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HELP with surnames Cannella and Scecchitano

Postby leash » 13 Jun 2008, 12:06

Hi,

I am trying to foind out as much information about my nana's and grand fathers families as I can, I dont have very much information to go off, very little in fact.

My nana's name is Assunta Scecchitano (maiden name Cannella) born 1925
Her parents names were Nancy and Dominic (not sure if that how its spelt.) I am unsure of when they married or where. I know my nana comes from an island called Lipari ( I think thats correct spelling)

My nana married Angelo Scecchitano with whom she had 5 children.
His parents names were I think Bartolo and Caterina (maiden name Mollica)
Bartolo date of death 13.11.1948
Caterina date of deat 31.5.1964
Angelo date of death 11.6.1963

I am wanting as much inforamtion as I can maybe to see If i have long lost relatives in Italy and to do a family tree.

Any help is good help I would love to know more about my heriatge.

:)
Known surnames- Mollica, Alba, Cannella, Secchitano
I would like to research my family history and find out as much as I can =)

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Re: HELP with surnames Cannella and Scecchitano

Postby Seraphina » 13 Jun 2008, 12:35

Hi Leash,

I would start with your nonna's birth certificate. Here is the office email address for the island of Lipari comune, to request a copy birth cert. You would have to write it in Italian (or they probably won't reply).

anagrafe@comunelipari.it

Hope this will help.

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Re: HELP with surnames Cannella and Scecchitano

Postby Seraphina » 13 Jun 2008, 12:41

Hi Leash, I forgot to say that you could also ask, at the same time, for a copy of the marriage certificate - to see if your nonni married on the island.

If you don't speak Italian, there is a translation section on this website who will translate a letter of request into Italian.

Good luck.

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Re: HELP with surnames Cannella and Scecchitano

Postby Luke » 13 Jun 2008, 13:51

Hello here is a listing of all Cannella in the province of Messina in which Lipari is located

http://www.paginebianche.it/execute.cgi ... q=2&btt=1&

from there you can also do a a search for your grandfathers last name

http://www.lipari.com/ this is the link for the Island itself hope this helps
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Re: HELP with surnames Cannella and Scecchitano

Postby leash » 13 Jun 2008, 22:18

Hi Seraphina,

I belive my nana was married in Asutralia.

Thanks for the email, mite help me in getting started :)
Known surnames- Mollica, Alba, Cannella, Secchitano

I would like to research my family history and find out as much as I can =)


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