Just yesterday, I asked my neighbor, Sal Salerno, how far back he knew his family in Italy, and he handed me a copy of his grandfather's birth record. We were sharing a Thanksgiving Dinner at Sal's house! Today I found your message, and here is a name straight from that record in the same town! Sal's grandfather had the same name as he does- Salvatore Salerno, born 5 June 1877 in San Fratello, son of Antonino Salerno and Rosalia Mondello. Salvatore married Carolina Virzi. Apparently there was a mudslide or landslide in the town which caused records to become lost or damaged, so going back any further may not be easy, or perhaps impossible. Do you know, or have you heard of Sal? Did Benedetta have a brother named Salvatore (or could she have had...)? Where in America did Benedetta live, and did Rosalia live with her? Did Rosalia not come to America with a husband? Where is Rosalia buried? Is Benedetta still living? If not, when did she die, and where is she buried?
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