How to find relatives in Argentina with a very common name..

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How to find relatives in Argentina with a very common name..

Postby ValeriaMazza » 14 Aug 2009, 13:12

Buongiorno,

mi sono appena iscritta e ho fatto qualche ricerca nei forum per orientarmi.

Da qualche tempo sto pensando di fare un viaggio in Argentina e per l'occasione cercare di scovare i discendenti dei miei parenti che come tanti emigrarono dalla appennino parmense per l'Argentina nei primi anni del secolo scorso.

Sia da parte di madre che di padre vi sono stati parenti che partirono per il Sud America.

Sono già scoraggiata perchè il cognome di mia madre è ROSSI, il più comune cognome italiano (e vedo facendo una ricerca nelle pagine gialle argentine comunissimo anche laggiù).

Tra l'altro ho pochissime informazioni, che sto tentando di raccogliere tra i vecchi parenti italiani ancora in vita.
Abbiamo una foto che l'avo Rossi mandò dall'Argentina al ramo di famiglia rimasto in Italia con lui e ben 12 figli.
Sto disperatamente cercando di ritrovare delle fantomatiche lettere che potrebbero almeno contenere un seppur vecchissimo indirizzo.

Dalla parte di padre il cognome è MAZZA, un po' meno comune, ma anche qui si sono persi tutti i contatti e le memorie...un vecchio parente mi disse che alcuni sono andati in Uruguay e non in Argentina...

Insomma c'è tanta nebbia.

Come mi consigliereste di muovermi?
Credo sarebbe opportuno cercare prima nei registri italiani eventuali certificati di nascita per avere almeno nome e cognome esatti e poi con quelli fare una ricerca in Argentina.

In che enti posso fare queste ricerche?

Quello che so

Il ramo dei ROSSI veniva da originariamente da Alpe o Bedonia in provincia di Parma.

Il ramo dei MAZZA venica da Tornolo e Tarsogno sempre in provincia di Parma.

Grazie per qualsiasi spunto e aiuto!

Valeria Mazza

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Hello,

I've just signed in and done some researches to get some orientations in the forums.

I'm planning to travel in Argentina next year and while I'll be there I'd like to find and meet my relatives, descendants of my ancestors that as many other left the region of Parma Appenini to find a better life in Argentina in the first yeas of the past century.

I should have relatives in Argentina both from the mother and the father family lines.

I'm already discouraged, because the family name I'm looking for is (mother side) is ROSSI, the most common name in Italy and from what I can see in Argentinian yellow pages very common over there as well.

Besides I have very little information that I'm trying to collect with the oldest members of my family who can remember something about them.
I only have a picture which the Rossi ancestor whit his 12 children sent from Argentina to the family remained in Italy.

I'm trying to find some letters they should have written to our family, in order to have at least an address as starting point.

From my father side the family name is MAZZA, less common than Rossi, but also in this case we've lost all the contacts and memories ....an old relative here in italy said me they left to Uruguay and not to Argentina...

Such a big confusion!!

Ho do you suggest me to start my investigations?

i was thinking to make a research first in some italian archives in order to have the names of the ancestors who left from Italy and then try to find something about them in some Argentinian archives.

But in which institution can I make this query?

What I know

ROSSI family comes from Alpe or Bedonia in the province of Parma.

MAZZA family comes from Tornolo, casale and Tarsogno, province of Parma.

Thank you very much for your kind support!


PS: in case somebody is looking for info about the Province of Parma you can contact me, I'm currently living in milan but I could know some family names still living there.

Valeria Mazza

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Re: How to find relatives in Argentina with a very common na

Postby donnawright » 14 Aug 2009, 20:24

Valeria, I have Mazza ancestors from Calabria (Cantanzaro) and looking for information about them and their decendants. If you know of any Mazza in the south who I should contact, please get back to me. Good luck in your search.
Looking for Biagianti, Modesti & Vincenti in Tuscany and Tomaino, Curcio, Mazza, & Rizzo in Calabria

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Re: How to find relatives in Argentina with a very common na

Postby Bette » 15 Aug 2009, 01:45

Valeria,

Here are some ideas...

To verify if they have gone to Argentina...Do you know about this site to find Italian ancestors who have immigrated to Argentina?

http://213.212.128.168/radici/ie/defaultie.htm

It would be most important to find an address that they lived at. If this isn't possible, you could conduct a mailing campaign, and write to people with the same first and last name. Include a copy of the photograph with your mailing address and your email address.

When using the Forums it is a good idea to put their name in the subject line. I have had major success at doing this finding relatives in Brazil.

Post the information on as many forums as possible, hoping that someone in the family will see it.

If you are not a member, you could also join FACEBOOK and try to connect with people of these same surnames in Argentina. You may even find a MAZZA Family Group and a ROSSI Family Group to join.
Good luck,
Bette

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Re: How to find relatives in Argentina with a very common na

Postby animenini » 16 Aug 2009, 05:37

Dear Valeria,
Im writting you from Argentina.
I think you should visit this page: www.apellidositalianos.com.ar. There you'll find lots of information to helps your research in Argentina.
(Take a look to the database they have about surnames. There are some messages from other ROSSI and MAZZA trying to find those with the same surname and share information)

Try with the Argentina's Census 1895 in Family Search, there are many Mazza and Rossi!
http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsea ... html#start

Hope you have luck in your research
Ani

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Re: How to find relatives in Argentina with a very common na

Postby PeterTimber » 16 Aug 2009, 16:00

Dear Ani there are 1,157 Mazza and 6000+ Rossi immigrating to Argentina from Italy. May I suggest you either go or write to the Centro de Estudios Migratorios Latinoamericanos CEMLA (e-mail cemla@cemla.com in spanish language) orwrite to them in spanish at AVDA Independencia 20 (1099) Buenos Aires, Argentina....their website is www.cemla in spanish too.

OR you might want to use the services of the www.familias-argentinas.com.ar/index.php (English version) and ask them what it would cost to find the informaiton you wish..You donot say if you know how to speak read or write in Spanish? =Peter=
~Peter~

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Re: How to find relatives in Argentina with a very common na

Postby ValeriaMazza » 31 Aug 2009, 07:28

Dear all,

thank you so much for all this precious information!!

I'm just back from holidays and I'll try to follow all your suggestions in my next researches!

I can read and write in Spanish, not so fluent like English but and it shouldn't be a problem to establish some contacts.

I'll let you know if I find something!

Valeria

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