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The collection consists of images of baptisms, marriages, and deaths from the Archdiocese of Catania (Arcidiocesi di Catania), Catania, Italy. Also includes confirmations (cresime); church censuses (status animarum, stato delle anime); marriage banns (pubblicazioni); marriage contracts (contratti di matrimonio); marriage supplemental documents (allegati di matrimonio); and priesthood ordinations (ordinazioni sacerdotali). Availability of records is largely dependent on time period and locality. Additional images will be added as they become available.
Citation for This Collection
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- Catholic Parishes in Catania. Church records. Arcidiocesi di Catania, Sicily, Italy.
The key genealogical facts found on most birth or baptism records includes:
- Date and time of the event
- Name of the person baptized
- Names of the parents
- Names of the witnesses
- Name of the priest performing the baptism
- In later records, marriage and birth information of the parents
The key genealogical facts found on most marriage records includes:
- Names of the bride and groom
- Names of their parents
- Date of the event
- Names of witnesses
- Name of the priest performing the marriage
- In later records, birth information for the bride and groom
The key genealogical facts found on most burial records includes:
- Name of the deceased
- Names of the parents (if the deceased is a minor)
- Dates of death and burial
- In later records, profession, age of deceased, and cause of death
For details about the contents of these records, their history, and help using them see the wiki article: Italy Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Searching the Images
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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- “Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
- “El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
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