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help with a surname

Postby MauroMags » 23 Dec 2005, 09:52

Hello Genealogy masters,

I need help reading a section of a Atto di nascita of my great-great grandfather Francesco Amato from 1844

I understand 95% of it. I'm just having trouble figuring out Francesco's mother's maiden name.

I understand "e nato da Elisabetta (not legible) di Onofrio, sua moglie etc..."

Please help me with the non legible part

thank you much,
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Re: help with a surname

Postby MauroMags » 23 Dec 2005, 09:53

for some reason i continously get an error message when trying to post an image

I'm under 256kb

I tried gif, tiff, bmp and jpeg

still not able to post

What am i doing wrong?

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Re: help with a surname

Postby mfjp » 23 Dec 2005, 10:02

Email it to me... I can look at it...

(sent you a private message)

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Re: help with a surname

Postby mfjp » 23 Dec 2005, 13:06

MauroMags wrote:Hello Genealogy masters,

I need help reading a section of a Atto di nascita of my great-great grandfather Francesco Amato from 1844

I understand 95% of it. I'm just having trouble figuring out Francesco's mother's maiden name.

I understand "e nato da Elisabetta (not legible) di Onofrio, sua moglie etc..."

Please help me with the non legible part

thank you much,
Mauro


Here are 4 views...

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http://img422.imageshack.us/img422/3444/date3b0dw.png

http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/6718/date3c9tb.png


I think the surname is D'Onofrio

I think it's a middle name (and not a surname) that needs to be figured out... I could be wrong...

Can anyone suggest...

How to create a link

http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/inde ... pic&t=2987


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Re: help with a surname

Postby suanj » 23 Dec 2005, 17:56

MauroMags wrote:I understand "e nato da Elisabetta (not legible) di Onofrio, sua moglie etc..."


I read:
Elisabetta Amabile D'Onofrio.
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Re: help with a surname

Postby MauroMags » 23 Dec 2005, 23:01

what throwing me off is the last letter looks like an "S" when you compare it with the "S" Elisabetta. Any suggestions on that last letter?

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Re: help with a surname

Postby mfjp » 23 Dec 2005, 23:13

I thought it was an "s" too... on the same line you see the words "sua moglia"...?

Did you get this document from film? If so, you might want to look at the index... if they had one.

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Re: help with a surname

Postby suanj » 23 Dec 2005, 23:24

It is Amabile (Amabilis same in latin...)
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Re: help with a surname

Postby MauroMags » 24 Dec 2005, 00:09

I'll have to reexamine the index, i didn't look at it that close. Although i'll have to wait a week or so before i can get back to the FHC

amato is a common name from Molfetta

could this surname be the latin form of Amato

amatis or amantis?


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Re: help with a surname

Postby suanj » 25 Dec 2005, 12:05

MauroMags wrote:I'll have to reexamine the index, i didn't look at it that close. Although i'll have to wait a week or so before i can get back to the FHC

amato is a common name from Molfetta

could this surname be the latin form of Amato

amatis or amantis?


thanks again, you guys are the best!!

Hi, about:
It is Amabile (Amabilis same in latin...)

this 2° first name is for an Madonna's attribute (Mater Amabilis= Madre Amabile= Amiable Mother);
about Amato that is an surname and also an first name, coming from AMATUS latin word= loved from God...
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Re: help with a surname

Postby cursio » 07 Jan 2006, 10:37

mfjp how do you get those birth records from the internet like that?
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Re: help with a surname

Postby mfjp » 07 Jan 2006, 13:47

cursio wrote:mfjp how do you get those birth records from the internet like that?


Hi Cursio, hope I understand your question...

Not sure how MauroMags got his digital copy of the birth record at his Family History Center...

I asked MauroMags to send me the jpeg file via email... using PhotoShop I resized the image (1024k or less - for a reason...)...

Created different view sizes in PhotoShop as well... again keeping close to 1024k...

I use Image Shack to create an url that I can copy and paste into a forum reply or email...

Using a digital camera, I took a jpeg photo of a painting and then used Image Shack to do the rest.

Image Shack instructions here...

http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/inde ... pic&t=2987

Am I close? It's past 2:00am... 8O If I have "missed the boat" I will reply again...
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Re: help with a surname

Postby MauroMags » 08 Feb 2006, 04:10

Mfjp,

I just wanted to update you. I'm pretty sure that the surname i could not read is:

Avellis

I found it on another record and that name does appear with some (albeit small) frequency in Molfetta.

Thanks again for your help

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