I've been lucky enough to receive some birth and marriage certificates for my Monterosso family and found one which is quite surprising. It is a certificate of a Saverio Monterosso born 1910 in Sinopoli to parents Cosmo Monterosso and Grazia Maria Condina. These are my great grandparents and my grandfather is Saverio Andrea Monterosso only he was born in 1921. I can only assume that this child died at birth or at a very young age for my Grandfather to have been given the same name.
On the attached copy of the document there are 2 pages. On the first page the birth certificate is crossed out with "Annucilato" (Cancelled) written across it, then on the second page there is alot more text on the next copy of the certificate. I have been able to work out names and dates but not much of the text at the bottom. Can anyone get an idea what it might translate to.
Looking at the two documents, the difference seems to be in the person who presented the baby. In the first (annulled) document it is recorded as the father Cosmo Monterosso. In the second recording of the birth, it is listed as the midwife (as Livio noted), Francesca Martino.
Looking at the text at the bottom, it seems like an explanation of why the father did not present the child (which was the custom)...because he was away from the country??
Thanks for the reply. That would make sense as my great grandfather Cosmo was travelling back and forth from America working in the mines in Pittsburgh. I have a ship manifest of him arriving in America on th 10th May 1909, which is pretty much 9 months before Saverio was born. However, I still believe the child must have died young as none of my relatives knew about him. Will have to try and get my hands on some death records.
Tracing my family from Sinopoli. Surnames: Monterosso, Puccini, Carbone, Tripodi, Caruso, Rugnetta, Fimmano, Luppino.