Tracing my Sardenga roots - Marceddu

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Tracing my Sardenga roots - Marceddu

Postby amarceddo1 » 18 Dec 2009, 01:34

Hi everyone

I am 50 % Italian and have been piecing my family heritage together for the past year. Been going great on my grandmothers side who have a family surname of Drovandi and come from a small town called Ostiglia.

However, having great diffuculty on my Grandfather's side - Constantino Marceddu. Unfortunately, my family knows only a little about his background.

We understand (this may not be true) that he came to Australia from Italy (believe born in Sardenga) sometime between 1905 and 1913. We are not sure but believe he came out to Pacific while serving in French Navy and was posted to New Caledonia. While visiting Brisbane he deserted and settled in a place called Ingham, Queensland.

This is where he met my Grandmother and was married.

Unfortunately, we do not have a lot of information about his family. I believe he was born about 1889 in a small town in center of Sardenga possibly Sedilo.

I have not been able to find a birth certificate, name of his parents or any brothers/sisters.

Any help would be greatly appreciated to point me in the right direction

regards

Tony

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Re: Tracing my Sardenga roots - Marceddu

Postby misbris » 18 Dec 2009, 01:50

The name does appear in the town of Sedilo. Here are some sites that may help.

http://en.comuni-italiani.it/095/052/index.html

http://www.paginebianche.it/execute.cgi ... edilo&ind=

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Re: Tracing my Sardenga roots - Marceddu

Postby amarceddo1 » 18 Dec 2009, 02:11

thank you I will check out the sites

Tony

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Re: Tracing my Sardenga roots - Marceddu

Postby suanj » 18 Dec 2009, 06:00

Hi, I found only this record:
http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/ItemDet ... &B=9685061
Title
Marceddo, Giovanni Constantino (Italian [born] - naturalised British subject) [Box 594]
Barcode
9685061 Series number
C123 Series accession number
C123/1
Control symbol
20836
Contents date range
1943 - 1943 Extent
0.25 cm Location
Sydney
Access status
Not yet examined Reason for restriction
[hr]
and also this record:
Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1954
about Marceddu Cotintano
Name: Marceddu Cotintano
Gender: Male
Electoral Year: 1925
State: Queensland
District: Herbert
Subdistrict: Cairns


but in same document it are 2 Costantino Marceddu( Costantino Marceddu and Costantino Marceadda that could be referred however to Marceddu surname
Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1954
about Marceadda Costantino
Name: Marceadda Costantino
Gender: Male
Electoral Year: 1925
State: Queensland
District: Herbert
Subdistrict: Cairns

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Re: Tracing my Sardenga roots - Marceddu

Postby amarceddo1 » 21 Dec 2009, 04:40

thanks - believe the data from 1925 is my grandfather. The later information was in regards to Giovanni was a person who was an Italian prisoner of war during WW11

thanks

Tony


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