looking for family of Antonio Vanicelli (Penserini) - Genova

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looking for family of Antonio Vanicelli (Penserini) - Genova

Post by katherinamarina » 12 Jun 2011, 06:10

I am an adoptive daughter of Giuseppina Vanicelli, daughter of Antonio and Catterina (maiden name - Penserini). Guiseppina was born in 1925 in the city of Genova. She moved to the United States to marry my adoptive father in the fifties. I was adopted in 1959 and only had a couple of years with her before her death. I would love to meet her family one day. Thanks for any help.

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Re: looking for family of Antonio Vanicelli (Penserini) - Ge

Post by johnnyonthespot » 12 Jun 2011, 14:40

There are 10 listings in the current Italian telephone directory for Penserini's in Genova. You might try contacting some or all of them; considering Giuseppina left relatively recently (in the 1950's), I think you would stand a good chance of making a connection.

You should, of course, write in Italian. If you cannot do so, consider writing a formal letter of introduction in English and having it professionally translated, then mailing both the Italian and English versions. Include a few photos of Giuseppina if possible. For translators, I have used Gabriella Einaga (gabriella_einaga@att.net) for ths type of work; she is fast, accurate, and inexpensive.

See http://www.paginebianche.it/execute.cgi ... enova&l=en for the telephone directory.

When writing, flip the addresses around, like this:

Sig. (for a male, "Sig.ra" for a female) John Smith
Via Borzoli, 99
16153 Genova GE

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