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by Petrojo
09 Jul 2012, 23:22
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Campobasso Parish Records
Replies: 9
Views: 6473

Re: Campobasso Parish Records

Last year I had the opportunity to visit the hometown of my ancestors in Tufara (which is in Campobasso). I was told that there were no town records prior to 1800. I asked about the church records and was told that they were destroyed in a fire. I never actually went to the church to double check bu...
by Petrojo
15 Mar 2012, 22:01
Forum: Italian History & Culture
Topic: Documentary Film
Replies: 20
Views: 17258

Re: Documentary Film

I recall watching an interview where Al Pacino says "The Tree of Wooden Clogs" was one of his favorites. On Turner Classic Movies I've seen "Riso amaro" (1949) with Vittorio Gassman and Silvana Mangano. It was about women rice workers in Northern Italy (Vercelli,Piedmont). I real...
by Petrojo
08 Dec 2011, 00:50
Forum: Locations in Italy
Topic: Celenza Valfortore
Replies: 25
Views: 9473

Re: Celenza Valfortore

How did your trip turn out? :mrgreen:
by Petrojo
30 Sep 2011, 19:26
Forum: Locations in Italy
Topic: Celenza Valfortore
Replies: 25
Views: 9473

Re: Celenza Valfortore

Hello, sorry for the delayed reply! I did purchase an International Drivers License through AAA. We had a several hour drive from Rome so I wanted to cover all the bases. Basically the license has things like "Name" "Date of Birth" "Country" translated into several diff...
by Petrojo
23 Sep 2011, 07:48
Forum: Locations in Italy
Topic: Celenza Valfortore
Replies: 25
Views: 9473

Re: Celenza Valfortore

My ancestors were from Tufara, which is just a short drive from Celenza. When I was there I met a man who told me I could follow him to the cemetery. He ended up being a property manager, had the keys to the office, and looked through some books to help me. He showed me his father's grave, and come ...
by Petrojo
16 Sep 2011, 19:42
Forum: Locations in Italy
Topic: Celenza Valfortore
Replies: 25
Views: 9473

Re: Celenza Valfortore

Yes that seems like it would be a good idea. Having a car from the start suited our needs at the time. I almost went that route though. I think the website is Trenitalia.com. I drove to Campobasso when I was there. Can't remember for sure, but I think it was like a half hour or so drive from Celenza...
by Petrojo
15 Sep 2011, 21:03
Forum: Locations in Italy
Topic: Celenza Valfortore
Replies: 25
Views: 9473

Re: Celenza Valfortore

Yes, at Fiumicino Airport in Rome I rented a car (I think it was with Auto Europa) and drove about 3 hours or so to Celenza. The road into town was winding, and goes higher and higher up the mountain. Once we were in a town we didn't necessarily need the car (plus driving on the small narrow roads s...
by Petrojo
15 Sep 2011, 17:41
Forum: Locations in Italy
Topic: Celenza Valfortore
Replies: 25
Views: 9473

Re: Celenza Valfortore

You're going to have a great time!

I stayed at the Relais San Pietro in Celenza Valfortore while visiting my ancestor's birth places (Tufara, San Marco La Catola, Riccia). It was an amazing experience!
by Petrojo
20 Aug 2011, 00:18
Forum: Off Topic - We don't only do Italian Genealogy
Topic: Google News Archive R.I.P.
Replies: 5
Views: 2889

Re: Google News Archive R.I.P.

A while back in these newspapers I found 3 pictures of my great grandfather and his bowling team. It is unfortunate the thought of not being able to browse through the archives! :|
by Petrojo
02 Dec 2010, 04:07
Forum: Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship
Topic: Immigration visa number helpful for research?
Replies: 3
Views: 1983

Re: Immigration visa number helpful for research?

Thank you for your reply and insight. It seems what I thought was the "Immigration visa number" is actually a DOS (Department of State) visa number and not the USCIS issued number which I would need. So I would have to request an Index search to get the number, then file a seperate request...
by Petrojo
01 Dec 2010, 20:11
Forum: Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship
Topic: Immigration visa number helpful for research?
Replies: 3
Views: 1983

Immigration visa number helpful for research?

On a ship manifest for my Great Great Grandfather, it lists an Immigration Visa number #1272 issued at Naples on 11/17/1925. Is there any way to obtain any genealogical information from this? Maybe a photo :D ? If so how would I, and what information might I expect to get?

Thanks
by Petrojo
22 Oct 2010, 15:15
Forum: Off Topic - We don't only do Italian Genealogy
Topic: Ancestry acquires Footnote
Replies: 5
Views: 3425

Ancestry acquires Footnote

I received this email from Footnote.com. Sounds interesting! Several weeks ago Footnote.com (as part of iArchives) agreed to be acquired by Ancestry.com and that transaction has officially closed today. As we join forces with Ancestry.com there is a huge opportunity to leverage each other’s streng...
by Petrojo
19 Sep 2010, 16:43
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Couple of questions about birth record
Replies: 3
Views: 2445

Couple of questions about birth record

I was able to locate birth records of my g-g-grandfathers siblings. Can someone please clarify why on all the records the information for Sinfarosa Leccese says come sopra (as stated above). I can't figure out what it's referring to. After her name it says legitimate? Also if someone can make out th...
by Petrojo
15 Sep 2010, 16:12
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Need help translating marriage records
Replies: 12
Views: 7216

Re: Need help translating marriage records

You have all helped further my research that much more. Thank you very much. :D
by Petrojo
13 Sep 2010, 21:03
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Need help translating marriage records
Replies: 12
Views: 7216

Re: Need help translating marriage records

Great job! I am amazed to see that Pasquale was previously married to Maddalena Spina. Very interesting! Another path for me to research. I am trying to make out the name of Pasquale's mother. On his death certificate it lists his mother's name only as "Rose". This is a complete guess, but...