I'm new here, I'm looking for help finding my great-grandfather, who was born in Laives (Leifers), just outside Bolzano, in 1865/1866. We have his name as William Frances Paoli, so I'm guessing it was Guglielmo Francesco but I suppose his first name could be anything. I've tried looking on the Trentino birth records site and can't find anything from Bolzano province, and I've written to Laives and they say they don't have any record.
I know his father's name was Saverio Paoli, born in Pergine, but don't know the year. I've found a Saverio Paoli, born in Pergine, in 1834, which could very well be him.
I'm just not sure how to proceed now in finding information about my great-grandfather's birth. Does anyone have any suggestions?
It's strange because William Paoli on this 1908 arrival manifest stated that he was born in Austria - Leifers, his father's name listed is Severino Paoli in Lefers...
New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Wulliam Paoli Arrival Date: 23 Feb 1908 Birth Date: abt 1866 Birth Location: Austria Birth Location Other: leipers Age: 42 Gender: Male Ethnicity/ Nationality: Italian (North) (Italian) Port of Departure: Havre Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: La Touraine Search Ship Database: Search the La Touraine in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
in the case that you don't have this is his death record from the site Familysearch.org:
"British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986"
Nome: William Francis Paoli Tipologia di evento: Death Data dell'evento: 05 Mar 1946 Luogo dell'evento: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Sesso: Male Età: 80 Stato civile: Married Data di nascita: 02 May 1865 Luogo di nascita: , Austria Nome del padre: Paoli Nome della madre: Nome del coniuge: Tribú o clan: Numero di bobbina dell'affiliato: B13190 Numero di bobina di FamilySearch: 2032422 Numero della cartella digitale: 004437670 Numero immagine: 00118 Numero di registrazione: 004106