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Re: Looking for my Ancestors :)

Post by jcsm400 » 04 Apr 2006, 20:45

Hi Lisa,

Welcome to the forum!

You need to post your own thread on your family.

To get you started, there are no filmed records for the comune of Isca Sullo Ionio, Catanzaro prvince, Calabria region, so you will have to write the comune for her birth act and other family information

http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... /index.asp

Here is the address to write:

Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Comune of Isca Sullo Ionia
88060 ISSCA SULLO IONIA
ITALY

Also write in Italian and include photo ID, self addressed return evelope, and international reply coupon (obtain from your local PO).

Here is a link to a form letter or you can compose your own and the wonderful people here translate it for you.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Looking for my Ancestors :)

Post by brujaojos » 05 Apr 2006, 02:59

Gidget6880 wrote:Hi,

I have a relative that immigrated from Isca Sullo Ionio named Catherine Gidaro (maiden name Procopio). I don't have very much information on her, except for what my dad has told me and what I found on her death certificate. She was born 1 Sep 1892 (1893 SS Death Index), married Dominic Gidaro, and lived in Mt Carmel, Pennsylvania. She also died on 28 Apr 1982. If you have any information that could help me it I would truly appreciate it, because I have very little information on the italian side of my family.

Thanks,
Lisa
Hi Lisa,

Just to let you know that Family History Center does have microfilm for the town of Isca Sullo Ionio. Here is the link for the films. However, I have all of them in my procession and will look up your ancestor on Wednesday. Do you know the names of Caterina Procopio's parents??? Procopio is a popular name. The surname Gidaro is not a very popular name in the town.

Here is the link for the film numbers in case you ever want to order and rent the films yourself.
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... =1&last=50

Here is a link to find the nearest Family History Center.
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... et_fhc.asp

Most of the people who came from Isca Sullo Ionio all went to the Northumberland County of Pennsylvania. They are in the towns of Mt. Carmel, Shamokin, Marion Heights, Kulpomont, etc. I've done research for several people from that area with surnames of Mirarchi, Coroniti, Scicchitano, Procopio, etc.

Also, just to let you know I have the surname Procopio in my family too. I should say I have tons of Mirarchi and Procopio in my family.lol My surnames alone are Mirarchi, Procopio, Guarna, Coroniti, Pupo, Varano, etc.

Once again, I'll look at the film tomorrow and get back to you about the Birth Act for Caterina Procopio.

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ooking 4 my Ancestors! to: elenuccia about Vecchiarelli

Post by brujaojos » 05 Apr 2006, 03:16

elenuccia wrote:Hi "distant cousin" Trish!
As far as I know, all Vecchiarelli´s of Castelpetroso descend from Cristinziano (d 1831, at age 83)/b], a shoemaker born in Agnone, son of Angiolo (b 1702/03), also a shoemaker, & Cecilia Pallotto (b 1704/05), both residents of Agnone. [/b Maria Antonia Vecchiarelli (b 1803/04 -d 1881),a daughter of Cristinziano is my gg grandmother. Other ancestors of mine are: Giovanna de Francesco (born about 1740), Antonia di Stefano (born about 1794), & Antonia Cifelli.( birth date still uncertain, but in the first half of the 1700´s. Maybe we have more family connectons than just the Vecchiarelli´s!


Hi Elenuccia,

I think we are related. Cristinziano Vecchiarelli and Vincenza Perfeti are my g.g.g.g.grandparents. This is how it my branch goes.

Cristinziano Vecchiarelli and Vincenza Perfeti had Pasquale Vecchiarelli.

Pasquale Vecchiarelli married Teresa Vecchiarelli and they had Nicolantonio Vecchiarelli.

Nicolantonio Vecchiarelli married Giovanna Emmanuela DeFrancesco and they had Teresa Vecchiarelli. Also, had Assuanta Vecchiarelli who married Santo (Alexander) Cifelli.

Teresa Vecchiarelli married Pasquale DeStefano and they had my grandfather, Leonard Destefano. However, Pasquale DeStefano dies and Assuanta Vecchiarelli dies within the same year so Teresa Vecchiarelli marries her brother-in-law, Santo (Alexander) Cifelli.

So as you can see, we are related in many ways!!!!!:):):)

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Re: Looking for my Ancestors :)

Post by jcsm400 » 05 Apr 2006, 04:51

Trish & Lisa,

My apologies for posting "no avalible films for Isca Sullo Ionio. This is the second time my search for a place has returned no results. Not sure what is going on!

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Post by brujaojos » 06 Apr 2006, 06:35

Gidget6880 wrote: I have a relative that immigrated from Isca Sullo Ionio named Catherine Gidaro (maiden name Procopio). I don't have very much information on her, except for what my dad has told me and what I found on her death certificate. She was born 1 Sep 1892 (1893 SS Death Index), married Dominic Gidaro, and lived in Mt Carmel, Pennsylvania. She also died on 28 Apr 1982. If you have any information that could help me it I would truly appreciate it, because I have very little information on the italian side of my family.

Thanks,
Lisa
Hi Lisa,

I have a copy of Caterina Procopio's Birth Act.

Her name was Maria Caterina Nunziata Procopio. She was born on Sptember 1, 1893 (not 1892).
Her parents are Andrea Procopio and Elisabetta Pittello.
She married Domenico Gidaro on January 29, 1921 in Isca Sullo Ionio.

Oh, I just noticed you sent me a private message. I'll answer you more in the private message.

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Post by coalregiongirl » 14 Sep 2006, 21:53

TO LISA and TRISH: My grandfater's name was Anthony Procopio. He wa from Isca Italy. He lived in Kulpmont,Pa. When he came over from Ellis Island he stayed with a uncle in Mount Carmel,the uncle was a Mirarchi. I know of 3 sisters (I think) he had..One Concetta Procopio, one in Phili and One in Italy...I would love to know more about my family and cousins that I never met. Please help...Thank you...My Name is Debby

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Post by coalregiongirl » 14 Sep 2006, 22:00

TO GIDGET6880: I REMEMBER MY MOTHER SAYING THAT CATHERINE AND DOMINIC GIDARO WERE HER GODPARENTS..MY MOTHERS FATHER WAS A PROCOPIO(ANTHONY PROCOPIO) MR AND MRS GIDARO LIVED IN MOUNT CARMEL PA ON MAPLE STREET ..PLEASE CONTACT ME..THANK YOU

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Post by brujaojos » 15 Sep 2006, 00:48

Hi Debby,

I have tons of Procopio and Mirarchi in my family tree. The other surnames are Coroniti, Pupo. LaCroce, Varano, Nestico, etc.

I trace the family waaaaaaaay back. I also have all the microfilms for the town of Isca.

If you ever want to share Gedcom files, just email me - brujaojos@yahoo.com

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Post by coalregiongirl » 18 Sep 2006, 10:11

Dear Trish ...I would love to geofiles and microfilms..Of Isca or any info I can find out about my Grandfather and his family....If there is a cost please let me know. My grandfather is Anthony Procopio. I would like to know all about his grandparents and parents and siblings. His mother's name was Catherina and father was Anthony Procopio. I am also related somehow to Mirarchi, Lacrose, Nestico, and Gidaro...Thanks again for any info..its deeply appreciated...Deborah

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Post by coalregiongirl » 26 Sep 2006, 13:08

Dear Christine, I am so thrilled that I got on the site Ancestory.com.
I checked out the Procopio mess. board. Your grandfather was my
great-uncle. His sister was my grandmother. Rosa Curcio. She was married to my
grandfather, Antonio(Anthony) Procopio. They had 3 more sisters, 2 in
Isca,Italy. Concetta, and Josphine (not sure, but I could find out.) The
other sister is my great aunt Nancy(Nanzalla>mispelled). She has 2
daughters living. Aunt Nancy married a Bressi. Uncle Guisipeppe, Aunt
Nancy, My grandmother, Rosa Procopio, and the 2 sisters in Italy were all
Curcio's. ...My Aunt Nancy married a Bressi and my Grandmother married
Antonio(Anthony) Procopio...they had 6 children..My mother,Stella,
Catherine, Rose, Vera, Sammy, and Joesph. My grandmother's parents were
Gusipeppe Curcio and Maria Mirarchi and my great grandmother and yours was a
Mannello (not sure of the spelling..Please contact me. I always loved
my great uncle Joe, even if I never met him. I heard wonderful
stories about him, from my grandmother Rosa. I have a family picture
with our greatgrandmother Maria (Curcio) Mirarchi with her, your
grandfather, Gusipeppe, and 2 of the sisters from Isca and there children...By
the way, your grandfather was married to Viola Anania. I loved your
grandmother. I met her a few times when she came to my Grandmother's and
Grandfather's funeral. I would be thrilled to meet you or speak with
you. I never got the opportunity to ever meet my Uncle Joe's children. Its
never to late...Please contact...Sincerely, your cousin, Debby

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Post by brujaojos » 27 Sep 2006, 17:59

Hi Debby,

I have information for you. I looked up some of the films for Isca Sullo Ionio.

Antonio Procopio born March 5, 1889 in Isca, married Rosa Curcio on October 5, 1911 in Isca. His parents are Saverio Procopio and Caterina Nesitco. He died December 1969 in Kulpmont, PA

Rosa Curcio was born on August 23, 1893 (exact date - have birth act). Her parents are Giuseppe Antonio Curcio and Maria Rosa Mirarchi

Also per the records I found, Caterina Nestico's father is Saverio Nestico. Maria Rosa Mirarchi's father is Antonio Mirarchi.

I love the Isca records!!! Hope this made your day!
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Post by Gidget6880 » 29 Sep 2006, 09:00

Debby

I left you a message but I found a baby book of my dad's and it lists Elizabeth and Mary Procopio coming to visit him as a baby. I am assuming that they visited him in the hospital. My great granparents were Dominic Gidaro and Elizabeth Procopio. Do you know who Elizabeth or Mary Procopio might be?

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Post by fredc » 14 Dec 2006, 15:39

After reading thru this forum I think I am related to some of you. Below is my family.

Father's side:
Father: Alfred Curcio
Grandfather:Joseph Curcio
Grandmother: Viola Anania

Mothers Side:
Mother: Celestina Curcio (Gastaldi)
Grandfather: Augusto Gastaldi
Grandmother: Adele Lunghini

I remeber my father talking about cousins named Procopio especailly Sam.

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Post by brujaojos » 14 Dec 2006, 22:18

fredc wrote:After reading thru this forum I think I am related to some of you. Below is my family.

Father's side:
Father: Alfred Curcio
Grandfather:Joseph Curcio
Grandmother: Viola Anania

Mothers Side:
Mother: Celestina Curcio (Gastaldi)
Grandfather: Augusto Gastaldi
Grandmother: Adele Lunghini

I remeber my father talking about cousins named Procopio especailly Sam.
Hi FredC,

I have Procopio, Mirarchi, Coroniti, Guarna, Pupo, LaCroce as main surnames in my family from Isca Sullo Ionio. There are also Varano, Bressi, Nestico, Martello, and the list goes on the more I traced back!

If you have questions about Isca, just ask!

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Post by Italiancelt » 16 May 2007, 16:21

My great-grandfather immigrated to the Kulpmont/Mt Carmel area from Isca as well-his name was Antonio Anoia. I've been trying to locate family back in Italy and find out more about the family. Any ideas how to get started? Thanks!

-John

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