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Please help with reading this marriage certificate

Post by cannoli » 17 Aug 2010, 03:53

Can you please tell me the gist of the last lines of this document where it references Giuseppe? My great grandfather's name was Giuseppe Mazzarella. He was six years old at the time of this marriage between his mother and step-father.

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Post by Italysearcher » 17 Aug 2010, 07:03

The couple are acknowledging that Giuseppe Gazella born to unknown parents, is their true child and that this marriage legitimizes his birth.
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Re: Please help with reading this marriage certificate

Post by cannoli » 17 Aug 2010, 16:36

This is exactly what I was hoping it said! Thank you so much.

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Re: Please help with reading this marriage certificate

Post by cannoli » 17 Aug 2010, 16:51

Just to clarify...

Does it say that Giuseppe is of unknown parents (with an "s") or could it be that just his father is unknown?

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Re: Please help with reading this marriage certificate

Post by Tessa78 » 17 Aug 2010, 21:49

Giuseppe Gazzella was born in March 1891 to unknown parents (with an "s")...the record reads "ignoti genitori" which is the plural.

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Re: Please help with reading this marriage certificate

Post by cannoli » 17 Aug 2010, 22:18

This is a mystery. Does this suggest that Giuseppe was an orphan?

I have viewed his birth extract on LDS microfilm. He is identified as Giuseppe Mazzarella. The birth date and location align with other records. There is not a space for parents on the birth extract, so parents are not named.

Giuseppe's mother is Emilia Dia Sebastiana Mure'. Family lore follows that Giuseppe's mother was married to a Mazzarella and that is where Giuseppe got his surname. Emilia's husband then died and she remarried Francesco Romano (marriage certificate attached) and Francesco adopted Giuseppe.

I would appreciate your thoughts.

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Re: Marriage certificate & legitimation of child???

Post by cannoli » 19 Aug 2010, 14:06

I'd appreciate any insights about this.

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