I often get comments on the blog and emails from people who have a connection with Bagni di Lucca. It is amazing the number of people all over the world who have ancestors who come from the area. It is a tiny place, but thousands of people have left Bagni di Lucca over the last couple of centuries and made new lives in far flung corners of the world.
Many people are keen to find out more about their Bagni di Lucca families. Ann Barsi, whose own family moved to USA, will be able to help some of those. She is holding an event on 11th September at Trattoria Santina in San Cassiano di Controne called “You know my Great-grandparents?”
She has carefully researched the church records of San Cassiano and will explain how the registers for the years 1600-1939 have been digitally imaged and then turned into family trees.
Here is an image of 4 baptisms from 1664/5.
This is the family group sheet for Giovanni Fabbri, born 20th October 1665.
If your ancestors are from San Cassiano di Controne there will be time to check the church’s database to see your family tree.
You will need to bring names and dates of your ancestors who were born before 1930. Many family trees go back 13 generations from today.
I’m sure it will be a fascinating evening.
“You know my Great-grandparents? (Conosci I miei Trisnonni?)
San Cassiano di Controne
11th September, 20.30 – 22.00
Ann previously completed the same research for the parish of Pieve di Controne and is currently working on the Monti di Villa parish.