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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:44 am    Post subject: Contrada ? Reply with quote

This is a copy of my grandfather's birth act. I can not make out what the Contrada name where he was born is. Can someone help?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:08 am    Post subject: Re: Contrada ? Reply with quote

Well... think it looks like Avurgia to me!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:52 am    Post subject: Re: Contrada ? Reply with quote

Hi Nuccia,
yes, I can read Avurgia too. This is the name given to a viaduct on the coastal road # 106 near Ardore, there is also a jonction called Ardore-Avurgia. I haven't seen the place, I just read that on a newspaper mentioning road works. I guess it might refer to a nearby stream or to a close small valley having that name. Unfortunately I couldn't find it on google maps so that you could see where it is exactly.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:46 am    Post subject: Re: Contrada ? Reply with quote

Thank you both for that. At least now I know. It was driving me crazy for a while because I couldn't make it out.

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