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by darkerhorse
26 May 2024, 15:51
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Looking for translation please of Marullo birth
Replies: 16
Views: 285

Re: Looking for translation please of Marullo birth

It was Marullo Noe who was born in Mistretta. Place of birth for his father is not recorded.
by darkerhorse
23 May 2024, 20:51
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: How would a fondling born in 1895 come to know their parents?
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: How would a fondling born in 1895 come to know their parents?

...has at least one if not both parents who were born In Porto Empedocile, Sicily or a nearby town.

Just wondering how you know that?
by darkerhorse
22 May 2024, 15:09
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Migration from South towards Rome?
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Migration from South towards Rome?

Although any migration scenario is possible for a given individual or family, migration northward in stages over generations makes sense. The traditional migration framework consists of pushes from the place of origin and pulls from the place of destination (attractions), with distance and interveni...
by darkerhorse
21 May 2024, 20:15
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: How to contact Rome orphanage for information regarding my fondling great grandfather?
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: How to contact Rome orphanage for information regarding my fondling great grandfather?

I don't know of any ancestors from Giuseppe Martorana and Assunta Mazza and I'd like to contact orphanage before shifting through all the records for birth, marriages etc.


Do you mean ancestors or descendants?

By the way, you've gotten fewer replies than "Origins of Lasagna" so far.
by darkerhorse
21 May 2024, 20:10
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Possible sibling of my GGF
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: Possible sibling of my GGF

In my Sicilian-American family, Minnie was a nickname for Filomena.

Vincenzo was also called Jimmie, as you noted. Vincenza was Jennie.

If siblings, perhaps the mother's full name was Maria Filomena or Filomena Maria?

Have you searched for their birth records?
by darkerhorse
21 May 2024, 14:39
Forum: Italian History & Culture
Topic: Surname commonality
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Surname commonality

lewisch wrote: 20 May 2024, 10:47
darkerhorse wrote: 16 May 2024, 16:23 Does that site return historical counts or contemporary counts?
The information is based on current demographic data rather than historical records.
That's what I thought. I think historic information is desired by this poster.
by darkerhorse
20 May 2024, 21:17
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Info on Giuseppe Martorana
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Info on Giuseppe Martorana

I read mother was Assunta Lentini.
by darkerhorse
16 May 2024, 16:23
Forum: Italian History & Culture
Topic: Surname commonality
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Surname commonality

Does that site return historical counts or contemporary counts?
by darkerhorse
14 May 2024, 20:36
Forum: Italian History & Culture
Topic: 3rd and 4th cousins - did they usually know each other?
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: 3rd and 4th cousins - did they usually know each other?

Obviously, gender and surname are important. If two cousins had surnames in common, or if one carried the surname of the other's mother then the odds of familiarity increase. Correlated to this is gender. If descent is through generations of females where children were given the fathers' surnames th...
by darkerhorse
14 May 2024, 19:15
Forum: Italian History & Culture
Topic: 3rd and 4th cousins - did they usually know each other?
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: 3rd and 4th cousins - did they usually know each other?

What I've heard is that, for Sicilians, "family" extends to 3rd cousins.
by darkerhorse
08 May 2024, 13:51
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Quondam
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Quondam

No, just "filius quondam". It's a church record written in Latin.
by darkerhorse
07 May 2024, 13:46
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Quondam
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Quondam

A death record reads "quondam father's name and mother's name".

Since the deceased was age 76, I assume both parents were also deceased, though "quondam father's name and quondam mother's name" would have been more definitive.
by darkerhorse
05 May 2024, 23:41
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Lucia Germano
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Lucia Germano

Thanks.
by darkerhorse
05 May 2024, 19:35
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Lucia Germano
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Lucia Germano

Can someone read the dates or places of birth and death for Lucia Germano in these family trees on Ancestry.com? https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1030/?name=_germano&event=_Melilli-Siracusa-Sicilia-Italy_118199&count=50&event_x=_1-0&name_x=1_1&pcat=42&qh=75542309c9...