Coindo: why memory should not be lost
In this article I want to tell web surfers how to make the family tree of your family or at least how I did it. Creating a family tree is a great way to illustrate your family history. The first thing we need to know is that genealogical research is based on the consultation of birth, marriage and even death of ancestors, which are kept in municipal and parish archives. With the Council of Trent of 1545-1563 it was imposed on parish priests to record both baptisms, confirmations, marriages and even the deaths of the parishioners, with the consequent result of the formation of records full of information for genealogical purposes. Every historical research aimed at creating a family tree must certainly start from the surname, which is also called “casato”, that is, something that indicates all the descendants, who are part of the same family. Next to the surname, as a fundamental factor of family identification, there is also the emblem, that is an object of study of heraldry.
The search for one’s family tree is an activity, but for some people it is also a hobby, really fascinating and fascinating. At the same time, this procedure is also a real complicated, difficult discipline, which in some cases may involve very long times before giving the desired results. Therefore it is good to arm yourself with a lot of patience and also not to be discouraged at the first failures. A genealogical tree starts from your person, from which the different branches separate. Start writing the names of your close relatives, then move on to those of your parents’ generation. Make sure you do not leave anyone behind. The family tree will be an important part of your family’s history, so take care to create an accurate pattern. Going back in time to a couple of generations, it will be difficult to find the names. Not to forget anyone, do research and check it out, it’s a great opportunity to learn something more about your family. Talk to the older people in your family for more information. Find out the names of your grandparents’ s brothers, their spouses and children. Try to find out as much as you can. If you’re lucky, you’ll come across interesting family stories and maybe even some secrets.
Recall that in the network it is now possible to find a large number of resources, which are completely free and that allow us to build genealogical trees online. The sites are: FamilySearch.org, MyHeritage.it and Ancestry.com. Through all these sites, many people from all over the world are able to trace their ancestors, entering their data. Thanks to the genealogical trees they manage to create, users can trace far away ancestors by consulting names, dates, places, photos and even documents. Obviously most of the sites allow only general searches and it should also be borne in mind that information about your surname is not inherent in your family. For a serious and well documented research it is necessary to go to the archives,
In my case, the research and consultation of the personal data of the members of the family was made largely in the parishes of Laietto, Mocchie and Condove. The greatest difficulty encountered was to decipher the ancient writings in the ancient registers consumed by time, not always in beautiful calligraphy and up to a certain date in Latin. Transcript mistakes are also frequent: think that my paternal grandmother in the parish of Mocchie where she was baptized, was registered as Cordola Emilia Alberta (1858/1929), while in the parish of Laietto after the marriage with my grandfather Giovanni was registered like Cordola Melania, the name with which it was commonly called.