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finding Sicilian roots

Postby daniefz0 » 04 May 2013, 15:09

I decided to do some research on my italian genealogy--and frankly don't know where to start. My mother passed me the names of my grandmother's parents (Giuseppe Arrigo and Antonina Riile) and my grandfather's parents (Carmela Parisi and Giovanni Rizzo). According to my mom, all of these folks are from Sicily--but Riile doesn't seem like an Italian name to me. Any thoughts on where to start with Sicilian records?

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Re: finding Sicilian roots

Postby adelfio » 05 May 2013, 15:21

daniefz0 wrote:I decided to do some research on my italian genealogy--and frankly don't know where to start. My mother passed me the names of my grandmother's parents (Giuseppe Arrigo and Antonina Riile) and my grandfather's parents (Carmela Parisi and Giovanni Rizzo). According to my mom, all of these folks are from Sicily--but Riile doesn't seem like an Italian name to me. Any thoughts on where to start with Sicilian records?

Thanks!

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Re: finding Sicilian roots

Postby erudita74 » 05 May 2013, 15:35

daniefz0 wrote:I decided to do some research on my italian genealogy--and frankly don't know where to start. My mother passed me the names of my grandmother's parents (Giuseppe Arrigo and Antonina Riile) and my grandfather's parents (Carmela Parisi and Giovanni Rizzo). According to my mom, all of these folks are from Sicily--but Riile doesn't seem like an Italian name to me. Any thoughts on where to start with Sicilian records?

Thanks!



Actually the surname Riili (not with an "e" at the end) is found (even currently) in various Sicilian towns. You can search the current Italian phonebook to see the various towns.

http://www.paginebianche.it/index_en.html


The following may or may not be your ancestor, but in this extraction, the surname was spelled with an "e" at the end, which may be an error, or possibly the surname was originally spelled that way.

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Antonina Riile, "Italy Deaths and Burials, 1809-1900"
Name: Antonina Riile
Gender: Female
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 10 Aug 1835
Death Place: Alia, Palermo, Italy
Age: 25
Birth Date: 1810
Birthplace: Alia
Occupation:
Race:
Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Pietro Riile
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Cosima Tedesco
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B01347-6
System Origin: Italy-EASy
GS Film number: 1331916
Reference ID: yr 1835 rn 84
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