Archive | October, 2013

Cappucchin Catacombs in Palermo, Sicily

31 Oct


(WARNING ! This video is pretty creepy !)

But we can arrange for you to visit the Cappucchin Catacombs, and also visit other sites around Palermo City, with a private English-speaking tour guide.  We can also arrange a visit to see your ancestral village anywhere in Sicily, including the cemetery. And with some research first, we can see if you have living relatives.

Cappucchin Catacombs in Palermo, Sicily


Death and burial records in Italy. Tombstone photos.

31 Oct

Death and burial records in Italy. Tombstone photos.

The Pallante Center can research death and burial records in Italy, and get photos of tombstones. They usually have a picture of the ancestor ! But even if there is no stone existing, the cemetery office in your ancestral village may have burial information, which could include the names of parents and spouse, that you can match to a known date of birth.

Also, if when your immigrant ancestor left Italy,  there was property left behind that he/she either owned, or had inheritance rights to,  which was never transferred, there may still be unclaimed properties existing in their names.  A search can be done to find out if you may be able to reclaim your ancestors’ property according to Italian succession law.

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