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Looking for ancestors - Bombacie family or Bombaci or Bombas

Postby Sierra172 » 14 May 2010, 18:39

Hi everyone! I am trying to find information on my great, great grandparents who came to the US from Italy in 1881. I have been told that they may have lived in Bari (this could be incorrect). I really need some help please.

My great great grandfather is Felice Bombacie (I am told that the spelling could be different such as: Bombace, Bombaci, Bombacci, Bombasi). He was born about 1841 and he was married to Mary Polio (who also came over to the US in 1881. Mary was born about 1862.

They lived on Spring St in Manhattan, New York City, New York in 1910.

5 of 7 children were alive and lived with them:

Mary
Frederick
Currie
Millie
Philamena

I also know that Felice's parents names were: Ferdinando Bombacie and Maria Santora.

That is all that I know. Can someone please point me in the right direction? I am a member of Ancestry.com but my search there has not turned up enough information.

Thank you for your help!

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Re: Looking for ancestors - Bombacie family or Bombaci or Bo

Postby Tessa78 » 14 May 2010, 19:18

Hi and welcome to the forum! :-)

What documents have you found on Ancestry? Censuses, manifests? Just so we don't duplicate efforts.


Marriage in Manhattan in 1887 (from pilot.familysearch.org )

Groom's Name: Felice Bombacio

Bride's Name: Maria Sopio Pollio

Marriage Date: 26 Nov 1887
Marriage Place: Manhattan, New York, New York
Groom's Father's Name: Ferdinand
Groom's Mother's Name: Maria Santorro
Bride's Father's Name: Ferdinando
Bride's Mother's Name: Carrolina

Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00584-0
System Origin: New_York-ODM
Source Film Number: 1556694
Reference Number:
Collection: New York Marriages, 1686-1980


EDIT: This information from the italiangen.org site shows
Pollio Maria S Nov 26 1887 78422 Manhattan
The number after the date is the marriage certificate number and the borough. You can request the marriage certificate for a small fee from NYC Vital records online. Town of birth and parents names should be on the certificate.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/vi ... iage.shtml
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Re: Looking for ancestors - Bombacie family or Bombaci or Bo

Postby suanj » 14 May 2010, 19:33

Hi,
I found a :
Last name First name Age Sex Arrival Date Place of last residence
BOMBACE FELICE U M 25 Apr 1885 MESSINA
it could be your ancestor?
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Re: Looking for ancestors - Bombacie family or Bombaci or Bo

Postby Sierra172 » 14 May 2010, 19:49

You are absolutely wonderful!!!

How did you ever get the information so fast? The only record that I was able to find was an online 1910 census form from Ancestry.com. I don't find it that easy of a site to work with if you do not have the exact spelling of a name. I did not know that they were married in the US - one of my relatives just assumed that they were married in Italy. As I am sure you can tell, I need lots of help. :)

Thank you very much!

Take care,

Nancy

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Re: Looking for ancestors - Bombacie family or Bombaci or Bo

Postby Tessa78 » 15 May 2010, 01:10

1920 Census for Mary Bombace, 57, widowed; and daughter Philomena, 16. Looks like they are living on Perry St. in NYC.

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/8426/b ... census.jpg

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Re: Looking for ancestors - Bombacie family or Bombaci or Bo

Postby Tessa78 » 15 May 2010, 01:29

Birth Index listing for Filomena in NYC

Bombace Filomena Jul 9 1903 29654 Manhattan

You can request this birth record from NYC Vital records

http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/vi ... irth.shtml

Death Index NYC for Felice and Mary
Surname Given Name Age Month Day Year Certificate Number County

Bambocci Felice 71 y Dec 15 1912 35258 Manhattan

Bombacie Mary 77 y Aug 22 1939 17767 Manhattan


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Re: Looking for ancestors - Bombacie family or Bombaci or Bo

Postby Sierra172 » 17 May 2010, 20:31

Hi everyone!

Many many thanks for your help!!

Please see the earlier threads for this posting.Can someone please help me find out when my great great grandparents (Felice Bombacio and Maria Sopio Pollio) arrived in the US? I believe it was 1881 or so. They were married in NY so I know that it was before that. I do not know how many siblings either of them had, if they came over alone or if they came with family.

Thank you! :D

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Re: Looking for ancestors - Bombacie family or Bombaci or Bo

Postby vj » 17 May 2010, 21:23

suanj wrote:Hi,
I found a :
Last name First name Age Sex Arrival Date Place of last residence
BOMBACE FELICE U M 25 Apr 1885 MESSINA
it could be your ancestor?
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This is the manifest from suanj's :D find:
http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/8932/1885.jpg

cropped enlarged version:
http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/9792/1885t.jpg

it's nearly illegible
last residence has a second word beginning with 'M'


25 Apr 1885 SS Alesia, Messina, Sicily and Naples, Italy
line 63
Felice Bombace (transcribed as Felsie Soombace)

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Re: Looking for ancestors - Bombacie family or Bombaci or Bo

Postby vj » 17 May 2010, 21:35

a possibility from WorldVitalRecords. com
born abt 1864 - close to age on 1920 census that T :D found

POLLIO, MARIA G
Age: 24
Sex: F (U = unknown)
Occupation: FMR
Literacy: U (Y = read and write, N = no, U = unknown)
Country of Origin: ITALY
Last Residence: U
Destination: NEW YORK
Transit: Staying in the USA
Travel: Steerage
Ship Name: ALEXANDRIA
Departure Port: NAPLES
Arrival Port: New York
Arrival Date: 15 October 1886
Filename: CIR0603.ITL.Y5500


manifest from ancestry. com
line 165
http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/3198/1886w.jpg

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Re: Looking for ancestors - Bombacie family or Bombaci or Bo

Postby vj » 17 May 2010, 21:59

from ancestry. com
possible 1900 census
http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/1728/1900.jpg

Home in 1900:
430 East 13th
Manhattan, New York, New York

head Felish Bombotche 56, born May 1844 IT
- married 13 yrs, abt 1887
- immig 1880 in US 20 yrs
- peddler, fruit
wife Mary Bombotche 36, born Dec 1863 IT
- 6 children born, 3 children living
- immig 1887 in US 13 yrs
- rents
daughter Mary Bombotche 11, born Sep 1888 NY
son Fred Bombotche 10, born Oct 1889 NY
daughter Carrie Bombotche 8, born Nov 1891 NY
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son Fred
possible 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/6442/1917x.jpg

Fred Bombacie
305(?) Spring Street
Manhattan, New York, NY
born 27 Oct 1889
natural born
wife and 3 children
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Ordering NYC records as T :D suggested may provide more clues
This is another way to search NYC records from Steve Morse' one-step pages:

Dr Steve Morse One Step Search Pages for New York:

NY Naturalization
NYC Birth Records 1901-1907
NYC Birth Records 1891-1902 (requires ancestry. com subscription)
NYC Groom Index 1864-1936
NYC Bride Index ????-1937
NYC Death Records 1891-1948

Ordering NYC Vital Records
New York City Archives

from NYC records by the Italian Genealogical Group
http://www.italiangen.org/

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Re: Looking for ancestors - Bombacie family or Bombaci or Bo

Postby Sierra172 » 17 May 2010, 22:42

Thank you everyone!! Suanj, Tessa78, Valarie -you are all so helpful! :D :D :D

I did order the death certificates and marriage certificates as you all suggested - I am just impatient - NYC site says 4-6 weeks for the certificates to reach me. :-(

Thanks for the suggestions! :)

Nancy


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