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by gemellua
12 Jan 2011, 03:12
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Researching Morea family
Replies: 9
Views: 3589

Researching Morea family

Am looking for any information (US census reports and Ellis Island ship manifest) for Domenico Morea, his wife Antoinette, and their children. I do not have Antoinette's maiden name. I was recently told they had many more children than the six I know of. Here is what I have: Domenico Morea (b: 1866 ...
by gemellua
26 Aug 2010, 19:30
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Help with Marano Family-New Rochelle, NY
Replies: 25
Views: 13645

Re: Help with Marano Family-New Rochelle, NY

Yes - you are both correct. It could be any of these 3 towns
(Saviano, Serino, or San Michele di Serino) - or none.

Once I receive the death certificates (for Pasquale and
Josephine) and/or marriage certificate of my uncle
I will let you know.

Thanks everyone for your help and direction!
by gemellua
25 Aug 2010, 18:40
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Help with Marano Family-New Rochelle, NY
Replies: 25
Views: 13645

Re: Help with Marano Family-New Rochelle, NY

maestra36: Thank you for the link. Your post prompted me to search the Naples province and I found the city of Saviano. Perhaps, my cousin was incorrect in placing the word "San" in front of it? So, out of curiosity I typed the name Marano on http://www.paginebianche.it. Guess what? Low an...
by gemellua
25 Aug 2010, 17:55
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Help with Marano Family-New Rochelle, NY
Replies: 25
Views: 13645

Re: Help with Marano Family-New Rochelle, NY

suanj: Thank you so much for your insight. I just found the note book I wrote in when I took down the Marano information from my cousin before he died in 2007. I know I misspelled the name of the town: SAN SAVINE. I spelled it the way my cousin pronounced it to me. Major mistake!! I just checked the...
by gemellua
25 Aug 2010, 04:29
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Help with Marano Family-New Rochelle, NY
Replies: 25
Views: 13645

Re: Help with Marano Family-New Rochelle, NY

Oh suanj - Forgot to say thanks for the Ellis Island info. I do have all my uncles' arrival info from Ellis. Wish I could say the same for one of their sisters. I have been having great difficult locating her once she landed in NY. It sucks that for a woman, once they married in the USA, if you don'...
by gemellua
25 Aug 2010, 04:16
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Help with Marano Family-New Rochelle, NY
Replies: 25
Views: 13645

Re: Help with Marano Family-New Rochelle, NY

Thank you once again everyone. Joannsalvo: This person listed on Find a Grave is not my Mary Marano. Peter: My Uncle Pietro and Aunt Mary are both buried in St. Raymond’s (Bronx, NY) with their daughter Anna and her husband Larry. In fact, they're a few feet from my parent's and grandparents grave...
by gemellua
24 Aug 2010, 02:56
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Help with Marano Family-New Rochelle, NY
Replies: 25
Views: 13645

Re: Help with Marano Family-New Rochelle, NY

Thanks for the quick reply to my post everyone!

In response:

Peter:
I’ve tried the “sounds likeâ€
by gemellua
21 Aug 2010, 02:43
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Help with Marano Family-New Rochelle, NY
Replies: 25
Views: 13645

Help with Marano Family-New Rochelle, NY

Trying to find out what town my aunt's family came from. Her name was Maria Marano (1893-1988). Her parents were: Pasquale Marano and Josephine ?. The 1910, 1920, & 1930 New Rochelle, NY census list Josephine's first name as Mary (news to me) and 3 different ages for her and Pasquale. I would li...
by gemellua
25 Aug 2009, 01:25
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Help with Sicilian Translation & Spelling
Replies: 3
Views: 4742

Re: Help with Sicilian Translation & Spelling

blubi - You are WONDERFUL! :D

Yes - I am aware that many Sicilian words have French origins.
Although I never though this "little treat" would give me a history
lesson :lol: and cause me to laugh so much at it's translation!

Many, many thanks to you for helping me out. Bless you!!
by gemellua
09 Aug 2009, 01:40
Forum: Italian language, handwriting , script & translations
Topic: Help with Sicilian Translation & Spelling
Replies: 3
Views: 4742

Help with Sicilian Translation & Spelling

I'm sure everyone has their own family recipe for this. My Sicilian grandmother use to make fried dough. She would roll it out fairly thin, cut it into strips, fry it, then sprinkle it with sugar. She called it (I don't know the spelling, I'm sounding it out) - "Foo-watt-zee". Grandma woul...
by gemellua
30 Dec 2008, 20:19
Forum: Italian History & Culture
Topic: New Years - Tradition Of Warding Off Bad Spirits
Replies: 0
Views: 4028

New Years - Tradition Of Warding Off Bad Spirits

I remember as a child my mom and grandmother going around the house with a broom whispering a prayer in Sicilian. As I remember, they were only sweeping in the corners of each doorway. I knew it was to ward off bad spirits, but I never thought to ask them what were the words of this prayer they reci...
by gemellua
20 Oct 2008, 19:14
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Colombo of New Rochelle, NY
Replies: 50
Views: 59000

Re: Colombo of New Rochelle, NY

You can contact the church (ex: St. Joseph's on Washington Ave. I contacted them for my dad's baptism certificate. At the time he was baptized 1910, the church was called St. Giuseppe's). Just give them a range to search (ex: 1940-1945)
by gemellua
15 Oct 2008, 16:33
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Newbie - Need address in Sicily
Replies: 7
Views: 9072

Re: Newbie - Need address in Sicily

nazca,

Thank you for the information! This is fantastic! I'm so
excited - I can't wait to write my letters and send them
off!! 8) You rock nazca!

My name is Cathy. Is nazca a nick name or
just a screen name? Do you have ancestors in
Sciara???
by gemellua
15 Oct 2008, 05:36
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Newbie - Need address in Sicily
Replies: 7
Views: 9072

Re: Newbie - Need address in Sicily

Ciao nazca, Thanks a lot for your help! I do know the exact names of parents to the majority of my Sciara families. Your example (1910-1920) makes good sense. I have to bug you with another question please – :lol: Regarding my parental great-great-grandfather: I know who his parents were but do n...
by gemellua
14 Oct 2008, 17:08
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Newbie - Need address in Sicily
Replies: 7
Views: 9072

Re: Newbie - Need address in Sicily

Thank you nazca!

I have another question - If I know the year of birth for my relative,
but not the death (since they died after 1910), will the city hall clerk
still be able to suppy me with a death certificate?