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Looking for James Sebastiano Casula family members

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Re: Looking for James Sebastiano Casula family members

Posted: 1561847745000
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Based on the birth date shown on your tree (5 May 1884), I found a birth record for Sebastiano Casula here: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-9944-X6LD?i.... There are several interesting points. First, he apparently was born on 4 May, according to the record, and was a twin to Martina Casula, whose birth record follows Sebastiano's. Second, their father, Nicolò Casula, stated that Sebastiano and Martina were born of a union between him and a woman to whom he was not married and whose name is not given in the body of the record. However, a note in the margin indicates that Nicolò married Maria Govina Brianda in Berchidda on 10 Jun 1904. The record relating to the publication of banns is found here: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-9944-X7BN?i....

The marriage record itself (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L944-XLCC?i...) is the most telling. The pair apparently married to legitimize their children: Paolo (birth recorded 28 Sept 1880), Sebastiano (birth recorded 7 May 1884), Martina (not mentioned in this marriage record--most likely she died since they had a later child named Martina), Maria Giuseppa (birth recorded 13 Feb 1887), Speranza (birth recorded 7 Feb 1889), and Martina (birth recorded 5 Dec 1892). Both Nicolò and Maria Govina were 48 at the time of their marriage, so born about 1856. They were both born in Berchidda. The records don’t go back far enough to show their births.

Nicolò's father was Paolo Casula and his mother was Giuseppa Denusu(?). Maria Govina's parents were Sebastiano Brianda and Luisi(?) Maria Corusina(?). The registrar's handwriting is difficult to read, and the names are not what we typically consider Italian. Sardinian is its own language, and features a lot of 'u's where Italian would use 'o's or 'a's. I think if you look through some of the indexes in this set--there's an index at the end of each year's births, marriages and deaths--you might find a clearer hand to read and can figure these names out. It doesn’t appear that there was a great variety of surnames in Berchidda.
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