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looking for records of great grandfather

Postby belmoro19 » 23 Sep 2009, 23:21

Hello everyone,
If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated. I am looking for any documents relating to my great grandfather.
This is his information:

Alfonso Ridolfi
born December 8,1897 in Giulianova, Italy (abruzzo)
Resided in Philadelphia until 1988 when he passed.
I believe his parents were Luigi Ridolfi and Teresa

Any info that anyone can share would be helpful.Thank you in advance

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Re: looking for records of great grandfather

Postby misbris » 24 Sep 2009, 00:12

Is this the correct record?

Name: Alfonso Ridolfi
Arrival Date: 25 Oct 1910
Age: 22 Years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1888
Gender: Male
Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Taormina
Port of Arrival: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Friend's Name: Gaetano Ridolfi
Last Residence: Italy
Birthplace: Guilianova, Italy
Microfilm Roll Number: T840_85

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Re: looking for records of great grandfather

Postby wldspirit » 24 Sep 2009, 01:21

I've seen records listing different birth dates... :?

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U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

Name: Alfonso Ridolfi
Birth Date: 8 Jul 1890
Birth Place: Gulianova, Italy
Residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Roll: WW2_2139614

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Postby wldspirit » 24 Sep 2009, 01:24

SSDI record:


Social Security Death Index

Name: Alfonso Ridolfi
SSN: 184-10-4996
Last Residence: 19145 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Born: 8 Dec 1897
Died: 13 Aug 1988
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)

Was he married? To whom? Children? Birth dates? Even a year can be helpful..did he have any siblings?

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Postby PeterTimber » 24 Sep 2009, 01:52

Go to www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwisdom/it ... tters.html
and send forms to address located under Municipio at Giulianova website www.tuttitalia.it/abruzzo/20-giulianova. Mail form letter to the Ufficio di Stato Civile in Giulianova. Its free of charge and make request for each document separately if you want more than one document. =Peter=
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Re: looking for records of great grandfather

Postby pink67 » 24 Sep 2009, 08:37

Belmoro19 wrote:Any info that anyone can share would be helpful


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Alfonso had (at least) a brother Giuseppe.. this is the 1923 Giuseppe's arrival manifest:

page 1:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0030

page 2:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0030

Giuseppe (age 23, single) stated he was leaving in Italy (Giulianova) his father Luigi, he was joining his brother Alfonso Ridolfi in Philadelphia 4938 Kershaw? street.

Possible first arrival for Alfonso?
December 10, 1920:

page 1:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0025

page 2:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0025

Alfonso Ridolfo, age 30, married, shoemaker, leaving in Giulianova his wife Rosina, joining his uncle Iani in Philadelphia. He was travelling with his sister Ottavia Ridolfo (age 32) single, housewife...

The dates of this person are matching with the WWII draft Registration Card that Wldspirit found:

I've seen records listing different birth dates...

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/7444/alfon.jpg

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

Name: Alfonso Ridolfi
Birth Date: 8 Jul 1890
Birth Place: Gulianova, Italy
Residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Roll: WW2_2139614

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From the free site:
http://search.labs.familysearch.org/rec ... tml#p=home

Pensylvania, Philadelphia, Marriage indexes, 1885-1951
Ottavia Ridolfi married Frank DiGerolamo on 1920

[img=http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/1251/4141818114.th.jpg]

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Re: looking for records of great grandfather

Postby belmoro19 » 24 Sep 2009, 12:02

You guys are great.I have to get more info for you all. Alot of family members have passed so I am doing this blind. I do know he did had a brother Guiseppe.The world war draft card might be but the date is well off. i will see what I can find for you and let you know.Again thanks for the help

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Re: looking for records of great grandfather

Postby PeterTimber » 24 Sep 2009, 12:12

Dear Belmoro for some strange reason the website for Giulianova www.tuttitalia.it/abruzzo/20-giulianova does not come up when you click on the blue lettering on my PC at least so if you experience the same problem just put it in manually in your PC. Sorry for any inconvenience.=Peter=
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