I need help reading these postcards

Having problems with the Italian language? Do you need help to translate or understand an old family document? There is always someone who can help you!
18 posts • Page 1 of 21, 2

I need help reading these postcards

Postby lljg » 04 May 2010, 18:28

Hi everyone! I am new to this site, but I am VERY excited about what I may find out about my ancestors from Italy!! I have 3 postcards that were my Great Grandmother's. I know they were from a priest, but I can't read them. Can anyone help me?

Thank you very much!!

Jean
User avatar
lljg
Rookie
Rookie
 
Posts: 86
Joined: 04 May 2010, 18:24

Re: I need help reading these postcards

Postby Tessa78 » 04 May 2010, 21:37

Hi Jean! Welcome to the forum :-D

We would love to help you...

Scan the postcards and post to an image-sharing site like www.imageshack.com

Copy the direct link code and post it here at the forum.

T.
User avatar
Tessa78
Master
Master
 
Posts: 9161
Joined: 07 Sep 2009, 18:09

Re: I need help reading these postcards

Postby lljg » 04 May 2010, 22:05

Thank you Tessa! Here is the link -- I hope this is what is needed (I've never used this site or anything like it!):

http://my.imageshack.us/v_images.php

Thanks again!
Jean
Jean

Researching ancestors/relatives from/in Santa Maria Capua Vetere (and possibly other parts of Italy) - surnames: Vollero/Vollaro, Munno, Russo, de Rosa, Rauso, Santora, Longo
User avatar
lljg
Rookie
Rookie
 
Posts: 86
Joined: 04 May 2010, 18:24

Re: I need help reading these postcards

Postby lljg » 04 May 2010, 22:09

SORRY -- I just realized that I got a url -- here it is to access the postcards

http://profile.imageshack.us/user/lljg/

Thanks again!!

Jean
Jean

Researching ancestors/relatives from/in Santa Maria Capua Vetere (and possibly other parts of Italy) - surnames: Vollero/Vollaro, Munno, Russo, de Rosa, Rauso, Santora, Longo
User avatar
lljg
Rookie
Rookie
 
Posts: 86
Joined: 04 May 2010, 18:24

Re: I need help reading these postcards

Postby Tessa78 » 05 May 2010, 02:26

Hi Jean,

Post card # 1 written to Umberto in Pittsburgh
"I will remember you always with much affection. Greetings and kisses to all." signed: Ferdinando D'Amore (sp?)

T.
User avatar
Tessa78
Master
Master
 
Posts: 9161
Joined: 07 Sep 2009, 18:09

Re: I need help reading these postcards

Postby Tessa78 » 05 May 2010, 02:49

Postcard # 2 is addressed to Mrs. Mary Vollero in Pittsburgh.

Signed by Father Guido Santoro
He writes that he received her letter about celebrating a mass in honor of the Madonna od Montevergine. He tells her that he said it in the sanctuary on August 20. He mentions that the picture on the postcard shows the new church honoring the Madonna. He sends his greetings and hopes all is good with her, and thanks her for her offering for the mass. One day he will write to her son (?) Giachino (sp?). He signs it with sincere regards.

T.
User avatar
Tessa78
Master
Master
 
Posts: 9161
Joined: 07 Sep 2009, 18:09

Re: I need help reading these postcards

Postby Tessa78 » 05 May 2010, 02:57

Postcard #3 is also to Mrs. Mary Vollero from Fr. Santoro

"Memories
Greetings
Good Wishes"

Postcard and postmark are from Montecatini Terme (which is noted for its hot springs/spa)

T.
User avatar
Tessa78
Master
Master
 
Posts: 9161
Joined: 07 Sep 2009, 18:09

Re: I need help reading these postcards

Postby liviomoreno » 05 May 2010, 04:54

Tessa78 wrote:Postcard # 2 is addressed to Mrs. Mary Vollero in Pittsburgh.

Signed by Father Guido Santoro
He writes that he received her letter about celebrating a mass in honor of the Madonna od Montevergine. He tells her that he said it in the sanctuary on August 20. He mentions that the picture on the postcard shows the new church honoring the Madonna. He sends his greetings and hopes all is good with her, and thanks her for her offering for the mass. In a few days he will write to her son Gaetano. He signs it with sincere regards.

T.
User avatar
liviomoreno
Master
Master
 
Posts: 4106
Joined: 13 Feb 2004, 01:00
Location: Rome, Italy

Re: I need help reading these postcards

Postby lljg » 05 May 2010, 15:51

God Bless You Tessa and Livio! I can't tell you what this means to me. Unfortunately, my Grandma passed away when I was 3 years old -- and, of course, I never knew my Great Grandmother as she passed away many years before I was born. I only know how sweet and kind she was, as described by my Mom. I know very little about my Italy family. Thank you for helping me to learn a bit more!!

Sincerely,
Jean
Jean

Researching ancestors/relatives from/in Santa Maria Capua Vetere (and possibly other parts of Italy) - surnames: Vollero/Vollaro, Munno, Russo, de Rosa, Rauso, Santora, Longo
User avatar
lljg
Rookie
Rookie
 
Posts: 86
Joined: 04 May 2010, 18:24

Re: I need help reading these postcards

Postby maestra36 » 05 May 2010, 19:55

I found the following website about the Santuario di Montevergine which is what is named on the postcard above the priest's signature.

http://www.santuariodimontevergine.com/ ... igini.aspx
User avatar
maestra36
Master
Master
 
Posts: 3422
Joined: 19 Oct 2007, 00:00

Re: I need help reading these postcards

Postby Tessa78 » 05 May 2010, 20:25

The date on the last postcard is 8 September 1960, from Montecatini Terme, Pistoia Province.

The date on the postmark for your second image looks like 22 August 1959, from Mercogliano, Avellino.

T.

edited: The first postcard is from Gibraltar. My guess is that this priest was traveling.
T.
User avatar
Tessa78
Master
Master
 
Posts: 9161
Joined: 07 Sep 2009, 18:09

Re: I need help reading these postcards

Postby lljg » 05 May 2010, 20:30

Thanks maestra36! I should have noticed that! Given what the priest wrote, does this mean that this was his church??
Jean

Researching ancestors/relatives from/in Santa Maria Capua Vetere (and possibly other parts of Italy) - surnames: Vollero/Vollaro, Munno, Russo, de Rosa, Rauso, Santora, Longo
User avatar
lljg
Rookie
Rookie
 
Posts: 86
Joined: 04 May 2010, 18:24

Re: I need help reading these postcards

Postby lljg » 05 May 2010, 20:31

Oh - and if it is his church, could I write to them to find out more about this priest? Is this proper? He obviously had a relationship with my GGM and her family.
Jean

Researching ancestors/relatives from/in Santa Maria Capua Vetere (and possibly other parts of Italy) - surnames: Vollero/Vollaro, Munno, Russo, de Rosa, Rauso, Santora, Longo
User avatar
lljg
Rookie
Rookie
 
Posts: 86
Joined: 04 May 2010, 18:24

Re: I need help reading these postcards

Postby maestra36 » 05 May 2010, 21:44

Santuario Di Montevergine?
83013 Mercogliano AV, Italy

The Sanctuary is located in Mercogliano, Avellino.

On the website I gave you in my other post, there is a place to send an email. You have nothing to lose by trying. The link to email on the website is below:

http://www.santuariodimontevergine.com/ ... tatti.aspx

Since the postmark in 1960 was from another location, perhaps Father Santoro was traveling, as T has pointed out.
User avatar
maestra36
Master
Master
 
Posts: 3422
Joined: 19 Oct 2007, 00:00

Re: I need help reading these postcards

Postby maestra36 » 05 May 2010, 21:45

There shouldn't be a question mark after the name of the sanctuary in my post above. Sorry.
User avatar
maestra36
Master
Master
 
Posts: 3422
Joined: 19 Oct 2007, 00:00

Next

18 posts • Page 1 of 21, 2

Return to Italian language, handwriting , script & translations

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Copyright © 2014. www.ItalianGenealogy.com.