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#1: New member originally from Chicago, ancestors from Potenza Author: CrapulloLocation: Northern California PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:42 pm
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Hello, my cousins and I have been editing a family history and have discovered our Italian ancestors were not from "the toe of the boot" as we thought but are from Laurenzana in Potenza, Basilicata. So we are very excited and are revising our thinking about our origins. We found my grand father's birth certificate which clearly showed his parents as being from Laurenzana, then I quickly found their marriage information as, indeed, Laurenzana, Potenza, not Calabria!

The last edition of the family history was made in the mid-1970s; it is so much easier now with the internet. I enjoyed claiming the username, Crapullo, as the name has been revised out of my U.S.A. family tree. Looking forward to reading posts on this forum. I already sent an email to add the surname to the database. Thank you,

Crapullo

#2: Re: New member originally from Chicago, ancestors from Potenza Author: nucciaLocation: Toronto, Ontario, Canada PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:01 pm
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Welcome! We're happy to have you here and hope we can help you with your research. It's always exciting to find new information on your family. And I love your choice of username. I was wondering where that came from. What was the original surname? (If there was one)

#3: Re: New member originally from Chicago, ancestors from Poten Author: CrapulloLocation: Northern California PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:15 pm
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Hi Nuccia,

This is the information I got excited about:

Name: Marone, Rosa Carmela
Spouse: Egidiantonio Crapullo
Location: ITALY
Region: Laurenzana, Potenza, Basilicata

We believe that was about 1870.

Not sure but Crapullo seems uncommon. Doesn't come up at all now on searches on current Italian sites but does show up in the U.S., only in New York State. Family legend is that the name changed when the kids went to school in the 1880s. That name still has Cr*p in it and some people over the generations have changed it. That variation will probably be gone also in a few years.

Maybe the 1870 Crapullo spelling was a variation itself; so many things to wonder about!

Thank you, I've already found links to useful tidbits; I'm learning a lot.

Crapullo

#4: Re: New member originally from Chicago, ancestors from Poten Author: nucciaLocation: Toronto, Ontario, Canada PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:11 am
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I believe the original surname may have been Crapella
Here is is on GensItalia and you can find it on Steve Morse's Search Engine.

Not sure if this helps but it's a possibility.

#5: Re: New member originally from Chicago, ancestors from Poten Author: nucciaLocation: Toronto, Ontario, Canada PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:20 am
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The LDS has microfilmed Laurenzana so it may be worth it to order a film and see what you can find. While the marriages seem to stope about 1865, there are births which occur after that. You may find one of the couple's children in those films. Here's the info:


authors: Laurenzana (Potenza). Ufficio dello stato civile, (Main Author)
format: Manuscript/On Film
language: Italian
publications: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmati dalla Genealogical Society of Utah, 1995-1997
physical: in 25 bobine di microfilm, 16 mm.
Notes

Microfilm dei registri originali nel Tribunale di Potenza, e nell'Archivio di Stato, Potenza.

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Include indici.

Microfilm ad alta riduzione (42x). Si consiglia di adoperare una macchina ad alto ingrandimento.

Mancano alcuni anni. Anni fuori ordine.

Births, banns, marriages, deaths, miscellaneous documents, supplements from Laurenzana, Potenza, Italy. Text in Italian. Some years missing or out of sequence.
Subjects

* Italy, Potenza, Laurenzana - Civil registration



Film Notes
Note Location Film
Nati, pubblicazioni, matrimoni, morti, diversi 1809-1814 FHL INTL Film 1795865 Items 2-3
Nati, pubblicazioni, matrimoni, morti, diversi 1814, 1813, 1816-1819 FHL INTL Film 1795866
Nati, pubblicazioni, matrimoni, morti, diversi 1820-1824 FHL INTL Film 1795939
Nati, pubblicazioni, matrimoni, morti, diversi 1825-1829 FHL INTL Film 1795940
Nati, pubblicazioni, matrimoni, morti, diversi, allegati 1829-1832 FHL INTL Film 1795941
Nati, pubblicazioni, matrimoni, morti, diversi, allegati 1832-1833 FHL INTL Film 1795942
Nati, pubblicazioni, matrimoni, morti, diversi, allegati 1834-1836 FHL INTL Film 1796048
Nati, pubblicazioni, matrimoni, morti, diversi, allegati 1836-1838 FHL INTL Film 1796049
Nati, pubblicazioni, matrimoni, morti, diversi, allegati 1838-1841 FHL INTL Film 1796050
Nati, pubblicazioni, matrimoni, morti, diversi, allegati 1841-1843 FHL INTL Film 1796051
Nati, pubblicazioni, matrimoni, morti, diversi, allegati 1843-1845 FHL INTL Film 1796052
Nati, pubblicazioni, matrimoni, morti, diversi, allegati 1845-1847 FHL INTL Film 1796053
Nati, pubblicazioni, matrimoni, morti, diversi, allegati 1847-1849 FHL INTL Film 1796054
Nati, pubblicazioni, matrimoni, morti, diversi, allegati 1849-1850 FHL INTL Film 1796055
Nati, pubblicazioni, matrimoni, morti, diversi, allegati 1851-1852 FHL INTL Film 1796056
Nati, pubblicazioni, matrimoni, morti, diversi, allegati 1853-1855 FHL INTL Film 2095178
Nati, pubblicazioni, matrimoni, morti, diversi, allegati 1856-1858 FHL INTL Film 2095179
Nati, pubblicazioni, matrimoni, morti, diversi, allegati 1858-1861 FHL INTL Film 2095180
Nati, pubblicazioni, matrimoni, morti, diversi, allegati 1861-1863 FHL INTL Film 2095181
Nati, pubblicazioni, matrimoni, morti, diversi, allegati 1863-1865 FHL INTL Film 2095182
Nati 1866-1869 FHL INTL Film 1964948 Item 5
Nati 1869-1900 FHL INTL Film 1964949
Nati 1901-1910 Pubblicazioni 1866-1910 Matrimoni 1866-1898 FHL INTL Film 1964950
Matrimoni 1899-1910, 1867 Morti 1866-1910 FHL INTL Film 1964951
Pubblicazioni 1866, 1871 Nati 1888 FHL INTL Film 1965473 Item 1

#6: Re: New member originally from Chicago, ancestors from Potenza Author: nucciaLocation: Toronto, Ontario, Canada PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:30 am
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Usung STeve Morse and Gens Italia it looks like it was the Marone name that may have been from Potenza. Perhaps Crapella may have started out in Catanzaro and he married in a Marone from Potenza so he moved there. Carpella points to Nucastro CZ - Can you post a copy of the marriage act here to see if there are any clues on it?

Example I found:

First Name: Carmela
Last Name: Marone
Ethnicity: Italian
Last Place of Residence: Laurenzana
Date of Arrival: Dec 29, 1892
Age at Arrival: 25y Gender: F Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: EMS
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0065

#7: Re: New member originally from Chicago, ancestors from Poten Author: CrapulloLocation: Northern California PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:06 pm
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A belated thank you, Nuccia. I have dreamed of looking into this. My computer is in the shop so I'll get to it later.

Family legend has Rosa Marone Crapullo walking with her young son to Naples circa 1876. The boy died (of fever?) on shipboard and was buried on Capri. I'd love to find his birth record. Her husband arrived in Chicago about 1873.

The name is another trail to follow in Italy. Very exciting. Thanks.

#8: Re: New member originally from Chicago, ancestors from Poten Author: CrapulloLocation: Northern California PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:45 pm
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Unbelievable! The nearest Family History Center is within walking distance. I’ll make an appointment as soon as possible and let you know how it goes.

Very Happy

#9: Re: New member originally from Chicago, ancestors from Poten Author: nucciaLocation: Toronto, Ontario, Canada PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:24 am
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Crapullo wrote:
Unbelievable! The nearest Family History Center is within walking distance. I’ll make an appointment as soon as possible and let you know how it goes.

Very Happy

Yes, please keep us posted! Good luck! Very Happy



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