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Access to immigration records

Postby lastraniera » 14 Oct 2006, 04:18

Hi, with someone with access to immigration records please look up the year that Giovanni Russo immigrated to the US?
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born: 1887
possibly landed in new york :1901
age of arrival: 14
coming from: italy

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Postby wldspirit » 14 Oct 2006, 04:47

Russo is a common name, using an exact search, with a +/- of two years on immigration date and birth,
turned up the following:

Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1943 Record
about Giovanni Russo
Name: Giovanni Russo
Arrival Date: 22 Mar 1903
Age: 14 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1889
Gender: Male
Ethnic Background: Italian (South)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Commonwealth
Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts
Friend's Name: Nicola Russo
Last Residence: Siana
Microfilm Roll Number: 58

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Re: Access to immigration records

Postby wldspirit » 14 Oct 2006, 04:57

Here is an exact match based on age and year:

http://ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup_wei ... &line=0003

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Re: Access to immigration records

Postby lastraniera » 14 Oct 2006, 20:41

Thanks, I doubt its the seconds one though because he didn't have any brothers or sisters that travelled with him on the ship, or his mother... I don't even know where to start looking for more specific information, but what i know for sure is that he was 14 when he arrived in the United States, and his destination was Chicago. I also know that he was born in 1887.

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Postby wldspirit » 14 Oct 2006, 21:28

The second manifest list destination as Chicago.....we can keep looking.
Will check the manifest on the first one.....that was thru ancestry, a paid site.

For the best results, I use the SteveMorse site for manifest searches.
Has better results.

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/EIDB/ellis.html

it also gives you more options in search criteria.

Have you placed him on any other documentation??

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Re: Access to immigration records

Postby lastraniera » 17 Oct 2006, 20:02

I've tried it, I got the same 2 results, and I doubt its either of them.

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Postby jcsm400 » 17 Oct 2006, 23:04

Was he naturalized? What year?......If naturalized 1906 or later, his naturalization record should provide the information.

Also, if you are looking for the manifest for the Italian town information, a 1901 manifest will not have it.

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Postby nuccia » 18 Oct 2006, 18:47

Could this be him?

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record
about John Russo
Name: John Russo
City: Chicago
County: Cook
State: Illinois
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 11 Dec 1887
Race: Caucasian
Roll: 1613518
DraftBoard: 42

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Postby nuccia » 18 Oct 2006, 18:49

Another..just in case..

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record
about John Russo
Name: John Russo
City: Chicago
County: Cook
State: Illinois
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 14 Apr 1889
Race: White
Roll: 1613518
DraftBoard: 42

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Re: Access to immigration records

Postby ccapolup » 18 Oct 2006, 19:13

Is there any way to access immigration records? Is there public access? I also would love to look up my grandparents info.

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Re: Access to immigration records

Postby nuccia » 18 Oct 2006, 20:15

Not sure if this site was already given to you but I thinkk they might be able to help.

http://www.archives.gov/locations/

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Postby jcsm400 » 18 Oct 2006, 20:37

ccapolup wrote:Is there any way to access immigration records? Is there public access? I also would love to look up my grandparents info.


Are you looking for arrival in NY or some other port? What time frame?

This site gives the best options for locating, but remember not all manifests are online.

http://stevemorse.org/

If you would like to provide family information, we would be happy to help in locating the correct manifest. If you decide to do this, please start a "new topic" with the informaation, just so there is no mix-up b/t your information & other posters information.

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