my Italian Grandmother-Angelina Cordani

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my Italian Grandmother-Angelina Cordani

Postby angelc » 31 Oct 2008, 19:44

My grandmother was Angelina (Joanna Maria) Cordani born in Italy in 1883. I understand she came to Liverpool with another family who had an ice cream business and worked for them to start with. I don't know when. My first concrete evidence is the birth of her first child in dec 1915, Lina registered by Angelina Cordani in Feb 1916 with no father given. At this time she lived at 357 Mill Street, Toxteth Park and was a shop assistant, we think in a fish and chip shop. As far as I know no other members of her family came with her. I know nothing else about her Italian family except that her father's name was Antonio and he was a farmer somewhere in the north of Italy. Can anyone help me to find out where my grandmother came from or find out about the rest of her family. Anything at all would be wonderful.

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Re: my Italian Grandmother-Angelina Cordani

Postby PeterTimber » 01 Nov 2008, 03:44

Have youi tried www.findmypast.com which is a paying website but first do a name check its free for that and see if there is a trace of the family. Also try the free BMD.com as well whic is a free site. =Peter=

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Postby PeterTimber » 01 Nov 2008, 03:47

The website is www.freebmd.org.uk =Peter=

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Re: my Italian Grandmother-Angelina Cordani

Postby angelc » 01 Nov 2008, 13:49

Thanks Peter. Looked at findmypast but main links appear to be regimental and I am sure, as a farming family, this is unlikely. Freebmd is no good for her birth as she was born in Italy. I do have marriage and death certificates but they don't give any more info to help with place of birth.

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Postby PeterTimber » 01 Nov 2008, 14:12

Regimental is not the only category. Perhaps if you selected any low numbers amongst the name checks involving birth, immigration, census and several other categories as well. =Peter=

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Re: my Italian Grandmother-Angelina Cordani

Postby PeterTimber » 01 Nov 2008, 21:58

Postscript: there is a birth site for Angelina genevieve Cordani born in 2000 whose parents may be related to your Angelina?=Peter=

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Re: my Italian Grandmother-Angelina Cordani

Postby angelc » 01 Nov 2008, 23:11

Thanks again. Going to visit a relative who just might have something more to go on. Will follow this one up when I get back.


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