S.S. Rex arrival 8/5/1937

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S.S. Rex arrival 8/5/1937

Postby mcleveland » 18 Nov 2008, 01:15

My grandmother arrived in America on August 5, 1937 from Naples, Italy via the S.S. Rex. I am having trouble locating her name on any manifest since the ship docked at a Port in NY other than Ellis Island. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Her last name was Morola...any help would be most appreciated

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Re: S.S. Rex arrival 8/5/1937

Postby wldspirit » 18 Nov 2008, 03:06

Ancestry has the manifest log, however it is 133 pages, no return on Morola, other possibilities for spelling variation, but we need a first name,
and birthdate would be helpful.
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Re: S.S. Rex arrival 8/5/1937

Postby mcleveland » 18 Nov 2008, 03:31

I'm sorry I've mispelled it..her name is Antonietta Merola born December 31,1918 (I believe it was 1918) Thank you so much for your support...

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Re: S.S. Rex arrival 8/5/1937

Postby wldspirit » 18 Nov 2008, 03:52

Possibility:

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

Name: Antonie R G Merola
Arrival Date: 5 Aug 1937
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1921
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Place of Origin: Italy
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian;Italian (South) (Italian)
Ship Name: Rex
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Nativity: Italy
Line: 18
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_6019
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: Cuccaro V
Page Number: 162
Friend's Name: Aniello
Port Arrival State: New York
Port Arrival Country: United States

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Re: S.S. Rex arrival 8/5/1937

Postby mcleveland » 18 Nov 2008, 04:03

OMG! you are amazing....please forgive my ignorance but how can I take this wonderful information you have found for me and locate the actual ships's log so I can see her entry? Is there a website or someplace I can send for it too...You have been so helpful and so quick...you are amazing...

God Bless You.............

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Re: S.S. Rex arrival 8/5/1937

Postby wldspirit » 18 Nov 2008, 04:10

Just waiting for confirmation from you that this is the person of interest,
I will download both pages now and post them in Imageshack. You can view, save to your computer and print them from there.

May take a few minutes, back shortly......
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Re: S.S. Rex arrival 8/5/1937

Postby mcleveland » 18 Nov 2008, 04:15

YES...YES....this is her and I nearly cried when I saw "friend's name" Aniello because that was her father who sent for her :)...ok so you will download the pages to Imageshack? what is that and can you guide me through it....

So Grateful and appreciative of your help...Truly!

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Re: S.S. Rex arrival 8/5/1937

Postby wldspirit » 18 Nov 2008, 04:26

Page one

Page two

Take a closer look at these and let us know if this is indeed the right person.
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Re: S.S. Rex arrival 8/5/1937

Postby mcleveland » 18 Nov 2008, 04:34

Yes. Yes....this is her....WOW! :)

Is there anything with her signature?...how do you find all this info...you are amazing....

thank you thank you...

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Re: S.S. Rex arrival 8/5/1937

Postby wldspirit » 18 Nov 2008, 04:39

Sorry, didn't see your last post, happy to have helped out.

Manifest clearly states her father on page two, as well as her mother's name and surname. Town of origin is listed as well.

Click on the links above, you can enlarge image by clicking anywhere on the image. To save or print, right click on image, in drop down menu, you will see the options of save picture or print picture. I save all images to my picture program.

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Re: S.S. Rex arrival 8/5/1937

Postby mcleveland » 18 Nov 2008, 04:44

you are amazing...thank you again...can't wait to print out, frame and show her...I'm sure it will bring her to tears..yesterday I showed her an amazing video of the S.S. Rex as she remembers it on youtube...she is 88 and an amazing woman...thank you again from the bottom of my heart for being so incredibly kind and helpful....many others were only willing to help for a fee with no promise of information....your GREAT!

May God Bless you and your family with health and happiness ALWAYS!

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Re: S.S. Rex arrival 8/5/1937

Postby wldspirit » 18 Nov 2008, 04:44

I use Ancestry.com, a subscription site, well worth the money when doing genealogy. Saves some time in accessing original documents.
I also have access to Footnote, which contains original naturalization record images among their collections.

There was no signature, sorry.

IG is a wonderful forum, we have a fantastic team!! All members go out of their way to help others locate material, for free!! And all for the love of genealogy......can't believe others would try to profit off of a simple lookup!!

Happy to have helped out, god bless!!
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Re: S.S. Rex arrival 8/5/1937

Postby Biff83 » 18 Nov 2008, 16:57

Father Aniello's 1922 manifest

Name: Aniello Merola
Arrival Date: 29 Aug 1922
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1897
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Ship Name: Europa
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Nativity: Italy
Line: 5
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_3167
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: cuccaro
Nearest relative in Italy, mother Catina
Destination: Elizabeth NJ

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