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Help needed with birth record

Postby dmt1955 » 12 May 2012, 20:37

I would appreciate any assistance in deciphering and translating the attached birth record. I am most interested in
1. spelling of maria guiseppa's last name (spelling in left column looks different than signature at bottom of record
2. spelling of father's last name (If i'm accurate, first name is Antonio)
3. mother's name
4. actual date of birth
5. any other relevant information that is in record.

I have attached 2 images of different magnifications. i can attempt to magnify image more if needed.

thanks so much!
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Re: Help needed with birth record

Postby Tessa78 » 12 May 2012, 21:29

dmt1955 wrote:I would appreciate any assistance in deciphering and translating the attached birth record. I am most interested in
1. spelling of maria guiseppa's last name (spelling in left column looks different than signature at bottom of record - Looks like POLICARO. The signature is cut off in the image, but it is probably the signature of the official.
2. spelling of father's last name (If i'm accurate, first name is Antonio) Too hard to see clearly
3. mother's name No mother is named. It states that the child was born from his union with a woman who was not married, not a relative, and does not need to be named.
4. actual date of birth Date of birth is 20 March 1903 or 1906. Date of record is 23 March.
5. any other relevant information that is in record.

I have attached 2 images of different magnifications. i can attempt to magnify image more if needed.

thanks so much!
donna


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Re: Help needed with birth record

Postby liviomoreno » 13 May 2012, 08:00

dmt1955 wrote:I would appreciate any assistance in deciphering and translating the attached birth record. I am most interested in
1. spelling of maria guiseppa's last name (spelling in left column looks different than signature at bottom of record. I read Purcaro and the first name is Maria Giuseppa.
2. spelling of father's last name (If i'm accurate, first name is Antonio)
3. mother's name
4. actual date of birth
5. any other relevant information that is in record.

I have attached 2 images of different magnifications. i can attempt to magnify image more if needed.

thanks so much!
donna

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Re: Help needed with birth record

Postby dmt1955 » 13 May 2012, 13:45

Thank you Livio & Tessa for your input. I read the name as Purcaro, also.

A few questions follow from this.

First, (and i realize the quality of this is not very good - it's the best copy i could get from the microfilm)...Would you please direct me to where in the record is the child's date of birth. (I would like to become more adept at reading these records and deciphering the handwriting.)

Secondly, how would you understand the influences(community, religious, etc), at play that even though the parents may not be married, the mother "does not need to be named." Is it meant to 'shame' the female / her family?

Finally, there is a very high probability that Maria Guiseppa is my grandmother. Some of the challenge in researching my maternal line have been not knowing her father's name and the correct spelling of the surname & her mother's name. I know from family stories that her mother (my GGM) had a number of stillborn children after Ma Guiseppa's birth and circa 1920 GGM dies shortly after giving birth to another daughter, who was then sent to a convent in her early teens. I am pretty sure it is the same man with whom she has these children.

There are no microfilms available through LDS - FamilySearch.org for 1920. I'm not sure which avenue(s) to pursue next. Any thoughts on next steps??

Thanks so much for any suggestions.
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Re: Help needed with birth record

Postby dmt1955 » 13 May 2012, 13:47

one more question.....

in that record, is there mention of Antonio's age? profession? family information?

thanks.
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Postby liviomoreno » 13 May 2012, 16:43

Here is a line by line Transcription of the handwriting:

L'anno mille novecentosei, addì ventitre di Marzo, (this is the date when the birth was registered)
a ore antimeridiane undici e minuti dieci, nella Casa Comunale.
Avanti di me ???? avvocato Francesco segretario dele=
gato con atto del sindaco del quindici settembre millenove=
centoquattro debitamente approvato
, Ufficiale dello Stato Civile
del Comune di Ariano di Puglia, è comparso Antonio Pur=
caro
di anni trentaquattro, agricoltore, domiciliato in Ariano,
il quale mi ha dichiarato che alle ore pomeridiane quattro e minuti quindici
del dì venti del corrente mese (this is the birth date), nella Casa posta in ??????
numero ????? dalla sua unione con donna non maritata, non parente né affine con lui nei gradi che osta=
no al riconoscimento

è nato un bambino di sesso femminile che egli mi presenta e a cui dà il nome di
Maria Giuseppa.
...
The rest of the document has no relevance from a genealogical point of view.

The child name is Maria Giuseppa Purcaro
The father is Antonio Purcaro, aged 34, farmer
The birth date is March 20, 1906
The mother was a "a woman who was not married, not a relative or akin within the degrees that would prevent the recognition (of the baby)"

Often the child was recognized later, when his parents got legally married.

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Re: Help needed with birth record

Postby dmt1955 » 14 May 2012, 03:45

livio,
thank you so much for your effort. i am so appreciative.
donna
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