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Antonacci - Gagliardi

Postby fredericitaly » 20 Dec 2008, 18:31

I'm looking for information about Antonio Antonacci, who arrived in the US (NY? CT?) in 1900.
He married Maria Leonarda Gagliardi, also arrived in the US (Ellis Island) in 1900. They married in NY December 1900.

Any information about where and when they arrived would be appreciated. THey were both from southern Italy.

I'm new at this, so please tell me of good websites for doing information searches!

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Re: Antonacci - Gagliardi

Postby pink67 » 20 Dec 2008, 18:49

Hi Frederici,

where did Antonio and Maria lived? Do you know their aproximate year of birth?

from this site you can see their marriage date:

http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/ ... search.asp

IGI Individual Record FamilySearchâ„¢ International Genealogical Index
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Antonio Antonacci
Male Family
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Event(s):
Birth: , , Italy

Christening:
Death:
Burial:
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Parents:
Father: Gianfedele
Mother: Maria Leonarda Vecchialla
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Marriages:
Spouse: Maria Leonarda Gagliardi
Marriage: 22 DEC 1900 Manhattan, New York, New York

Have you checked the Ellis Island Site (free)? You can find their arrival manifests if they landed in NY...

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/EIDB/ellisgold.html

Laura :D

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Re: Antonacci - Gagliardi

Postby fredericitaly » 20 Dec 2008, 19:36

Hi Laura,
Wow, great info and links!

I've found alot of info now.
Antonacci was born 1875, arrived in the US in 1900, died 1970 in West Haven, CT
Gagliardi was born 1876, according to her Italian passport, arrived sometime between Nov and Dec 1900 to marry in an arranged marriage on 22 dec 1900. What is confusing is that Ellis Island received another Maria Gagliardi in 1900, same age, but married and with a 3 year old daughter. Also, she arrived in June 1900, which could not have been possible for MY Gagliardi. Her passport was issued by Italy in November 1900.
How confusing!

I'm going to do a little searching on their parents, hopefully to narrow down some of this info.

Thanks so much for the links. If you have any other ideas, please let me know!

Frederic

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Re: Antonacci - Gagliardi

Postby fredericitaly » 20 Dec 2008, 20:10

What ports besides Ellis Island were possible destinations for Italian immigrants in 1900? I don't find a record of Maria Leonarda Gagliardi landing at Ellis Island that matches my person. COuld she have landed at another port? and where can I find those records?
Is it possible for someone to have landed in NY WITHOUT going through Ellis Island?

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Re: Antonacci - Gagliardi

Postby vj » 20 Dec 2008, 23:39

fredericitaly wrote:I'm new at this, so please tell me of good websites for doing information searches!


Hi!
There are a number of ‘lists’ of genealogy research sites on the internet
Here are a few that may help (including a few that Laura :D mentioned)
Some of these links may require copying and pssting onto your address bar
If you run into a site that is subscription only, let us know.
Many of us have subscriptions that may help.
Valarie

FamilySearch
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/default.asp

FamilySearch Labs (free, requires registration)
http://labs.familysearch.org/

Google web search can be surprising
http://www.google.com/intl/en/options/
+surname (no space after the +) +location
Also check Google news, Google news archives and Google books

Rootsweb master search
http://searches.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sa

Vital Records:
http://www.deathindexes.com/

Immigration
Steve Morse’s gold form for Ellis Island:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/EIDB/ellisgold.html

Also, Castle Garden passengers.
http://www.stevemorse.org/ellis/cg.html

Naturalization:
http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/naturalization.html

Cemeteries:
http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cemeteries/

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

http://www.interment.net/

Message Boards:
http://searches.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sa

http://genforum.genealogy.com/

Family Trees (but so many don’t have source info…)
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi

Best general site:
http://www.cyndislist.com/

Family Tree Magazine Top Ranked Sites:
http://www.familytreemagazine.com/101sites/2007/

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Re: Antonacci - Gagliardi

Postby vj » 21 Dec 2008, 00:10

fredericitaly wrote:Gagliardi was born 1876, according to her Italian passport, arrived sometime between Nov and Dec 1900 to marry in an arranged marriage on 22 dec 1900.


Frederic,
Her name may be mis-transcribed
Valarie

possible 1900 manifest image

21 Dec 1900, SS Furst Bismarck, Napoli to NY
Line 28
Maria Gazliano 24 (abt 1876)
- single
- last residence Campofranco (??)
(could be the comune in the Province of Caltanissetta in the Italian Region Sicily)
- destination NY
- joining brother Giovanni

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Re: Antonacci - Gagliardi

Postby pink67 » 21 Dec 2008, 08:14

fredericitaly wrote:Antonacci was born 1875, arrived in the US in 1900, died 1970 in West Haven, CT


Hi Frederic!

From Ancestry.com (a subscription site) here are the death dates for Antonio:

Social Security Death Index
about Antonio Antonacci
Name: Antonio Antonacci
SSN: 045-XX-XXXX
Last Residence: 06516 West Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
Born: 10 Jun 1875
Died: Feb 1970
State (Year) SSN issued: Connecticut (Before 1951)

on the same site I found the Military Enlistment for Antonio for the First World War:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Antonio Antonacci
Name: Antonio Antonacci
City: New Haven
County: New Haven
State: Connecticut
Birth Date: 10 Jun 1875
Race: White
Roll: 1561945
DraftBoard: 5

Address: 5 Summer Place, New Haven...

image:
[img=http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/9185/antonacciwwioi3.th.jpg]

unfortunately there is no place of birth listed.... :cry:
It was very common that immigrants married women from the same places so possible he was from Campofranco, same Maria's place of birth.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campofranco

from the same site I mentioned above (Ancestry.com):

Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001
about Anton Antonacci
Name: Anton Antonacci
Death Date: 4 Feb 1970
Death Place: West Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
Age: 94 Years
Birth Date: abt 1876
Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse: Mary
State File #: 04347
Residence : West Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
Gender: Male
Race: White

possible death dates for Maria:

Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001
about Mary Antonacci
Name: Mary Antonacci
Death Date: 18 Feb 1965
Death Place: West Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
Age: 88 Years
Birth Date: abt 1877
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Anto
State File #: 04730
Residence : West Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
Gender: Female
Race: White

You can search the SSDI (free) here:

http://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html

Hope this can help!

Laura :D

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Re: Antonacci - Gagliardi

Postby pink67 » 21 Dec 2008, 10:50

Perhaps finding the 1910 census for the family could be helpful....
Could you tell us if this census is correct?

From Ancestry.com

1910 United States Federal Census
about Antonio Antonacci
Name: Antonio Antonacci
Age in 1910: 32
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1878
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's Name: Maria
Home in 1910: New Haven Ward 7, New Haven, Connecticut
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1890
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Antonio Antonacci 32 head, born in IT, year of imm.1890, Alien, labourer in a clock shop
Maria Antonacci 29 wife, born in IT, year of imm. 1901, married since 9 years
Giovanna Antonacci 8 daughter, born in New Jersey
Lissie Antonacci 7 daughter, born in New Jersey
Guiseppe Antonacci 6 son, born in Pennsylvania
Fred Antonacci 4 son, born in Pennsylvania
Giacomo Antonacci 1 1/12 son, born in New Jersey

Page 1:
[img=http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/3295/antonacci1910censuspagesq0.th.jpg]

Page 2:
[img=http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/5664/antonacci1910censuspageqi6.th.jpg]

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Re: Antonacci - Gagliardi

Postby fredericitaly » 24 Dec 2008, 18:49

Wow! You guys are experts!
Yes, I believe Maria Gagliano's name was mistranscribed, as the arrival date and birth place both match what you found - Gazliano and Campofranco are actually Gagliano and Castelfranco.

The 5 children match as well, so this is definitely them. I have to look at the info more closely, but this is incredibly helpful!

Many thanks!
Merry Christmas to all and Happy New Year!

Frederic


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