how to find my relatives in USA after Placido&Giovanna R

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how to find my relatives in USA after Placido&Giovanna R

Postby Michele_40 » 28 Dec 2008, 17:13

hello to you!

i'm sorry for my english.. it's not perfect because I'm italian...but some people told me to write this advise in english to improve my search, because some relatives of mine could be looking for me and my family.. i don't now but i try it.. I hope so!..

Also..

I have some old photos of my relatives in America but now i don't know if they are actually alive or they are old, but i hope to find some of their children or grandchildren.

I remember only they sent to my family in Italy, reliefs from America after the second world war. Then they sent us photos of their life and relatives.

I'm looking for the family of my uncle Placido Romeo married with my aunt Giovanna Bonasera (called lovely "zia Nannina").

My direct aunt Giovanna Bonasera was the sister of Francesco (my dad), Concetta, Antonio and Lilla (maybe this was the name) Bonasera.
All the children born in Messina, except for my father Francesco, who was born in Siracusa.

She (Giovanna Bonasera) married to Placido Romeo and they went abroad, exactly in Brooklin.
They have some children but I remember only the name of Prudence Romeo (Provvidenza) because I have a photo of my aunt Giovanna and cousin Provvidenza in her marriage's day and behind the photo my aunt wrote that they were in Florida!

I know that they had other children and they could be these:
Vincent Romeo, Prudence Romeo, Joseph Romeo, Josephine Romeo, Anthony Romeo, Ouinchetta Romeo, Mary Romeo,John Romeo.

i found these names here:
http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/Foru ... rt=60.html

I've another detail : the sign of my uncle Placido Romeo, i have it in a old photo, is very very very similar to the sign in this image:

http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/5817 ... wwidq8.jpg

I hope that someone could read this message and so help me!

thanks to all!

Michele


questo è in inglese questo è il link per quello in italiano
http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/Foru ... 11204.html

spero di ricevere risposte! grazie mille a tutti!

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Re: how to find my relatives in USA after Placido&Giovan

Postby PeterTimber » 28 Dec 2008, 17:41

Michele I called one person in Lynbrook, NY L. Romeo but this is where Prudence Romeo lives in Lynbrook, NY so I left a message in the telephone and if they are your family then I will let you know and give you their telephone number or address. One of the two persons named Prudence is 91 uears of age and lives in a nearby town but I called another Pridence inLynbrook that has no age but I think she maybe a daughter. =Peter=

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Re: how to find my relatives in USA after Placido&Giovan

Postby Michele_40 » 28 Dec 2008, 19:07

hello Peter,

thank you very much for your help!

if you need to know more details about my aunt and uncle to explain better the story, i'm at your disposal!

I'm wait for your answer!

thanks, Michele

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Postby suanj » 28 Dec 2008, 20:33

Bravo Peter, tu non deludi mai, sei una persona generosa! baci, suanj
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Re: how to find my relatives in USA after Placido&Giovan

Postby vj » 28 Dec 2008, 20:40

Just for reference, may help with approx birth dates
1920 manifest
page 2

14 Feb 1920, SS Taromina, Napoli to NY
Lines 11-14

Placido Romeo 26, abt 1893 in Messina
- last residence Messina
- in Messina father Vincenzo
- destination Brooklyn, NY
- in US 1905-15
- joining uncle Salvatore Romeo at 151 Hamilton, Brooklyn
- all born in Messina except son Vincenzo born in Brooklyn

Wife Giovanna Buonaserra 25, abt 1894 in Messina
- possible naturalization notation: 2-768167 1/9/41 505 CL 205 2-20-11
Son Vincenzo Romeo 6, abt 1913 Brooklyn
Daughter Providenza Romeo 1, abt 1918-9 in Messina
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And the 1930 census found by suanj :D on the other thread:
1930 census

Home in 1930:
321 Smith Street
Brooklyn, Kings, New York

Head Prcsito Romeo 36, abt 1894 IT
Wife Jennie Romeo 35, abt 1895 IT
Son Vincent Romeo 16, abt 1914 NY
Daughter Prudence Romeo 12, abt 1918 IT
Son Joseph Romeo 10, abt 1920 NY
Daughter Josephine Romeo 9, abt 1921 NY
Son Anthony Romeo 6, abt 1924 NY
Daughter Ouinchetta Romeo 5, abt 1925 NY
Daughter Mary Romeo 3, abt 1927 NY
Son John Romeo 2/12, abt 1929 NY

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Re: how to find my relatives in USA after Placido&Giovan

Postby vj » 28 Dec 2008, 21:21

A bit more on children's birth dates

1926 Petition for Naturalization

Publication Number: M1879
Publication Title: Petitions for Naturalization of the US District Court for the
Eastern District of New York, 1865-1937
Content Source: NARA
Partner: NARA
State: New York
Court: Eastern District
Catalog Keywords: Petitions Naturalization Immigration Citizenship
Footnote Publication Year: 2008
Language: English
Birth Country: Italy
Document Date Year: 1926
Surname: Romeo
Given Name: Placido

Document Type: Petition for Naturalization

Lists birth dates:
Placido, 11 Aug 1893 in Messina
Children
Vincent 12 Mar 1914 in Brooklyn
Providenza 28 Feb 1918 in Italy
Joseph 19 Mar 1920 in Brooklyn
Josephine 8 May 1921 in Brooklyn
Anthony 15 Jun 1923 in Brooklyn
Concetta 6 Jan 1925 in Brooklyn

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Re: how to find my relatives in USA after Placido&Giovan

Postby vj » 28 Dec 2008, 21:25

It’s possible that some of the family may have moved to Los Angeles

CA Death Index

Name: Placido Romeo
Social Security #: 13303xxxx
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 11 Aug 1893
Birthplace: Other Country
Death Date: 6 Jun 1978
Death Place: Los Angeles

link to CA Death Records
http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ca/ ... 0000584978

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Re: how to find my relatives in USA after Placido&Giovan

Postby Michele_40 » 28 Dec 2008, 22:51

thanks to all that are looking for my question!

if you need i can link to you some of the photo that i have of placido romeo and giovanna bonasera and the daughter Provvidenza. they could be useful to indentify the family.

waiting for your welcome help!

Michele

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Re: how to find my relatives in USA after Placido&Giovanna R

Postby Adaino43 » 27 Jun 2015, 19:08

You found us!!!! I hope this reaches you! I am the great granddaughter of Prudence Romeo. I was searching the Internet and stumbled upon this post. You have a bunch of family living in New York and also California. I'm sorry it took so long to find this. My name is Amanda. I hope to hear from you soon.

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Re: how to find my relatives in USA after Placido&Giovanna R

Postby mler » 27 Jun 2015, 20:23

This was an old post (seven years) and it may be unlikely that the original poster is still following the thread. Maybe you can try sending a personal message or perhaps one of the site administrators can help you make a contact.

Best of luck.

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Re: how to find my relatives in USA after Placido&Giovanna R

Postby Annie85 » 06 May 2016, 10:53

Hello!
The account of my father Michele_40 is temporarily not available, because when i have registered him in this forum he had an old email address that now it is not possible to reactive and i have written to staff to reactive his account with a new email address.

While i have written with my account a private message to Adaino43 that she wrote in july 2015.

I hope that she ll read my message and i want to thank all people the aswered in this forum for help.

http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/3430 ... atiqd0.jpg
From this document seems to coincide to Placido Romeo that we were looking for.

A lot of names are familiar.. Giovanna, Concetta Antony Giuseppa are also the names of the brother and sisters of my father. My father bring the name Michele from the husband of the other sister of Giovanna Bonasera the wife of Placido Romeo.

So Amanda could be the daughter of a daughter or son of Provvidenza.

I Hope that she ll aswer me.

It s strange to read an answer after a lot of year. Great forum! THANK YOU!!! :)


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