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Searching for my great grandparents

Postby momsrule » 14 Jan 2010, 22:14

Hi.. I was hoping someone could give me some help on where to start searching for records in Italy.

This is all I know:
My GG came from Curinga, her name was Eleanor Lauria dob 1863, married a man Andrew Delazandro, Delasandra or Dellasanda.
She came over to USA in 1899 with some of her children and than her husband died (in Italy) and than the rest of her children came to USA in 1901.
He was a magistrate (or so I was told). I'm dealing all with hear-say on the husband since no-one ever knew him :(

Thanks for any help you can give me :)

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Re: Searching for my great grandparents

Postby Tessa78 » 14 Jan 2010, 22:27

Where in the USA did she live?

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Re: Searching for my great grandparents

Postby momsrule » 14 Jan 2010, 22:30

She lived in Pennsylvania.

What doesn't make sense to me is all her children have the last name Lauria, but the elders in the family tell me that was her maiden name, unless its common that they changed the last name when they came to USA ?

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Re: Searching for my great grandparents

Postby Tessa78 » 14 Jan 2010, 22:31

Have you found any US records? Census, etc.?

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Re: Searching for my great grandparents

Postby Tessa78 » 14 Jan 2010, 22:41

Here is a manifest for "Cleonora Lauria" (poor transcription of the name. The manifest actually looks like "Eleonora Lauria), and her children:

SS. Spartan Prince, arriving NY, 17 August 1899
Cleornora Lauria, 39, widow, from Tursi
Children:
Guglielmina, 14
Alfonso, 16
Bettina, 3
Beniamino, 5 mo.

Passage paid by her daughter, going to her daughter Filomena in NY.

http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad22 ... st1899.jpg

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Postby misbris » 14 Jan 2010, 23:21

Here is a 1901 manifest for the rest of the D'Alessandro family. Butthe Eit.llis Island manifest has a page over. :( Can someone post the Ancestry copy?

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Re: Searching for my great grandparents

Postby Tessa78 » 14 Jan 2010, 23:55

I'd be happpy to post the ancestry copy...but can you post the elllis island link?

thanks :-)

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Re: Searching for my great grandparents

Postby misbris » 15 Jan 2010, 00:05

The phone rang, I got distracted etc. Sorry, sorry, sorry. :oops: :?


http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipM ... 5214010352

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Re: Searching for my great grandparents

Postby Tessa78 » 15 Jan 2010, 00:18

not a problem...:-) happens to me all the time..

I did a search using "Teresina D'Alesandro" and "Andrea D'Alesandro" and I only find a manifest for Teresina for 1899. This may take a little while. I will do my best with all the information from the manifest you gave me.

T.

Ah, now I see Felice, Luisa and Nicolina on the lines above.
That helps... :-)

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Re: Searching for my great grandparents

Postby Tessa78 » 15 Jan 2010, 00:37

There is a full and clear copy of the manifest page on Ellis Island. Go back to the page you posted, and advance to next page.

Can you post that page? I'm not having much luck retrieving the ancestry copy of that manifest.

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Re: Searching for my great grandparents

Postby Tessa78 » 15 Jan 2010, 00:39

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... exe%3FT%3D\\\\192.168.100.11\\images\\T715-0209\\T715-02090711.TIF%26S%3D.5&pID=605214010352&name=Teresica%26nbsp%3Bd%27Alepandro&doa=Jul+02%2C+1901&port=Genoa&line=0028

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Re: Searching for my great grandparents

Postby misbris » 15 Jan 2010, 00:44

Here ya go,

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0029

As you said, note lines 12-14 also

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Re: Searching for my great grandparents

Postby Tessa78 » 15 Jan 2010, 00:46

Now that I can see the whole manifest, it looks like Teresina was going to join her husband Francesco D'Alessandro, in NY

The Family on line 12 (Felice, Luisa and Nicolina) were going to join a brother in law in Philadelphia.



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Re: Searching for my great grandparents

Postby misbris » 15 Jan 2010, 00:46

I hope momsrule can confirm these. Nice work Tessa.


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