[TI] [Fwd: Salvatore=Sam?]

Laura Johnson rngade57 at madisontelco.com
Sun Jul 20 21:09:30 EEST 2008


Mike,
There are both spellings in the TI database
Vallelonga and Vallelunga

Mike Maddi wrote:
> Sandy,
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> Are they Vallelongas or Vallelungas? My DNA match's ancestors were Vallelongas from Calabria. 
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> 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.
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> 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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> Mike
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> -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: Sandra Clark <sclark5701 at mchsi.com>
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>> Mike, what Vallelonga's are from TI? i have some from there.
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>> Sandy
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>> Mike Maddi wrote:
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>>> Kathy,
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>>> 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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