Finding roots in Italy

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I'm new to Wikitree and I've joined the Italian Roots Project here. I have been told that I could ask a couple questions here and I have a few.

I have been working on my tree off and on for the past ten years and I've always seemed to have trouble locating family past certain people on my Italian side. I have first-hand information from my grandmother and it doesn't seem to be enough.

I am looking for information on the parents of Vincenzo Ferraiolo (5/2/1894-1970). I know he was born in San Pietro a Maida, Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy. I haven’t had much luck finding out anything past that. I know he died in Haverhill, Massachusetts and came over to the US in the early 1900s. I am also looking for information on the Tedescos.

I’ve had better luck on the Carrabs side thanks to my grandmother. But, I have hit a roadblock when it comes to finding the genealogy of the Forgione family past Clementina Forgione  who lived 11 Aug 1884 - 15 Jan 1965 and was born in Avellino, Avellino, Campania, Italy. I just have the last names of Forgione and Penta.

It’s really been frustrating as I have a ton of information on the other side of the family. Can someone help me figure out what I need to do?

asked in Genealogy Help by Chris Ferraiolo G2G6 Pilot (185k points)

2 Answers

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Best answer

I tried looking for your family last night before bed, Chris. Since Vincenzo Ferraiolo was born in 1894, it's after the years that FamilySearch has (1809-1861) for San Pietro a Maida. I also didn't see the name of his parents on his naturalization records on Ancestry either.

As for Clementina, you could always register (it's free) with this site and search for her. I didn't see any Avellino records on FamilySearch.

Best of luck.

answered by G. Borrero G2G6 Mach 8 (82.3k points)
selected by Chris Ferraiolo
Thank you! I will check this site out and see what I can find! I'm glad FamilySearch at least had some info on my grandfather. I've been surfing around on that a bit, too. So far so good.

Thanks again!
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I've got many of the same issues Chris. I found some help from the folks at the linked website.
answered by Nick Andreola G2G4 (5k points)
Thanks! I'll check that out!

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