How to get birth certificate for gggrandmother fr Cannalonga

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How to get birth certificate for gggrandmother fr Cannalonga

Postby Fred48 » 23 Nov 2009, 23:14

Hi,

I would like to get a copy of my wife's grandmother and also her great grandmother. I know the great-grandmother was born in Cannalonga and I am not sure of the grandmother. On the ship manifest it mention Novi Velia. So is it Cannalonga or Novi Velia?

Is there a specific address for these birth certificates and how much information did I have to provide. For the grandmother I have the appproxiate year and of couse the mother and father. For the greatgrandmother I have the year and maiden name. Is that suffice?

Thanks!!

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Re: How to get birth certificate for gggrandmother fr Cannal

Postby PeterTimber » 23 Nov 2009, 23:25

Both Cannalonga and Novi Velia are two separate comunes (towns) but birth records will be in the town of origin as well as marriage and death records.

Sans any names I was unable to double check the ellisisland.org websites but no matter you can do your own research.

Go towww.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwisdom/italian-form-letters.html for form letters to send to the approrpiate comune
They are free of charge and if you go to these two websites you will then be able toselect the town you wish or even send letters to both towns if you are not sure.
www.tuttitalia.it/campania/26-cannalonga and www.tuttitalia.it/campania/37-novi-velia

Send the letters to UFFICIO DI STATO CIVILE to the address beneath MUNICIPIO

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Re: How to get birth certificate for gggrandmother fr Cannal

Postby Fred48 » 24 Nov 2009, 12:44

Peter,

Thank you for your input regarding how to get birth certificates. It was very diffficult to find the names (Potesta) in Ellis Island. Someone on this site pointed me to them. When the names were copied from the mainfest they tried their best but Potesta became Poutlo.

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Re: How to get birth certificate for gggrandmother fr Cannal

Postby PeterTimber » 24 Nov 2009, 13:25

Did you try www.castlegarden,org for a check ofthe Potesta surname for arrivals at NYC as well?? =Peter=
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