Search found 140 matches

by john_dominic
17 Dec 2008, 03:00
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: A quick little thing if anyone can translate...
Replies: 4
Views: 4051

Re: A quick little thing if anyone can translate...

PeterTimber wrote:You might be better off going to www.initaly.com/gene/mem/letter1.htm
for the form letter to a possible relative. =Peter=
No, it's inapplicable.

I'm doing this through facebook.

It's a rather different context.

Christ, why can I read Italian 50x better than I can write it? :x
by john_dominic
16 Dec 2008, 21:41
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: A quick little thing if anyone can translate...
Replies: 4
Views: 4051

A quick little thing if anyone can translate...

Ok, so I tried to use google translation to try to contact a relative and it didn't work at all, so if I can have a solid translation of this it would help a lot: "Hello _______, Sorry about the poor translation I did before. Since it seems that the google translation doesn't work well at all, I wen...
by john_dominic
12 Sep 2007, 07:13
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Paid Professional Geneologists near FHL, Salt Lake City
Replies: 1
Views: 2482

Re: Paid Professional Geneologists near FHL, Salt Lake City

I just paid someone for one hour to do some research at the FHL just to see what they find. Does anyone have any experience with these companies (good or bad)? While i've paid for researchers, i've only paid for ones IN Italy. The LDS records are missing a substantial amount of data. Not just chunk...
by john_dominic
06 Apr 2007, 03:18
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: HOW CAN I FIND WERE MY GREA GRANDFATHER WAS BORN?
Replies: 5
Views: 4973

Re: HOW CAN I FIND WERE MY GREA GRANDFATHER WAS BORN?

I HAVE HIS MOTHER AND FATHER INFORMTAION PLUS HIS BIRTH YEAR, HIS SPOUSE, BUT I AM STILL MISSING HIS TOWN.... HOW DO I GET THE INFORMATION? ON PASSENGER LISTS THERE IS NOT A REGISTER WERE HE WAS BORN THEY ONLY GIVE THE DESCRIPTION AS ITALIAN. NAME LUIS DOLLERA PINASCO SPOUSE ANGELA LAGORIO MOTHER M...
by john_dominic
23 Mar 2007, 16:27
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: RUSSO'S IN AFRAGO, NAPLES
Replies: 16
Views: 11772

Re: RUSSO'S IN AFRAGO, NAPLES

Yes I know, but I surprisingly do not get many responses regarding Russo's or other people related. I thought Russo was a very common name in Italy. Am I incorrect in thinking that? Does anyone have any history on Russo's? Also, if you're expecting an immediate response, don't. This forum is fairly...
by john_dominic
23 Mar 2007, 16:18
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: RUSSO'S IN AFRAGO, NAPLES
Replies: 16
Views: 11772

Re: RUSSO'S IN AFRAGO, NAPLES

Yes I know, but I surprisingly do not get many responses regarding Russo's or other people related. I thought Russo was a very common name in Italy. Am I incorrect in thinking that? Does anyone have any history on Russo's? Yes, it's the second most common name in all of Italy: 1. Rossi 2. Russo 3. ...
by john_dominic
23 Mar 2007, 15:27
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: DNA Testing?
Replies: 33
Views: 21824

Re: DNA Testing?

Hi Guys, Ok, the DNA tests have been fascinating for me. However, please remember that for each DNA test, you are only testing for ONE of your many ancestors lines. So, if a person gets a Y-DNA test and an mtDNA test, then out of their 8 great-grandparents, they only will know the ORIGIN of 2 of th...
by john_dominic
22 Mar 2007, 02:35
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: DNA Testing?
Replies: 33
Views: 21824

Re: DNA Testing?

Well yes, but we were after something specific when we did the testing. We heard rumors that his grandfather and grandmother were cousins when they married. We were trying to disprove that theory. We did, but then we found out a whole lot of information that blew our minds. Unbelievable stuff. My c...
by john_dominic
21 Mar 2007, 18:53
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: DNA Testing?
Replies: 33
Views: 21824

Re: DNA Testing?

So, basically you proved what you already knew, that your cousin is your cousin? :|
by john_dominic
21 Mar 2007, 17:57
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: DNA Testing?
Replies: 33
Views: 21824

Re: DNA Testing?

Hi. I just did DNA testing for both of my parents through familytreedna.com I have to say that the experience was amazing. We just got our results back and we sent in our samples on February 9 so it was about 5 weeks. It was costly, because we did the full range, but I wouldn't have done it any oth...
by john_dominic
21 Mar 2007, 04:28
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Ancestry no longer at LDS family history centers
Replies: 10
Views: 5184

Re: Ancestry no longer at LDS family history centers

John, I hope you are refering to Ancestry. LDS is the "good guys" in this. While not a LDS member I have used their centers, staff support and access for 4 months. I would not have been able to accomplish my goal without their help. Most of us are not willing to pay the $300 fee that Ancestry asks....
by john_dominic
21 Mar 2007, 01:11
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Ancestry no longer at LDS family history centers
Replies: 10
Views: 5184

Re: Ancestry no longer at LDS family history centers

I just read a bulletin that says full access to Ancestry.com will no longer be available at Family History Centers. Apparenty, Ancestry was providing the access at no charge and will discontinue the service as of April 1, 2007. Nello Glad to see they're becoming even more USELESS. :x I just LOVE th...
by john_dominic
20 Mar 2007, 03:45
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: DNA Testing?
Replies: 33
Views: 21824

Re: DNA Testing?

Hi everyone, My name is Louis Loccisano, the Administrator of the "Calabria DNA Project" at FamilyTreeDNA. I appreciate Nuccia letting me know about your discussion, and I will be happy to let you know my opinions on Genetic Genealogy and what DNA testing can show. I became involved with DNA testin...
by john_dominic
18 Mar 2007, 22:19
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: DNA Testing?
Replies: 33
Views: 21824

DNA Testing?

Hi, I'm just curious if anyone has done any DNA testing, in terms of their own genealogy. Is there any benefit to doing it? What can I gain from such a test? An example is this: http://www.familytreedna.com/description.html#mtFullSequence Or this: http://www.familytreedna.com/description.html#37mtpl...
by john_dominic
12 Jan 2007, 02:41
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Problem getting birth certificate from service
Replies: 3
Views: 3033

Re: Problem getting birth certificate from service

The comunes can be a pain in the ass. Be patient.