Sicily Ports of Departure

Over 25 million Italians have emigrated between 1861 and 1960 with a migration boom between 1871 and 1915 when over 13,5 million emigrants left the country for European and overseas destinations.
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Sicily Ports of Departure

Postby madisen09 » 26 Nov 2008, 23:59

Wondering if any one knows if there were any ports of departure in Sicily during 1930, if so what they were. Or did they have to get into Italy to Naples or any of the other ports to pick up the boats. Thanks...

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Postby PeterTimber » 27 Nov 2008, 00:17

Palermo was the chief departing port for the immigrants leaving Sicily to both North and South America. There are other ports in Sicily but none historically connected with immigration from Sicily. =Peter=

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Postby PeterTimber » 27 Nov 2008, 02:57

Postscript: the three remaining ports in Sicily of note are Messina, Catania and Siracusa all on the East Coast of Sicily but never achived any notoriety as a port for immigrants to the Americas. =Peter=

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Re: Sicily Ports of Departure

Postby nazca » 27 Nov 2008, 09:35

hi and welcome to the forum,

like member petertimber wrote, Palermo was chief port of Sicily, but i have found on site www.ellisislanrecords.org that my relatives,normally, pick up the boat in their hometown but someone of them shipped from Naples. I don't know why. Maybe the frequency of departures ...
During 1930 and later it is very difficult to leave italy for USA because the fascist government don't allowed migration to America. In that years italian immigrants settled, by government, in African colonies (Libia and Etiopia).

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I'm searching lost relatives and descendant of my greatgrandfather Vincenzo Genualdi (or Gennaldi or Genuardi) and my greatgrandmother Concetta Davola (their sons: Angela, Carmela, Antonio, Bartolomeo, Ernesto, Simone, Riccardo, Maria) went in Chicago,Ill., and New Orleans, in 1880-1920 from Sicily. Other family related : Jacobucci or Jacopucci (from Central Italy).


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