Hi, I having been searching for information on my grandparents family from the Island of Cres or Cherso to Italians in the area known as Istria in Croatia. So far I have not been able to find much more information then below. So I am posting the information here in case someone might have some information.
My grandmother Maria Elena Beni was born August 2nd, 1922 in Cherso, Province Of Pola, Italy and died September 21st, 1993 and buried in Thorton Cemetery in Oshawa, Ontario Canada.
Her parents were Francesca Brosovich (might be Brosoni as the Croatians added "vich" to Italian last names) born May 23rd, 1897, died December 10th, 1975. Francesca's father's name was Guiseppe Brosovich (or Brosoni) b. Cherso, Italy.
Francesca married Antonio Beni born January 12th, 1893 in Cherso, Province of Pola, Italy and died August 4th, 1971 in Avenza (MS), Italy. Antonio's father's name was Vincenzo Beni b. Cherso, Italy.
My grandfather was Giuseppe Mario Barba born September 15th, 1921 in Fiume, Province Of Fiume, Italy but it is now Ryeka, Yugoslavia and died October 13th, 2000 and buried in Thorton Cemetery in Oshawa, Ontario Canada. He married my grandmother Maria Beni on October 25th, 1947. His father was Giuseppe Barba born about 1899 in Chiogia, Italy and died in 1957. His mother Matilda Meccatet (but it was written down as Maccarolo, Macaroli, Maccarol, Mazzarol, Masarol as well) was born in about 1900 in Slovenia and died in 1970.
My grandmother and grandfather immigrated to Australia in 1956. My grandmother and father then immigrated there in 1957 after he found a job. They lived there for 4 years until immigrating to Canada in 1961.
Thank you for any help that anyone can give me with this family.
I do not know how far you are along in your researches but there is a person named Robert Jerin of the Croation Heritage Museum in Cleveland Ohio whose last know e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. There are a number of websites that he has in the past made available to the general public which I fdind usefuyl from titme to time. In this instance you would be better served by him rather than thru me but I am here for you in any event. Peter
Dear Joe as an aside, have you gone to www.google.com and put in the surnames and the word genealogy alongside the surnames in the title. If anyone has done any research on the surnames it weill show up there as well. Go on e surname at a time. Peter
Hi, I have been able to get a lot of the information I have from family. I have tried search engine searches but found nothing. I haven't tried a google search but will try one. I have emailed the address you gave me. It seems to have gone through. So hopefully he can give me some helpful websites. Thanks for the help.