Anthony Bellasario Grazene

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Anthony Bellasario Grazene

Postby Rickaotc » 03 Feb 2016, 16:42

Hello,

I'm looking for my grandfather's birth certificate.

His surname has been spelled a few different ways, but as far as I can tell it was Grazene when he was born.

We believe he was born in the area of Viletta Barrea.

Any assistance would be very appreciated!

Thank you.

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Re: Anthony Bellasario Grazene

Postby Italysearcher » 05 Feb 2016, 09:58

Any idea of the date he was born? Many Abruzzo records are on line or microfilm before 1865. Otherwise you will need to write to the Comune.
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Re: Anthony Bellasario Grazene

Postby PippoM » 05 Feb 2016, 11:12

According to what you wrote in your PM, he was born in 1891.
Grazene does not exist as a surname.
According to censuses of 1920 and 1930:

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1 ... cc=1810731

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1 ... cc=1810731

he immigrated in 1901.
So, this might be his arrival manifest:

http://www.libertyellisfoundation.org/p ... 5pZmVzdCI7

I also see name Belisario Graziani listed as father, so this should be the right one
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Re: Anthony Bellasario Grazene

Postby PippoM » 05 Feb 2016, 11:24

This should be Antonio's marriage record:

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1 ... cc=1784223

Does wife's name match what you already know?
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Re: Anthony Bellasario Grazene

Postby PippoM » 05 Feb 2016, 11:34

This is Belisario Graziani's (indexed as Relisario Graziano) travel to USA:

http://www.libertyellisfoundation.org/p ... 5pZmVzdCI7
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Re: Anthony Bellasario Grazene

Postby Rickaotc » 05 Feb 2016, 13:47

Thanks so much! I will email the cumune to see if I can obtain his birth certificate.

Yes, Rachel DePalma was his wife.

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Re: Anthony Bellasario Grazene

Postby PippoM » 05 Feb 2016, 14:27

As Belisario was 61 in 1899, this must be his birth record:

http://antenati.san.beniculturali.it/v/ ... ewsIndex=0

Belisario Antonio Graziani was born on June 13th, 1837,
the son of Nicodemo, 32 years old, land owner, living in Villetta, and
Manuela Cesvi (?), 30 yo

You can find online at antenati.san.beniculturali.it records for Villetta from 1816 to 1865.
So, for Antonio's record, you'll have to write to the Commune.
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Re: Anthony Bellasario Grazene

Postby Rickaotc » 05 Feb 2016, 18:02

This is awesome! Thank you so much.

Do you have a record of a Rachel (Ranchel?) DePalma? She was Antiono's wife. Born in 1870 we believe.

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Re: Anthony Bellasario Grazene

Postby PippoM » 06 Feb 2016, 22:39

If she was born in 1870 the problem is the same as with Antonio.
You can only find records online from 1816 to 1865.
However, she was much younger than Belisario (more than 30 years, as you say).
You might want to look at indexes for births from 1865 going backwards...
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Re: Anthony Bellasario Grazene

Postby Rickaotc » 07 Feb 2016, 00:40

Thank you Pippo!

I believe I'll need to see his birth certificate.

From what I have, Antonio's father Nicodemo was born in 1803. My grandfather Anthony was born in 1891. My mother, Francis Elizabeth Graziano Chamberlain was born in 1930. Does it appear I'm missing a generation?

Will the cumune also look for a marriage record if asked?

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Re: Anthony Bellasario Grazene

Postby PippoM » 07 Feb 2016, 13:48

I can't say about your GF's complete name, as we do not have his birth record, but his father was Belisario Antonio, born 1837. So maybe you got somehow confused between the two.
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Re: Anthony Bellasario Grazene

Postby Rickaotc » 08 Feb 2016, 02:37

I think I am, will mail the commune for his birth certificate, thank you!


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