Shared Photo: Death Certificate for Rosario Centanni, III of Alia, Sicilia

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Wonderful new find! Sicilian death records online at Familysearch.now.

LDS FHC Film # 005400322

https://familysearch.org/search/film/005400322?owc=collection%2F1947613%2Fwaypoints&wc=MDBD-G29%3A245877601%2C246745301%3Fcc%3D1947613&cc=1947613

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I wanted to share this family photo of Rosario Centanni with the community. Location: 25 Mercato Street, Alia, Sicilia. Date: unknown.
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WikiTree profile: Rosario Centanni
in The Tree House by Anonymous Troy G2G6 Pilot (155k points)
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Thanks for sharing this.  FamilySearch.org has an excellent collection of Italy civil records, and I understand that it recently struck an agreement with the Italian government to publish all available historic (believe that means pre-1910) available civil records over the next two or three years.  (Note that some of the records recently added might require that you be at a physical family history center to view the online records).

Also noteworthy for those just starting to research Italian civil records is to make use of the name indices at the end of each year's annual collection as well as the frequently published ten year (decennali) indices.

Buona fortuna!

by T Ruggiero G2G3 (3.7k points)
Grazie, T. Ruggiero! I have been busy making Microsoft Excel files of people in the dicennali indecies. Just Centanni right now, but later 20 or more other families. I want to add all the Alia families to wikitree, and I am trying to match the records  with the 100s of Aliese I have posted here already so I don't make too many duplicates :) These records were new to me because I didn't realize Termini Immersi was a records center for many villages. It is going to be a busy year getting all these folks on wikitree, and perhaps some other Italian Roots folks will want to help with various surnames and One Name Studies.

I still want the earlier records however. The church in Alia was founded in 1630. I need records from 1630 to 1725 and wonder if they exist or if they were destroyed over time by fire, floods, vermin, etc. I hope the Catholic church lets LDS film them. I don't know of any other church in Alia. There may be a synagogue in Alia or somewhere nearby too, because I understand some folks in Alia were Jewish.or had Jewish Roots .

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