William Paoli from Bolzano 1865

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William Paoli from Bolzano 1865

Post by amab » 29 Nov 2013, 13:24

Hi there,

I'm new here, I'm looking for help finding my great-grandfather, who was born in Laives (Leifers), just outside Bolzano, in 1865/1866. We have his name as William Frances Paoli, so I'm guessing it was Guglielmo Francesco but I suppose his first name could be anything. I've tried looking on the Trentino birth records site and can't find anything from Bolzano province, and I've written to Laives and they say they don't have any record.

I know his father's name was Saverio Paoli, born in Pergine, but don't know the year. I've found a Saverio Paoli, born in Pergine, in 1834, which could very well be him.

I'm just not sure how to proceed now in finding information about my great-grandfather's birth. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thank you,


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Re: William Paoli from Bolzano 1865

Post by Michael31 » 05 Dec 2013, 08:50

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Re: William Paoli from Bolzano 1865

Post by pink67 » 05 Dec 2013, 13:00

It's strange because William Paoli on this 1908 arrival manifest stated that he was born in Austria - Leifers, his father's name listed is Severino Paoli in Lefers...

from Ancestry.com

New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

Name: Wulliam Paoli
Arrival Date: 23 Feb 1908
Birth Date: abt 1866
Birth Location: Austria
Birth Location Other: leipers
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/ Nationality: Italian (North) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Havre
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: La Touraine
Search Ship Database: Search the La Touraine in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database

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in the case that you don't have this is his death record from the site Familysearch.org:

"British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986"

Nome: William Francis Paoli
Tipologia di evento: Death
Data dell'evento: 05 Mar 1946
Luogo dell'evento: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Sesso: Male
Età: 80
Stato civile: Married
Data di nascita: 02 May 1865
Luogo di nascita: , Austria
Nome del padre: Paoli
Nome della madre:
Nome del coniuge:
Tribú o clan:
Numero di bobbina dell'affiliato: B13190
Numero di bobina di FamilySearch: 2032422
Numero della cartella digitale: 004437670
Numero immagine: 00118
Numero di registrazione: 004106


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