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by sprite1949
26 Jan 2016, 21:55
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Strange Occupation on Death Certificate from 1837 MACCHIA VALFORTORE
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Strange Occupation on Death Certificate from 1837 MACCHIA VALFORTORE

A special hello to "suanj" who last year helped me solve the mystery of the unknown biological father of my grandfather who was a magistrate in Casacalenda and to whom a DNA link was found through the company 23andMe and their DNA relatives section. I have since discovered many records from this fam...
by sprite1949
26 Jan 2016, 20:05
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Strange Occupation on Death Certificate from 1837 MACCHIA VALFORTORE
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Strange Occupation on Death Certificate from 1837 MACCHIA VALFORTORE

I am unable to figure out what the profession of my 3x great-grandfather Nicolangelo De Simone (born circa 1773) means on this death record. In all his children's birth certificate it was 'di professione Usciero' or 'Usciero Comande'. On this death record it appears even more specific? Also, if the ...
by sprite1949
25 Jun 2015, 16:54
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Translation help-neat writing but I'm still not sure
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Translation help-neat writing but I'm still not sure

Hello...this is the birth record page of my great-grandmother, Petronilla Palma (#60 bottom left). Is her father's name Epifavio? Does such a name exist in the past? Is her mother's name Caterina Luciani? Any help with the most important details (date: July 20, 1873?, names, ages of parents) would b...
by sprite1949
11 Jun 2015, 20:36
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: A Casacalenda Mystery That Needs Solving
Replies: 12
Views: 1113

Re: The Casacalenda Mystery Has Been Solved

Hello again Raffaela...I want to tell you that the name you found for the magistrate/judge, Nicolangelo De Simone, is the biological father of my grandfather Raffaele. We know that for certain now because family members (myself, my father, and 2 brothers) have had our DNA tested by the company 23and...
by sprite1949
14 May 2015, 20:24
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: A Casacalenda Mystery That Needs Solving
Replies: 12
Views: 1113

Re: A Casacalenda Mystery That Needs Solving

Once again Raffaela, I want to thank you for the help you have offered. I think you are right that it is too difficult to connect the photo unless I was able to find his descendants. I am told that the name De Simone is very common in Italy, so I may never find the answer. Your help is appreciated. ...
by sprite1949
14 May 2015, 17:45
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: A Casacalenda Mystery That Needs Solving
Replies: 12
Views: 1113

Re: A Casacalenda Mystery That Needs Solving

Thank you Raffaela for all this information. It is certainly a possibility. Since I have a photo of him, how would you direct me further? Perhaps, my search is quite impossible. I appreciate your efforts to assist me. I enjoyed my visit to your website.
Best Regards,
Lucy
by sprite1949
14 May 2015, 14:12
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: A Casacalenda Mystery That Needs Solving
Replies: 12
Views: 1113

Re: A Casacalenda Mystery That Needs Solving

Oh, my goodness...I feel so foolish...the year was 1887. I can't believe I didn't notice even when Joann questioned it. Ok...so I'm looking for a person who was working as a judge in the area of Casacalenda and lived with his family in Casacalenda in the 1880's. Apologies. for the confusion by my er...
by sprite1949
14 May 2015, 00:53
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: A Casacalenda Mystery That Needs Solving
Replies: 12
Views: 1113

Re: A Casacalenda Mystery That Needs Solving

Yes, that's my grandfather's birth year Joann. So his biological father (the great-grandfather whose name I am seeking) was a judge who lived with his family in Casacalenda at that time, whether he worked elsewhere though is unknown to me. My grandmother was a servant in his household in her mid-tee...
by sprite1949
13 May 2015, 23:05
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: A Casacalenda Mystery That Needs Solving
Replies: 12
Views: 1113

A Casacalenda Mystery That Needs Solving

A Judge/Magistrate in the town of Casacalenda is the biological father of my grandfather. My great-grandmother was a servant for the judge's family at the time he got her pregnant and she was subsequently asked to leave. She gave birth to my grandfather on May 20, 1987 in Campobasso. She gave him up...
by sprite1949
13 May 2015, 17:24
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Birth Record for a child given up to foster care parents
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Birth Record for a child given up to foster care parents

Hello Livio...is it permitted to send you hugs and kisses? Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this translation. I am delighted to read this information. On my grandfather's mausoleum burial place, it is given that his birthdate was May 28 1887, while other Italian records found online give th...
by sprite1949
12 May 2015, 23:38
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Birth Record for a child given up to foster care parents
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Birth Record for a child given up to foster care parents

My grandfather, Raffaele, was given the name Barbarossa by the civil authorities. He later was reclaimed by his unmarried mother, Lucia, who was able to prove he was her biological son. She knew the foster parents who lived in the same town that she took employment after his birth. The family has re...