I am trying to get information about a Rocco Forte who was my Grandfather. My father Sidney Forte was born in 1918 His mother, Cecilia Reeves wife of Rocco died in 1920 and at the time of her death she was registered as being a widow which means Rocco died between 1918 and 1920. My father who is sadly dead now spent his life searching for family he thought he had so now I feel it is my duty to carry on the search and with todays technology to help I hope I will come up with something.
I admire your pluck but there are more than 1000 cities,towns and villages with persons hvaing the Forte surname in Italy. Is there any shred of anything...like an old postcard, photograph envelope with cancelled stamps...anything. Did he die in World War !?? peter
It seems almost certain that he died in Belfast, Northern Ireland where my father was born. I am waiting to see if the Irish authorities can come up with a death certificate. I have started this search with very little to go on but I shall keep trying.
Peter, Sid's ancestor would have been a British, not Irish, subject, therefore, the records Sid seeks would be in British hands, wouldn't they? Northern Ireland has never been in Irish hands, always British.
Sid, not to overly intrude nor confuse, but please explain your meaning when you say "Irish".