Avolios in Fagnano Castello, Cosenza, Calabria

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Avolios in Fagnano Castello, Cosenza, Calabria

Postby avolio » 29 Mar 2015, 18:04

I am looking for information on my grandfather's family in Fagnano Castello. My grandfather's name was Vincenzo Avolio. He came to the USA in about 1905. His parents names were, Gaetano Avolio and Maria Francesca Porcello. I have not been able to find any information on them. My grandfather's sister lived in Fagnano until her death in the late '80's. Her name was Cristina Abritta. I visited Fagnano in the '80's and saw the Church in Fagnano where my grandfather was baptized. I cannot remember the name of the Church. If anyone knows the name of the Church and how to access baptismal records, I'd appreciate some help.

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Re: Avolios in Fagnano Castello, Cosenza, Calabria

Postby Robin B Mc » 29 Mar 2015, 18:50

Civil records for Fagnano Castello 1809-1910 are available on microfilm: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog ... %20Library

When was Vincenzo born? There are a number of passenger lists for Vincenzo Avolio but without knowing when he was born, it's difficult to narrow them down.

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Re: Avolios in Fagnano Castello, Cosenza, Calabria

Postby avolio » 05 Sep 2015, 01:33

Vincenzo was born Feb. 12, 1890. He came over on the SS Cedric from Naples to NY Feb. 11, 1907. I am trying to find out info on his parents from Fagnano Castello, Gaetano Avolio and Maria Francesca Porcella. They did not come to America.

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Re: Avolios in Fagnano Castello, Cosenza, Calabria

Postby erudita74 » 05 Sep 2015, 02:15

I found an older brother of Vincenzo's

Ufficio Leva della Provincia di Cosenza, Enlistment year 1880.Volume number 169,
document number 27 page 177 section c
Alessandro Avolio, enlisted on --/--/----
born on 12/11/1879 to FAGNANO CASTELLO
son/daughter of Gaetano Avolio and of Francesca Porcella

There is another entry for him with the surname misspelled as Arolio


This may or may not be your Francesca

Ufficio Leva della Provincia di Cosenza, Enlistment year 1860.Volume number 59,
document number 29 page 232 section a
Francesco Porcella, contadino enlisted on 15/10/1880
born on 30/05/1859 to FAGNANO CASTELLO
son/daughter of - - and of Francesca Porcella

http://88.59.143.158/ascs_web/index.faces

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Re: Avolios in Fagnano Castello, Cosenza, Calabria

Postby erudita74 » 05 Sep 2015, 04:59

I misread the second entry and don't believe it's yours.
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Re: Avolios in Fagnano Castello, Cosenza, Calabria

Postby avolio » 05 Sep 2015, 21:25

Thanks Erudita for the information. Yes, Alessandro was my grandfather's oldest brother and oldest child of Gaetano Avolio and of Francesca Porcella. I had found the same records for him. There were also three more younger siblings: Cristina Avolio Abritta, Gennaro Avolio, and a sister that moved to Buonos Aires, Argentina. I do not know her name. You are correct, the second entry for Francesa Porcella is not my great grandmother. I wish I could find info for Gaetano, but nothing I found matches possible dates. Thanks again, Ellen

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Re: Avolios in Fagnano Castello, Cosenza, Calabria

Postby erudita74 » 05 Sep 2015, 22:13

Ellen
Have you tried emailing the town to see if you can get marriage info for Gaetano and Francesca? If you think that Alessandro was the oldest child, then possibly you can estimate the year of the marriage within a several year range and ask for the date of the marriage and the names of the parents of the spouses. Otherwise, until the records are put online, you would have to rent the microfilmed records for the town to try to get the info. Here's an email address for you to try.

ufficio.demografico@comune.fagnanocastello.cs.it

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Re: Avolios in Fagnano Castello, Cosenza, Calabria

Postby adelfio » 06 Sep 2015, 15:51

Hi Erudita!
I would rent the Family History Library microfilms of Fagnano Castello that can be viewed and copied at a FHL center near you
Registri dello stato civile di Fagnano Castello), 1809-1910 Births, marriages, banns, marriage documents, deaths including indexes

PG LINK SCROLL TO BOTTOM FOR FILM NUMBERS
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog ... %20Library

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

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