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#1: Potential breakthrough Author: Poipu04Location: Connecticut PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:42 pm
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We just returned from our outing with our friends from Paduli and I met a man who knew of my great grandfather's family. He knew that he was from a family of 7 brothers (new information for me). Just had to share...I am excited to find out more tommorrow!

#2: Re: Potential breakthrough Author: Cathy PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:58 pm
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That's great!! I can't wait to hear what you find out!!
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#3: Re: Potential breakthrough Author: nucciaLocation: Toronto, Ontario, Canada PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:13 am
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Wow! Good for you, Lori. I can't wait to hear more too.

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#4: Re: Potential breakthrough Author: AlessandraLocation: Naples - Italy PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:32 am
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Wow!!

#5: Re: Potential breakthrough Author: Gina501Location: Houston, Texas PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:22 pm
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Hey that's so cool....
Have you searched any on this? Let me know what you find.

#6: Re: Potential breakthrough Author: Poipu04Location: Connecticut PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:35 pm
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I am just settling in at work and will write more on this later. However, the man knew that my family were blacksmiths and bricklayers, which is consistent with what my great grandfather's birth act said. Unfortunately, the language barrier prevented me from finding out too much else, other than that the family is now big and scattered, but that he knows two branches of it. So, I made him an envelope with my family tree and I labeled in Italian who were the blacksmiths and who were the bricklayers in the old country. I also gave him a copy of my great grandfather's birth act and some family pics labeled in Italian (not that they will recognize anyone, but just so they see what we look like). Several people said that my dad looked like a family member of one of those branches.

#7: Re: Potential breakthrough Author: Poipu04Location: Connecticut PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:04 pm
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P.S. I also met a relative of the woman who issue the copies of the birth acts from the Ufficio Stato Civile. *Can we say networking?* Wink

#8: Re: Potential breakthrough Author: Cathy PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:41 pm
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Well, that could come in handy! Isn't that a stroke of luck!



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