Salvatore Musumeci of Giarre

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Salvatore Musumeci of Giarre

Postby giarre » 21 Nov 2010, 12:53

Hi

Looking for information on Salvatore Musumeci who was born in Giarre in 1919, he later went on to marry Agatina Caltabiano and settled in Australia,

Seeking information about Salvatore;s war records.

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Re: Salvatore Musumeci of Giarre

Postby maestra36 » 21 Nov 2010, 14:23

Military records for the town of Giarre should be housed in the archives of the civil state of the Province of Catania:

Archivio di Stato
Provincia di Catania
Via Vittorio Emanuele 156
95100 Catania, Italy

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Re: Salvatore Musumeci of Giarre

Postby maestra36 » 21 Nov 2010, 14:48

You may find the following information helpful:

Military and Conscription Records

Conscription records also called registri di leva or Liste di estrazione di Leva list all Italian male-born from approximately 1855 (the imposition of the draft – conscription of all 18-years old males – dates back 1865), by year of birth, for each military district. The introduction of these records varies from one area to the other, but mostly they started around 1873, thus including all males born in 1855. However, there are lists that date back to1750.

There are two copies of them; one is held in the military archive of each military district and there it remains, the other is initially held by the Procura della Repubblica (Country Court at province level) and after 75 years, it is sent to the State Archive of the main province. Remember all documents held by the State Archive are available for public consultation. Researching conscription records in the main provinces of the region of origin can be a unique way to start your research that otherwise would have been impossible (as far as town halls and parishes are concerned, you MUST know the comune of origin of your ancestor).

These records contain personal data that cannot be found in any other source, such as:

· Height
· Size of the chest
· Color and form of hair, face, nose, and chin
· Eye color
· Skin color
· Condition of the teeth,
· Birthmarks, if any

In addition, you will be able to find the following vital information:

· Draftee’s full name
· His parents’ names
· His place of birth
· His profession
· His education (whether he was able to read and write or not)
· Ability to perform military services
· Date the service began

Among the military records, you can find:

Registro dei fogli matricolari (Record of the draftee curriculum) records all the developments in the military career, from promotions to changes in the status. Many of those who had already migrated to other countries and were called to serve the Italian army during the World War I chose not to return and were labeled deserters on their military curriculum.

With the foglio matricolare, another record rich in genealogical information, called foglio di congedo illimitato (discharge record) through which a person was discharged from military service. It contains a lot of information that was already states in the conscription record, such as vital information, the parents’ names, and description of the physical appearance.

Arruolamento e prima venuta alle armi (conscription and first mobilization) documented when a person was drafted and the length of his service with information also on war campaigns and medals awarded.

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Re: Salvatore Musumeci of Giarre

Postby maestra36 » 21 Nov 2010, 15:17

I'm linking your other thread here for reference:

Prisoners of war in South Africa

http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/Foru ... 19476.html

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Re: Salvatore Musumeci of Giarre

Postby maestra36 » 21 Nov 2010, 15:22

what other info do you need for Salvatore and Agatina?

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Re: Salvatore Musumeci of Giarre

Postby giarre » 22 Nov 2010, 01:46

Thanks for the information, much appreciated.


Where do I go for marriage and birth records of Salvatore Musumeci.

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Re: Salvatore Musumeci of Giarre

Postby maestra36 » 22 Nov 2010, 02:31

for vital records-the anagrafe or registry office-Agata Fresta

ufficio.anagrafe@comune.giarre.ct.it (no spaces in the email address)-

Ufficio Anagrafe
Comune di Giarre
Via Callipoli 81,
95014 - Giarre (CT)
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Re: Salvatore Musumeci of Giarre

Postby maestra36 » 22 Nov 2010, 03:00

to help you with emails or letters in Italian, you can refer to the following websites:

www.circolocalabrese.o.../index.asp

www.angelfire.com/ok3/...tters.html

If mailing to the town, it is suggested that you enclose a self-addressed, but not stamped, envelope. Send no money. Towns normally send record copies at no charge, although some are now starting to charge. If the town requires a fee, it will let you know.

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Re: Salvatore Musumeci of Giarre

Postby giarre » 22 Nov 2010, 06:04

Thank you for all the help

I would like to concentrate on finding information on Italian soldiers held in South Africa, maybe there is someone else on these boards who had a similar experience.

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Re: Salvatore Musumeci of Giarre

Postby wldspirit » 22 Nov 2010, 06:55

Sent out a few private messages asking those members who are familiar with military records to take a look at this for you.
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Re: Salvatore Musumeci of Giarre

Postby giarre » 22 Nov 2010, 07:18

Hi wldspirit

Thank you , I hope there is someone who can help.



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Re: Salvatore Musumeci of Giarre

Postby ricbru » 22 Nov 2010, 09:15

Yes, maestra36 gave the right informations.
There is not a war record, there is a military record and a military draft card; the military record contains informations about military service and/or war service;

now the problem is that, from my early experience, Catania State Archive is packing the documents and books, for restoration, so now I dont know when documents would be available to researcher, the archivist suggested me to write again at the end of next january
bye Riccardo

giarre wrote:Hi

Looking for information on Salvatore Musumeci who was born in Giarre in 1919, he later went on to marry Agatina Caltabiano and settled in Australia,

Seeking information about Salvatore;s war records.

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Re: Salvatore Musumeci of Giarre

Postby wldspirit » 22 Nov 2010, 09:24

Thank you so much Riccardo, I was hoping there was a website, :?
something similar to the one you provided me with where I found Nonno's brother....but very helpful to know the archive will be unavailable.
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Re: Salvatore Musumeci of Giarre

Postby ricbru » 22 Nov 2010, 09:31

That link about nonno brother is a link about italian death soldiers of WW1 and WW2.
The military records usually are not on line, Catania State archive will finish its restoration and in january our poster may forward the request to have both records, if the military record is not there, it is still kept at Catania military district.
I hope it helps
bye Riccardo

wldspirit wrote:Thank you so much Riccardo, I was hoping there was a website, :?
something similar to the one you provided me with where I found Nonno's brother....but very helpful to know the archive will be unavailable.
Hugs,
Lee

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Re: Salvatore Musumeci of Giarre

Postby giarre » 22 Nov 2010, 10:46

Thanks Riccardo and Lee


Every piece of information helps. I will contact the State Archive in Janurary.
Still hoping that someone may have information about Italian prisoners of war in South Africa during WW2.


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