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Postby mcreek3 » 04 Aug 2010, 15:03

I am searching in
Sciacca for the surnames Maniscalco born 1860, Gennaro birth unknown but approx 1860 and Vincenze Sutera birth approx 1860-1870.

i am so glad to have found this web site. Thank you for your help. Maybe I should wirte to the City Hall of Sciacca if there is one?

Jane

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Postby maestra36 » 04 Aug 2010, 15:41

Hello and welcome to this forum-
could you please share with us a little more information about your ancestors? For one thing, did they immigrate to the U.S.? If so, where did they settle? do you have any U.S. documents for them? if so, which ones?

If your ancestors came to the U.S., it is always best to gather as much information as you can about them from U.S. documents before trying to getting information about them from Italy.

Also, is the Sciacca to which you are referring in the Province of Agrigento in Sicily?

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Postby maestra36 » 04 Aug 2010, 15:45

http://www.comune.sciacca.ag.it/

This is the official website for the town of Sciacca in the Province of Agrigento, Sicily. There is an address on the website. You would need to contact the town's anagrafe office (ufficio anagrafe) which is the regsitry office to inquire about vital records such as birth, marriage, or death records. Any letter written would need to be in Italian. To help you with such letters, you can refer to the following websites:

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

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

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Postby mcreek3 » 04 Aug 2010, 15:48

The Sciacco I am referrein to is in Sicily near Agrigento. I have not tried to get information about these names here but I will start my search, as you suggested, in the U.S. first. I have very little information about any of them.

thanks for your advice

Jane

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Postby maestra36 » 04 Aug 2010, 15:50

if you tell us where they lived in the U.S., we may be able to help you locate some information

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Postby maestra36 » 04 Aug 2010, 15:51

do you know if they were married in the U.S. or in Italy?


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