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Notary Records for Abadia and Lemina Valley

Abadia is a small town at the mouth of the Chisone Valley near Catholic dominated Pinerolo. It is also known as Abbadia, Abbadia Alpina, and La Badia. Recent maps show the name as Abbadia Alpina. It is now enclosed by the growing suburbs of Pinerolo and has largely lost its identity as an independent community. The current population is slightly over 4,000, a three-fold increase over the population in the mid-1800s.

The Lemina Valley is north of Abbadia and it's primary town is San Pietro Val Lemina with a population of 1,500.

Since the notary records for Abadia and Lemina Valley do not cover all years, also search the notary records of the surrounding communities, particularly Pinerolo.

Click HERE to see a map of the area.

Brackets [like this] indicate the years included in the volume when the years covered do NOT appear in the headings of the volume.

Abadia and Lemina Valley

Lemina Valley

We are grateful to the State Archives, Torino for providing access to these records, and to Giovanni Cena for his generous efforts to abstract them.