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Need doc translated

Postby London82 » 13 Jun 2015, 03:27

Please include mother and fathers names
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Re: Need doc translated

Postby rjmichaels » 13 Jun 2015, 09:33

Hello,

I cannot provide a translation, but I can provide the substantive information.

14 March 1876
Antonino Patanella, 23, villico (farmer), born in and resident of Vicari, son of the late Leonardo and the late Rosalia Iamendala?, both of Vicari

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Maria Misuraca, 19, born in and resident of Vicari, daughter of the late Gaetano and the late Francesca Schifrano (???).

I have done very little research in Palermo so I am unfamiliar with the surnames there (hence the question marks).

As for your desire to search out the records on your own; you have done well; you just need to learn how to read them. I have a few books in my library that taught me how to read these records when I started; PM me for the titles. Just remember that you don't have to know the language to read these records. I only know English but have been able to decipher records in Italian, Latin, German, French, and Swedish. It's overwhelming at first but, once you overcome that, you're fine. Plus, they're usually in a format; once you understand that format and a few key words, you're golden.

Sincerely,
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Re: Need doc translated

Postby rjmichaels » 13 Jun 2015, 09:38

And BTW, don't printscreen. It helped me in this instance because I was able to use the info to pull up the record myself but the printscreen still cuts it off. You're probably new to their site. You can DL the image and post that; just give either the link to the image in addition or the coordinates. If you need any assistance, PM me; honestly, it's like second nature once you get the hang of it.

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Re: Need doc translated

Postby Joannsalvo » 13 Jun 2015, 12:05

Surnames with question marks look like Schifano and Lamendola.

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Re: Need doc translated

Postby rjmichaels » 13 Jun 2015, 12:38

It looks like Iamendala to me. That would be a very awkward L (although not impossible).

Linked image:
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,246081201

I just don't see how that could be an "L."
I originally thought Schifano but it honestly looks like Schifrano...if it were Schifano I would expect the f and a to join, yet they do not; the f is formed and juts rightward resembling an r, then descends and then connects the a as one would expect an r.

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Re: Need doc translated

Postby Joannsalvo » 13 Jun 2015, 12:49

Top 10 surnames in Vicari
Town Surname People
Vicari> Pecoraro 61,64
Vicari> Anzalone 56,28
Vicari> Macaluso 32,16
Vicari> Raimondi 32,16
Vicari> Levatino 29,48
Vicari> Orlando 29,48
Vicari> Schifano 26,80
Vicari> Militello 24,12
Vicari> Calato 24,12
Vicari> Treppiedi

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Re: Need doc translated

Postby rjmichaels » 13 Jun 2015, 12:50

I checked further. Your interpretation of Lamendala is correct...look how July is rendered:

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,246081201

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Re: Need doc translated

Postby Tessa78 » 13 Jun 2015, 16:16

I also read Schifano and Lamendola - names found in Vicari :-)

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