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Gandolfo Family

Postby krash142 » 07 Jan 2016, 00:54

My great-grandmother Francesca Gandolfo was supposedly born on 22 December 1894 in the city of Palermo. However, even though I know the names of many of her ancestors, I cannot find her birth certificate. I have never seen any of her family's certificates from their lives in Italy. This is simply because of the vast number of certificates in Palermo.

PLEASE HELP

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Re: Gandolfo Family

Postby Tessa78 » 07 Jan 2016, 18:54

Is this your family tree on Ancestry?
http://person.ancestry.com/tree/8242223 ... 9244/facts

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Re: Gandolfo Family

Postby Tessa78 » 07 Jan 2016, 20:26

Some of the records for City of Palermo are separated into the various villages (borgate)...
I have been searching those records (they are not listed separately in the locations) and have found a POSSIBLE birth act for your GGM's mother, Antonia Parisi.

Birth in 1974 on 14 December, and reported by the midwife on 15 December in the Comune of Palermo, Borgata di Zisa.
Father was Salvatore Parisi, age 34, landowner
Mother was Rosaria Brando(?) 28, his wife
Child was given the name Antonia

The ink is VERY faded...
It is record #281 on the right side of the image
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1 ... cc=2051639

I realize that the parents' names do not match the family tree that is posted on Ancestry, but I do not rely on the accuracy of those trees. ;-)

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Re: Gandolfo Family

Postby krash142 » 07 Jan 2016, 21:50

This tree is my tree, the picture is actually the one I found just days ago in my attic- I didn't know they were there until I found them. That tree is sourced from records extracted onto Ancestry.com. They say that Pietro and Antonina Parisi were married on 8 Apr 1892. It also says that Antonina's mother was Gesualda Ricchiari, so it makes sense that the second daughter of Pietro and Antonina was named Gesualda.

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Re: Gandolfo Family

Postby Tessa78 » 07 Jan 2016, 21:52

The section of Palermo is spelled Ziza... I have a typo as above :-)

But it appears that the search must continue.


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Re: Gandolfo Family

Postby krash142 » 07 Jan 2016, 21:57

If you'll believe it, she (Francesca, in the picture) was 88 years old, at her great-grandson's christening party!

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Re: Gandolfo Family

Postby Tessa78 » 07 Jan 2016, 21:58

Wonderful picture!

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Re: Gandolfo Family

Postby krash142 » 07 Jan 2016, 22:03

Oh, and another note, as a wonderful coincidence, the matriline of Francesca is
Antonina Parisi
Gesualda Ricchiari
Antonina Bonura
Gesualda Vaccaro

Seeing a pattern? Oh, the reason I'm asking about my great-grandmother's location is because I want to prove once and for all the paternity of her great-grandfather Pietro. If you want to help, he was married to Giuseppa SanGiorgi in what was probably the city of Palermo in about 1824, off of the top of my head. His father was listed as Ignoti (not known) and his mother was not listed on the Ancestry extract at all.

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Re: Gandolfo Family

Postby AGandolfo » 01 Jun 2016, 19:51

Have you checked the town of Calatafimi? Based on your names I believe he may be related. I have an ancestry.com membership and also had my DNA analyzed. Maybe you might want to do the same.

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Re: Gandolfo Family

Postby krash142 » 14 Jun 2016, 20:56

I recently had my dad's DNA analyzed. Is your username the same on ancestry.com?


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