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Working with Italian State of the Souls Records

Our Religious Records courses at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies are compulsory for every country-specific certificate program. They provide unique insight into our ancestors lives and produce valuable clues for continuing our research, especially when the next generation can be seen through the recording of parent’s names or extended family members.

In our previous post for Italian Catholic Church records, we saw just how valuable these records are. See blog post here. As we continue to explore the State of the Souls Records in the course Italian: Catholic Church Records-Part 2, we have the opportunity to make significant discoveries using these church records.

Working with the Documents – Balduzzi & Petrogalli

1768 State of the Souls Record – Family of Antonio Balduzzi & Maria Francesca Petrogalli
Clusone, Bergamo Province, Italy, “Status Animarum, Parrochie Cluxonis [Parish Census for the Parishes of Clusone] 1768”, record kept progressively, page 104 State of the Souls record, family of Antonio Balduzzi “Cumini Caretti”; Basilicata di Santa Maria Assunta, Via Brasi, no. 11, 24023 Clusone, Italy.

Translation – 1768 State of the Souls Record – Family of Antonio Balduzzi & Maria Francesca Petrogalli
Clusone, Bergamo Province, Italy, “Status Animarum, Parrochie Cluxonis [Parish Census for the Parishes of Clusone] 1768”, record kept progressively, page 104 State of the Souls record, family of Antonio Balduzzi “Cumini Caretti”; Basilicata di Santa Maria Assunta, Via Brasi, no. 11, 24023 Clusone, Italy.

  • Cumini was this family’s nickname.
  • When a child’s age is left blank on a parish censusrecord, it usually means they were less than two years old.
  • Francesco was likely the brother of Antonio Balduzzi. Both of their fathers were noted to be the deceased Giacomo Balduzzi.
  • CC denotes Confession and Communion; a single C denotes Communion only. On most status animarum, deaths are notated by a cross before or after the name and age of the ancestor.

Working with the Documents – Petrogalli & Boccassini
On the following image, the surnames of Giovanni and Giovanni Antonio are not indicated on the document, although it is presumed to be the same as the head of household, Petrogalli.

The relationship of Giovanni and Giovanni Antonio to the rest of the family is not indicated. However, they are of the appropriate age to be sons of Francesco Petrogalli (the elder, there were several direct line Francesco Petrogalli’s in this family) and his wife, Felicia.

1729 State of the Souls Record – Family of Francesco Petrogalli & Maria Agnese Boccassini
Clusone, Bergamo Province, Italy, “Status Animarum, Parrochie Cluxonis [Parish Census for the Parishes of Clusone] 1729”, record kept progressively, State of the Souls record, family of Francesco Petrogalli; Basilicata di Santa Maria Assunta, Via Brasi, no. 11, 24023 Clusone, Italy.

The relationship of Giovanni and Giovanni Antonio to the rest of the family is not indicated. However, they are of the appropriate age to be sons of Francesco Petrogalli (the elder, there were several direct line Francesco Petrogalli’s in this family) and his wife, Felicia.

1729 State of the Souls Record – Family of Francesco Petrogalli & Maria Agnese Boccassini
Clusone, Bergamo Province, Italy, “Status Animarum, Parrochie Cluxonis [Parish Census for the Parishes of Clusone] 1729”, record kept progressively, State of the Souls record, family of Francesco Petrogalli; Basilicata di Santa Maria Assunta, Via Brasi, no. 11, 24023 Clusone, Italy.

Are you researching your Italian Catholic ancestors?

Learn more about researching your Italian ancestors in the course Italian: Catholic Church Records-Part 2 through their records. Check the Course Calendar for the next time this course will be offered.
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