Hello, I'm trying to locate my great great grandfather's place of birth so that I can eventually request a comune for a birth or baptism record. He was born around 1876, near Naples.
My great grandfather's name was James Shero. His last name is an Americanized version of Ciero. James' father's name was Guiseppe Ciero. James' mother's maiden name was Nicoletta Chinsano.
Looking online I found information about Guiseppe and Nicoletta's marriage certificate.
Is it very odd that his parents are listed as having a different surname?
I also manage to find a 1940 census record, under the Shero name.
Nicoletta was born around 1880 but I don't know what part of Italy she was from either.
Any help would be very appreciated.