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help deciphering name please

Post by dmt1955 » 24 Jun 2012, 18:59

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this is my grandmother's birth record. her mother's name is not listed but i know her last name is Rizzo.

i noticed that one of the witnesses' last names is (or appears to be) Rizzo. However, i cannot read the first name.

I read the witnesses as "Nicola ??, age 33, impiegato, and Bl??? Rizzo, age 30 impiegato.

I am hoping that maybe the name might be a clue to tracking down my great-grandmother.
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Post by liviomoreno » 24 Jun 2012, 19:40

The witnesses are Nicola Moschetta and Blasco Mazza. They are witnesses to the act, not to the birth. Usually these witnesses do not even know the father or the mother of the newborn.
Please note that the correct spelling is Giuseppa, not Guisseppa...

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Re: help deciphering name please

Post by Tessa78 » 24 Jun 2012, 20:58

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Looked at the wrong Maria Giuseppa :?
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Re: help deciphering name please

Post by dmt1955 » 25 Jun 2012, 01:32

darn!! i was REALLY hoping this was a Rizzo and the name might have been a clue as this has been a frustrating & challenging road.

oh well......thanks, livio, for the spelling of the names and the information...
sorry tessa for not stating which record - i hadn't realized there were two Ma. Giuseppa records.

is there an italian equivalent to "onward & upward" ?!?!

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Researching: Purcaro, Raimo, Rizzo, Scaglione, Troisi, Masucci
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