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Postby rico636 » 17 Jan 2009, 23:42

My grandfather's name was Vincenzo Nicola Posca. He came from Isca Sullo Ionio, and was born 1895. I am having a lot of trouble finding any history beyond him, or when he came to the states. His father's name was Bruno, and mother was the former Paola Christiano. He ended up like a lot of immigrants from Isca, settling in Shamokin, PA. As far as I know, the family name is still on about 45 acres in the Isca area.
Please help.
Rick Pasco (Posca)
Yeah, immigration changed the vowels around.

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Re: family estate

Postby vj » 18 Jan 2009, 00:00

Hi Rick,
Welcome to the Forum!
Valarie

As far as I know, the family name is still on about 45 acres in the Isca area


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Re: family estate

Postby vj » 18 Jan 2009, 00:24

rico636 wrote:...when he came to the states


possible 1913 manifest
page 2

26 Aug 1913 SS Europa, Napoli to NY
Nicola V Posza 18
- single
- blacksmith
- mother Cristiana
- destination Shamokin, PA

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Re: family estate

Postby vj » 18 Jan 2009, 00:42

rico636 wrote:My grandfather's name was Vincenzo Nicola Posca.
He came from Isca Sullo Ionio, and was born 1895.
I am having a lot of trouble finding any history beyond him,
or when he came to the states.


Rick,
For your family’s records in Italy
Valarie
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Italian records:
Your nearest Family History Center has records for Isca sullo Jónio on microfilm.
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Italy, Catanzaro, Isca sullo Jónio
Civil registration

Titles
Registri dello stato civile, 1809-1910
Isca sullo Jónio (Catanzaro)
Ufficio dello stato civile

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Re: family estate

Postby rico636 » 18 Jan 2009, 11:36

VJ, I just started researching the information you gave. The first thing I did was look at the ships manifest. Teras rolled down my face, as I saw for the first time, my grandfather's immigration to the states. Thank you so much. I will continue my research, with the other links you gave to me. Thank you, thank you. Rick

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Re: family estate

Postby vj » 18 Jan 2009, 14:00

Hello Rick :D !
You're very welcome!
I'm so glad we could find your grandfather's record for you.
Please let us know if there's anything else we can do to help.
Valarie


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