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Italy, L'Aquila, Camarda, Parrocchia di San Giovanni Battista, Catholic Church Records, 1606-1941
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Camarda, L'Aquila, Italy
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1606-1941
Languages: Italian
Title in the Language: Italia, L'Aquila, Camarda, Parrocchia di San Giovanni Battista, Registri Parrocchiali, 1606-1941
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This is a collection of Catholic Church records from the parish of San Giovanni Battista within the Frazione of Camarda, Comune of L'Aquila, Province of L'Aquila, Italy. Also included in the collection are church censuses (stato delle anime). These records with cover the years from 1606 to 1941.

Church records are generally kept in bound registers consisting of approximately 100-400 pages per volume. Some registers include an index at the end of each volume. Volumes prior to 1815 were handwritten by the parish priest in narrative form with details of the event and after 1815 the records were handwritten in printed forms. The text of the records is in Italian and partially in Latin.

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in Italian. For help reading them see:

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Italy, L'Aquila, Camarda, Parrocchia di San Giovanni Battista, Catholic Church Records, 1606-1941.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Baptism Records

  • Name of the child
  • Status of legitimacy
  • Names of witnesses
  • Baptism date
  • Child’s birthdate
  • Father’s occupation
  • Family’s place of residence

Marriage Records

  • Names of bride and groom
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of parents
  • Groom's age, occupation, birth place and residence
  • Bride's age, occupation, birth place and residence
  • Names of witnesses

Death Records

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Date and place of death or burial
  • Residence and birthplace of deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Name of spouses and if they are living or deceased

Church Census

  • Names of all the family members living in household
  • Ages of all family members

Italian Church Records

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

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