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Ferraraccio and Desantis

Postby jwebs94 » 27 Apr 2009, 03:29

I have never been able to find much on this side of my family.
i would appreciate any help, to include a point in the right directions for records.

Here is what I know, and it doesn't go back very far...

There was Ponzianno and Concetta.
(I have no info on them other than names)

Their son Frank married Lucy DeSantis. (frank had a brother Biaggio, among others, but that is the one name I know)
Francesco Ferraraccio:
B: 20 Apr 1885
Troia, Foggia, Puglia, Italy
D: 7 Sep 1949
Pennsylvania, USA

Maria Lucinda De Santis
B: 18 Nov 1889
Troia, Foggia, Puglia, Italy
D: 22 Aug 1980
Indiana, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Their son John was my grandpa:
John F Ferraraccio (Siblings: Ponzianno, Sue, Anthony)
B:4 dec 1922
Dubois, Pennsylvania, USA
D: 1973
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA

Ok, so "Troia, Foggia, Puglia, Italy " was listed in an ancestry.com database, and I have these records from Eliis Island:
First Name: Biagio
Last Name: Ferraraccio
Ethnicity: Italian
Last Place of Residence: Troia, Foggia, Italy
Date of Arrival: Dec 07, 1907
Age at Arrival: 20y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Italia
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0020

Now, the story is, Biaggio/Biagio was supposed to come back... and when he didn't they sent my Great-Grandpa Frank to come get him:
First Name: Francesco
Last Name: Ferraraccio
Ethnicity: Italy, South
Last Place of Residence: Troia, Italy
Date of Arrival: Sep 17, 1911
Age at Arrival: 29 y Gender: M Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Oceania (1909)
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0004

GUESS WHAT? frank never went back either! :lol:

I would also be interested in info on the DeSantis line.
this is what I have for Lucy's parents:

Angelo De Santis
B:10 Oct 1843
, , , Italy
D:1 Aug 1930
, , , Italy

Marie Assunda De Santis
B:30 Oct 1856
, , , Italy
D:8 Mar 1911
, , , Italy

AND THAT is all I have!! I am try to find ancestors of course... but I also want to find as many cousins as I can... where did we all end up, that kind of stuff!

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Re: Ferraraccio and Desantis

Postby JohnArmellino » 27 Apr 2009, 04:33

The civil records for the comune of Troia are available on microfilm from the Church of Latter Day Saints. Go to www.familysearch.com and follow the links to Library>LibraryCatalog>PlaceSearch and then type in Troia. The records appear to be quite extensive, including birth, marriage, death, processetti, allegati, pubblicazioni, and diversi from 1809-1929. They films can be rented and viewed at Family History Centers. You can find the one closest to you at the above website. You should be able to find your ancestors in these records. Once you constructed your family tree, you should be able to find present-day cousins.
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Re: Ferraraccio and Desantis

Postby jwebs94 » 27 Apr 2009, 04:38

Thank you!!!


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