Panetta/Panetti in Massa d'Alba

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Panetta/Panetti in Massa d'Alba

Postby annwncomes » 02 Aug 2009, 19:26

My great grandfather was Sabatino Panetta but is last name was changed to Panetti in the USA. I have imigration and marriage information for him. He was born in Forme,Massa d'Alba, Italy in 1886. His father was Nunzi O Panetta and his mother was Annajusta (unknown maiden name) his siblings include Felic, David, Agostina, Mary. I have heard that Felic died in the earthquake of 1915, I know nothing of David, Agostina married Rizerio Ricci whose descendants settled in Canada, and I was told that Mary was married and had three children but I do not know who her spouse was. Any information about the Panetta family in the region of Massa d'Alba, L'Aquila is greatly apreciated or advice on how to obtain older records in this area. Thank you.

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Re: Panetta/Panetti in Massa d'Alba

Postby vj » 02 Aug 2009, 20:37

annwncomes wrote:...advice on how to obtain older records in this area...


Hello!
You could review your family’s records on microfilm.
Valarie

Your nearest Family History Center has records for Massa d'Albe on microfilm - but only thru 1865.
You would have to write to the comune for records after 1865 (more info at bottom of post)
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

film notes for Massa d'Albe

Topic:
Italy, L'Aquila, Massa d'Albe - Civil registration

Titles:
Registri dello stato civile, 1809-1865 Massa d'Albe (L'Aquila).
Ufficio dello stato civile

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Writing to the comune of Massa d'Albe for records after 1865

Italian form letter generator with instructions:
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... civile.asp

Address:

Comune di Massa d'Albe
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
S.S. 584 - Collimento
67050 Massa d'Albe AQ
ITALY
http://www.nonsolocap.it/abruzzo/75-massa-d-albe/

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Re: Panetta/Panetti in Massa d'Alba

Postby annwncomes » 03 Aug 2009, 15:03

Thank you for the helpful tips Valerie, do people have much luck writting to the communes? I have sent letters in the past and recieved no reply.

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Re: Panetta/Panetti in Massa d'Alba

Postby vj » 03 Aug 2009, 15:24

Hello!
Yes, the success rate seems to be pretty high.
The length of time varies from a few weeks to months.
Valarie

Here's an interactive follow-up letter from the same site.
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... llowup.asp


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