Thanks to Francesco Fullone, The Cosenza Exchange is proud to have his beautiful photographs of the church records from the frazione of Santa Maria La Castagna and the churches "Santa Maria della Neve" (built in 1823) and L'Annunziata. These records will allow the descendants of Montalto Uffugo, San Sisto and Bucita (now part of San Fili but during this time period part of Montalto) to go back even further to research their ancestry. These records could have been lost to time forever, had it not been for Cesare Ritacca who saved and preserved these precious records.
I have extracted the baptisms so you can view the images by name. Please note that the baptism books were written in Latin and some of the surnames were also changed to the Latin form of the name. Because of this, some of the surnames may be slightly different. For example, I have verified that the majority of Crivaro families show up in these baptisms as Cribaro and DeBiase is diBiase in the earlier years. The first names have been translated from Latin to Italian for your convenience. Please check the images for more information.
Please note that these records have been shared here for the purpose of researching family history and are not to be published, copied or reproduced without written consent. No profit should be made from these records.