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Traveling to Italy in September and a day trip to Ripi...

Postby nimperioli » 25 Jul 2010, 19:45

My father was from Ripi. His name was Michele Imperioli, was born in 1896 and died in 1979. He had one sister(I can't think of her name). He came to the United States approximately in 1910 and never returned. His father's name was Nicola and his mother's name was Antonia.

How much more information would I have to have to know if I have any living relatives in Ripi?

I would appreciate any help anyone could give me.

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Re: Traveling to Italy in September and a day trip to Ripi..

Postby johnnyonthespot » 25 Jul 2010, 19:54

There are 16 Imperioli's listed in the current Italian telephone directory for Ripi; one of whom is a Michele. Being that Ripi is a smaller comune of about 5,000 persons (and that Imperioli is a rather uncommon name - http://www.gens.labo.net/en/cognomi/genera.html ), it is likely that some or most of these Imperioli's are related to you. See http://www.paginebianche.it/execute.cgi ... li&dv=ripi

This site ( http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... tools.html ) includes a generic form letter to potential relatives which you may want to try making use of. Personally, I am of the opinion that one should write a proper and detailed letter describing what you know of your ancestry, incuding a few photographs, and then have it professionally translated before mailing off to several or all of the persons shown in the directory.
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Re: Traveling to Italy in September and a day trip to Ripi..

Postby johnnyonthespot » 25 Jul 2010, 20:20

Ancestry . com has these manifests for Imperioli's coming from Ripi. Anyone look familiar?

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Luigi Imperioli
Name: Luigi Imperioli
Arrival Date: 19 Aug 1905
Birth Year: abt 1869
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Algeria
(joining brother Raffaele in New York)



New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Domenico Imperioli
Name: Domenico Imperioli
Arrival Date: 2 Aug 1906
Birth Year: abt 1885
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Konigin Luise
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Re: Traveling to Italy in September and a day trip to Ripi..

Postby PeterTimber » 25 Jul 2010, 20:26

Do not sell your family short. All 16 with different addresses should be contacted so that no one is insulted since they all are in a small town of 5000 and word gets around quickly. Since you do not know what reaction your going to get send one form letter to each of the IMPERIOLI's in town. Usually the closest family member would most likely reply.

The town website might be of interest to you.
www.tuttitalia.it/lazio/18-ripi the www to the right on screen is tourist material. =Peter=
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Postby Italysearcher » 26 Jul 2010, 06:22

The problem will be that any females relatives will now be listed in the phone book with their husband's name. You will need their birth records to find the notation of who they married. Check out the Comune file cabinet from 1871 on my website.
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Re: Traveling to Italy in September and a day trip to Ripi..

Postby nimperioli » 26 Jul 2010, 21:21

Ann,

I could not find the file cabinet to which you refer on your website. Am I on the wrong website? I tried every category listed.

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Postby Italysearcher » 26 Jul 2010, 21:50

Sorry, I had posted it to Facebook not the website. I just posted a new photo album of Ripi. The town square, the church and the cabinet.
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