I am looking for any information the half brothers/sisters of Cosimo Ricciari he was born in 1878 . HIs mother was Venera Leotta who was born in Sicily in the province of Catania some time in the 1850's. Her second husband was Alfio Ricciari. I do not know the name of her first husband. I do know that they had a number of children and they all apparently immigrated to America sometime in the late 19th century. At some point some of them did return to Sicily in the early 20th century, when their mother Venera Leotta died and the property was divided. I think that they then returned to America. Can any one help?
Can any one suggest ways of finding out the name of Venera's first husband, how many children she had and what became of them?
Yes civil records l ike birth,marriage and death records can be obtained by writing to the town of origin for Venera Leotta( Liotta??) and your father which presumably was one and the same. If you know the name of the town then please get back to me so I can give you the proper address. Peter