[TI] [Fwd: Salvatore=Sam?]
m.maddi at att.net
Sun Jul 20 20:55:04 EEST 2008
Are they Vallelongas or Vallelungas? My DNA match's ancestors were Vallelongas from Calabria.
In general, the Sicilian spelling variation for the name is Vallelunga. However, someone pointed out to me that the familysearch.org website has researchers listing the Vallelonga surname in the Termini Imerese records. I don't know whether to trust that, since I've seen some really bad misspellings in their database.
If you have some ancestors from TI named Vallelonga, with that spelling, I'd be very interested in taking a look at their records.
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From: Sandra Clark <sclark5701 at mchsi.com>
> Mike, what Vallelonga's are from TI? i have some from there.
> Mike Maddi wrote:
> > Kathy,
> > Thanks for the feedback.
> > I'm almost certain that this Salvatore Vallelonga is the grandfather,
> > known as Sam, of a man with whom I have a close DNA match. He got the
> > image of the birth certificate by e-mail from someone who's a
> > descendant of his grandfather's brother. Someone had written on the
> > record the name "Sam Vallonga" with a number under it that looks like
> > a Social Security number. I've confirmed with Fred, my match, that
> > the number is his grandfather's Social Security number.
> > So now I have to order the LDS microfilms for Fabrizia, Calabria,
> > where Salvatore Vallelonga was born. I'm trying to establish some
> > sort of connection between this Calabrian Vallelonga line and my
> > great-grandfather, Nunzio Maddi. He was abandoned as an infant about
> > 1845 and lived in Mezzojuso, where my grandfather was born.
> > Hopefully, I'll come across a Vallelonga in this line who connects to
> > Sicily. I believe the connection may be a Vallelunga from Trabia or
> > possibly Termini Imerese.
> > Mike
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