Who came before Sentino?
It has taken me a couple of years to actually be able to read the San Vincenzo records from 1566. For the longest, it just looked like chicken-scratching to me. In fact, just this past Sunday, while living a quarantined Easter, I decided to look at these records again, and was totally flummoxed by the writing. However, I just sat and read. And read and read and read. Apparently that was enough to turn a switch in my brain. For some of the records at least! So for the past day or so I’ve been pouring over these records, finding it easier and easier to understand these words in front of me. But I had skipped many of the very first records in these books, because they just seemed so difficult. Today, after looking at many, many records, I ventured back to the beginning, and amazingly they suddenly made sense!Continue reading →