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tracing family history

Postby leash » 10 Oct 2009, 09:54

I have seen everyone gain so much information from this site about there family history.
I would love to trace my family back and find out as much information as possible. doesn anyone have some tips and how to do it?!
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Known surnames- Mollica, Alba, Cannella, Secchitano
I would like to research my family history and find out as much as I can =)

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Re: tracing family history

Postby Squigy » 10 Oct 2009, 10:07

Well to start, I would recommend getting Ancestry.com World Deluxe account, especially if you're doing Italian genealogy. I have found so much on there, half my tree. It is a tad pricey at $30.00 a month. You should also contact your senior family members and get any info they have. Mine had valuable clues. Another thing you should do is visit your local family history center (find one near you with this link:http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp)They have tons of records on microfilm at the Library in Salt Lake City, and you can order them for a small fee of $5.00. (Use this link to find out if they have records from the area you're looking for http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... umns=*,0,0) I haven't had much luck with mine, as I live in a small town and they don't know how to use the microfilm. Another thing you must remember, is to never put something on your tree without records, don't trust free genealogy sites like RootsWeb. Use what they say as leads to finding records. And if you hit a brick wall, I'm sure many people on here can help you out.

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My Italian surnames:

Caserta: Maietta, Rossano, Tessitore, Negro, Peluso, Musone

Campobasso: D'Andrea, Barile

Catanzaro: Fiorelli/Fiorillo, Romito

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Re: tracing family history

Postby leash » 10 Oct 2009, 10:10

thanks, squigy, but anyone who could help me has passed. and mum doesn have much info. i guess ill jus keep asking for birth certs. altho this only tells me who there parents were. and im not even 100% sure where gg were born.. i would love info to kno what they did where my family orginates from etc.
Known surnames- Mollica, Alba, Cannella, Secchitano

I would like to research my family history and find out as much as I can =)

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Re: tracing family history

Postby Squigy » 10 Oct 2009, 10:20

leash wrote:thanks, squigy, but anyone who could help me has passed. and mum doesn have much info. i guess ill jus keep asking for birth certs. altho this only tells me who there parents were. and im not even 100% sure where gg were born.. i would love info to kno what they did where my family orginates from etc.


You know, if you give me a few names and locations, I could look around Ancestry.com for you. Or would you rather keep that info private?
My Italian surnames:



Caserta: Maietta, Rossano, Tessitore, Negro, Peluso, Musone



Campobasso: D'Andrea, Barile



Catanzaro: Fiorelli/Fiorillo, Romito

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Re: tracing family history

Postby leash » 10 Oct 2009, 10:23

hi my nana came from lena (leni???) maiden name cannella.
her parents were
Nunziata Alba and father Dominico Cannella
this is all the info i have, i no my nan came to australia in 1948.
thank you
Known surnames- Mollica, Alba, Cannella, Secchitano

I would like to research my family history and find out as much as I can =)

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Re: tracing family history

Postby pink67 » 10 Oct 2009, 10:35

Have you already checked this free site?

http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/record ... index.aspx

Found several references to Cannellas...

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Re: tracing family history

Postby leash » 10 Oct 2009, 10:38

hi laura,
when i type in cannella it tells me it has no findings?! =(
Known surnames- Mollica, Alba, Cannella, Secchitano

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Re: tracing family history

Postby pink67 » 10 Oct 2009, 10:43

I just noticed that Suanj did the search for you in your previus post:

http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/Foru ... 13261.html

With the key search Cannella there are 77 results... :?

http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/ResearcherScreen.asp


you'll be able to find documents like this one:

[img=http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/9470/86230790001.th.jpg]

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Re: tracing family history

Postby Squigy » 10 Oct 2009, 10:46

leash wrote:hi my nana came from lena (leni???) maiden name cannella.
her parents were
Nunziata Alba and father Dominico Cannella
this is all the info i have, i no my nan came to australia in 1948.
thank you


I wasn't able to find anything on Ancestry.com as the Australian records are sparse but, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City has civil records from the year 1866-1910 for Leni, Messina, Sicily, Italy (I'm assuming this is the place you were looking for). There are some Family History Centers in Australia, you can use the link above to see if there is one near you. You'll need to order the records from the library, which would cost $5.00 here, but may be more expensive in Australia.
My Italian surnames:



Caserta: Maietta, Rossano, Tessitore, Negro, Peluso, Musone



Campobasso: D'Andrea, Barile



Catanzaro: Fiorelli/Fiorillo, Romito

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Re: tracing family history

Postby leash » 10 Oct 2009, 10:47

wow, i have never seen tat doc u found i am goin to print it ty =)
Known surnames- Mollica, Alba, Cannella, Secchitano

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Re: tracing family history

Postby pink67 » 10 Oct 2009, 10:54

Are you digiting CANNELLA in this search page?

http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/ResearcherScreen.asp

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Re: tracing family history

Postby leash » 10 Oct 2009, 10:59

oops i wasnt lookin properly where it says the 77 sources found (silly me) I am hoping I can find who my nana came over with, apparently she had a sister, who had 5 children, I would love to find them and find some cousins =)
Known surnames- Mollica, Alba, Cannella, Secchitano

I would like to research my family history and find out as much as I can =)

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Re: tracing family history

Postby leash » 10 Oct 2009, 11:27

i am unsure of how to find out my nans siblings, does anyone have an idea of how i can find out
Known surnames- Mollica, Alba, Cannella, Secchitano

I would like to research my family history and find out as much as I can =)


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