I am looking for my Grandfather's Father's brothers. They used to come to America to work on the roads and think they resided in Boston while they were here. I know of 3 brothers names only. My grandfather's father was Antonino Saia and his brothers names were Salvatore and the other is Gioacchino Saia. They were born around 1890's - 1900's and came from Palermo Sicily.
Antonino decided to then stop going back and forth to America and went back to Sicily permanently but his brothers decided to stay in America (Boston, NY, or NJ) and possibly marry and raise families. I would like to know of these 2 brothers (and any other brothers that we cannot find out the names of) children, grandchildren and possibly great grandchildren! They may have even moved from that area.
I know there has to be descendants from at least these two Saia's. I wish my Grandfather were alive so I can ask these questions!
*Brothers: Antonino, Salvatore & Giacchino Saia (& Poss More)
*Worked on the major roadways in America (Boston, NY, NJ, or surrounding areas)
*Possibly married in America
I think the Salvatore that you found is not your Salvatore. I located a 1910 Census for Maryland with Salvatore Saia, born 1898. He was born in Maryland. Your Salvatore was born in Italy, right?
1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Salvatore Saia Age in 1910: 12 Estimated birth year: abt 1898 Birthplace: Maryland Relation to Head of House: Son Father's Name: Joseph Father's Birth Place: Italy Mother's Name: Providenzia Mother's Birth Place: Italy Home in 1910: Baltimore Ward 18, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland Marital Status: Single Race: White Gender: Male Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Joseph Saia 48 Providenzia Saia 46 John Saia 20 Frank Saia 14 Salvatore Saia 12 Consetina Saia 6 Antonio Siliato 65
Thank you so much! My parents confirmed the name of his wife, that was definitely my Dad's grandfather! Now we can add Giovanni Saia as one of his brothers since there was many of them! Did you find this at ellis island or someplace else?
Yes. I see that it says he was born in Maryland. They were all born in Palermo and I figure this is not one of mine.
did you research any other Saia brothers I have listed? I appreciate this info!
We only know they would go back and forth to the Boston, NY NJ and possibly Pennsylvania area. there is Saia Motor Freight based out of New Orleans, but have heard through unconfirmed sources they weren't from Sicily. Wonder since they worked on the roads, possibly a brother or so could have opened a Frieght company???!!!
I assume you have a membership with Ancestry.com I am just starting out with this research. really don't have the $ to spend on it right now, but I thank you for sharing this info with me!
Here is the manifest. Antonino is on line 26. Page 2 shows him going to his brother Giovanni in Boston. The person on Line 27 is also going to Giovanni Saia's address, and indicates that Giovanni is his brother-in-law, leaving wife Isabella Saia in Palermo.
Another way to search for your ancestors' records is to view the microfilms available at your local LDS Family History Center.
Scroll down on this site http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp to put in your zip and find the nearest center. You can rent films for a month for about $6.00. The records are in Italian, and they have Palermo births (nasciti), deaths (morti) and marriages (matrimoni) for years 1820 - 1908. When you locate records you can post them to this forum for translation. There are many here who would gladly translate for you.