CASSATA and LAMANTIA help

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CASSATA and LAMANTIA help

Postby Cassata » 27 Sep 2008, 18:37

I am looking for information about my grandparents, specifically there birth certificates. They were both born in Ventimiglia di Sicily in the late 1800's and came to New York in 1899. I am looking to extend my family tree back beyond my grandparents as a gift for my grandchildren.

Unfortunately due to my poor health and age I am not able to visit archive centers like the Mormon sites. Most of my research has been done from home by the internet and mail with help from some friends.

Any help, ideas or insights would be greatly appreciated.

My grandfather - Michelangelo Cassata - b. 4/16/1875 came to USA 8/17/1899.

My grandmother - Maria Gracia Lamantia - b. 1/19/1880 came to USA 6/8/1899.

Ive located their passenger records and naturalization records but they have no documentation on their parents names.

Thanks.

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Re: CASSATA and LAMANTIA help

Postby vj » 27 Sep 2008, 19:01

Hi and Welcome to the Forum!

Many of us have written to the comune in Italy using this interactive form letter with great success:
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... civile.asp
Valarie

Address:

Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Comune di Ventimiglia di Sicilia
Piazza Santa Rosalia
90020 Ventimiglia di Sicilia PA
ITALY

edit: corrected address

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Re: CASSATA and LAMANTIA help

Postby Cassata » 27 Sep 2008, 19:59

Thanks for the information. I will give it a shot.

Does anyone have access to microfilms from that area?

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Re: CASSATA and LAMANTIA help

Postby vj » 27 Sep 2008, 20:34

Cassata wrote:Thanks for the information. I will give it a shot.

Does anyone have access to microfilms from that area?


Have you seen the records on this site?
http://www.sicilianfamilytree.com/ventimigliavr.html

They may be able to help
Valarie

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Re: CASSATA and LAMANTIA help

Postby Cassata » 27 Sep 2008, 20:48

I have but can not connect anyone to my relatives.

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Re: CASSATA and LAMANTIA help

Postby gerald325i » 11 Feb 2010, 19:23

If you are willing to spend some money, Ancestry.com has a somewhat new service (Expert Connect) by which you can pay someone to do the research you need, which in your case is easy to do, because you have the location and the date.


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