Thursday, January 8, 2015

New Website for La Memoria dei Sacramenti

In 2013, I posted the following:

"An exciting new initiative is making Italian ecclesiastical records more easily available and found.  The website is called La Memoria dei Sacramenti and is an interdiocese initiative to preserve these records and record where the original records can be found.

This is not a digitization project but rather a portal through which to find what records are available for a particular parish, gain permission to research the records on-site, or through which to order extracts, certified copies, or digital images of the documents.  Additionally, each one of the registers will be indexed by name and you can perform a search of the database for your ancestor's records.

The website also provides a means of searching for parishes and civil jurisdictions (pre-1901) by the name of a particular town which may help you narrow down what parishes may need to be searched.

Still in the beginning stages, there is much work to do.  Currently, five regions have records within their database:
  • Liguria (currently only the province of Genova)
  • Sicilia (currently only the province of Enna)
  • Toscana (currently the provinces of Arezzo, Firenze, Grosseto, Livorno, Pisa, and Siena)
  • Sardegna (currently only the province of Cagliari)
  • Veneto (currently only the province of Vicenza)"

This site can now be found at: La Memoria dei Sacramenti  This appears to be a website they used before moving to the one referenced in 2013. However, there appears to be new entries.

Excitingly, some of these records are now being indexed and the indexes placed online! However, most just tell you what is in a parish's collection and where to find it. This can be a valuable resource in itself. An example of one of the entries listing available records is:

Abbadia di Gracciano - S. Pietro

Battesimi
1628-1664
1640-1648
1650-1655
1664-1704
1704-1752
1752-1786
1791-1810
1808-1832
Matrimoni
1610-1704
1650-1655
1704-1752
1753-1777
1777-1809
1808-1832
1832-1884
Sepolture
1601-1669
1644-1648
1670-1704
1704-1752
1752-1784
1784-1794
1794-1810
1794-1809
1810-1828
1832-1863
1863-1902
1900-1916

Stati d'anime
 1624
1631
1641
1644-1645 (2 unità)
1647-1651 (5 unità)
1653
1657-1658 (2 unità)
1661-1666
1673
1682
1686
1694
1714
1719
1721
1731-1732 (2 unità)
1740-1741 (2 unità)
1761
1796-1802 (7 unità)
1804-1810 (7 unità)
1815


A list of available parishes by town can be found here.

A list of available parishes by diocese can be found here.

Happy researching!

2 comments:

Olivia Buda said...

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