Birth Place of Grandfather

+5 votes
I am looking for the birth place of my Grandfather, Giuseppe Girardi

b - 1873  Italy  d 18 Oct 1918 Worcester Massachusetts.

Married Concetta Pingetori 928 Dec 1901 Worcester, Massachusetts
WikiTree profile: Giuseppe Girardi
in Genealogy Help by Robert Mitchell G2G Rookie (280 points)
retagged by Anthony McCabe

Hi Robert,

Here is a possibility worthy of consideration although you will note spelling differences and also the name of mother is different.

"Italia Nati e Battesimi, 1806-1900," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 March 2018), Giuseppe Flamianio Argimiro Ghirardi, ; citing Mirandola, Modena, Italy, reference Z00206-1; FHL microfilm 1,416,206.

Name Giuseppe Flamianio Argimiro Ghirardi
Gender Male
Birth Date 02 Mar 1873
Birthplace Mirandola, Modena, Italy
Father's Name Antenore Ghirardi
Father's Age 30y
Mother's Name Luigia Paltrinieri
Mother's Age 24y
Thanks Steve, but I know his mother was Rosa Maria Talarico. I found a birth record, but only listed Italy, no home town, although both Antonio & Maria have home towns listed. Seems strange.


1 Answer

0 votes

I saw your post and I thought I could help but I have looked at different sites but all it listed was Italy. But I don't know if you got that on a birth certificate or just online, but I would start with the birthplace of his father and mother. His father is Antonio Girardi or it could be Girarde not sure of the way they spelled it, He was born 9 July, 1846 in Civili, Prata, Sannita, Caserta, Campania, Italy. My guess is that Giuseppe or Joe or Joseph as he changed his name when he came to America, was born where his father was born,  don't know for sure but it could be a possibility. And his mother Rosa Maria Talarico born 28 Dec. 1849 in Prata, Caserta, Campania, Italy.  It looks like they didn't move around like some families do. 

I don't know if you have this but Antonio's parents are;  Domenico Girardi born 1810 - Unk.  and his mother is ; Margherita Cardillo born -unk -died unk.

Rosa Maria  Talarico's parents are Luigi Talarico b. 1822 and mother - Angela Mauro b. 1822  died - unk.

If you need any more help I will try and help you but I am not sure if you will ever know where Giuseppe was born in Italy Unless you can somehow call the place of where your great grandfather was born to see if he was really born there.  I tried to help but I am sorry that I couldn't find out exactly of where he was born. Nancy

by Nancy Turney G2G6 Mach 3 (32.3k points)
Thanks for you effort and info. I am told that some family's "adopt" babies from relatives who have babies out of wed lock or are too poor to support them. Girardi may not be his true last name.


Related questions

+3 votes
1 answer
+1 vote
1 answer
+5 votes
1 answer
0 votes
1 answer
290 views asked Nov 26, 2012 in Genealogy Help by L Barrett G2G Rookie (260 points)
+5 votes
2 answers
77 views asked Jun 29 in Genealogy Help by Neville Attridge G2G3 (3.2k points)
+1 vote
0 answers
56 views asked Apr 26 in WikiTree Help by Ruth Ogilvy G2G6 Mach 3 (30.2k points)
+6 votes
6 answers

WikiTree  ~  About  ~  Help Help  ~  Search Person Search  ~  Surname:

disclaimer - terms - copyright