Help with Naro in Alabama

Are you looking for an Italian surname? Do you need more information about your family heritage?
This is the right place to start your genealogy search.
User avatar
dixiecricket13
Veteran
Veteran
Posts: 142
Joined: 14 Apr 2010, 15:03

Help with Naro in Alabama

Postby dixiecricket13 » 14 Apr 2010, 15:12

Hi - I am trying to document my husband's family. I have almost no information about them and would love if someone can help fill in some details. What I know:

Shirley and Philip Rose Naro, Jr. (brother and sister) born in Ensley/Birmingham, AL.
Their parents are Philip Rose Naro, Sr. and Mary Tortorice (I think born in the US)
Paternal grandparents (I think) are Rosario Naro and Beuna "Bernice" Milazzo from Bisacquino.
Maternal grandparents (I think) are Guiseppe (Joe) Tortorice and Frances Salvagio from Bisacquino.

I have heard differing stories about immigration through Ellis Island and New Orleans so I don't know what is true and am having a lot of difficulty creeping through all of immigrants from this time frame. Please help if you can. Thanks! C Naro

User avatar
Tessa78
Master
Master
Posts: 11580
Joined: 07 Sep 2009, 18:09

Re: Help with Naro in Alabama

Postby Tessa78 » 14 Apr 2010, 15:19

Hello C Naro! Welcome to the forum :-)

Do you have any birthdates for the relatives you mention above? It would be most helpful...

T.

User avatar
dixiecricket13
Veteran
Veteran
Posts: 142
Joined: 14 Apr 2010, 15:03

Re: Help with Naro in Alabama

Postby dixiecricket13 » 14 Apr 2010, 15:30

Yes, I have a few dates.

Philip Rose Naro, Jr. was born Feb 23, 1942
Philip Rose Naro, Sr. was born Jul 25, 1907
Mary Tortorice Naro was born Feb 13, 1916
Rosario Naro was born approx. 1864 in Italy
Beuna "Bernice" Millazzo Naro Carbonie was born approx. 1876 in Italy
Guiseppe "Joe" Tortorice was born Dec 17, 1886 in Italy
Frances Salvagio Naro was born approx. 1884 in Italy

The dates for the grandparents were all found through research so they may or may not be the correct dates but it's been hard to track everything through all of the misspellings of last names, common names, etc...

Thank you!

User avatar
vj
Master
Master
Posts: 8069
Joined: 16 Aug 2002, 00:00

Re: Help with Naro in Alabama

Postby vj » 14 Apr 2010, 15:36

Hello :D ,
I was looking at your research on your family pages on ancestry "Naro Family Tree"
Are there any US records that you are missing?
Thank you, Valarie

User avatar
Tessa78
Master
Master
Posts: 11580
Joined: 07 Sep 2009, 18:09

Re: Help with Naro in Alabama

Postby Tessa78 » 14 Apr 2010, 15:38

When you say that the dates were found from research, what kinds of documentation are you referring to? Do you have census records, WWI and WWII registration cards, US passports? Just so we don't duplicate efforts.

Thanks
T.

User avatar
Tessa78
Master
Master
Posts: 11580
Joined: 07 Sep 2009, 18:09

Re: Help with Naro in Alabama

Postby Tessa78 » 14 Apr 2010, 15:39

Hi Valarie!!! :-)

T.

User avatar
dixiecricket13
Veteran
Veteran
Posts: 142
Joined: 14 Apr 2010, 15:03

Re: Help with Naro in Alabama

Postby dixiecricket13 » 14 Apr 2010, 15:40

Yes. First of all, I would like confirmation that I have documented the correct people. Furthermore, I would like to get as much information on the grandparents as I can, full names, actual birth dates, birth places, marriage records, where they entered the US, etc..., and I would love if I go a generation even further back but I don't know that this is possible.

-Christina

User avatar
dixiecricket13
Veteran
Veteran
Posts: 142
Joined: 14 Apr 2010, 15:03

Re: Help with Naro in Alabama

Postby dixiecricket13 » 14 Apr 2010, 15:43

I have looked through Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org. Names and dates don't necessarily agree across the two but I don't know what source is 100% accurate. I have tried to merge the data that I think is most correct.

User avatar
vj
Master
Master
Posts: 8069
Joined: 16 Aug 2002, 00:00

Re: Help with Naro in Alabama

Postby vj » 14 Apr 2010, 15:51

dixiecricket13 wrote:Yes. First of all, I would like confirmation that I have documented the correct people. Furthermore, I would like to get as much information on the grandparents as I can, full names, actual birth dates, birth places, marriage records, where they entered the US, etc..., and I would love if I go a generation even further back but I don't know that this is possible.

-Christina


Christina,
Here's a possible 1903 manifest (under Giuseppe Tartsrier on ancestry)
http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/773/1903q.jpg
line 2
Palermo to New Orleans
Month matches the Declaration of Intention on your family pages, year of arrival is off by two, 1903 instead of 1901
Name is correct, last residence is correct, destination is in AL
Age is off by 7-8 years? He should be abt 19, not 26
Valarie
---

Hi T :D !

User avatar
Tessa78
Master
Master
Posts: 11580
Joined: 07 Sep 2009, 18:09

Re: Help with Naro in Alabama

Postby Tessa78 » 14 Apr 2010, 15:56

Hello again Christina,

No source is 100% correct which is why we all do what you are doing...looking for confirmation. Sometimes it is a long and tedious process, but sometimes we get lucky!

We'll do our best for you! BTW, Valarie is one of the best researchers here at the forum... and there are many others!

T.

User avatar
suanj
V.I.P.
V.I.P.
Posts: 12493
Joined: 20 Feb 2003, 00:00
Location: Molise region, Italy
Contact:

Re: Help with Naro in Alabama

Postby suanj » 14 Apr 2010, 15:59

Hi, maybe Rosario and Bernice( Berenice in italian) had also another son, in facts by death records:
Name: Alf Naro
Death date: 16 Mar 1947
Death place: Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama
Gender: Male

Race or color (on document):
Race or color (expanded):
Age at death: 52y
Estimated birth year: 1895

Birth date:
Birthplace:
Marital status:
Spouse's name: Lilly Bruno Naro
Father: Rose Naro
Father's birthplace:
Mother's name: Bernice Maillazzo
Mother's birthplace:
Occupation:
Street address:
Residence:
Cemetery name:
Burial place:
Burial date:
Funeral home:
Informant's name:
Additional relatives:
Film number: 1908816
Reference number: 5137
Collection: Alabama Statewide Deaths 1908-1974

suanj
Visit my website:
ITALIAN ORIGIN SEARCH

User avatar
dixiecricket13
Veteran
Veteran
Posts: 142
Joined: 14 Apr 2010, 15:03

Re: Help with Naro in Alabama

Postby dixiecricket13 » 14 Apr 2010, 16:06

Yes they did have another son who was killed. The spelling of Bernice's name is different in this record so I stayed with the spelling that I had, Millazzo. I

User avatar
vj
Master
Master
Posts: 8069
Joined: 16 Aug 2002, 00:00

Re: Help with Naro in Alabama

Postby vj » 14 Apr 2010, 16:07

:D Thank you T!
Hello suanj :D !

Here's the link to Christina's family pages on ancestry

Valarie

User avatar
Tessa78
Master
Master
Posts: 11580
Joined: 07 Sep 2009, 18:09

Re: Help with Naro in Alabama

Postby Tessa78 » 14 Apr 2010, 16:15

Here is response by Valarie to a earlier post regarding records in Bisacquino...

Your local Family History Center has microfilm you can order for Bisacquino
But, the civil records only cover 1820-1864
www.familysearch.org/e...umns=*,0,0

In case you aren’t familiar with the Family History Center & Italian records

FamilySearch Home Page
Includes how to find your nearest local Family History Center

A helpful essay written by Trish, one of our forum members:
Steps for Finding Microfilm at the Family History Center
---

Italian Record Research from FamilySearch guides:
Italy Research Outline
---

Also from FamilySearch (PDF format)
Italian Records Extraction - An Instructional Guide
---

You can also write to the comune:

Italian form letter generator with instructions:
www.circolocalabrese.o...civile.asp

Address:

Comune di Bisacquino
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Via Stazione 24
90032 Bisacquino (PA)
ITALY
www.tuttitalia.it/sici...isacquino/

T.

User avatar
Tessa78
Master
Master
Posts: 11580
Joined: 07 Sep 2009, 18:09

Re: Help with Naro in Alabama

Postby Tessa78 » 14 Apr 2010, 16:20

I noticed on your Famiy Tree site that you have a Naturalization record for Mariano Naro...how does he relate to the above family?

T.


Return to “Italian Genealogy”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Majestic-12 [Bot] and 10 guests