Salvatore and Anna Fortunato (Sicily)

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Salvatore and Anna Fortunato (Sicily)

Postby sholman » 03 May 2009, 02:07

Hi; I am looking for information on my grandparents that came here from Italy. All I know is that they were both born somewhere in Sicily. Grandmothers maiden name: Marrone. I have almost all the information from the time they came to the United States, but can't find anything before that. All the documents I have say only Italy except I two as follows for my Grandfather: New York Passenger List, 1820-1957: Birth Location; monti s quilam. Registration Card: (can't make it all out) think it says Monte San Giuliano ? Trapani. I have no idea how to go about finding information when it comes to having to know the Comune, Province and what ever else. I just get more confused. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You in advance.

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Re: Salvatore and Anna Fortunato (Sicily)

Postby Bette » 03 May 2009, 04:02

Hi,
You don't say what year your grandparents arrived in the USA. However, I have found a Salvatore Fortunato on the Ellis Island web site who was born in Monte San Giuliano, Trapani. This locale is a frazione (a fraction/ a village) of Erice. Erice is the town, Trapani is the Province and Sicily is the Region. When checking the Mormon Family History Library web site, it shows that microfilms for Monte San Giuliano are available for Civil Registration (births, marriages, deaths) for the period 1820 - 1910. If you would like to give the year that your grandparents arrived and say if they were married or single at the time and their ages, that might help to narrow it all down. In order to go backwards from the time they arrived in the USA, you definitely need to determine the name of the town. Then either write to the town for records or do the research yourself by reading the microfilms.
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Re: Salvatore and Anna Fortunato (Sicily)

Postby nuccia » 03 May 2009, 08:49

You also may want to contact member Ricbru who is from Trapani. He is away from his PC for a few days but will return shortly and he may be able to help direct you with this.
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Re: Salvatore and Anna Fortunato (Sicily)

Postby nazca » 03 May 2009, 20:46

hi,
take a look to this topic about monte san giuliano

http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/Foru ... 12439.html in "Locations in Italy"

regards
I'm searching lost relatives and descendant of my greatgrandfather Vincenzo Genualdi (or Gennaldi or Genuardi) and my greatgrandmother Concetta Davola (their sons: Angela, Carmela, Antonio, Bartolomeo, Ernesto, Simone, Riccardo, Maria) went in Chicago,Ill., and New Orleans, in 1880-1920 from Sicily. Other family related : Jacobucci or Jacopucci (from Central Italy).


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