Grecos of Consenza Calabria...Hit a dead end...

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Grecos of Consenza Calabria...Hit a dead end...

Post by grecojdw » 08 Apr 2010, 04:01

I am re-posting this because from all the research I've done, I have hit a dead end, and I'm left with limited missing information. Here is my original posting below:

Hi ,

I posted earlier trying to find information about my ancestor Vincenzo Greco who immigrated to Panama in 1894. I have found out a lot of information but there is still a lot missing. But below is a synopsis of what I know:

Vincenzo Greco (J.R) - He was the one who immigrated to Panama
Born: April 5, 1875
Birthplace: Calabria, province of Catanzaro, the city of Coprani

Mother: Felicia Olivo Conte
birthplace: Consensa, Italy (?? all I know about her)

Father: Vincenzo Greco Olivo (Sr.) (??? Why would they both have Olivo in their names? Are they distantly related?)
Birthplace: Coprani, Italy

Here is where it gets confusing????....

I don't know whether Vincenzo Junior had two brothers named Salvatore and Serafino or it was Vincenzo Senior.

I just want to know if anybody else had further information for my research? Can anybody clear up this confusion? I also know some of Vincenzo Sr. and Jr.'s brothers and Sisters immigrated to the Americas also. Does anybody have any of these names or regions in your families?

Note: the Sr. and Jr. is to show you that both Vincenzo's (Father and Son) had the same first name. It is there to distinguish between them

Any sign of hope or help will be graciously accepted.

Thank You,

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Re: Grecos of Consenza Calabria...Hit a dead end...

Post by vj » 08 Apr 2010, 13:51

Hello grecojdw,
this may help with your search for Italian records for your family
(For Felicia Olivo Conte you'll need to know if it's the province of Cosenza or the comune of Cosenza)

Your nearest Family History Center has records for Cropani on microfilm.
The cost is about $6 mo @ (rent), you’ll need to go to the center to order & view them.

Family History Library Catalog: ... t_fhlc.asp

film notes for Cropani: ... di+Cropani+% &columns=*,0,0

Topic: Italy, Catanzaro, Cropani - Civil registration
Titles: Registri dello stato civile di Cropani (Catanzaro), 1809-1910 Cropani (Catanzaro).
Ufficio dello stato civile

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