Squatrito Family in Monreale

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Squatrito Family in Monreale

Postby peterval » 03 Aug 2010, 15:25

Hi,

I have been searching for years for information on my grandmother's family.

My grandmother, Saveria Squatrito was born April 19, 1904 in Monreale to Antonino Squatrito and Rosalia Vermiglia.

They all emigrated to the US in the early 1900's, I have their passenger lists. What I would like to find out is information on the Squatritos. I believe Antonino's parents were Giuseppe Squatrito and Giovanna Lipari. I have no birth dates or death dates for either of them. If someone could help me locate these dates and info on their parents I would be most appreciative.

Thanks,

Pete

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Re: Squatrito Family in Monreale

Postby johnnyonthespot » 03 Aug 2010, 16:08

Pete,

You can write to the comune and request birth/marriage/death certificates for your grandmother and her parents. These documents are nealry always free, so your only cost is postage to send the request.

The address to write to would be:

Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Comune di Monreale
Piazza Vitt. Emanuele n.8
90046 - Monreale PA
ITALY

Be sure to write in Italian - important for all comuni, but especially for the smaller ones.

You can find "how to" in this thread http://italiangenealogy.com/Forums/viewtopic/t=15162/

These sites have proven helpful to many users as well:

http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... /index.asp

http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... tters.html


Another option would be to review microfilmed records at your local Family History Center (at your nearest Mormon church). According to their catalog ( http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... umns=*,0,0 ), they have civil records for Monreale from 1820 - 1910 and also church records from 1514 to 1910.

There are lots of threads here on how to order and use these records.
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Re: Squatrito Family in Monreale

Postby peterval » 03 Aug 2010, 19:37

Thanks for the reply. I wrote to the commune a few years back with a copy of my grandmother's birth certificate and they told me they had no record of her birth...even though they had her Italian birth certificate.

I've looked through some files but LDS in my town isn't very helpful.

Is there a way of finding cemetery records?

Peter


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