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Libretti Family - Sassano, Italy

Postby freebird723 » 16 Mar 2010, 06:39

Hello,

I am trying to find some info on my Great Grandparents from Sassano, Italy. I'm trying to obtain their parent's info (name, birth date, etc.) if possible or how I could obtain birth records of my Great Grandparents which might list their parent's names.

The info I have is:

Great Grandfather:
Pasquale Libretti
Birth: 8/19/1833 in Sassano, Italy
Immigrated to NY in approx 1901 and died in 1907.

Great Grandmother:

Marianna Femminelli
Birth: 12/19/1842 in Sassano, Italy
Immigrated to NY in approx 1901 and died in 1927

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thanks :)
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Re: Libretti Family - Sassano, Italy

Postby Michael31 » 16 Mar 2010, 08:40

www.paginebianche.it
cognome: Libretti dove: Sassano
cognome: Femminelli dove: Pastorano
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Re: Libretti Family - Sassano, Italy

Postby pink67 » 16 Mar 2010, 12:20

Great Grandfather:
Pasquale Libretti
Birth: 8/19/1833 in Sassano, Italy
Immigrated to NY in approx 1901 and died in 1907


Pasquale immigrated sure before 1901 because there is a 1901 arrival manifest form him stating he was an U.S.Citizen (same for his wife Marianna):

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0020

there is a note on their lines "20 October 1891" perhaps it was the Naturalization date?

on the free site:

http://www.italiangen.org/vitalreclist.stm

I found this record:

Surname Libretti
Given Name Pasquale
Age 76 y
Month June
Day 30
Year 1909
Certificate Number 12259
County Kings

Are you sure 1907 was his death year? Maybe asking for this 1909 death certificate could be helpful (it's possible on the death certificate you'll find parent's names)

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Re: Libretti Family - Sassano, Italy

Postby freebird723 » 17 Mar 2010, 04:44

Laura,

Thank you for the information that you shared. I didn't even see that they were listed as U.S. Citizens on the manifest. I thought that was when they immigrated but you're right, they must have become citizens far earlier than I realized.

Thanks for passing along the link as well....very helpful!

Do you have any idea how I could obtain birth records from Sassano, Italy?

Thanks,
Kathy
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Re: Libretti Family - Sassano, Italy

Postby Jim2814 » 25 Mar 2010, 20:14

Freebird,
I am reasearching my GGF Domenico Feminella. Nobody in our family knows anything about his origins. I see that most Feminella's came from Sassano, so I am looking there. His name could have evolved over the years. According to the census he came to the US in 1882 or 1883 when he was 15 or 16. His mother Maria followed three years later. The census indicates that she was 50, a widow and had only one child (my GGF).

Does any of this information sound familiar? If so, please let me know.

Thanks,
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Re: Libretti Family - Sassano, Italy

Postby Tessa78 » 25 Mar 2010, 20:39

To obtain records from Sassano, you must write to the comune in Italian to make your request. Use this link. It will tell you about writing to Italy for records, and it will provide you with form letters in Italian if you do not know how to write in the language.

http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... ello2.html

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Re: Libretti Family - Sassano, Italy

Postby freebird723 » 27 Apr 2010, 04:18

Hi Jim,

Sorry for the delayed response, but I've been offline for a bit. Unfortunately the name Domenico Feminella has not come up in my search yet. I will definitely reach out to you if I come across anything.

Good Luck!
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Re: Libretti Family - Sassano, Italy

Postby pink67 » 27 Apr 2010, 07:31

Pink67 wrote:Pasquale immigrated sure before 1901 because there is a 1901 arrival manifest for him stating he was an U.S.Citizen (same for his wife Marianna):

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0020

there is a note on their lines "20 October 1891" perhaps it was the Naturalization date?


Kathy,

I don't have the subscription to Footnote.com but I know some members here do have.... :wink:
I believe I found the index to the Naturalization Index for Pasquale Libretti...
http://www.footnote.com/search.php?quer ... id=3866979

It's under Libretto Pascuale - Naturalization Index NYC Courts -
from the quick look I read:

Naturalization Year: 1891 (Full date: October 20, 1891)
Immigrant Surname: LIBRETTO
Immigrant Given Name: PASQUALE
Address: 145 Baxter street
Court: COMMON PLEAS COURT, NEW YORK COUNTY.
Birth Year: 1865
Age: [Birth Year]
Nationality: ITALIAN
Arrival Year: 1881
Witness 1 Full Name: ANGELO PIZZARELLI

I know year of birth is off, but maybe it worth a look....

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Re: Libretti Family - Sassano, Italy

Postby pink67 » 27 Apr 2010, 07:51

Maybe these records may be helpful for your research... :?:

IGI Individual Record FamilySearchâ„¢
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Nicolo Libretti
Male Family
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Event(s):
Birth: , , Italy

Christening:
Death:
Burial:
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Parents:
Father: Pasgnali
Mother: Marianna Felmonicia
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Marriages:
Spouse: Luisa Cirello
Marriage: 12 NOV 1896 Manhattan, New York, New York


IGI Individual Record FamilySearchâ„¢
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Vincenzo Libretti
Male Family
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Event(s):
Birth: , , Italy

Christening:
Death:
Burial:
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Parents:
Father: Pasquale Libretti
Mother: Mariana Fimonelli
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Marriages:
Spouse: Maria Gartellono
Marriage: 13 DEC 1884 Manhattan, New York, New York

IGI Individual Record FamilySearchâ„¢
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--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Franceno Libretto
Male Family
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Event(s):
Birth: , , Italy

Christening:
Death:
Burial:
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Parents:
Father: Pasquale Libretto
Mother: Marianna Femminella
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Marriages:
Spouse: Rosina Mignoli
Marriage: 11 DEC 1898 Manhattan, New York, New York


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Re: Libretti Family - Sassano, Italy

Postby pink67 » 27 Apr 2010, 11:00

Possible 1900 census for the Libretti's:


Libretti Frank and his wife Rosina, Libretti James (Vincenzo) and wife Maria, Libretti Giovanni and wife Arcangela, Libretti Nicola and wife Louisa:

http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Pq4XYxA

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Re: Libretti Family - Sassano, Italy

Postby vj » 27 Apr 2010, 13:20

Here's Laura's :D find from footnote. com
I checked footnote for the actual document - it isn't there (yet)
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Publication Number: M1674
Publication Title: Soundex Index to Petitions for Naturalizations Filed in Federal, State, and Local Courts in New York City, 1792-1906
Publisher: NARA
State: New York
Short Description: NARA M1674. The Soundex index to naturalization petitions filed in federal, state, and local courts in New York City, including New York, Kings, Queens and Richmond counties, 1792-1906.

Naturalization Year: 1891
Immigrant Surname: LIBRETTO Immigrant Given Name: PASQUALE
Court: COMMON PLEAS COURT, NEW YORK COUNTY.
Birth Year: 1865
Nationality: ITALIAN
Arrival Year: 1881
Witness 1 Full Name: ANGELO PIZZARELLI
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Re: Libretti Family - Sassano, Italy

Postby pink67 » 27 Apr 2010, 13:29

Thank you Valarie :D
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Re: Libretti Family - Sassano, Italy

Postby capeto2 » 30 Jun 2010, 23:13

I was wondering if you could help me....on the Ellis Island manifest that my GGF appears on he is with a person with the last name of Femminella, Anna. They were all from Sassano and headed to Chicago. It was in 1901 that they immigrated. My family name is Petrizzo. Would love to know if there is a connection. Thanks!
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Re: Libretti Family - Sassano, Italy

Postby Jim2814 » 01 Jul 2010, 00:46

Hi Capeto2,

Sorry, but as far as we know, my GGF Domenico Feminella came to the US alone and he was an only child. He spelled his last name with only one "m" which could have been lost at some time. We have no known relatives in Chicagoland, although there is probably some distant relationship. Nobody in our family knows which town he came from, but based upon my research it appears that almost every Feminella, and Femminella, came from Sassano. He also sometimes went by Tommaso or Thomas, so who knows what his birth name was. When he got married in NYC in 1890, he used Domenico Feminella, from Italy, no town specified.

Good luck in your search!
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Re: Libretti Family - Sassano, Italy

Postby nonobar » 24 Nov 2010, 04:16

The civil records of Sassano Italy are available from the Latter Day Saints. You can find information about the tape numbers and a "family history center" near you on their website

http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp

You need to order the tapes through the Family History Center ($5) and view them on their reading machines. They will be in Italian.

I have been through most of the tapes and was very successful at finding records of my family, Barbella. They are in Italian

There were tapes which covered births, deaths, and marriages for the period from mid 1800s to 1900s.

Good luck,
Peter Barbella
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