Mother's emigration.

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Mother's emigration.

Postby ajtwc » 21 Feb 2015, 14:05

I am looking for the manifest for the Rex which sailed from Naples in February 1940, arriving in New York on February 15, 1940. I believe this was the ship on which my mother, Amelia Martino, emigrated, along with her mother, Florinda and sister, Pauline. Can you help? Thank you.

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Re: Mother's emigration.

Postby Tessa78 » 21 Feb 2015, 14:56

Welcome to the forum! :-)

They actually arrived on the SS Vulcania on 21 February 1940.
They are on lines 22, 23, 24. Amalia is leaving her grandfather, Antonio, in S. Martina di Finita
Looks like mother Florinda's maiden name is Gentile.
Destination East Rutherford, NJ, 57 Clinton Place.

Here is the listing and the manifest image from
Name: Amalia Martino
Arrival Date: 21 Feb 1940
Birth Date: abt 1925
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: s martino finita
Age: 15
Gender: Female
Ethnicity/ Nationality: Italian
Friend's Name: Antonio
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Vulcania ... turnRecord


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