we think My paternal grandfather Giuseppe Risso was born 4 15 1879 in Clavarezza Liguria Italy according to ship register and his wife Caterina Garavano was born 6 8 1879 Aresso Liguria Italy, again as liste on ship register
Caterina (Kate) was married in Italy and then came to the United States (San Francisco) in 1906 with two small children Maria Bernadette Risso Nascita 6 giugno 1900 a Genova, Liguora, Italia e John George Risso Nascita 30 settembre 1903 in Aresso, Liguria, Italia
Could someone give me some direction on this? I will be in Italy in July and was hoping to go to some area to find documents or records.
Paul, I went to Clavarezza (whew - what a road!) and met with the lady who has access to the church records. She looked within the time period and it appears only FIRPO surnames are listed. However, when we were flying back to America we got an email from her telling us the place he was born was called CostaClavarezza which is about three more miles away and only can be reached by foot.