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Italian Records Rosa Alterini 1918

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Lesley Report 8 Feb 2013 17:19

Thanks both for your help I did not think that Rosa would still be alive, I will look at 192. Re Italian Family story Society sites I will google them. I belong to a couple of FHS in England so should have thought of searching in that way.


Petef Report 8 Feb 2013 12:44

Have you tried any of the Italian Family History sites yet? I have found them very helptul at times. Just Google as there are more than one.


Choccy Report 7 Feb 2013 22:34

On it looks as though their son Michael, and possibly his mother, live in Brighton.


Lesley Report 7 Feb 2013 22:26

Thanks for your help yes I have the marriage certificate, which 9 Aug 1958 at Coventry Registrar Office, it was first marriages for both This is how I knew the father's occupation.

Rosa gives her address as "The Grange, Brownshill Keresley her occupation was House Mother at A Children's home so I presume the address she gave was of where she worked.

I think John died in 2007 - I think it was Surrey which I found when I looked at the up-to-date microfilm at Westminster archives. I have only bought a cert when I have the GRO reference so I think I will have to go there again and check their reference and look for
Rosa' s death and maybe sent for the certs.. The witness are just F W S Hopkins and F W Hopkins. I have researched the Moody side of the family extensively and these names are not from there The witnesses could be the owners/managers of the Home.

Thanks for looking - I did not know if there as a particular Italian site I could search.


BeverleyW Report 7 Feb 2013 21:13

Where and when did husband John die?


BeverleyW Report 7 Feb 2013 21:02

It sounds as if you already have this, but just in case:

Marriages Sep 1958 (>99%)
ALTERINI Rosa MOODY Coventry 9c 1942 <<<<<<
FOSTER Marianne SOUTHALL Coventry 9c 1942
MOODY John F ALTERINI Coventry 9c 1942 <<<<<<
SOUTHALL Paul W J FOSTER Coventry 9c 1942


trailertrash Report 7 Feb 2013 20:45

Hi Lesley.

to be honest I am struggling to find any records for Alterini in the UK apart from the marriage of Rosa. I tried but the nearest name I could find in Italy was Alterisio...will go back for another look..

Nothing coming up for this family in


Penny Report 7 Feb 2013 20:43

Presuming she married in England, her marriage cert will tell he fathers name, also witnesses name might be good
was it her first marriage? unusual at 40 years of age


Lesley Report 7 Feb 2013 19:46


I have this person in ,my family who married in 1958 to a John Francis Moody who I have managed to research however as I think Rosa was born in Italy (her father was Luigi Alterini - occupation Head Station Master, Italian Railways).I am rather stuck. I cannot find Rosa's death but think if it was in England it was after the 2005/6 records on line or maybe she returned to Italy.

I would be grateful if anyone could suggest how I could find out more about her.