Searching Cafarelli from Ciccitura or Potenza, Basilicata

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Searching Cafarelli from Ciccitura or Potenza, Basilicata

Postby lcafarel » 16 Mar 2010, 17:47

I am searching for information on my husband's great-grandparents, Vincenzo (born 1854) and Grazia (or Maria Grazia) Cafarelli (born 1858), who had a large family in New Jersey and New York. Children included Domenico, Giuseppe, Giulietta, Angela, Federico, and Nicola, my husband's ancestor.

Vincenzo immigrated in 1879 and brought family members over at various times, several in 1893. Records show the family as coming from Potenza, Basilicata, or Ciccitura. I haven't been able to locate Ciccitura on a map or on the web.

I have located census records and passenger lists. If you have any other information, including the location of Ciccitura, please contact me. Thank you.

Lesley K. Cafarelli
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Re: Searching Cafarelli from Ciccitura or Potenza, Basilicat

Postby vj » 16 Mar 2010, 18:05

lcafarel wrote:... If you have any other information, including the location of Ciccitura...


Hello Lesley!
Did you get the comune name here?
1942 WWII Draft Registration:
http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/3286/1942.jpg

It may be Accettura (Matera, Basilicata)

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Re: Searching Cafarelli from Ciccitura or Potenza, Basilicat

Postby lcafarel » 16 Mar 2010, 19:43

Hi, Valarie! I'm new to this, so fumbling a bit, but this draft card is where I found what I read as Ciccitura. Are you reading it as Accettura (or Accitura)? Is that the comune? I have to beef up my knowledge of Italian politics and history!

Thanks!

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Re: Searching Cafarelli from Ciccitura or Potenza, Basilicat

Postby suanj » 16 Mar 2010, 20:04

Hi, Valarie is right!
Ciccitura exist not in Italy, in Basilicata region exist ACCETTURA town...
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Re: Searching Cafarelli from Ciccitura or Potenza, Basilicat

Postby vj » 16 Mar 2010, 20:22

Hello Lesley :D ,
Yes Accettura is the town (comune) in the province of Matera
Here's just one of many links you'll find on google
(don't forget to click on maps and click on images on google)
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Accettura, Matera
http://basilicata.indettaglio.it/eng/co ... ttura.html
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Hello suanj :D !
Thank you
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Re: Searching Cafarelli from Ciccitura or Potenza, Basilicat

Postby lcafarel » 17 Mar 2010, 00:55

Found many Cafarellis in Accetura phonebook! Thanks!

Lesley

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Re: Searching Cafarelli from Ciccitura or Potenza, Basilicat

Postby PeterTimber » 17 Mar 2010, 20:08

Go to www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107658.html for easy historyof Italy 101

Next go to this website to learn about Italiangenealogy
www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwisdom/fr ... earch.html

This will allow you to write away for documents and records in Accettura
www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwisdom/it ... tters.html

Go to www.tuttitalia.it/basilicata/64-accettura

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Re: Searching Cafarelli from Ciccitura or Potenza, Basilicat

Postby lcafarel » 17 Mar 2010, 21:45

Thank you!

Lesley


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