I'm trying to find more information regarding my Great Grandparents. I know they lived in San Marco in Lamis. My grandfather Vincenzo Perta was born there. My father has his birth certificate. I'm trying to determine my Great Great Grandparents names. I'm getting some conflicting data off Ancestry.com regarding passenger list, census data etc...so I'm a bit confused as to what their names are. I think maybe my Great Great Grandfather was also Vincenzo Perta, but I'm not sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Welcome to IG website the records of San Marco in Lamis are limited online so you have to get the films from Family History Library Registri dello stato civile di San Marco in Lamis (Foggia), 1809-1899 Births, marriages, deaths, banns, miscellaneous documents, marriage documents, citizenship records; supplements to births, marriages, and deaths. Include indici annuali.You will be able to get the information you seek PG LINK FOR FILMS FROM FHL https://familysearch.org/search/catalog ... %20Library
That was a huge help!! Thank you. I'm just starting to dig a bit further and had no idea this type of thing was available. I just figured I was going to have to go all the way to Italy and face the language barrier to try and find out any information. I just ordered two Microfilm's from FamilySearch to be sent to a local Family History Center.
I too have been trying to research Vincenzo Perta from San Marco in lamis as well. My gg-grandfather and g-grandfather were Antonio and Leonardo Contessa and they arrived at Ellis Island in Mar. 1907....Leonardo was age 15 at that time. In the column on the manifest where it asks about friends or relatives in the US; Vincenzo Perta was listed as his uncle in Chicago. In the 1910 census all three of them were together and living in Williams, St. Joseph County, OH as borders. Both Antonio "Tony" and Vincenzo were age 40. I was recently contacted by a cousin in S. Marco in Lamis on facebook (descended from on of my g-grandfather's sisters who is now gathering information from a great-aunt and I will contact her and ask about the Perta family. I forgot to bring it up during our instant message exchange.....I was going back and forth between google translator and facebook to understand and reply
Please keep in touch and maybe between the three of us we can figure all this out! I agree there are some conflicting records!