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Papandrea Surname

Postby traceypap » 10 Mar 2011, 05:04

Hi, I'm trying to find out about my Great Grandfather who came from Cinquefrondi in Calabria. His name was Michele Papandrea and his father was Luigi or Louis. I'm trying to find out his mother's name and who his brothers and sisters were. All i have so far is that he was born on 28th June 1875 or 1878 and that he jumped ship to Australia in 1899 where he married Mary Bell and their children were Camella Clementina (died 12months), Luigi Thomas,Raffaele Angelo,Carmella Francesco, Johanna Marie and Micheal Vincent (my grandfather). He died in 1955 in Kadina South Australia.
Anyone who might have known about him in Australia have died so is very hard to find any information on him.
His birth record would be very handy too but i don't know how or where to go to get that. Any help would be great.
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Tracey Papandrea

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Re: Papandrea Surname

Postby Tessa78 » 10 Mar 2011, 16:41

Hello Tracey! Welcome :-)

Since your know your GGF's birthdate and place of birth, you can write directly to the comune of Cinquefrondi to request his birth record. This should have the names of his parents (and their fathers!)

Address:
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Corso Garibaldi, 98
89021 Cinquefrondi (RC)
ITALY


You should write your request in Italian
Help with letters here
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... civile.asp
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... talrecords

There is also an email address you can use to ask if they have the records.. but strongly suggest a written request by post.
sindaco@comune.cinquefrondi.rc.it (no spaces)

T.

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Re: Papandrea Surname

Postby adelfio » 10 Mar 2011, 16:58

You also can also check out Family History Library they have microfilms of civil records of Cinquefrondi Italy
FHL films ordering
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Orderi ... ory_Center
Film records from Cinquefrondi
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... inquefro++
About italian records
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Italy_ ... al_Records
Reading italian records
http://familyhistory.byu.edu/Downloads/ ... ion_Guide/

Good researching
Marty
Researching Trabia, Palermo surnames Adelfio, Bondi, Butera, Scardino,Rinella, Scardamaglia

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Re: Papandrea Surname

Postby traceypap » 11 Mar 2011, 04:59

Thankyou for those websites, i will check them out. I did email the comune a few months ago in Italian but never heard back from them. I will try with a written request this time and see if that will work.
I'm not too good with all of this but am trying to work it all out.


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