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Maltese genealogy

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Darren Report 1 May 2009 14:04

hi ,
i'm new to this and wonder if anyone can help. the story is a little complicated but... my dad had 2 wives before my mum, i have managed to trace the 2nd wife and her 4 children with relative ease.
I am now trying to find the first wife , i think i have found her marriage entry for a subequent marriage and posibly a child of theirs but i have always been told that my dad had one poss two children with her.
I don't know whether these were born in england or malta though, i cannot seem to find any uk record detailing them.
does anyone know of a way of tracing maltese births and deaths without applying to their record office. i dont think i can apply for records as i have no definite name or birthdate for them.

If anyone has ideas, they would be very gratefully received !

my dads name was Emanuel c spiteri and he married Maria dolores ciantar in malta 15/4/1956(definite) and came to england in aprox 1957. childrens names poss miriam and derek born aprox 56/57/58 ish

many thanks !

Chris in Sussex

Chris in Sussex Report 1 May 2009 17:47

Assuming you haven't already done so.....You could have a look at Cyndislist. The page that covers Malta is

Scroll down to see information available for Maltese genealogy research.

Good luck


Darren Report 2 May 2009 08:51

many thankyous for your reply,
i tried this site but cannot work out how to find any spiteris, it seems to lead me to john saids web page who only lists surnames relevant to his extensive tree.(prob just being dippy)
I think i may end up paying a genealogist as so many of maltas records are owned by churches and familys and i am not experienced enough at thi ...
many thankyous again !


Smiley Report 2 May 2009 10:16

I have obtained a Maltese birth certificate, but as you said you do need to have specfic details.
Why not email them and see what their search fees are, your time span is not too great so it may not be expensive.

Having said that, I have just looked out my cert and I did not know the fathers name so I just put a question mark, I still got the cert.

Have you seen the 1963 Spiteri/Ciantar birth in Brighton? But you say your father didn't come to England untill 1977, so just a coincidence maybe?


Darren Report 2 May 2009 15:16

Hi Smiley !
thanks for your tip... i think i will do that.
My "1977" was a typo and should have read 1957 ! So it is very possioble that the 63 birth is relevant
I have just applied to the GRO for the 63 certificate... if my dads name is on it, it will prove interesting ! although there may still be 1/2 earlier ones born in malta. i will wait for the cert first tho...

many thanks


Katherine Report 2 Nov 2009 03:04

There is also Genforum which has a growing Maltese listings - you can ask your question there, or do a search, someone there may be of further help.

Happy hunting