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Muscianese or Giordano Families

Postby Queenie220 » 09 Jun 2009, 00:28

Looking for family history on Muscianese and Giordano families. Came to US early 1900's. Looking for family history based in Italy.

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Re: Muscianese or Giordano Families

Postby wldspirit » 09 Jun 2009, 07:27

In order to obtain records in Italy you must know the town of origin, have you identified from what town your ancestors came?
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Re: Muscianese or Giordano Families

Postby Queenie220 » 11 Jun 2009, 19:31

wldspirit wrote:In order to obtain records in Italy you must know the town of origin, have you identified from what town your ancestors came?
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I know the town of origin listed was Melito, but my mom said my grandfather came from Northern Italy, so I am not sure if this person is my relative. I will have to do some more research to get more family background, huh?

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Re: Muscianese or Giordano Families

Postby misbris » 11 Jun 2009, 19:53

Queenie,

The best place to start is the ship's manifest. Do you have that information? Giordano is a very common name. If you can give us some more specific information, we may be able to help you.

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Re: Muscianese or Giordano Families

Postby Queenie220 » 15 Jun 2009, 10:20

I believe the name of the ship was the Cretic.

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Re: Muscianese or Giordano Families

Postby misbris » 15 Jun 2009, 20:15

Hi, :D

We can help you find the correct person but you will have to give us first and last name of immigrant, approximate year of travel, what city or state they went to, etc.

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Re: Muscianese or Giordano Families

Postby Queenie220 » 15 Jun 2009, 21:56

Awesome! Dominick Muscianese and Maria Antonia Giordano both ended up in the Lancaster, PA area. I do not know what port they traveled to. I don't have the exact year, but it would have to be just before 1915, when my mother was born in Lancaster. Does that help?
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Re: Muscianese or Giordano Families

Postby vj » 15 Jun 2009, 22:48

Hello!
Just for reference, does this census belong to your family?
Thanks!
Valarie

1930 census

Home in 1930:
426 Mulberry Street, owns $5400
Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

head Dominick Muchunese 55, abt 1875 IT
- married age 37, abt 1912
- immig 1906, Na (naturalized citizen)
- laborer, linoleum plant
wife Mary Muchunese 55, abt 1875 IT
- immig 1914
daughter Josephine Muchunese 14, abt 1916 PA
son Dominick Muchunese 12, abt 1918 PA

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Re: Muscianese or Giordano Families

Postby misbris » 16 Jun 2009, 00:44

Possible manifest for Maria Antonia???

She was travelling with her brothers??? and going to Yonkers,NJ



http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipM ... 0196%2ETIF

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http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipM ... 0196%2ETIF

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Re: Muscianese or Giordano Families

Postby Biff83 » 16 Jun 2009, 14:21

Queenie220 wrote:I believe the name of the ship was the Cretic.


1906 manifest Line 25
Name: Domenico Muscianese
Arrival Date: 15 Jun 1906
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1875
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Ship Name: Cretic
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Last residence: Melito
Destination: New York to join cousin Giuseppe Battaglia at 106 Bayard St.

edited to add WWI Draft Card
Dominic Muscianese
Date of birth: 16 June 1874
Lancaster
Laborer, Linoleum Plant

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Re: Muscianese or Giordano Families

Postby Queenie220 » 16 Jun 2009, 15:02

Yes! That is my family! This is a great start for me.
Thank you so much!
Miriam


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