Romoaldo Petta arrived USA 1882 - departed from where ???

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Re: Romoaldo Petta arrived USA 1882 - departed from where ??

Postby vj » 07 Jan 2010, 20:06

Hello and Welcome to the Forum!
Do the 'SpringPetta' family pages on ancestry belong to you?
They're very complete with all of the US records linked :D .
Have you had any success finding obituaries for the folks born in Italy?
Sometimes their place of birth will be mentioned.
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Re: Romoaldo Petta arrived USA 1882 - departed from where ??

Postby Biff83 » 07 Jan 2010, 20:35

Go to the following site:
http://88.59.143.158/ascs_web/index.faces

I believe you'll need to register first. Do a search for Petta Romualdo. You'll get three hits for military documents from the province of Cosenza which show three males, sons of Romualdo Petta and Caterina Fiordalisi.

edited to add--towns mentioned are Frascineto and Castroregio.
The site is a work in progress and my guess is that sometime Francesca Maria Petta's record will be available.


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Re: Romoaldo Petta arrived USA 1882 - departed from where ??

Postby vj » 07 Jan 2010, 21:11

Hey Biff :D !
WOW!
Really great find.
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Re: Romoaldo Petta arrived USA 1882 - departed from where ??

Postby suanj » 07 Jan 2010, 21:18

S.Petta wrote:Looking for decendents or any information on my family.

Romoaldo Petta, born 1836. Arrived on the January 1882 Elysia ship with his two sons: Michele (born 1868) and Francis (born 1873). Later, around 1885, his two daughters joined him in USA (Mary and Anna).

Romoaldo stated he was widowed upon arrival to USA. His wife's name was Caterina Fiordalisi (a Northerner? All my other Italian decendents prove to be from the south or sicily).

Every document I have states my g-g-grandfather's birthplace is "Italy". :x How frustrating! I want a birthplace! Any information or suggestions are welcome. Thanks!

great find Biff... however maybe for who no speak english could be no easy the website, so abt Michele Petta:
military record:
Petta Michele

nato/born a/to FRASCINETO


il/the 14/10/1866( 14 oct 1866)
son of Romualdo and Caterina Fiordalisi
my LDS microfilms you can try any civil records of your ancestors:
Topic Italy, Cosenza, Frascineto - Civil registration

Titles Registri dello stato civile, 1809-1910 Frascineto (Cosenza). Ufficio dello stato civile
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... umns=*,0,0
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Re: Romoaldo Petta arrived USA 1882 - departed from where ??

Postby vj » 07 Jan 2010, 21:33

S.Petta wrote:VJ: Yes, the SpringPetta is me on ancestry .com I'm desparately trying to figure out where I come from. I have been on a quest to find my Italian roots with firm plans to be in Italy this May (my second visit). Hopefully, I will have enough information to get birth certificates and visit birth places. So, to answer your question: no, I don't have any Italian records yet. How did you come across my family tree? Are you a Petta?


Hello!
Like many others, I'm a volunteer on this site.
I usually check for family trees before I start looking for records.
It's a shame to duplicate research.
Really great job on your records on ancestry :D .

Again, an amazing job by Biff & suanj!
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Re: Romoaldo Petta arrived USA 1882 - departed from where ??

Postby Biff83 » 07 Jan 2010, 22:56

Hello, Valarie, suanj and S.Petta

Checking the Cosenza archives site was just a shot in the dark, and was I ever surprised when I located the military information for Caterina and Romualdo's sons!

S.Petta,

If you check the 1866 Frascineto birth act for son Michele Petta per suanj's post,

Nati 1866-1910; Indici decennali (matrimoni) 1866-1875, 1876-1885, (nati) 1866-1875, 1876-1885
FHL INTL Film
1917861

the act should not only include the parents' names but also their ages and the town(s) where they were born. Once you've established those facts, you can work backwards. Also, if Francesco Maria was born in Frascineto, that record should also be on the above film.

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Re: Romoaldo Petta arrived USA 1882 - departed from where ??

Postby nuccia » 08 Jan 2010, 01:03

Perhaps you may find something on this site?

http://abodily.tripod.com/italalbenglish.html

Frascineto had a small Amberesh community and this person has done some research on his people - you may find a connection. Good luck!
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Re: Romoaldo Petta arrived USA 1882 - departed from where ??

Postby pink67 » 08 Jan 2010, 06:55

:D Wow!!! Congrats Biff!!!! What a fantastic help!

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