Tag Archives: Cunevo

Using Marriage Records

A few days ago I wrote about how the information shown on online Trentino birth record abstacts and indices should be supplemented by viewing the actual birth record itself. The birth record will provide more information than that shown on … Continue reading

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Early information about a family in Trentino

Much historical and useful information can be learned by researching old books about our ancestral villages.  Also highly useful is contacting (and hopefully receiving a reply) the municipal offices in the villages, and trying to find living descendents of a … Continue reading

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A Iob in 18th century Cunevo

My 5th great-grandfather Gio’ Batta Iob – sicher was born in Cunevo c. 1739.  His exact date of birth is not known due to destruction of most records during a fire in 1802.  Gio’ Batta was a short form for … Continue reading

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Touring Your Village Online

Some of my previous posts have mentioned ways to see photographs or information about your ancestral village, for example — Photos of Your Ancestral Village.  There is also a way to view your (hopefully) entire village online.  Google Maps offers … Continue reading

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Trentino village churches and your ancestors

Each village in Trentino has one or more churches.  In addition to religous functions, the village church also served social and civil purposes.   Since the early 1600s, the village church was the recordkeeper for family events.  Handwritten birth, marriage, and death registers have survived in … Continue reading

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Using naturalization documents in research

Declaration of intent to become a US citizen (1936) – Giuseppe Iob After spending many years in the United States, many of our ancestors from Trentino petitioned to become US citizens.  Normally, one of the prerequisites in the naturalization process was … Continue reading

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Using Trentino church records

During the time of our grandparents, great-grandparents, and great-great-grandparents, the local churches in Trentino were the recordkeepers for birth, marriage, and death events.  Generally, meticulous records were maintained by the parish priests in handwritten church registers.  Absent destruction due to … Continue reading

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Using military draft cards in research

During World Wars I and II,  most men present in the US were required to register for the draft, regardless of whether or not they were citizens.  These cards can be useful in obtaining information about your emigrant ancestor or … Continue reading

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Cunevo years ago

 During the early 1800’s and prior, houses in Cunevo, as was the custom in many other villages in Val di Non, were given numbers rather than street addresses (street addresses are a more recent development).  If you are researching your … Continue reading

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Emigrants from Flavon to the United States and South America

During the late 1800s and the early 1900s, many villagers decided to explore opportunities available in the US and elsewhere. They were tired of the economic and social problems encountered in Trentino. Most emigrated as a result of recruitment by … Continue reading

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