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Looking for Bianchi, Scala, Savarese - Vico Equense

Postby lhannah54 » 02 Aug 2009, 00:12

I'm looking for information on my ancestors from Vico Equense. Grandfather: Enrico Scala b. 1881 (Son of Salvatore Scala and Margaret Bianchi), Grandmother: Teresa Savarese b. 1888 (Daughter of Antonio Savarese and Teresa Bianchi). This is my first post on this site, and I'm not really familiar with how to go about searching for foriegn records, so any assistance would be greatly appreciated!!

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Re: Looking for Bianchi, Scala, Savarese - Vico Equense

Postby Bette » 02 Aug 2009, 08:05

Read over this web site to give you an overview of all the possibilites:

http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... earch.html

I have checked the FamilySearch.org site for the town of Vico Equense (Napoli), Civil Registration records (births, marriages & deaths) and the microfilms available to rent from a Mormon Family History center only cover the years 1901 - 1929. In order to go back further, your best bet would be to write to the town, initially.

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Re: Looking for Bianchi, Scala, Savarese - Vico Equense

Postby pink67 » 02 Aug 2009, 15:10

I agree with Bette, the best way is to search by yourself in the Mormon's microfilm for the town of Vico Equense (1901/1929)...
But as Enrico and Teresa were born before 1901 you have to write directly to the Comune.

I don't know if you arleady have all the U.S records..
From Ancestry.com this is the 1920 census for Enrico and his family, his father Salvatore and sister Kate and nephew Louis were living with him...

1920 United States Federal Census
about Henry Scala
Name: Henry Scala
Home in 1920: Brooklyn Assembly District 2, Kings, New York
Age: 38 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1882
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Feskie
Father's Name: Salvatore
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of Immigration: 1895
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 181
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Henry Scala 38 head, born in IT., year of immigr. 1895, Naturalized on 1905
Feskie Scala 32 wife, born in IT, year of immigr. 1902, NA
Salavatore Scala 11 son, born in NY
Margaret Scala 9 daughter, born in NY
Mary Scala 7 daughter, born in NY
Anthony Scala 4 son, born in NY
Louis Scala 2 son, born in NY
Salvatore Scala 77 father, born in IT, widow, year of immigr. 1887?, Alien, occupation porte
Kate Dinello 35 , sister, born in IT, widowed, year of immigr. 1896, NA
Louis Dinello 14 nephew, born in NY

image:
[img=http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/8602/scalaenrico1920census.th.jpg]

If you don't have the correct birth date for Enrico (useful to ask for certificates in Italy) you can see it from his military enlistment for the First World War:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Enrico Scala
Name: Enrico Scala
City: Brooklyn
County: Kings
State: New York
Birth Date: 8 Oct 1881
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1754223
DraftBoard: 27

[img=http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/786/scalawwi.th.jpg]

Laura :D

edit to add details:

from the 1900 census's manfiest you can alsoo see the "possible" birth dates for Salvatore and Margherita:

1900 United States Federal Census
about Salvator Scala
Name: Salvator Scala
[Salvatore Seals]
Home in 1900: Bronx, New York, New York
Age: 58
Birth Date: Aug 1841
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Ethnicity: American
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1893
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Spouse's Name: Maerida
Marriage Year: 1870
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 30
Residence : New York City, New York, New York
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Salvator Scala 58 head, born in IT on August 1841, year of immigr. 1893, occupation Fruit stand
Maerida Scala 50 wife, born in IT on March 1850, year of immigr. 1894
Vincent Scala 29 son, born in IT on January 1871, year of immigr. 1896, painter
Tony Scala 19 son, born in IT on March 1881, year of immigr. 1894, occupation Grocery store
Henry Scala 17 son, born in IT on Sept. 1882, year of immigr. 1894, occupation Grocery store
Katie Scala 14 daughter, born in IT on Nov 1885, year of immigr. 1895, dressmaking
Aggiene Scala 26 sister in law, born in IT on January 1874, married since 2 years, year of immigr. 1896

[img=http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/2995/scalasalvatore1900censu.th.jpg]

this can give an aprox. idea of their birth dates... usually once in the "new world" immigrants were used to make them "younger" :D

Laura

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Re: Looking for Bianchi, Scala, Savarese - Vico Equense

Postby lhannah54 » 02 Aug 2009, 15:44

Thank you both (Bette & Pink) for your quick replies. I am an Ancestry subscriber (and one of their biggest fans), but I've never had much luck on international searches. I've gotten a tremendous amount of info once the families immigrated, but nothing from the Italian collections. I've also searched the BYU (mormon) family archives, but found nothing on the surnames...but I didn't know I could search the town, so I'll give that a try.

Any tips on how I go about writing to the town/comune? Is there a central records bureau that I need to contact? Does the request need to be written in Italian?

Again, thanks for your help!

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Postby wldspirit » 02 Aug 2009, 15:47

Interactive form letter is the easiest way for correspondence:

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Re: Looking for Bianchi, Scala, Savarese - Vico Equense

Postby lhannah54 » 02 Aug 2009, 15:52

Bette - Thanks for the angelfire link. The site looks like it will be very helpful!

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Re: Looking for Bianchi, Scala, Savarese - Vico Equense

Postby pink67 » 02 Aug 2009, 15:53

:D So, the address of the Comune of Vico Equense is:

Ufficio di Stato Civile del Comune di Vico Equense
Capo Settore: Dr.ssa Carmina Esposito
Corso Filangieri 98

80069 VICO EQUENSE NA


Tel 081 8019111
Fax 081 8798644


Good luck for your search!

Laura


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