I'm trying to find out some info about my ancestors. One of the pieces of info I found said that the person was born in Lingnoghia, Italy. Does anyone have any idea what the real name of that place might be? It may have been written phonetically and/or the handwriting was read incorrectly. I don't have the original writing for comparison. I can't find anything that fits. Does anyone have any ideas?
Thank you so much, Johnny! I think you named the correct place. It came from a US Military record of an uncle that was born in Italy and killed in action. My grandfather and 3 grandmothers died before I was born. In the short time I knew my only living grandfather, he spoke about the future and did not say much about his past. He buried his wife and a son someplace in Italy before bringing his other 2 children to the US. He remarried but I'm not sure if that was in Italy or the US. I do not know where his second wife is buried. Both of my parents died and I'm an only child. My dad's 2nd wife kept the few documents there were on my parents when she moved in with her grandaughter. His 2nd wife is deceased and I'm not sure of her grandaughter's name or where she lives.
Nome = given name Cognome = surname Data di Nascita = date of birth, dd/mm/yyyy Luogo di Nascita = place of birth Luogo Sepoltura = place where interred/buried Data Decesso = date of death, dd/mm/yyyy Luogo Decesso = place of death
On the other hand, if he was a member of the US military, sites such as ancestry.com should have his draft registration card which will show his date of birth and possibly the name of the comune where he was born. If you don't have an ancestry.com account, I would be happy to search the records for you.
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