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How do i find more info.?

Postby BHodge1 » 22 Jun 2009, 14:21

Hi,
I have found my Great - Grandfather Antonio Alfano his parents (Gennaro and Maria Vincenza) and his siblings (Domenico, Carmela and Anna Maria) when they came through Ellis Island from Saracena Italy. However, i can't find anything on them prior to their arrival here - any suggestions where to look? Thanks!
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Re: How do i find more info.?

Postby VaDeb » 22 Jun 2009, 15:56

Hi

You will find very little in the way of online Italian records. But www.familysearch.org has civil records for Saracena for 1809 - 1910. You can order the microfilm and should be able to trace your ancestors.

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Re: How do i find more info.?

Postby BHodge1 » 22 Jun 2009, 16:01

Thanks for your help but i've looked there and no luck. Thanks again!
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Re: How do i find more info.?

Postby VaDeb » 22 Jun 2009, 16:09

BHodge:

Do you mean you have actually ordered the microfilm and could not find your ancestors there?

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Re: How do i find more info.?

Postby BHodge1 » 22 Jun 2009, 16:16

No. I've searched that sight for their names and came up empty. Are you saying I should order the film for Saracena - not just search on their site?
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Re: How do i find more info.?

Postby VaDeb » 22 Jun 2009, 16:34

Yes, you can order the microfilm from a family history center for about $6.00 a roll and view the actual birth, marriage and death records.

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

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Re: How do i find more info.?

Postby BHodge1 » 22 Jun 2009, 18:49

Thanks Debbie! I'll look into it!
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Re: How do i find more info.?

Postby aliza24 » 23 Jun 2009, 17:50

To see what films are available first go to the site mentioned above then under LIBRARY up top select CATALOG then PLACE SEARCH then enter the TOWN they came from- part of ITALY.

It will show all films available for that town.

You order the films from you local family history center. To find that go to library again, then FAMILY HIST. CENTER.

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Postby Italysearcher » 24 Jun 2009, 11:43

There is information on how to search the microfilms on my website. Sequence and tips.
Ann Tatangelo
http://angelresearch.wordpress.com
ANNOYING THE SAINTS - Stories of my Life in Italy. http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-b ... ly/7731505

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Re: How do i find more info.?

Postby criccio » 23 Jun 2011, 00:23

Hi BHodge1,

Saw your posts about trying to get info on family in Saracena. My grandfather, Giuseppe Riccio was also from Saracena. I understand it is a very small village.

Did you ever send away for the microfilm? Was it helpful?

Candy Riccio Salem


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