Searching for Gaspare Collica Family Members from Partinico

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Searching for Gaspare Collica Family Members from Partinico

Postby Christian1975 » 11 Apr 2010, 15:42

Greetings all,

I am trying to search for any information on my G G Grandfather Gaspare Collica (BD:1852) and any living relatives of his sister Ninfa Collica (BD:1847) from Partinico Sicily.

I know that Gaspare had a son which he named after his father Paolo in 1887 which is my G Grandfather and he came to ellis island (USA) in 1911, My Grandmother was born in 1914..... My brother did a ton of research and found this information...... I would like to go even further and possibly find any living relatives in Sicily.

And If I can find any information on Gaspare's Parents Paolo Collica and Mary anne Marchese as well.

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Re: Searching for Gaspare Collica Family Members from Partin

Postby maestra36 » 11 Apr 2010, 15:47

Welcome to the forum-

To search for possible living relatives in Italy, search your surnames in the Italian white pages which is online for your town. If there aren't too many in the phonebook with those last names, try writing letters to them to see if any are related to you. Best to write your letters in Italian though.

http://www.paginebianche.it/index.html

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Re: Searching for Gaspare Collica Family Members from Partin

Postby maestra36 » 11 Apr 2010, 15:52

If you go to the website www.familysearch.org, you can search the library catalog to see the list of microfilmed records which are available for your town. These have to be rented at a family history center of a local Mormon (Latter Day Saints) church and are written in Italian (some in old script).

You may also want to search the IGI, pedigree file, and ancestral file on that website to see if any individuals related to the names you already know are listed in those files.

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Re: Searching for Gaspare Collica Family Members from Partin

Postby PeterTimber » 11 Apr 2010, 15:54

You can send a form letter in Italian to a potential relative in Italy by going to www.initaly.com/gene/mem/letter1.htm

Other form letters canbe found at
www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwisdom/it ... tters.html =Peter=
~Peter~

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Re: Searching for Gaspare Collica Family Members from Partin

Postby Christian1975 » 11 Apr 2010, 16:00

thanks guys,

are you telling me that Mormon (Latter Day Saints) church will have history of this? why would they have so much control over these records?

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Postby maestra36 » 11 Apr 2010, 16:05

This may answer your question

LDS followers believe that even the dead need to be baptized in order to gain access into heaven, so it is the responsibility of the living to acknowledge past ancestors and to have the proper ordinances (rituals) performed for them.

Also, there are church rituals to bind family members together through this life into the next, called 'sealing'. Commonly performed as part of a wedding ceremony, to seal husband and wife together. Ancestors and distant relatives are sealed, in order to unite an entire family (spiritually speaking).

These practices have lead to the creation of one of the largest genealogy database systems in the world.

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Postby Christian1975 » 11 Apr 2010, 16:15

Wow, That is almost Vatican like as far as having so much Data that links so many people back to Adam and Eve.... WOW I'm sure they cant trace it back to Adam and Eve but still wow!!

Any, I did a search of the white pages and There are only two people listed.....

Collica Nicolo
90047 Partinico (PA)
Via Monteverdi Claudio, 49

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Collica Salvatore
90047 Partinico (PA)
Via Belluno, 1

What suggestions do you have on how I can research these without writing a letter.

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Re: Searching for Gaspare Collica Family Members from Partin

Postby maestra36 » 11 Apr 2010, 16:24

Gaspare Collica - International Genealogical Index / SE
Gender: Male Birth: 16 MAY 1852 Partinico, Palermo, Italy

Birth: 16 MAY 1852 Partinico, Palermo, Italy
Christening: 17 MAY 1852 Partinico,Palermo, , Sicilia Region, Italy

You may have these dates and seen this information in the index-parents Maria Anna Marchese and Paolo Collica

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Postby maestra36 » 11 Apr 2010, 16:27

In the same index, there is also a Benedetto Collica born on Nov 4, 1844 in Partinico-parents Paolo Collica and Anna Marchese.

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Re: Searching for Gaspare Collica Family Members from Partin

Postby maestra36 » 11 Apr 2010, 16:28

same index

Ninfa Collica born on Jan 22, 1847 same town

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Re: Searching for Gaspare Collica Family Members from Partin

Postby maestra36 » 11 Apr 2010, 16:29

Ludovico Collica, same parents, born on Feb 2, 1838.

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Re: Searching for Gaspare Collica Family Members from Partin

Postby maestra36 » 11 Apr 2010, 16:30

Filippa Collica born on June 2, 1841. Same parents

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Re: Searching for Gaspare Collica Family Members from Partin

Postby Christian1975 » 11 Apr 2010, 16:31

Wow, Nothing on Benedetto Collica. I did find that Gaspare had two sons..... which I completely forgot.... Paolo I remembered but he also had a Pietro "Peter" Collica 1888- 1920 ........ But I don't know Benetto..... where would I find what you found

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Re: Searching for Gaspare Collica Family Members from Partin

Postby Christian1975 » 11 Apr 2010, 16:32

all these names you are finding I know nothing about...... wow!!

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Re: Searching for Gaspare Collica Family Members from Partin

Postby maestra36 » 11 Apr 2010, 16:33

That's all I see for these parents. There are others from the town with the surname listed. You can go through that list yourself.


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