Praiano/Pileggi in Maida

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Praiano/Pileggi in Maida

Postby dobbygog » 12 Jan 2010, 03:13

I just found a Maria Praiano who married Francesco Pileggi, I'm guessing around the late 1800's. Both were from Maida, CZ. Does anyone have any more info about or connection to this family? Thanks.

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Re: Praiano/Pileggi in Maida

Postby johnnyonthespot » 12 Jan 2010, 10:08

dobbygog wrote:I just found a Maria Praiano who married Francesco Pileggi, I'm guessing around the late 1800's. Both were from Maida, CZ. Does anyone have any more info about or connection to this family? Thanks.


I am not sure what information you have or where you found it, but you can try writing to Maida and requesting their marriage certificate. If found, it will include the legal names, dates, and places of birth of both spouses.

You can find form letters in Italian here and here.

The address to write to is:

Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Comune di Maida
Via O.De Fiore snc
88025 Maida CZ
Italy

You can try email; some comuni are responsive to email requests, others not so much: comunedimaida@alice.it

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Re: Praiano/Pileggi in Maida

Postby dobbygog » 12 Jan 2010, 14:25

I found their info on familysearch.org. Your suggestion to contact Maida is very helpful. If I try to e-mail I'm guessing it needs to be in Italian, correct?
Thanks.

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Re: Praiano/Pileggi in Maida

Postby johnnyonthespot » 12 Jan 2010, 14:38

dobbygog wrote:I found their info on familysearch.org. Your suggestion to contact Maida is very helpful. If I try to e-mail I'm guessing it needs to be in Italian, correct?
Thanks.


Maida is a very small comune of just 4,000+ persons. In large cities, there is always the possibility that someone will be able to interpret your English letter/email. In smaller comuni the odds decrease rapidly.

Use one of the Italian form letters I linked to earlier and, if you want, include an English version as well. You can begin the English version with a sub-heading which says simply "In inglese:". Ideally, this will be a direct translation of the Italian version rather than a re-written/re-worded text.


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