How to trace heritage

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How to trace heritage

Postby outguy » 28 Feb 2007, 19:01

My great grandmother came to America in the early 1900's (I have the information as to date but I dont have it on me at this moment). What I know is that at the time, she emigrated from a provence outside of Salerno that was called Centola. In trying to build my family tree, I am missing the portion prior to my great grandmother. Any ideas on how to obtain records from that particular area so that I can fill in the missing pieces?

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Re: How to trace heritage

Postby VaDeb » 28 Feb 2007, 20:35

You need to identify the town she was from. In Italy all records were kept on the town level. This information may be on the Ellis Island record. Once you have the town you write, in Italian and request records. Or, if you are lucky the records have been filmed by LDS and are available on microfilm at a family history center. Then you can research yourself.

Italian research is generally not on-line, unless you are really, really lucky and find a site like James has on his ancestral town.

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Re: How to trace heritage

Postby Ricky1016 » 28 Feb 2007, 22:00

Debbie,

Who exactly is James? This is the second time I heard of this name and I'd like to check out his site...do you have a link?

Thanks!

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Re: How to trace heritage

Postby VaDeb » 28 Feb 2007, 22:14

Hi Ricky,

He posted on that "Italian Vital Records" thread. His web site is in his signature line.

http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/Foru ... art=0.html

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Re: How to trace heritage

Postby bbfuoco » 22 Jun 2007, 16:57

I have indexed all birth, marriage and death certificates of Merola, Stanziola, Vassallo and Basile from Centola during the years of 1866 - 1929. Happy to share info if you are specific who you are looking for.
Have other names as pertain to their spouses, etc.

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Re: How to trace heritage

Postby JamesBianco » 22 Jun 2007, 17:36

bbfuoco wrote:I have indexed all birth, marriage and death certificates of Merola, Stanziola, Vassallo and Basile from Centola during the years of 1866 - 1929. Happy to share info if you are specific who you are looking for.
Have other names as pertain to their spouses, etc.


That is fantastic ! Great job :D


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