Italy, Siracusa, Sortino, Parocchia di San Giovanni Apostolo ed Evangelista, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Italy, Siracusa, Sortino, Parrocchia di San Giovanni Apostolo ed Evangelista, Catholic Church Records, 1562-1937 .
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|Sortino, Siracusa, Italy|
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|Title in the Language:||Italia, Siracusa, Sortino, Parrocchia di San Giovanni Apostolo ed Evangelista, Registri Parrocchiali, 1562-1937|
|San Giovanni Apostolo ed Evangelista Parish, Sortino, Italy|
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This is a collection of Catholic Church records from the parish of San Sulpizio in Biella for the years 1562 to 1937. The collection contains images of baptisms, marriages and deaths from the Parrocchia di San Giovanni Apostolo ed Evangelista within the Comune of Sortino, Province of Siracusa, Italy.
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