104Exciting opportunity for ITRI research
- Jul 11, 2005Dear fellow FraDiavolo members,
I hired a professional genealogist to research the Itri Census of
1754 for our ancestors' town of Itri. This census is called the
Catasto Onciario. I'm very excited.
He is going to type out for me from the Latin records the names of
every family living in Itri in the year 1754, along with ages and
occupations of every family member. I have agreed to send him 1000
Euro (about $1200) for his services.
My goal is to split this cost with at least 9 other people. With
nine people contributing, I would be able to send everyone their own
copy for only $120 each. This cost is much less than what the
Archives in Naples charges for photocopies of every page.
Obviously, the cost will drop even more with more people.
To put it all in perspective, thousands of letters are written every
year to the archives in Naples (where the records are kept) by
people requesting this genealogical information. From what I have
heard it may take months or years to get a response after sending
multiple letters. By doing it this way, he has started the research
already (today) and it will be done by the end of the month. A
neatly typed, clear list of every family in Itri in 1754 could be in
everyone's hands this summer!
The catasto is an invaluable resource for our research. It would
allow us to discover our earliest known Itrani ancestors. I have
been to both the Itri town hall and searched through the parish
records of Itri. None of that information goes as far back as
1754. Sadly,most of the old church records were destroyed by
bombing in World War II.
If anyone is serious enough about discovering their Itri family
roots and would like a copy of the 1754 Catasto Onciario of Itri,
please send me an email. I'm sure this rich archive of information
would provide us with a wealth of new discoveries for our family
trees. I'll keep everyone posted. Remember, the more people we
get, the lower the cost!
Tanti Saluti a Tutti!!
Cranston, RI, USA
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