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Searching for Guarisco, Digerolormo Sicily & Palermo

Postby Lindee » 01 Sep 2008, 20:36

Hello everyone, I am looking for my grandfather Salvatore R. Guarisco's (Gurisco and other spellings) parents. Born: February 1878 or so. He was from Gibellina, Sicily Italy. Brothers: Vincenzo, Rosario, Nicolo and possible a sister Lena which may have been a nick name for Antonina.

He married Antonina Digerolomo(Deligermio) no birth records. Her father Charles and mother Catherine. She had sisters; Lena, Mary, Josephine

Antonina and Salvatore immigrated to Louisianna in 1900 via Tramp Steamer ship, (n manifest) The lived in LA before settling in Spokane WA.
Children: Charles, Nicholas, Pasco, Joseph, Antonino, Lena, Mary, Josephine, Rose, Catherine, Tuispena, Cocoa (?) and Theresa

He passed away 1957 and she passed away in 1944, both in Spokane, WA. I believe they were married in Italy. Could have been in Palermo or Sicily. I found nturalization papers for him, but I am unable to find anything else at all on either one of them. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you
Linda

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Re: Searching for Guarisco, Digerolormo Sicily & Palermo

Postby vj » 01 Sep 2008, 22:36

Hi!
Just for reference, is this the correct family?

possible 1930 census
Home in 1930:
Broadway, owns $4000
Opportunity, Spokane, Washington

Head Sam R Guarisco 56, abt 1874 IT
- married age 26, abt 1900
- immig 1900, Na
- farmer
Wife Antinoni Guarisco 52, abbt 1878 IT
- immig 1900?, Na
Son Pat Guarisco 26, abt 1904 WA
Son Nick Guarisco 21?, abt 1909 WA
Son Joe Guarisco 18, abt 1912 WA
Daughter Rose Guarisco 15, abt 1915 WA
Son Tony Guarisco 14, abt 1916 WA
Daughter Josephine Guarisco 13, abt 1917 WA
Daughter Lena Guarisco 11, abt 1919 WA
Mother-in-law Catherine Digirolamo 79, abt 1851 IT
- widow
- immig 1902, Na
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possible 1920 census
pg 2
Home in 1920:
East Spokane, Spokane, Washington

Sam Guarisco 48
Twena Guarisco 43
Charley Guarisco 19, abt 1901 LA
Pasco Guarisco 15
Mary Guarisco 13
Katherine Guarisco 12
Cocoa Guarisco 10
Joe Guarisco 7
Rosie Guarisco 6 6/12
Tony Guarisco 4 10/12
Josephine Guarisco 2 10/12
Lena Guarisco 1 4/12
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possible 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card
Salvatore Guarisco 45
Yardley, Spokane, WA
Born 20 Feb 1873
Naturalized

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Re: Searching for Guarisco, Digerolormo Sicily & Palermo

Postby PeterTimber » 01 Sep 2008, 22:58

Microfilm records from 1821 to 1910 of Gibellina (Trapani province, Sicily)covering allbriths,marrriages and deaths are avilable at your nearest Mormon family history library. You can go to www.familysearch.org for nearest location and rent out film for about $5.00. If you go this route then take along a book Discovering Your Italian Ancestors by Lynn Nelson which is a companion book. Bring along a magniftying glass since the records are handwritten. Copies of birth records can be made there.=Peter=

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Re: Searching for Guarisco, Digerolormo Sicily & Palermo

Postby Lindee » 01 Sep 2008, 23:18

VJ: yes, this is the correct family

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Postby vj » 01 Sep 2008, 23:57

Linda
Not sure if you’ve seen these.
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Washington Death Records 1907-1960 from FamilySearch Labs

Name: Antonina Guarisco
Death date: 18 Apr 1944
Death place: Spokane, Spokane, Washington
Gender: Female
Age at death: 65 years 9 months 4 days
Estimated birth year: 1879
Marital status: Married
Spouse name: Salvatore Guarisco
Father name: Pasquale Degerolomio
Film number: 2032393
Digital GS number: 4224995
Image number: 2017
Reference number: 595
Collection: Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960

Name: Salvatone Guarisco
Death date: 22 Jul 1957
Death place: Spokane, Spokane, Washington
Gender: Male
Age at death: 85 years
Estimated birth year: 1872
Father name: Charles Guarisco
Film number: 2033736
Digital GS number: 4224551
Image number: 1707
Reference number: 14093
Collection: Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960

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Postby vj » 02 Sep 2008, 00:12

Possible census records for DiGirolamo

1910
Home in 1910:

Greenacres, Spokane, Washington
Pasqualla Geralamo 70
Catharine Geralamo 57

Note: next door to Pirello? family
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1920
Home in 1920:
Greenacres, Spokane, Washington

Joe Pirella 43
Nirtha Pirella 38
Rose Pirella 16
Katherine Pirella 13
Josephine Pirella 11
Lena Pirella 10
Andre Pirella 9
Mary Pirella 7
Charles Pirella 5
Wirt Pirella 2 9/12
Frank Pirella 2/12
Katherine Gerolom 69
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more possibly related Washington Death Records?:

Name: Antonia Pirello
Death date: 06 Apr 1946
Death place: Rural, Spokane, Washington
Gender: Female
Age at death: 62 years 9 months 7 days
Estimated birth year: 1884
Marital status: Married
Spouse name: Joseph
Father name: Pasquale Deglermo
Film number: 2032513
Digital GS number: 4223146
Image number: 980
Reference number: 164
Collection: Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960
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Name: Pasquale Digirolamo
Death date: 17 Mar 1913
Death place: Spokane, Spokane, Washington
Gender: Male
Age at death: 70 years
Estimated birth year: 1843
Film number: 1992187
Digital GS number: 4220908
Image number: 563
Reference number: 269
Collection: Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960
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Name: Catherine Digirolamo
Death date: 12 Feb 1931
Death place: Spokane, Spokane, Washington
Gender: Female
Age at death: 80 years 10 months 27 days
Estimated birth year: 1851
Marital status: Married
Spouse name: Pascal Digirolamo
Film number: 2022803
Digital GS number: 4221110
Image number: 1061
Reference number: 62
Collection: Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960

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Postby Lindee » 02 Sep 2008, 13:41

VJ: Oh my gosh, yes, this would be my greaqt grandparents. How and where did you get this information? I did only what I know which is the Ancestry.com, familyhistory.com, rootsweb.com. I have never found this info to this detail. I was having so much trouble in the sellling of thier last name. I bellieve it is the Digirolamo. Thank you, thank you! I have Naturalization papers on Salvatore Guarisco and Antonina Digirolamo was naturalized on his papers. Where do I go from here?
Linda

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Postby vj » 02 Sep 2008, 13:50

Lindee wrote:VJ: Oh my gosh, yes, this would be my greaqt grandparents. How and where did you get this information? I did only what I know which is the Ancestry.com, familyhistory.com, rootsweb.com. I have never found this info to this detail. I was having so much trouble in the sellling of thier last name. I bellieve it is the Digirolamo. Thank you, thank you! I have Naturalization papers on Salvatore Guarisco and Antonina Digirolamo was naturalized on his papers. Where do I go from here?
Linda


Hey Linda!
The FamilySearchLabs site is fairly new and has some really neat free
records. I believe it only requires that you register.
No doubt the original death certificates have more information on them.
I guess I would start with searching for the originals in the [url=http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/]WA State
Archives[/url], spelling may be a challenge.
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Postby Lindee » 02 Sep 2008, 14:26

I have actully been on those sites and found nothing. They listed two matches that were not my grandfather. I hate these dead ends. I get on a roll and then the brakes go on. Any other places to search that you can suggest?

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Postby vj » 02 Sep 2008, 15:00

Linda, I see what you mean abt the digital archives
I guess death certificates after 1907 have to be ordered?
$20 each is about average for most states:
http://www.doh.wa.gov/EHSPHL/CHS/mailin.htm
It appears that Spokane County is the same price
http://www.srhd.org/information/certifi ... efault.asp
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Postby Lindee » 02 Sep 2008, 15:19

VJ- thanks for the info. Would the LDS family history library have any of this information? I have done searches with every last name and come up blank. There are 2 mathches they found, but are not the ones i am looking for. Are there any other websites you have found valuable? I use ancestry but that is really limited. I have used blancepaige.it, but that wasn't much help.

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Postby Lindee » 02 Sep 2008, 15:23

VJ - I just noticed on your earlieer post it shows: digital GS, image, file number... what site did you get this from? AIt appears the info you got was more complete than what I have been able to find. -Linda

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Postby vj » 02 Sep 2008, 16:27

Lindee wrote:VJ - I just noticed on your earlieer post it shows: digital GS, image, file number... what site did you get this from? AIt appears the info you got was more complete than what I have been able to find. -Linda


Linda, they are on the new Family Search Labs site
(click on 'view all collections')
Washington Death Records 1907-1960 from FamilySearchLabs
Had to try a lot of spelling variations
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Postby Lindee » 02 Sep 2008, 16:34

VJ, thanks. I guess I need to broaden my searches with different spellings. Would you or anyone visiting this site know how to find ship manifests for steam trampers (this is what my cousin called it) that arrived in Louisiana? I am unable to find anything on this set of grandparents. the came from either Sicily or Palermo in 1900. I am assuming they got married there before boarding ship to come to the US.

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Postby vj » 02 Sep 2008, 16:42

Lindee wrote:VJ- thanks for the info. Would the LDS family history library have any of this information? I have done searches with every last name and come up blank. There are 2 mathches they found, but are not the ones i am looking for. Are there any other websites you have found valuable? I use ancestry but that is really limited. I have used blancepaige.it, but that wasn't much help.


Linda, looks like death records only go up to 1907
Spokane Films
(note; just click the links to view what information is
available in microfilm)

In case you haven’t tried other locations yet,
Family History Library Catalog Search
(note: I pretty much just use the ‘place’ search)

As for other sites, if you can't find a tree with some clues
on ancestry.com or rootsweb:
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi

And nothing comes up on a google web or google news archive search,
it may be worthwhile to look into ordering some critical vital
records. It can get expensive.

The most inexpensive route is ordering and viewing microfilm
from your nearest Family History Center. Your Italian records
will be full of terrific information.

Other avenues local to Spokane would be church, obituary and cemetery
records. Your census records should help you zero in on the church
your family used (if you don't already know it)

Valarie


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