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I need help finding out the City/Town my Italian of grandma

Postby CaptainQuicksilver » 24 Nov 2008, 16:47

Hi all,

I need help in locating or finding the City/Town where my Italian grandmother was born. Her name is Maria Giuseppina Bianchi. Can anybody help me out with this or knows HOW I can find this out?

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Re: I need help finding out the City/Town my Italian of gran

Postby vj » 24 Nov 2008, 17:01

Welcome to the forum!
Have you tried locating her ship manifest
(usually under her maiden name)
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/EIDB/ellisgold.html

We could help you look, but we would need a bit more information
- approx birth date
- spouse & children
- locations in the US
Thanks!
Valarie

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Re: I need help finding out the City/Town my Italian of gran

Postby CaptainQuicksilver » 24 Nov 2008, 17:05

Hi Valarie!

Thanks for the quick reply. I think I need to clarify further hehehe, I need to find out where in ITALY was she born (City/Town). This is all the information that I have:

Maria Giuseppina Bianchi
Born September 16th 1928
Deceased May 18th 2004

While in the US, she was living in Springfield Massachussetts.

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Re: I need help finding out the City/Town my Italian of gran

Postby PeterTimber » 24 Nov 2008, 17:11

Dear Captain Quicksilver why do you want to know where she was born? maybe there is a special reason because all you gave us is her name and there are thousands and thousands of Bianchi in Italy and in the USA and how do we find her? =Peter=

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Re: I need help finding out the City/Town my Italian of gran

Postby CaptainQuicksilver » 24 Nov 2008, 17:17

Hi Peter!

I'm trying to procure a copy of her birth certificate so that I can apply for my Italian citizenship, to locate her birth certificate in Italy and get a copy, I need to know the City/Town she was born in. So basically I'm just looking for help on this search. Per my recent findings, it seems there are NO online records for such, so I might be out of luck.

Any suggestions are welcome.

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Re: I need help finding out the City/Town my Italian of gran

Postby vj » 24 Nov 2008, 17:19

Is this correct?

Name: Maria G. Gutwaks
SSN: 032-28-xxxx
Last Residence: 01104 Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States of America
Born: 16 Sep 1928
Last Benefit: 01104 Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States of America
Died: 18 May 2004 State (Year)
SSN issued: Massachusetts (1953-1956)
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Her Social Security Application will have her parents’ names and place of birth
Cost $29
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Social Security Application SS-5

About the SS Application:
http://genealogy.about.com/od/online_re ... equest.htm

It should have:
Full name
Full name at birth, including maiden name
Present mailing address
Age at last birthday
Date of birth
Place of birth (city, county, State)
Father's full name
Mother's full name, including maiden name
Sex
Race as indicated by the applicant
Whether the applicant ever applied for Social Security or Railroad Retirement before
Current employer's name and address
Date signed
Applicant's signature

Order form SSA-711 (can be done online):
http://www.ssa.gov/foia/html/foia_guide.htm

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Re: I need help finding out the City/Town my Italian of gran

Postby vj » 24 Nov 2008, 17:23

Some clues in her obituary:
From GenealogyBank

Republican, The (Springfield, MA) - May 26, 2004
Deceased Name: Maria G. Gutwaks
SPRINGFIELD - Maria G. (Bianchi) Gutwaks, 75, died May 18 at home surrounded by her family. Born in Roma, Italy on September 16, 1928, the daughter of the late Alfredo and Giuseppina (Ciccarelli) Bianchi. Maria attended schools in Italy and graduated from the University of Rome School of Journalism in 1948 and moved to Springfield from Italy in July of 1954. She was employed at Baystate Medical Center and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School, both in Springfield, the West Springfield Public Schools, and also taught in the Dept. of Public Education Adult Evening Program at various locations. Maria was the founder and president of "LE STELLA D'ITALIA", was active in the Italian Cultural Center, and was a cub scout den mother. Maria enjoyed traveling, opera, theater, reading, swimming and crocheting, but her loves in life were her children and grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband in October 1997, Andrew A. Gutwaks. Maria is survived by her children, Marco F. Gutwaks of South Hadley, Fabio Gutwaks of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Nevenka Alegria and Claudia Corriveau, both of Springfield; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 22 from the Forastiere Funeral Home, with a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Franklin St., both in Springfield, and burial in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, 800 Montgomery St., Chicopee.

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Re: I need help finding out the City/Town my Italian of gran

Postby fredoniapeaches » 24 Nov 2008, 17:29

Name: Maria Bianchi
Arrival Date: 27 Apr 1939
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1927
Age: 12
Gender: Female
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Ship Name: Conte di Savoia
Search Ship Database: View the Conte di Savoia in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Nativity: Italy
Line: 9
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_6320
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: dragoni
Page Number: 143
Friend's Name: Raffaele Bianchi


a possibility? do you know when she came over...or where she she landed?

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Re: I need help finding out the City/Town my Italian of gran

Postby CaptainQuicksilver » 24 Nov 2008, 17:33

Thanks to all, especially VJ! That's HER!!! It even states my great grandparents's names too :D.

Fredonia: No, unfortunately, the only information that I have is what I provided in the thread, but it looks like VJ struck GOLD hehe :).

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Re: I need help finding out the City/Town my Italian of gran

Postby fredoniapeaches » 24 Nov 2008, 17:47

they got their post up before me...so kuddos!! good hunting!


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