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How to search the Pescara database

So once you’ve logged in HERE with this info:

email: anthony.sacco13@gmail.com
password: database

*Do not use your own email address. That won’t work!

…you should come to the screen entitled NATI INDEX. If you are looking at a weird form, click “Nati Index” on the left panel. You have the option of searching Births, Marriages, and Deaths that I’ve indexed so far, but you must be looking at the view that says INDEX after it, or else you’re looking at some form:
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On the bottom right you can see right now there are over 11,000 birth records in there! I’ve noticed if you just type in something in that search bar on the top right, you don’t get all the results because it’s searching SO many records. What you should do to search is click the little magnifying class, which opens up a bunch of search fields like this:

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From there you should be able to search any and all birth records that I have in the database so far! For example if you wanted to find all births with the last name “Tortora”, you would type that into the the Last Name field, and you get 30 results across 3 towns – Nocciano, Cugnoli, and Rosciano:

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Meanwhile you can click on “Matrimoni” then “Matrimoni Index” to search all marriages. Click on the magnifying glass again and then you could search, for example, all marriages occurring in Cugnoli, and you get 238 results (keep in mind I’ve only done Cugnoli records from 1840-1860):

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Feel free to let me know if you come across any issues. The only thing so far that I can’t seem to fix is that you can’t just search things under the search bar, you need to click the magnifying glass first and do an advanced search. Enjoy!

– Anthony

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Test Drive #2: Database to search all indexed birth records

Hi all –

Take 2. You’ll have to login with the following info:

email: anthony.sacco13@gmail.com
password: database

Click here to search all indexed BIRTHS in Pescara.

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

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

Una viaggia in Italia …

I hope all of you have been finding this site helpful!

It’s been almost two years since I began transcribing and posting the plethora of Italian records available out there. I started this project around the same time I started my first real job and moved into an apartment with people I barely knew. I tend to get ramped up about a new endeavor and trail off fairly shortly thereafter, but genealogy has been one of the hobbies that I’ve been pretty consistently engaged in. My grandparents got me started on it, and for 10 or so years I did what I could to research the family in the US, with little hope of ever finding about the Italian ancestors. Since my introduction to the resources provided by the LDS Church, and most recently, the free online records published by the Italian Archives, a whole new realm of unexplored territory appeared. Nearly two years and a database of about 14,000 individuals later, here’s what I’ve done with the towns in Pescara:

Nocciano: full transcriptions of years 1835-1893
Civitaquana: full transcriptions of years 1822-1844
Catignano: indexed records of years 1850-1860
Pianella: indexed records of years 1854-1865
Cugnoli: indexed records of years 1856-1860

Having done all I can to piece together my own family in Nocciano and Civitaquana given the civil records available, I will be visiting Pescara for two weeks this November – my first trip outside of the Americas, never mind to Italy! I imagine it will be filled with tons of great food, drinks, sights, and experiences, along with the opportunities it presents for my research. I plan on spending some time at the parishes in Nocciano (S. Lorenzo Diacono e Martire) and Civitaquana (B.V. Maria delle Grazie) to access as many of the records they have available as possible. Seeing all the families with the same cognomi in a town inspires me to try and figure out how they are all connected. I may also venture to some other nearby towns, time permitting, including, Catignano, Pianella, Collecorvino, Loreto Aprutino, Città Sant’Angelo, Carpineto della Nora, and Montebello di Bertona.

A few more record posts are on the way – and be on the lookout for some findings on my trip!

– Anthony