Vallelunga Sicily: GERACI/Buttocallis

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Vallelunga Sicily: GERACI/Buttocallis

Postby jagerace » 16 Oct 2015, 21:39

I am searching for any records on my great grandparents from Vallenlunga. I have booked a trip to Sicily August 2016. I understand years ago the church with the records was destroyed by an earthquake. The arrived into the United States via New Orleans prior to the building of Ellis Island. Unfortunately I had no luck with the records from New Orleans.

Here are the details I have on each:
Luigi Geraci Born in 1869
Seraphine Butticallis born in 1876

Luigi may have had a brother named John that married Vita.
Luigi's parents may have been Sam and Stella(based upon the naming convention of their children).

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have also reached out to a genealogist in Italy but he has had no luck. Thanks

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Re: Vallelunga Sicily: GERACI/Buttocallis

Postby adelfio » 16 Oct 2015, 22:34

Name Luigi Geraci
Gender Male
Wife Serafina Buttacavoli
Son Calogero Geraci

Other information in the record of Calogero Geraci
Name Calogero Geraci
Event Type Birth
Event Date 29 May 1891
Event Place Vallelunga Pratameno, Caltanissetta, Italy
Gender Male
Father's Name Luigi Geraci
Mother's Name Serafina Buttacavoli
Certificate Number 138
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Re: Vallelunga Sicily: GERACI/Buttocallis

Postby adelfio » 16 Oct 2015, 22:56

Marriage of Luigi Geraci and Serafina Buttacavoli
Index#40
1883 Dec 29th in the town of Vallelunga Pratameno appeared Luigi Geraci age 22 born in Vallelunga Pratameno son of Salvatore Geraci and Mariastella Immordino married Serafina Buttacavoli age 18 spinner born in Vallelunga Pratameno daughter of deceased Giuseppe Buttacavoli and Rosalia Traina

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Re: Vallelunga Sicily: GERACI/Buttocallis

Postby adelfio » 17 Oct 2015, 16:05

There is a book called Le famiglie di Vallelunga which has a lot of the history of the families of Vallelunga Pratameno with names and dates
If you ask nice Marcello DAleo has a copy of the book he might send you the branch lines of Luigi Geraci and Serafina Buttacavoli

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Re: Vallelunga Sicily: GERACI/Buttocallis

Postby Marcello_DAleo » 17 Oct 2015, 16:39

jagerace wrote:I understand years ago the church with the records was destroyed by an earthquake.

I don't know anything about the destruction of the church... but I can ensure you that the records are still existing, they start from the early 1700.
Visit my web site!
Southern Italy Genealogical Center
http://www.sicilygenealogy.com/

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Re: Vallelunga Sicily: GERACI/Buttocallis

Postby adelfio » 17 Oct 2015, 23:58

The church records are most likely stored at the church of Santa Maria di Loreto in Vallelunga Pratameno (Caltanissetta).

Registri ecclesiastici di Vallelunga Pratameno (Caltanissetta), 1653-1911
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Re: Vallelunga Sicily: GERACI/Buttocallis

Postby jagerace » 07 Jan 2016, 17:39

Thank You so much for this information. I've actually booked my trip to Sicily for next August. How do I go about buying this book? I would like to have a head start on the family tree before I get there.

Thanks.

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Re: Vallelunga Sicily: GERACI/Buttocallis

Postby jagerace » 07 Jan 2016, 18:43

my only concern is that Luigi's son's name does not match to any of my records. Luigi also had a brother John, that was married to Vita Immordino. Luigi's parents names do line up.

Luigi's children were Guiseppe, Sam, Tony, and Stella(of course, American names)

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Re: Vallelunga Sicily: GERACI/Buttocallis

Postby adelfio » 07 Jan 2016, 20:55

jagerace wrote:my only concern is that Luigi's son's name does not match to any of my records. Luigi also had a brother John, that was married to Vita Immordino. Luigi's parents names do line up.

Luigi's children were Guiseppe, Sam, Tony, and Stella(of course, American names)


Are you sure about he had a brother Giovanni Geraci?

Name Giuseppe Geraci
Event Type Birth
Event Date 27 Mar 1888
Event Place Vallelunga Pratameno, Caltanissetta, Italy
Gender Male
Father's Name Luigi Geraci
Mother's Name Serafina Buttacavoli
Certificate Number 84

Name Maria Stella Geraci
Event Type Birth
Event Date 28 Jul 1893
Event Place Vallelunga Pratameno, Caltanissetta, Italy
Gender Female
Father's Name Luigi Geraci
Mother's Name Serafina Buttacavoli
Certificate Number 168

Name Salvatore Geraci
Event Type Birth
Event Date 11 Dec 1885
Event Place Vallelunga Pratameno, Caltanissetta, Italy
Gender Male
Father's Name Luigi Geraci
Mother's Name Serafina Buttacavoli
Certificate Number 264

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