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I'm Searching for my Nonna....

Postby tmasci » 19 Nov 2009, 00:49

Hello, my name is Anthony Masci. I am trying to do a family search but naturally, I hit a brick wall (again!). I cannot find any information that my grandmother landed on ellis island when i know she did. i can find my grandfather's arrival but nothing on this wife.

Her name is Assunta (Marigliani) Masci. Born Aug 15, 1903 in Terrancia, Italy. Died, November 18, 1961 in Cambridge MA. Mother's name, Virginia Sodi and father Silviani Marigliani. The story goes that her husband,Agostino Masci came to America first, then called for Assunta to follow where they resided on Harding Street Cambridge.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: I'm Searching for my Nonna....

Postby johnnyonthespot » 19 Nov 2009, 01:22

Just in case you weren't aware, married Italian women always (well, 99.9% of the time) appear on manifests under their maiden name. In fact, Italian women, then and now, are always known by their maiden name for legal purposes; it is the name on their passports, on their identity cards, on their tax returns, etc.

So, if you have been looking for "Assunta Masci", stop that! and start looking for "Assunta Marigliani" instead.

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Re: I'm Searching for my Nonna....

Postby Biff83 » 19 Nov 2009, 13:39

1920 Boston manifest for Assunta with mother Virginia Sodi, lines 4 and 5

Name: Assunta Murigliani
Arrival Date: 17 Oct 1920
Age: 17 Years
Estimated birth year: abt 1903
Gender: Female
Ethnic Background: Italian
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Canopic
Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts
Friend's Name: Uncle Giuseppe Carozza at 128 Gare St, Cambridge
Last Residence: Italy
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Nearest relative in Italy: Brother Francesco in Terracina

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Re: I'm Searching for my Nonna....

Postby tmasci » 19 Nov 2009, 16:19

Thank you Biff, this info is great. Is there another database that you are searching in? I still couldn't find this info at EllisIsland.org.....

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Re: I'm Searching for my Nonna....

Postby johnnyonthespot » 19 Nov 2009, 17:38

tmasci wrote:Thank you Biff, this info is great. Is there another database that you are searching in? I still couldn't find this info at EllisIsland.org.....


In point of fact, ellisisland.org only handles manifests for ships that docked in - guess where! - Ellis Island, NY.

It comes as a surprise to many new researchers that immigrants entered the US at many different ports; Italians in particular were as likely to enter through Boston (as Assunta Murigliani apparently did) as through Ellis Island.

Although it is a pay site, ancestry.com probably has the largest selection of records available.

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Re: I'm Searching for my Nonna....

Postby Biff83 » 19 Nov 2009, 17:53

Although I was not able to locate a good possiblity on the Ellis Island site, I did find this Possible 1912 Boston manifest for Agostino Masci, line 18. Also check lines 22 and 23 for possible brother Edusto and sister Ada.

Name: Agostino Masci
Arrival Date: 9 Dec 1912
Age: 18 Years
Estimated birth year: abt 1894
Gender: Male
Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Canopic
Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts
Nearest relative in Italy: mother Concetta
Friend's Name: joining father Raffaele in Cambridge
Last Residence: Italy
Birthplace: Terracina, Italy

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buscando familiares

Postby marcedesf » 19 Nov 2009, 19:45

Hola quisiera me ayudaran a buscar familiares en italia, El abuelo de mi Padre tenia muchos hermanos, la mayoria segun me dijeron emigraron hacia Estados Unidos, otros a Argentina y algunos a Mexico como mi Abuelo. Todos ellos son Antonio De Stefano Ferrara, segun tengo entendido de Padula, Italia. Al parecer eran 20 hermanos, no tengo el nombre de todos ellos pero si de muchos: Constantino, Antonio, Filomeno, Juan, Vicente, Francisco,Maria, Rosa, Josefina, Luisa, Jose (Giuseppe) nacio en el anio de 1871 (solo de el tengo su fecha de nacimiento)el se caso con Bianca Puppo Massa en la ciudad de Monterrey N.L. MEXICO inclusive el fue consul de Italia en Mexico. Aparte de sus 20 Hijos adoptaron dos muchachos mas que eran zapateros y vivian ahi con ellos, el abuelo de mi papa era curtidor de pieles y las iban a vender a la feria de Napoles y al dia de San Genaro. Se que Constantino hizo votos de pobreza, era sacerdote. Josefina era la mayor
Si me pudieran ayudar se los agradeceria, thank you!


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