I will now write to Italy using one of the sample letters as suggested and it is so easy as it is all done in Italian and all I have to do is fill in the personal details that I have.
Only problem is that I'm not even sure if the information I have is 100% correct.
Do you have any ideas of how I go forward with this as I am starting to get a bit disheartened with it all and far I may be going down the wrong route if I
have got the wrong spelling..............suggestions would be most welcome.
my grandfather was also from reppia 1871 john gibirdi came into preston set up oranamental plaster works north road preston died in preston 1906...sons thomas and david gibirdi...thomas was my grand dads father...born in reppia nr genova 1841