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#1: Finally found my Italian cousins, need help! Author: Poipu04Location: Connecticut PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 6:26 pm
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I finally made contact with my cousins in Italy. She has asked me why I am searching for them. Can you help me explain? Feel free to use your own words. Thank you to anyone who can help. This branch of the family has been lost since 1911!

My great grandmother died when she was 29. She had four small children at the time. My great grandfather placed them in an orphanage in New York. We think he died a year later in Italy. No one knows what happened to him. My grandmother did not remember her parents because she was a child when they died. We would like to learn more about the family she never knew. We would like to learn more about her father too.

#2: Re: Finally found my Italian cousins, need help! Author: Cathy PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 6:32 pm
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WOW! Poipu that is so exciting! I am so happy for you. I hope they can answer all your questions.
party party

#3: Re: Finally found my Italian cousins, need help! Author: Poipu04Location: Connecticut PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 6:35 pm
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Thanks, Cathy. We are so excited! She seems quite excited too. I will keep you all updated. I am going to write back to her in my imperfect Italian, but for the text above, it is too important to masacre the language.

#4: Re: Finally found my Italian cousins, need help! Author: CaroleLocation: Valtellina - Near Lake Como PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:17 am
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Lori, For something as important as this I whink you need one of our 'mother tongue' Italians like 'goganga' to help you write this particular letter.

For sure I could help, but the nuances used by a mother tonge will ensure that a clear understanding is given. So manypeople in Italy are still VERY suspicious about questions asked via 'internet' - that could be why the lady wants to know 'why' you are asking.

#5: Re: Finally found my Italian cousins, need help! Author: Poipu04Location: Connecticut PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:01 am
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Thanks, Carole, I will look forward to gogangna or Riccardo or any of the other native speakers to lend a hand. In the meantime, I told her that I would need help to explain this in Italian but said that I wanted to learn the story of my great grandfather and his life in Italy.

#6: Re: Finally found my Italian cousins, need help! Author: Biff83Location: Florida PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:45 am
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Lori,

Wonderful news!! I'm sure someone will help with the translation.

Biff

#7: Re: Finally found my Italian cousins, need help! Author: Cathy PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:23 pm
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You might want to PM Riccardo - I don't know if he checks this particular board. Give him the link: gentedimaregenealogy.c...opic&t=363

#8: Re: Finally found my Italian cousins, need help! Author: nucciaLocation: Toronto, Ontario, Canada PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:57 pm
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I also PM'd Simy tonight. I guess neither of them were online today but we want you to know that we haven't forgotten about you. kiss

#9: Re: Finally found my Italian cousins, need help! Author: Balboa PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:56 am
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I'm italian, write me exactly what you want to write and ill translate it in italian with "mother tongue" tone. if you want you can write me to my mail so we are sure that i read it immediately. Its important that you write me much things so i can write a logic speech, ok? Smile today im at the pc all the day, so you can write me in every moment you want. ciao

#10: Re: Finally found my Italian cousins, need help! Author: Poipu04Location: Connecticut PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:49 am
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Thank you Balboa. You are so kind. I was able to have a friend translate it for me yesterday. I appreciate your offer!

#11: Re: Finally found my Italian cousins, need help! Author: ricbruLocation: TRENTO - ITALIA PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:51 pm
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Poipu04 wrote:
I finally made contact with my cousins in Italy. She has asked me why I am searching for them. Can you help me explain? Feel free to use your own words. Thank you to anyone who can help. This branch of the family has been lost since 1911!

My great grandmother died when she was 29. She had four small children at the time. My great grandfather placed them in an orphanage in New York. We think he died a year later in Italy. No one knows what happened to him. My grandmother did not remember her parents because she was a child when they died. We would like to learn more about the family she never knew. We would like to learn more about her father too.

Hello
This is the translation:

"La mia bisnonna è morta all'età di 29 anni. Lei aveva al tempo 4 figli.
Mio bisnonno li ha affidati in ad un orfanotrofio a New York.
Noi pensiamo che mio bisnonno sia morto in Italia l'anno dopo.
Nessuno sa veramente cosa sia successo a lui.
Mia nonna non ricorda i suoi genitori perchè lei era piccola quando sono morti.
Vorremmo sapere di piu sulla famiglia che mia nonna non ha mai conosciuto.
Vorremmo sapere di più anche su suo padre."

I hope it helps,
bye Riccardo

#12: Re: Finally found my Italian cousins, need help! Author: Poipu04Location: Connecticut PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:00 pm
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kiss Thank you, Riccardo!

#13: Re: Finally found my Italian cousins, need help! Author: ricbruLocation: TRENTO - ITALIA PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:05 pm
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Poipu04 wrote:
:kissy: Thank you, Riccardo!

It was my pleasure,
bye Riccardo

#14: Re: Finally found my Italian cousins, need help! Author: gogangaLocation: North Italy PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:30 pm
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Sorry, I'm late, but since Saturday my internet connection died and it resurrected just this afternoon! Sad

#15: Re: Finally found my Italian cousins, need help! Author: Cathy PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:57 pm
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That's OK Simy - you think you have computer problems now? Wait until you get to Canada! neclord




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