Posted by Chris Caravella on 21 APR 2008 9:18:29
You're right, Stan. Ustica has a relatively short history and records from Ustica only begin in the early 1760's. The problem with continuing research is that there are very few easily accessible genealogy sources prior to 1820 when the government mandated that civil records be kept. Even Ustica.org does not contain many church records prior to 1820. The only way to get them is to actually be in the church in Ustica. Some Lipari church records are available on the Mormon microfilms but they are handwritten and in Latin, making them very difficult to read.