From N Africa to Sicily....

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From N Africa to Sicily....

Postby Minx » 02 Mar 2004, 02:57

Hi in another forum here I explained that my gg grandmother was taken from N. Africa to Sicily by her father before being taken to Boscotrecase in Naples, Comune di Torre del Greco.

What Im interested in finding out is why would they would be in Africa??? I believe Libya, Eritrea and Somaliland were once under Italian rule but the dates just dont seem right to me with regards to my relatives. I thinks she was born sometime in the 1830's in Africa to an African native but was taken to Italy in her fathers surname, Cannavacciuolo. can anyone shed any light on this?? Its purely for historical reference that I need to know. Tar, Mina in not so sunny Bury! 8)
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Re: From N Africa to Sicily....

Postby Reazzurro90 » 12 Jul 2004, 21:28

Minx wrote:Hi in another forum here I explained that my gg grandmother was taken from N. Africa to Sicily by her father before being taken to Boscotrecase in Naples, Comune di Torre del Greco.

What Im interested in finding out is why would they would be in Africa??? I believe Libya, Eritrea and Somaliland were once under Italian rule but the dates just dont seem right to me with regards to my relatives. I thinks she was born sometime in the 1830's in Africa to an African native but was taken to Italy in her fathers surname, Cannavacciuolo. can anyone shed any light on this?? Its purely for historical reference that I need to know. Tar, Mina in not so sunny Bury! 8)


If I kew the year you were talking about, it'd help a lot more. But basically, this is the deal. The Italian Empire occupied all those lands. Italy was very crowded and poor then, and a lot of Italians emigrated from Italy to Libya, Eretria, and Somalia. When our empire was overthrown in 1947, Italians were still there. But later on, the Libyan government (after the military rebellion of Qaddaffi) expelled all of the 75,000 Italians from Libya. This could explain what your grandmother was talking about.
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Re: From N Africa to Sicily....

Postby ptimber » 13 Jul 2004, 01:21

She is talking about the 1830's. Peter
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Re: From N Africa to Sicily....

Postby ptimber » 13 Jul 2004, 01:26

do you know what country she was born in? There may be a record in the italian colonial office of her birth. Peter
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