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by nazca
05 Nov 2016, 17:56
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: I am a descent of a Powerful Sicilian Immigrant: Desire to know more
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Re: I am a descent of a Powerful Sicilian Immigrant: Desire to know more

Hello Brooke, to help you in your research i wanto to point out 2 things : correct name is Concetta not Congetta and the name of place of Birth is Mondello. Mondello was a village of fisherman last century, but now is residential "district" of Palermo. Mondello is famous Worldwide for its beatiful b...
by nazca
15 Apr 2015, 18:19
Forum: Locations in Italy
Topic: Palermo City, Sicily
Replies: 23
Views: 26589

Re: Palermo City, Sicily

Hi Hugh,
great job
Go Ahead

Vincenzo
by nazca
01 Nov 2014, 10:44
Forum: Italian History & Culture
Topic: Looking for Sicilian Recipe - Puchidata
Replies: 14
Views: 20598

Re: Looking for Sicilian Recipe - Puchidata

Hi, Alia is a little town in Palermo province, near Vicari and the recipe of Almond cookies are similar. In Alia In april there is a festival of "Scattata" cookie (look the first link). In the second link, in english, you can find tipical food from Alia. I think it's best that you plan a trip to Pal...
by nazca
30 Oct 2014, 19:42
Forum: Italian History & Culture
Topic: Looking for Sicilian Recipe - Puchidata
Replies: 14
Views: 20598

Re: Looking for Sicilian Recipe - Puchidata

Hi, try to search with Google "passavolanti vicari": look the pictures . It is a tipical Almond cookies from Vicari, Palermo province, Sicily. Each town in Sicily call Almond cookies in a different name ( i found over 2.400 recipes in Sicily!) but the recipe could be similar to "passavolanti" or "Qu...
by nazca
27 Sep 2014, 13:07
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Sicilian, old Italian, or just poor Italian?
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: Sicilian, old Italian, or just poor Italian?

Hi, in what town you find this document? could you post it? thake a look to this link : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sicilian_language it was studied over 5.000 sicilian words and its origin (number of words and percent of total): latin 2.792 (55,84%) greek 733 (14,66%) spanish 664 (13,28%) arabic 3...
by nazca
27 Sep 2014, 11:28
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Sicilian, old Italian, or just poor Italian?
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: Sicilian, old Italian, or just poor Italian?

Hi, hi, is not a simple answer to your question. the Italian language as taught in school is the same throughout Italy only 150 years. The Sicilian language before this time was "influenced" by the languages spoken in the Kingdoms of which Sicily was a part of (Latin language,Arabic, French, Spanish...
by nazca
02 Sep 2014, 09:03
Forum: Italian History & Culture
Topic: Looking for Sicilian Recipe - Puchidata
Replies: 14
Views: 20598

Re: Looking for Sicilian Recipe - Puchidata

Hi Sue, i find this this fig cookies recipe (CALZONI DI SAN LEONARDO), a tipical cookie of Molfetta in Christmas time. Unfortunately it is in Italian, but i think it is possible to translate it whit Google... see the link below and let me know.... :) have a nice day. Vincenzo. http://www.ilovemolfet...
by nazca
17 May 2014, 09:44
Forum: Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship
Topic: meanings in "records of aliens held for special inquiry"
Replies: 3
Views: 601

meanings in "records of aliens held for special inquiry"

Hi , i have found that my Great Grandmother Concetta D'Avola was helded for special inquiry (see image) : Ellis Island Manifest, Ship "Prinz Oscar", arrived 26 may 1904 , row number 5. What's the meaning of word in "cause of detenction" column and in the other columns "actions of the boards of speci...
by nazca
09 Jul 2013, 22:20
Forum: Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship
Topic: Need a lookup for Ernesto Genauldi, died 6/26/1951, please
Replies: 6
Views: 2225

Re: Need a lookup for Ernesto Genauldi, died 6/26/1951, plea

Hi Suanj, thanks for your help. All your look up are right, but On ancestry the Death certificate of my grat Uncle Ernesto was registered as "GENAULDI" and not Genualdi. See below: Could you check please? regards Cook County, Illinois Death Index, 1908-1988 Birth, Marriage & Death Name: Ernesto Gena...
by nazca
09 Jul 2013, 19:42
Forum: Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship
Topic: Need a lookup for Ernesto Genauldi, died 6/26/1951, please
Replies: 6
Views: 2225

Need a lookup for Ernesto Genauldi, died 6/26/1951, please

Hi,
someone can help me with a look up on ancestry.com ? Here the subject : Genauldi Ernesto (Dead: 26 Jun 1951 - Cook, Illinois), please.
Thank you in advance
Vincenzo
by nazca
17 Mar 2013, 19:53
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: two occupations, pls
Replies: 2
Views: 525

Re: two occupations, pls

Hi,
yes scarpellino = stonecutter.
Rocco Giovanni occupation sounds like "marmista" = marble cutter.

regards.
Vincenzo.
by nazca
16 Mar 2013, 12:53
Forum: Locations in Italy
Topic: Location of this WWI Memorial
Replies: 2
Views: 976

Re: Location of this WWI Memorial

Hi John,
yes the location is Lama dei Peligni, Chieti province.
this is the link of the plaque picture:

http://www.chieracostui.com/costui/docs ... p?ID=15831

have a nice day.

Vincenzo.
by nazca
12 Mar 2013, 18:49
Forum: Locations in Italy
Topic: San Marco Poorhouse, Palermo circa 1870s
Replies: 5
Views: 1561

Re: San Marco Poorhouse, Palermo circa 1870s

Hi Karen, here the link of "Blessed Father Giacomo Cusmano" website : http://www.cusmano.org/en/ You'll find all information about "Padre Giacomo". S.Marco church during 2^ world war was bombing and partially destroyed. After that was rebuilded and know it is possible to visit it asking to the "brot...
by nazca
25 Jan 2012, 17:52
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: What does Osped. mean
Replies: 12
Views: 1016

Re: What does Osped. mean

Hi Tana, yes there's a family center in Palermo but all documents i have come from National Archive and the sites i mentioned before. my genealogical tree is almost complete but i'm waiting 1940 census records. i don't have complete information about greatuncles and their sons born in the u.s., espe...