Searching Ancestry--Maglie, Provincia di Lecce

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Searching Ancestry--Maglie, Provincia di Lecce

Postby eternalgreetings » 08 Nov 2008, 19:41

I would love to find the missing links: my maternal grandmother’s real name and name of her father.

My great-grandmother (nee Luisa Maria Borgia in Maglie, Provincia di Lecce, Puglia, Italia) fled from her very violent husband and arrived in the USA with her daughter and her mother in October 1913. Both she and her mother could not read or write, so I believe they weren’t able to spell her daughter’s name. The ship’s passenger list shows her little girl as a 6 y.o. male with the name of Costantino Casteluzzi. (It is possible my great-grandma could have disguised her child as a boy in case they were stopped during their escape. I remember my G-Grandma telling me how they sneaked out very quietly in the dark of the night and made their way on foot for a long distance.)

Once in America, the child went by the name of Connie. Later, when Connie married, she and her husband corresponded with her father in Italy. A paper was found with a phonetic spelling of “Castelecchoâ€

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Re: Searching Ancestry--Maglie, Provincia di Lecce

Postby PeterTimber » 08 Nov 2008, 19:53

Since you are a newbie you may consider entertaining the idea of doing your own Italian Genealogy Research with the following website which is free of charge.

The site is www,angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwisdom/free_genealogy_research.html


Needless to say we are here to support you with any questions that may arise. =Peter=

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Postby PeterTimber » 08 Nov 2008, 19:55

Sorry but I put a comma instead of a "." after www. Please correct for website to appear. =Peter=

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Re: Searching Ancestry--Maglie, Provincia di Lecce

Postby wldspirit » 08 Nov 2008, 20:00

Microfilmed records are available thru the year 1900:

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I volunteer at a Family History Center as well as teach a class there on how to begin your genealogy. I have written the information below for our FHC. I think it might be useful for everyone when they are trying to locate microfilm.

The proper way of obtaining microfilm from a Family History Center
1. You go to www.familysearch.org

2. Click on the tab on the top right called Library

3. Click on the words Family History Library Catalog

4. Click on the words Place Search and type in the town you are looking for. Then click the word search.

5. A list of the results will show up. (an example: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

6. Click on the link you are looking for such a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Vital Records. A new page will appear where it will show all the films for Vital Records

7. Click on the link you want such as Death Registries.

8. Click on View Film Notes and a list of the microfilm numbers will appear.

9. Click at the bottom of the page, For a printable copy, click hereand you will get a form to print out with all the film numbers.

10. Click print.



Ordering Microfilm

1. Now the FHC does not have all the microfilm in their possession.

2. You have to order the microfilm which takes 3-4 weeks for it to arrive.

3. It costs about $5.75 a roll for 30 days of viewing time.

4. If you need to renew the microfilm, it cost about $5.50 for another 60 days.

5. If you need to renew it after the 60 days, it will cost another $5.50 and the films can be kept on an indefinite bases.

6. Microfilm must be viewed at the FHC.

7. Copies are $0.35 a page.

Written and Created for the Family History Center of Cherry Hill, New Jersey - by PTCTM - Trish - 02/2006


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Re: Searching Ancestry--Maglie, Provincia di Lecce

Postby eternalgreetings » 08 Nov 2008, 20:06

Thank you Peter Timber and Wldspirit for your help. I will follow up on your suggestions. :-)


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