Question about an Ancestor parentage.

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Hello!! My great-great-grandfather Américo Bartolomé Pulice was born in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the year of 1897, the problem being that in his birth certificate he appears as Américo Bartolomé ILLEGITIMATE son of parents not mentioned. Then in 1922 Américo rectified his birth certificate in court and was then stated that he was the LLEGITIMATE son of Italians Pietro Pulice and Maria De Napole.

How is possible? Could Américo have been adopted by Pulice and De Napole as a child? Or Could he have been their biological son but born before they got married? But in either case why he would wait untill 1922 to rectified his parentage?

Pulice and De Napole had three llegitimate daughters born between 1903 and 1908.

English is not my first language, sorry if i made some mistakes while writing.

Thank you!!
asked in Genealogy Help by Santiago Demicheli G2G Rookie (250 points)
It does not directly answer your question, but it is not unknown for a child to "legitimate" their own birth at an adult age, or for the parents to do so once it is no longer an embarrassment.

I have a cousin who had their birth certificate re-issued 40-plus years after they were born, naming the father and fixing the last name at birth to be the father's name, not the mother's.  I have another cousin who was known by his father's name, but died with the same last name as his mother's - which was the name under which my cousin was originally registered after birth.

It doesn't seem to matter which country, it just seems to happen with some folk, for their own reasons.

I hope you find the answer to whether your great-great-grandfather was adopted or legitimised. :)

1 Answer

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hola! saludos desde GBA.
podria ser que tu ancestro necesito rectificar su partida. En mi familia, generacion anterior, en Bolivia, la partida de bautismo de mi tio fue mal redactada (pesimamente, quedaba como hijo de su abuela, y su madre quedaba transformada en su padre). Pero evidentemente no le importo a nadie, o nadie lo vio... hasta que quiso casarse. Entonces, pasados los 20, el hizo corregir el acta, que se agrego al libro pegandola en esa hoja.
por cierto, valdria la pena buscar el acta de bautismo de tu ancestro, a ver que dice. Puede echar luz sobre el asunto.

voy a traducir un poco para el resto para no ser grosera

It could have been as in my uncle's case: his baptism record was very badly written, changing names mother/grandmother, etc. But maybe nobody noticed it. When he was adult and wanted to get marry, the mistakes popped out, so he made to fix it, and the new register was add to the book. BTW, look for the baptism act, it could add something.
answered by L. Chavarria G2G3 (3.5k points)

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