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Virgintino Family Records

Postby chrisdamato » 19 Jun 2010, 23:38

Along with other surnames, I'm looking for records of Virgintino family members. They came to America from Matera. There are barely any records in the Potenza database on Ancestry.com. Thought perhaps somebody would have some additional information and/or suggestions.

Michele (Michael) Virgintino arrived in the U.S. in 1914. It appears to indicate that his mother's name is Gaetano or Gaetana Andasso in Matera, Italy.

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Re: Virgintino Family Records

Postby Tessa78 » 20 Jun 2010, 01:36

Here is an arrival for Michele Virgintino, 20, from Matera in 1903...going to his cousin Giuseppe Cusamano (sp?) - hard to read.

Line 23

Could he have come before 1914? Or is the age too far off?

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0023

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Re: Virgintino Family Records

Postby chrisdamato » 20 Jun 2010, 12:15

I had seen that record. I can't rule it out, but I am not familiar with the surname Cusamano in my family.

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 20 Jun 2010, 13:01

chrisdamato wrote:Along with other surnames, I'm looking for records of Virgintino family members. They came to America from Matera. There are barely any records in the Potenza database on <a href="http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-3166187-10456885" TARGET="_blank">Ancestry.com</a>. Thought perhaps somebody would have some additional information and/or suggestions.

Michele (Michael) Virgintino arrived in the U.S. in 1914. It appears to indicate that his mother's name is Gaetano or Gaetana Andasso in Matera, Italy.


There are only two records of any kind on ancestry . com, even when searching for nothing more than virgin* (any name beginning with "virgin"); the manifest already noted and this WWII draft card for Frank Virgintino.

Also, the name is nearly non-existent in modern Italy ( http://www.gens.labo.net/en/cognomi/genera.html ). Taken together, these facts lead me to wonder if the spelling is anglicized or otherwise corrupted.


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Re: Virgintino Family Records

Postby chrisdamato » 20 Jun 2010, 14:49

That could very well be the case. There are no birth records on ancestry.com for Matera. If there were, I'd be able to look around to see if there are any names that Virgintino may have been derived from.

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Re: Virgintino Family Records

Postby johnnyonthespot » 20 Jun 2010, 15:16

chrisdamato wrote:That could very well be the case. There are no birth records on <a href="http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-3166187-10456885" TARGET="_blank">Ancestry.com</a> for Matera. If there were, I'd be able to look around to see if there are any names that Virgintino may have been derived from.


Well, perhaps it is simply a rare name. I see that there are four listings for Virgintino in Matera today: http://www.paginebianche.it/execute.cgi ... &om=0&l=en.

You could try writing a few letters... http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... etter.html
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Re: Virgintino Family Records

Postby Tessa78 » 20 Jun 2010, 16:51

On www.pilot.familysearch.org there is a manifest for Stella Virgintino arriving NY 1922, leaving mother Maria in Matera...

page 1 (line 1)
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0001

Page 2
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0001

And a 1910 manifest for Pasquale Virgintino from Grassano (which is in the Province of Matera), leaving wife Lucia(?) in Grassano, going to brother in law Pasquale Cefani (sp?) in Brooklyn

page 1 (line 29)
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0029

page 2
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0029


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Re: Virgintino Family Records

Postby Tessa78 » 20 Jun 2010, 17:02

LDS Family History Center has microfilm for many of the comuni in Matera Province... maybe it's a matter of narrowing it down...

http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... umns=*,0,0

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Re: Virgintino Family Records

Postby chrisdamato » 20 Jun 2010, 17:41

It turns out that Frank P Virgintino is the brother of Michele Virgintino. I was able to get information from my father and he remembers the wife Concetta living across the street from Michele. Now I need to find parents names.

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Re: Virgintino Family Records

Postby Tessa78 » 20 Jun 2010, 17:45

If Frank had a SS# you can request his SS application. That will have his parents' names, and his place of birth...

Look in the SSDI on Ancestry...

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

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Re: Virgintino Family Records

Postby johnnyonthespot » 20 Jun 2010, 17:55

Tessa78 wrote:If Frank had a SS# you can request his SS application. That will have his parents' names, and his place of birth...

Look in the SSDI on Ancestry...

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

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If he was around for the WWII draft registration, he almost certainly had a social security number...
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Re: Virgintino Family Records

Postby chrisdamato » 20 Jun 2010, 18:33

Yes, I have it. that's a great idea!


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