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StefanoBlanca
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looking for family origins

Postby StefanoBlanca » 22 May 2010, 23:49

Hi, I am from Gibraltar and I would like some more information on a number of things;

1. There are a lot of people of Italian descent in Gibraltar, most surnames are italian, why is this? why Gibraltar and not anywhere else in nearby spain?

2. if possible more info on my own family, my family name is Sciacaluga, bastardized from Sciaccaluga. I know it comes from Genova and I've been told that in particular the sestri ponente area, but i wold like to know more information if possible.


thank you

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Re: looking for family origins

Postby misbris » 23 May 2010, 03:28

Hi and welcome to the forum,

Can't help with your first question except to say those Genovese sailors really got around. :wink:

Here are a few sites that can help you pinpoint the name.

http://www.gens.labo.net/en/cognomi/genera.html

http://italia.indettaglio.it/eng/cognomi/cognomi.html

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Re: looking for family origins

Postby pink67 » 23 May 2010, 07:28

You may check also the site:

http://search.labs.familysearch.org/rec ... tml#p=home

especially these databases:

Gibraltar Births and Baptism, 1704-1876
Gibraltar Marriages, 1879-1918

Laura :D

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Re: looking for family origins

Postby StefanoBlanca » 23 May 2010, 15:10

wow, thanks a lot, those links are amazing!

if anyone has more information please keep it coming :D

thanks


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