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Portigliola, Reggio Calabria Deaths

Portigliola Stemma

The death records for Portigliola, Reggio Calabria 1894 have now been extracted and linked to their respective images.

Portigliola is a comune in the Province of Reggio Calabria in the Italian region Calabria, located about 80 km southwest of Catanzaro and about 50 km northeast of Reggio Calabria.   …… Wikipedia

Additionally we have added images for Marriages 1894 for this town as well.

If you would like to add information or correct existing data please contact me using the contact form. Please include the link of the page in the message.

You can access the official town website at Comune di Portigliola.



elenco ufficioso, per ordine alfabetico”
Extractions of Italians killed in the Civile War in Spain 1936-1939 now available online.

MyHeritage and FamilySearch Partnership Announced

MyHeritage Partners With Family Search

MyHeritage Partners With Family Search

From the Family Search Blog posted 14 Oct 2013:

MyHeritage, the popular online family history network, and FamilySearch.org announced today the signing and commencement of a strategic partnership that forges a new path for the family history industry….”

What does this mean for users of both sites?

Users will be able to access Family Search historical records database and Family Tree using MyHertiage SuperSearch now. In return, MyHertiage allows Family Search access to it’s “powerful technologies”

The full press release containing details of the partnership can be found here.

Free Access to Ancestry Labour Day Weekend


968x92_ImmigraLaborDay_LIHPAncestry is offering free access this weekend to their Immigration and Travel Collection. Offer ends September 2nd, 2013.

Free Access to the 1911 Census England & Wales Census

Free Access to the 1911 Census England & Wales Census http://t.co/GbIuLzleBx Ancestry.co.uk is offering free access to the 1911 England & Wales census until October 14 records. You will need to register with Ancestry.co.uk with your name and email address. [Don’t forget that all England &
Wales censuses can be accessed without charge at any Family History Centre.]

— Calabria Exchange (@calabriaxchange) August 1, 2013


Gioiosa Ionica Catasto Onciario

Gioiosa Ionica Catasto 1745 Coming Soon!

Gioiosa Catasto 1745

Gioiosa Ionica – Catasto Catasto Onciario 1745 is coming soon on Calabria Exchange.


We are currently in the process of extracting the 1745 Catasto Onciario for the Comune of Gioiosa.   At the present time it is almost 50% complete.  Images and extractions should be completely uploaded sometime in August.

Stay tuned for further  updates on this and many other exciting new projects.

Old vs New

By now most people have heard the news that Ancestry is going to retire the old search feature on their site. A “new and improved” feature is in the works to merge the functionality of both the Old Search and New Search into one consolidated search engine which has set a lot of people in ‘panic’ mode.

Unfortunately, change is unavoidable (and necessary) in today’s wonderful world of technology. This of course doesn’t help those who repel change and technology (myself included).

What can you do? Well Ancestry has set up a survey to solicit feedback from it’s viewers about what they like/don’t like. They will use the feedback to help with the design of the new feature which may not be all bad.

We’ll see….

Ancestry.ca – Free Access June 27th to July 2nd

Ancestry – FREE access to Canadian records from June 27th to July 2nd at Ancestry.ca! The free records offered include passenger lists, the 1871 census, WWI soldiers, and records predating Confederation.

Memorial Day – 2013

Memorial Day 2013

Memorial Day 2013

This Memorial day don’t forget to stop & pause on Monday at 3 p.m. for a moment of silence to honor those who died in service to the United States.

USCT Service Records Complete through the 138th Infantry – Free through May 31st on Fold3.

Also search free Military Records on Ancestry.com

Genealogy Data Partnership between Calabria Exchange & Il Circolo Calabrese

Calabria ExchangeWe are pleased to announce a genealogy data sharing partnership has been formed been Calabria Exchange  and Il Circolo Calabrese  .
As part of that relationship, ICC will be hosting genealogical data that has been extracted from various towns Il Circolo Calabresearound Calabria while using ICCs database engine to make everything searchable online. What this means to you is that you will soon have access to more genealogy data on both websites using faster and easier methods of searching.

Currently C|E hosts over 160, 000 extractions and images to various records for towns in the province of Reggio Calabria while ICC is largest Calabrese membership organization in the world devoted to the study and preservation of the genealogy, history, culture and language of the Calabria region of Italy.

The first database to be released is  Cittanova (RC) Birth Index (1842 – 1865) which is still being updated by volunteers including Livio Moreno.

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