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Need Help Deciphering Names of Parents

Post by mdyer » 18 Mar 2012, 02:53

I'm having trouble making out the parents' names on this death record for Michelangelo Gentile (see web link below). I'm not sure, but the father's name looks like it could be Bernadino. And the mother's name looks like it could be Lucia Lopa. I appreciate help in confirming. Thanks!

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Re: Need Help Deciphering Names of Parents

Post by Biff83 » 18 Mar 2012, 03:25

I believe that Bernadino is correct but that it's Giulia not Lucia.

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Re: Need Help Deciphering Names of Parents

Post by mdyer » 18 Mar 2012, 03:33

Thanks, Biff. I appreciate it!

I have a couple more documents I need help with.

1) This is a death record for Nicola Rico. I'm at a loss for either of his parents names.
http://postimage.org/image/n8ebbns3p/

2) I can't make out the name of Nicola's wife. This is the link to her death certificate: http://postimage.org/image/md7qnbgnp/ Also, I see that her father's name was Pietro. And that her mother's first name was Laura, but I'm unsure about her mother's maiden name. Any idea?

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Re: Need Help Deciphering Names of Parents

Post by Biff83 » 18 Mar 2012, 03:46

Second document-Nicola's wife's death.

My best guess--

wife's first name Teresa.

Laura's surrname--Minone

What comune are the records from? I usually check the prevelance of possible surnames on PagineBianche (current Italian white pages) and Ellis Island records; works pretty well.

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Re: Need Help Deciphering Names of Parents

Post by Biff83 » 18 Mar 2012, 04:00

Comune Boiano.

First document: Nicolo's death act

Father's name: Carmine??

Mother's first name: still checking
Mother's surname: Chiovitti

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Re: Need Help Deciphering Names of Parents

Post by liviomoreno » 18 Mar 2012, 07:54

Biff83 wrote:Comune Boiano.

First document: Nicolo's death act

Father's name: Carmine

Mother's first name: Prassede
Mother's surname: Chiovitti

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Re: Need Help Deciphering Names of Parents

Post by Biff83 » 18 Mar 2012, 14:29

Thanks, Livio

I've never come across that name before.

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Re: Need Help Deciphering Names of Parents

Post by mdyer » 18 Mar 2012, 16:06

Thanks, Biff and Livio. I've added the PagineBianche to my favorites - that'll be a handy tool moving forward.

I'm still unsure about the maiden name for Teresa. I'm wondering if it's Sipo. I've seen the name Sisto around (seems more common to the area), but I'm uncertain, it's hard for me to decipher.
http://postimage.org/image/md7qnbgnp/

Any thoughts on this one?

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Re: Need Help Deciphering Names of Parents

Post by liviomoreno » 18 Mar 2012, 16:16

I would go for Teresa Visco...

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Re: Need Help Deciphering Names of Parents

Post by liviomoreno » 18 Mar 2012, 16:26

Both Nicola's and Teresa's death records are not the original records but extracts. Could it be that they are part of a group of documents belonging to "Allegati di pubblicazioni di matrimonio" if this is the case they should be listed in the request for banns, and you will see Teresa's maiden name there...

Just a thought...

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Re: Need Help Deciphering Names of Parents

Post by mdyer » 18 Mar 2012, 16:53

You're right, Livio. They're part of a handful of documents I found on microfilm yesterday, which I'm still going through to see what all I have (I jumped on the death records). In reviewing the marriage atto (per your suggestion) it does look like her name is Teresa Visco. What do you think?

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Re: Need Help Deciphering Names of Parents

Post by liviomoreno » 18 Mar 2012, 17:08

Yes, it looks like Visco!

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