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Going to Avellino on Sunday Oct 10

Postby rapma2000 » 24 Sep 2010, 20:17

My wife and I will be in Italy for our 10th wedding anniversary, and one of our stops will be the town of Avellino. We plan on attending mass at the Cathedral. I have researched my family name and have sent letters to the 75 Pellecchia's listed in the Italian white pages. O fthe one who have responded none say that they are related. I am hoping that when I go the the town to attend mass I may meet someone who may know my family. Just thought I would throw this out there if anyone has any thoughts. I have heard from several people who say they have gone to there ancestors birthplace and have found family just by walking around, especially in the smaller towns. Anyway I am looking forward to just seeing the birthplace of my ancestors and hopefully finding some family.
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Re: Going to Avellino on Sunday Oct 10

Postby LaBud » 25 Sep 2010, 02:16

Have a wonderful time and Good Luck on your search. I wish I was in your suitcase....

Happy Anniversary to you both. :)

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Re: Going to Avellino on Sunday Oct 10

Postby pink67 » 25 Sep 2010, 07:30

rapma2000 wrote:My wife and I will be in Italy for our 10th wedding anniversary, and one of our stops will be the town of Avellino. We plan on attending mass at the Cathedral. I have researched my family name and have sent letters to the 75 Pellecchia's listed in the Italian white pages. O fthe one who have responded none say that they are related. I am hoping that when I go the the town to attend mass I may meet someone who may know my family. Just thought I would throw this out there if anyone has any thoughts. I have heard from several people who say they have gone to there ancestors birthplace and have found family just by walking around, especially in the smaller towns. Anyway I am looking forward to just seeing the birthplace of my ancestors and hopefully finding some family.


Best wishes for your trip to Italy!

I found your previous post here:
http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/Foru ... 16054.html

are these records belonging to your family?


New York Marriages, 1686-1980

Groom's Name Carmine Pellecchia
Groom's Birth Date
Groom's Birthplace
Groom's Age
Bride's Name Carolina Spagnuolo
Bride's Birth Date
Bride's Birthplace
Bride's Age
Marriage Date 30 Apr 1905
Marriage Place Manhattan, New York, New York
Groom's Father's Name Vincent
Groom's Mother's Name Nicoletta Preziosi

Bride's Father's Name Luigi
Bride's Mother's Name Concetta D'Argenio

Groom's Race
Groom's Marital Status
Groom's Previous Wife's Name
Bride's Race
Bride's Marital Status
Bride's Previous Husband's Name
Indexing Project (Batch) Number M00595-4
System Origin New_York-ODM
Source Film Number 1558399
Reference Number


1920 United States Federal Census
about Carmello Vellechia
Name: Carmello Vellechia
[Carmello Pellechia]
Home in 1920: Manhattan Assembly District 18, New York, New York
Age: 36
Estimated birth year: abt 1884
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's name: Caroline Vellechia
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1900
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Carmello Vellechia 36 head, born in Italy
Caroline Vellechia 35 wife, born in Italy
Vincent Vellechia 10 son, born in NY
Americo Vellechia 9 son, born in NY
Nicholas Vellechia 6 son, born in NY
Anna Vellechia 13 daughter, born in NY
Fanny Vellechia 5 daughter, born in NY

image:
http://postimage.org/image/8g389b9g/

1930 United States Federal Census
about Cannie Pellechia
Name: Cannie Pellechia
Home in 1930: Queens, Queens, New York
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Age: 47
Estimated birth year: abt 1883
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Caroline Pellechia
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Cannie Pellechia 47 head, born in IT
Caroline Pellechia 46 wife, born in IT
Anna Pellechia 2 daughter, born in NY
Vincent Pellechia 23 son, born in NY
Armine Pellechia 21 (Americo), born in Italy
Nicholas Pellechia 17 son, born in NY
Willine Pellechia 15
Lewis Pellechia 9 son, born in NY
Edward Pellechia 8 son, born in NY
Reynard Pellechia 4 son, born in NY

image:
http://postimage.org/image/8h59mamc/

page 2:
http://postimage.org/image/8i2cd8hw/

this is the 1912 arrival manifest for Carolina Spagnuolo, travelling with her child Amerigo, born in Italy-Avellino, Anna and Vincenzo, born in the U.S....

page 1:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0015
page 2:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0015

I have heard from several people who say they have gone to there ancestors birthplace and have found family just by walking around, especially in the smaller towns
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I'm pretty sure that this can happen in small towns or villages but Avellino is a town with 57.000 inhabitants....

Have your requested Carmine birth act to the Comune of Avellino? Just to see in which area of the city his family was living... Usually on birth acts you can find also the Baptism annotation with the name of the church where the baby was baptized...

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Re: Going to Avellino on Sunday Oct 10

Postby pink67 » 25 Sep 2010, 07:43

You may try to request also Amerigo Pellecchia's birth act... on the Birth act you'll see the address of the house where the baby was born, and the Baptism annotation too with the name of the church...

From Ancestry.com:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Carmine Pellecchia
Name: Carmine Pellecchia
City: Manhattan
County: New York
State: New York
Birth Date: 22 Mar 1883
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1786813
DraftBoard: 152

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Carmine Pellecchia
Name: Carmine Pellecchia
Birth Date: 22 Mar 1883
Birth Place: Avellino
Residence: Queens, New York
Race: White
Roll: WWII_2371961

Here you can find some form letters in italian to send requests to the Comune of Avellino:

http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... /index.asp

Carmine Pellecchia born on 22 march 1883, son of Vincenzo Pellecchia and Nicoletta Preziosi

Amerigo Pellecchia born on 2 march 1909, son of Carmine Pellecchia and Carolina Spagnuolo

Good Luck!

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Re: Going to Avellino on Sunday Oct 10

Postby Italysearcher » 25 Sep 2010, 09:17

Go to the Anagrafe office usually at City Hall, they MAY take pity on you and at least point you to the right area.
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Re: Going to Avellino on Sunday Oct 10

Postby rapma2000 » 25 Sep 2010, 16:45

Thank you LaBud and Pink for your responses. This web site has been fantastic in helping me with my research. Pink67, the info you posted is correct(however the spelling of the last name and some first names are wrong) I have found already. Unfortunately we will be there on a Sunday so I am sure City Hall will be closed, but I will try and contact them either before I go or when I return home. I especially appreciate the link for form letters to request info from the Anagrafe. Wish me luck and many thanks for the advice.
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Re: Going to Avellino on Sunday Oct 10

Postby cutterlm » 05 Oct 2010, 22:42

Happy Anniversary, and I hope that you have a wonderful trip. I hope to take one like it someday!
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Re: Going to Avellino on Sunday Oct 10

Postby gunman40 » 14 Apr 2013, 16:32

rampa2000,
did you go to italy? also, is what pink67 listed your family, because it's mine! anna was my aunt annne, nicholas was my uncle nick, vincent was my uncle jimmy, americo was my uncle mo, edward was my father, fanny was my aunt fay (all Pellecchia's) carmine was my grandfather, but i don't remember him. i have my father's birth cirtificate to prove this. i am darren pellecchia.
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