A Town I Cannot Find

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A Town I Cannot Find

Post by frederickjohnsen » 10 Aug 2016, 19:03

I am researching the Italian part of my family and I have info on my GGGF Guiseppe Cresci - application for a US Passport, but the town he claims to have been born in does not exist, as far as I have been able to look, or maybe I am reading something wrong. The town looks like "Roudousei" or "Rondonsi." I have search variation of this but find nothing. We believe he came from the the province of Liguria. We are wondering if this place even exists anymore - maybe the name changed or he wrote it in a dialect. He was born in 1849.

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Re: A Town I Cannot Find

Post by Tessa78 » 17 Aug 2016, 20:35

Possibly Rondanina, Province of Genoa, Light is REGION :-)



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Re: A Town I Cannot Find

Post by kencwalker » 17 Aug 2016, 23:55

A search for Cresci shows a few still residing in Rondanina, Provincia di Genova, Regione Liguria
There are many more Crescis in other towns. Enter Cresci here (as cognome) to see for yourself:
http://italia.indettaglio.it/ita/cognom ... guria.html

When did he immigrate?
You might be able to get a home town from the Ellis Island manifests (if he arrived 1892 or later).
Older Castle Garden manifests have limited info.
Buona fortuna!
Researching surnames Pedroncelli and Pilatti in Sondrio; Cantoia in Novara; Penna in Asti.

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