Biviano family ancestors from Gioiosa Marea & Lipari

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Biviano family ancestors from Gioiosa Marea & Lipari

Postby Dbiv21 » 15 Nov 2014, 22:13

My name is Dennis Biviano.
I am trying to locate any information about the Biviano family that lived in Gioiosa Marea Sicily in the 1800's--early 1900's? I am also looking for the connection between the families from Gioiosa Marea vs. Lipari. I've searched Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org for countless hours to no avail. I am planning a trip there next summer and wonder if there are any folks (who are old enough) that may have direct knowledge. My direct descendants settled in Ohio, PA, and i believe some in NY.

My great-great grandparents from Gioiosa Marea are:

Giuseppe Biviano & Felicia Bonfiglio (born in the 1850s or 1860s) (did not come to US, their parents unknown)

children: Carmelo (born 1887) and Carmella (born 1888)-- settled in Niles, Ohio

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Re: Biviano family ancestors from Gioiosa Marea & Lipari

Postby adelfio » 15 Nov 2014, 23:43

Birth record of Carmelo Biviano
INDEX#182
1887 Nov 15th in the town of Gioiosa Marea birth of Carmelo Biviano son of Giuseppe Biviano age 40(abt 1847) farmhand and his wife Felicia Bonfiglio
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Re: Biviano family ancestors from Gioiosa Marea & Lipari

Postby adelfio » 16 Nov 2014, 00:13

Were Giuseppe Biviano and Felicia Bonfiglio married in Lipari?
Possible birth record of Giuseppe Biviano in Lipari 1847
INDEX#25
1847 Jan 28th in the town of Lipari birth of Giuseppe Biviano son of Francesco Biviano age 32 farmer and his wife Caterina Gallotta age 28
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Re: Biviano family ancestors from Gioiosa Marea & Lipari

Postby adelfio » 16 Nov 2014, 16:37

Looks like Carmela Biviano was born in 1885
INDEX#102
1885 May 6th in the town of Gioiosa Marea birth of Carmela Biviano daughter of Giuseppe Biviano age 39 farmhand and his wife Felicia Bonfiglio she married Nicolo Accordino 1906 July 19
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Re: Biviano family ancestors from Gioiosa Marea & Lipari

Postby adelfio » 16 Nov 2014, 17:32

Looks like Giuseppe Biviano was born in Gioiosa Marea (abt 1846)
Death record of Giuseppe Biviano
INDEX#117
1895 Dec 14th appeared Nicolo Biviano age 50 and Nicolo Spinella age 36 to declare in the town of Gioiosa Marea the death of Giuseppe Biviano age 49 farmer born in Gioiosa Marea husband of the living wife Felicia Bonfiglio son of deceased Carmelo Biviano and deceased Maria Gavito witnesses to the signing of the death act were Rosario Accordino age 36 farmer and Santo Biviano age 40 farmer
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Re: Biviano family ancestors from Gioiosa Marea & Lipari

Postby Dbiv21 » 16 Nov 2014, 19:42

Thanks so much!

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Re: Biviano family ancestors from Gioiosa Marea & Lipari

Postby adelfio » 17 Nov 2014, 17:14

Marriage publication of Giuseppe Biviano and Felicia Bonfiglio
INDEX#30
1877 Aug 10th in the town of Gioiosa Marea appeared Giuseppe Biviano age 31 farmer son of Carmelo Biviano and Maria Gavito to marry Felicia Bonfiglio age 27 spinner daughter of Giuseppe Bonfiglio and Maria Fana
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Birth record of Felicia Bonfiglio
INDEX#129
1849 Nov 11th in the town of Gioiosa Marea birth of Felicia Bonfiglio daughter of Giuseppe Bonfiglio age 39 farmer and his wife Maria Fana age 28
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Re: Biviano family ancestors from Gioiosa Marea & Lipari

Postby Dbiv21 » 20 Nov 2014, 19:19

I am still unable to find Felicia Bonfiglio Biviano's death record. I've noticed that there are missing death records from Gioiosa Marea from 1912-1916.

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Re: Biviano family ancestors from Gioiosa Marea & Lipari

Postby Dbiv21 » 30 Nov 2014, 23:34

Is there any index of names through Family Search instead of searching through each year/record?

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Re: Biviano family ancestors from Gioiosa Marea & Lipari

Postby adelfio » 02 Dec 2014, 15:01

IF you talking about Gioiosa Marea and Lipari try the end of the year you are searching in
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Re: Biviano family ancestors from Gioiosa Marea & Lipari

Postby Dbiv21 » 14 Dec 2014, 02:37

Any idea about catholic churches in Gioiosa Marea/Patti or cemeteries?

I'm planning a trip to Sicily and would really like to find out more about where some of my relatives are buried. I've searched several times on the internet to no avail or had issues with the language barrier.

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-Dennis

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Re: Biviano family ancestors from Gioiosa Marea & Lipari

Postby Dbiv21 » 14 Jan 2015, 05:17

Any other ancestors of the surname Biviano out there?

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Re: Biviano family ancestors from Gioiosa Marea & Lipari

Postby carubia » 14 Jan 2015, 06:01

I've seen the surname Viviano in Agrigento province. It's probably the same name, as it was common for names that start with a B to also be written with a V, such as Bella/Vella, Basile/Vasile, Bavuso/Vavuso, or Bizzolo/Vizzulo.

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Re: Biviano family ancestors from Gioiosa Marea & Lipari

Postby Dbiv21 » 15 Jan 2015, 00:53

Very interesting, i'll have to look into that. Thanks.

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Re: Biviano family ancestors from Gioiosa Marea & Lipari

Postby VotM » 07 Mar 2015, 12:12

Dbiv21 wrote:Is there any index of names through Family Search instead of searching through each year/record?

adelfio wrote:IF you talking about Gioiosa Marea and Lipari try the end of the year you are searching in
PG LINK TO A INDEX
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,245758702

Here is a link to my working road map of the multi-year Gioiosa Marea records on FamilySearch.org. It gives the image numbers for each year's index, first image for that year and last image for that year. It also re-orders some of the out-of-order years.

http://gamewardens.home.comcast.net/Roa ... _Index.pdf

I did not create a map for the single year collections. In most cases the pages for each of those are in order and the index is in the final images for that year. But be aware that sometimes the images for those years are out of order as well and that you'll need to hunt down the index... and that sometimes there is no index present.

Hope this helps!


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