Post-1866 Marriages

If your ancestors married in Italy/Sicily after 1866 and you can’t find their marriage record in the civil vital records in your ancestral town, make sure you have church records searched! Before 1866, civil birth and marriage records include not only the civil birth/marriage information, but also the church baptism and marriage information. After 1866, civil records do not include church information and some people were married in the church but NOT at the civil vital records office (and vice versa). So you have to check both places! With the help of Giovanni Montanti, just found the church marriage of Liborio di Giovanna and Calogera Drago of Santa Margherita di Belice. Yippee!


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