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Ciaccio from Belcastro

Postby rciaccio » 13 Dec 2007, 01:50

I am new to this forum and would like to put it out there if anyone has any information regarding the Ciaccio family from Belcastro. I have been able to trace my great uncle "Alfonso Ciaccio" who immigrated to the US in 1906 from Belcastro and used the name "Saverio Ciaccio" for his father's name on the immigration manifest which I got off of the Ellis Island website. Saverio would be my great grandfather and I would like to hopefully obtain his birth certificate as I am trying to aquire citizenship in Italy, as well as trace my family roots.
Any info would greatly be appreciated.

Thank you.

Ray Ciaccio

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Re: Ciaccio from Belcastro

Postby misbris » 16 Dec 2007, 22:34

Hi and welcome to the forum,

The Family History Center site has the records for Belcastro in the province of Catanzaro.

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

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Re: Ciaccio from Belcastro

Postby PeterTimber » 17 Dec 2007, 05:41

+You can obtain a copy of the birth record (preferably estratto di nascita=long form) by wiriting to the Uffico di Stato Civile, comune di Belcastro,88050, (CZ), Calabria, Italy using form letter from www.mangeruca.com in Italian and submit self addressed envelope with $10.00 in cash or postal coupon as you wish since the service is free but the request is an end of day matter for poorly paid clerks. wait 6-8 weeks. =Peter=

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Re: Ciaccio from Belcastro

Postby nuccia » 17 Dec 2007, 13:27

I found sending money to Italy is no longer a good idea as very often the money is taken and the research not done. My advice is to enclose a stamp and envelope only and a copy of your id. I have been using this method for over a year now to various offices in Calabria and have had 100% success rate.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Ciaccio from Belcastro

Postby PeterTimber » 17 Dec 2007, 13:38

I have had a reverse experience with money being returned to me but I guess it is hit or miss. The clerks are poorly paid and doing their research is an end of day duty as they are obliged to take care of all walk-ins first while written requests await their turn. The Mormon church suggests a $5.00 donation but now that the US dollar is worth much less (75centsEuro) , I feel the donation should be $10. =Peter=

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Re: Ciaccio from Belcastro

Postby nuccia » 17 Dec 2007, 13:57

Yes, I've heard of money being returned as well but a few years ago. Lately though I've heard the opposite so I can see where you're coming from. I also found IRC were a problem these days.


Oh well..I guess we have given the options and so its up to the poster now to decide, right?

Thanks for the site as well. Hadn't seen that one before.

BTW..Welcome back! I look forward to learning a lot from you, Peter! :D
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Re: Ciaccio from Belcastro

Postby PeterTimber » 17 Dec 2007, 14:06

Thank you so very much. I was hoping for a wave. We both will learn. Warmly =Peter=

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Re: Ciaccio from Belcastro

Postby rciaccio » 18 Dec 2007, 03:23

Thank you for the info! I appreciate everyone who responded. I will write the comune of Belcastro using your information and hope for the best.
Thanks again

Ray

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Re: Ciaccio from Belcastro

Postby futo_ngbo » 01 Aug 2009, 02:15

here is a great site that will assist anyone with creating a letter in Italian that can be sent to any Ufficio dello Stato Civile to obtain birth certificates:

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

additionally I found this resource to be very helpful as well:

http://books.google.ca/books?id=i_qgMMO ... q=&f=false


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