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finding Scimeca's

Postby nmucci » 08 Sep 2009, 22:42

Thank you so much for the folks that helped me find some information about my great grandmother.
Is there anyone who can help me retrieve records in Sicily from her home town, more specifically a birth certificate? I wrote a letter the town like I was told, but was curious to see if there is any other way I could have someone help me obtain these records more quickly.

I was also hoping to find out some information regarding my great grandfather Salvatore Scimeca who was born in 1880 in Palermo. He came to New York in 1901 via Palermo. His parents were Guiseppe Scimeca and Bernarda Russotto. I am hoping to retrieve his birth certificate as well.
He married Vitala Scimeca in 1911 in the United States.

Thank you in advance.

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Re: finding Scimeca's

Postby VaDeb » 09 Sep 2009, 00:12

Many Sicillian birth, marriage and death records are available on microfilm from www.familysearch.org. Search and see if the town has available records.

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Re: finding Scimeca's

Postby suanj » 10 Sep 2009, 14:56

your ancestor was born in 1883 and not in 1880:
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Salvatori Scimeca
Name: Salvatori Scimeca
City: Boston
County: Suffolk
State: Massachusetts
Birth Date: 3 May 1883

Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1684879
DraftBoard: 5
Age:

Occupation:

Nearest Relative:

Height/Build:

Color of Eyes/Hair:

Signature: View image

wife Vitala Scimeca in Boston...

Salvatore was born in Castronovo or Castelnuovo town Sicily IT (??) no much readable ); mother Bernarda Resutto in Castronovo or Castelnuovo;
final destination Boston; joining at uncle Giuseppe Latuso(??) in Boston... already in USA, in Boston, from 1901 or 1907 to 1910

the info is by this trip:
Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956
about Salvatore Scimeca
Name: Salvatore Scimeca
Arrival Date: Dec 1910
Age: 27
Birth Date: abt 1883

Birth Country: Italy
Gender: Male

Port of Arrival: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

pag 1 http://s6.imagestime.com/out.php/i401146_scimeca1.jpg


pag 2 http://s6.imagestime.com/out.php/i401147_scimeca2.jpg
maybe someone can read better if the birth town name... seeming Castronovo... to me...
microfilms:

Place Italy, Palermo, Castronuovo di Sicilia

References (Use for) Italy, Palermo, Castronovo
(Use for) Italy, Palermo, Castronovo di Sicilia
(Use for) Italy, Palermo, Castronuovo
Topics Italy, Palermo, Castronuovo di Sicilia - Census
Italy, Palermo, Castronuovo di Sicilia - Civil registration


http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... umns=*,0,0

also you can ask the birth certificate ( Estratto atto di Nascita-Modello Plurilingue) helpful for dual citizenship writing here:
settoredemografico @ comune.castronovodisicilia.pa.it
(NO SPACES)
http://www.comune.castronovodisicilia.pa.it/elencomail.html

form letters: http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... /index.asp
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Re: finding Scimeca's

Postby nmucci » 16 Sep 2009, 15:04

Thank you so much for this information.


Regarding the draft registration form: where I can I find that information. I am trying to prove that Salvatore was indeed an alien of the US at the time, is that noted anywhere on that form?

Also, the manifest seems to for a border crossing. How do I find out more information about the 4 people he was traveling with? And does this mean he spent time living in Canada before he came to Boston?

Thank you so much for the help.

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Re: finding Scimeca's

Postby suanj » 16 Sep 2009, 16:26

Salvatore was declarant in 1918 by WWI draft registration card:
http://s6.imagestime.com/out.php/i403238_scimeca.jpg
abt the travel in Canada, it was only a travel as many italian moved for little time and after back in USA; Salvatore eclaring that was in Boston from 1907 to 1910; so in the same year( 1910) of travel... abt other persons I know not...... best regards,
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