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Re: requesting family records

Postby nickintexas » 30 Aug 2010, 16:49

Okay, I translated your letter into English so I'd have an idea of what I was asking for :lol:

Is the address in the first post what you used for Casalvecchio--that's where i need to go as well--looks like your family parallels mine->from Cas. d Pug. to Mass. (all mine ended up in Milford/Bellingham (sp)?).

I'm looking for GF (nonno) and GM (nonna?) as well as GGF's (?)and GGM's (?) as all appear to come from this commune as well. I know I say a post here somewhere with proper terms but if someone wouldn't mind popping them in, I'd appreciate it greatly!
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Re: requesting family records

Postby KrazyZia » 30 Aug 2010, 20:11

Yes that is the correct address for our family in Italy. Small world huh? What is the family name you are researching? I wonder if we are distant cousins?

Brunetti, D'Aloia, Iacovelli, Palmieri????

Many Italians in Milford came from that little town in italy.
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Re: requesting family records

Postby nickintexas » 30 Aug 2010, 20:40

Yes, we used to say that the town is 1/3 Italian, 1/3 Irish, 1/3 everybody else :lol:
Sadly, I don't visit as often as I should :oops:

My family names are Andreola/Fino/Simone/Rossaci/Capece/Celozzi...that I've discovered so far.

Have you found any family connections into Castelnuovo next door?
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Postby nickintexas » 31 Aug 2010, 12:20

I hope to make a trip to CdP ....perhaps as soon as next year. I've got some phone numbers of Andreola's still living there and will start to cold-call in the hopes of finding an english speaker :roll:

I found an Arbereshe/CdP website and sent an e-mail (and actually found a person involved with my GF's name...Michele Andreola!!!) but it looks like the site has been untended for the last couple of years and have received no reply.


This is pretty cool...from doing the 'walk-about' with the google guy...amazingly every street in CdP and Castelnuovo are 'mapped'.
This is at #11 Corso Skanderbeg and the two languages displayed really hammers home the distinct local heritage.
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Saw this on a search:
http://www.avato.it/webmix/root/america.htm
52. Ricky Brunette arbatlaw@aol.com Scarborough, Me

Heard of us from: geneology research on italian roots
Villages: Civita
Surnames: Brunetti
Comments: Grandfather was Pietro Brunetti - from Civita. He had a brother who settled in PA.
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Postby nickintexas » 10 Sep 2010, 20:14

Joanna,

Have you looked into alternate spellings.... "Deloia" is common in the Mass. area...there's even a branch on my family tree that married into the Fino side with this spelling who live(d) in the Framingham & Holliston areas.
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Postby djm1228 » 12 Sep 2010, 00:57

Hi - I'm part of the Fino family. Joseph (Giuseppe) came to NY around 1880 after marrying Louisa Nardiello. They had three children. Michael, Rosa, Katherine. Any matches there.

I'm really trying to find out about Joseph because we know nothing of that side of the family.

Thanks, Diane
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Re: requesting family records

Postby nickintexas » 13 Sep 2010, 12:41

Diane, Do you have an idea what part of Italy that your Finos came from?

My Finos were blacksmiths in Casalvecchio Di Puglia. My GGF was Alessio (Alex) Fino
->brothers Matteo & Luigi
->children (my GM) Marie Louise, Joseph, Nicholas & Rose
This Joseph's children->Fioraba, Peter, Alessio, Nick & Mary
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Postby djm1228 » 14 Sep 2010, 01:10

Hi - I'm told they were from Foggia. My dad believed that he was a shephard there. He married in 1880 and came to NYC with his wife, Louisa Nardiello. He got his citizenship in 10/1891. I can't find where they came over but they were married in Italy so they must have come sometime between 1880-1891. I wish we knew more but everyone is dead now who knew. The funny thing is that my dad never remembered hearing anything about the FINO side of the family. It's almost as if there was some kind of rift in the family. Let me know if you know anything. Thanks, Diane
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Postby nickintexas » 16 Sep 2010, 12:07

I guess the next thing to try to figure out is if they were from the town or from the province of Foggia.

Casalvecchio Di Puglia, for instance, is in the province of Foggia and sometimes the immigration records show one or the other (or both :lol: ).
If you could figure out a way to find out the town or 'comune', you can narrow down the search.
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Postby KrazyZia » 18 Nov 2013, 16:44

Nick, Yes Deloia is how a lot of my relatives spelled their last name in USA. Have you been to Italy since you learned all of these things about your family? Please share! :)
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Re: requesting family records

Postby nickintexas » 31 Jan 2014, 19:02

Hiya! Hope all is well for you. I've been AWOL for quite a while also concentrating on other stuff.

Sadly, we haven't been able to swing the trip to Italy .......yet. We have spent quite a lot of time on trips up to Milford & Boston over the last several years tho. Other than the winters, we love that area! I've also had sporadic contact with my 'cousins' in CDP which has been Fantastic!

I've been slowly building the family tree using the wikitree website. Collecting old photos where I can from the last few relatives remaining of the previous generation and adding them to the profiles...here is my godfather, John Deloia, http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Deloia-1 and his family. His wife was the daughter of my grandmother's brother, HA! (she and I are 1st cousins 1 time removed).
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