Carmela Gaetana Salvatrice Romano (ma) Nigrelli

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Carmela Gaetana Salvatrice Romano (ma) Nigrelli

Postby Romano1970 » 14 May 2009, 18:44

Hello to everyone.

I have been researching my grandmother married name ROMANO (above ) for a while now and I am stuck on a point.

My grandfather Lorenzo Romano (Registered Alien) passed away in 1955 in Passaic NJ he owned a grocery Store so my grandmother did not need to work while he was alive. When he died, she needed to provide for herself. I know factually that she rec'd a social security #. However I am unsure if she became a US citizen. I have always been under the impression that you needed to be to get a SSN card. I have not been able to find any records of naturalization or the intent to naturalize.

Is this acurate or could she have gotten the card without becoming a citezen of the United States.

Any thoughts would be great.
Michael Romano

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Looking for family history in Piazza Armerina, Aidone, and Musomelli Sicily.
Names researching: Romano, Nigrelli, Ristagno, Piazza Maida Triolo.

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Re: Carmela Gaetana Salvatrice Romano (ma) Nigrelli

Postby Biff83 » 14 May 2009, 19:18

Michael,

Even if she did not naturalize or did not qualify for citizenship status through her husband, I believe that she could have applied for a SS# as a legal alien. That option is still available today for applicants.

Perhaps someone else can verify.

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Re: Carmela Gaetana Salvatrice Romano (ma) Nigrelli

Postby Romano1970 » 14 May 2009, 21:03

HI BIFF,
There should still be some record someplace of at least being a legal alien though, Yes?
Michael Romano

Chi va piano va sano e va lontano

Those who go slowly, go safely and go far

Looking for family history in Piazza Armerina, Aidone, and Musomelli Sicily.
Names researching: Romano, Nigrelli, Ristagno, Piazza Maida Triolo.


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