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Italian Family in Italy

Postby leesimo » 23 Nov 2010, 17:23

My husband's name is Ronald Vincent Simonini. His father Vinisio Joseph Simonini was born in Corsanico, Province of Lucca, Italy. His father was
Anchise Simonini. His father was Anseleto Simonini. Anchise married Albertina Palagi. Anchise and Albertina came to the USA with their two small children, Vinisio and Miranda. Some of Albertina's family also came to the USA and settled in Illinois.
Albertina Palagi's parents were Aldolfo Palagi and Louisa Cortopassi.
I am hopeing that some one can help me with Anseleto Simonini's parents and the parents of Aldolfo Palagi and Louisa Cortopassi.
Lee Simonini, California

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Re: Italian Family in Italy

Postby Tessa78 » 23 Nov 2010, 18:07

Hello and welcome!

Corsanico is a small village (frazione) in the municipality of Massarosa, Province of Lucca. It lies 2.2 km from Massarosa.

The LDS Family History Center has microfilmed the civil registrations for Massarosa, and they are availble to rent and view at the FHC. The films include births, death, marriages from 1870-1935.
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... assarosa++

Records for Massarosa, prior to 1866, are found with the records of Viareggio. After 1851 Viareggio was considered part of the region of Toscana. Regional civil registration, housed in Firenze, begins for Viareggio (and Massarosa) in 1852, including the years 1852-1864. For film numbers see: Toscana (Regione). Ufficio dello stato civile / Estratti dei registri dello stato civile, 1745-1865.

to find your nearest Family History Center, enter your zip...
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp

Do you have approx. birth dates for the ancestors you list above? :-)

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Re: Italian Family in Italy

Postby Tessa78 » 23 Nov 2010, 18:17

Is this your husband's grandfather?

Anchist (Anchise?) Simonini, died 1942 in Chicago, Illinois

Name: Anchist Simonini
Titles and Terms (original):
Death Date: 04 Jul 1942
Death Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Gender: Male
Marital Status:
Race or Color:
Age: 64
Estimated Birth Year: 1878

Birth Date:
Birthplace: Toscana, Italy
Father: Thomas Simonini
Father's Titles and Terms (original):
Father's Birth Place: Toscana, Italy
Mother:
Mother's Titles and Terms (original):
Mother's Birth Place:
Occupation: waiter
Residence: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Street Address:
Spouse: Mabel
Spouse's Titles and Terms (original):
Spouse's Birthplace:
Burial Date: 07 Jul 1942
Burial Place: Worth, Cook, Illinois
Cemetery: Holy Sepulchre
Informant:
Additional Relatives:
Digital Folder Number: 4204575
Image Number: 1489
Film Number: 1953746
Volume/Page/Certificate Number: rn 18926
Collection: Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947

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Re: Italian Family in Italy

Postby Tessa78 » 23 Nov 2010, 18:21

Possible manifest for Anchise Simonini, 30, from Corsanico

Arriving 1922, going to brother-in-law Temildo Remagi (SP?), chicago, IL
Leaving wife in Corsanico, Albertini Palazzi.

Page 1 - Line 6
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Re: Italian Family in Italy

Postby Tessa78 » 23 Nov 2010, 18:30

Two years later...Anchise brings Albertina and his two children
Arriving 1924... Leaving brother Arturo Simonini in Corsanico, Massarosa.
Going to his own home, 11132 Lanley St. Chicago, IL

Page 1 - line 18, 19, 20, 21
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Re: Italian Family in Italy

Postby Tessa78 » 23 Nov 2010, 18:37

You can write directly to the comune of Massarosa to request birth and marriage record for Anchise, since he was born about 1892.
You should be able to get the marriage record for Anseleto which will have the names of his parents.

Address:
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Piazza Taddei, 1
55054 Massarosa (LU)
ITALY


Write your letter in Italian and provide as many details (DOB, spouse's name, etc. as you can)
Form letters...
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... civile.asp
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... talrecords

Before you send your letter, you may want to email the Town Hall in Massarosa to see if they have the records for Corsanico for the dates you need.
(Type with no spaces)
info.comune@massarosa.lu.it

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Re: Italian Family in Italy

Postby leesimo » 23 Nov 2010, 19:31

Anchise Simonini born 5/25/1892 Massarosa, Carrara Provence, Italy.
died 11/1972 Pacifica, California. Anchise had three brothers, who also had
first names starting with an "A". Also two sisters.
S/O Anseleto Simonini and Enrichettia Lucchesi, born in Italy.
Anchise married Albertina Palagi who was born 9/6/1893 Massarosa,Carrara Provence, Italy. She died 5/17/1988 Los Altos, California.
D/O Aldolfo Palagi and Louisa Cortopassi, born in Italy.
Anchise's first trip to the USA was in July 1922. The second trip to USA was
in April 1924.
They had three children..Vincent and Miranda were born in Italy, their youngest
son was born in the USA.


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