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New! Aerial Video of Your Ancestral house and town!

19 Dec

Introducing our AWESOME new service ! Available for anywhere in Italy. We can provide a video (or aerial photos) of your ancestor’s house and town by drone (of about 10 minutes long).  Customized for your specific needs. Travel to the site fees apply. (Based in Central Italy). Starting at  $997

A wonderful treasure from Sicily has just arrived -Caccamo and the 1500s !

20 Nov

03ScelsaGiacomo year 1584 vol 72 pg195

“Rivelli”, (census records), spanning 1584 to 1755 ! Research was done on two different surnames, and all residents by those surnames were extracted. They give the head of the family (and that person’s father), his wife, and a list of all the children and their ages. They  also mention boarders or servants residing in the house.

Following the names, the body then gets into the details about property holdings. For example, “one house of seven rooms in the quarter San Michele in Caccamo ; one land (extension two tumoli) with vineyard in the feud Ginestra ; In 1681 master Carlo owned: Equipment of shoemaker; one house in the quarter San Filippo in Caccamo, assigned to his son cleric Giuseppe; one vineyard consisting of 1500 vines in the feud San Leonardo, assigned to his son cleric Giuseppe; In 1636 Antonio son of Innocenzo owned: one little house in the quarter Castle in Caccamo; one vineyard consisting of 400 vines in the district Mandra Nuova; one she-ass [and also gives the values of each item]

Some of the collection includes notarial notes in Latin. There are 134 pages to be studied and translated. When finished it will be a great treasure to have !  Former Caccamo clients are anxiously waiting to hear if any of their ancestors are mentioned as Scelsa or Giovenco family neighbors. This is an amazing project of great excitement ! For sure the family will then want to go and see these properties in person. Research can also be done to investigate the current situation with these properties.

Avigliano (Province Potenza)

29 Oct

If you have the surname COVIELLO on your family tree, and your ancestors came from Avigliano, the Pallante Center has extensive research already done. Chances are high that you can tie into a pre-existing tree. It’s possible that you may only need one full research session.

Biccari

6 Jul

Biccari ancestors – We can easily arrange to have baptisms searched all the way back to the 1500s !
original hand written documents

Get New Relatives !

31 May

We can help you find your lost cousins in Italy. Do you have living relatives in your ancestral village today?
(May require some document research for a generation or two before links to the present residents can be made)

Biccari baptisms 1554-1920 $45 each – special offer

27 May

photocopies of the full orginal handwritten baptism records !
3 for $100

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