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Zito

Postby kemz » 18 Dec 2008, 18:53

Hello my name is Karen I have been trying to help my husband find out more about his heritage. any information I could get would be great I would like to surprise him.

I was looking at some of the paper work I have found.

My husbands name is Michel J. Zito
his fathers Vincent M. Zito
from the old marriage license's I have found:

Vincent's father and mother
Joseph Zito married Elisabeth Avigliano 2-2-30 (Elisabeth's name some time was changed to Elizabeth)

Elisabeth's Parents
Mike Avigliano
Antonietta Lamonaco

Joseph's Parents
Pasquale Zito
Martara Torrana

Elisabeth Avigliano Mother
Pasquale Bruce married Antonietta Avigliano 2-11-1918

Antonietta's Parents
Emmanuele Lamonaca
Chiara Coscia

Pasquale's Parents
Rocca Bruce
Annie Palmiere


They are from Italy and settled in San Francisco, Ca I also know that Joseph Zito was born in Calabria, Italy.

Thank You

Karen

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Re: Zito

Postby wldspirit » 18 Dec 2008, 19:01

Welcome to IG!! Can you tell us what US records you have collected so far? That way we don't duplicate research and can provide you with new records and leads!!
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Re: Zito

Postby kemz » 18 Dec 2008, 19:17

The main records I have is what my husband has that was his father's. I have a few other things like when they went through classes to become US citizens. Other than that I really have nothing. I've tried to do a search online and I come to a stop.

I can find things like when Michael's father was born and passed away I can find the same thing for his Nonna but nothing for his Nonno. I tried a few times at the library but no luck. I am probably not looking things up the correct way. I'm lost to what to do to help him. My family has a genealogy book that list's most of the information and I haven't had to look.

I will ask my husband to see what else he can remember.

Thank You
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Re: Zito

Postby vj » 18 Dec 2008, 20:48

Hi Karen!
Here’s a start.
Are these the correct folks?
Thanks!
Valarie

Zito/Avigliano

Joseph Zito (11 Dec 1901-4 Sep 1960)
Wife Elisabeth Avigliano (10 Dec 1912-25 Jan 1994)

From ancestry. com
possible 1930 census image

Home in 1930:
457 Blackstone Ave, rents $27
Fresno, Fresno, California

Head Joseph Zito 29, abt 1901 IT
- married age 29, abt 1930
- immig 1922, Pa (filed 1st papers for naturalization)
- barber, shop
Wife Elizabeth Zito 17, abt 1912 IT
- immig 1915, PA

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Re: Zito

Postby kemz » 18 Dec 2008, 20:54

My husband said his Great nonno Pasquale Bruce is one of eleven brothers at one time one of the brothers lived in NY. Michael also said his nonno went through Ellis Island.

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Re: Zito

Postby vj » 18 Dec 2008, 21:08

Joseph’s possible ship manifest from Ellis Island
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1922 manifest image
page 2

09 Aug 1922 SS Colombo, Naples to NY
Giuseppe Zito, 23 (abt 1899)
- single
- has possible naturalization notation
- last residence Verbicaro ( province of Cosenza, region Calabria)
- in Verbicaro, mother Martire
- destination San Francisco
- joining uncle Felice Zito at 730 Valley Street San Francisco
- born in Verbicaro

manifest detained page

RR to uncle Zito 730 Valley Street, San Francisco

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Re: Zito

Postby vj » 18 Dec 2008, 21:25

Zito

Italian Records:

This new website has several records for Zito in Verbicaro,
but not Giuseppe born abt 1899-1901 (yet)
ARCHIVIO DI STATO DI COSENZA
(requires free registrion)
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Your nearest Family History Center has records for Verbicaro on microfilm.
The cost is abt $6 mo (rent), you’ll need to go to the center to order & view them.


Family History Library Catalog:
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library ... t_fhlc.asp

film notes

Topic Italy, Cosenza, Verbicaro - Civil registration
Titles Registri dello stato civile, 1809-1910 Verbicaro (Cosenza). Ufficio dello stato civile

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Three terrific books
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How to Use Italian Civil, Ecclesiastical, &
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A Genealogist’s Guide to
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Finding Italian Roots
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Re: Zito

Postby kemz » 18 Dec 2008, 22:34

Thank you so much for you help )

I talked with my husband he said that the name Felice Zito sounds fimilar but not the name Giuseppe Zito. He also said he thinks his father told him once that long time ago it might have been spelled Zita but many changed it to Zito because of it being to feminine.

He also said his nonno was born in 1899. but the age difference between his nonno and nonna you have listed would be correct and that the dates you have for her is correct so it is possible they had the date for his nonno wrong. I'll see what else I can find in the paper work.

Once again thank you very very much. I will also take a look at the sites that you have listed.

Karen

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Re: Zito

Postby vj » 18 Dec 2008, 22:59

Avigliano

Elisabeth Avigliano (10 Dec 1912-25 Jan 1994)

possible 1915 manifest
page 2

7 Apr 1915 SS Stampalia, Napoli to NY
Lines 19-20
Antonia Lamonaco 26, abt 1888
- last residence Forenza (??)
(province of Potenza, region Basilicata)
- in Forenza, father Emanuele
- destination Fresno, CA
- joining husband Michele Avigliano at 1639 D St
- born in Forenza
Elizabetta Avigliano 3, abt 1911
- possible naturalization notation: 22-134198 9/3/43

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Re: Zito

Postby vj » 18 Dec 2008, 23:34

Avigliano

From Find A Grave

Mike Avigliano

Birth: 1890
Death: Nov. 1917

Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Fresno
Fresno County
California, USA

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Re: Zito

Postby vj » 19 Dec 2008, 01:54

Bruce

CA Death Index:
BRUCE ANTONETTA
01/03/1889
COSCIA
LAMONICA
01/27/1957
565-03-xxxx
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Eddie Rocco Bruce's obituary,
may help to sort out Elizabeth Avigliano's siblings

From ancestry. com
Fresno Bee, 30 Aug 1964

Eddie Rocco Bruce obituary

- 67 yrs old born in Italy (abt 1897)
- immig 1910
- lived in Fresno and Los Angeles
Survived by
- 1 brother:
Mike in San Francisco
- 3 stepbrothers:
Dan of Fresno
Frank of Fresno
Eddie of San Jose
- 2 sisters:
Lena Aleo of San Francisco
Mrs Anna Niboli of San Joachin
- 3 half sisters:
Mrs Josephine Piccolo of San Jose
Mrs Louise Steinberger of Vallejo
Mrs Elizabeth Zito of San Mateo
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possible 1930 census

Home in 1930:
1219 J Street, owns $700
Sanger, Fresno, California

Head Peter Bruce 56, abt 1874 IT
- 1st marriage age 22, abt 1896
- immig 1902, Na
- laborer, farm
Wife Antoinette Bruce 38, abt 1892 IT
- 1st marriage age 19, between 1908-1911
- immig 1905, Al
Son Edward Bruce 11, abt 1919 CA
Daughter Josephine Bruce 10, abt 1920 CA
Daughter Louise Bruce 7, abt 1923 CA
Son Danny Bruce 4 9/12, abt 1925 CA
Son Frank Bruce 1 6/12, abt 1928 CA
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possible 1920 census

Home in 1920:
Farm
San Joaquin, Fresno, California

Head Patrick Bruce 45, abt 1875 IT
- immig 1903, Pa
- farmer, fruit farm
Wife Antonette Bruce 28, abt 1892 IT
- immig 1915
Son Rocco Bruce 21, abt 1899 IT
- immig 1910
Daughter Anna Bruce 16, abt 1904 IT
- immig 1910
Son Michael Bruce 8, abt 1912 CA
Daughter Lizzie Bruce 7, abt 1913 CA (?)
Son Edward Bruce 1 1/12, abt 1918 CA
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This may help with the town in Italy for Pasquale Bruce
Possible WWI Card for son Edward Rocco Bruce:

from ancestry. com
1917 WWI Draft Registration Card

Edward Rocco Bruce
108 Wolf Street, San Francisco
Born 31 May 1896 in Forenza, Prov Potenza

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Re: Zito

Postby vj » 19 Dec 2008, 03:00

Bruce

Original name may have been Abbruzzese

possible 1910 manifest for Pasquale Bruce’s 1st wife & children

1910 manifest
page 2

5 Jul 1910 SS Berlin, Naples to NY
Lines 15-19
Maria D`Andrea 38, abt 1872
- last residence Potenza, Forenza
- leaving a brother in Forenza
- destination Fresno CA
- joining husband Pasquale Abbruzzese
- medical notations
- born in Potenza, Forenza
Rocco Abbruzzese 13, abt 1897
Angela Abbruzzese 12, abt 1898
Anna Abbruzzese 8, abt 1902

line 11: Abbruzzese cousin

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from 1910 manifest & Eddie Rocco Bruce's obituary

CA Death Index (on ancestry)

(Rocco)
Eddy Bruce
25 Aug 1964
Los Angeles
30 May 1897
Italy

(Angela?)
Lena Aleo
19 Aug 1995
San Francisco
20 Nov 1899
Other Country
Dandrea

Anna Marie Niboli
13 Feb 1981
Fresno
17 Nov 1902
Other Country
Dandra

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Re: Zito

Postby nuccia » 19 Dec 2008, 13:32

kemz,

You mentioned you had attempted researching with no luck because you thought you were doing it incorrectly. Perhaps if you can explain what the problem you're having is and on what sites you have already looked we can explain how to use the search engines. We can also offer you a list of sites that you may want to try if you would prefer researching yourself..eliminates us from posting records for the wrong family and provides a greater sense of satisfaction for yourself. Otherwise we can continue in this format and let you choose the info that is useful to you.

You make the choice..LOTS of members here that are experts in several different areas of the research process so please feel free to let us know how you would like to proceed.

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Re: Zito

Postby wldspirit » 19 Dec 2008, 14:40

They are from Italy and settled in San Francisco, Ca


Here is a link with information on how to obtain vital records, at the right of the page there is a link to the city and county offices.

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/birthdea ... fices.aspx

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Re: Zito

Postby flipflopfrank » 17 Jun 2011, 22:54

I am your husbands cousin - sent you a pm....


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