I have come across my Grandmother's parents' marriage certificate (in Italian). Had my Grandfather translate...
They were Angelo Russo and Annunziata Paino both of "Malfa Messina".
They were married in Boston, MA on 22 April 1906. Angelo's parents are listed as Lorenzo and Anna (Santospirito) Russo; Annunziata's parents were Onofrio and Annunziata (Di Lorenzo) Paino. She had a sister Catterina here, listed as a witness. Looking for anyone with connection to these families. Also, does anyone know if Malfa would be the town or village in Messina? Lisa
Malfa is a town or village in the province of Messina. The postal code is 98050 and if you wish to review names of persons in Malfa who may be reklated to you having the same surnames then go to www.paginebianche.it and put in the surname in the first line and the town of Malfa in the third line and click CERCA for the listing by name,address and telephone number. If you wish to know about Malfa and see where it is located then go to www.mappy.com for a map and www.italiagroup.net which can be vewed in english as well as italian just in case you diid not learn italian in school. Peter
P.S. When viewing the map of the Island where Malfa is situated, use the zoom on the left to see the relationship of the Lipari Island chain of which Malfa is a part in relation to the rest of Italy so that the geograpohy is clear to you. The zoom takes in the entire country of ZItaly as well as the regiuon,the island and the town of malfa. 98050. Peter
When I look on the maps I see Malfa on an island north of Sicily, then I see Messina on the northeastern tip of Sicily. Am I right in assuming that the Lipari Island chain is part of the province of Messina? Which is in the region of Sicily? I want to get my terminology correct; I'm not really this ignorant. Thank you for the links to those websites, they are great. I appreciate anything I can have translated. Some Italian I can sort of make out this gist of; but I definately do not speak the language. My grandfather helps me out; he's still pretty good at 93!
Yes of course, ther Lipari are part of the province of Messina in the Sicily region and your from valuable reral estate so go to www.paginebianche.it and give your cousins a ring. First line is surname and third line is MALFA and the click CERCA for listings by name adderess and telephone number. The island Malfa is located on is Salina. Peter
Peter, once again thank you for you help! I have printed out all my surnames in the areas my family came from. If I were to send a letter to someone in Italy would I address it the way that it is shown in Paginebianche? For example:
Alberto Paino comes up:
98050 Malfa (ME) - Via Roma, 159
I gather that Via Roma is the street name and 159 must be the number of the house? I was hoping you could tell me how to properly address the envelope.
I am thinking of having my Grandfather help me compose a letter in Italian to send to all our cousins!
Thanks for your help! Lisa