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Another orphan? Zanonini

Postby jwazevedo » 19 Aug 2009, 18:08

A distant cousin of mine from Garzeno in Como married in the late 1920s a man from Faggeto Lario named Zanonini. On the marriage record, he lists his parents as unknown (ignoto). In genealogical research, does the record stop there? Or is there some way to figure out more about this man's past?

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Re: Another orphan? Zanonini

Postby VaDeb » 19 Aug 2009, 19:57

I believe you have reached the end of your research on this line.

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Re: Another orphan? Zanonini

Postby jwazevedo » 19 Aug 2009, 21:43

So let's say that he parents are unknown and that stops the ancestor search. But what about the person himself? Is there a record of his entry into an orphanage or a church record of that sort? The records in Como are so meticulous that I wonder how they handled that sort of thing at the turn of the last century.

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Re: Another orphan? Zanonini

Postby VaDeb » 19 Aug 2009, 22:28

Jerry,

You can get his birth record. I did not look to see if it is on LDS microfilm or you have to write to the comune.

The birth record usually gives the name of the person who presents the child and that person usually declares they know nothing of the parents. Often the name of the wet nurse is listed whom the child is given to for care. If you do a search, there have been other extensive discussions on this topic.

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Re: Another orphan? Zanonini

Postby Romano1970 » 19 Aug 2009, 22:34

If he did not know his parents there is a possibility that he was in an orphanage??? Did you search any of the church records from where he came from??
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Re: Another orphan? Zanonini

Postby wldspirit » 19 Aug 2009, 23:01

Microfilm appears to be very limited, unless there is a possibility that this is smaller comune and maybe a larger comune now hold records.... :?

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Postby wldspirit » 19 Aug 2009, 23:03

Address for records request:

Comune di FAGGETO LARIO

Provincia di COMO

Indirizzo (address) : piazza San Giorgio n. 4

C.A.P. (zip) : 22020

Telefono : 031 - 378222

Fax : 031 - 031378120

E-mail : info@comune.faggetolario.co.it
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Re: Another orphan? Zanonini

Postby jwazevedo » 20 Aug 2009, 00:29

As usual, this forum has provided a host of ideas. Thanks to all. I'll pursue these suggestions.

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Re: Another orphan? Zanonini

Postby MaurizioPerrone » 20 Aug 2009, 22:14

It is not necessarily "the end of the line" as another posted commented, this is generalization.

Every situation with a child born under unfortunate circumstance (say, illegitimate birth) is different. As the others here have already told you, you should obtain the complete birth act for this ancestor from the town. Perhaps there will be some clues to the origins of the child, sometimes yes there is.

This is common situation in Italian genealogy, but sometimes you are lucky and can find more information on the complete birth act. If it is me, I would leave no stone unturned.

Good luck for your searches!


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