Diamante or Cirella?

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Diamante or Cirella?

Postby CiaoBella1313 » 03 Mar 2015, 16:26

Ciao,

I was told my nonno was born in Diamante around 1900. I tracked down his birth certificate and it said he was born in Diamante Cirella. What does this mean? :?

So, was he born in Diamante or Cirella? I never heard of Cirella before. I looked on a map and see it is near Diamante.

Grazie!

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Re: Diamante or Cirella?

Postby Anizio » 03 Mar 2015, 16:28

They are one and the same. By that I mean they are different "towns" but part of the same municipality. Cirella is a frazione of Diamante.

Look on the right hand side of Diamante's wikipedia page, you see Cirella listed as the only frazione. http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamante_%28Italia%29

This means when requesting a document, you write to the town office of Diamante, but you tell them he was born in Cirella.
TIP: When asking for records from Italy, do NOT ask for an "estratto." ALWAYS ask for a "copia integrale." A photocopy of the original Act will contain more information

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Re: Diamante or Cirella?

Postby CiaoBella1313 » 20 Mar 2015, 00:17

Thanks for link. I see what you mean that Cirella is part of Diamante.

Cirella looks like a beautiful place to visit!


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