Test Drive #1: Database to search all indexed birth records

Hi all –

I’m fooling around with some free online databases to make all the records I’ve been working on easily searchable. Using a free app on Zoho.com, I think I might have found the right one! My goal is allow you to look up the main data pieces on the record (name, parents, date of birth, record number) and then if you wanted to view actual record you’d know exactly where to go on the Italian National Archives or Family Search websites. It’ll also be good if you’re looking to see if any families appear in more than one town. Care to take a stab at the link below to let me know if it works?

Click here to search all indexed BIRTHS in Pescara.

I’m basically trying to find the most user-friendly interface. All the records there are searchable my clicking “Search” and you can just type the name you’re researching under the appropriate field. For example, if you want to search for individuals with the last name “Trabucco” in the town of Civitaquana, just put Trabucco under Last Name and Civitaquana under Comune.

NOTE: If you put in more than one search term, it will only pull up records that meet ALL of those terms, not records that just meet one or two terms.

Only records for these years are available:
Nocciano births 1833-1896
Civitaquana births 1820-1832, 1845-1846
Rosciano births 1850-1860
Alanno births 1850-1860
Cugnoli births 1840-1860
Pianella births 1854-1865
Catignano births 1840-1860

Let me know what you think!

– Anthony


SAVINI in Nocciano

Since I started amassing a database of people from Nocciano in the 1700s and 1800s, the name SAVINI has appeared so often that you would think the family has been around in the town for centuries, if not longer. With the help of the church records, I’ve been able to bring the SAVINI family all the way back to one individual who moved to Nocciano from Vicoli sometime during the 1700s – Michele Savini. Here’s how. While I don’t have any direct SAVINI ancestors, many in the family have married cousins and aunts and uncles 100-200 years ago, so their descendants end up related to me one way or another.

Michele Savini (abt. 1710-1787) & Rosalia (abt. 1713-1788)
(unconfirmed) Valeriano Savini (abt. 1740-1786), m: Anna Rosa Angelucci in 1769 (child: Giustino Antonio Francesco Paolo Savini), m: Cecilia Marcucci in 1771 (children: Angela, Francesco, Lucia, Domenica, Angela Maria Savini
– Silvestro Savini (abt. 1745-1817), m: Lucia di Felice (children: Giuseppe, Giovanni Evangelista, Francesco Saverio, Angela Nicola, Domenicantonio, Donato Antonio, Palma Antonia Savini)
– Lodovico Savini (abt. 1750), m: Palma di Meco in 1775 (children: Maria Rosa, Nicola Antonio, Nicola, Sabatino Savini), m: Anna Luisa di Profio in 1786 (children: Superna Clara, Domenico Antonio, Orazia Antonia, Maria Grazia Savini)
– Pasquantonio Savini (abt. 1753-1831), m: Domenica Marcucci in 1778 (children: Angelarosa, Annantonia, Maria Rosa, Domenico, Giustino, Nicola Savini)
– Domenica Savini, (abt. 1756-1806) m: Vincenzo di Felice in 1776 (children: Angela Maria, Gemma, Maria Arcangela, Giuseppe Antonio, Lucia, Gaetano di Felice)
– Anna Eleuteria Savini (abt. 1760-1830), m: Gervasio della Piana in 1785 (children: Sabatino, Giovanni Antonio, Annantonia, Giuseppe Camillo, Maria Vincenza, Giovanni Angelo della Piana)
– Anna Cleria Savini, (abt. 1761-1801) m: Domenico della Rosa in 1786 (children: Clemente, Maria Giuseppa della Rosa)

Michele, Rosalia and the children must have moved to Nocciano sometime between 1761 and 1769, since none of the children were born in Nocciano. The first record of them in Nocciano is the first marriage of Valeriano Savini (Image 1):

17 Septembris 1769 in Nocciano
Valerianus Savino Terrae Vicoli, et Anna Rosa Angelucci huius Terrae Nocciani

They had one child and Anna Rosa died a year later in 1770. Valeriano then married Cecilia Marcucci in 1771. They had 5 children, and though none of those baptism records say Valeriano was the son of Michele Savini, it is pretty reasonable to assume so.

Silvestro Savini and his wife Lucia (or Maria) di Felice had 7 children in Nocciano. Since their marriage doesn’t appear in the Nocciano records, they must have gotten married in Alanno or another nearby town. The baptism of Giuseppe Savini connects Silvestro to Michele Savini (Image 2):

Nocciano Battezzati, Chiesa di S. Lorenzo Martire, p.98
Name: Joseph Savino
Baptism: 22 Februarii 1782
Birth: 22 Februarii 1782
Parents: ex Silvestro filio Michaelis Savino Terrae Vicoli, et Maria Rosa filia Josephi de Felice huius, conjugibus
Godmother: Santes uxor Dominici Scipione huius Terrae
Priest: Sabathinus de Achille

This Giuseppe Savini married Massimina d’Agresta and had several children in Nocciano. Also, Domenicantonio Savini (1787-1831) married Camilla Palumbo, and Palma Antonia Savini (1795) married Romualdo Salci.

The third son of Michele Savini, Lodovico, was first married to Alessandra Palma di Meco on 24 May 1775 in Nocciano. They had 4 children (I think…I’ve found a death record for a child that I thought was already deceased), including Maria Rosa Savini (1776-1846) who married Pangrazio di Virgilio. Palma di Meco died in 1784 (and no records say who her parents are, so we can’t connect her to the Giosue di Meco family just yet). Lodovico then married Anna Luisa di Profio (Image 3):

Nocciano Matrimonii, Chiesa di S. Lorenzo Martire, p.48
Date: 17 Decembris 1786
Sposi: Ludovicus filius Michaelis Savini Terrae Vicoli, et Anna Luisa filia Antonii de Profio Terrae C.Quanae

The fourth child, Pasquantonio Savini, married Domenica Marcucci in 1778 (Image 4 – this record erroneously says Pasquantonio is from Pianella, instead of Vicoli). Domenica’s parents are Sabatino Marcucci and Agnese Olivieri (of Rosciano), my 6th-great-grandparents, so all the descendants of Pasquantonio and Domenica are cousins of mine. They had 6 children, 3 of whom survived infancy and had big families:

– Angelarosa Savini (1776-1823), married clemente Almonte
– Annantonia Savini (1777-1798)
– Maria Rosa Savini (1779-) (may have gotten married but haven’t found that yet)
– Domenico Savini (1782-1864), married (1) Angela di Marco and (2) Rosalia Caroso of Civitaquana (also a cousin of mine)
– Giustino Savini (1785-1850), married Chiara d’Intino of Rosciano (baptism record is Image 5)
– Nicola Savini (1788-1788)

The fifth child, Domenica Savini, married Vincenzo di Felice in 1776 (Image 6) and they had 5 children in Nocciano. Both died before the civil records began, so there are few records of them outside the church records. I was able confirm the death records by looking at the processetti for the marriage of Gaetano di Felice in 1811.

The sixth child (I think), Anna Eleuteria Savini, married Gervasio della Piana in 1785 and had 6 children.

Anna Cleria Savini also died in 1801, before the civil records, but having gotten married last it looks like she is the youngest child. Since she wasn’t born in Nocciano (no baptism for her in the Nocciano book), she must have been born in Vicoli, which means the family must have come here sometime after about 1761. It also means that we should be able to find the census record for Michele Savini, Rosalia, Valeriano, Silvestro, and perhaps Lodovico in the town of Vicoli when we look at the Catasto Onciario on the FamilySearch website as soon as that becomes available. Anna Cleria/Chiara married Domenico della Rosa in 1786 and had two children.

Now there is at least one other Savini family (well – derived from Savini, but not bearing the last name) in Nocciano that I can’t quite connect back to Michele, and this would need to be confirmed through the census records as well. There’s a marriage in 1776 for Liborio Marchionne and Berardina Savini, with no parental information. And no baptism records say if she is from Vicoli or if she is the daughter of Michele. My guess is she’s one of the eldest children. Some other Savini families: Natale Savini-Anna Domenica Riccitelli, who had children and died in Rosciano, but I haven’t yet found if they were originally from Vicoli, and the Taddeo Savini of Civitaquana (all Savini’s in Civitaquana go back to him, and he’s originally from Vicoli – he’s Michele Savini’s generation, for all I know, they’re brothers!). There’s also some Savini’s in Pianella but I haven’t explored them yet.

So all the Savini’s pretty much go back to the town of Vicoli. If you’re a Savini – I’d start taking a look at the Vicoli records to see if you can connect to any of them!

– Anthony

1840-1850 Atti di Stato Civile Indices – Catignano

I’ve just done 10 more years of indexing for the civil records of Catignano, 1840-1850. Here are the full indices for the years 1840-1860 that I’ve done up until this point:

Birth (1840-1860):          Sorted by last name      Sorted by date
Marriage (1840-1860): Sorted by last name      Sorted by date
Death (1840-1860):        Sorted by last name      Sorted by date

– Anthony

CETRANO in Nocciano

If you’ve been researching the CETRANO family, you may have seen the name in Civitaquama, Nocciano, and Catignano. It is most common in Civitaquana, where I believe the name originated, but in my direct ancestry, I’m connected to Cetrano’s in Nocciano.

Tree for my two great-grandmothers who were sisters, Chiara and Rosaria di Meco.
Tree for my two great-grandmothers who were sisters, Chiara and Rosaria di Meco.

Not only am I related to the CETRANO family through my two great-grandmothers – Chiara (wife of Pasquale Speziale), and Rosaria (wife of Vincenzo Scardetta) – but I am also connected through Giulia d’Amico, another great-grandmother.

Tree for my great-grandmother Giulia d'Amico, wife of Palmantonio di Virgilio.
Tree for my great-grandmother Giulia d’Amico, wife of Palmantonio di Virgilio.

You can see that all CETRNAO lines in Nocciano take us back to one couple: Mattia Cetrano and Maria Giuseppa d’Intinosante. It wasn’t until I looked at the church records of Nocciano that I found out there was a whole other CETRANO family in Nocciano, Nicola Cetrano and Anna Saveria d’Intinosante. Normally there is at least some record in the civil records that points to an existing family – some death record, some unfamiliar name, etc. In this case, not a single member of this family survived past 1809, so there was no trace of the family in the Italian civil records.

To start, there are the marriage records for these two couples (Image 3).

m: 24 May 1775 in Nocciano
Nicolaus Cetrano Terrae Catineani cum Anna Xaveria de Intino Santhe hujus Terrae Nocciani
Matthia Cetrano Terrae Catineani cum Maria Josepha de Intino Santhe hujus Terrae Nocciani

From these records we find that Mattia and Nicola Cetrano are from Catignano. While it is usually likely that couples that got married on the same day are siblings (Mattia & Nicola, Maria Giuseppa & Anna Saveria), it doesn’t necessarily prove it.

Well, we do have the death record for Mattia Cetrano (Image 4), which says:

Nocciano #21 Filed 15 Settembre 1826
Name: Mattia Cetrano, 74, contadino, figlio del fu Salvadore, contadino, e della fu Prudenzia

Then we have a baptism record (Image 5) for one of Nicola Cetrano’s children where the name “Salvatore” mysteriously appears right after Nicola (while no other baptism record says this):

Nocciano Battezzati, Chiesa di S. Lorenzo
Name: Maximus Antonius Salvatore Cedrano
Baptism: 5 Maii 1776
Birth: 5 Maii 1776
Parents: natum ex Nicolao Salvatore Cedrano, et Anna Xaveria coniugibus dictae Terrae

From having the marriages on the same day, both being from Catignano, and having the name Salvatore appearing in record, it’s pretty safe to connect Nicola and Mattia Cetrano as brothers. Nicola died in 1787, and all of his children died young, so there were no surviving members of his family.

Meanwhile, the Mattia Cetrano family looks like this:

1) Francesco Cetrano (abt. 1775-1818), m: Maria Giuseppa Galasso
– since he was not born in Nocciano, must have been born in Catignano
2) Domenica Concetta Cetrano (1777-1823), m: Giovanni Valente
3) Antonia Cetrano (1780-1848), m: Stefano di Rupo
4) Giovanni Antonio Cetrano (1782-1782)
5) Anna Rosa Cetrano (1783-1787)
4) Prudenza Cetrano (1786-1863), m: Carmine d’Amico
5) Vincenzo Cetrano (1788-1832), m: Concetta d’Angelo
6) Nicola Cetrano (1791-1794)
7) Bernardo Cetrano (1791-
8) Maria Gaetana Cetrano (1795-
9) Massimina Cetrano (1798-

So these records connect the CETRANO’s in Nocciano to the CETRANO’s in Catignano. Nicola and Mattia were born in Catignano as the marriage records say. The next question is: are the CETRANO’s in Catignano originally from the much larger family of CETRANO’s in Civitaquana. It’s very possible that Salvatore Cetrano, who we have very little information about (not even a death record), was originally from Civitaquana, married Prudenza (whose last name we don’t know), who was from Catignano, had children in Catignano, and then the whole family moved to Nocciano where their two sons Mattia and Nicola had families. That’s my guess! The answer remains to be seen.

– Anthony

How to use the baptism records

In the last several posts I’ve been diving into the history of specific families in  the towns of Nocciano and Civitaquana and posting a few of the actual church records – baptism, death, census, marriage records – that I dug up on my trip to Italy in November.

I thought I’d take a second to explain exactly how to read a baptism record and extract the necessary information. As if reading Italian records wasn’t enough of a challenge, half of these records are in Latin, which I’ve been lucky enough to have studied closely since 7th grade.

Here are a few examples:


The parents in this record are my 6th-great-grandparents. This is a good example of a baptism record in Italian, here’s the transcription:

A dì 17 Marzo 1766
Maria Ant.a fig.a leg:ma, e natle di Felice Palûbo,
e di Susanna Napolione, nata in quest’oggi
sù le hore 17, fù battezzata da mè infratto Abb:te
Curato, e tenuta al Sagro Fonte da Bernardi-
na di Amario. Ostetrice Santa Palûbo. In fede
D. Carmine de Paschinis Abb:te Cur:to m: ppa:

The first date in a baptism record is the DATE OF BAPTISM (17 Mar 1766). Don’t confuse this with the date of birth. Sometimes it’s on the same day; sometimes it’s not. Here it says “nata in quest’oggi su le hore 17” (born on this day at hour 17), so in this case, the baptism happened on the same day as the birth.

In an Italian record, the FIRST NAME of the child usually comes right up front – here it’s Maria Antonia. It says she’s the “figlia legitima e naturale” (abbreviated in the record), which means “legitimate and natural child”. A child born out of wedlock would be “natural” but not “legitimate”, so that record would say “figlia naturale”.

Then it lists the PARENTS (Felice Palumbo and Susanna Napolione). Sometimes we’re lucky and the record will have the parents’ fathers (or even grandfathers’) names. It also gives the name of the person who held the child in the holy water (Bernardina d’Amario) and the midwife (Santa Palumbo). The priest’s name was D. Carmine de Paschinis.


This is a Latin baptism record:

Die duodecima Januarii 1789
Ego infraptus baptizavi infantem natam die qua supra ex conjugibus
Vincentio de Leonardo Ranalli, et Birgitta de Andrea de San-
tedicola, cui impositum fuit nomen Antonia. E sacro fonte su-
scepit Petronilla de Joanne Antonio. Obstetrix vero Antonia Cas-
sielli. In fidem Dominicus Ciotti Econ.s Cur.tus

Again the date of baptism is given at the top (“duodecima Januarii 1789” = 12 Jan 1789), and it says she was “natam die qua supra” (born on the day here above), meaning born on the same day as the baptism.

Parents were Vincenzo ([son] of Leonardo Ranalli) and Brigida ([daughter] of Andrea de Santedicola). The child was given the “nomen” (name) Antonia. The person holding Antonia in the holy water was Petronilla di Giovannantonio and the midwife was Antonia Cassielli.

Lastly, an example of a record with different baptism and birth dates:IMG_4351
Here you can see the baptism date (“Die quinta mensis Julii 1789” = 5 Jul 1789), and then it says “natum post solis occasum diei praecedentis” (born after the setting of the sun of the preceding day = 4 Jul 1789).

We also have some extra information about the mother here (“…et Annantonia dè Petro dè Nicolao-Antonio dè Profio). The mother was Annantonia di Profio, her father was Pietro di Profio, and her grandfather was Nicolantonio di Profio. These are all Civitaquana baptism records – too bad the Nocciano records aren’t nearly as helpful with the parents’ families.

Happy translating!

– Anthony

DI MECO in Nocciano

I may not have census records for Nocciano like I do for Civitaquana, but Nocciano is smaller, so it is a bit easier to trace people back to the original families of a particular surname. Today – DI MECO. Two of my great-great-grandmothers were di Meco’s. In fact, they were sisters! So my grandparents were actually second cousins.

Rosaria di Meco (1848-), 2nd wife of Vincenzo Scardetta (from Elice)
Chiara di Meco (1851-), wife of Pasquale Speziale (from Pianella)

Pedigree Chart for Rosaria di Meco

As you can see, I’ve traced my DI MECO family back to Rosario di Meco (abt. 1742-1817) and Domenica di Cesare (abt. 1747-1799). Now, Rosario’s death record (Image 2) says:

Nocciano #56 Filed 3 Luglio 1817
Name: Rosario di Meco, 65, contadino, figlio delli furono Giuseppe, ed Agata
Death: 3 Luglio 1817

I’ve also got the marriage record for Rosario (Image 3), which also had the marriage on the same day of another di Meco-di Cesare couple. One can only guess that it’s Rosario’s brother and Domenica’s sister:

m: 7 Dec 1771 in Nocciano
Gustinus de Meco, et Anna Zopita Christina de Cesare
Rosarius de Meco, et Anna Margarita Vincentia de Cesare

As I’ve searched through baptism records (of which I only have 1748 and later), I’ve seen no parents named Giuseppe and Agata. I’ve only found one DI MECO family throughout the church and civil records, and the parents are named Giosuè and Diadama (these do sound ODDLY similar to Giuseppe and Agata…). Now this family I can tell you more about. Several children can be traced back to them through baptism records:

Giosuè di Meco & Diadama:

Chiara di Meco – b: 12 Aug 1749 (Image 4)
Diomede di Meco – b: 27 Dec 1752 (Image 5)
Giovanni Battista di Meco – b: 17 Feb 1754 (Image 6) – and this record gives us Giosuè’s father’s name of Biagio (Blasius in Latin)
Giovanna di Meco – b: 12 Sep 1757 (Image 7), married Francesco Almonte

I don’t know if Chiara, Diomede, and Giovanni Battista died as children or married outside of Nocciano, since the book of deaths starts at 1760. I do know of at least one older child born before my book of baptisms:

Biagio di Meco – b: abt. 1741, d: 16 Dec 1796 (Image 8), married Veneranda d’Alò

Also, based on that marriage record with Giustino di Meco and Rosario di Meco, there should probably be another son Giustino born before 1748 as well.

Right now, everything points to my 5th-great-grandfather Rosario di Meco being another older son of Giosuè di Meco: (1) his birth year falls right between Biagio (1741) and the earliest baptism record I have, which is for Chiara di Meco (1749); (2) the parents listed on his death record match up a little too closely to the names Giosue (Giuseppe) and Diadama (Agata), and (3) there is no other person whose record has the names Giuseppe and Agata. While this unfortunately isn’t enough proof to confirm this, it is pretty damning! And it would mean that all DI MECOs in Nocciano go back to the one couple Giosuè and Diadama – I love when I’m able to do that.

Several months ago, I noticed on the FamilySearch website that they are in the process of publishing the CATASTI ONCIARIO for the Kingdom of Naples – a civil census done for all comuni that were part of the Kingdom of Naples around the year 1750. When this comes out, this will be SUPER HELPFUL for the towns of Pescara (all of which I believe were part of the Regno di Napoli). For this family in particular, we’ll be able to see any of the children born before 1750 (and still alive), living with their parents. If Rosario is part of that family, that’ll be all the proof I need to make this connection.

Here’s the link to the FamilySearch wikipage on the Catasti (trust me, I check every day to see if it’s been published!):

Stay tuned for more posts on the families of Nocciano and Civitaquana!

– Anthony

BRANDOLINI in Civitaquana

Today I thought I’d take a look at the BRANDOLINI family in Civitaquana. Also not one of the terribly large families but has been in the town at least since the mid 1700s. I’ve been able to trace all Brandolini’s to these two couples:

Francesco Brandolini (abt. 1712-1773) & Maddalena Santa Faricelli (abt. 1714-1760), m: 21 May 1729
Luigi Brandolini (1745-1815), unmarried
Pietro Brandolini (abt. 1746-1790), married Candida Chiulli, children: Francesco, Rosa Maria Brandolini
Apollonia Brandolini (abt. 1744-1776), my 6th-great-grandmother, married Crescenzo de Stephanis, children: Anna Croce, Carlo Giovanni de Stephanis

Benedetto Brandolini (-1751) & Girolama Faricelli , m: 21 May 1729
Nicola Brandolini (abt. 1726-1811), married Lucia di Profio and Domenica Iannetti, children: Felice Antonio, Benedetto Antonio Brandolini
Francesca Brandolini (abt. 1733-1798), married Egidio di Profio, children: Giovanni, Emanuele, Gioacchino, Basilio Benedetto Domenico, Petronilla, Giacomo Antonio di Profio

Here are the census records for the BRANDOLINI families:

Image 1:

Luigi di Francesco Brandolini – b: 30 Jan 1742

Image 2:

In the house of Pietro Brandolini:
Pietro di Francesco Brandolini – b: [abt. 1746], d: 7 Mar 1790
Candida di Gennaro Chiulli moglie di detto – b: 9 Nov 1749
Francesco figlio di detti – b: 24 Mar 1780
Rosa Maria figlia di detti – b: 28 Se 1782
Maria Maddalena figlia di detti – b: 12 Jul 1786, d: 9 Sep 1790

Concezzia di Donato Nicola de Stephanis moglie del suddetto Francesco – b: 7 Dec 1773
Domenico Maria figlio di detti – b: 27 Nov 1799

Image 3:

In the house of Domenico Aniballe:
Domenico di Tomaso Aniballe – b:, d: 27 Jan 1795
Antonia di Benedetto Brandolini moglie di detto – b: 31 Jan 1747, d: 6 May 1797
Egidio figlio di detti – b: 31 Oct 1774
Tomaso Antonio figlio di detti – b: 30 Jan 1777
Maddalena Candida figlia di detti – b: 5 Mar 1781
Anna Girolama figlia di detti – b: 9 Aug 1784, d: 26 Jul 1794
Ferdinando Giovanni Antonio figlio di detti – b: 20 Oct 1786
Maria Celesta figli di detti – b: 16 Mar 1791, d:

In the house of Giuseppe Brandolini:
Giuseppe di Francesco Brandolini – b: 7 Jan 1751
Angela di Germano Trabucco moglie di detto – b: 5 Apr 1755
Anna Camilla figlia di detti – b: 17 Apr 1779
Annantonia figlia di detti – b: 17 Jan 1781
Anna Vittoria figlia di detti – b: 15 Jan 1784
Concezzio figlio di detti – b: 8 Dec 1785
Luigi figlio di detti – b: 23 Nov 1787
Anna Domenica figlia di detti – b: 13 Jun 1790, d: 31 Oct 1792
Elisabetta figlia di detti – b: 17 Jan 1792
Maria Giacinta figlia di detti – b: 8 Jan 1795

Image 4:

In the house of Crescenzo de Stephanis:
Crescenzo di Stefano di Stefano vedovo della qm. Apollonia Brandolini – b: 10 Jan 1740
Anna Croce figlia di detti (uxor) – b: 3 May 1766 (my 5th-great-grandmother)
Preziosa di Domenico Sciarretta moglie di detto Crescenzio – b: 6 Feb 1752
Domenico Antonio figlio di detti – b: 6 Mar 1786, d: 3 Jan 1787
Nicola figlio di detti – b: 20 Oct 1790, d: 6 Jun 1791

Image 5:

In the house of Egidio de Profio:
Egidio di Niccola di Profio – b: 19 Apr 1733
Francesca di Benedetto Brandolini moglie di detto – b: [abt. 1733], d: 11 May 1798
Giovanni figlio di detti – b: 10 Mar 1761
Emanuele figlio di detti – b: 8 Jun 1763
Gioacchino figlio di detti – b: 4 Oct 1766
Basilio Benedetto Domenico figlio di detti – b: 8 Mar 1768
Petronilla figlia di detti (uxor) – b: 29 Jun 1770
Giacomo Antonio figlio di detti – b: 24 Jul 1775

Serafina di Valeriano Carpineti moglie di detto Giovanni – b: 12 Nov 1767
Santa figlia di detti – b: 1 Nov 1793
Maria Zupita figlia di detti – b: 12 Jul 1795
Maria Domenica figlia di detti – b: 18 Feb 1798
Emidio figlio di detti – b: 6 Sep 1800

Maria Antonia di Alberto di Candeloro di Florio moglie di detto Emanuele – b: 10 Feb 1776
Maria Camilla figlia di detti – b: 27 Aug 1795
Sabatino figlio di detti – b: 21 Apr 1798, d: 7 May 1798
Maria figlia di detti – b: 16 Apr 1799

Image 6:

In the house of Nicola Brandolini:
Niccola Brandolini
Lucia di Niccola di Profio moglie di detto – b: 14 Dec 1730, d: 21 Mar 1797
Domenica di Giovanni Iannetti seconda moglie di Nicola Brandolini
Felice Antonio figlio di detti – b: 10 Nov 1798
Benedetto Antonio figlio di detti – 29 Dec 1800

And lastly, the marriage records (on the same day!) of the two couples (Image 7):

Die 21 Maii 1729
Benedictus Brandolini, et Hyeronima de Hyacinto Faricella
Franciscus Brandolini, et Madalena de Hyacinto Faricella

I’m not totally sure about the wife of Francesco Brandolini. The civil death record for her son Luigi says “figlio di Francesco Brandolini e Santa Faricelli”, meanwhile the only marriage for a Francesco Brandolini I can find is the one above. There is also only a death record for Maddalena Brandolini on 17 Jul 1760. It says “moglie di Francesco Brandolini d’anni 46”. In the absence of any other marriage record or death record for a Santa Faricelli, I’m inclined to say they are the same person – Maddalena Santa Faricelli (1714-1760).

There is another family – Mattia Brandolini – that is supposedly from Catignano, so I haven’t included them here. Also, I’ve seen elsewhere that the Brandolini’s originate from Civitella Casanova. I have in my tree a Dea Brandolini on my Pianella side, originally from Penne. So it’s not clear exactly which town they came from, or if they’re even all related. But at least in Civitaquana, most of them connect back to Francesco and Benedetto (meaning I’m related to all of those!).


– Anthony