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Lost in Italy

Postby cuppare » 01 Dec 2005, 03:48

I'm getting confused with Italian towns, etc.

I found a ship manifest at the Ellis Island web site which may match my husband's grandmother traveling to America in 1910. The port of departure was Naples, and grandmother's place of residence on the manifest is "S. Agata, Italy". Family history states she was from Reggio Calabria, Italy. Is S. Agata (?Saint Agata?) a town in Reggio Calabria? I can't quite figure it out from the maps I looked at online.
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Re: Lost in Italy

Postby mfjp » 01 Dec 2005, 05:08

Maybe?

City of Sant'Agata di Esaro: Calabria Region

http://en.comuni-italiani.it/078/131/index.html

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Re: Lost in Italy

Postby cuppare » 01 Dec 2005, 06:21

Thank you! The city of Sant'Agata di Esaro is in the Calabria region.

So as an example, is a region like a county or state/commonwealth in the USA?

If I want to request information on her, would I send a request to the city?

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Re: Lost in Italy

Postby cuppare » 01 Dec 2005, 06:35

Why can't I find the city of Sant'Agata di Esaro when I go to the map of Reggio di Calabria?
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Re: Lost in Italy

Postby mfjp » 01 Dec 2005, 07:52

To find other Italian cities use this link...

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/main.adp?country=IT

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Here is a map of Sant'Agata di Esaro.... just zoom in...

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?fo ... o&zipcode=

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Re: Lost in Italy

Postby VaDeb » 01 Dec 2005, 08:49

Hi Cuppare,

Maria has given you some useful links.

Italy is divided into various regions. Calabria is a region and Sicily is a region just to name 2 of the regions.

Each region is divided into provinces. Calabria currently has 5 provinces. Reggio Calabria is one of them.

Each province is divided into comunes or towns.

In Italy all vital records are kept in the town where the event occured. There is no central govenmental registry or even central provicial registries. That is why it is necessary to identify the correct town or comune to locate an ancestors birth, or marriage record.

This is how I would explain them in terms of USA definitions:
Region = State
Province = County
Comune = Town

Hope this helps.
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Re: Lost in Italy

Postby cuppare » 02 Dec 2005, 08:10

Yes, thank you - I'm not lost anymore!

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Re: Lost in Italy

Postby cuppare » 03 Dec 2005, 08:53

Darn it - I'm lost again.

I went to the LDS online catalog so I could order microfilm when I go to the FHC tomorrow. I typed in "Sant'Agata di Esaro, Italy".

What I got was: Registri dello Stato Civile, 1809-1910; Sant'Agata di Esaro (Cosenza).

I checked a map and Cosenza is a diferent province than Reggio Calabria (which is where I need to look).

Suggestions on how to locate records for Sant'Agata di Esaro, Reggio Calabria?

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Re: Lost in Italy

Postby mfjp » 03 Dec 2005, 10:47

City of Sant'Agata di Esaro
Region Calabria
Province Cosenza (CS)
Zone Southern Italy


View Film notes:

Title Registri dello stato civile, 1809-1910
Authors Sant'Agata di Esaro (Cosenza). Ufficio dello stato civile (Main Author)Note Location

Film
Nati, processetti, notificazioni, matrimoni, morti 1809-1814 VAULT INTL Film 1693274 Items 2-3

Nati, processetti, notificazioni, matrimoni, morti 1815-1823 VAULT INTL Film 1693275

Nati, processetti, notificazioni, matrimoni, morti 1824-1834 VAULT INTL Film 1693276

Nati, processetti, notificazioni, matrimoni, morti 1834-1841 VAULT INTL Film 1693277

Nati, processetti, notificazioni, matrimoni, morti 1842-1850 VAULT INTL Film 1693278

Nati, processetti, notificazioni, matrimoni, morti 1850-1856 VAULT INTL Film 1693313 Items 1-3

Nati, processetti, notificazioni, matrimoni, morti 1857-1863 VAULT INTL Film 1693314

Nati, processetti, notificazioni, matrimoni, morti 1864-1865 FHL INTL Film
1693315 Item 1

Nati 1866-1910; Pubblicazioni 1866-1870 FHL INTL Film 2012375 Items 2 -3

Pubblicazioni 1871-1910; Matrimoni 1866-1910; Morti 1866-1910 FHL INTL Film 2012376 Items 1 - 3

Allegati 1866-1910 (non sono in ordine) VAULT INTL Film 2015631

Allegati 1882-1910 VAULT INTL Film 2015632 Item 1

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Alphabetical list of cities and towns in Reggio Calabria Province (Calabria Region).
http://en.comuni-italiani.it/080/comuni.html

Province of Reggio Calabria (Calabria Region - Italy).
http://en.comuni-italiani.it/080/index.html

List of Italian regions
http://en.comuni-italiani.it/regioni.html

Maps of Reggio Calabria Province
http://en.comuni-italiani.it/080/mappa.html

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Re: Lost in Italy

Postby mfjp » 03 Dec 2005, 11:09

There is one other San'tAgata...

City of Sant'Agata del Bianco REGGIO CALABRIA

http://en.comuni-italiani.it/080/079/index.html

Please do use the links I provided... to research further...
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I found a ship manifest at the Ellis Island web site which may match my husband's grandmother traveling to America in 1910. The port of departure was Naples, and grandmother's place of residence on the manifest is "S. Agata, Italy". Family history states she was from Reggio Calabria, Italy. Is S. Agata (?Saint Agata?) a town in Reggio Calabria? I can't quite figure it out from the maps I looked at online.


Could you tell us which ship record you got your information? It might help zero in the correct place... :!:

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... Paola Tallarida's ship record??
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Re: Lost in Italy

Postby cuppare » 03 Dec 2005, 17:48

It was the manifest for Duca d'Aosta sailing from Naples: line 1, Paola Tellarida and her 3 daughters. Please let me know if you think it's a different town.

Your list is the same one I found at the online LDS card catalog. I used the city suggested in answer to my query "City of Sant'Agata di Esaro: Calabria Region".

I'm going to check these links and also see if I can get a listing for City of Sant'Agata del Bianco, Reggio Calabria at the LDS card catalog.

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