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My mother, Fortunata DeLuca, was born in the United States but was raised in Librizzi, Sicily. At a very young age she fell in love and married Antonino MuscarÓ. Antonino and Fortunata had six children three of whom were born in Librizzi during the Second World War. After the war my mother decided to come back to the land of her birth. When my mother died in 2003 I decided to honor her and all of my Librizzi ancestors by researching and creating a genealogy.
I started by contacting cousins and requesting information on the family. One of the cousins Gaetano Taranto sent me several books about Librizzi and its people, two of them were written by our relatives. My next step was to read all of the Librizzi birth, marriage,death, and census records available from the Mormon Family Library. I enjoyed the research so much that I really got carried away and included everyone and any one who could even remotedly be attached to the genealgy!
Reading the records I learned a lot about the people and events that shaped Librizzi for the last several centuries. I want to share some of my findings with other interested people.
MuscarÓ-Rottino Luca-Calabrese Family Tree (2527 KB) The tree contains my paternal ancestry lines of MuscarÓ and Rottino, and my maternal ancestry lines of Luca and Calabrese. The research was done by me Maria Rosa MuscarÓ in an effort to honor my ancestors and to leave their memory with my descendants.