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Failla Family.

Postby Athena » 16 Jun 2016, 13:41

I'm trying to find my Failla family who came from Castelbuono Italy and moved the lower east side.
I'm looking for info on Pietro Failla married to Domenica Prestianni, they had the following children, Guiseppe (my great-grandfather) Antonio, Concetta, Lorenzo, and Vincenza.

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Re: Failla Family.

Postby suanj » 16 Jun 2016, 17:44

Hi, I know that by Death record of Giuseppe Failla, that his Birth date was:
Name Joseph None Failla
Event Type Death
Event Date 14 Dec 1947
Event Place Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States
Address 1672 83rd
Residence Place Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY
Gender Male
Age 64
Marital Status Married
Race White
Occupation Candy maker
Birth Date 15 Dec 1882
Birthplace Italy
Burial Date 18 Dec 1947
Burial Place Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY
Cemetery St Johns
Father's Name Pietro
Father's Birthplace Italy
Mother's Name Domenica Prestianni
Mother's Birthplace Italy
Spouse's Name Mary
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but no record in Castelbuono, instead I found that Giuseppe Failla was born in Castelbuono on 29 oct 1880 #299, son of Pietro FAILLA, driver, and Domenica PRESTIANNI...
no age of Giuseppe parents, so no more infos
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Re: Failla Family.

Postby suanj » 16 Jun 2016, 17:58

I found the marriage of Pietro Failla and Domenica Prestianni:
Castelbuono 15 Feb 1869 #9
Pietro Failla, 31 old, driver, son of late Antonio and of Michelangela Cangelosi
Domenica Prestianni 19 old, daughter of late Antonio and of Concetta Garbo

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Re: Failla Family.

Postby Athena » 17 Jun 2016, 01:50

Hi.

Again Thank you so much. I was wondering if you can help me again? Would you be able to find anything on their parent's for me or if they have brother's or sister's?
I would truly appreciate it so much.

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Re: Failla Family.

Postby suanj » 17 Jun 2016, 08:49

I am sorry,
it is a long search , and it are many people with Failla surname .. so it is necessary to search and to read many records, and to verify the relationship.. I cannot help, because I don't have so much free time,
but you can search by yourself in the Castelbuono civil records,
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Re: Failla Family.

Postby Athena » 17 Jun 2016, 18:19

Thank you.

I can't read Italian. Wish I could. Been trying to find a way to scan so it can translate it for me.

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Re: Failla Family.

Postby Biff83 » 17 Jun 2016, 18:51

Athena,

If you want to go further on your own, you really should learn how to extract information from Italian civil records. You do not need to know Italian but you do need to know how to recognize and translate key elements in these records, and how to find and use the yearly indexes.

Here are some links:
Italian Genealogical Word List--Print this out for future reference
https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Italia ... _Word_List

Videos/Slide Shows on Italian Genealogy
https://familysearch.org/learningcenter ... 22Italy%22

Your local library should also have books on tracing you Italian ancestry.

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