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I'm looking for my family Please Help!

Postby cwoodall51 » 14 Sep 2008, 17:01

My grandfather Ercole Montagna died in Detroit MI in 63 or 64. I am trying to find out if I still have family here in the US and in Sicily. I think he was from Greto, Sicily.

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Re: I'm looking for my family Please Help!

Postby pink67 » 14 Sep 2008, 17:08

Hi and welcome....

are these dates about your grandfather?

Social Security Death Index
about Ercole Montagna
Name: Ercole Montagna
SSN: 382-XX-XXXX
Last Residence: Michigan
Born: 31 Jul 1898
Died: Jun 1964
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951

Laura

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Re: I'm looking for my family Please Help!

Postby cwoodall51 » 14 Sep 2008, 17:16

How do I find his family in Sicily? I know he had another daughter before my mom and her sister.

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Re: I'm looking for my family Please Help!

Postby cwoodall51 » 14 Sep 2008, 17:18

I think those are the right dates.

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Re: I'm looking for my family Please Help!

Postby pink67 » 14 Sep 2008, 17:19

From: http://www.ancestry.com/search/

here is an arrival manifest about a Ercole Montagna in 1922....

Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956
about Ercole Montagna
Name: Ercole Montagna
Arrival Date: 7 Jan 1921
Age: 22
Birth Date: abt 1899
Birth Country: Italy
Gender: Male

Ship Name: Sicilian
Port of Arrival: St John, New Brunswick, Canada
Port of Departure: Antwerp, Belgium

Line 13

I can't read well his last residence in Italy... It seems he was leaving in Italy his father Carlo in Girgenti (now Agrigento)... maybe some other member can help reading the exact town...
Was going to Rochester, NY to join his uncle Boscarino Giovanni.
His place of birth was Grotte (it's a comune in Agrigento Province, Sicily region)

[img=http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/4606/montagnaercole1922arrivhi6.th.jpg]

Can you confirm this is your grandfather?

Laura

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Re: I'm looking for my family Please Help!

Postby cwoodall51 » 14 Sep 2008, 17:24

I asked my mom and she says that sounds right. I cant find his death certificate we have but it has his parents name on it. His birth place is correct.

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Postby pink67 » 14 Sep 2008, 17:36

Don't know if it can be helpful but this is the link to the Italian White pages:

http://www.paginebianche.it/index.html

digit Montagna in "cognome" and Grotte in "dove"... you can see that actually there are only two persons in Grotte with Montagna last name....
Perhaps you could write them...

Laura :D

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Re: I'm looking for my family Please Help!

Postby cwoodall51 » 14 Sep 2008, 17:48

Thanks so much,

How would I write the address out?

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Re: I'm looking for my family Please Help!

Postby pink67 » 15 Sep 2008, 06:12

Name, Last name
Via ........ N. ... (Street ....... Number ...)

92020 Grotte AG
ITALY

If you want to write in Italian you can post the letter in the section:

http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/Foru ... m/f=5.html

and sure you'll find help to translate it....

Laura :)

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Re: I'm looking for my family Please Help!

Postby Mardi » 20 Sep 2008, 14:40

My great grandparents were born in Corleone, Sicily. How can I get information on their deaths: MARCHIONE CALAMUSA BORN 1837 AND CATARINA LOBELLO BORN 1842

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Postby PeterTimber » 20 Sep 2008, 16:12

already responded to?=Peter=


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