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New infor found...seeking more

Postby wmarsala » 18 Sep 2010, 08:46

So I just recieved some new documents today and I am looking to find more. The information I came across was my great grandmother's birth certificate that I have been looking for. I have finally discovered her parents names and now I want information on them.

My great grandmother's name is Josephine Vaccaro, she was born Nov. 3, 1906 in what appears to be Roccapalumba, near Palermo. Her Father's name was Nicolo and her mother's name is (and I can't quite read the writing) appears to be Francesca and it Says "Urfo" before her name? I am not quite sure. I will see about uploading the file, I am looking for any information pertaining to these family members if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.

Other info is that my great grandmother was married to my great grandfather Phillip, Philip or Filipo (Marsala) on March 12, 1927. With witnesses Lena and Paul Marsala and had one son Victor. I know she had a sister named Theresa I believe and a brother Named Sam (I think that was his name). Not sure about any other siblings.

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Wes Marsala

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Re: New infor found...seeking more

Postby pink67 » 18 Sep 2010, 08:55

My great grandmother's name is Josephine Vaccaro, she was born Nov. 3, 1906 in what appears to be Roccapalumba, near Palermo. Her Father's name was Nicolo and her mother's name is (and I can't quite read the writing) appears to be Francesca and it Says "Urfo" before her name? I am not quite sure.


The correct spell is Urso....

Laura :D

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Re: New infor found...seeking more

Postby wmarsala » 18 Sep 2010, 16:43

Oh thanks, i have never heard of a name like that. So would her whole first name be Urso Francesca? Does that sound like a proper name?

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Postby maestra36 » 18 Sep 2010, 16:55

Urso is a last name. In this document, the last name is written first and then the first name Francesca

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Postby wmarsala » 18 Sep 2010, 16:59

So would that indicate that Nicolo and Francesca were not married at the time? Or was it custom to put down the mother's maiden name?

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Re: New infor found...seeking more

Postby maestra36 » 18 Sep 2010, 17:01

women in Italy in the records are always under their maiden names, even married in their death records

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Postby maestra36 » 18 Sep 2010, 17:01

meant to type "married women in their death records are also under their maiden names"

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Re: New infor found...seeking more

Postby maestra36 » 18 Sep 2010, 17:02

Urso is a common Sicilian surname. I have seen it in other towns

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Postby maestra36 » 18 Sep 2010, 17:05

It is assumed the parents were married since both parents are named

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Re: New infor found...seeking more

Postby wmarsala » 18 Sep 2010, 18:53

Great, thanks for the help. Is there any way I can get info on their birth dates, whether or not they had siblings, census info, immigration info etc...


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