Response from Citta di Amantea - Any Ideas?

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Response from Citta di Amantea - Any Ideas?

Postby jennabet » 16 Feb 2011, 00:41

I just received a letter today from Citta di Amantea, Prov. di Cosenza. They have no birth certificate for Teresa Mannarino. I gave her birth-date as August 1896 or 1897 and the name of her parents, Antonio Mannarino and Francesca Veltri both from Amantea.

Upon further research, I found that Teresa Mannarino's birth date is actually August 26, 1895. So I was one year off but I think the Comune di Amantea would have found her anyway if she were actually born in Amantea.

Can anyone help me out with in which Comune her birth certificate might be filed? This is the last document I need. She died in the US in 1989 at the age of 94 and supposedly she came to America when she was 3 or 4 years old so I would need somebody to check a ship record for me if at all possible. Thanks much in advance.

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Re: Response from Citta di Amantea - Any Ideas?

Postby jalapeno89 » 16 Feb 2011, 02:52

i had a similar issue, my great grandfather was from Colliano, Salerno. Both his marriage certificate and certificate of naturalization state that he was born in Colliano. I contacted Colliano, they had records of my great grandmother, but none for my great grandfather. I was confused at first, but then contacted the Province of Salerno - they quickly responded that they could not find his birth certificate but that they had his military records which had place of birth (Colliano) and his date of birth. I called the consulate that i am going through (Houston) and asked if this would be enough, they said yes. So i guess long story short, contact the province, they should be able to help.

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Re: Response from Citta di Amantea - Any Ideas?

Postby jennabet » 16 Feb 2011, 03:11

Thank you. I will give the province a try.

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Re: Response from Citta di Amantea - Any Ideas?

Postby Tessa78 » 16 Feb 2011, 03:18

supposedly she came to America when she was 3 or 4 years old so I would need somebody to check a ship record for me if at all possible.

Here is a 1903 ship manifest for Francesca Veltri, 32, from Amantea, traveling with daughter Teresa (Veltri crossed out and "Manirini" written over it), age 7.
Going to husband/father Antonio Mannarino, in Rynedale, PA.

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... exe%3FT%3D\\\\192.168.100.11\\IMAGES\\T715-0325\\T715-03250422.TIF%26S%3D.5&pID=103899080179&name=Francesca%26nbsp%3BVeltri&doa=Feb+26%2C+1903&port=Naples&line=0029

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Re: Response from Citta di Amantea - Any Ideas?

Postby jennabet » 16 Feb 2011, 04:28

Yes, that's them. Thanks very much, Tessa.

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Re: Response from Citta di Amantea - Any Ideas?

Postby Tessa78 » 16 Feb 2011, 18:36

My pleasure :-)

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