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PACE or PACI

Postby susanpaci » 10 Mar 2010, 18:42

Hi, I am brand new to this site and speak no italian. All of a sudden I have a deep interest in researching my family from Italy. I know that my father came to Ellis Island from Mussameli Sicily on 12-26-1916. He was 12 at the time. His birth name was Espedito, later changed to Frank. He came over with his mother Giovanna Cimo. The name at some point in the US was changed to PACI, not sure how or when. They settled in Lodi, NJ. I have never done any research previously but I would like to give my kids some background on where at least some of their family came from.

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Re: PACE or PACI

Postby vj » 10 Mar 2010, 19:28

Welcome to the forum!
Do you need help with US records or help with locating your family's records in Italy (or both)?
Thanks, Valarie
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1920 census

Home in 1920:
18 Avenue A
Lodi, Bergen, New Jersey

Joseph Paci 47
Giovanna Paci 50
Simon Paci 19
Jennie Paci 17
Frank Paci 15
Carmela Paci 12
John Paci 10
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1918 WWI Draft Registration Card

Giuseppe Paci 45
9 Mattimore St
Passaic Passaic NJ
born 4 Dec 1872
non declarant
Laborer
Jovanna Paci, same address
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for everyone's reference your 1916 manifest
http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/5605/1916.jpg
page 2
http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/5203/191601.jpg

and

1913 manifest
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0006
page 2
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0006

8 Aug 1913, SS Re d Italia, Palermo to NY
line 6 (and line 7)

Giuseppe Pace 40, born abt 1873
- last residence Mussomeli
- in Mussomeli wife Giovanna Cimi
- destination Passaic, NJ
- in Passaic 1908-1910
- joining brother Ignazio at Second Street
- traveling with line 7 to the same address
- born in Mussomeli (Caltanissetta, Sicily)

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Re: PACE or PACI

Postby susanpaci » 11 Mar 2010, 14:50

OMG! this information is just amazing. Thank you so much for such a quick response. I never thought I would hear from anyone. Is there another step that I can try to see if there are any additional information I can obtain to pursue this further. Don't know who you are but Thank You.

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Re: PACE or PACI

Postby susanpaci » 11 Mar 2010, 14:51

Yes, would love to be able to see if there is any living relatives in Italy.

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Re: PACE or PACI

Postby PeterTimber » 11 Mar 2010, 14:59

www.paginebianche.it for telephone directory for MUSSOMELI...first line Name, secondline Mussomeli and then click CERCA for listings (1 PACI and 2 PACE)

www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwisdom/it ... tters.html

mailing address found under MUNICIPIO at www.tuttitalia.it/sicilia/85-mussomeli

=Peter=
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Re: PACE or PACI

Postby susanpaci » 11 Mar 2010, 16:19

Ok, what I have been able to figure out so far is that Guiseppe Pace (Paci) my grandfather came over to the US in 1906 with his brother Ignazio, went back to Italy and came back in 1913 with someone related to him by the name of Rosa. His wife Giovanna Cimi came over in 1916 with 5 of their children. Another son, Ignazio came over in 1913 by himself at the age of 16. They originally came over to Passaic, NJ. Second St. then Mattimore St. eventually moving to 18 Avenue A in Lodi per the 1920 census.

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Re: PACE or PACI

Postby vj » 11 Mar 2010, 17:59

Yes, it sounds like you have the logical sequence of events :D .
Valarie
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Here are the 1930 census records
1930 Joseph in Lodi
note: it indicates that he naturalized
1930 Frank in Lodi
note: it indicates that he naturalized

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Re: PACE or PACI

Postby vj » 11 Mar 2010, 18:09

Please excuse the length of this post.
As Peter suggested you can write to Mussomeli for records, and/or you can see the records for yourself at your local Family History Center.
Valarie
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Using the link to the form letters that Peter provided, you would write for civil records here:

Comune di Mussomeli
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Piazza della Repubblica
93014 Mussomeli CL
ITALY

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Your nearest Family History Center can order microfilmed records of Mussomeli.
The cost is about $6 mo (rent), you’ll need to go to the center to order & view them.
You may want to call first to verify the hours they're open (link below)

Family History Library Catalog:
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library ... t_fhlc.asp

Topic: Italy, Caltanissetta, Mussomeli - Church records
Titles: Registri ecclesiastici di Mussomeli (Caltanissetta), 1581-1911 Chiesa cattolica.
Parrocchie di Mussomeli (Caltanissetta)
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Topic: Italy, Caltanissetta, Mussomeli - Civil registration
Titles: Registri dello stato civile di Mussomeli (Caltanissetta), 1820-1910 Mussomeli (Caltanissetta).
Ufficio dello stato civile


film notes for Mussomeli civil registration:
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... +Mussomeli &columns=*,0,0
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In case you aren’t familiar with the Family History Center & Italian records

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A helpful essay written by Trish, one of our forum members:
Steps for Finding Microfilm at the Family History Center
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Italian Record Research from FamilySearch guides:
Italy Research Outline
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Also from FamilySearch (PDF format)
Italian Records Extraction - An Instructional Guide
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Three terrific books that can help you find, read & understand your records:

Italian Genealogical Records
How to Use Italian Civil, Ecclesiastical, &
Other Records in Family History Research

By Tafford R Cole
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A Genealogist’s Guide to
Discovering Your Italian Ancestors
How to find and record your unique heritage
By Lynn Nelson
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Finding Italian Roots
By John Philip Colletta, PhD
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Re: PACE or PACI

Postby susanpaci » 11 Mar 2010, 19:06

Thank you so much, I am a bit overwhelmed. Some much information I have to check into.


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