A Guide to Pubblicazioni and Allegati in Canischio

In addition to the birth, marriage and death records contained in the Canischio Civil Registration Records, there are also collections of Pubblicazioni and Allegati. These collections contain birth, marriage, and death records, but often their associations help further define family relationships in ways the other records do not.

It’s probably important to realize that divisions in all the sets of images were created for convenience after the records were imaged. These breaks do not particularly correspond to the original records. It’s likely that the supporting documents found in the Pubblicazioni and Allegati were much more combined together than it may seem. But these are the organizational structures that we use to navigate the records, so it is helpful to understand in general what they contain.

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Abandoned Infants in Canischio, Italy

While working in Canischio records, you quickly begin to recognize the typical surnames for the comune. Gioannini’s and Donna’s abound. Ferrero, Pecchenino, and Cinotto, quickly become familiar names. And of course, the given names follow similar trends. Fairly soon, you recognize names as either native to the little town or “probably from somewhere else.” A good example of those might be Ghiglietto-Gallo or Cima. Sometimes moving just a few miles away changes the mix of names pretty drastically.

When I first began working with the records, the names that stuck out the most to me contained the name Naturale. There were a number of people with the last name, and their given names were often unfamiliar or extremely generic. I wondered where the names came from. Well, it turns out there was something that all these people with unusual names had in common.

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Are You Really from Canischio?

One of the most difficult things in researching immigrant ancestors is tracing the family back across the ocean to their native community. I had an interesting experience this afternoon with my mother. She is in contact with cousins who believe our family is from different town in Italy. In fact, they had even gone back to Italy to visit this other town and had brought back a copy of a birth record. The record shows the birth of a child with the same name as my great-great grandfather, but born more than 10 years later. Unfortunately, there is very little other information on the record.

The first suggestion the birth record is for the wrong person is that it is different than the birth year my great-great grandfather used on census records here in the United States. Also, if that Italian birth record is true, he would have been too young to have fathered his first children. So I am already fairly confident this birth record does not actually belong to my great-great-grandfather.

I, too have a copy of a birth record, from Canischio of course, that shows a person born with the same name as my great-great grandfather. This birth record was acquired through a professional researcher and was not part of the primary documents that belonged to my family. So other than the birth year not being very likely, what makes me think that my birth record is more valid than this cousin’s birth record? What evidence do I have that shows my family was from really from Canischio? Quite honestly, when I first saw that other record, I really wasn’t sure how firm my own evidence was for Canischio.

The answer to this question is crucial in helping establish family lines both in the United States and in Italy. Sadly, many records created in the United States only list the country of origin for immigrants. This complicates finding direct evidence for a particular town.

Fortunately, we do have evidence from the time period that my great-great grandfather was alive indicating that he was from Canishcio. We are lucky that his oldest son listed both the town and the country for his father’s and mother’s birthplace on his marriage license. Very clearly, that marriage license tells us this son’s parents (my great-great grandparents) were both from Canischio, Italy.

From Canischio

Another thing that helps corroborate this evidence, is that my great-great grandfather’s full birthdate is listed on his death record. Now, I generally believe death records are among the least accurate primary sources for a person’s birthdate, but it is always a starting place. In this case however, the death record agrees perfectly with the birth record from Canischio, lending further evidence that the birth and death record belong to the same person. Additionally, the parents’ names on the death certificate agree with the parents’ names on the birth certificate. Similarly corroborating evidence can my found for his wife, my great-great grandmother.

So all together, there is good primary evidence connecting my family back to our little town of Canischio. But for a little moment this morning, I had to stop and wonder and then make sure!

Canischio Image Index for Chiesa San Lorenzo Martire

The baptism, marriage, and death records from 1823-1899 that took place in the Chiesa San Lorenzo Martire in Canischio are available as part of the Registri ecclesiatici della Diocesi di Torino. However, these records have not yet been indexed and can be difficult to navigate. I’ve written a brief introduction to this collection previously. This post is an image index that will allow you to quickly navigate to the records that pertain to Canischio in a given year. Remember, you will need a free account on FamilySearch to view these records.

The links below will navigate you directly to the first image of the collection that pertains to Canischio for the listed year. Typically, each year begins with baptisms, followed by marriages and finishing with deaths. The records within each section are in chronological order. You can navigate forward and backward through the images using the left and right arrows circled below:

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Deaths 1890-1899 in San Colombano Belmonte

Below is an index to the last rites administered in the parish of San Grato Vescovo between 1890 and 1899. To navigate to a specific record, click on the appropriate year in the image index for San Colombano Belmonte and navigate to the appropriate image.

Sometimes a record omits surnames or maiden names. Since civil death records also exist during this time period, they can be used as a source of additional or confirmatory information. Names marked with an asterisk have been augmented by information found in the civil death records.

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189115902Bergera, Teresa*Bergera, Michele*Zerboglio, Lucia*Tasso, Antonio27
1899567Baiotto, CatterinaBaiotto, DomenicoCrosetto, LuciaBraida, Giovanni79
189024736Baiotto, GiovanniBaiotto, GiuseppeZerboglio, Catterina16
1899555Bajotto, GiovanniBajotto, DomenicoCrosetto, LuciaGuidetto, Maria77
18958348Bajotto, LuciaBajotto, PietroQuarasso, Maria63
189718041Bergera, Carolina AngelaBergera, GiacomoFiandra, Giuseppina2
189024749Bergera, MicheleBergera, GiacomoCinotto, DomenicaZerboglio, Lucia*65
189327706Bergera, GiovanniBergera, AntonioMontiglio, Domenica49
189115901Bergera, LuciaBergera, GiacomoBergera, Antonia*4
189024721Bersano, AntoniaBersano, GiorgioRolando, Domenica*Costa, Simone90
18985291Braida, Adele ApoloniaBraida, LuigiBraida, Catterina0
189024735Braida, ChildBraida, AntonioZerboglio, Domenica0
18985328Braida, Carolina MariaBraida, AntonioCroset (Piazze), Maria Margherita*Braida, Pietro*73
189115913Braida, Clara CelestinaBraida, GiuseppeViano, Vittoria18
18928067Braida, DomenicaBraida, ClementeCinotto, DomenicaTasso, Pietro75
189718053Braida, DomenicoBraida, MicheleMontiglio, Catterina24
1899541Braida, Giovanni BattistaBraida, DomenicoBraida, Maria Rosa62
189718054Braida, LuciaBraida, ClementeCinotto, Maria DomenicaZerboglio, Giovanni84
189628024Braida, MaddalenaBraida, AntonioZerboglio, Domenica14
18985316Braida, PietroBraida, ClementeCinotto, Maria DomenicaVacca, Teresa76
189418303Braida, TeresaBraida, GiuseppeViano, Giuseppina0
189628011Braida, TeresaBraida, GiuseppeViano, Giuseppina0
189024733Buffo, ChildBuffo, BattistaViano, Rosa0
189583511Braida, Teresa MariaBraida, GiuseppeViano, Vittoria12
1896280413Chiavario, CatterinaChiavario, BattistaOdrato, Cecilia0
189024747Chiavario, GiovanniChiavario, AntonioCosta, Antonia9
189718042Chiavario, ChildChiavario, AntonioChiavario, Vittoria0
189418291Chiavario, DaughterChiavario, AntonioChiavario, Vittoria0
189583410Chiavario, GiovanniChiavario, BattistaOdrato, Cecilia10
1896280411Chiavario, Giuseppe GiustoChiavario, BernardoViano, Placida0
18958335Chiavario, MariaChiavario, AntonioCosta, Lucia7
18985315Chiavario, Maria ClaraChiavario, BernardoViano, Placida0
18928042Chiavario, PaolinaChiavario, AntonioCosta, Lucia2
189024734Cima, ChildCima, AntonioCima, Giovanna0
189628026Cima, AntonioCima, FrancescoViglino, CatterinaCima, Angela73
18928043Cima, Antonio DomenicoCima, BattistaZerboglio, Caterina RosaRoscio, Antonia57
18985292Cima, BartolomeoCima, FrancescoViglino, Maria Catterina79
189718056Cima, BattistaCima, GiacomoVaira, Maria CatterinaRoscio, Felicita 71
189628038Cima, DomenicaCima, FrancescoViglino, CatterinaNovascone, Pietro75
1896280310Cima, Pietro AndreaCima, GiovanniZerboglio, Maria Catterina82
189327703Cima, TeresaCima, DomenicoViano, Catterina0
1896280412Cinotto, GiacomoCinotto, PietroFerro, Gioanna MariaChiavario, Angela72
189327705Cinotto, SonCinotto, GiovanniOdrato, Maddalena0
18985313Costa, AntoniaCosta, SimoneViano, Maria0
18985327Costa, BattistaCosta, SimoneBersano, AntoniaBersano, Domenica73
18958322Costa, GiovanniCosta, SimoneViano, Marianna10
18958333Costa, Giovanni BattistaCosta, SimoneViano, Marianna17
18958349Costa, GiuseppeCosta, SimoneViano, Marianna6
189327691Costa, Maria DomenicaCosta, GiacomoBraida, LuciaEnrietto, Antonio80
189418305Ferro, DomenicaFerro, BernardoCosta, Lucia78
18928045Ferro, MargheritaFerro, BernardoCosta, LuciaBergera, Giacomo68
18928031Gagliardi, GiuseppeGagliardi, DomenicoZerboglio, Rosa0
18958334Genasio, Maria RosaGenasio, GiacomoCosta, Maria Domenica60
1899556Guidetto, MariaGuidetto, MicheleFenoglio, AntoniaBajotto, Giovanni73
189327704Novascone, BernardoNovascone, GiuseppeZerboglio, AngelaEnrietto, Teresa84
1896280414Perino, Antonio LuigiPerino, GiacomoBraida, ElisabettaBraida, Maria90
1899568Piazze, MariaPiazze, PietroDonna, Maddalena*Braida, Andrea73
189718067Pistot, Catterina MargheritaPistot, LorenzoViano, Lucia0
189418304Pistot, Firmina TeresaPistot, GiovanniBraida, Rosa0
189718055Pistot, GiovanniPistot, LorenzoGhiglietti, Maria Domenica GiacintaMontiglio, Teresa74
18928056Ricauda, FrancescoRicauda, RoccoCosta, Domenica86
189628012Rolando, CatterinaRolando, GiorgioVaccarino, Genoveffa2
189628025Tasso, AgostinaTasso, GiacomoViano, Lucia17
1899554Tasso, CatterinaTasso, GiacomoRemonda, MariaChiavario, Domenico59
18958347Vacca, CarloVacca, PietroCima, Catterina0
18958336Vacca, Selvino GiuseppeVacca, PietroCima, Catterina8
189327692Vacca, TeresaVacca, PietroCima, Catterina0
189024722Vaira, BattistaVaira, GiovanniTasso, CatterinaBunuzzo, Rosa59
1899542Vaira, AntonioVaira, GiacomoCima, DomenicaFenoglio, Teresa73
18985314Vaira, AntonioVaira, GiovanniTasso, MargheritaEnrietto, Maddalena72
189583512Vajra, BenedettoVajra, GiacomoCima, Domenica79
18928054Viano, AngelaViano, GiovanniBraida, Celestina0
1899553Viano, Bartolomeo GiovanniViano, GiuseppeBajotto, Lucia1. Bergera, Maria Catterina; 2. Novascone, Maria Angela73
189628037Viano, Bernardino AngeloViano, MicheleVajra, Margherita32
189628023Viano, Margherita AdelaideViano, GiovanniCima, Paolina1
189418292Zerboglio, CatterinaZerboglio, AntonioArmandi, Maria Anna*Vaira, Giacomo66
18958321Zerboglio, DomenicaZerboglio, BartolomeoCima, MaddalenaBraida, Antonio42
18985329Zerboglio, LuciaCrosetto, Bernardo*Bajotto, Catterina2. Zerboglio, Antonio79
189628039Zerboglio, LuciaZerboglio, BattistaFrasca, Carlotta9
189024748Genarro Oteville*60
18928058Zerboglio, SonZerboglio, BartolomeoBraida, Maria0

Finding a Foster Family

In Canischio, there are many people who died as children and whose parents were unknown. They had been abandoned as infants and were living with foster families in Canischio. However, the practices surrounding infant abandonment meant that the children didn’t share a name with either their biological family or their foster family. Further complicating matters, death records do not identify foster families after 1875. This makes placing these children into their foster families a little bit tricky.

Let’s look at the death record for Maria Bongi. Her parents are unknown. She was born in Torino, and died when she was 26 days old on July 30, 1882.

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Going Social in Canischio, Italy

I’m excited to finally launch a Facebook group dedicated to sharing the heritage of our Canischio families. You can find us at CanischioConnections. Take a moment to join our family there to find living cousins and friends and share in our discoveries.

On Facebook I shared about my third great grandparents who immigrated to the United States and settled in Indiana. Here I’ll share my about my fourth great-grandparents who spent their entire lives in Canischio. Their names were Domenico Maria Vincenzo Gioannini & Angela Ferrero. I currently have no pictures of them, but thanks to the Civil Records I’ve indexed here on this site, I do have a copy of my grandfather’s signature.

Domenico Giovanini's Signature
My fourth great grandfather’s signature on the death record of his grandfather

(If anyone has actual pictures of them I would really love it if you were willing to share.)

We’re working hard to grow our community. I’m a firm believer that collaborative research helps us all. Research gets increasingly accurate as we work together to uncover our past. The larger our group gets the better we all do in finding our families and celebrating our heritage. Please join and share and pass the word along to others in your family and research circles.

On on the Facebook page you’ll also be able to get help from the group translating Italian documents and deciphering handwriting.

You may also notice that we’ve added social network sharing buttons to our posts. I have a grandma who always announced, “We share in our family!” just as she took a huge gulp of your drink or bite of your dessert. Her grandkids remember that a lot more fondly now that she’s passed on. But we love that sentiment with regard to our family history discoveries. We definitely want you sharing on your networks the information and discoveries you find here. So don’t forget, “We share in our family!”

Guide to Birth Records from 1875 & Later

Beginning in 1875 the Civil Registration records used in Canischio, Italy were recorded on pre-printed forms. This simplifies the translation process since the information is typically displayed in a consistent format.

Here is the first entry in the 1881 Birth Records for Canischio, Italy.

Post 1875 Birth Record - Canischio, Italy
Birth Record for Maria Angela Campasso

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Individuals with Unknown Parents

As you research your families you will almost inevitably come to a person whose parents are not known. In this record collection for Canischio, the main reason for this is that the person was abandoned as a baby and raised by a foster family. For more detail on that practice see my post on abandoned infants.  However, in Canischio it is more common that the person’s mother will be known, but the father is not. In one instance in the current set of records, a father claims a child born out of wedlock, but the mother is unknown. For the Canischio birth records indexed on this site, having one unknown parent is always due to an out-of-wedlock birth.

So how do we account for these children and fit them into our family trees? There are basically three situations for these individuals: illegitimate children with a known parent, abandoned children who marry, and abandoned children who die as children or remain unmarried as adults. Each situation is addressed slightly differently.

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Name Spelling Standards

Since these indexes are essentially manual, the search function does not have the flexibility that many of us are familiar with using FamilySearchAncestry, or FindMyPast. For instance, there is no way to specify a search that finds “similar” or “sounds like” results. Since spelling was still not fully standardized during the 1800’s, I had to find a way to overcome that limitation and find results that were similarly spelled or pronounced. The current solution is certainly not elegant, but it gets the job done. Regardless of how some names were spelled in the original record, I have standardized spellings to allow for the basic search function in your browser to be most helpful. This post lists the standardized name spellings for most common names in Canischio.

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Prascorsano Image Index for Chiesa Sant’Andrea Apostolo

The baptism, marriage, and death records from 1823-1899 that took place in the Chiesa Sant’Andrea Apostolo in Prascorsano are available as part of the Registri ecclesiatici della Diocesi di Torino. However, these records have not yet been indexed and can be difficult to navigate. I’ve written a brief introduction to this collection previously. This post is an image index that will allow you to quickly navigate to the records that pertain to Prascorsano in a given year. Remember, you will need a free account on FamilySearch to view these records.

The links below will navigate you directly to the first image of the collection that pertains to Prascorsano for the listed year. Typically, each year begins with baptisms, followed by marriages and finishing with deaths. The records within each section are in chronological order. You can navigate forward and backward through the images using the left and right arrows circled below:

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Pratiglione Image Index for Chiesa San Nicolao

The baptism, marriage, and death records from 1823-1899 that took place in the Chiesa San Nicolao in Pratiglione are available as part of the Registri ecclesiatici della Diocesi di Torino. However, these records have not yet been indexed and can be difficult to navigate. I’ve written a brief introduction to this collection previously. This post is an image index that will allow you to quickly navigate to the records that pertain to Pratiglione in a given year. Remember, you will need a free account on FamilySearch to view these records.

The links below will navigate you directly to the first image of the collection that pertains to Pratiglione for the listed year. Typically, each year begins with baptisms, followed by marriages and finishing with deaths. The records within each section are in chronological order. You can navigate forward and backward through the images using the left and right arrows circled below:

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Registri ecclesiastici della Diocesi di Torino Image Indexes

Canischio is bordered by the villages of Sparone, Cuorgnè, Alpette, San Colombano Belmonte, Pratiglione, and Prascorsano and it is not uncommon for people from those towns to appear Canischio records. Of course, we often find people from Canischio in the records of the neighboring towns as well. To ease in tracing Canischians in other town’s records, I’m working to create image indexes for the church records for the towns in the vicinity of Canischio.

As a reminder, all these records are available as part of the Registri ecclesiatici della Diocesi di Torino. I’ve written a brief introduction to this collection previously. The records have not yet been indexed and can be difficult to navigate. The image indexes allow you to quickly navigate to the records that pertain to the town you are interested in for a specific year. Remember, you will need a free account on FamilySearch to view these records.

As additional indexes are completed, links to them will be included below.

CanischioSan Lorenzo Martire
PrascorsanoSant’Andrea Apostolo
PratiglioneSan Nicolao
San Colombano BelmonteSan Grato Vescovo

Registri ecclesiastici della Diocesi di Torino, 1823-1899

The Registri ecclesiatici della Diocesi di Torino details the baptisms, marriages and deaths recorded by the Catholic churches in the diocese of Torino from 1823 to 1899. Of course, this includes including those performed at Chiesa San Lorenzo Martire in Canischio. Additionally, within about ten kilometers of Canischio, there are churches in San Colombano Belmonte, Prascorsano, Pratiglione, Forno Canavese (Forno di Rivara), Pertusio, Cuorgne, Valperga, and Rivara. While many people from Canishcio lived there throughout their entire lives, it is not uncommon to find people from Canischio in the church records of nearby towns.

It is likely you will find your Canischio family members in these images. However, the images are not yet indexed and can be difficult to navigate for a beginner. Generally, the records are arranged by year and then alphabetically by town, though sometimes the alphabetization is not as you would expect. For instance, from 1823 to 1837, Pratiglione precedes Prascorsano (Latin: Pratocorsano). The two towns are sometimes sorted in this order even after 1837 when the records are in Italian. Other times, towns are misfiled or pages are missing.

From 1823 through 1837 the records are written out in longhand in Latin:

1837 Baptism Records from Canischio

Beginning in 1838, preprinted forms were filled out in Italian:

1862 Death Record from Canischio

To view the records, you will need to be logged in on FamilySearch (free account). Records are available to view online from 1823-1899.

To assist you in navigating the records, I have created an index that identifies the image number where the records for Canischio begin each year. As I have time, I’ll create indexes for nearby towns.

As always, if you have questions or want some help with tracing your family in Canischio or its surrounding areas, please feel free to leave a comment.

San Colombano Belmonte Image Index for Chiesa San Grato Vescovo

The baptism, marriage, and death records from 1823-1899 that took place in the Chiesa San Grato Vescovo in San Colombano Belmonte are available as part of the Registri ecclesiatici della Diocesi di Torino. However, these records have not yet been indexed and can be difficult to navigate. I’ve written a brief introduction to this collection previously. This post is an image index that will allow you to quickly navigate to the records that pertain to San Colombano Belmonte in a given year. Remember, you will need a free account on FamilySearch to view these records.

The links below will navigate you directly to the first image of the collection that pertains to San Colombano Belmonte for the listed year. Typically, each year begins with baptisms, followed by marriages and finishing with deaths. The records within each section are in chronological order. You can navigate forward and backward through the images using the left and right arrows circled below:

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Translating a pre-1875 Birth Record

Ferrero, Anna Maria

Until 1875, birth records in Canischio, Italy were completely written out by hand. They followed the same general pattern and used similar verbiage. With a little practice it’s relatively easy to skim a record quickly to pick out the information you are looking for. This is a quick guide to reading and translating birth records produced in Canishio prior to 1875.

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Translation Tips – Italian and Latin

As you’re reading records from Canischio, some will be written in Italian and some will be in Latin. You can see local influences on both languages. Canischio is within the area where Piedmontese is spoken. John is typically spelled “Giovanni” in Italian. But throughout the 1800s in Canischio, the name is almost always spelled “Gioanni” without the “v.” Additionally, some personal and family names clearly reflect French and German roots. It is not uncommon to see “Girot” and “Girotto” used interchangeably over the years to refer to the same family. Finally, names are typically Latinized in church records. So Carlo will be Carlus or Carlii and Giuseppe will be Joseph or Josephii. Endings vary depending on the grammar of the sentence.

Most of the vocabulary in the records is similar to modern Italian. You will generally be successful using a tool like Google Translate to decipher unfamiliar phrases. Also, do not be surprised if the words in the records are not spelled exactly as you see them below. Latin words have different endings to reflect grammatical constructions. Pay close attention to the word stems, and you’ll usually be able to understand the meaning.

The charts below are a helpful reference for translating dates:

MonthItalianLatinAbbreviation
Januarygennaiojanuarii
Februaryfebbraiofebruari
Marchmarzomartii
Aprilaprileaprilis
Maymaggiomaii or maij
Junegiugnojunii
Julylugliojulii
Augustagostoaugusto
Septembersettembreseptembris7bre
Octoberottobreoctobris8bre
Novembernovembrenovembris9bre
DecemberdicembredecembrisXbre
Italian CardinalItalian OrdinalLatin CardinalLatin Ordinal
1unoprimounus, una, unumprimus, prima, primum
2duesecondoduo, duae, duosecundus
3treterzotres, tres, triatertius
4quattroquartoquattuorquartus
5cinquequintoquinquequintus
6seisestosexsextus
7settesettimoseptemseptimus
8ottoottavooctooctavus
9novenononovemnonus, nona
10diecidecimodecemdecimus, decima
11undiciundicesimoundecimundecimus
12dodicidodicesimoduodecimduodeceimus
13tredicitredicesimotredecimtertius decimus
14quattordiciquattrodicesimoquattuordecimquartus decimus
15quindiciquidicesimoquindecimquintus decimus
16sedicisedicesimosedecimsextus decimus
17diciassettediciasettesimoseptendecimseptimus decimus
18diciottodiciottesimooctodecimocatavus decimus
19diciannovediciannovesimonovendecimnonus decimus
20ventiventesimovigintivigensimus
21ventunoventunesimoviginti unusvigensimus primus
22ventidueventiduesimoviginti duovigensimus secundus
23ventitréventitreesimoviginti tresvigensimus tertius
24ventiquattroventiquattresimoviginti quattuorvigensimus quartus
25venticinqueventicinquesimoviginti quinquevigensimus quintus
26ventiseiventiseiesimoviginti sexvigensimus sextus
27ventisetteventisettismoviginiti septemvigensimus septimus
28ventottoventottesimoviginti octovigensimus octavus
29ventinoveventinovesimoviginiti novemvigensimus nonus
30trentatrentesimotrigintatrigesimus
31trentunotrentunesimotriginta unustrigesimus primus