other documents

Allegati are basically records that were required to be presented by a couple who intended to get married. They would include both the future bride and groom’s birth act or baptismal records, any previous marriage records and a copy of the death act of the first spouse, if applicable, and any death records of the bride and grooms parents (this of course would not apply if the parents were still living). Once all the correct documentation was received and the banns posted three times, the couple was free to marry.


What are Processetti? – To marry in southern Italy, you needed the consent of your parents. If your father was alive he gave his formal consent before an official of civil registration. If your father was dead, however, you had to prove that he was dead; this proof you provided with a copy of his death record…… (by Robert Angelo)