The battle against epidemics in the 1800’s

With all the hype about today’s epidemic of the Coronavirus I couldn’t help rereading a book written and researched by the schoolchildren of Sora 10 years ago about the fight against epidemics in the 1800’s.  I have translated and extracted some of the more interesting information for your entertainment. The two big epidemics of the … Continue reading

How to search the Family Search on-line images.

You would think the same rules would apply as those I wrote about for the Antenati site and they do but only up to a point. Family Search uploaded their films as they appear in the catalogue.  Meaning that if the reel holds more than one type, or year, of records, they all come up … Continue reading

How to search the Antenati site

The ‘search’ function on Ancestry, family search and the Antenati site is a place to start but don’t be discouraged if it doesn’t produce any results.  The indexing project is far from complete and even though ‘your’ names may appear to come up in the search it doesn’t mean they are the right family. Sometimes … Continue reading

Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings for 2020 Thanks to you we have had our best year ever with 124 projects conducted in 64 different towns. We have seen increases in the Province of Latina and Campania and Isernia but the bulk of requests are still in the Province of Frosinone. This year I would like to introduce Serena … Continue reading

Crolla family legacy

Jan’s mother was born in 1937 in England, more than 100 years after her Great Grandfather was born in Fontitune, a small hamlet outside the town of Picinisco.  Her daughter, who is the family genealogist, wanted to walk the streets of her ancestors and convinced her mother and three sisters to accompany her on this … Continue reading

Finding Maria D’Ambrosio

Breaking down a genealogical ‘brick wall’ can be exhilarating but it often happens completely unexpectedly. A brick wall in any project leaves Angel Research always with a name in the back of your mind. We don’t always realize it but in every research we do we are always looking out for those names that stick … Continue reading

UPDATE: Military District of Frosinone – Indexing project – Foglio Matricolare

Il Portale – the website of the Italian Beneculturali which is publishing civil records from all over Italy – yesterday published the information that the digitization of the registers of the ‘Ruoli matricolare’ for the military district of Frosinone was still in progress but that 106,000 records were already accessible. They are still working on … Continue reading

Using Facebook for Genealogy

There are many Facebook pages that focus on Italian Genealogy and there are lots of people helping out with translations and giving guidance on where to find the records. Antenati – il portale del SAN is the Facebook page for antenati and they try to keep us updated with their uploading progress.  Unfortunately the text … Continue reading

Towns in Frosinone that were part of former Vatican States and their available civil records

The towns in the Province of Frosinone listed below were all formerly part of the Vatican States.  Between 1809 and until Napoleon was defeated in 1815 these towns kept civil records like all the other towns in the area controlled by Napoleon.  What happened to these records? It is said that after Napoleon’s defeat the … Continue reading

The ANTENATI site and how to understand what will be uploaded.

There has been much speculation and anticipation about the new ‘Antenati’ site and what records it will contain. The State Archives in Italy house many historical documents including civil records, military records and notarial records which are the records of most interest to Family Tree researchers. The digitzation of records at the Italian State Archives … Continue reading