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 church L'Annunziata (which burned down in a fire in the early 1820s). Santa Maria della Neve was built in 1823 to replace L'Annuziata. 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. The baptisms from 1746-1929 can be accessed here.
Morti records can provide a date of death, age upon death, spouses name and some of these records provide parents names. Click the years of death below which will take you to another page where those years are extracted.
Records of marriages that occurred in the church Santa Maria della Neve in the frazione Santa Maria La Castagna from 1913 through 1929 will be available here. I am still working on the marriaage records so check back soon for updates.
Please note that these records have been shared here for the purpose of researching family history and are not to be published, copied or reproduced without written consent.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.
Pictured here is the ceiling of the church Santa Maria della Neve