Zifari, Dinoia, Grottole

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Zifari, Dinoia, Grottole

Postby emijo3 » 05 Jun 2012, 21:35

My great grandfather's name was Angelo Zifari (parents Francesco Zifari and Filomena Grottole) from Tursi, Italy. He married Concetta Dinoia (parents Antonio Dinoia and Teresa Disanti), in 1887 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. The 1900 census has them living in Youngstown, Ohio. The census states that Filomena had 11 children with only 2 living (Angelo and Maria Zifer Cuccarese). The name Zifari was eventually changed to Zifer. I am wondering how to get information on the other 9 children and any siblings/parents of Filomena and Francesco. If anyone has any information that would help it would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Re: Zifari, Dinoia, Grottole

Postby Tessa78 » 06 Jun 2012, 19:37

I am not aware of any records online for Tursi, Italy...

However, you can rent and view the civil registrations (births, marriages, deaths) for the Comune of Tursi, Matera Province, Region of Basilicata, at your nearest LDS Family History Center. The microfilmed records cover the dates 1810-1929 :-)

https://familysearch.org/search/catalog ... m%2F490701

If you are sure they were from Tursi, you can write directly to the comune to request birth/death records (only one or two at a time) ...

Address:
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Viale del Municipio
75028 Tursi (MT)
ITALY


Help with letters of request in Italian...
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... talrecords
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... tter3.html
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/ ... talian.ASP?

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Re: Zifari, Dinoia, Grottole

Postby emijo3 » 06 Jun 2012, 21:01

Thank you! That gives me a place to start.


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