Gelao Genealogy

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Gelao Genealogy

Postby kgelao » 19 Nov 2009, 03:53

My name is Ken Gelao and I live in the United States. I'm searching for genealogy information about my ancestorial roots in Italy. My grandparent Michele (Mike) Gelao migrated from Italy to the United States on the vessel LaVerona on July 26, 1913. He was born in Bari Italy on February 26, 1890. He was husband to Margherita Gelao and brother to Nick Gelao who also migrated from Bari to the United States. Please contact me if you have any information related to my family in Italy. kgelao@ibtechs.com

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Re: Gelao Genealogy

Postby vj » 19 Nov 2009, 15:37

Hello Ken and welcome to the forum!
Are you looking to connect with family members, looking for help with Italian records in Bari, or help with US records (or all 3?)
Thank you,
Valarie
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Research in the comune of Bari

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

If the comune is Bari (not the province of Bari) the address is:

Comune di Bari
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 84
70122 Bari BA
ITALY

http://www.tuttitalia.it/puglia/95-bari/
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Re: Gelao Genealogy

Postby kgelao » 19 Nov 2009, 15:46

Valarie-
I'm hoping to connect with family members in Italy through networking and Italian records in Bari. I don't want to pay fees for third party service organizations.
Ken

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Re: Gelao Genealogy

Postby vj » 19 Nov 2009, 15:49

Hey Ken,
The address in the previous post should help get you started.
And, this may help you locate family currently living in Bari.
Valarie

White pages:
http://www.paginebianche.it/index_en.html

LDS Family Search Letter Writing Guide

Form Letter to a Possible Relative

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Re: Gelao Genealogy

Postby PeterTimber » 19 Nov 2009, 15:52

www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwisdom/fr ... earch.html for background knowledge

www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwisdom/Da ... tters.html to write form letters in Italian language

www.paginebianche.it for telephone and addresses of same name persons for possible relatives (first names tend to stay inf mailies). Put in surname in first line and BA (for Bari and province of Bari simultaneously).

Get back to us if you runinto stone walls!! =Peter=
~Peter~

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Re: Gelao Genealogy

Postby vj » 19 Nov 2009, 15:56

Ken,
You could also review your family’s records on microfilm.
Valarie

Your nearest Family History Center has records for Bari on microfilm.
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 Bari

Topic
Italy, Bari, Bari - Civil registration

Title
Registri dello stato civile, Bari (Bari), 1809-1900 Bari (Bari).
Ufficio dello stato civile
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In case you aren’t familiar with the Family History Center & Italian records

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Steps for Finding Microfilm at the Family History Center
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Italian Record Research from FamilySearch guides:
Italy Research Outline
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Also from FamilySearch (PDF format)
Italian Records Extraction - An Instructional Guide

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Re: Gelao Genealogy

Postby kgelao » 19 Nov 2009, 16:43

Wow! Thanks for the advice folks. Your recommendations will provide a good starting point. Ken


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