H. suffered from a pulmonary ailment, and during the autumn of 1816, having been advised to winter in a warmer climate, he travelled to Pisa (Italy) with (more…)
The Story of a man, of his diseased body and his grave (including his medallion) Monday, Feb 13 2017
Analysis and Biography and Cemeteries and Old English and Sources British, Burial Practices, Burials, Cemetery, Francis Horner, Henry Englefield, History, Non-Catholic, Old English Cemetery, Parliament of the United Kingdom, Scottish, Sculpture, Sir Francis Chantrey, Sismondi 1:20 pm
Livorno Non-Catholic indexes (1818-1865) silently updating… Sunday, Dec 2 2012
Genealogy and Lists and Sources Births, Burials, Calvinists, Christianity, Deaths, Genealogy, Greek-Orthodox, Huguenot, Jewish, List, Livorno, Lutherans, Non-Catholic, Protestantism, Protestants, Sources, Tuscany, Waldensians 5:01 pm
The Livorno’s Non-Catholic Civil Births’ Index (1818-1865) has been silently updated in the past few days, after the initial release of letters A-E, and is now fully published online. The index is comprised of 6666 single entries and a little over 1000 different family names.
Livorno Non-Catholic Birth, Marriage, and Death indexes (1818-1865) are online. Monday, Nov 19 2012
Genealogy and Lists and Sources Births, Burials, Christianity, Deaths, Genealogy, Greek-Orthodox, Huguenot, Jewish, List, Livorno, Non-Catholic, Protestantism, Protestants, Sources, Tuscany, Waldensians 11:03 pm
For the first time this fundamental source for the history of Livorno is being gradually published on this blog. The first batch of the Births’ Index is already online and it includes letters A through E totalling a little more than 2000 individuals.
The plan is to publish the totality of the three indexes (Births, Marriages and Deaths) in batches like the first one, a few letters at a time. Once completed, it will be a priceless source covering nearly 50 years (1818-1865) of existence of the non-catholic minorities in Livorno. All births, marriages and deaths of any individual professing a non-catholic faith were recorded and indexed in these civil registers, including but not limited to: Jews, Dutchmen, Germans, English, Huguenots, Waldensians, Muslims, Orthodox Greeks, Protestants, et al.
Some more information on this source can be found here (also accessible from the blog homepage). There you will find answers to the following questions and, of course, the links to access the indexes:
– What are the “non-catholic indexes” of Livorno?
– What information do they include?
– What information can I expect to find in a full act?
If you already know the answers you can click directly on the Births’ Indexes.
UPDATE (Nov. 21st, 2012): Added letters F – G – H – I – J – K
Shame! The “English Cemetery” of Pisa. Sunday, Sep 2 2012
If you happen to visit the city of Pisa by bus, chances are that your bus parks at the large bus parking area on Via Pietrasantina, a few hundred yards away from the world heritage site of Piazza dei Miracoli, where thousands of tourists visit the leaning tower everyday.
In this case, unfortunately, you might also happen to walk down Via Pietrasantina to reach the famous square, risking at the same time your life and (more…)
New Blog Section: The Old English Cemetery of Livorno in Images Thursday, Aug 23 2012
A whole new section has just been added to the blog’s page about the Old English Cemetery of Livorno:
The new page consists, for now, of a few sub-sections rich of images related to the cemetery:
- 65 Suggestions… (it was originally a blog post, now also transferred to this section)
- The symbolism of death
I plan to add more pictures and themed-sections in the next future. Enjoy!