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Help with Genealogy Search

Postby jmcin1 » 16 Apr 2010, 20:33

I am looking for information on a Mario Pubblico who came to the US in 1906 on a Celtic steamer that arrived in New York on 3-19-06. I found the manifest on the Ellis Island site. That site lists the city of origin as Cashorevele. Unfortunately I can't find this city in Italy. I think it should be Castroreale, but I am not not sure. Also, the manifest lists a cousin as sponsor in Providence, RI with the last name of Mariana I think. I can't get the first name because the original manifest is hard to read. (I think the first name is Segurio ?) In addition there was a companion on the same ship named Francesco Catalfanio who lists the same cousin as a sponsor. Any ideas on how I might get information from Italy without spending a lot of money on the websites on the net. I may have to go that route later but would like to do some searching on my own for awhile, if I can. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Help with Genealogy Search

Postby Tessa78 » 16 Apr 2010, 20:46

Welcome to the forum! :-)

Here is the manifest for Mario Pubblico

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/6489 ... st1906.jpg

The traveling companion is Francesco Catalfamo

The town does look like Castroreale, which is in the Province of Messina in Sicily...

http://en.comuni-italiani.it/083/016/index.html

I think the cousin in Providence has a first name of Mariana, and the second name is hard to read but looks like something close to "Scaudrici"

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Re: Help with Genealogy Search

Postby Tessa78 » 16 Apr 2010, 21:07

Is this the Mario you are looking for?

Found a 1920 Worcester, Massachusetts Census for
Mario Publico, 37, married, born in Italy, immigrated in 1906, PA (first papers for naturalization filed), working as laborer in a Woolen Mill.
Wife: Quinchita, 44, born in Italy, immigrated 1906
Children:
Antonio, 8y 6m
Mary 7y
Guy 1y 1m
Quinchita 3y 2m

T.

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Re: Help with Genealogy Search

Postby pink67 » 17 Apr 2010, 07:02

:D Nice finds Tessa!

Considering the last name Pubblico is absolutely rare in Italy (looks like today on he white pages only three persons are listed in all Italy) I believe the records you found are correct...

http://www.paginebianche.it/execute.cgi ... =&dv=&ind=

These are the military enlistment for the Wars:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Mario Publico
Name: Mario Publico
City: Fitchburg
County: Worcester
State: Massachusetts
Birth Date: 15 Jun 1883
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1685149
DraftBoard: 0

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

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Mario Publico
Name: Mario Publico
Birth Date: 15 Jun 1883
Birth Place:
Residence: Worcester, Massachusetts
Race: White
Roll: WWII_2251842

image:
http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxOVOm9

and from the free site:
http://search.labs.familysearch.org/rec ... tml#p=home

the marriage record register for Mario Pubblico and Concetta Conti:

Number 135:
Marriage Date June 14, 1908
Place Quincy MA
Mario Pubblico, age 23, born in Italy, unknown parents (this does explains the lastname, possibly it was given if he was an abandoned child),
and
Concetta Conti, age 32, born in Italy, Father's name: Gaetano Conti, Mother's name: Maria Torre

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

You'll find on the same site Angela Publico's death certificates (Mario's first child, searching under the key Publico)...

Laura :D

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Re: Help with Genealogy Search

Postby pink67 » 17 Apr 2010, 07:47

Possible 1906 arrival for Concetta Conti?

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0013

From Castroreale to Fitchburg to join her sister Rosina....

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Re: Help with Genealogy Search

Postby Tessa78 » 17 Apr 2010, 18:56

Super finds from your searches, too, Laura! :-D
Especially the marriage record!!! What a source of information!

T.

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Re: Help with Genealogy Search

Postby jmcin1 » 19 Apr 2010, 00:01

Thanks to the people that responded. I'm going to keep looking for Mario's parents and birth records. Again thanks again.

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Re: Help with Genealogy Search

Postby jmcin1 » 19 Apr 2010, 00:01

Thanks to the people that responded. I'm going to keep looking for Mario's parents and birth records. Again thanks again.

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Re: Help with Genealogy Search

Postby pink67 » 19 Apr 2010, 05:16

You may write to the proper office in the town of Castroreale (Messina province) asking for Mario Pubblico's birth act:

http://www.comune.castroreale.me.it/il_ ... ffici.aspx

mailto: anagrafe@castroreale.it

here some form letters:

http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... /index.asp

http://www.google.it/url?sa=t&source=we ... UDjUD7Y3uA

Or, you can contact your nearest family History center and ask them to search by yourself in the Civil Registration microfilmed for the town of Castroreale:

Topic Italy, Messina, Castroreale - Civil registration

Titles Registri dello stato civile di Castroreale (Messina), 1839-1910 Castroreale (Messina). Ufficio dello stato civile


You may be able to find by yourself Mario Pubblico's birth act in this microfilm:

Nati (Births) 1885-1908
FHL INTL Film 1693162


Here is the link to find your nearest Center:
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... et_fhc.asp

and here is the link to find the microfilms:
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... umns=*,0,0

Good luck!

Laura

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Re: Help with Genealogy Search

Postby jmcin1 » 05 Mar 2011, 21:06

Again, I thank all who responded to my original posting. I have learned so much since I first posted and the info I received was very helpful. I did talk with a person from Sicily and she found Mario Publico's birth registration in Castroreale. In fact he was a abandoned child just like pink67 thought. I have yet to talk with this person again to find out more on Mario. I am now searching for the maternal grandparents. The lady I talked with said she could not find them in the records for Rodi, Sicily. Hopefully when we can find more information and then go to Sicily.
I am now looking for information on:
GAETANO CONTI - Born in Rodi, Italy ?
Wife MARIA CONTI (TORRE) (Gaetano's wife) born in Rodi, Italy ?
They had four children:
Angelo Conti in 1868
Guiseppe Conti in 1872
Concetta Publico [Conti] in 1876
Rosina Garaffo (Maiorano) (Conti) in 1881
NOTE: - I HAVE A FOUND A LOT OF INFO ON the CONTI children AND BIAGGIO GARRAFO (Rosina's 2nd husband) once they arrived in the US - I CAN SHARE IF ANYONE IS LOOKING.

John


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