For the last year I have been trying to locate a birth record for my GGF, Antonio Rucco. All of his documents, including work ID stated that he was born in the city of Naples. In the last year I have e-mailed and written to the Napoli comune 3+ times, and they have acknowledged receiving my request but I have never heard or received anything.
On the ship passenger list, he lists his last place of residence as Postiglione so on a whim I also wrote to that comune a year ago, and have received no response.
I have gone through the LDS records for towns that they have in the Napoli province, but there does not seem to be any records for the actual city of Napoli. Are there any other online databases that would have this info or am I just pretty much out of luck?
He was born on September 20th, 1880 supposedly in the city of Naples. His parents were Francesco Rucco and Rosa Breeuza. He immigrated to the US in 1902. Port of departure was Naples.
If anyone knows of any sites that have online vital records for the city of Naples that would be fabulous.
Hi, by: U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Antonio Rucco Name: Antonio Rucco City: Mutuchen County: Middlesex State: New Jersey Birth Date: 18 Sep 1880 Race: White was born on 18 and no 20... the mother maiden name could be Brienza... maybe for this reason the Communes no reply... because the mother maiden name is no right... Breeuza don't exist in Italy.. regards, suanj
Napoli birth records is divided into sections according to the area the person was born. If you don't know the section (San Ferdinando, Montecalvario, Chiaia etc) the anagrafe office will not likely bother to search more than one. If they guess wrong, you are out of luck. You might consider hiring a researcher like Joe De Simone who could go there and search all the sections for you.
Hi Suanj - I could definitely be reading his mother's maiden name incorrectly. I've attached a snippet of his marriage record. Italysearcher - I agree with you that I may need to hire someone to checkout all sections. What's interesting is I'm having a hard time finding ANY Ruccos on the registers. I did the surname search and there are not a ton on the map, the most are in Pugila but there are also some in Naples, and even northern Italy.
Thanks for the replies!
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