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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:21 pm    Post subject: Help with a translation... Reply with quote

Since discovering my gr-gr-gr grandfather's death act (I discussed it in another thread yesterday) I wanted to write a letter to Messina to obtain his birth and possibly his parents marriage.

Would it be better to write to The Archivo di Messina or The Comune di Messina? Any suggestions?

I wrote this (very bad) letter in Italian (Circolo Calabrese website generator)
Could anyone help me clean it up? Also, could something be inserted that I would like the full extract, with the important info (instead of a summary).

I am planning on sending money with this letter, any advice on that would be great as well.

here is my (rough) letter:

01 giugno 2008
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Comune di Messina
98100 MESSINA ME
ITALY

Egregi Signori,
Mi chiamo James Bianco, ed abito negli Stati Uniti all'indirizzo sopradetto. Cerco informazioni sul mio trisavolo, Luigi Bianco. Nato nel comune di Messina. Cerco questi dati per conoscere meglio la mia famiglia, e per trovare i miei parenti rimasti in Italia.
Vi sarei molto grato se poteste spedirmi l'estratto dell'atto di nascita di Luigi Bianco, in carta libera. Nato verso 1832 figlio Diego Bianco e Antonia Sofia. Sposato Grazia Siniscalchi circa 1860.
Vi sarei molto grato se poteste spedirmi l'estratto dell'atto di matrimonio di Diego Bianco, in carta libera. Sposato Antonia SOFIA circa 1825.

Distinti saluti,

James Bianco


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Help with a translation... Reply with quote

JamesBianco wrote:
I am planning on sending money with this letter, any advice on that would be great as well.
NO: ask if you (eventually) have to send money.

JamesBianco wrote:
Would it be better to write to The Archivo di Messina or The Comune di Messina? Any suggestions?

Give a look: 209.85.135.104/search?...k&cd=3
I think you can write to:

Dott.ssa Maria Intersimone Alibrandi
Responsabile Archivio di Stato di Messina
Via 24 Maggio, 18 is. 291
98100 Messina


01 giugno 2008

Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Comune di Messina
98100 MESSINA ME
ITALY
(Only if you have a negative answer from Archivio di Stato)


Gentile Dott.ssa Alibrandi
mi chiamo James Bianco, ed abito negli Stati Uniti all'indirizzo sopradetto. Cerco informazioni riguardo al mio trisavolo, Luigi Bianco, nato nel Comune di Messina. Cerco questi dati per conoscere meglio la mia famiglia, e per trovare i miei parenti rimasti in Italia.
Le sarei molto grato se potesse spedirmi la copia integrale dell'atto di nascita di Luigi Bianco, nato all'incirca nel 1832, figlio di Diego Bianco e Antonia Sofia, sposato con Grazia Siniscalchi circa nel 1860.
Le sarei molto grato, inoltre, se riuscisse a trovare anche l'atto di matrimonio di Diego Bianco e Antonia SOFIA (circa 1825; anche in questo caso necessiterei della copia integrale dell'atto).
Se per motivi d'ufficio non poteste inviare queste informazioni tramite mail, vi prego di indicarmi in quale modo posso provvedere alle spese per l'invio dei documenti cartacei.

Distinti saluti,

James Bianco


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Help with a translation... Reply with quote

Shocked Wow!

Thank you so much Luca for that translation!! I will send first to the Archivio and then if no response, the Comune.

I will make sure to update this thread with their response.

A million thanks!

Jim

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Help with a translation... Reply with quote

See Jim,

I told you NOT to send any money unless they ask you. Smile

I have also been busy trying to write some letters to see how far back I can go on my dad's line. I can't seem to get further than his grandparents because like your family they kept moving around so much. Besides, these tiny towns in Reggio..they could have been for anywhere!

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