Geneablogy: An occasional Journal about our experiences exploring our heritage

Friday, May 5, 2000

Laura talked to her mom today and got some information about her grandparents. Her grandfather, Luigi Lombardo, was born on 1 February 1896 in Sessa Aurunca, Italy, which, to be honest, looks like it's not too far from where my grandfather was born in San Potito Sannitico. In fact, both towns appear on the same page of the Italian atlas I have, and are both in the same province, Caserta. The Mormons have filmed the records from Sessa Aurunca, but only up to 1865, so we'll have to see what we can do to get the family back a generation or two. Maybe his parents' names will be listed on his death certificate. Sessa Aurunca must be a fairly large place, because there are a lot of microfilms from there.

Laura's grandmother, Elbana Maracci, was born in La Spezia, which is a pretty big town in northern Italy, not far from Genoa. When I looked La Spezia up on the Mormons' web site, all they had was a city directory from 1983.

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