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Need help with family tree. Luciano family.

Postby AutumnLuciano » 17 Jun 2010, 17:07

I'm trying to find info on my great grandparents, they were from the city of Palermo, Sicily. Biagio Luciano and Francesca Brancatelli. Biagio was born in I think 1892, Francesca was born in what I think is 1988 but that one may be wrong. I think they lived in S'gata for a while too. I know Biagio came to america in 1913, and Francesca stayed behind and came over later but I can't find out when. I would also really like to find out who their parents were and anything further back. I think Biagio's father's name was Carlo Luciano, and I know he was a police officer in Palermo at some point.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! My grandfather and Biagio keep showing up in my dreams and i'm thinking its because I really need to focus on this part of the family tree but i'm completely stuck.

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Postby maestra36 » 17 Jun 2010, 17:21

Hello and welcome to this forum-
I see your Francesca Brancatelli on the following passenger list-


First Name: Francesca
Last Name: Brancatelli
Ethnicity: Italian South
Last Place of Residence: S. Agata, Sicily
Date of Arrival: Jul 18, 1913
Age at Arrival: 24y Gender: F Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Barbarossa
Port of Departure: Palermo
Manifest Line Number: 0003

You can search this passenger list from www.stevemorse.org She is one of two people that come up with that name

She was going to her husband Biagio Luciano in Lansing Michigan. I am not sure of the correct street name

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Postby maestra36 » 17 Jun 2010, 17:23

Her closest relative in S. Agata was her mother Maria Tranchina. Francesca was traveling with a child name Benedetto

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Postby maestra36 » 17 Jun 2010, 17:26

child appears to have been 11 month, according to the text manifest

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Postby AutumnLuciano » 17 Jun 2010, 17:30

Thats her!! Thank you so much! I'm not sure who Benedetto is, i'm pretty sure that isn't one of my grandpa's siblings, maybe a cousin...I'm not sure i'll have to ask my great uncle. I have hearad that she had a baby on the ship, I can't remember which of my grandpa's siblings it was who was born on the ship. This is very very helpful, thank you!

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Postby maestra36 » 17 Jun 2010, 17:32

If you look at the original manifest which you can view by going to www.stevemorse.org

search her name using the gold form and only two people with her name come up.

You will see on the manifest that it says that the child's destination was to his father, as above, referring to Biagio Luciano, the person to whom Francesca was destined

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Postby AutumnLuciano » 17 Jun 2010, 17:39

Where is the gold forum on the site? I'm not seeing it.

Thats strange about the kid, I'll have to ask about him, maybe he had his name changed when he came over or they called him by a nickname which is why I don't recognize that name.

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Postby maestra36 » 17 Jun 2010, 17:45

If you are on the Steve Morse website, it is the third option down. What is good about this forum is that you can search using even a first initial for a first name or a first initial for a last name and put in your town name and you will get everyone in the town whose names begin with that letter. Or you can do a sound search of your surname or a sound search of the town name, in case it is misspelled. You get a lot more possibilities that way.

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Postby maestra36 » 17 Jun 2010, 17:57

Here is death record info for Biagio Luciano from the social security index

BIAGIO LUCIANO 27 Feb 1892 May 1970 48906 (Lansing, Ingham, MI) 369-01-4060 Michigan

You can send for his application for his social security card which costs $27 currently, if you have the social security number, which you do above. That will give you the names of his parents and should have his town of birth on it as well. You can order it by mail or online.

by mail-go to www.rootsweb.com and type in his name. On the right, there is an option you can click on that will generate a letter for you to mail with a check and all of his info.

To order online with a credit card-use the following website-

https://secure.ssa.gov/apps9/eFOIA-FEWe ... t/main.jsp

https://secure.ssa.gov/apps9/eFOIA-FEWe ... nstruction

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Postby AutumnLuciano » 17 Jun 2010, 17:59

Okay I see it now, thank you very much!

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Postby maestra36 » 17 Jun 2010, 18:03

Have you seen the passenger list for Biagio?

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Postby maestra36 » 17 Jun 2010, 18:06

First Name: Biagio
Last Name: Luciano
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: S. Agata, Sicily
Date of Arrival: Mar 06, 1913
Age at Arrival: 21y Gender: M Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Konig Albert
Port of Departure: Palermo
Manifest Line Number: 0024

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Postby AutumnLuciano » 17 Jun 2010, 18:08

Yes I found all that awhile ago on ancestry.com, thats as far as I had gotten.

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Postby maestra36 » 17 Jun 2010, 18:10

did you see he was destined to a brother in law by the name of Rosario Rasizzi (not sure of the spelling of the surname)

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Postby maestra36 » 17 Jun 2010, 18:14

First Name: Rosario
Last Name: Rasizzi
Ethnicity: South Italian, Italy
Last Place of Residence: Agata
Date of Arrival: May 14, 1907
Age at Arrival: 22y Gender: M Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Lazio
Port of Departure: Palermo
Manifest Line Number: 0005

I think this is the brother in law mentioned on Biagio's manifest as his destination.


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