I might as well save time and explain what I am trying to do.
Grandfather and Grandmother - Antonio Cresci and Maria Angela Leonardi
All family from areas of San Vincenzo, Porcigatoni, Noceviglia, Bedonia, all towns in the Province of Parma, Italy.
Now I was able to find at the Family History Center their Marriage Certificate, and Birth Certificates. They died in US, so I don't need Death Certificates I already have their cemetery and burial records.
So I am going back. to Antonio Cresci and Maria Angela Leonardi's parents. They are mentioned in the marriage and birth certificates. However, there ages are mentioned in them, which I think, and I thought by subtracting their ages from the marriage certificate year of their children and the children's births, I could surmise their birth years approximately. It's not sure, because I cant read them, but also I have another problem.
Antonio Cresci's father, Carlo Cresci, was dead when he married. I don't see his name in the body of the birth Certificate either, but it is on the side.
These peoples names, are Carlo Cresci and Rosa Granelli
and Giacomo Leonardi and Maria Rosa Scagliola.
That is who I am interested in finding.
Now, I also came across the DEATH of a Luigi Cresci, who's parents were Carlo Cresci and Rosa Granelli. Looks like they lost a young baby boy.
I really need the details on these documents, because they may explain who's who.
Any help you can share on this will be so greatly appreciated.
Yours sincerely,. pansy
PS. anyone whose family comes from Parma know about their specialty, Torta. I'd like to hear all comments on this delightful, traditional, dish.
We will help you to sort this out, but it would be best to post the documents.
Let's try this... I will send you a Private Message which you can access with the "inbox" at the top right of this page. I will send you my email address so you can send one of the documents. I will then post it to the forum. If it works...we'll post the rest...
Dearest T, and everyone else out there who is trying to help me.
First I want to wish you or your Fathers, or your Fathers who have gone home, a truly Happy Father's Day. And I want to thank you all, again for all your help.
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I went back to image shack signed in and saw my documents. Then below on the right was links and i recognized my document titles along with the link jargon. For ex, one is, http//img687.imageshack.us/img687/4967/italianmarriagecertifi.jpg
Now I pasted and copied them all and put them into my Geneaology folder.
If this is the links you spoke of, then what do I do with them.
First Image is the Act of Marriage for Antonio Cresci and Maria Angela Leonardi...
Dated 4 Novembr 1889 at 11:21 AM (they appeared at the town hall)
Antonio Cresci, 24, farmer, born in San Vincenzo, resides in Porcigatone (sp?), son of deceased Carlo and Rosa Granelli.
Maria Angela Leonardi, 20, farmer, daughter of Giacomo and Maria Rosa Scagliola (sp?).
Witnesses: Cesare Delucia of deceased Francesco, clerk; and Angelo Leonardi of Antonio, clerk.
Writing at the bottom tells that the banns were published according to law (dates are given of 20 and 27 of October last); and that mother of groom and father of bride were present to give their consent.