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Looking for info on grandfather/grandmother

Postby bobg4369 » 08 Dec 2009, 21:16

I am trying to find out any information about my grandparents
Cristofaro Giacini & Rosaria Spitale. I know that my grandfather was born in Gangi in 1868 and I think that my grandmother was also born there in 1872. They were married in Gangi and emigrated to the US (New York City). They had 10 children. It is believed that they emigrated to Argentina for a period of time and than returned to Gangi before emigrating to the US.

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Re: Looking for info on grandfather/grandmother

Postby vj » 08 Dec 2009, 21:59

[i]Welcome to the Forum!
Have you found any of your grandparent's records in the US?
census, ship manifests, naturalization
We wouldn't want to duplicate your work!
Thank you, Valarie
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For reference,
Here's a 1913 manifest with Cristofaro Giacini and some of his children

from ancestry. com
1913 manifest
page 2

26 Sep 1913, SS Re D Italia, Palermo to NY
lines 1-5
Cristofaro Giacini 45, abt 1868
- last residence Gangi
- in Gangi, wife Rosaria Spitale
- destination NY NY
- not in US before
- joining cousin Antonio Abate at 367 E 12th St
- born in Ganci (Gangi, Palermo, Sicily)
Maria Anna(?) 23, abt 1890
- possible naturalization notation
Liberta 21, abt 1892
- possible naturalization notation
Rosaria 19, abt 1894
Giuseppe 16, abt 1897

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Re: Looking for info on grandfather/grandmother

Postby bobg4369 » 08 Dec 2009, 22:22

Hi Valarie,

Yes, I do have the ships manifests for both grandparents and all of their children. My grandmother lived with my aunts and I have info on her in the states but my grandfather seperated from her and I have no further info on him except for a 1930 census record that shows that he was living with one of my uncles in New York. It is also interesting that he and some of my uncles changed the spelling of his last name to Giacino. None of the remaining family really knows why.

Thanks for your quick response.

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Re: Looking for info on grandfather/grandmother

Postby johnnyonthespot » 08 Dec 2009, 22:29

bobg4369 wrote:Hi Valarie,

... It is also interesting that he and some of my uncles changed the spelling of his last name to Giacino. None of the remaining family really knows why.


In fact, they may have returned to the correct spelling. Throughout today's Italy, there are only four Giacino's (all in Verona), and *no* Giacini's. See http://www.gens.labo.net/en/cognomi/genera.html and http://www.paginebianche.it/index_en.html


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