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Looking for my father's "lost" brother

Postby gram1221 » 20 Nov 2014, 06:12

To begin with my father came into the U.S with the name Oto Maraia. I have his passport with that name and a record of his birth in Avellino, Italy on Jan. 15, 1894. However, he uses the name Autino Oto Maraia once he arrives here. Registration for draft in 1917----naturalization papers, discharge from the army etc. etc.are in the name of Autino. His birth record show his father's name as Mateo and his mother as Giovanna Ciani. He immigrated in 1913. We were always told that he lost track of a brother who immigrated also but not at the same time as he did ---but never got too much info beyond that. Not 100% sure but I believe his name was Guiseppe Maraia. Anyone out there whose father or grandfather came from Avellino with parents that match my father's parents?? He MAY have had a different mother as I think Mateo may have been married previously. I have brought up a Guiseppe Maraia who immigrated in 1909 but have no idea if he could be the one. Any suggestions as to how I can find his birth record with his parent's name? I assume he was born in Avellino also.
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Re: Looking for my father's "lost" brother

Postby adelfio » 21 Nov 2014, 23:23

If your sure of the birth town try the Family History Library films civil records of Avellino 1809-1899 which you can rent and view and copy to find the birth records

FAMILY HISTORY LOCATOR
https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator

ORDERING FILMS FROM FHL
https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/ ... ory_Center

ABOUT ITALIAN RECORDS
https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/ ... al_Records

ONLINE CLASS FOR TRANSLATING ITALIAN RECORDS
https://familysearch.org/learningcenter ... 22Italy%22

FILMS FROM FHL OF Avellino
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog ... %20Library


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