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From: imoen1 <>
Subject: Montreal Records
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 07:50:55 -0500
My husband and I have one day, today, to choose one spot in Montreal
to search for records on his family. We both have the day off and
thought we'd see what we can find. Where should we go?
My husband's family were Italian and French. We are specifically
interested in Alberto Dini, a Padrone in the Italian community of
Montreal in the late 1800's and early 1900's involved in bringing
"Navvies" to work on the railroad, as well as also being a bank owner,
merchant and "figuristi". His wife was Malvina Croiseau dit Larose.
We know they are buried in Cimetiere des Neiges (sp) and that her
family were cigar makers. We also know that the well-known artist,
Guido Molinari, is a cousin, his mother being my husband's great aunt
and the daughter of Alberto Dini and Malvina Croiseau (Larose). We
also know that Alberto Dini and family were living at 243 Cadieux
Street on the 1901 Census. We have also been told by Mimi Molinari
(Guido's sister) that the Dini family always had large Italian double
weddings and these would have been in the local newspapers of the
time. We also have info that Alberto Dini along with Antonio Cordasco
were involved with the publishing of Italian newspapers of the time.
Anyone have any suggestions on where we would be a good start to our search?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions...Erin :)