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by Italysearcher
21 Oct 2017, 11:36
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Understanding "Middle" names
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: Understanding "Middle" names

There is an article on my blog 'What's in a name' that you might find helpful.
by Italysearcher
20 Oct 2017, 09:28
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Contacting Wealthy Relative on LinkedIn
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: Contacting Wealthy Relative on LinkedIn

Are you planning a trip to Italy? If so do it with a meeting in mind. If you can say you are coming to Italy to rediscover your Italian heritage and that your researcher has indicated a possible connection with his family that you would like to discuss. He probably speaks English but you shouldn't a...
by Italysearcher
20 Oct 2017, 09:19
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Unusual question re: Italian connection and how to best make contact
Replies: 12
Views: 647

Re: Unusual question re: Italian connection and how to best make contact

Think about how old they would have been when she visited. You would need to find someone who was at least a teenager at the time.
by Italysearcher
18 Oct 2017, 20:24
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: 1878 Gibellina birth records missing
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: 1878 Gibellina birth records missing

I suggest you put in a range of 3 years since you are taking his age from the ship manifest.
by Italysearcher
17 Oct 2017, 20:29
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Ideas about FLORIO's
Replies: 23
Views: 366

Re: Ideas about FLORIO's

There are tips on Finding the town of origin on my website that might help.
by Italysearcher
17 Oct 2017, 09:57
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Passport records
Replies: 15
Views: 378

Re: Passport records

It may be that they travelled with documents issued by the town rather than an actual passport as we know them. An identity card, foglio di via, etc. Not all passport records have survived.
by Italysearcher
15 Oct 2017, 11:31
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Unusual question re: Italian connection and how to best make contact
Replies: 12
Views: 647

Re: Unusual question re: Italian connection and how to best make contact

Like I said before, it's important to be able to name a person who would be remembered by those alive today.
by Italysearcher
15 Oct 2017, 11:29
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Foster parents/wet nurse: What was the protocol
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Foster parents/wet nurse: What was the protocol

DNA testing would give you final confirmation.
by Italysearcher
13 Oct 2017, 16:57
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Buschini
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Buschini

The town office may not have any civil records from before 1866 and Marino was born in 1840. You will probably need to access parish records to research your family tree. There are Napoleonic records for Russi at http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.it/v/Archivio+di+Stato+di+Forli/Stato+civile+napo...
by Italysearcher
13 Oct 2017, 16:41
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Unusual question re: Italian connection and how to best make contact
Replies: 12
Views: 647

Re: Unusual question re: Italian connection and how to best make contact

As someone who does this sort of 'connection' regularly for visitors to the town of origin I prefer to do the research first, looking for siblings of the ancestor who left Italy. Then coming down the tree (always within the laws of privacy) to someone born within a living persons memory. Since first...
by Italysearcher
06 Oct 2017, 22:24
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: LDS online records for the provinces of Catanzaro and Reggio Calabria
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: LDS online records for the provinces of Catanzaro and Reggio Calabria

Note the Act number, the 'serie', the year and date, together with the name and request a photocopy of the original from the State Archives. Don't be surprised if you have to pay for these.
by Italysearcher
02 Oct 2017, 22:36
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Question re: death & marriage certificate
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Question re: death & marriage certificate

and often, depending on the year and town, the death certificate of that parent and/or grandparent is listed in the 'allegati'.
by Italysearcher
01 Oct 2017, 18:11
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: finding the correct information
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: finding the correct information

There are some great researchers on this board and everyone wants to help a 'newbie' but please read the question and answer it only. Mernbanas question was:- What is the best way to get to the right antenati record? He was asking HOW to search the antenati records most efficiently. In my opinion pr...
by Italysearcher
30 Sep 2017, 20:33
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Maria Theresa Cirrincione
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Maria Theresa Cirrincione

If you look at her husband's death record it should tell you if he was a widower. If he was then his wife died first, if not then died after. It will narrow down the time frame if you need to request the death record from the town.
by Italysearcher
30 Sep 2017, 20:29
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: finding the correct information
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: finding the correct information

Go to the section for the marriages for the year before the birth of the first child. Check the first few pages for an index. If it is not at the beginning of the book it is often at the end. So go to the last few images. In the event that there is no index, you go through each record until you find...