I am helping a friend with this process and her grandfather, who is still alive and does not ever remember being naturalized, immigrated with his parents (he was born in Italy) as a child. His father was naturalized, but he does not remember having been so. His father was naturalized in the 20s and our understanding is that the GF was sort of automatically given citizenship, but has never renounced his Italian citizenship formally. Does this make his descendents elligible for citizenship through descent? Thanks for your help with this. Also, oddly, no one in the family is showing up in any census records or marriage or death records - the name is Angelo Mascaro (son Eugene) in Warren, PA from Feroleto. Any thoughts about why that might be or where to look?
Is this your grandfather, Eugenio? Arrival in 1912 at age 17...
New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Eugenio Mascara Name: Eugenio Mascara Arrival Date: 9 Apr 1912 Birth Date: abt 1895 Birth Location: Italy Birth Location Other: ferolett Age: 17 Gender: Male Ethnicity/ Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian) Port of Departure: Napoli Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Oceania
On the manifest, there appears to be a naturalization notation (March 1949?) Line 27
lisahickey wrote:no, i thought that was the right person initially because he came on the same ship as angelo, but the person i'm looking for was born in 1916 and is still alive. but thank you for the quick work!
So then this must be the family in the 1940 US Census in Warren ?
Eugene Muscaro, "United States Census, 1940" Name: Eugene Muscaro Titles and Terms: Event Type: Census Event Date: 1940 Event Place: Ward 8, Warren, Warren Borough, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States Gender: Male Age: 23 Marital Status: Married Race (Original): White Race: White Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head Relationship to Head of Household: Head Birthplace: Italy Birth Year (Estimated): 1917 Last Place of Residence: Same Place District: 62-43 Family Number: 470 Sheet Number and Letter: 19A Line Number: 25 Affiliate Publication Number: T627 Affiliate Film Number: 3619 Digital Folder Number: 005456735 Image Number: 00467 Household Gender Age Birthplace Head Eugene Muscaro M 23 Italy Wife Helen Muscaro F 23 New York Daughter Joan Louise Muscaro F 2 Pennsylvania
If you provide some additional details, maybe we can locate US Censuses and/or Angelo's naturalization record :-)
What is the approx. year of Angelo's birth? What was his wife's name (Eugenio's mother)? Did Eugenio have any brothers/sisters? Do you know if they lived anywhere else in USA before settling in Warren, PA? Angelo's occupation?
Thanks Teresa - we found Angelo's naturalization record in the Warren courthouse, and I am waiting to see those, but the situation is complicated - I just posted about it. It seems they always lived in Warren, although Angelo may have been in NY many years before.