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Decyphering a city name

Postby dangli » 25 Jan 2011, 19:11

I am having trouble decyphering a city name from an older document and wondering if anyone can help. This is from a marriage record from Rogliano, Cosenza and it's a listing for my great great grandfather. I am trying to decypher the town the HE came from. Rogliano has no records of his birth and I've searched quite a bit.

It looks to be Lugliano or Ligliano but I didn't find any listings for these in the old Italian Gazeteer I have access to.

Anyone want to take a shot at it?
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Re: Decyphering a city name

Postby maestra36 » 25 Jan 2011, 20:02

the first one looks to be like Scigliano which is in Calabria.

http://www.comuni-italiani.it/078/139/amm.html

Comune di Scigliano e sull'Amministrazione Comunale (Provincia di Cosenza- Calabria)

distance from one town to the other is currently 25 minutes

Scigliano is 19.9 km southwest of Rogliano
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Re: Decyphering a city name

Postby dangli » 25 Jan 2011, 20:14

Now that you point it out, it does seem fairly obvious! Thanks maestra36! Off to the research center to order some films.

Thanks!

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Re: Decyphering a city name

Postby maestra36 » 25 Jan 2011, 20:22

Good luck with those.
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Registri dello stato civile di Scigliano (Cosenza), 1809-1910 Scigliano (Cosenza). Ufficio dello stato civile

from the family history library catalog, which you've probably seen


for future reference, you can find a list of towns and frazioni (hamlets) at the following website:

http://www.italyworldclub.com/genealogy/
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Re: Decyphering a city name

Postby dangli » 26 Jan 2011, 19:28

maestra36,

You were absolutely right about the town. I was able to get online last night and look at some records for Scigliano and they were all right there. This had been a bit of a roadblock for a bit and you've opened it up for me.

Thanks!
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Re: Decyphering a city name

Postby liviomoreno » 27 Jan 2011, 07:57

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The second town is Mogliano, province Macerata, region Marche.
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Re: Decyphering a city name

Postby dangli » 27 Jan 2011, 15:13

Livio, I thought that too and sent a lot of time going through those records trying to find them. But then found out the what looks to be an M is actually the officials stylized R.
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Re: Decyphering a city name

Postby liviomoreno » 27 Jan 2011, 15:30

dangli wrote:Livio, I thought that too and sent a lot of time going through those records trying to find them. But then found out the what looks to be an M is actually the officials stylized R.


To disagree I should see a full page with capital R's and capital M's :wink:
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Re: Decyphering a city name

Postby dangli » 27 Jan 2011, 15:43

:D Will do...I'll post the full page shortly.
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Re: Decyphering a city name

Postby totoreda » 12 Feb 2011, 10:20

Hello, I live in Rogliano. Scigliano is a neighboring country. What is the surname you're looking for?
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