Families from Moliterno/Saponara di Grumento

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Families from Moliterno/Saponara di Grumento

Postby DebiHarbuck » 12 Aug 2010, 00:25

Searching for information about the following families from Moliterno / Saponara di Grumento:

Nicola Latorraca (b. 1843) son of Giuseppantonio Latorraca and Maria Vittoria Cassino

AND

Dominica Maria Filomena Petrocelli (b. 1850) daughter of Pasquale Petrocelli and Caterina Peluso

Nicola & DMF were married in Moliterno on July 22, 1871 and had at least four children: Maria, Caterina, Giuseppe, and Rosina. All four, along with their mother are known to have emigrated to the US between 1899 and 1902.

Any info about these families and/or about records that might be available in Moliterno is appreciated.

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Re: Families from Moliterno/Saponara di Grumento

Postby Tessa78 » 12 Aug 2010, 01:34

Hello and welcome to the forum! :-)

Do you have US records? Census, ship manifests, etc.?

For reference - from Rootsweb
http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/int ... mitter_id=

Marriage Record for Domenica Maria Filomena Petrocelli
Name: Petrocelli, Domenica Maria Filomena
Spouse: Nicola Latorraca
Location: ITALY
Region: Basilicata
Date: 1871
Source: Film Number 1964903
Notes: Location - Moliterno, Province of Potenza, Basilicata Region, Italy

[i]Your nearest LDS Family History Center has microfilms available to rent for Moliterno. These contain civil registrations of births, marriages and deaths from 1809 - 1910.
[b]
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... di++Moli++

To find the nearest FHC enter your zip code on this site.
www.familysearch.org
Fee for rental is about $5.50 per month per film. You must go to the center to order and to view the films.


You might also consider writing directly to Moliterno for records since you know the approximate dates of birth and parents' names.
You will need to write your letter in Italian. You can use the following site:
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... /index.asp

Address your letter to:
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Piazza V. Veneto
85047 Moliterno (PZ)
ITALY

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Re: Families from Moliterno/Saponara di Grumento

Postby Tessa78 » 12 Aug 2010, 01:59

Passport Application for Giuseppe Latorraca (one of the children? or a relative?) Possibly a cousin since father is Giuseppe not Nicola...
Including a photo on page 2.



U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925

Name: Giuseppe Latorraca
Birth Date: 24 Mar 1887
Birth Place: Moliterno, Italy
Residence: Belleville, New Jersey
Passport Issue Date: 25 Jul 1919
Father Name: Giuseppe Latorraca
Father's Birth Location: Moliterno, Italy
Father's Residence: Moliterno, Italy
Passport Includes a Photo: Y


http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/4351 ... uspass.jpg
http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/4351 ... uspass.jpg

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Re: Families from Moliterno/Saponara di Grumento

Postby DebiHarbuck » 12 Aug 2010, 03:17

Tessa, thank you so much! Yes, I do have the US records for most of them. I have all the ships lists, and census records for Filomena, Maria (married Pietro Roccanova), Giuseppe (married Jenny Pescinella), and Rosina (married Luigi D'Angelo). I haven't been able to track Caterina yet, as my grandmother (daughter of Maria) didn't remember her last name...only "Aunt Kate."

I really appreciate the info about the FHC records for Moliterno and the address for writing to Moliterno directly. That's a huge help!


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