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Peter Barbella

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Take a virtual drive from Padula to Sassano in the Mezzogiorno www.peteandgay.blogspot.com
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Is anyone familiar with the term (or name) "Maguccio"? I'm guessing on the spelling. My grandfather says it means "Domenic," but he always uses it with a definite article, referring to his grandfather as "The Maguccio," and I'm trying to figure out what it really means or refers to.
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+Kathleen Scarlett O'Hara Naylor You're very welcome, happy I could be of help :) 
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In 19th century Italy, were married women known by their maiden or married names? I was under the impression that they continued to be known by their birth names, but am not finding any of my female ancestors under their birth names when browsing death records on Antenati. Am I looking for the wrong names? Or is it just coincidence that I've come across a number of male ancestors and no female ones?
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That's what I thought! Thanks!
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Beverly McGowan Norman

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I know very little about Giuseppe Fratoddi. I estimate his date of birth to be about 1830. He was married to Flavia Salieri. The surname Fratoddi is rare, even in Italy. Per my cousin Manlio Fratoddi, Giuseppe lived in Rome a...
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Labo.net has been around for a while, but this new site allows you to see granular regional surname distribution more clearly.
Do you have an Italian last name? Find out how many Italians have your own last name.
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Nick Porrazzo

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I'm trying to find information on my Family in Bonefro, Italy. Grandparents Antonio Porrazzo Born 1879 & Carmela DiStola Born 1889 came to USA in 1920's. My Great Grandfather was Nicola Porrazzo and Great Grandmother was Carolina Lommano. They had 5 children Antonio (my Great Grandfather, Concetta (b.1881), Maria (b. 1889) Rosaria (b. 1885) and Carmela (b. 1892). Do you have any advice as to how I can research them?
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+Nick Porrazzo Campobosso is where the search took me :-)
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meeras geru

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GOOD MORNING FRIENDS
and have a nice day full of success and happiness
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Gretchen Navidi

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Does anyone have any information on Maddalena Navarro / Navarra from the Palermo area of Sicily? She was married to Calogerro di Leonardo and had a daughter named Teresa. This would be in the early to mid 1800s
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Lorenza Dall'Ara

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+Mitch Parker not sure if these are of any help
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I'm collecting stories of genealogical serendipity for a series of posts I want to run this spring. Contribute your most serendipitous research experiences!
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Beverly McGowan Norman

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Found it!!
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Peter Barbella

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Come along on a genealogy adventure through southern Italy.
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Beverly McGowan Norman

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I just got the certificato di nascita for my great grandmother. I need help translating. I'm also wondering why she was Giulia Massucci then recognized as Giulia Montagna?? I asked for help from the Italian Genealogy group on that other social network :-), Best guess is the mother chose to remain anonymous and she was given the last name of the midwife?? Then the marriage of her parents was verified and last name changed to Montagna, or they married in 1896 after her birth? I'd love to hear your opinion.
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Thank you..another mystery to pursue.
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Here is a list of websites with information about fallen Italian soldiers in both World Wars:
Here is a list of websites with information about fallen Italian soldiers in both World Wars:
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RootsChat

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The start of Lings Turkish Delight production in London.

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=512310.0

Pelizzari family London
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Genie1

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Do you recognise Pietro?  Help find him for his long lost daughter.
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Mitch Parker

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I am looking for information on Anthony "Tony" Sconocchia(o) born around 1906 in Italy.  He came to America 1 Nov 1920 with his father Attilio Scanocchia(o).
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+Mitch Parker I didn't know how to post images on the reply, check images in above post.
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Amanda Harrell

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My great grand parents from Italy and the place their from the Tucci family
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What great pictures!

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