Unraveling the Cirota's of Giungano

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Unraveling the Cirota's of Giungano

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I have been on this journey for a while but I am having such a hard time finding the correct records for my family in Giungano. My great grandfather was Francesco Cirota who emigrated to NY in the 1890's and was born in Giungano around 1869. On his marriage license he has his father as Romano Cirota and his mother as Loretta Miglia. I was hoping somewhere nearby Giungano may be able to help me find records or point me to someone that can help me figure this one out.

There was some story about having two possible families (one in italy and one in ny) and I was hoping to figure that out. Thanks in advance!!
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Re: Unraveling the Cirota's of Giungano

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Is this him

serie: Leva

comuneleva: Giungano

progressivo: 7

leva: 1869

cognome: Cirota

nome: Francesco Saverio

paternità e maternità: Raffaele e Guglielmotti Maria

nuovanascita: 14/10/1869

località di nascita: Giungano

professione: possidente

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Re: Unraveling the Cirota's of Giungano

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There was one born on December 15, 1869 and immigrated in 1898.

https://www.ancestrylibrary.com/imagevi ... pId=469782
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Is this one man with two concurrent wives?

https://www.ancestrylibrary.com/family- ... &ml_rpos=2
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Here is the birth act for Francesco Cirota in December 1869 that matches the information on the Leva listing posted by Marty. Same parents: Raffaele [Cirota] and Maria Gugliemotti.

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http://dl.antenati.san.beniculturali.it ... ewsIndex=0

This was the only Francesco Cirota born from 1867 through 1871.

AND...

Here is the marriage of Francesco Saverio Cirota (age 22) and Lauretta Giffoni (age 24) in Giungano in 1891.
They were both landowners.
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http://dl.antenati.san.beniculturali.it ... ewsIndex=0

Death of his first son, Raffaele, in March 1893 at age 8 Months.
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http://dl.antenati.san.beniculturali.it ... ewsIndex=0

Death of his daughter, Maria, in May 1894 at age 7 months.
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http://dl.antenati.san.beniculturali.it ... 8.jpg.html

Another daughter Maria, born in March 1895 to Francesco and Lauretta.
This daughter's marriage act is noted in the margin. Marriage on 8 April 1921 with Eugenio Cavallo, son of Pietro.
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http://dl.antenati.san.beniculturali.it ... 8.jpg.html

Birth of son, Raffaele Alessandro Achille Cirota, in July 1892.
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http://dl.antenati.san.beniculturali.it ... 6.jpg.html

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His second marriage was in the US in 1899.

So, not two families at the same time, but rather, one family with first wife in Italy and one family with second wife in America after the death of the first wife.

Nothing really intriguing.
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darkerhorse wrote: 17 Aug 2020, 22:29 His second marriage was in the US in 1899.

So, not two families at the same time, but rather, one family with first wife in Italy and one family with second wife in America after the death of the first wife.

Nothing really intriguing.
First wife was not deceased when Francesco immigrated to USA.

In the 1921 Pubblicazioni di Matrimoni of her daughter Maria Cirota...
Lauretta Giffoni is listed as living... and the father, Francesco Cirota, is listed as deceased.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903 ... cc=1947713


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