My grandfather was Giovanni Fontanella. He was born in Rossano, Cozensa in 1906 I believe. I don´t know much but he had 7 sisters. His fahter was Ferruccio Fontanella. He was married to Carolina Aloe from the same town, but I am not sure if he got married in Italy or Argentina He emigrated to Argentina and has 1 boy and two girls Any information will help Thank you very much!
Welcome to IG website Your best bet is to go to a Family History Library and get the his birth record on microfilm which might have the info on a sidenote you seek on it Nati 1905-1910 -- Pubblicazioni 1866-1868, 1866, 1869-1883 [alcuni registri mancano]. Family History Library INTL Film # 2163275 Family History Library Locator https://familysearch.org/locations
When you say to go to the Family history Library, you mean in his town?
I will be going to Italy in a few weeks. I will only spend two days...where should I start? .All I have from my grandfather is his passport. Do you think I will have any luck with that? On the other hand I will stop in Rome and I would love to find my grandmother's family Her name was Carolina, her father Saverio and her mother Sofia. Her dad move to Argentina I believe after the second war. Can you help me with that?
Since you posted in April there are records of Rossano online I looked 1905 -1908 for Giovannino heres what I found Can you give me the sisters names so I can looked them up to verify Were there names Erma and Elisa Fontanella Heres a POSSIBLE birth record for Giovannino Fontanella
INDEX#46 1906 Jan 16th in the town of Rossano in a house at San Nico birth of Giovannino Maurizio Alfredo Fontanella son of Gennaro Fontanella age 29 and Felicia Nigro
HI! I am soooo excited! I think we are (or you actually) on the right path! I just received a picture of Felicia Nigro's grave (1879-1951) where you can see written on the right side of the grave "Ferruccio Fontanella (1920-1943)" so I am thinking this is a son she had and died really young and that is why I always was under the impression that my grandfather had only sisters. I have another picture from 1940 sent by Ferrucio saying...."Tuo fratello, Imperia 3-28-1940"and he is wearing military clothes. Gennaro really rings a bell, he could be my great-grandfather
Then I have another pictures where I can see my grandfather and I believe his sisters. The names showing are: Ida, Giovanni (him), Giuseppina, Crisei, Franca, Elisuccia, Felicitta, Aurora and Elda. The picture was taken in "Porruoli" in 1947. I looked for that as a city and I couldn't find it, the writting is pretty bad My gradnfather was defenetly no Maurizio Alfredo (unless they took those names when he got his passport) but he did named one of his daughters Elisa.
Where is Felicia Nigro buried at? The records of Rossano online only go to 1910 I went through the birth record indexes 1905 -1910 that's the only Giovanni Fontanella I find with the parents Gennaro Fontanella and Felicia Nigro. Also their is a Elisa Fontanella INDEX#417 born 1903 Oct 3rd same parents same house address San Nico
I am guessing she is burried in Rossano. I've never heard of them moving. Do you know if Elisa got married? if, yes, do you know to whom? So I can do a search on her When you say he was borned at San Nico, do you mean San Nicola Arcella? Is it possible to get the address of the actual house? I would love to go to the actual house
Felicia is defenetely his mom and almost sure Gennaro is his dad. I can't really have any way to confirm much since everyone is dead... I am putting together a puzzle I tried to use Familysearch but I couldn't find anything
After finding these birth records I pretty sure this is your family with Gennaro being the father
Birth of Alfredo Fontanella INDEX#52 1900 Jan 14th in the town of Rossano birth of Alfredo Fontanella son of Gennaro Fontanella age 24/manufacturer and Felicia Nigro
PG LINK https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... 1954018568 Birth record of Ida Maria Iolanda Fontanella INDEX#439 1901 Oct 25th in the town of Rossano in a house at piazza ______ birth of Ida Maria Iolanda Fontanella daughter of Gennaro Fontanella age 26/manufacturer and Felicia Nigro
It is possible to get 1) Marriage license for any of the sisters? that was I can try to search for their descendats. 2) How about the address where my grandfather and their sisters were borned? I would love to go to the actual house. It is possible to keep going further in the past? I mean, to get birth info about Gennaro and Felicia?
Sorry if I am asking to much, you have not idea how important this is for me
I don't want to abuse your help, but I will be stopping in Rome (I will be there a little longer so I will have more time than in Rossano) and I would like to find my grandmother's family (Giovanni's wife) Her name was Carolina Aloe, she had a sister. Their dad's name was Saverio Aloe and his wife Sofia. They moved to Argentina My grand parents had 3 children, Elisa, Juan Jose (my dad) and Mary (I believe) I am sorry I cannot give you more info, everyone is dead
Do you have a birthdate for Carolina Aloe? The marriage records you would have to get at the town of Rossano when you visit because the records online only go to 1910 they were probally married in the late 1920-1930's The home address on the birth record I think it is via San Nico but there is no address number on the record there is a church on via San Nico named S. Gaetano Catanoso
I found this birth record with the father Saverio Aloe mother not Sofia Birth record of Michelina Aloe INDEX#267 1900 May 19th in the town of Rossano at house in contrada Piragineto birth of Michelina Aloe daughter of Saverio Aloe age 50 farmer and Christina Laria
I looked for Carolina Aloe birth record didn't see nothing under the name Carolina but 1904 births are incomplete only go to April of that year But I did find the marriage record of Gennaro Fontanella and Felicia Nigro.
INDEX#104 1898 Nov 26th in the town of Rossano appeared Gennaro Fontanella age 22 barrel maker born in Rossano son of deceased Giovanni Fontanella and Maria Grazia Capalbo married Felicia Nigro age 19 born in Rossano daughter of Giovanni Nigro and Maria Francesca Pirillo