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Gatti/Rea family from Arpino Italy

Postby judy369 » 18 Feb 2010, 21:13

My grandfather, Domenico Gatti (born 1883) and my grandmother Domenica Rea(born 1884) were both born and were married in Arpino, Italy. I am trying to find out information on their parents. I know Domenico's father was Tommasso Gatti and mother was Filomena Rea. I do not know my grandmother Domenica's parents names.
My grandparents came to the USA in 1907. They settled in Raton, New Mexico. Three of their children were born in Italy, Laredo, Liberati, Pasqua. Laredo came to the USA in 1913 at the age of 11. Pasqua came to the USA in 1918 at the age of 13 and Liberati died in Italy as a young girl. My grandparents must have left the children with relatives when they left Italy. Any idea where I could begin looking???

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Re: Gatti/Rea family from Arpino Italy

Postby Tessa78 » 18 Feb 2010, 21:49

Welcome to the forum :-)

Does the Family Tree for Domenica Rea that is located at Ancestry.com belong to you?

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Postby judy369 » 18 Feb 2010, 22:30

We have a family tree on that site but it would be under Filomena Rea my great grandmother. Domenica Rea married my grandfather Domenico Gatti. Rea is either a very common name for Italians or several of my relatives married one another :?
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Re: Gatti/Rea family from Arpino Italy

Postby daddymuzza » 19 Feb 2010, 00:00

Maybe you have links with or to the Reas of Manchester England....

http://www.ancoatslittleitaly.com/
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Re: Gatti/Rea family from Arpino Italy

Postby PeterTimber » 19 Feb 2010, 00:12

which ARPINO are you talking about? www.nonsolocap.it with Arpino and Arpino frazione of comune di Casoria as possible places of origin

The best way to find out is to request a certificato di stato di famiglia storico (family certificate showing the date and place of birth of each family member )since you know Domenico's fathers name Tommasso Gatti and his mother is Filomena Rea it you can cite these facts (and estimated birthyears +- 10 years for Tommasso and Filomena.

Some towns do not have the facility in producing family certifcates but it would be a boon to mankind if they all did. =Peter=
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Re: Gatti/Rea family from Arpino Italy

Postby Tessa78 » 19 Feb 2010, 01:03

The family tree on Ancestry that includes Domenica Rea and Domenic Gatti is listed as the "Moore Family Tree". It includes the names of Children: Loreto, Liberata, Pasqua, Rose, Louise, Thomas, Fred, Helen and Domenico.

It includes a picture of Domenica Rea, of Arpino, Italy.

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Postby judy369 » 20 Feb 2010, 22:43

Hi Tessa,
The Moore Family Tree was posted by a niece and she gathered the info on the Gatti/Rea family from me. I know who my grandparents were I am trying to find info on their parents. I have a copy of my grandfather's birth certificate but don't know how to find out anything about his parents other than their names. I don't even know my grandmothers' parents names but I do know that she had siblings in Arpino when she emigrated to the USA.


Hi Peter,
The Arpino listed on my grandfather's birth certificate is Comune di Arpino - Provincia di Frosinone.

Hi DaddyMuzza,
I checked out the Reas of Manchester site and I could have ties to them based on the fact that I really like "ice cream" but I need to find the link in Arpino. Tony Rea did a super job putting that site together!!

Thanks everyone for your input.

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Postby PeterTimber » 20 Feb 2010, 22:50

proceed on to the suggestion that I offered about requesting a CERTIFICATO DI STATO DI FAMIGLIA STORICO etc which is above in order to find all the members of the family.

send request to address listed under Municipio found at
www.tuttitalia.it/lazio/75-arpino =Peter=
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Re: Gatti/Rea family from Arpino Italy

Postby judy369 » 20 Feb 2010, 23:05

I am doing that now. Thanks

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Re: Gatti/Rea family from Arpino Italy

Postby Italysearcher » 21 Feb 2010, 15:56

There was a mild earthquake last year in Arpino that damaged the building in which the archives were housed. It also housed the Library. All the books and records are still inside but there is no sign of any work being done or planned.
The indexes back to 1809 are conserved in the anagrafe in a different building (which is a real pain when researching since the anagrafe does not allow searches without the Mayors special permission) As far as I could see they have no way of producing a Stato di famiglia easily.
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Postby PeterTimber » 21 Feb 2010, 16:03

Thanks for the heads up Ann but perhaps she should write a letter to the Mayor asking "what should I do to get the information" letter? =Peter=
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Postby Italysearcher » 21 Feb 2010, 22:27

She could. It took me months to get permission to search the indexes. Here is the address:
Sindaco Fabio Forte
Comune di Arpino
Via Aquila Romana, 2
Arpino, (FR) 03033
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Re: Gatti/Rea family from Arpino Italy

Postby daddymuzza » 22 Feb 2010, 00:08

Find attached a copy of Tony Reas tree , You most probably link to his ancestors .....But Where
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Re: Gatti/Rea family from Arpino Italy

Postby PeterTimber » 22 Feb 2010, 00:11

Good Show old man! =Peter=
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Re: Gatti/Rea family from Arpino Italy

Postby Italysearcher » 22 Feb 2010, 13:07

The REA family in Arpino is HUGE with many branches even back into the 1500's. A professor has done all of them and the file is BIG. This even looks like it was done on his typewriter!
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