Messina in Porto Empedocle, Sicily

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Messina in Porto Empedocle, Sicily

Postby liveonboca » 07 Jun 2010, 02:40

I need some help finding more information about my maternal line.

My mom's maiden name is MESSINA.

Her father is Alfonse Messina, born in NEW YORK about 1920.
His siblings are: Maria (1910), Gerlando (1914), and Giuseppe (1916) all born in Porto Empedocle, Sicily (except Gerlando who is also born in NY).

Alfonse's father is Carlo Messina, born in Sicily, Feb 13, 1889, near Porto Empedocle? Died in NY in 1974. He married Francesca Marchica in Porto Empedocle before immigrating to NY, she came later on.

His father is ?
His mother is ?

Carlo's ship records when immigrating to the US in 1911 mentions a cousin, Salvatore Mellurzo, 71 Mulberry St, NY.

Possible grandmother/grandfather is Carlo Messina (abt 1830) and Assunta Cuntrera (abt 1833), married 13 June 1852 in Porto Empedocle. Groom's father name is Mario Messina and his mother Rosa Gerrasi. Bride's father is Giuseppe Cuntrera and mother is Pietra Trupia Gallina. Groom's birthplace shows Trapani. Bride's birthplace, shows Borgata.

Children of Carlo & Assunta:

Mariano (14 June 1853)
Giuseppe (9 Dec 1855)
Rosa (13 Aug 1858)
Alfonso (10 Oct 1861)
Gerlando (17 May 1864)

All information found on Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.

How do I confirm this information and continue adding on and finding more ancestor's? Thank you!

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Re: Messina in Porto Empedocle, Sicily

Postby maestra36 » 07 Jun 2010, 02:51

Have you searched the library catalog on familysearch.org to see if there are microfilmed records for your town available? I have been having trouble the last few days accessing the catalog (seems to be a problem with their website). If there are microfilmed records, I would rent the films to find the actual records. Then you would be able to verify that the info that you found is accurate, and you would also get the additional information for which you are searching

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Re: Messina in Porto Empedocle, Sicily

Postby gliesian66 » 08 Aug 2014, 21:22

We may be related Messina/Mesiano... plus you came up as a match on GEDMATCH.com...

http://v2.gedmatch.com/r-list2.php?kit_ ... ay+Results

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Re: Messina in Porto Empedocle, Sicily

Postby gliesian66 » 17 Jan 2015, 22:00

Hi, please join my facebook group "A819872 Cousins" I'm trying to figure this out as we are more than likely related. -- Robert Liguori

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Re: Messina in Porto Empedocle, Sicily

Postby gliesian66 » 17 Jan 2015, 22:06

Your answers are in the Ancestry.com tree: RootlessInFlorida

e.g.,

CARLO'S PARENTS:
Gerlando Messina 1864-1891 / maria Schembri 1869 -

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Re: Messina in Porto Empedocle, Sicily

Postby Marcello_DAleo » 18 Jan 2015, 00:40

#61, Porto Empedocle, 14 Feb 1889. Birth record of Carlo Messina, son of Gerlando (laborer) and Maria Schembri (housewife), born in Porto Empedocle at 11 am of 13 Feb 1889. Note on the left margin: On 6 Nov 1909 he married Francesca Marchica.
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Re: Messina in Porto Empedocle, Sicily

Postby Marcello_DAleo » 18 Jan 2015, 00:48

#93, Porto Empedocle, 6 Nov 1909. Marriage record of Carlo Messina, age 20, laborer, born and residing in Porto Empedocle, son of the late Gerlando and late Maria Schembri, with Francesca Marchica, age 16, hosewife, born and residing in Porto Empedocle, daughter of the late Gerlando and living Dorotea Catalano.
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