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Re: Giacomo or Iacopo

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  • Mark DiVecchio
    ... http://italianfamilysearch.com/vital_records/old_style_handwriting.html
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 3 5:24 PM
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      I got this email from Carol Race. Carol's family in SPA is Tristano who married a Lalli from Isernia. She wrote:

      > Hi Mark,
      >
      > The sites I checked said Giacomo and Iacopo are both forms of Jacob.
      > Here is a website on Old Italian Handwriting -- although their exemples don't show similarities between I and G

      http://italianfamilysearch.com/vital_records/old_style_handwriting.html

      > Carol Race

      --- In SanPietroAvellana@yahoogroups.com, "Mark DiVecchio" <markcdivecchio@...> wrote:
      >
      > I have difficulty reading some of the records from SPA which contain the name Giacomo or Iacopo. Are these the same names? Does anyone know why, when these names are written, that they look the same. I always get confused when I find these names.
      >
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