|Uantiti, I noticed signature on the IG forum. You do know that ancestry is working on marriage and death records from that area, right? Just thought I would mention that, just in case.|
Thank you but I started working on Bogogno microfilms more than 2 years ago. I've got 2,000 names, all more or less related to my maternal side. Unfortunately there are no microfilms for the other two towns for my paternal side. The LDS centre is 5 minutes from my house. They gave me the keys and I go there whenever I have time.
I added these towns to my signature as I know that many relatives of mine emigrated. In case their descendants start a genealogical tree they might decide to get in touch and we can exchange information.
Another thing on surnames is that many times when looking at Italian surnames we can understand which part of the country that person is from. Also first names are Southern names or Northern names.
About twins, I would say that women being countinously pregnant have a high chance to have twins, sooner or later. Anyway twins do not give birth to twins but the next generation has high chances to.
As for cousin marriages, people were not moving out so much from their villages and there were sometimes economical interests to preserve. I'm not amazed at these things. I've read books on what was people's country life toward the end of 1800. Laws, mentality, morality were different and life was hard for everybody, especially for women.
|I've been searching for books in English on what was life in the past. Meanwhile I came across an interesting book. This is an example on what's written:|
...women and daughters were forbidden to follow the funerals of relatives, "as women are weak and cannot refrain from crying"....(page 28)
....The right to correct a wife was unequivocally set forth in statutory law......A wife could be beaten but not with iron, a wooden stick could be used, blood must not be seen.....(page 39)
Please spend a little bit of your time and enjoy (?) reading it as there are many other interesting sentences.
Part of the book is in Italian. It's in English from page 25.
Of course everybody knows there was a discrimination but I wanted to share these few pages.
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