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Need help reading names on marriage certificate

Postby swashington » 21 Jul 2011, 00:07

Hello, I have been doing a lot of work since you last helped me a few weeks back regarding my family in cittanova. I have since received my grandparents marriage certificate. This was Luigi molina, from Cittanova and Maria Surace (born in brooklyn). I am trying to read the names of Luigis Mother as well as Maria's parents so i can continue with the Molina tree and start on my grandmothers sides but I cannot read this handwritting! Ive tried various options into ancestry.com but no luck. If someone could help I would appreciate it, as you are more familiar with the Italian surnames.

I have two photographs with the names but I am not finding a way to upload it here. Or if someone could help that I could mail them the photos. Thanks so much in advance!

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Re: Need help reading names on marriage certificate

Postby johnnyonthespot » 21 Jul 2011, 01:05

Go to http://postimage.org

Click the Browse button and find the image file on your drive. Click "Family Safe" and then Upload.

After the upload finishes, click the Copy to Clipboard button alongside "Thumbnail for forums 1". Next come back to this forum and paste the link into your message.
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Postby johnnyonthespot » 21 Jul 2011, 01:22

Also, great way to research names for valid spelling: the Italian telephone directory at http://paginebianche.it/index_en.html
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Re: Need help reading names on marriage certificate

Postby swashington » 21 Jul 2011, 02:03

Thanks Carmine! I will look through the white pages now. Here are the images of the certificate. Its Rosa's last name and Angelina's last name I cannot figure out. Also the american Dominick - I cant make out the spelling of the name on there. Thanks for help!

http://postimage.org/image/8bifj7j8/
http://postimage.org/image/8bne590k/

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 21 Jul 2011, 03:38

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Rosa's surname looks like Giovinazzo.
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Postby johnnyonthespot » 21 Jul 2011, 03:42

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And possibly Calciano for Angelina's surname.
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Postby johnnyonthespot » 21 Jul 2011, 03:45

For Domenick, are you referring to the Italian spelling? It would be Domenico.
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Re: Need help reading names on marriage certificate

Postby swashington » 21 Jul 2011, 03:50

Yes. thanks so much for your help! :)

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 21 Jul 2011, 03:52

swashington wrote:Yes. thanks so much for your help! :)


You're welcome!
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Re: Need help reading names on marriage certificate

Postby Harleygrrl » 21 Jul 2011, 05:33

Hi there,
I agree - Rosa's last name is Giovinazzo.

Angelina's however, I believe is Casciano.

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Re: Need help reading names on marriage certificate

Postby JohnArmellino » 21 Jul 2011, 06:23

Giovinazzo is the most common surname found in Cittanova. Casciano is also found in Reggio Calabria (the greatest concentration in Reggio di Calabria), although smaller concentrations of that surname can also be found elsewhere (Abruzzo, Lazio, Foggia, Campania). In fact, Casciano can be found in the town of Rizziconi, which is located right next to Cittanova, just a few miles away. Just a thought. Often US marriages are between paisani.
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Re: Need help reading names on marriage certificate

Postby johnnyonthespot » 21 Jul 2011, 06:32

I agree - Casciano it is.
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