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Help with surname "Bosco," not sure what to do next

Post by pianoman345 » 29 Jan 2014, 02:35

Hi everyone,

I've been doing research on my family and have no idea what to do next. I have found records of my ancestors traveling from Italy to Ellis Island, but how do I trace my roots in Italy?

Here's what I have so far:

My Great-Great Grandfather Antonio Bosco came to America in 1907 from Casanova di Carinola, Caserta, Italy. My Great-Great Grandmother Giovannina Bosco (Maiden name Renola) came here in 1921 with their daughter Angelina Bosco (who married a Gravante).

Antonio and Giovannina married in Italy in Casanova di Carinola, Caserta, Italy.

Does anyone know what I can do with this information? How can I trace my roots further?

Thanks so much.

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Re: Help with surname "Bosco," not sure what to do next

Post by erudita74 » 29 Jan 2014, 13:43

There are a limited number of online records for this frazione (hamlet) of the town of Carinola that only begin in 1904 for the marriages. You might try to see if you can find their marriage record there. He was 25 on his 1907 passenger list and born abt 1882, so he may have married earlier than 1904, but you can look through the records anyway.

records are at

Italy, Caserta, Santa Mar...on (Tribunale), 1866-1929

Event Type and Year

Allegati (nati, pubblicazioni, matrimoni, morti) 1904-1908
Matrimoni 1914-1916, 1911-1916 (inc. Pubblicazioni 1915-1916) Pubblicazioni, matrimoni 1917-1925
Nati, pubblicazioni, matrimoni, morti, cittadinanze 1904-1908 Nati 1909
Nati, pubblicazioni, matrimoni, morti, cittadinanze 1909-1910
Pubblicazioni, matrimoni 1926-1929 Morti 1911-1922


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Re: Help with surname "Bosco," not sure what to do next

Post by Tessa78 » 29 Jan 2014, 15:15

Do not know if you have Angelina (born Angela)'s birth record :-)

Record #54
Dated 28 April 1908 at town office in Carinola
Father: Antonio Bosco, 26, laborer residing in Casanova
Mother: Giovanna Renola, his wife, peasant farmer residing with him
Child born on 26th at 8:30 PM
Given the name ANGELA

bottom right of image... click once to enlarge and AGAIN to magnify :-)

In addition to the online records Erudita suggested above, you might consider writing to the Comune of Carinola (where the records for the town and hamlets are held) to request the marriage of Antonio and Giovanna.

Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Piazza O. Mazza
81030 Carinola (CE)

Help with letters of request in Italian... ... talrecords ... tter3.html


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