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Family Information Needed.....Hit a brick wall

Postby dhap » 16 Jan 2009, 06:25

Ok this is my first time using this site wish me luck..... My Grandfather was Cosmo Russi who lived in Apraise, Campania, Bemevento Italy. I believe his parents were Antonio and Maria. Cosmo Russi was born 03 Feb 1886 (could be 1885).

I am looking any information on my Grandfather's family.

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Re: Family Information Needed.....Hit a brick wall

Postby wldspirit » 16 Jan 2009, 07:05

Welcome to ItalianGenealogy,
Are you looking for records here in the US or Italy?
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Re: Family Information Needed.....Hit a brick wall

Postby dhap » 16 Jan 2009, 07:34

I am trying to find records from Italy.

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Re: Family Information Needed.....Hit a brick wall

Postby wldspirit » 16 Jan 2009, 08:09

The town of ARPAISE can be located at the following link, includes
telephone and fax number:

Municipo

An interactive form letter which can also be used:

Record Request

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Re: Family Information Needed.....Hit a brick wall

Postby misbris » 16 Jan 2009, 18:03

The Family history Center has the civil records for Arpaise from 1809 to 1860. Unfortunately, your grandfather was born after that. However, the records of his father's birth and marriage should be there. If you know his mother's maiden name, you could find her as well.

http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... umns=*,0,0

For your knowledge, the town or comune is Arpaise, the province is Benevento, and the region is Campania.

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Re: Family Information Needed.....Hit a brick wall

Postby misbris » 16 Jan 2009, 18:11

By the way, the name Rossi is very common in Arpaise, not Russi. But there are some Russi in the town of Benevento.

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Re: Family Information Needed.....Hit a brick wall

Postby dhap » 18 Jan 2009, 18:12

Thank you wldspirit and misbris.

I send out the letter yesterday. Now all I have to do is wait.

I am also looking at the family search website, hoping maybe I would find something there.

Tks again and will let you know when I hear back from Italy.

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Re: Family Information Needed.....Hit a brick wall

Postby wldspirit » 18 Jan 2009, 20:18

Keep us posted, we love updates!!

The microfilm information provided by Misbris is a wonderful resource,
even if limited to the finding of only one or two records, those records contain a wealth of information. Something to consider.

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