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Need help finding Great Grandfather Francesco Di Christina

Postby LuSiculu » 24 Oct 2009, 16:49

Hello, I've tried just about everything to find my great grandfather, I was wondering if anyone would have anyone suggestions. He was (according to his WWII draft card) born in Bagheria Sicily May 12 1877. I've contacted Bagheria and everything but no one responds. I was just there last year and found his wife that he married in the states, but at the time I didn't know he was from that town as well...Anybody have any ideas besides actually going back to the town? lol. I would be greatful for any type of help.

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Re: Need help finding Great Grandfather Francesco Di Christi

Postby misbris » 24 Oct 2009, 17:37

Hi and welcome to the forum. :D

The name is probably spelled Di Cristina. Can you give us a little more info about when Francesco came the the US, his wife's name, names of children, where they settled? These facts will help us help you track hime down.

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Re: Need help finding Great Grandfather Francesco Di Christi

Postby LuSiculu » 24 Oct 2009, 19:52

Hello, and thank you very much. Well, when he same to the US he settled on Broome st in New York City. He married Rosa Di Salvo and had 8 children. I can't find any records of him going through Ellis Island, so I don't know when he came. According to ancestry.com census reports, one says he came in 1900, and another says 1903. I cant find any naturalization records or marriage records either. What Im really trying to find is his birth record so I can learn the names of his parents, and his mothers maiden name. If they followed the general naming tradition then I am guessing his parents names are Tomaso and Paulina because that was the names of the first son and first daughter. But I just don't know for sure.

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Re: Need help finding Great Grandfather Francesco Di Christi

Postby suanj » 24 Oct 2009, 20:01

hi and welcome!
the marriage record:
DeCrestina Francesco P Jun 22 1906 17347 (1906) Manhattan
DiSalvo Rosina Jun 22 1906 17347 (1906) Manhattan


censuses:

1910 United States Federal Census
about Frank De Christine
Name: Frank De Christine
[Frank Dechristine]
Age in 1910: 33
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1877
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's Name: Rose
Home in 1910: Manhattan Ward 17, New York, New York
Marital Status: Married

Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1900
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Frank De Christine 33
Rose De Christine 23
Tomasso De Christine 3
Pauline De Christine 6/12
John De Salvo 17



1920 United States Federal Census
about Frank Di Christina
Name: Frank Di Christina
[Frank De Christina]
Home in 1920: Manhattan Assembly District 2, New York, New York
Age: 43 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1877
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Rose
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married

Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1903
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Image: 834
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Frank Di Christina 43
Rose Di Christina 32
Thomas Di Christina 12
Pauline Di Christina 10
Frank Di Christina 9
Joseph Di Christina 7
Rosie Di Christina 5
Jennie Di Christina 4
Mary Di Christina 2/12


1930 United States Federal Census
about Frank De Christina
Name: Frank De Christina
Home in 1930: Manhattan, New York, New York
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Age: 53
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1877
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Rose

Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View image
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Household Members: Name Age
Frank De Christina 53
Rose De Christina 42
Lam De Christina 23
Paulina De Christina 20
Frank De Christina 19
Joseph De Christina 18
Rose De Christina 15
Jennie De Christina 14
Mary De Christina 10
Josie De Christina 5



Me too, until now, I cannot find the arrival... hoping in good luck...
for Bagheria reply, the request must be in italian, and sent to right office :
Ufficio Stato Civile
stato.civile @ comune.bagheria.pa.it ( no spaces)
you sent here???
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Re: Need help finding Great Grandfather Francesco Di Christi

Postby suanj » 24 Oct 2009, 20:23

I found a ship's manifest of a Filippo Di Cristina from Bagheria joining at Francesco Paolo Di Cristina in NY

First Name: Filippo
Last Name: Di Cristina
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: Bagheria
Date of Arrival: May 25, 1904
Age at Arrival: 23y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Sicilia
Port of Departure: Napoli
Manifest Line Number: 0023

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0023
if this Filippo is the brother of your ancestor, well before of this arrival must be emigrated your ancestor...
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Re: Need help finding Great Grandfather Francesco Di Christi

Postby LuSiculu » 25 Oct 2009, 05:47

Wow, thank you very much. Yes, I sent the birth request to that office in Bagheria, but it wasn't in Italian except for the end where I stated in italian that I will rewrite this e-mail if English is not understood. Guess I'll try again in all Italian. Thanks for the other information, I wasn't able to find him in the 1910 census until now, only 1920 & 30... and the marriage record I guess I'll have to go into New York to make sure that's the right one, very well could be, just with a very different spelling. And I'll definetly check out Filippo. Thanks so much!!

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Re: Need help finding Great Grandfather Francesco Di Christi

Postby vj » 25 Oct 2009, 14:13

These may help:

Italian form letter generator with instructions:
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... civile.asp

Website for finding comune addresses:
http://www.nonsolocap.it/

Ordering NYC Vital Records
http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/vi ... home.shtml

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Re: Need help finding Great Grandfather Francesco Di Christi

Postby LuSiculu » 25 Oct 2009, 16:02

Thanks so much, that form letter is a great help..Thanks again!!!


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