna now on line

Ninth Publication of New Archives and Documents We proceeded to upload the digitisation of civil status registers by augmenting the Italian Civil Status of the State Archives of Cremona. With this publication, an additional 20,135 records and 1,820,593images are accessible and usable online. We proceeded to upload the digitisation of civil status registers by increasing the State Archives of Cuneo and Enna. … Continue reading

High definition image – New instructions

Download an app called STICKY NOTES – Open a new note. Copy and paste the following onto the sticky note. https://iiif-antenati.san.beniculturali.it/iiif/2/ NUMBER OF IMAGE/full/full/0/default.jpg IF you don’t have two screens, first open the sticky note, then open your browser and adjust the size so you can see the above link on the sticky note at … Continue reading

Frosinone Handbook ADDITIONS

I knew when I hit the ‘publish’ button that this would be a book that would always need to be revised. I promised purchasers that I would publish additions and revisions as I learned of them. I have prepared these pages in a form that you can print, and add to the book or you … Continue reading

High Definition Images

The antenati site has responded to your request for thumbnails but it would seem that the ability to save high definition images using the instructions I posted in an earlier post has been disabled. I don’t know if this was a consequence of their actions or a deliberate action to prevent the downloading of the … Continue reading

Antenati to begin uploading thumbnails

https://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.it/start-generation-of-image-thumbnails/?lang=en Antenati have started the production and display of image thumbnails. The thumbnails with the Ancestors logo will gradually disappear to make way for the actual previews of the pages of all the registers that can be consulted on the Portal. Considering the amount of usable registers and images (to date: 1,599,498 registers and 118,699,061 of digital objects), the … Continue reading

Antenati: Biella, Bari, Prato and Como and Palermo additions

The Antenati site have uploaded the civil registers belonging to the State Archives of Biella and added to the State Archives of Bari the publication of 1,792 new registers (1929-1935) in the fonds “Italian Civil Status”, the State Archives of Prato with the publication of three new fonds (Municipality and Community of Prato, Napoleonic civil status, Restoration civil status) and the … Continue reading

Genealogy Records Handbook Testimonial

http://www.facebook.com/95557629419/posts/10159924801004420/ I’ve had my “Genealogy Records Handbook” for a few weeks now and love it! I’ve been using Angel Research for 5 years and extremely happy with the information they have provided for me to grow my family tree. The information is this book is wonderful and will allow me to keep on expanding my … Continue reading

Here’s An Extremely Fascinating And Extremely Gross History Of How The Ancient Romans Went To The Bathroom