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Looking for any relatives of Frank or Minnie Farrara

Postby interested1 » 22 Mar 2010, 18:32

I am new to this Geneaolgy stuff and am going to start by looking for any relatives of My Grandparents on My fathers side. So...if anyone knows of any relatives of Frank or Minnie Farrara Please contact Me.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Looking for any relatives of Frank or Minnie Farrara

Postby aliza24 » 22 Mar 2010, 18:55

Hello and welcome.

Can you tell us a little more info. so we might be able to help out? Such as:

Where did they settle?
What area of Italy are they from?
Approximate year of emigration?
Approximate dates of birth?

The more we have the easier it will be. Just tell us as much as you know and we'll go from there.

AG

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Re: Looking for any relatives of Frank or Minnie Farrara

Postby interested1 » 23 Mar 2010, 15:38

I don't have much to go on as My Father seldomly talked about his parents past. I know that they lived in Duqoin, IL for awhile and then came out to California, living in the Los Angeles area. They were born in the late 1800's, but I don't have the years at this moment. There is something that might help out...My Grandfather possibly changed the spelling of his last name somewhere along the way, from either Ferrara or Ferrera to Farrara...not sure on this.

I hope this helps.

Thanks

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Re: Looking for any relatives of Frank or Minnie Farrara

Postby suanj » 23 Mar 2010, 16:00

interested1 wrote:I don't have much to go on as My Father seldomly talked about his parents past. I know that they lived in Duqoin, IL for awhile and then came out to California, living in the Los Angeles area. They were born in the late 1800's, but I don't have the years at this moment. There is something that might help out...My Grandfather possibly changed the spelling of his last name somewhere along the way, from either Ferrara or Ferrera to Farrara...not sure on this.

I hope this helps.

Thanks

Hi and welcome!
the right italian spelling of surname is Ferrara; however the family in 1930 census:

1930 United States Federal Census
about Frank Farrara
Name: Frank Farrara
Home in 1930: Du Quoin, Perry, Illinois
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Age: 42
Estimated birth year: abt 1888

Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Minnie
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Frank Farrara 42 imm. 1910 naturalized
Minnie Farrara 30
Salvatore Farrara 11
Frank Farrara 10
Anthony Farrara 16
Marie Farrara 4


1920 United States Federal Census
about Frank Farrara
Name: Frank Farrara
Home in 1920: Du Quoin, Perry, Illinois
Age: 32 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1888
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Minnie A
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of Immigration: 1910

Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 803
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Frank Farrara 32
Minnie A Farrara 20
Salvatoria L Farrara 1 7/12
Frank J Farrara 7/12


World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Frank Ferrara
Name: Frank Ferrara
County: Perry
State: Illinois
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 29 Jun 1887

Race: Caucasian (White)
FHL Roll Number: 1614442
DraftBoard: 0
born in MONTELEPRE ( Palermo province, Sicily region, Italy)


arrival:


First Name: Francesco
Last Name: Ferrara
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: Montelepre, Italy
Date of Arrival: May 23, 1910
Age at Arrival: 23y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: San Giovanni
Port of Departure: Palermo and Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0001

father: Salvatore Ferrara in Montelepre; joining at Antonino Ferrara brother

pag 1 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0001
pag 2
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0001


for birth certificate you can write here:
anagrafe @ comune.montelepre.pa.it (NO SPACES)
address:
Ufficio di Stato Civile
Via Castrenze Di Bella n. 60
90040 Montelepre (PA)
Italy

italian letter forms:
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... /index.asp

you can try any civil records abt your ancestors by Mormon's microfilms:
Topic Italy, Palermo, Montelepre - Civil registration

Titles Registri dello stato civile di Montelepre (Palermo), 1820-1902 Montelepre (Palermo). Ufficio dello stato civile


http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... umns=*,0,0

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Re: Looking for any relatives of Frank or Minnie Farrara

Postby aliza24 » 23 Mar 2010, 17:40

Well there you have it! A little information can go a long way! :)

Now you've got a lot to go on.

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Re: Looking for any relatives of Frank or Minnie Farrara

Postby interested1 » 24 Mar 2010, 18:17

Thank You VERY Much for all of the info !

Now I will do some further research !

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Re: Looking for any relatives of Frank or Minnie Farrara

Postby suanj » 24 Mar 2010, 21:06

happy of help you!
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