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Postby jcira » 10 Apr 2010, 16:53

Still looking for info on my Great Grandfather.His Alien Registration papers say he came here in Apr 29,1890 from Palermo,Sicily.born in 1874 or 1876.Name then was Nichlas Cira.In 1930 he lived in Chicgo,Illinois with his son.Cannot seem to find him before this.Any help.His mother was Maggie Arusa and father was Leo Cira

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Re: Cira

Postby vj » 10 Apr 2010, 20:20

Hello jcira :D
Here's the research done on your previous post:
http://www.italiangenealogy.com/Forums/ ... 10473.html
Which records are you missing?
Thank you!
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Re: Cira

Postby pink67 » 11 Apr 2010, 19:01

Thanks Val... :D

From your previous post:

Pink67 wrote:Maybe this could be the 1930 census?

1930 United States Federal Census
about Nickolas Cira
Name: Nickolas Cira
Home in 1930: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Age: 56
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1874
Relation to Head of House: Father
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Leo Cira 28 head, born in Illinois
Alice Cira 23 wife, born in England
Mary Cira 2 11/12 daughter, born in IL
Nickolas Cira 56 father, born in IT, widowed, immigr. year 1894, occupation fruit peddler


I found a 1910 census... ages don't match but the family was father Nic, mother Mary (immigration year 1895) and son Leonard born in 1901 in Illinois...
Here is:

1910 United States Federal Census
about Mic Shira
Name: Mic Shira
[Nio Thira] perhaps Nic....
Age in 1910: 27
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1883
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's Name: Maria
Home in 1910: Chicago Ward 4, Cook, Illinois
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1895
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Mic Shira 27 head, born in IT, married since 10 years, immigr. year 1895
Maria Shira 23 wife, born in IT, married since 10 years, mother of one child, immigr. year 1895
Leonard Shira 9 son, born in IL


From the free site:

http://search.labs.familysearch.org/rec ... tml#p=home

possible marriage record for Nicola Cirà and Maria Longo?
Marriage on December 16, 1900 groom birth year 1874, bride birth year 1882

http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aV1Ngj0

on the index Nicola's last name is Chida but on the document the lastname is written Schirà...

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Re: Cira

Postby vj » 11 Apr 2010, 19:31

Laura :D ,
What a great record, good find!
Valarie

from a 1900 Chicago Directory:

Church of the Assumption (of the Blessed Virgin Mary) (Italian)
Illinois Street near Orleans Street
Pastor, Rev. Thomas Moreschini, O. S.;
Assistants,
Rev. S. Angelucci, O. S.,
Rev. J. Giangrandi, O. S.,
Rev. G. Piccoli.

http://www.assumption-chgo.org/

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Re: Cira

Postby jcira » 11 Apr 2010, 21:02

Thanks Laura Looks like this might be something.How did you find this?

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Re: Cira

Postby jcira » 11 Apr 2010, 21:04

Also cannot find a death record for Maria.I found Nicks.Lived in Illinois

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Re: Cira

Postby jcira » 12 Apr 2010, 01:39

Where do I go to get a birth cert for Nick in Italy.Not sure where he was born.His alien papers say Palermo nothing else

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Re: Cira

Postby pink67 » 12 Apr 2010, 06:51

Jcira,

in your previous post member Suanj gave you an important clue to find your ancestor's birth place:

Suanj wrote:I guess that the Ciras in Chicago coming from Termini Imerese ( Sicily)....

Leonardo Cira death:
CIRA, LEO N 1904-12-06 CHICAGO 58 YR 00002665 (Cert. n°) COOK
regards,
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PS the right italian spelling is Cirà ( with accent)


I totally agree with her because many of the Cirà were coming from Termini Imerese....
However have you requested this death certificate for Leo Cira who died on 1904? it's strongly possible he was Nicola's father and the death certificate may have listed his birth place...

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Re: Cira

Postby pink67 » 12 Apr 2010, 06:57

Possible military enlistment for the First World War for Nicola??

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Nicholas Chiras
Name: Nicholas Chiras
City: Chicago
County: Cook
State: Illinois
Birth Date: 20 Jun 1875
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1613514
DraftBoard: 40

unfortunately no place of birth is listed... address was 614 W. Adam street, nearest relative Mrs. Mary Chira, occupation was fruit seller

Image, from Ancestry.com:
http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxxuZy0

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Re: Cira

Postby pink67 » 12 Apr 2010, 07:18

I believe this is an interesting 1900 census, maybe it worth a look... :D

1900 United States Federal Census
about Nicholas Sira
Name: Nicholas Sira
Home in 1900: Chicago Ward 31, Cook, Illinois
Age: 25
Birth Date: Sep 1874
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1890
Relationship to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Joseph
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Name: Michaelia
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Marital Status: Single
Residence : Chicago City, Cook, Illinois
Occupation: View on Image
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Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Sira 50 head, born in It approx on 1850, married since 28 years, immigr. year 1890, Alien
Michaelia Sira 48 wife, born in IT (1852), married since 28 years, mother of 7 children among whom 6 living, immigr. year 1891
Antonio Sira 27 son, born in IT on 1873, married since 1 year, immigr. year 1894, Alien
Nicholas Sira 25 son, single, born in IT, immigr. year 1890, Naturalized...
Dominigo Sira 20 son, single, born in IT, immigr. year 1890
Lena Sira 15 daughter, single, born in IT, immigr. year 1891
Gussie Sira 10 daughter, single, born in IT, immigr. year 1891
Katharina Rossetti 23, daughter, married since 6 years, mother of 2 children among whom only one living, immigr. year 1891
Antonio Rossetti 5 grandson, born in IL

address was 6921 South Wood street - Chicago.

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

I know Nicola's parents names are different but Nicola's age matches with the other documents I found, from the census looks like he did emigrate with his brother Domenico on 1890 and I found the arrival manifest:

from your previous post:
Pink67 wrote:and.... maybe it's only a coincidence but as Nickolas's son was named Leonard, would you give a look to this arrival manifest for:

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Leonarda Cira
Name: Leonarda Cira
Arrival Date: 22 May 1890
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1846
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Destination: New York
Place of Origin: Sicily
Ship Name: Bolivia
Search Ship Database: Search the Bolivia in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York
Line: 48
Microfilm Serial: M237
Microfilm Roll: M237_548
List Number: 697
Port Arrival State: New York
Port Arrival Country: United States

Coming from Sicily, travelling with her two sons Nicola/ò, and Domenico....


and from the site:
http://www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/NR/default.aspx
another interesting record:

Details for Volume 194
Page Number: 467
Declaration Number: 95567

FIRST NAME LAST NAME OCCUPATION
MIKE CEDAR PEDDLER

BIRTH CITY BIRTH COUNTRY BIRTH DATE
TERMINI ITALY 12/15/1875

CURRENT ADDRESS CURRENT CITY
646 W. 25TH ST. CHICAGO

DEPARTURE LOCATION ARRIVAL DATE DECLARATION DATE
PALERMO, ITALY 5/25/1890 11/19/1918

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Re: Cira

Postby jcira » 12 Apr 2010, 18:26

I will try and get Leo Chira death cert.Not to sure about that Sira group.Thanks again

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Re: Cira

Postby jcira » 13 Apr 2010, 02:34

I just clicked on Sicilian Genealogy online,is that a legitimate site and has anyone used it?

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Re: Cira

Postby pink67 » 13 Apr 2010, 06:47

I don't know the site you're mentioning, I would advise you this one, I have never tried it but I read on this forum many people ask them help and they were very collaborative....

http://www.termini-imerese.org/DBSearch.html

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Re: Cira

Postby jcira » 13 Apr 2010, 11:02

Someone named Bruno Ricardo assuming he is in Italy

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Re: Cira

Postby jcira » 13 Apr 2010, 11:02

Someone named Bruno Ricardo assuming he is in Italy


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