Italy, Siracusa, Avola, Parrocchia di San Sebastiano, Chiesa Madre, Catholic Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Avola, Siracusa, Italy
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1574-1875
Languages: Italian
Title in the Language: Italia, Siracusa, Avola, Parrocchia di San Sebastiano - Chiesa Madre, Registri Parrocchiali, 1574-1875
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Comune of Avola, Province of Siracusa, Italy

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This is a collection of images of baptisms, marriages and deaths from the Parish of San Sebastiano - Chiesa Madre, in the town of Avola, province of Siracusa, Italy for the years 1574 to 1875.

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Collection Content[edit | edit source]

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