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finding family records in Scafati and Atrani

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Re: finding family records in Scafati and Atrani

Postby jgold1213 » 06 Jul 2011, 18:02

I was in Atrani in 1961 when I was 5 years old. From what I remember, we stayed with a family that were relatives in some way to my grandmother. I think it was on a farm and I remember my mother saying that they exported to the US. I have two pictures from then-one of me with several kids and one of me with one little girl who looks very much like me. I think that this little girl lived on the farm, the others may have, too, but she was my age and we became friends so I remember her better. There is a chance that her name is Sophie. I made copies of the pictures and sent them along with my letter to the commune. I know it is a longshot, but since it is a small town, I had hoped that someone would remember the little girl and who she was. When I sent the letter, since I speak very little Italian, I translated into Italian with google translate, but sent along the English copy in case the translation was off.

I remember Atrani being a beautiful place and I think that most of my memories of Italy, no matter how vague at this point are of this town. I can't wait to return! We plan to see several cities while we are there, but Atrani is the one that I look forward to the most.
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Re: finding family records in Scafati and Atrani

Postby PippoM » 07 Jul 2011, 07:42

Atrani is still a very beautiful place, even if a it must have changed a lot since 1961, above all in the way of life of people. On the contrary, Scafati is a horrible town with a lot of traffic.
Well, when you are coming, let us know on the Forum. If I'm around, I'd like to know you, and if I can, I will give you some help.
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Re: finding family records in Scafati and Atrani

Postby fargone » 07 Jul 2011, 17:45

My experience with this area is that clerks are not used to e-mailing, even if we are in the 3rd millennium...you can hope in an exception!
Do you know Atrani, or have you ever seen it in pictures?
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Re: finding family records in Scafati and Atrani

Postby fargone » 07 Jul 2011, 17:51

Hello jgold1213,
I'm Gabriele D'Apolito, an historical researcher from Salerno. I can help you in your research. If you need some informations, you can write me on my mail address (grldapolito@gmail.com)
Best regards, Gabriele.
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Re: finding family records in Scafati and Atrani

Postby fargone » 07 Jul 2011, 18:31

Hello jgold1213,
I'm Gabriele D'Apolito, an historical researcher from Salerno. I can help you in your research. If you need some informations, you can write me on my mail address (grldapolito@gmail.com)
Best regards, Gabriele.
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Re: finding family records in Scafati and Atrani

Postby vmilione » 11 Mar 2012, 20:31

Hello jgold1213. Were you able to find records in Scafati? I too have a great grandmother and great grandfather from the town and would appreciate any additional guidance you can provided on locating ancestral records there. Thanks.
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Re: finding family records in Scafati and Atrani

Postby jgold1213 » 12 Mar 2012, 15:46

I did find records but not through the letters that I wrote to them, I never heard back. I had someone local obtain them for me. I was recently in Italy and wrote a generic letter and mailed it to about 20 people that had the same surnames as my grandparents. I found these addresses in the international telephone directory. I gave them my email and facebook page and have heard from about 5 or 6 from Scafati/Pompeii area. I have determined that 4 of them are 2nd cousins, grandchildren of my grandfather's brothers. Through them, I found that my grandfather had several more siblings that we didn't know about. I have also been told that there is a local paper for the area that everyone reads and it might be a good place to post a question, but I do not know the name of it. I will email the cousin that told me about it and let you know if I find out the name. I have not had any luck with either of my grandparents hometowns. I have mailed letters again, now that I have more accurate information to give to them. I am hoping for a response soon. Good luck!
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Re: finding family records in Scafati and Atrani

Postby vmilione » 12 Mar 2012, 15:57

Thank you. I appreciate any help. I have also contacted Gabriele D'Apolito, the fellow that had offerred assistance to you in the prior string. I can be reached at vmilione@nixonpeabody.com.
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