I cant find my grandfathers name on passenger list!!

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I cant find my grandfathers name on passenger list!!

Postby announcer1 » 13 Mar 2012, 20:29

My grandfather Luigi Rossi entered the US through Ellis Island on June 21, 1907 from Naples. His hometown was Reggio, Calabra. I have his letter of intent dated 1915. He was born 1889 and was on the ship De Re Italia. I have looked over and over for his name listed on the manifest and it appears nowhere. I checked alternate spellings, etc and nothing. How can this happen? I am trying to get as much information as I can. I never met the man, but would love to know more about him. Can anyone help? Thank you.
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Re: I cant find my grandfathers name on passenger list!!

Postby Italysearcher » 14 Mar 2012, 16:18

If the people on this baord can't help you try lostquays@ymail.com.
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Re: I cant find my grandfathers name on passenger list!!

Postby vj » 14 Mar 2012, 16:49

This may be your Luigi Rossi
Born in Cardeto, Reggio Calabria, Calabria
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from ancestry.com
pg 1
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/5158/1907c.jpg

Name: Luigi Rossi Arrival Date: 22 Jun 1907 Birth Year: abt 1889 Birth Location Other: cardeto Age: 18 Gender: Male Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian) Port of Departure: Naples, Italy Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Re d Italia
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Re: I cant find my grandfathers name on passenger list!!

Postby announcer1 » 14 Mar 2012, 20:27

VJ................... YESSSSSSS!!!!!!! Thank you SOOOOOO very much! That is HIM! I am elated, to say the least! You are the best! Thank you!
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Re: I cant find my grandfathers name on passenger list!!

Postby vj » 14 Mar 2012, 21:04

Joe,
I'm so glad we could help.
Thank you for your note!
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Postby announcer1 » 14 Mar 2012, 22:10

Valarie, Again thank you! I would like to go much deeper into my Italian ancestry. Where is the best information available? I am flying high right now.
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Re: I cant find my grandfathers name on passenger list!!

Postby vj » 14 Mar 2012, 22:45

Joe, if you have collected all of your US records, you can order microfilms for Cordeto at your local Family History Center. They will be civil records written in Italian. You would have to view them at the Center. We recommend doing all of your US research first. If your grandfather had family here in the US you will want to know everything about them before you dive into Italian records. I would find all of your census records and ship manifests if you haven't found them already. Family given names tend to repeat in a community it would be helpful to know if you are dealing with a direct relative or a 'cousin'
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Re: I cant find my grandfathers name on passenger list!!

Postby vj » 14 Mar 2012, 22:53

Joe,
this may help with your Italian record search
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Your nearest Family History Center has records for Cardeto on microfilm.
The cost is about $6 mo (rent), you’ll need to go to the center to order & view them.

Family History Library Catalog:
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library ... t_fhlc.asp

Film notes for Cardeto:
https://www.familysearch.org/eng/librar ... i+Cardeto+% &columns=*,0,0

Title: Registri dello stato civile di Cardeto (Reggio di Calabria), 1809-1910
Authors: Cardeto (Reggio di Calabria). Ufficio dello stato civile
Births, deaths, marriages, marriage documents, miscellaneous documents, ten-year indexes, marriage banns, residency records.
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And, just in case you aren’t familiar with the Family History Center & Italian records

FamilySearch Home Page
Includes how to find your nearest local Family History Center

A helpful essay written by Trish, one of our forum members (link temporarily broken):
Steps for Finding Microfilm at the Family History Center
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Italian Record Research from FamilySearch guides:
Italy Research Outline
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Also from FamilySearch (PDF format)
Italian Records Extraction - An Instructional Guide
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Three terrific books
to help you find, read & understand your records:

Italian Genealogical Records
How to Use Italian Civil, Ecclesiastical, &
Other Records in Family History Research

By Tafford R Cole
google book link

A Genealogist’s Guide to
Discovering Your Italian Ancestors
How to find and record your unique heritage
By Lynn Nelson
google book link

Finding Italian Roots
By John Philip Colletta, PhD
google book link
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