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Italy trip

Postby frankgreco56 » 24 Jul 2010, 23:20

:wink: I am taking a trip to Italy Sept. 28,2010. I want to go to Medachino. This is were my father was born in 1908. His name is Dominic Santo Greco, his father's name is Antonio Greco and his mother's name is Rosina Naccarato. Is there anyway I can find any of his family still living there?

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Re: Italy trip

Postby johnnyonthespot » 24 Jul 2010, 23:38

We are going to have to begin with just where exactly you are going since I don't see any place named Medachino in Italy today. :)

Possibly Medicina in the province of Bologna?

Once we resolve this issue, you can try using the Italian telephone directory to locate possible relatives in your ancestral comune. See http://www.paginebianche.it/index_en.html
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Re: Italy trip

Postby PeterTimber » 25 Jul 2010, 03:58

There are 124 Greco in mendicino...go to www.paginebianche.it and put in Greco on left and Mendicino on right and clikck trova. Frist names runin families so select those with familiar first names as potential relatives to write to. Let us know if you want to write to them in Italian.

www.tuttitalia.it/calabria/96-mendicino is website for town and www folr tourist info.

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Re: Italy trip

Postby johnnyonthespot » 25 Jul 2010, 09:49

These are the three most likely possibilities:

Comune di Medicina, Provincia di Bologna, Regione di Emilia-Romagna (Northeastern Italy) See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicina

Comune di Mendicino, Provincia di Cosenza, Regione di Calabria (Southern Italy) See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mendicino

Frazione Medicina, Comune di Pescia, Provincia di Pistoia, Regione di Toscana (Central Italy) See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pescia

Note in each case, the Italian "ci" is pronounced like the "chee" in cheese. Also, in most cases, the Italians accent the next-to-last syllable. So:

May - dee - CHEE -na
Main - dee - CHEE- no

Frazione = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frazione
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Re: Italy trip

Postby PeterTimber » 25 Jul 2010, 12:38

carmine go with the numbers. =Peter=
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Re: Italy trip

Postby johnnyonthespot » 25 Jul 2010, 12:57

PeterTimber wrote:carmine go with the numbers. =Peter=


Yes, but possibly the original poster has additional information he did not tell us. Luckily, the three possible locations are in northeast, central, and southern Italy.

Admitedly however, Mendicino is the one comune which has significant numbers of both Greco and Naccarato telephone listings. http://www.paginebianche.it/execute.cgi ... btt=1&om=0

To our poster: The state archives of Cosenza has a website at which you can search vital records for the 1800 - 1900 period. Go to http://88.59.143.158/ascs_web/index.faces and complete the free registration process. Then login to the site and have fun.

Lots of Naccarato's and Greco's listed there, although none specifically for Mendecino.
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Re: Italy trip

Postby PeterTimber » 25 Jul 2010, 13:17

NYTIMES travel section has 36 hours in Firenze this (hot) weekend...Its so lonely to be in the know and occupy a place where no mozzarellas dare to go. =Peter=
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Re: Italy trip

Postby vj » 25 Jul 2010, 13:22

Frank's family pages from ancestry. com
[url=http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/9834946/person/-719125909?ssrc=]Greco Family Tree
[/url]

Dominic Santo Greco
Birth 28 Oct 1908
in Mendicino, Cosenza Italy

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Re: Italy trip

Postby frankgreco56 » 04 Aug 2010, 03:49

Hi, That is my family tree. What I am trying to find out is how would I go about trying to find relatives of Dominic Greco.

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Re: Italy trip

Postby johnnyonthespot » 04 Aug 2010, 10:54

frankgreco56 wrote:Hi, That is my family tree. What I am trying to find out is how would I go about trying to find relatives of Dominic Greco.


Mendicino is small enough that many or all of the persons sharing your surnames currently living there may be your relatives. As I said in an earlier post: Mendicino is the one comune which has significant numbers of both Greco and Naccarato telephone listings. http://www.paginebianche.it/execute.cgi ... btt=1&om=0
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Re: Italy trip

Postby PeterTimber » 04 Aug 2010, 11:28

..l...and further when you walk down the street in the town you will see all your aunts,uncles and relatives since the genes in your family from that town have been there for thousand or more years and facial features will show this. =Peter=
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Re: Italy trip

Postby jwazevedo » 05 Aug 2010, 02:02

Hi Frank,

I've just returned from Italy on the same sort of mission as you're contemplating. What I did was to take my family tree with me, with as much info as I had, and then walk into the civil records office and start asking questions. The clerk disappeared into the basement and returned with a giant Stato della Famiglia ledger book, and he found my grandfather and other family members living in the same house. The town policeman was standing nearby, and he caught up with me later and introduced me to a relative. And after a day or two, I had people approaching me in the street. Also, the parish priest was helpful. So just go, Frank. You'll meet family, and it'll be wonderful.

Best,
Jerry

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Re: Italy trip

Postby frankgreco56 » 05 Aug 2010, 03:54

Jerry, Thank you so much you have been very helpful.


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