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Need help finding info on great grandparents FUSCO/ARPINO

Postby yasmincelesta » 12 Jan 2009, 20:12

Can anyone help me find information on my great grand parents benedetto Fusco and Michaelangela (nee Arpino) I know that my grandmotheer came from Sant' Elia Naples now part of Lazio. They had a few children beforwe they left Italy and brought some with them firstly to England (Bradford or Hull) I think and then on to Edinburgh. My grandfathers name was pasquale he was born in Bradford. I know that some of his elder siblings went to America, Michael who worked for the police department in New york or New jersey. I'd be happy for any information recieved. I have done a small amount of research myself here in Edinburgh with Birth certificates and death certificates. it was such a large family that my great grandmother had and she facinates me. My dream is to go to sant' Elia and travel her journey.

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Re: Need help finding info on great grandparents FUSCO/ARPIN

Postby vj » 12 Jan 2009, 20:17

Welcome to the Forum!
We'll be happy to see what we can do to help.
Do you have any approx birth /death years?
Thanks, Valarie

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Re: Need help finding info on great grandparents FUSCO/ARPIN

Postby vj » 12 Jan 2009, 20:25

Just for reference,
Is this your family in 1901?
Thanks!

Address: 8 S S C Buildings
Registration district: St Giles
Civil Parish: Edinburgh St Giles
County: Midlothian

edit: added birth locations from census

Head Benditti Fusco 51
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850
Where born: Italn Sub, Italy

Wife Maggie Fusco 44
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1857
Where born: Italn Sub, Italy

Son Michell Fusco 15
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1886
Where born: Italn Sub, Italy

Son Andonia Fusco 10
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
Where born: England, Halifax

Son Salvatore Fusco 8
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1893
Where born: England, Bradford

Son Pasqualia Fusco 5
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1896
Where born: England, Bradford

Daughter Louisa Fusco 7
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894
Where born: England, Bradford

Daughter Netta Fusco 3
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1898
Where born: St Cuth, Edinburghshire

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Re: Need help finding info on great grandparents FUSCO/ARPIN

Postby yasmincelesta » 12 Jan 2009, 20:29

Yes as you can see my great grandmother called herself Maggie! I had found this myself . I know there was another male child with the equivalent name of george after netta who was antonia, her oldest children were probably married

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Postby vj » 12 Jan 2009, 20:35

Thank you for the update!
Have you tried writing to Sant' Elia for your family's records?

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Re: Need help finding info on great grandparents FUSCO/ARPIN

Postby wldspirit » 12 Jan 2009, 20:39

So that members do not duplicate records already seen......perhaps you can tell us what records you have seen and what specifically you need.
In this way we can better direct your research.
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Re: Need help finding info on great grandparents FUSCO/ARPIN

Postby yasmincelesta » 12 Jan 2009, 20:43

Dont know how to do that, cant speak the language much to my sorrow. Wouldn't know the first thing on how to go about it. I have often wondered if there are any relatives still in the san'elia vacinity,because i know that my grandmother had at least one sister. Who cared and brought up one of her daughters in Italy when my grand mother left the daughter later came to Edinburgh I think her maried name was Gargaro.

Im sorry i'm not much help, but i am grateful

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Re: Need help finding info on great grandparents FUSCO/ARPIN

Postby vj » 12 Jan 2009, 20:49

yasmincelesta wrote:
Dont know how to do that, cant speak the language much to my sorrow. Wouldn't know the first thing on how to go about it. I have often wondered if there are any relatives still in the san'elia vacinity,because i know that my grandmother had at least one sister. Who cared and brought up one of her daughters in Italy when my grand mother left the daughter later came to Edinburgh I think her maried name was Gargaro.
Im sorry i'm not much help, but i am grateful.


Oh my!
Not to worry.
We can link you up with several form letters you can use.
Valarie

This may help you locate family currently living in Italy.

Italian White Pages
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LDS Family Search Letter Writing Guide

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Re: Need help finding info on great grandparents FUSCO/ARPIN

Postby yasmincelesta » 12 Jan 2009, 20:54

thank you for your help. Now i can sit down and scribe a letter an hope that I get a response. you have been ever so helpful and I really appreciate it. I will let you know of the out come many thanks

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Re: Need help finding info on great grandparents FUSCO/ARPIN

Postby vj » 12 Jan 2009, 21:12

Yasmin,
I hope you get lots of responses!

Here’s another interactive letter (with instructions) for requesting civil records.
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... civile.asp
Apparently there are at least two Sant’ Elia’s in Lazio?
I’m not sure which is yours.

Valarie

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Re: Need help finding info on great grandparents FUSCO/ARPIN

Postby yasmincelesta » 12 Jan 2009, 21:18

Didn't know that, I have googled Sant' Elia Fiumerapido! I've got at least 31 Arpinos, and 3 Fuscos. Would you think there is a special name for a record office or church for marriage, birth records etc..

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Postby vj » 12 Jan 2009, 22:27

yasmincelesta wrote:Didn't know that, I have googled Sant' Elia Fiumerapido! I've got at least 31 Arpinos, and 3 Fuscos. Would you think there is a special name for a record office or church for marriage, birth records etc..

Yasmin


Yes, this is where you would write for civil records:

Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Comune di Sant'Elia Fiumerapido
Piazza Enrico Risi
03049 SANT'ELIA FIUMERAPIDO FR
ITALY

I'd use this form letter as a start
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... civile.asp

Valarie

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Re: Need help finding info on great grandparents FUSCO/ARPIN

Postby yasmincelesta » 12 Jan 2009, 22:32

Thanks Valerie,
yasmin
Will Start on that tomorrow. Iwill keep you informed as to how I get along. Once again many thanks.

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Re: Need help finding info on great grandparents FUSCO/ARPIN

Postby vj » 12 Jan 2009, 22:37

Yasmin
Here’s another option :D
Valarie

Italian records:
Your nearest Family History Center has records for Sant'Elia Fiumerapido on microfilm.
The cost is about $6 mo (rent), you’ll need to go to the center to order & view them.

Family History Library Catalog:
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library ... t_fhlc.asp

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Topic Italy, Frosinone, Sant'Elia Fiumerapido - Civil registration
Titles #Registri dello stato civile, 1809-1899 Sant'Elia Fiumerapido (Frosinone). Ufficio dello stato civile


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Re: Need help finding info on great grandparents FUSCO/ARPIN

Postby Italysearcher » 13 Jan 2009, 13:41

The town of Sant'Elia has no birth, marriage or death records before about 1860 or so. What they do have are reconstructed after WW2. The church has records but are not complete for all parishes. Records before 1865 are on microfilm as are many of the reconstructed records. If your ancestor was not in Italy after WW2 it is unlikely there will be civil records for them. My website has photos of the church and town.
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