Belle franca, Sicily?

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Belle franca, Sicily?

Postby oink2u » 26 Oct 2005, 21:01

I have reports of an ancestor being born in Belle Franca on the island of Sicily. However, I am unable to find any reports of this city/town on any map or any website.

Does anyone know where this is? I would like to request records to obtain a birth certificate, but I don't know which town I should ask for!!! :(
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Re: Belle franca, Sicily?

Postby mfjp » 26 Oct 2005, 21:28

I have reports of an ancestor being born in Belle Franca


Are these verbal reports... or are you reading this name from a manifest...?

There's a Villafranca...

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Re: Belle franca, Sicily?

Postby oink2u » 26 Oct 2005, 21:33

This was a verbal report, but read off a family Bible. The closest match I got was "Barrafranca". :?
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Re: Belle franca, Sicily?

Postby mfjp » 26 Oct 2005, 21:48

It's there....

City of Barrafranca: Sicily Region (Sicilia) - Italy.
http://en.comuni-italiani.it/086/004/index.html

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Re: Belle franca, Sicily?

Postby oink2u » 27 Oct 2005, 00:14

yeah, but it's based on speculation... maybe there really is a Belle Franca on Sicily?
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Re: Belle franca, Sicily?

Postby mfjp » 27 Oct 2005, 00:38

Best not to speculate... You can start looking for Belle Franca - if it does exist, at the link below.

Here's 3 map search engines... you can zoom in, zoom out... go west ...east.

http://en.comuni-italiani.it/086/004/mappa.html

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p.s. if you are looking for a particular ancestor who made it to the USA 1930 or sooner... a search could be done and hopefully discover exactly where he/she came from... all you would have to do is provide the details... I'm sure you'll get lots of help here.
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Re: Belle franca, Sicily?

Postby mfjp » 27 Oct 2005, 01:50

oink2u wrote:This was a verbal report, but read off a family Bible. The closest match I got was "Barrafranca". :?


Or better yet.... go back to your source... and ask them to look again... maybe have them take a digital shot... and send it to you...

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