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Starting search for Romano relatives

Postby val_romano » 25 Mar 2009, 01:50

I have finally decided to begin my search for Romano relatives. However, I am not sure how to go about it, so I am starting here. I have some information about my grandfather, who, after going to Argentina from Sicilia, left some family behind. He met my grandmother in Argentina, and they had my father, Sebastian. I know when and where my grandfather was born, and the names I have of his parents are apparently correct. I also believe to know the names of a brother and sister of his.
As far as what my father knows, he has (or had) a half-sister, whose name I don't know, but I am guessing I may have cousins.
I have no idea what to do to try to find out what relatives I may have on my father's side, and hope anyone here might know how to help.

Thanks a lot,

Valeria

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Re: Starting search for Romano relatives

Postby wldspirit » 25 Mar 2009, 05:20

You have a couple of options. You can write to the town of origin, and request records on the family. Birth, marriage and death records would be obtained from the Stato Civile office.

Also, a historical state of the family certificate will reveal the composition of the family. This can be obtained from the Anagrafe office.

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Re: Starting search for Romano relatives

Postby PeterTimber » 25 Mar 2009, 13:16

You can also go to www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwisdom/fr ... earch.html which is a brief explanation on how todo your own Italian Genealogy Research. This way you can understand why the instructions provided above are the best way to find your family in Italy. =Peter=
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Postby JamesBianco » 25 Mar 2009, 13:21

val_romano wrote:I know when and where my grandfather was born, and the names I have of his parents are apparently correct.


Where was he born in Sicily?

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Re: Starting search for Romano relatives

Postby val_romano » 25 Mar 2009, 13:29

I am sure all of this information will be very useful. Thank you very much. As for my grandfather, his name was Carmelo. He was born in Siracusa, and for some reason, the Villa Giardino rings a bell to my father and me.

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Postby PeterTimber » 25 Mar 2009, 13:47

The Villa Giardino, I believe, is a place where people can celebrate their civil marriages free of charge and its official names is Giardino di Villa Reiman on Via N. Grotticelli 74 and is next to the civil registry offices. =Peter=
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Re: Starting search for Romano relatives

Postby BillieDeKid » 25 Mar 2009, 14:17

This might help

original name: Villa Giardino
geographical location: Punilla, Cordoba, Argentina, South America

Since your grandfather went to Argentina, this could be why Villa Giardino sounds familiar, it's not in Italy though.

Edit at 11:05am to add supporting link for information I provided

http://www.maplandia.com/argentina/cord ... -giardino/

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Postby PeterTimber » 25 Mar 2009, 15:50

I believe the Villa Giardino is in Siracusa, Sicily and the Villa Giardino is a well known place where couples celebrate their civil marriages. of course there could be a Villa Giardino inArgentina but it would be called Villa Jardin. =Peter=
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Postby JamesBianco » 25 Mar 2009, 17:28

PeterTimber wrote: of course there could be a Villa Giardino inArgentina but it would be called Villa Jardin. =Peter=



Not necessarily, that's sort of like saying there is no Los Angeles in the USA. Often (naturally) there are towns in foreign contries where the name alone challenges the pronunciation skills of it's native people, usually as a result of the influence of the immigrants who settled there.

Like this town for example...

Villa Giardino, Argentina

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Re: Starting search for Romano relatives

Postby liviomoreno » 25 Mar 2009, 17:39

I could not find any place called "Villa Giardino" in Siracusa.
The Villa Reimann in Siracusa is also known for its garden (giardino in Italian) but its name is Villa Reimann, not Villa Giardino.

Since Carmelo met his wife in Argentina it is very likely that Villa Giardino is the town situated in Punilla, Cordoba.

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Re: Starting search for Romano relatives

Postby val_romano » 25 Mar 2009, 19:29

Portopalo, Siracusa was where he was born, in 1897. I am still not sure why Villa Giardino would ring a bell, but we are sure it's not because of the place in Córdoba, Argentina. If anyone would know anything about this, great, and I will do my best to start off with some of the info. I was offered.

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