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Researching Russo, Tringali and Parisi

Postby Weez_1000 » 05 Jul 2008, 23:51

Trying to learn more bout my family heritage I know very little about my family other than a few generations. Here is what I know, My mother's maiden name is parisi, her father John Parisi was born in the US in 1912 from there things get very difficult to follow. John's father was Gaetano (Thomas) Parisi and his mother was Carmelina Tringali, we know Carmelina was from Augusta Sicily, we believe Gaetano was also from Augusta. I have seen Carmelina's first name spelled as Carmela, Carmelaine and Carmelina. Both Carmelina and Gaetano were born in 1884 +/- 1 year. Any idea where to start? I have tried all the US online places i could find ie: ancestry.com, LDS records and a few other genealogy sites to no avail.

BTW: The Tringali's and Parisi' all emigrated to the NY/NJ area and spent their entire life here.

My Grandmothers family is even more difficult as her father's name is Anthony Russo which appears to be an incredibly common name in italy.

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Re: Researching Russo, Tringali and Parisi

Postby Biff83 » 06 Jul 2008, 00:25

Hi, Weez and Welcome!

Is the following your great grandfather?
1903 ship manifest line 18
Gaetano Parisi
Yob about 1886
Last residence Augusta
Occupation mason
Destination New York to join brother Marco or possibly Mauro?

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Postby Weez_1000 » 06 Jul 2008, 00:56

Biff,

That sounds like it may be a winner, he was a mason his whole life and it all seems to be correct. I don't know about the brother, I have never heard any mention of him but it is certainly possible.

BTW: Where did you find that manifest? None of my searches on ancestry or ellisisland came up with anything?

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Postby Weez_1000 » 06 Jul 2008, 01:01

misbris,

Thanks so much, it sure looks like that is the person ive been looking for. I am not sure how i missed that in my previous searches.

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Postby misbris » 06 Jul 2008, 01:06

I searched by the town rather than the name. That way, if a name is badly spelled, you can still see possibilities. By the way, Carmelina is literally "little Carmela." There may have been other Carmelas in the family so she may have been nicknamed Carmelina.

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Postby Biff83 » 06 Jul 2008, 01:13

Weez,

I located the ship manifest on Ancestry. If the manifests for Gaetano and Carmel(in)a are correct, Gaetano had a brother Mauro and Carmela had a brother Pietro and her mother's first name was Giuseppa. I've located the family's 1930 census in Garwood, Union county, NJ. Would you like me to post it?

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Postby Biff83 » 06 Jul 2008, 01:40

Possible Social Security record for Carmelina
Name: Carmelina Parisi
SSN: 137-54-xxxx
Last Residence: 08757 Toms River, Ocean, New Jersey, United States of America
Born: 16 Feb 1886
Died: Nov 1985
State (Year) SSN issued: New Jersey (1972)

Possible WWII Draft Reg Card for Thomas Parisi
Name: Thomas Parisi
Birth Date: 23 May 1885
RESIDENCE: 710 Willow Ave, Cranford, Union, New Jersey
Birth: Italy
Person who will know your address: Dominick Parisi (son?)

Physical description
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Gray
Complexion: Light

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Postby Weez_1000 » 06 Jul 2008, 02:38

Yes Uncle Dom was Tom's son and they did live in Cranford for a brief time. I really appreciate the searches and posts from the two of you, thanks alot. Its amazing how much you have come up with in one day and how little i have found in the last 2 months. I keep hitting dead ends.

Thanks and I will keep trying different search terms until i can get some solid leads.

Where did you do the searches for the military records?

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Re: Researching Russo, Tringali and Parisi

Postby Weez_1000 » 06 Jul 2008, 03:00

Biff83 wrote:Weez,

I located the ship manifest on Ancestry. If the manifests for Gaetano and Carmel(in)a are correct, Gaetano had a brother Mauro and Carmela had a brother Pietro and her mother's first name was Giuseppa. I've located the family's 1930 census in Garwood, Union county, NJ. Would you like me to post it?

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The 1930 Census was one of the few things that i actually did locate on ancestry. I have tried multiple different searches on ancestry and have yet to come up with that manifest. I consider myself pretty good with trying different terms and methods but its clear im not very good at all.

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Postby vj » 06 Jul 2008, 14:13

Hey weez!
Sometimes when you know a location, you can
try searching without a name on ancestry - just
plug in a range of birth years and ’Italy’ .
This was an advanced search on ancestry locking in (exact)
Garwood, born 1884 +/- 5 years, born in Italy:
Valarie

1920 census
Home in 1920:
Garwood, Union, New Jersey
Thomas Perisi 34
Nellie Perisi 33
Mallie Perisi 13
Dominic Perisi 12
Joseph Perisi 9
John Perisi 8
Thomas Perisi 7
Peter Perisi 5
Maurice Perisi 1 9/12

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Re: Researching Russo, Tringali and Parisi

Postby vj » 06 Jul 2008, 14:33

Another search method on ancestry:
This was a search in the 1910 census database using

First name: Dom*
Last name: Par*
Birth year: 1908 +/- 1 year
Relationship: son
Father: Tom
Mother: Carmella
Location: New York, Manhattan

1910 census
Home in 1910:
Manhattan Ward 4, New York, New York
Thomas Pavese 34
Carmelina Pavese 22
Emanuela Pavese 3
Domonick Pavese 2
Josepha Tringelle 42
Joseph Tringelle 10
Peter Tringelle 21
Lienta Tringelle 17

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Re: Researching Russo, Tringali and Parisi

Postby vj » 06 Jul 2008, 15:43

RUSSO

weez,
In case you don’t have these, they may contain clues to finding records
Margaret born in Raritan 1915?
John born in Brooklyn in 1925?
Valarie

Star-Ledger, The (Newark, NJ)
August 13, 2002
Deceased Name: Margaret Parisi

OBITUARY
Mrs. Margaret Parisi, 87, of Summit died yesterday in Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston.
A Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow in St. Teresa of Avila Church, Summit, after the funeral from the Brough Funeral Home, 535 Springfield Ave., Summit.

Mrs. Parisi was born in Raritan and lived in Garwood before moving to Summit eight years ago.

Surviving are a son, John Jr.; a daughter, Shirley Michael-Mitola; a brother, Anthony Russo;
sisters, Mary Greco and Nellie Greco; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
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Star-Ledger, The (Newark, NJ)
March 21, 2000
Deceased Name: John J. Russo

OBITUARY
A Mass for John Russo, 75, of Bridgewater will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Immaculate Conception Church, Mountain Avenue, Somerville, following the funeral from the Bongiovi Funeral Home, Raritan.
Mr. Russo, who died Sunday at home, was a mason for most of his life. He also worked at the American Cyanamid, Bound Brook, for five years.
Mr. Russo was an usher at St. Bernard's Church, Bridgewater.

Born in Brooklyn, he lived in Raritan before moving to Bridgewater 17 years ago.

Surviving are a brother, Anthony, and three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Parisi, Mrs. Mary Greco and Mrs. Nelli Greco.
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Using advanced search on ancestry

Name: John
Born: 1925 +/- 2 yrs
Place: Somerset County, NJ
Father: Anthony
Mother: Angelina

possible 1930 census
Home in 1930:
Bridgewater, Somerset, New Jersey
Antonio Ruano 42
Angelena Ruano 42
Fannie Ruano 16
Margaret Ruano 14
Antonio Ruano 12
Angelena Ruano 10
Louis Ruano 9
John Ruano 5
Mary Ruano 4 2/12

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Re: Researching Russo, Tringali and Parisi

Postby misbris » 06 Jul 2008, 15:48

A few other sites to look into:

http://www.comune.augusta.sr.it/


http://www.paginebianche.it/execute.cgi ... a&ind=&nc=


Family History Center has records for Augusta from 1820 to 1929. Records are on microfilm. You have to order them from the FHC and use them at their center. Film is about $6. per roll and takes 3 to 4 weeks to get.


http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... umns=*,0,0


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