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Traveling to Italy to locate family, where do I begin?

Postby ckdaajd » 13 Jan 2007, 18:25

My husband and I are traveling to Italy in October. We are going to Acerra to visit and research his fathers family. Also would like to visit his mothers (Pirolli/Cocozza) family. We believe it to be Comune di Pozzilli and Conca Casale area. Where do we begin..do we get birth records first? Any direction on this is appreciated.
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Postby jcsm400 » 13 Jan 2007, 19:30

Hi Cindy,

You really need to do your US research first in order to obtain the exact town in Italy information. You nned exact town information to connect with Italian relatives & for obtaining the families records.

If you will provide the family information, being as specific as you can, perhaps we can help to discover this important information.

Also, please porvide lsit of documentation you have on your husband's family.

Look forward to hearing from you.

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Postby ckdaajd » 13 Jan 2007, 20:07

Thanks for your help. This is what we have..father Mauro A Di Fiore was born in Acerra in 1897, Immigrated to US in 1921. We have 1st cousin living there and will be in contact. We want to look for fathers sister's Guilia Di Fiore family and verify the names of mother and father Antiono Di Fiore and Clementine Di Bouno.
Mothers family: We have Alien Registration book that lists his maternal grandmother's Angela Maria Pirolli date and place of birth. Although is lists Congasalle, Compobasso Italy, 5/15/1875. I think is should be Conca Casle because his aunt was born in Comune di Pozzilli, and that is directly from the birth certicate of her. I also have marriage date of maternal grandfather (Nicondro Andrew Cocozza) and grandmother (Angelina) but no idea where they lived. Angela immigrated to US in 1909 with two children.Nicondro was here a few years prior to establish and find work before sending for his wife. My motherinlaw was born in US that same year 1909.
Thanks again for any help on this.

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Re: Traveling to Italy to locate family, where do I begin?

Postby vj » 13 Jan 2007, 21:00

Cocozza/Pirolli Family

You have this manifest from 1909? vj

page 1
page 2
13 Mar 1909 SS Duca di Genova Genova to NY
Lines 22-24
Angela Pirolli, 36 (abt 1872) married
- last residence Conca Casale (Isernia?)
- father in: Conca Casale, Antonio
- going to Detroit
- joining husband Nicondro Cocozza in Grosse Isle Detroit
- born in Conca Casale
Rosa Cocozza, 8 (abt 1900)
- born in Pozzilli
Antonio Cocozza, 6 (abt 1902)
- born in Pozzilli

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Postby ckdaajd » 13 Jan 2007, 21:15

Yes, I have that one and also when Mauro Di Fiore came.

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Postby jcsm400 » 13 Jan 2007, 21:34

"Also, please porvide list of documentation you have on your husband's family."

Requested this so we wouldn't duplicate research already done.

Do you have the other online inforrmation? Ceneus records? Military(if any)? etc.

Birth towns listed on manifests are accurate.


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Postby vj » 13 Jan 2007, 21:45

Nicondro Cocozza?
Does this look possible?
Not much info...vj

possible 1903 manifest
16 Feb 1903 SS Aquitania Havre to NY, line 14
Picandro Cocozza, 27 (abt 1875)
- single
- going to Providence RI
- joining uncle Antonio ??

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Re: Traveling to Italy to locate family, where do I begin?

Postby jcsm400 » 14 Jan 2007, 01:19

Hi Cindy & VJ,

Per the records > Towns of interest:

Mauro DiFiore born in Acerra
Angela Pirolli born Conca Casale
Rosa & Antonio Cocozza born Pozzilli



Cindy,

The LDS Church does have films for these 3 townsa: Acerra civil records 1607-1900 & Civil 1809-1865; Conca Casale civil records 1809-1865; & Pozilli civil records 1810-1899. You can obtain the film numbers by doing a "place search" here.>

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... t_fhlc.asp

The above link will also provide you with your nearest LDS-Family History Center. Just click on "Family History Centers" & type in your location.

If you need information on obtaining these films, check out this link.>

http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/Foru ... =2581.html

Now, for all records that aren't covered by the films, here is the contact information.

Acerra:

Ufficio di Stato Civile
Viale della Democrazia, 21
80011 Acerra (NA)
ITALY
Phone Number: (+39) 081-5219121
Fax: (+39) 081-5219236

Conca Casale (province of Isernia, previously part of Campobasso province):

Piazza Chiesa, 1
86070 Conca Casale (IS)
ITALY
Phone Number: (+39) 0865-908522
Fax: (+39) 0865-908522

Pozzili (same province informatio)

Uffio di Stato Civile
Via Roma, 32
86077 Pozzilli (IS)
ITALY
Phone Number: (+39) 0865-925900
Fax: (+39) 0865-925543
Email: info@comune.pozzilli.is.it

All requests should be in Italian & when writing include a self addressed return envelope, a copy of your photo ID & 2 international reply coupons. These can be obtained at your post office & covers the cost of the return postage.

I hope this helps. If you have any questions, need further assistance any time about anything, please let us know.

Good luck with your research & have a wonderful time in Italy.

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Re: Traveling to Italy to locate family, where do I begin?

Postby ckdaajd » 14 Jan 2007, 02:08

Thanks sooo much, VJ & jcsm400 That manifest is worth checking out in more detail. It looks to be Nicondro and there were relatives in Rhode Island on Pirolli side. He was born in 1876. Only documents I have are two manifests from Mauro and Angelina and a note from Rosa's daughter verifying what her birth certificate said. There is a LDS center close and I will certainly check it out. I certainly have lots to do before our October trip. It will be a first for both but I feel this will be a very emotional trip for him as he was very close to his family and he's the only one left.
Once again THANK YOU!


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