My Grandmother, Chiaro Colomba's date of arrival at Ellis Island was January 10, 1906 and she came from the town of Bonefro, Italy. I am just beginning researching my grandparents roots.
Does anyone know if the Colombo and Colomba families from Bonefro are the same. On the Ellis Isalnd passenger record, it is spelled Colomba but on my mother's birth certificate, her mother's maiden name is Colombo.
From the Ellis Island record, it appears that my grandmother's mothers name may have been Antonia Vaccaro her father's name may have been Luigi Colomba. He emmigrated earlier.
I know my grandmother, Chiara, married Alfonso DeCillis (from Pescopagano) and had their first son, Andrew, in Brooklyn, NY in 1912.
Does anyone know anything about the Colomba, Vaccaro or DeCillis families.
Also, any info on Bonefro and/or Pescopagano would be great!!
Thanks for any help and guidance,