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by sforza
11 Jun 2018, 12:01
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Records from il Brefotrofio di Parma
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Records from il Brefotrofio di Parma

Hello, I am helping a distant relative in her effort to identify the birth mother of her grandfather who was born in the Brefotrofio in Parma in 1882. The birth was registered with the city of Parma, and the baptism registered by the diocese, but the name of the birth mother was withheld at her requ...
by sforza
11 Jan 2015, 21:34
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Arcidiocesi di Palermo
Replies: 8
Views: 1070

Re: Arcidiocesi di Palermo

Yes, I noticed that. There is a listing of the parishe collections on the site. Do you know if they have compiled a master index of the collections they do have?
by sforza
08 Jan 2015, 09:04
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Arcidiocesi di Palermo
Replies: 8
Views: 1070

Re: Arcidiocesi di Palermo

After a bit of digging, good news. For those interested in on-site research in Palermo, the archdiosan archives are open to the public, and offer reproduction and translation services for a fee. Here is the link: http://www.asdpa.diocesipa.it/
by sforza
05 Jan 2015, 06:38
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Arcidiocesi di Palermo
Replies: 8
Views: 1070

Re: Arcidiocesi di Palermo

I'm really not sure where he was born. My 5th GGF died in Palermo in 1817, an unfortunate three years before the city adopted the civil records. Here is what I know (from the marriage allegati of his son, my 4th GGF (who thankfully got married a second time or I would have never found these)). 1. My...
by sforza
04 Jan 2015, 18:56
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Arcidiocesi di Palermo
Replies: 8
Views: 1070

Re: Arcidiocesi di Palermo

Hi Marty, The Palermo church records (going back to the 1500s for some parishes) are now available for order at the LDS family history centers. I sent a request that they post these online to familysearch in browsable format as there is no master index and the Palermo diocese itself covers dozens of...
by sforza
24 Nov 2014, 16:51
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Trieste Genealogy & Surnames-Andorlig
Replies: 7
Views: 1090

Re: Trieste Genealogy & Surnames-Andorlig

Thanks, Suanj. I think the "Rayfemberg" reference on the Trieste cognomi site may be a typo. The closest placename I can find is "Reifenberg" in Germany.
by sforza
24 Nov 2014, 14:34
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Trieste Genealogy & Surnames-Andorlig
Replies: 7
Views: 1090

Re: Trieste Genealogy & Surnames-Andorlig

Suanj - Fantastic! I will pursue that and see what the church comes up with.
by sforza
24 Nov 2014, 09:09
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Trieste Genealogy & Surnames-Andorlig
Replies: 7
Views: 1090

Re: Trieste Genealogy & Surnames-Andorlig

I can scan it, but it is not a copy of the original church register; the info has been transcribed onto a form. The transcription is a neat, unambiguous print (not script).
by sforza
23 Nov 2014, 20:06
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Trieste Genealogy & Surnames-Andorlig
Replies: 7
Views: 1090

Trieste Genealogy & Surnames-Andorlig

Hi, My research has taken me up the boot to Trieste, where a 4th GGM, Maria Ballarin, was born. I received from the Diocese copies of her baptismal, marriage and burial certs. Unfortunately, they are barebones. But her birth cert contained her mother's name, Maria Andorlig. This name does not appear...
by sforza
11 Aug 2013, 22:34
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: moglie in secondo letto
Replies: 2
Views: 461

moglie in secondo letto

Does this mean "second wife"?
by sforza
29 Oct 2012, 01:58
Forum: Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship
Topic: Change in policy -adult relative piggybacking
Replies: 6
Views: 1473

Re: Change in policy -adult relative piggybacking

A concern I would have is the potential renewed scrutiny of a file. Example - someone is recognized in Philly w/a pre-1912 naturalization while next-in-line is a minor. Someone is piggybacking off of that recognition in NY, which clearly excludes such individuals from JS eligibility. How does NY pro...
by sforza
24 Oct 2012, 20:40
Forum: Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship
Topic: Success in Newark!
Replies: 6
Views: 1795

Re: Success in Newark!

Congratulations to you, Roberta!
Neither can I! And hopefully with an Italian passport! I'll be there for a month starting this June.
by sforza
24 Oct 2012, 18:21
Forum: Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship
Topic: Change in policy -adult relative piggybacking
Replies: 6
Views: 1473

Re: Change in policy -adult relative piggybacking

For sure. It is intuitive that a first degree JS case simply requires the Italian birth and citizenship cert of the parent to proceed. Unfortunately, this does not appear to be how it is viewed, at least by Newark. To quote from its website: "If the applicant has relatives who have obtained the reco...
by sforza
24 Oct 2012, 13:41
Forum: Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship
Topic: Success in Newark!
Replies: 6
Views: 1795

Re: Success in Newark!

Thanks, everyone. @Kontessa, no, I was not recognized that day. One more visit (I hope) and I'm recognized! The next project would be jus matrimonio for my dad, whose application was rejected for a pre-1912 naturalization when his GF was a minor. And then jus matrimonio for my husband, who is not It...