Hi, I am searching for information on my grandparents family from Italy, some of the places were in the area now known as Croatia (Cherso or Cres or Fiume or Ryeka). I don't have any access to Italian records in Canada and understand very little Italian. My grandmother was Maria Elena Beni born August 2nd, 1922 in Cherso, Italy (now the island of Cres, Croatia) and died September 21st, 1993 and buried in Thorton Cemetery in Oshawa, Ontario Canada. Her parents had her, Tony Beni, Gasparo Beni, Carmela (Grassi) Beni, Yolanda (Salvagno) Beni and Etta (Sabadin) Beni. Her parents were Francesca Brosovich (Beni) born May 23rd, 1897, died December 10th, 1975 and Antonio Beni born January 12th, 1893 in Cherso, Province of Pola, Italy and died August 4th, 1971 in Avenza (MS), Italy. My grandfather was Giuseppe Mario Barba Jr. born September 15th, 1921 in Fiume, Italy (now Ryeka, Croatia) and died October 13th, 2000 and buried in Thorton Cemetery in Oshawa, Ontario Canada. His parents had him, Olga (Zeker) Barba, Aldo Barba and Marie Barba. His father was Giuseppe Mario Barba Sr. born in 1899 in Chiogia, Italy and died in 1957. His mother Matilda Meccatet was born in 1900 in Slovenia and died in 1970. My grandfather immigrated to Austrailia in 1956 and my father (Sergio Barba) and grandmother immigrated their a year later in 1957. While in Austrailia my grandmother gave birth to my aunt Yolanda Barba (Sabadin). They immigrated to Canada in 1961 on the cruise ship Oriana of the Orient Line. My grandparents were married October 27th, 1947 in the city of Cherso, province of Zara in Italy.
If anyone could help me to find this family by having access to the Italian records or is related to them and willing to share information with me I would be very thankful because all that I have on them is what I have listed above. Thanks for any help that anyone can give me.