TOBIA, COMPOBASSO and PESCARA REGION

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TOBIA, COMPOBASSO and PESCARA REGION

Postby etobia » 28 Oct 2006, 13:59

Hello all. I'm looking to meet folks researching: TORNATORE, TOBIA families. TORNATORE's being from: Siracusa and Catania and TOBIA's being from la Pescara and Compobasso.

How might I get linked back to these communities and find records of births and marriages?

I'm new to genealogy work in Italy, but have done extensive research with USA records. My italian heritage has concentrated populations of these surnames still in these areas of Italy, but linking up to sources to advance my research is puzzling me.

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Re: TOBIA, COMPOBASSO and PESCARA REGION

Postby wldspirit » 28 Oct 2006, 14:09

Welcome..... :D

We have a recent posting on the name Tobia......have you had the chance to look it over??
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Postby etobia » 28 Oct 2006, 14:39

I'm not sure which recent posting on TOBIA you are referring to? I did see a forum subject referring to a specific Tobia person (Augusto???) Anyway I'm hoping to locate those who are in the same area of Itay. Should I post it there as well? If you're referring to some other recent post please direct me to it.

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Postby troopscott » 28 Oct 2006, 14:49

is TOBIA a commom name in italy? There arent a lot of tobias in the USA so I wouldnt think it would be that common of a name in italy

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Postby etobia » 28 Oct 2006, 14:55

troopscott wrote:is TOBIA a commom name in italy? There arent a lot of tobias in the USA so I wouldnt think it would be that common of a name in italy

It appears to be quite common. Go to: http://www.gens.labo.net/ and enter it as a surname and it will show you demographically the concentration of the italian surname you are looking for. Also, I did use the directory that was shown on the other forum subject of Tobia that allows for the looking up of the surname in an electronic phonebook. http://www.paginebianche.it/

From where in the USA are your Tobia family from? We are in Corning, NY coming through Ellis Island and then Buffalo, NY

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Postby troopscott » 28 Oct 2006, 14:57

west virginia is where my great grandfather Augustion moved to after entering from ellis island in 1910 his siblings grew up there as well but most moved to massachusets and florida

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Postby wldspirit » 29 Oct 2006, 13:00

Before you can begin your research in Italy, you need to identify the exact town of interest, as records are kept in the comune itself.
Do you know the town of interest?

There are a few records that can be sent for at the Provincial level, but you would need birthdate and the names of parents in order to correctly identify your ancestor.

I highly recommend this book by Trafford R. Cole, "Italian Genealogical Records". It gives great detail without all the fluff. A fast and easy read,
yet highly informative. This book covers all the records to be had, where to send for them, and provides sample letters, language and genealogy terms.

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Postby etobia » 12 Nov 2006, 18:15

wldspirit wrote:Before you can begin your research in Italy, you need to identify the exact town of interest, as records are kept in the comune itself.
Do you know the town of interest?

There are a few records that can be sent for at the Provincial level, but you would need birthdate and the names of parents in order to correctly identify your ancestor.

I highly recommend this book by Trafford R. Cole, "Italian Genealogical Records". It gives great detail without all the fluff. A fast and easy read,
yet highly informative. This book covers all the records to be had, where to send for them, and provides sample letters, language and genealogy terms.

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The town of interest is: Castiglione di Sicilia.
401 W. 1st St., Corning, NY 14830-2331

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Postby wldspirit » 12 Nov 2006, 19:20

Unless you are writing for official documents for the purpose of dual citizenship or some other purpose, I would consult microfilm at the Lds.
The town has extensive dates to be researched.

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... umns=*,0,0

To locate a library near you:
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... et_fhc.asp

Guide for obtaining and using microfilm:
http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/Foru ... =2581.html

Language:
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/ ... Italia.ASP
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/search/ ... LLatin.ASP



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Postby etobia » 12 Nov 2006, 20:35

What type of microfilm would be at LDS? I thought I did a though search of LDS and have come up empty...... the data they do have is the same that is already known.
401 W. 1st St., Corning, NY 14830-2331

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Postby wldspirit » 12 Nov 2006, 20:49

The microfilms, including dates, are provided here:

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... umns=*,0,0

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... umns=*,0,0

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... umns=*,0,0

Your research has taken you back to the 1500's?? These are records of birth, marriage, death, and census........filmed by the Lds of the actual records for the town of interest in Italy.
They are not records online, but microfilm as explained by Trish in the above link.
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Postby wldspirit » 12 Nov 2006, 21:25

Have sent Trish a pm for your post, she is a volunteer at the Lds, and can explain the film much better than I can.
Good Luck in your search...... :D
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Postby brujaojos » 12 Nov 2006, 22:32

etobia wrote:What type of microfilm would be at LDS? I thought I did a though search of LDS and have come up empty...... the data they do have is the same that is already known.


Hi There,

Wldspirit gave you the links to the microfilm that you can order and rent from the Family History Center.

On the films you can find actual copies of the birth records, marriage records, and death records of your ancestors. The films must be ordered, they usually cost $5.75 a roll depending your location.

The films are different than just going to the LDS website. The LDS website is http://www.familysearch.org or http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/ ... search.asp

This is the information that you can get from the FamilySearch.org web site.

On this web site you can look up the following information:
1. Census Records
2. Social Security Death Index (SSDI)
3. Pedigree Resources
4. Ancestral Files
5. International Genealogical Index (IGI)
6. Family History Library Catalog
7. Vital Records for Scandinavian Countries and Mexico

I can explain all this in more detail if need be.

Please note that the microfilm is different and like I stated, Wldspirit gave you the link for the film numbers. You will find your ancestors records on the microfilm as long as you have the correct town.

My personal opinion is to try to get what records you can get on your ancestor from the USA first. A Death Certificate from the USA could list the parents' names which would be a big help when looking at the Italian Films. The Naturalization Records of your ancestors would also be a big help with making sure you have the correct town of origin.

I hope this information answers your question.
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