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by joetucciarone
15 Jul 2022, 15:59
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Ancester Died in Italian Prison in 1811
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: Ancester Died in Italian Prison in 1811

Do you know what his occupation was?
by joetucciarone
23 Feb 2022, 23:22
Forum: Off Topic - We don't only do Italian Genealogy
Topic: Photo ID. Golden Anniversary.
Replies: 11
Views: 753

Re: Photo ID. Golden Anniversary.

I found a Scime family living in East Orange, Jew Jersey in the late 1940s. Salvatore Scime was born about 1910, and his wife Marie was born about 1915. A newspaper article said they were "of Italian extraction," and had three children: Roger, Regina and Gregory. Roger was a young pianist.
by joetucciarone
08 Feb 2022, 15:58
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Fennone-Volonnino 1881 marriage
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: Fennone-Volonnino 1881 marriage

Hi Nick - It could be Lavello, which is just 6 miles from Melfi...
by joetucciarone
07 Feb 2022, 22:08
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Borromeo family mystery
Replies: 10
Views: 1492

Re: Borromeo family mystery

Hi vinoprosim - To add to your mystery, read the following article, entitled "the Brigands," at the top of the far right column of this edition of the New York Herald : https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030313/1872-12-14/ed-1/seq-11/#date1=12%2F06%2F1872&index=6&date2=01%...
by joetucciarone
03 Feb 2022, 20:31
Forum: Italian History & Culture
Topic: Eh Cumpari?
Replies: 17
Views: 5521

Re: Eh Cumpari?

Recorded by by Julius LaRosa in 1953, the song "Eh, Cumpari!" was a "massive hit," according to this article:

https://popularsong.org/wp/forgotten-gems/eh-cumpari/

Here's LaRosa's "Eh, Cumpari!":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bsg73N0eUZk
by joetucciarone
29 Jan 2022, 17:01
Forum: Italian History & Culture
Topic: Moor or Less
Replies: 17
Views: 938

Re: Moor or Less

These photographs might be of interest to you:

https://www.mariobadagliacca.com/moors_ ... 018-r10994
by joetucciarone
29 Jan 2022, 10:50
Forum: Italian History & Culture
Topic: Moor or Less
Replies: 17
Views: 938

Re: Moor or Less

Have you uploaded your DNA results to GedMatch? They have a large number of "tools" that compare your DNA to dozens of databases. I'm 1/4 Sicilian, and the GedMatch tools indicate that I have from 3% to 12% northwest African ancestry. Presumably, that's Moorish. Here's a scholarly study of...
by joetucciarone
24 Jan 2022, 14:19
Forum: Locations in Italy
Topic: Noci in Bari Province
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Re: Noci in Bari Province

Hi Minnie,

Here's a Google map with rectangles around the places you mentioned. Noci has a double rectangle so it stands out from the others, and I put a circle around Bari.

Good luck with your search!
by joetucciarone
20 Jan 2022, 13:14
Forum: Off Topic - We don't only do Italian Genealogy
Topic: Henry and Antonio
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Henry and Antonio

Hi Suanj, Thank you for the information about Antonio Pricolo. Unfortunately, the age of the Antonio Pricolo (married in New York on September 29, 1892) is not listed in the record on Ancestry.com. There were at least two other Antonio Pricolo’s living in New York City with wives and children at the...
by joetucciarone
20 Jan 2022, 10:38
Forum: Off Topic - We don't only do Italian Genealogy
Topic: Henry and Antonio
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Henry and Antonio

These notices were posted in different newspapers on the same day: May 14, 1864. The papers were published during the Civil War; one in a Confederate State, the other in a Union State. In Richmond, Virginia, G.W. Richardson offered a $200 reward for the return of his runaway slave, Henry. Richardson...
by joetucciarone
19 Jan 2022, 19:42
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Approximate date of picture
Replies: 8
Views: 457

Re: Approximate date of picture

I think Mark's right. The back end of this 1927 Ford looks like the one in your picture. The trunk of both cars opens the same way - backward. Maybe both cars are convertibles, because each has the same bent metal armature behind the driver's window. Maybe that's there to fold the roof down?
by joetucciarone
19 Jan 2022, 12:14
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Approximate date of picture
Replies: 8
Views: 457

Re: Approximate date of picture

I think there's a license plate above the bumper - if the original image is bigger, maybe you can see the numbers on it.
by joetucciarone
16 Jan 2022, 10:22
Forum: Italian History & Culture
Topic: The "peasant" lifestyle -- hard to break..?
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Re: The "peasant" lifestyle -- hard to break..?

Hi Mark, My great-grandmother from Colobraro was a lot like your grandmother. She came to the U.S. at age 16 but I remember that she spoke only broken English up to her death at age 95. I heard she was frugal, but raising nine children on a farm explains that. They grew almost everything they ate. I...
by joetucciarone
14 Jan 2022, 17:33
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: meaning of "pompe"
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: meaning of "pompe"

Thank you very much for your input, mmogno and Pippo.
by joetucciarone
14 Jan 2022, 00:16
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: meaning of "pompe"
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: meaning of "pompe"

Thanks to both of you for your thoughts on this. Google translated "pompe" as "pumps," which made no sense in the context of the emigrant's statements. The man also said the company that promoted the trip from Italy to Chile made extravagant claims about life in Chile. So, your &...