Family Name - Lovedi

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Family Name - Lovedi

Post by blorelli » 16 Jan 2011, 13:24

I am trying to research my grandmother's family ancestry in the Province of Piacenza. Her name was Esterina Lovedi. Her family was from Travo, her father's name was Lorenzo Lovedi, and her mother's name was Beatrice Albasi. She had two step-brothers (I think), Giuseppe and Carlo, though neither one ever came to the United States. In my trip to the area with my grandmother in 1973, I visited Giuseppe (Peppino?) in the village of Doncerto, and Carlo in Rivergaro.

Esterina (Ester) Lovedi was born in April, 1897, came to the U.S. in 1913, and married Bonfiglio Chiappa in 1920. I can find quite a few records on-line for the Chiappa side of my grandfather's family, but not much at all on the Lovedi side.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Family Name - Lovedi

Post by vj » 16 Jan 2011, 16:57

Welcome to the Forum!
This may help

Your nearest Family History Center can order civil records for Travo on microfilm.
The cost is about $5.50 mo (rent), you’ll need to go to the center to order & view them.

Registri dello stato civile di Travo (Piacenza), 1806-1929 Travo (Piacenza). Ufficio dello stato civile

Film notes for Travo: ... +Travo+%28 &columns=*,0,0

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