did my great-grandparents naturalize?

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did my great-grandparents naturalize?

Postby maddief » 24 Jul 2006, 10:11

Here we go again...!

I seem to be more or less out of luck (unless some fabulous twist of fate) as far as jure sanguinis through my paternal grandfather goes so now I'm attempting to get more information on my paternal grandmother's family history.

My grandmother, Pia Franconi, was born in 1915 in the United States. Her parents, Antonio Grechi and Assunta Gavazzi Grechi, were both born in Italy and came to America so it is their records I'm currently looking for. Is anyone able to tell me if Antonio naturalized? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: did my great-grandparents naturalize?

Postby mfjp » 24 Jul 2006, 17:11

Are these surnames correct?

I couldn't find anything relevant...

Have you done any reseach at all on this side of the family... ??

I do understand that you are looking for naturalization history more than anything else... we are seeing more and more of this ... where the rest of the family history - is secondary...

But you are going to have to provide more information for us... like year of birth, where in USA settled.. , siblings... , what documents do you have on them... Do you have any clue where from Italy they came from... Did the parents meet here... there...

We really need more info to work with...

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Re: did my great-grandparents naturalize?

Postby mler » 24 Jul 2006, 20:31

Be careful with this, though. You say your grandmother was born in 1915. When was your father born?

Remember that even if your grandmother was an Italian citizen, she could not pass on that citizenship before 1948, so if your father was born before that date, you'll have a problem.

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Re: did my great-grandparents naturalize?

Postby vj » 25 Jul 2006, 05:05

GRECHI
possible 1920 US Census
Duryea, Luzerne, PA
923 Main St, owns house
- Anthony GREGY, 49 (1871), immig 1902? Na 1916?, miner - coal mine
- Asunta, 42 (1878), immig 1909 Na 1916?
- daughter Ria (Pia), 4 (1916), b in PA
- son Albert, 11 (1909), b in PA
- 2 boarders

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Re: did my great-grandparents naturalize?

Postby nuccia » 25 Jul 2006, 06:22

Here's the link to the census vj found..

1920 Census

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Re: did my great-grandparents naturalize?

Postby maddief » 26 Jul 2006, 06:34

Sorry I haven't responded; my dad has been in the hospital.

In any case, I honestly haven't done that much research on my Nonna's side of the family because I thought my Nonno's side would be easier since he was actually born in Italy. I know that Pia had a brother -- his name might of been Alberto but everyone called him "Red" and he has been deceased for about seven years is my guess. Pia's parents both died within a year or two of each other when she was a teenager. If I'm not mistaken, they lived in Pennsylvania, probably in Luzerne Valley.

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Re: did my great-grandparents naturalize?

Postby maddief » 26 Jul 2006, 06:38

I'm not quite gifted with these kind of documents: Does this mean that they indeed naturalized?

Also, in response to an earlier post, my father was born in 1951 (after 1948) so I don't think there should be a problem with that piece. But thank you for bringing it up.

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Re: did my great-grandparents naturalize?

Postby maddief » 26 Jul 2006, 06:38

Oh wait. "Na" means naturalized, doesn't it. Duh.


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