The document is dated on Feb 25, 1859 at 4 P.M. before me, Marco ? (not sure about his last name), mayor of the civil state of Roccaromana of the province of Terra di Lavoro. Appearing before him was Michele di Lorenzo, the son of deceased Antonio di Lorenzo, age 35, of profession ?, who was living in Roccaromana. He was the one who presented to us a baby that we recognized as the same one who had been born to Maria Caterina Diana, age 40, who was living with her husband, the informant, Michele di Lorenzo, age 35, a day laborer. The baby was born on the 24th of the above month at 9 a..m. in the house ????
The presentation and the announcement were made in the presence of Michele ?, a farmhand living in Roccaromana, and Francesco Pecoraro, a farmhand living in Roccaroma, witnesses who intervened in the present act and who were the same ones produced by Mr. Di Lorenzo.
The present act was read to the informant and to the witnesses and signed by us (the town officials), having stated that the informants and witnesses did not know how to write.
awesome! I could make out barely enough to know I had the correct birth certificate... I hope to produce a translated version of this, to keep with a copy of this... so both can be viewed by future generations...
Maestra, Grazie Malto! this is such a great help. thank you!
also! my cousin's in Rochester sent me pictures (I've only recently met these cousins, and only via phone and email)... so I know have a picture of Ferdinando shortly before his death... they sent me a lot of pictures... and are bringing more down, when they come for dinner soon.
Yes, Peter, if you'd like, you can come too!! hahaha.