Migliarina family in Baveno

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Migliarina family in Baveno

Postby KSRattazzi » 12 Sep 2012, 06:00

Got a great surprise yesterday... My long awaited birth certificate from Baveno for my great-grandmother, Maria Isabella Migliarina. She was born in Baveno in 1873 to Battiste Migliarina and Fiora Ferrario.

I have two questions... In the states, her name was Elisa. Is Elisa a nickname for Isabella?

Secondly, shall I just continue on with the civil in Baveno for more records? How far do they go back?

Also, FYI, I sent US dollars with these requests to Baveno and always get a reply. To Oleggio-Castello I sent an addressed envelop and have received nothing yet...

THANKS!!!!!!
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Re: Migliarina family in Baveno

Postby Michael31 » 12 Sep 2012, 06:14

Elisa, Elisabetta
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Re: Migliarina family in Baveno

Postby KSRattazzi » 12 Sep 2012, 06:22

That's what I was thinking... The dates match up though. Isabella and my great-grandfather were married almost a year before my grandfather was born. The only other possibility, I suppose, is that Isabella died while Carlo (her husband) came to the states and her sister assumed matriarchal duties of the family? Semms a bit of a stretch but a possibility. When she died in the states her name is Elisa and her birthdate is the same year.
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Re: Migliarina family in Baveno

Postby PippoM » 12 Sep 2012, 07:57

It is not unusual that people totally changed their names when going to the USA. They often took names that just "sounded" like the original ones. And the same keep doing immigrates coming to Italy...the difference is that nowadays there are more formal checks.
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