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San Pietro Avellana:

Comune di San Pietro Avellana http://www.comune.sanpietroavellana.is.it/
Museo delle Civiltà e del Costume d'epoca web site no longer active
Official phone numbers in SPA http://www.elenchitelefonici.it/
SPA Pro-Loco (Promoting Tourism to SPA) http://www.prolocosanpietroavellana.it/
Sanpietroturismo - la tua vacanza http://www.sanpietroturismo.it/
LDS Microfilm San Pietro Avellana 1809-1899 (It lists the 12 films from SPA and indexes them by content (Nati, Matrimoni, Pubblicazioni, and Morti) and year.) Napoleon Bonaparte mandated that civilian vital records be kept in Italy beginning in 1809. Registri_dello_stato_civile
Frazzini's in the San Pietro Avellana Phone Book http://paginebianche.virgilio.it
Surnames in San Pietro Avellana http://abruzzo2000.com/genealogy/surnames/is/sanpietro.htm
"FRAZIONI" and "COMUNI"   Province of Isernia http://abruzzo2000.com/genealogy/archives/is_comunifrazioni.htm
Mappe e Cartine di San Pietro Avellana http://www.comuni-italiani.it/094/043/mappa.html
Obtaining Genealogical Records from Molise http://www.rootsweb.com/~itamolis/
LA NOSTRA GENTE (Italiani/Molisani)
http://www.youtube.com/groups_layout?name=molise
San Pietro Avellana Football Team http://www.sanpietroavellanacalcio.it/
 San Pietro Avellana (IS), Molise http://web-facstaff.sas.upenn.edu/~dpd/italica/sanpietroavellana.html
Carovilli photos -  "I just received this link of Carovilli from my God Child. Many Sanpietresi lived in Carovilli after the SPA destruction. Maybe it could be useful to preserve it for historical remembrances or use it at the SPA group link. Best Regards, Vivi'" http://www.meapulchra.it/IL%20PAESE.htm
S. Pietro Avellana sorge sul tratturo Celano-Foggia e prende il nome da un antico monastero di monaci benedettini dedicato a S. Pietro. La chiesa di Sant’Amico è collocata nella zona più alta del paese,dove era l’antica fortezza. La chiesa è annessa alla chiesa parrocchiale dei SS. Pietro e Paolo. http://www.pagus.it/progetto/comuni/spietro/samico/index.htm

Sant'Eufemia a Maiella

Sito ufficiale Sant'Eufemia a Maiella http://www.santeufemia.gov.it/
Historical information about SEaM from the above web site. http://www.santeufemia.gov.it/about Sant Eufemia a Maiella.pdf
Official phone numbers in SEaM http://www.elenchitelefonici.it/
Comunità Montana della Majella e del Morrone - Sant'Eufemia a Majella http://www.uncem.abruzzo.it/cm/maiella-morrone/seufemia.htm
LDS Microfilm Sant'Eufemia a Maiella  1844-1869 (It lists the 10 films from Sant'Eufemia and indexes them by content (Nati, Matrimoni, Pubblicazioni, and Morti) and year.) Napoleon Bonaparte mandated that civilian vital records be kept in Italy beginning in 1809. Registri_dello_stato_civile
LDS Microfilm Caramanico  1809-1865. From 1809 to 1843, Villa Sant'Eufemia was a hamlet (frazione) and vital records were recorded as part of Carmanico. (It lists the 47 films from Caramanico and indexes them by content (Nati, Matrimoni, Pubblicazioni, and Morti) and year.) Napoleon Bonaparte mandated that civilian vital records be kept in Italy beginning in 1809. Registri  dello  stato  civile
DiVecchia's in the Sant'Eufemia a Maiella Phone Book http://paginebianche.virgilio.it
Surnames in Sant'Eufemia a Maiella http://abruzzo2000.com/genealogy/surnames/pe/santeufemia.htm
Parco Nazionale della Majella homepage http://www.parcomajella.it

Santafemì è un’ associazione turistico culturale che si occupa di animare il paese di Sant’ Eufemia a Majella con spettacoli, concerti, feste ecc. . Essa infatti prende il nome dall’ omonima protettrice del paese, Sant’ Eufemia, un tempo chiamata Santafemì. Inoltre l’ associazione collabora con la Pro Loco di Sant’ Eufemia. Per altre informazioni su Santafemì o per iscriversi contattare l’ avv. Coletti o recarsi nella sede in Via Fossato Bonomo 30 Sant’Eufemia a Maiella PE o in Via Raffaello 113 Pescara

Tel 0854711995 tel/fax 085 74442

e-mail: avvcolletti@virgilio.it

http://www.santafemi.altervista.org/
Roccocaramanico Web Site http://www.roccacaramanico.it/index.html
The Italian Archives for Genealogical Research web site, Home | Antenati

 

has been hard at work digitizing the civil records from towns in Italy including Sant'Eufemia a Maiella.
 
We discovered the records from Sant'Eufemia were available last year and now they have added many more records so that it appears that every available civil birth/marriage/death record from 1809 to about 1920 is on-line.

Here are the records that are available:

1809-1815

The Napoleonic Era - most of Italy was under French rule and we can thank Napoleon for forcing the Italians to start civil record keeping. Of course before 1809, the Catholic Church was very diligent in keeping baptism/marriage/death records but, so far, none of the Church records have been digitized that I know of.

Before 1844, Sant'Eufemia was not a separate town and its records were kept in the nearby town, Caramanico. So for 1809-1815 records, we need to look at Caramanico where our town is listed in the records as Villa Sant'Eufemia.

http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.it/v/Archivio+di+Stato+di+Pescara/Stato+civile+napoleonico/Caramanico/

1816-1843

The Restoration Era - Napoleon was kicked out of Italy but Italy was still a group of small regions with no central government. During 1816-1843, record keeping continued and Villa Sant'Eufemia records were still kept in Caramanico

http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.it/v/Archivio+di+Stato+di+Pescara/Stato+civile+della+restaurazione/Caramanico/

1844-1860


The Restoration Era - Record keeping continued but in 1844, Sant'Eufemia became a separate town.

http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.it/v/Archivio+di+Stato+di+Pescara/Stato+civile+della+restaurazione/SantEufemia/

1860-1920

The Reunification Era - the country of Italy came into being with the reunification. Record keeping continued.
The records from 1860-1865 are listed under the town name "Sant'Eufemia" while the records from 1866-1920 are listed under the town name "Sant'Eufemia a Maiella".

http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.it/v/Archivio+di+Stato+di+Pescara/Stato+civile+italiano/SantEufemia/
http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.it/v/Archivio+di+Stato+di+Pescara/Stato+civile+italiano/SantEufemia+a+Maiella/

These birth/marriage/death records are not complete (in particular, missing almost all of the records from the 1870's). Maybe those missing years will be added in the future or else the records have been lost.

Italian Genealogy sites:

Introduction to Italian Genealogy http://www.regalis.com/introgen.htm
Italian Genealogy http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/html/index.php
Census Online
http://www.census-online.com/links/
Frequently Asked Questions http://www.cimorelli.com/pie/faq/pie_faq3.htm
A Collection of  Potentially Useful Tools http://www.arduini.net/tools/tools01.htm
Italian Letter-Writing Guide http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/RG/guide/LGItalian.ASP
Male Italian Baby Names
http://www.kabalarians.com/male/italianm.htm
Female Italian Baby Names
http://www.kabalarians.com/female/italianf.htm
Italian Names of Biblical Origin http://www.gaminggeeks.org/Resources/KateMonk/Europe-Western/Italy/Biblical.htm
DistantCousin.com
http://www.distantcousin.com/
Italian Occupations and English Equivalents http://home.att.net/~gaetano2/occup.html
Maps showing the province boundaries of the Kingdom of Naples at the time of Napoleon and of Central Southern Italy in the 20th century. http://www.roangelo.net/valente/boundary.html
Italian Given Names from the Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532 http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/florence1282-1532.html
Italian Immigration to the United States http://www.uta.fi/FAST/US2/PAPS/db-italy.html
Americans in the Raw http://www.history.ohio-state.edu/projects/Immigration
Comunes of Italy Surname Database
http://www.comunesofitaly.org/
Surnames in Italy http://www.gens.labo.net/it/cognomi/
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild http://www.immigrantships.net/
The Data Banks
http://www.italians-world.org/Italy/BancaDatiGb.htm
Italians in America
http://www.italianancestry.com/Section6.html
Italian Immigration to Maryland in the Industrial Era http://oriole.umd.edu/~mddlmddl/791/communities/html/italiani.html
The Italian Americans http://www.palmdigitalmedia.com/product/book/excerpt/12277
VALENTE and DiRENZO FAMILY HISTORY http://www.roangelo.net/site-map.html
The Giovanni Agnelli Foundation publishes a semiannual journal dedicated to the Italian emigration and communities in the world, "Altreitalie". You can get a free Internet subscription to "Altreitalie" at the following address: http://www.fondazione-agnelli.it/altreitalie
Giuseppe Garibaldi http://www.italian-american.com/garib-it.htm
Amadeo Peter Giannini (Founder of Bank of America)
http://www.time.com/time/time100/builder/profile/giannini.html

The Abruzzo and Molise Heritage Society
of the Washington, D.C. Area

http://www.abruzzomoliseheritagesociety.org/

Region of Molise

Province of
ISERNIA
http://www.rootsweb.com/~itamolis/11molise_isernia.html
Famous Italians http://www.westirondequoit.org
Italian Handwriting from familysearch.org https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Italy_Handwriting

Old Style Italian Handwriting

http://italianfamilysearch.com
Italian  Genealogical Word List from familysearch.org http://www.familysearch.org/
Comunes of Italy Surname Database
http://www.comunesofitaly.org/
Pugliacitta.it - La tua guida completa sulla Puglia ...
Online dal 4 Luglio 2005 ... All'interno del portale potrai trovare informazioni foto e testi storici su tutti i comuni pugliesi e poi indirizzi e telefoni di tutti gli hotel, camping, agrituirismi, agenzie immobiliari e molto altro ancora. Vieni subito a visitarci  resterai sicuramente affascinato.
http://www.pugliacitta.it/
Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. http://www.ellisisland.org/
JewishGen's   Ellis Island Database One-Step Search Tools http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/EIDB/
Causes (Grounds) for Exclusion Noted on BSI (Board of Special Inquiry) Lists, circa 1903-1924 http://www.dvhh.org/dta/usa/general-research/alien_detentions.htm
The Battery Conservancy is preparing to launch CastleGarden.org on August  1, 2005 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the  immigrant depot at Castle Garden on August 1, 1855.

From the site "Castle Clinton was built in anticipation of the War of 1812. A decade later it was renamed Castle Garden and was transformed into the City's premier cultural center. By 1855, successive landfills had enlarged the Park to encompass Castle Garden and the structure became America's first immigrant receiving center, welcoming 8.5 million people before it was succeeded by Ellis Island."

The following quote is from http://stevemorse.org/ellis/faqc.htm

"101. Is this the Castle Garden ship records or is it the New York Passenger Arrivals list?

That's one and the same thing depending on the years involved.  This database covers the New York passenger arrivals from 1851 to 1891.  Between the years of 1855 and 1890 all passengers arriving in New York were processed at Castle Garden.  Prior to 1855 passengers were not processed -- they simply walked off the ship.  During 1890 and 1891 they were processed at the Barge Office and after that at Ellis Island.  So although the large majority of the records in this database are for passengers processed at Castle Garden, there are some additional records as well."
http://www.thebattery.org

http://www.castlegarden.org

Steve Morse's search page for Castle Garden:

http://stevemorse.org/ellis/passengers.php?mode=castle
Italian Baby Names http://babynology.com/italian/index.html
Italian Oral History Institute http://www.iohi.org/
Italy Gen Web http://www.italywgw.org/
Italy Gen Web : List of Archivo di Stati http://www.italywgw.org/contents
Information and statistics on Italian Regions, Provinces and Municipalities. All Cities, Towns and Villages in Italy. Official site, zip codes, population, useful links. http://en.comuni-italiani.it/
ARCHIVI - portale ufficiale dell'Amministrazione Archivistica Italiana http://www.archivi.beniculturali.it/
Infobel Italy - Telephone Directories http://www.infobel.com/italy/
The Order of Sons of Italy in America http://www.osia.org/
Italian Land Finder http://www.landfinder.it/
Italian Genealogy and the Lettopalena / Abruzzo Project http://www.carfang.com/
GENEALOGIE DELLE FAMIGLIE NOBILI DEL MEDITERRANEO http://www.genmarenostrum.com/index.htm
Italianos a Buenos Aires (1882-1920) http://www.cairomontenotte.org
Capracotta.com -  Sito ufficiale del Comune di Capracotta http://www.capracotta.com/
Italian Citizenship & Genealogy Services http://www.myitaliancitizenship.com/index.jsp
Provinces and Regions of Italy http://www.statoids.com/uit.html
Italian Form Letter Generator http://circolocalabrese.org/resources/letters/index.asp
TRAFFORD R. COLE, author of Italian Genealogical Records http://genealogypro.com/italroots.html

http://www.italiangen.org/Colebio.stm
My Kith & Kin
Genealogy research services by Paola Manfredi who originally microfilmed the San Pietro Avellana civil records for the LDS church.
http://www.mykithandkin.com/
Google Books scan of the book  "Colorado and the Italians in Colorado" by Dr. Giovanni Perilli. Google Books
Index by Bonnie Garramone to the book  "Colorado and the Italians in Colorado" by Dr. Giovanni Perilli. Google has not scanned this index. I saw a copy when I visited the Denver Public Library in 2010. Google Books
In the Abruzzi : Macdonell, Anne Internet Archive
Nova Roma is an international organization dedicated to the study and restoration of ancient Roman culture. http://www.novaroma.org/nr/Main_Page
Tramandato nei secoli il vero Vocabolario della Lingua Abruzzese

"This site tells you what a particular Abruzzese word means in Italian. You can then use a translator (eg. http://www.freetranslation.com) to translate the Italian into English. Enzo Pantalone"
http://www.abruzzo.fm/archivio/treppecore/treppecore.html
The LDS church had microfilmed many civil records from Italy. They have always been available at the Family History Centers around the county. Now familysearch.org is starting to make those microfilms available on-line. In Feb of 2012, Wilberta DiVencenzo told me of the first set that we might be interested in. These are birth/marriage/death/misc records from the town of Castel di Sangro which is nearby to San Pietro Avellana. There was a lot intermarrying between these towns and these records no doubt contain the names of many people born in SPA or who lived in SPA after marriage. You have register for this site, but its free. https://familysearch.org/pal:/
LDS Microfilms of Southern Italian Civil records http://generousgenealogists.com
The Dark Side of Genealogy http://generousgenealogists.com
Don’t be a “Stand on the shoulders of Others” Genealogist http://generousgenealogists.com
Definitive Tangible Proof http://generousgenealogists.com
World War I: Online Database of the Italian victims

Do you have ancestors or distant relatives who died during WWI ? There is someone missing in your genealogy tree who died between 1915 and 1918? It’s long time ago but a lot of Italians lost their lives during the First World War.

Maybe our grandparents told us about a brother or an uncle who never came back to the village from the war.

Now it’s possible to search online the big database of Italians who died during the war: there are more than 600,000.

In history books we can easily read the name of the generals of the Italian army but we will never know the names of the soldiers. On the internet site http://www.cadutigrandeguerra.it you can search for people by entering a surname (or a part of it).

This is a useful tool to know more about our Italian families. And it’s a good way to remember forever the names of people who gave their lives to our Italian homeland.
http://www.cadutigrandeguerra.it

rootsweb.com Message Boards:

On these message boards, you can contact other people with similar interests
RootsWeb.com Home Page
RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project: DiVecchia/Frazzini Genealogy
(this is an older version of my family tree)
RootsWeb Mailing List Archives

     Family Names
RootsWeb Message Boards [ Buzzelli ]
RootsWeb Message Boards [ Carlini ]
RootsWeb Message Boards [ Carlino ]
RootsWeb Message Boards [ Colaianni ]
RootsWeb Message Boards [ Colaizzi ]
RootsWeb Message Boards [ Delvecchio ]
RootsWeb Message Boards [ Dicianno ]
RootsWeb Message Boards [ Dilorenzo ]
RootsWeb Message Boards [ Di Lorenzo ]
RootsWeb Message Boards [ Dimenna ]
RootsWeb Message Boards [ Di Nardo ]
RootsWeb Message Boards [ DiPietrantonio ]
RootsWeb Message Boards [ Di Pietro ]
RootsWeb Message Boards [ Disanza ]
RootsWeb Message Boards [ Frazzini ]
RootsWeb Message Boards [ Gasbarro ]
RootsWeb Message Boards [ Lorenzo ]
RootsWeb Message Boards [ Labate ]
RootsWeb Message Boards [ Mariani ]
RootsWeb Message Boards [ Morelli ]
RootsWeb Message Boards [ Palumbo ]
RootsWeb Message Boards [ Pantalone ]
RootsWeb Message Boards [ Quaranta ]
RootsWeb Message Boards [ Ricci ]
Rossi Family Genealogy Forum
RootsWeb Message Boards [ Rossi ]
RootsWeb Message Boards [ Riche ]
RootsWeb Message Boards [ Zaccagnini ]
     Town and Province Names
RootsWeb Message Boards [ Teramo ]
RootsWeb Message Boards [ Pescara ]
RootsWeb Message Boards [ Isernia ]
RootsWeb Message Boards [ L'Aquila ]
RootsWeb Message Boards [ Chieti ]
RootsWeb Message Boards [ Campobasso ]

Other Family Genealogy Sites:

Photos and Documents from the family of Gene Frazzini. His grandfather is Carlo Antonio Frazzini (b 1871) and can be found on my Frazzini Graphical Tree Part 4. http://www.peanutandpickle.com/Tod/Frazzini/
I am researching the Gatti family from Italy. My great grandfather was Erminio Gatti born on October 22, 1889. He married Concetta Frazzini and moved to the United States with their first son Primo. They eventually settled in Rock Springs, Wyoming and raised a family of 6 boys and 1 girl.
(Mark's note: Erminio and Concetta are buried at Mountain View Cemetery in Rock Springs, WY)
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/t
Ancestors of Mary June Morrelli (Morelli)

The Acker's
http://www.innerjournies.com/Camellia


http://www.innerjournies.com/Camellia
Buzzelli International Message Board http://groups.msn.com/BuzzelliInternational

Buzzelli International Home Page & Family Tree

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b
Colaianni & Colajanni
Genealogy tree in the world, Albero Genealogico, Genealogia Colajanni Colaianni
http://www.colaianni.it/
d'Alena Web Site a cura di Alfonso di Sanza d'Alena
<alfonsodisanzadalenayahoo.it>
http://www.casadalena.it/
                                                      Alfonso's family tree http://www.casadalena.it/.../accueil.htm
Elizabetta Cincione's Ancestors http://www.the-pagorias.com/buzzelli.htm
Lembo Family Web Site http://www.lembofamily.com/
Paduli in America

A site for the exchange of information among the descendants of Paduli in America.  This site is dedicated to my grandparents, Rocco D'Angelis (17 December 1891 - 28 March 1965) and Maria Teresa Mainiero (1 December 1897 - 12 May 1974) and to the hundreds of other Padulesi of the first generation who came to America betwen the 1800s and the 1920s

http://www.paduli-in-america.net/pages/1/index.htm
Documents for the Family History of
Giovanni VALENTE (1887-1969) and Nunziata DiRENZO (1897-1983),
spouses of Gambatesa, Italy, and Camden, New Jersey, and their Ancestors back to 1690
http://www.roangelo.net/valente/
Descendants of Donata d'Alena http://www.genmarenostrum.com
Iannacchione/Carlino family of Mike Scozzari http://www.michaelscozzari.com/Website/Home.html

Denver and other Colorado Sites:

Colorado Clues by Rita Timm http://coloradoclues.com/
Colorado Dept of Personal & Administration - Historical Records Index Search http://accipiter.state.co.us/archive/publicrecordsearch.do
Denver's History in Post Cards http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~rocky/PostcardHTML
History of the American West - Photographs from the Collection of the Denver Public Library http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award97/codhtml/hawphome.html
Colorado's Historical Newspaper Collection
http://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/
Tri-County Obituary Database (Huerfano, Las Animas, and Pueblo) http://www.kmitch.com/Pueblo/obits/obitindex.html
Colorado State Archives http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/
Colorado State Archives Research Request http://www.archives.state.co.us/forms/request.htm
Denver Public Library: Western History / Genealogy - Colorado World War One Draft Registration Cards http://denverlibrary.org/whg/gene/codraft.html
Denver Probate Court, sometimes referred to as the 24th Judicial District http://denverprobatecourt.org/
Mountain View Cemetery, Pueblo, CO http://www.montgomerysteward.com/genealogy.html
Gaetano’s Family Restaurant http://www.gaetanositalian.com/
Jefferson Randolph Smith, II http://soapysmith.net/
Lou "The Fixer" Blonger (May 13, 1849–April 20, 1924 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Blonger
Blonger Brothers http://www.blongerbros.com/
Las Animas County, Colorado http://www.kmitch.com/LasAnimas/index.html
http://www.kmitch.com/Pueblo/obits/obitindex.html
COGenWeb county site for Las Animas County Colorado http://www.usroots.com/~colorado/index.htm
Colorado USGenWeb Archives http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/co/cofiles.htm#cntyindex
Colorado USGenWeb Archives - complete Pueblo County 1930 census http://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/co/pueblo/1930/
Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, CO http://www.roselawnpueblo.com/index.php
Pueblo Country Resources
http://www.kmitch.com/Pueblo/index.html
Colorado GenWeb Archives Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Pueblo County  (somewhat out of date) http://usgwarchives.net/co/pueblo/costones/roselawn.htm
Colorado Tombstone Photo Project http://usgwarchives.net/co/costones/index.htm
http://www.springsgov.com/cemetery/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabindex=1&tabid=2
A History of Coal Mining In Las Animas County, Colorado http://www.sangres.com/history/coalhistory01.htm
COLORADO VETERANS’ GRAVE REGISTRATIONS
1862 - 1949
http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/military/graves/index.html
Life is Life: A Mining Family in The West  by Eric Margolis http://courses.ed.asu.edu/margolis/life/homepageexp.htm
Victor-American Hastings mine explosion 121 men died 27 Apr 1917 http://www.rebelgraphics.org/hastings_121dead.html
Ludlow Massacre http://www.cobar.org
Ludlow Monument re-dedication, June 5, 2005 http://www.rebelgraphics.org/ludlow_second_century.html
Pueblo County @ rootsweb.com http://www.kmitch.com/Pueblo/index.html
Huerfano County @ rootsweb.com http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/index.html
Pueblo County, Colorado Cemeteries http://www.kmitch.com/Pueblo/cemeteries.html
Denver Italians Stories from The Center for Digital Storytelling http://milehighstories.com/?page_id=2
History Colorado - The Colorado Historical Society http://www.historycolorado.org/

The Italians of Denver
April 20, 2007 - July 6, 2008

http://coloradohistory.org/exhibits/Italians/Ital_exhibit.html
Denver Obituary Index from the Denver Public Library http://history.denverlibrary.org/research/denver_obit_project/
William P Horan Burial Records, Index 1900 to 1956 http://history.denverlibrary.org/research/horan/
Primero Colorado ghost towns--past and present
History of Las Animas County
Early Photos of Colorado mining camps and towns
Sequendo History of Las Animas County
Early Photos of Colorado mining camps and towns
Google Maps
Tercio History of Las Animas County
Google Maps
Berwind Las Animas County Ghost Towns
Ludlow Las Animas County Ghost Towns
The Denver Catholic Register: Historical Archives - 17 Mar 1900 to the present. Archdiocese of Denver Web Site

Minnesota Sites:

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MINNESOTA DEATH RECORDS INDEX
http://www.rootsweb.com/~mnstloui/slcmndin.htm
How to obtain a birth or death certificate or non-certified copy of a record http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/chs/osr/
Minnesota Death Certificates Index
http://people.mnhs.org/dci/
Iron Range Research Center http://www.ironrangeresearchcenter.org/

Utah Sites:

Ogden City Cemetery (use Internet Explorer only)
http://ims.ogdencity.com/cemetery/default.asp
Utah History Research Center - Index Search http://historyresearch.utah.gov/indexes/index.html
Utah Cemetery Records
Utah Historical Society
Eric Browning
ebrowning@utah.gov
http://history.utah.gov/research_and_collections/cemeteries/index.html
Utah Burials Search http://history.utah.gov/apps/burials/execute/searchburials
Utah Division of State Archives - Index Search
http://archives.utah.gov/indexsearch.htm
Utah Digital Newspapers http://www.lib.utah.edu/digital/unews/
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
(Prospero's Italian American Bank is on sheet 42 in Ogden, UT
http://www.lib.utah.edu/digital/sanborn/
J. W Marriott Digitized Collections http://content.lib.utah.edu/cgi-bin/advsearch.exe
Italian Prisoners of War in Utah http://www.gentracer.com/ItalianPrisonersofWarinUtah.html
Ligori's Pizza & Pasta (Ogden, UT)

Date:            Mon, 07 Aug 2006 20:04:32 +0000 (GMT)
From:            "abcntnetzero.net" <abcnt@netzero.net>
Subject:         Re: Morelli restaurant in Ogden??

My Uncle Michael  & Aunt Lucy Morelli are half owner's of Ligori's in Ogden  The cook Ligori is the other half owner. It is a small pizza & Pasta place (near the May Kay Dee Hospital). The address is 4421 Harrison Blvd. They seldom visit there.

My Uncle Michael  & Aunt Lucy Morelli are full owner's of Ligori's in Layton (approx. 5 mile south) It is a big restaurant (near Hillfield Military Base). 2798 N. 400  W. Hillfield Ave. If you were interested in meeting them, they prefer to visit there sometimes, however they are seldom there themselves. They have a manager that runs the place.

Your amici,
Bob Morrison
http://www.ligorispizzaandpasta.com/
UtahRails.net - Information about the history of railroading in Utah, along with other information about Utah's history, including railroad-related industrial and business history. http://utahrails.net/index.php
Newspaper Obituaries - ObituariesHelp.org
Access newspaper obituaries and discover your genealogy online. Discover obituary resources like old newspaper obituaries archives and Download free genealogy forms and printable family tree charts.
http://www.obituarieshelp.org
Death Certificates - Utah State Archives http://historyresearch.utah.gov/indexes/20842.htm
Western States Marriage Index at BYU http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm

New Jersey Sites:

Passaic County Clerk's Office - Naturalization Records Search
http://records.passaiccountynj.org/press/Clerk/ClerkHomePB.aspx?op=basic

Ohio Sites:

Google News Archive - Youngstown Vindicator, 1893-1894 http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=pqgf-8x9CmQC&dat=19110630&b_mode=2&hl=en
Cleveland Plain Dealer reprints
http://www.plaindealer.com/reprints/index.php
The Cleveland Press Collection http://www.clevelandmemory.org/press/
The Cleveland Necrology File (1850-1975) http://dxsrv4.cpl.org
The Cleveland News Index (after 1975) http://www-catalog.cpl.org/CLENIX
Online Ohio Death Records & Indexes http://www.deathindexes.com/ohio/
Ohio Historical Society - Ohio Death Certificate Index 1913-1944  http://www.ohiohistory.org/dindex/
Ohio Department of Public Health - Vital Records http://www2.odh.ohio.gov/VitStats/vsmain1.htm
Probate Court of Cuyahoga County, Ohio http://www.cuyahogacounty.us/probate/home.htm
Stark County Naturalizations http://www.starkclerk.org/natural/index.html
Search Ohio Deaths 1908-1953 on LDS web site http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch
Newspaper Obituaries - ObituariesHelp.org
Access newspaper obituaries and discover your genealogy online. Discover obituary resources like old newspaper obituaries archives and Download free genealogy forms and printable family tree charts.
http://www.obituarieshelp.org
Death Certificates http://search.labs.familysearch.org/
Steel Valley Voices http://steelvalleyvoices.ysu.edu/
Title
America May not Perish: The Italian-American Fight against the Ku Klux Klan in the Mahoning Valley
Author
Zampogna, Ashley Marie
http://etd.ohiolink.edu
"Local activists from the Pro-Yo Party and the ITAM (Post 12) are working to make Brier Hill a Sister-City/"Cugin" Community of San Pietro Avellana (Isernia). San Pietro is a small village in the Apennine hills of Southeastern Italy that is the ancestral home of many Italian Americans in the Youngstown area." Found in Wikipedia article on Youngstown's Brier Hill neighborhood. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brier_Hill
1953-2012 Salem (OH) News Obituaries http://www.salem.lib.oh.us/index.php?q=node/49
Columbiana County Naturalization Records http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcolumb/natur/order.html
This database contains records of burials at Grandview Cemetery, 1399 Franklin Ave, Salem OH 44460. http://www.salem.lib.oh.us/index.php?q=node/50
From Ben Laricca:

I wanted to know why my maternal grandfather, Giangregorio Mendozzi, left the sheep herding trade and his country for Youngstown, Ohio.  My research ended up as a bilingual article published on the website www.amicidicapracotta. Though Grandpa was from Capracotta, my study applies to any of the mountain villages in Abruzzo and Molise where the "transumanza," long distance sheep herding, was an important trade.

Ben Lariccia
former Youngstowner, Eastside
http://www.amicidicapracotta.com/from-shepherds-to-ohio-steelworkers/
Italiano: http://www.amicidicapracotta.com/pastori-italiani-diventano-metalmeccanici-in-ohio/

Pennsylvania Sites:

Google News Archives - Beaver Falls Tribune (Beaver Falls, PA), 1912-1915, 1921-1928 http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=uoIO7Ko97q4C&dat=19220729&b_mode=2&hl=en
Google News Archives - The Daily News (Beaver, PA), 1906-1948 http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=0MsrIDK0EWAC&dat=19070625&b_mode=2&hl=en
Google News Archives - The Beaver County Times (Beaver, PA), 1954,  1958, 1960-2007 (1954 and 1958 are Beaver Valley Times) http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=QLZAdv6BrvsC&dat=19630412&b_mode=2&hl=en
Google News Archives - The Beaver Valley Times (Beaver, PA), 1946-1960 http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=PRLG7g5oK-wC&dat=19500928&b_mode=2&hl=en

Act 110 – Public Records

On December 15, 2011, Governor Tom Corbett approved Senate Bill 361. This bill amends the Act of June 29, 1953 (P.L. 304, No. 66), known as the Vital Statistics Law of 1953, to provide for public access to certain birth and death certificates after a fixed amount of time has passed. This legislation provides that such documents become public records 105 years after the date of birth or 50 years after the date of death.

http://www.portal.state.pa.us/

and

Ancestry.com Pennsylvania
Beaver County PA - USGenWeb Project http://www.impactvr.com/beaver1.html
Beaver County Courthouse for Declaration of Intention and Naturalization Records (use Internet Explorer only) http://www.co.beaver.pa.us
Woodlawn Cemetery
450 Penn Avenue
Aliquippa, PA 15001
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Egidio Faiella - American-Italian Mandolino http://www.mandolinista.com/
Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area
http://www.riversofsteel.com/
Cemetery Tombstone Inscriptions and/or Contributed Records
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

From Wilberta Illig:
"There are a lot of St. Mary's Cemeteries in the Pittsburgh area, but "St. Mary's (R.C.) Cemetery, Lawrenceville, PA" is where the Italians in Bloomfield area buried their family members in the early years.  When the cemetery started getting  full, the Italians then went to Calvary Cemetery in  Hazelwood.  There is a search box on the first webpage to search whole site by surname. You'll find many SPA surnames there. Some of my Mariani's are buried in St. Mary's."
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~njm1/tombs.htm
Building at 600 Smithfield Street http://images.library.pitt.edu
Adams Memorial Library ( Latrobe, PA ) Dead-A-Base http://www.adamslib.org/catalogs/deadabase/
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Obituary Archives (early 2000 onward) http://classified.post-gazette.com/obituaries/archive.asp
Western PA Naturalizations at www.footnote.com http://www.footnote.com/
People for Better Pennsylvania Historical Records Access  (PaHR-Access) - " We are ordinary people who literally want to have better access to Pennsylvania's historical records. Our main concern is the restricted state death certificates. " http://users.rcn.com/timarg/PaHR-Access.htm
Newspaper Obituaries - ObituariesHelp.org
Access newspaper obituaries and discover your genealogy online. Discover obituary resources like old newspaper obituaries archives and Download free genealogy forms and printable family tree charts.
http://www.obituarieshelp.org
People for Better Pennsylvania Historical Records Access  (PaHR-Access) - We are asking for your help in a grassroots effort to have Pennsylvania make its older state death certificates much more accessible and available online http://users.rcn.com/timarg/PaHR-Access.htm
Death Certificates - Philadelphia, PA. 1803-1915 http://search.labs.familysearch.org/
Diocese of  Pittsburgh ARCHIVES AND RECORDS CENTER

From Ken Unico:
The Diocese of Pgh (which encompasses Allegheny County and many of the surrounding counties) has centralized all of their parish records. While these records are not available to the public, the diocese archivists will perform any research you desire for a very  reasonable fee. I have used them in the past, and they are extremely knowledgeable and know exactly where to look for records (for example. they would know which churches in the Diocese were frequented by Italians.) 

Carnegie Library

Another valuable resource  can be found at the Pennsylvania Room of  the Carnegie Library in Oakland.  Many of the Allegheny County Courthouse records have been microfilmed and moved there. On top of this, library has been indexing the obituary records for as long as I can remember. However, most of the information at the library cannot be accessed on-line.   You have to go to the library
http://www.diopitt.org/archives/archives.htm
The Village of Homewood Junction (Racine) http://www.homewoodjunction.net/frames.html

These are ancestry.com sites that require an account to access:
1900 Census Aliquippa, PA http://content.ancestry.com
1920 Census Aliquippa, PA http://content.ancestry.com
1930 Census Aliquiippa, PA http://content.ancestry.com

Beaver County, PA Newspapers

Google has scans of the main newspaper from the Beaver County, PA area. Called the Beaver Valley Times and then the Beaver County Times, Google has scans from 1950 up to about 2005. Wilberta told me about an earlier newspaper, the Daily Times which cover the 1930's and 1940's (also includes the yet earlier "Beaver Times".

Since many Italians ended up in Beaver County (including of course, both of my parents), I thought I would let everyone know about the scans.

To access the scans, go to Google News Archive Search at:
http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=&btnG=Search+Archives&ned=us&hl=en&scoring=a

Type in a search word (or words) and the SOURCE newspaper like this:

divecchio source:"Beaver County Times"
divecchio source:"Beaver Valley Times"
frazzini source:"Daily Times"

These are a great source for Obituaries and marriage announcements.

Arizona:

SANDIA MEMORY GARDENS
9500 San Pedro N.E.
Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cemetery
The Tombstone Transcription Project - Bernalillo Co. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Death Certificates - Arizona Department of Health Services http://genealogy.az.gov/
Western States Marriage Index at BYU http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm

New Mexico Sites:

ColfaxCounty NMGenweb Page http://www.rootsweb.com/%7Eusgenweb/nm/nmfiles.htm
New Mexico Death Index Project http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/nm/nmdi.htm
Arthur Johnson Memorial Library
Raton, NM
244 Cook Avenue
Raton NM 87740
(505) 445-9711
Dawson Tragedy http://dawson.vps.it/
Dawson Cemetery at www.findagrave.com http://www.findagrave.com
Newspaper Obituaries - ObituariesHelp.org
Access newspaper obituaries and discover your genealogy online. Discover obituary resources like old newspaper obituaries archives and Download free genealogy forms and printable family tree charts.
http://www.obituarieshelp.org
Western States Marriage Index at BYU http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm

Nevada Sites:

Nevada Northern Railway
http://www.greatbasinheritage.org/nnry.htm
USGenWeb Nevada Page
http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/nv/wpinearc.htm
rootsweb.com  White Pine County Nevada Page http://resources.rootsweb.com/USA/NV/WhitePine/
Webpanda  White Pine County, Nevada, Cemeteries and Burials http://www.webpanda.com/WP_cemeteries/
Nevada Northern & Railroads of White Pine County http://nn.railfan.net/
East Ely Railroad Depot Museum http://dmla.clan.lib.nv.us/docs/museums/ely/ely.htm
Ely KOA http://www.koa.com/where/nv/28106/
Here are four articles written by Ben Lariccia, Ben's family was from Capracotta.
http://www.abruzzoheritage.com/magazine/2001_01/0101_b.htm
http://www.abruzzoheritage.com/magazine/2001_10/0110_c.htm
http://www.abruzzoheritage.com/magazine/2001_02/0102_b.htm
http://www.abruzzoheritage.com/magazine/2001_12/0112_c.htm
Ely Times Obituaries http://www.elynews.com/obituaries/
Ely Times Advanced Article Search http://www.elynews.com/shared-content/search/index.php?search
Reno Gazette Journal Obituaries http://www.legacy.com/RGJ/Obituaries.asp
Newspaper Obituaries - ObituariesHelp.org
Access newspaper obituaries and discover your genealogy online. Discover obituary resources like old newspaper obituaries archives and Download free genealogy forms and printable family tree charts.
http://www.obituarieshelp.org
Western States Marriage Index at BYU http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm

Idaho:

BYU Idaho - Family History Center
http://abish.byui.edu
BYU Idaho - Special Collections
http://abish.byui.edu
Web Site of Gary Feuerstein which mentions some of the
Colaianni family and the Star Grocery in Pocatello
http://www.endex.com
or
http://www.endex.com
Western States Marriage Index at BYU http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm

Illinois Sites:

Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre–1916

http://www.sos.state.il.us
Cook County Clerk's Office -  Vital Records for Chicago and Cook county. http://66.107.4.37/sub/vital_records.asp
Online Chicago & Cook County, Illinois Death Records & Indexes A Genealogy Guide for Finding Death Certificates, Obituaries & Other Records http://www.deathindexes.com/illinois/cook.html
You Don't Have to Say Goodbye When Someone You Love Dies http://blogcritics.org

California Sites:

San Diego County Recorder for Birth/Death Certificates http://arcc.co.san-diego.ca.us/services/birthdeath_certificates.aspx
Los Angeles Public Library - Sources for Vital Records In California http://www.lapl.org/resources/guides/vital_records.html
CA Dept of Public Health - Obtaining Certified Copies of Birth & Death Records http://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/birthdeathmar/Pages/CertifiedCopiesofBirthDeathRecords.aspx
Western States Marriage Index at BYU http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm

Lousiana Sites:

Rodger M. Payne, Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
(Research on S'Amico in Donaldsonville, LA)
http://www.artsci.lsu.edu

Michigan Sites:

Archives of Michigan Naturalization Record Indexes http://www.michigan.gov/hal/0,1607,7-160-17449_18635_20684---,00.html

West Virginia Sites:

West Virginia Division of Culture and History - Vital Records Search http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/
Death Certificates - West Virginia Division of Culture and History http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx  or (www.wvculture.org) (Archives and History) (Births, Deaths, and Marriages) (Deaths)

USA Sites:

They Changed Our Name at Ellis Island
by Donna Przecha
http://www.genealogy.com

American Names / Declaring Independence
by Marian L. Smith, INS Historian

http://uscis.gov/graphics/aboutus/history/articles/NameEssay.html
County Maps Nevada
Colorad
Pennsylvania
Massachusetts
New Mexico
Cyndi's List http://www.cyndislist.com/
State Maps showing counties from the Census http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/printmaps.html
Godfrey Memorial Library http://www.godfrey.org/
Godfrey Memorial Library Quick Links
http://www.godfrey.org/quick_links.html
Expats in Italy
http://www.expatsinitaly.com/
NARA    National Archives and Records Administration http://www.archives.gov/
TheOldenTimes.com: Historic Newspapers Online http://theoldentimes.com/

Cemetery Junction

http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/index.html
ZABASEARCHtm http://www.zabasearch.com/
AmericanMafia.com http://www.americanmafia.com/
Department of Veterans Affairs FOIA Requests http://www.va.gov/oit/cio/foia/guide.asp
USCIS Genealogy Program http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem
VA - Obtaining Military Records & Medals http://www.cem.va.gov/records.htm
1973 File at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/fire-1973.html
Find A Grave http://www.findagrave.com/
Human Family Tree: Shallow Roots
by: Matt Crenson
http://www.wired.com
US Cities Gazetteer Data for 42,500 US Cities, Towns & ZIP Codes http://www.hometownlocator.com/
National Archives - Naturalization Records http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/naturalization/
Background History of the United States Naturalization Process http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/natinfo.htm
NIOSH Mining Safety and Health Research - Historical Mine Disasters http://www.cdc.gov/Niosh/mining/statistics/disasters.htm
Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov
Microsoft Excel Viewer to view Excel spreadsheets http://www.microsoft.com/downloads

Naturalization Records
By Walter Hickey

http://www.rootsweb.com/~mafsocna/naturalization.htm
Online Searchable Death Indexes for the USA
Includes Obituaries, Cemeteries & the Social Security Death Index
http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/deathrecords.html
Italian American Network http://www.italianamericannetwork.com/ianet/
Legacy.com http://www.legacy.com/Obituaries.asp
Historical Aerials http://www.historicaerials.com/
National Archives and Records Administration. World War II Army Enlistment Records, created, 6/1/2002 - 9/30/2002, documenting the period ca. 1938 - 1946 http://aad.archives.gov
Newspaper Obituaries - ObituariesHelp.org
Access newspaper obituaries and discover your genealogy online. Discover obituary resources like old newspaper obituaries archives and Download free genealogy forms and printable family tree charts.
http://www.obituarieshelp.org/
Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/
People Search: Genealogy Resources  - peoplefinders.com http://www.peoplefinders.com/article-people-search-genealogy-resources.aspx
The National Archives  -  Nursing Service Records, First World War http://nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/nursing.asp
The National Archives  -  First World War Medal Index Cards http://nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/medals.asp
Search America's historic newspapers pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities external link and the Library of Congress. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/
Passenger lists of vessels arriving at New York, 1820-1897 https://archive.org
Library of Congress - Historic American Newspapers http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/newspapers/
Google Newspaper Archives http://news.google.com/newspapers

These are ancestry.com sites that require an account to access:
Search http://www.ancestry.com/search/
Search from ancestry.com's genealogy research page (beginners should start here) http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/
Search US Census Records http://www.ancestry.com
Search Obituary Records http://www.ancestry.com
Search  New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 http://content.ancestry.com
Search U.S. Naturalization Records Indexes, 1794-1995 http://content.ancestry.com
Kids are Worth It - web site of Barbara Coloroso (Colarosa)
http://www.kidsareworthit.com/
Free Family Tree Templates in PDF form http://www.obituarieshelp.org/free_printable_blank_family_tree.html
WWII Draft Registration Records http://genealogy.about.com/od/records/p/wwii_draft.htm
WWI Draft Age Registrations Requirements Law http://genforum.genealogy.com/wwi/messages/6541.html
Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) http://www.rrb.gov/mep/genealogy.asp
Trace Your Family Roots From Immigration to US Citizenship: A Genealogy Guide http://www.uscitizenship.info/

Italian Language Sites

Language Learning Library - Itallian http://www.languagelearninglibrary.org

Maps and Photographs

Multimap.com – Online Maps to Everywhere http://www.multimap.com/
Aerial Reconnaissance Archives http://www.evidenceincamera.co.uk/

If you want to search for your ancestors, here are a few hints.


Useful technical sites:

Deciphering Old Handwriting

http://www.amberskyline.com/treasuremaps/oldhand.html

Dating Old Photos

http://www.printerinks.com/dating-old-photographs.html

http://www.familychronicle.com/dating.htm
http://genealogy.about.com/hobbies/genealogy/cs/photodating/

Medical Conditions

http://www.rootsweb.com/~billingh/disease.shtml

Universal Relationship Chart

http://www.rootsweb.com/~billingh/relation.shtml
 

A Guide to Interpreting Passenger List Annotations

http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Manifests/

Birth Date Calculator

http://www.progenealogists.com/birthfromdeath.htm

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