Has anyone else been "reading" the un-indexed Italian records over at FamilySearch?

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I don't understand Italian but my friend is Google Translate.  I know all my Italian ancestors are from Palermo, luckily that's not a big city or anything.  the point is, if you have ever tried to find something in those records, you will be as excited as I am that I actually found a death record for a person in my family tree!  I'm a little sad also because the kid had to be less than 14, but still.  It's my first cousin, 3 times removed!  Francesco Paolo Scalici died in October 1869 on image 119 of 2942.  Uh huh!
in The Tree House by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (538k points)
Yes I am looking at civil register vital records at Family Search (Torino, Ivrea then by comune: Pertusio and Prascorsano so far) (birth, marriage and death) in Italian records. I am learning Italian to do this. I have a cousin in Pertusio, Italy. He corrects me when I am wrong.

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That’s really great, Lucy. While all of my ancestors, at least the more recent ones are all British, I kinda envy folks who, to me, have more exotic ancestry. So cool.
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Well, you should live on Long Island like I do.  I think everyone is of Italian or, better yet, Sicilian descent.  But like they always say, "There are two types of people in the world, Italians, and those that wish they were!"
Always a great riposte! I’ve gotta remember that one and just insert Scottish!

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