Are there any updates to available records for Sicily please?

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I am having trouble tracing my husband's family in the early 1700s and back into the 1600s. Have the church records for the Diocese of Cefalu' been digitized and placed online anywhere yet? What about the 1714 and 1748 Revili Censuses and earlier censuses?

I am finding there are Centanni and Solito in both Sicily and in Naples (Sicilia and Napoli). I can not connect my husband's Italian famiies to any in Naples because the connection is probably in the early 1700s or sometime in the 1600s. The town where his family was born, Alia, Sicilia was founded in 1615, and I may need to find his ancestors back that far in Sicily if they came to the area when the town was founded.

In particular, I need to know if we connect to Filippo Centanni, born about 1725 and who are Filippo's ancestors? He is the only Centanni we can find before 1748 in Alia.

Thank you!

Sharon Troy Centanne
WikiTree profile: Filippo Centanni
in The Tree House by Anonymous Troy G2G6 Pilot (156k points)

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I check the Atenati site pretty regularly--it is an ongoing process. Currently, for Sicily, the map shows Green for Palermo only, several yellows & reds and (sadly) a few blacks.

  • Green, if the files have been entirely published;
  • Yellow, if the publication is in progress or has been just partially published;
  • Red, if the civil status file hasn’t been yet published but the digitalization is still in progress;
  • Black, if the Civil Registry files are not available in the competent State Archive.

 Go to home page->click "the land & the sources"  the zoom in on the map to see Sicily's info.....

Wherever you see one of those icons on the map--you'll find the subheading on the scroll-able list to the left of the map...for instance Palermo & Caltanisetta etc......

by Nick Andreola G2G6 Mach 7 (71.3k points)
selected by Anonymous Troy
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It appears that the Riveli for Alia (including those for 1714 and 1747/48) have been digitised by the LDS, but they can be viewed only at a Family History Center or Affiliate Library: see It seems they also have all the other Riveli for Sicily, under the same conditions.

by Anonymous Geschwind G2G6 Mach 8 (83.8k points)

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