I am looking for the birthplace of my husband's great-great grandfather who immigrated to the US in the 1840's. The only info. we have is he was born in Loana - near Genoa in the Kingdom of Sardinia in 1818, but Loana and Genoa are not on the island of Sardinia. He changed his name to Fantone in 1845 when he became an American citizen. I have a document that he renounced his Sardinian citizenship so I believe he was from there, but want to trace his family tree in Sardinia and/or Italy as we are visiting this fall and would like to find some relatives. Can anyone help me with these names and where the birth records for Sardinia for 1818 - 1820 could be located?