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-----Original Message-----

From: 2droz [mailto:2droz@email.msn.com]

Sent: Monday, March 19, 2001 2:03 AM

To: ITA-SICILY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: [{ITA-SICILY-L}] Porticello Records

 

Hi listers,

 

Does anybody know where records for Porticello might be held (or if they've been filmed)? I just did a search on the LDS website and they have no listing for records of Porticello. Thanks!

Ruth D. mailto:2droz@msn.com

 

Researching: MACHI, NASINI, CEFALU


 

-----Original Message-----

From: 2droz [mailto:2droz@email.msn.com]

Sent: Friday, January 12, 2001 3:21 PM

To: ITA-SICILY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: [{ITA-SICILY-L}] FHC Microfilm Let-down

Hi all,

I went to the FHC yesterday to view the films I ordered. I was looking for a birth record of my husband's grandmother in 1896 from Chiusa Sclafani, Palermo Province. When I got to that year, there were NO birth records - just marriage. Now what?

While there I ordered the church baptismal records for that area and time period. I just don't know what to expect now. My problem is that on her marriage certificate, she's listed as "daughter of unknowns." The family is desperate to find anything about her and try to clear up all the mystery. I know we will probably never solve this puzzle, but feel I have to keep trying... anything! There are various family "stories" and everyone believes that theirs is the "real" one but new names keep popping up --- I've now been told there's a GIORDANO (sp?) possibly involved (maybe the midwife), a French Count LaBOV (sp?), a GANDOLFO who allegedly visited her at the orphanage she was taken to after birth, and the CEFALU's who were said to have 'adopted' her and even changed her name to Josephine CEFALU (but then she supposedly went back to the orphanage and began using her "real" name of Michela NASINI again.)

Anybody have any suggestions? If the baptismal records pan out, I don't know where to turn to next. Is there anyway to find out about 'adoptions,' should I look for the CEFALU's, what about finding the orphanage? I'd love to hear what anyone else might think on this.

Thank you all for being here and being so helpful. I wish you all good luck in your hunting and hope you all find that elusive ancestor of yours!

Ruth D.


-----Original Message-----

From: 2droz [mailto:2droz@email.msn.com]

Sent: Friday, January 12, 2001 6:08 PM

To: ITA-SICILY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: Re: [{ITA-SICILY-L}] FHC Microfilm Let-down

 

Thank you Jodianne. I need all the encouragement I can get..... as well as good advice! You've lifted my spirits after a disappointing search! Even if my previous email results in nothing else, I guess I just needed to let out some 'steam.' Thanks again, and I too hope your research comes up with answers to all your questions!

 

Ruth D.

Researching from Sant' Elia: MACHI from Chiusa Sclafani: NASINI