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by Robin B Mc
23 Jan 2017, 03:13
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Help finding a marriage record?
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Help finding a marriage record?

Thanks! That makes sense.
by Robin B Mc
22 Jan 2017, 19:46
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Finding grandpa's birthplace in Italy
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: Finding grandpa's birthplace in Italy

I can't find any reference to this surname whatsoever so I'm thinking it's Ariodante like adelfio suggested. This is still a pretty rare name, but according to this map, not specific to one area: http://www.gens.info/italia/it/turismo-viaggi-e-tradizioni-italia?t=cognomi&cognome=Ariodante&x=0&y=0#.W...
by Robin B Mc
22 Jan 2017, 19:23
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Help finding a marriage record?
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Help finding a marriage record?

There's an index of a marriage record on Ancestry: Name: Vincenzo David Spouse: Rosa Pisciotta Marriage Date: 7 nov 1895 Marriage Place: ufficio 1, Palermo Father Name: GioachinoGando David Mother Name: Fr Paola Pagano Volume: 171 Number: 534 I went looking for the record on FamilySearch. It looks l...
by Robin B Mc
08 Nov 2015, 00:48
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Immigrant Name Changes
Replies: 19
Views: 2912

Re: Immigrant Name Changes

I use http://www.behindthename.com/ to find the English/foreign variants of names.
by Robin B Mc
15 Jul 2015, 19:07
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Latin help please
Replies: 4
Views: 820

Re: Latin help please

Thank you! It was from a marriage allegati - the marriage took place in Polizzi Generosa so it's likely this was from the same location.
by Robin B Mc
15 Jul 2015, 00:22
Forum: Italian History & Culture
Topic: Surname Meanings- What do your Surnames Mean?
Replies: 3
Views: 11819

Re: Surname Meanings- What do your Surnames Mean?

http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/ is good for surname look ups but they don't always have rare names. Personally, my most recent Italian surname was d'Amore (Anglicized to Demore) - which of course means just what it sounds like - "of love". It can be patronymic from the personal name Amore, or i...
by Robin B Mc
14 Jul 2015, 23:43
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Latin help please
Replies: 4
Views: 820

Latin help please

Death record for Stefano Potestio (from grandson's marriage allegati) - any help would be greatly appreciated! http://mediasvc.ancestry.com/v2/image/namespaces/1093/media/18ca4ca3-c877-4e23-95da-8914fc7235cc.jpg?client=Trees http://mediasvc.ancestry.com/v2/image/namespaces/1093/media/18ca4ca3-c877-4...
by Robin B Mc
27 Jun 2015, 18:40
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Need Help! Great-Grandfather Mystery
Replies: 3
Views: 457

Re: Need Help! Great-Grandfather Mystery

It's really very normal for details on records, especially census record, to be slightly off. Most of them recorded ages, not birth dates, so they could vary depending on the time of year. Additionally, the data was dependent on the knowledge of the informant, which could be off. Censuses are taken ...
by Robin B Mc
27 Jun 2015, 18:26
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Need Help with Mystery Ancestor
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: Need Help with Mystery Ancestor

When and where was he born? Without at least an approximate birth year, it will be impossible to narrow down search results.
by Robin B Mc
25 Jun 2015, 05:15
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Advice on next steps
Replies: 18
Views: 1475

Re: Advice on next steps

Thanks Erudita, I think someone found Agostino's death record for me before. I really appreciate all your help.
by Robin B Mc
24 Jun 2015, 19:20
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Advice on next steps
Replies: 18
Views: 1475

Re: Advice on next steps

Robin I've been doing some research about the church in the baptism record for Anna in 1801. The church was San Dionisio, which was the Chiesa Madre in Pettorano at the time. In 1594, it became Sana Maria della Porta. There was a fire in 1694 and an earthquake in 1706 and the church was reconstruct...
by Robin B Mc
19 Jun 2015, 20:30
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Advice on next steps
Replies: 18
Views: 1475

Re: Advice on next steps

Good point, thanks.
by Robin B Mc
19 Jun 2015, 19:42
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: re:palermo birth indexes
Replies: 4
Views: 540

Re: re:palermo birth indexes

The link to the births can be easily found through the one I linked to - just click on the link for the births 1896-1905 and then from there there's a link to the births homepage where you can access all of them (currently looks like 1836-1905): https://sites.google.com/site/palermobirthshub/home
by Robin B Mc
19 Jun 2015, 19:11
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Advice on next steps
Replies: 18
Views: 1475

Re: Advice on next steps

Also, I'm confused about the q.m symbol - if this means "late" or "deceased", it's saying that Maria Paola's father Francesco is deceased in 1800 but I have Francesco Bertoldi's death record from 1817 so he was still alive in 1800. And why is Bertoldi sometimes written as Brittolla? I thought maybe ...
by Robin B Mc
19 Jun 2015, 18:04
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Advice on next steps
Replies: 18
Views: 1475

Re: Advice on next steps

Argh, I just realized Marty is right about Maria Paola being Anna Antonia's mother, not Agostino's mother... so back to the drawing board: does anyone know where to write for Agostino's baptism record and can help with writing a letter in Italian?