San Giorgio, Torino, Italy

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San Giorgio, Torino, Italy

Postby michela01 » 18 Mar 2007, 03:30

I am trying to locate records for my Great Grandfather George Michela. I recently found a work card that says he came from San Giorgio, Torino, Italy. Is there a website I can go to to contact the correct people in Italy?

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Re: San Giorgio, Torino, Italy

Postby nuccia » 18 Mar 2007, 03:57

What type of records are you looking to obtain? If you want to write away to Italy for specific records, you could use this site with help in writing letters..

http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... /index.asp

Did he reside in the US? If so, have you done all your American research first? This is an important step but many people just skip over it. Start with yourself and work backwards writing everything you know out. Check the sites for ship manifests, Social Security Death records, etc. If he filed for Social Security and if his application was filled out correctly then you may be able to find his parents names as well.
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Postby nuccia » 18 Mar 2007, 04:03

I deleted my post because the person I thought could have been your great grandfather was actually born in Michigan so I doubt its him..

Can you provide his year of birth and spouses full name (maiden if known)? Siblings, childrens names would also help.

For looking up numbers in Italy try this link.

http://www.paginebianche.it/index.html
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Re: San Giorgio, Torino, Italy

Postby Maurizio » 20 Mar 2007, 14:05

michela01 wrote:I am trying to locate records for my Great Grandfather George Michela. I recently found a work card that says he came from San Giorgio, Torino, Italy. Is there a website I can go to to contact the correct people in Italy?


Hi, Michela1.

Here's the link to the official website of the municipality of San Giorgio (unfortunately it's only in Italian, but surfing it you may find at least some nice pics of the village):
http://www.comune.sangiorgiocanavese.to.it/

Here is the link to a website with an English version you may find useful to know some history of this village; it also has some addresses to write to:
http://www.canavese.it/paesi/sangiorgio ... index.html

Michela is actually a surname typical of the area (and a very well-known surname: a few Michela's had been quite famous in last centuries in this part of Piemonte).
If you know the exact birthdate of your ancestor, you may want to write to San Giorgio's parish church and ask for a copy of his baptism act. The local parish priest is very busy, but generally willing to help. If you have problem, let me know.

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Re: San Giorgio, Torino, Italy

Postby michela01 » 29 Jan 2008, 02:47

My name is Mike Michela and I have been trying to find genealogy research on my Michela family.

My Great Grandfather George michela was born in San Giorgio, Torino, Italy on Nov 10, 1862.
His father was Dominic Michela.
He immigrated to the US in 1880 through New York.

He was married to Victoria Moretto born in Italy on Jan 1st 1869.
Her parents were John Moretto and Mary Regis.

I am trying to locate more family records from Italy but do not know where to start. I was told that I need to find a church from the correct city. Is there more than one San Giorgio around Torino??

I want to visit Italy where my family came from...thank for your help

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Re: San Giorgio, Torino, Italy

Postby michela01 » 29 Jan 2008, 02:52

Where can I find the email or address to the San Giorgio's parish church?

I would love to send the information I have to the local church as you state.....thanks

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Re: San Giorgio, Torino, Italy

Postby BillieDeKid » 29 Jan 2008, 03:00

LDS films 1570 through 1899
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library ... siastici++

Write down the film numbers and descriptions.
You can order the films for viewing at your nearest Family History Center (FHC)
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library ... et_fhc.asp

Cost is about $5.00 USD and take about 4 weeks to receive.

Hope this helps

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Re: San Giorgio, Torino, Italy

Postby michela01 » 29 Jan 2008, 03:05

This is a good start thanks!


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