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Valenti, Stracuzzi

Postby stracuzzi » 09 Jul 2010, 21:24

Just starting out. Looking for info on how to track cities , family members etc.

My grandfather Paul Valenti, and grandmother Maria Stracuzzi came over and lived in Barnsboro PA.

Any help would be great.

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Re: Valenti, Stracuzzi

Postby vj » 09 Jul 2010, 21:30

Mark, Welcome to the Forum!
We'll all be happy to see what we can do to help.
Do you have approx birth dates and children's names?
It may help if we could place your family on a census.
Valarie
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Stracuzzi

from Ellis Island

your grandmaother's probable 1922 ship manifest
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0019
page 2
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0019

1 Nov 1922, SS America, Naples to NY
lines 18 and 19

(cousin) Maria Italiano 19

Maria Stracuzzi 24, abt 1898
- single
- last residence S Lucia
- leaving parents in S Lucia
- destination Barnesboro PA
- joining fianced Paolo Valenti, PO Box 210
(note: she and her cousin may be marrying brothers/cousins)
- born in S Lucia

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Re: Valenti, Stracuzzi

Postby vj » 09 Jul 2010, 22:15

Valenti

Did Paul have a brother Joseph?
Was Maria Stracuzzi Paul's 2nd wife?

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from ancestry. com
possible 1942 WWII Draft Registration Card
http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/1359/1942jo.jpg

Paul (Paolo) Valenti
- born 21 Jan 1891
- wife: Mary Grace (Maria Grazia) Valenti
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edit: added
possibly related 1917 WWI Draft Registration Cards
from Kinport, Susquehanna Twp, Cambria County PA

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/7123/1917paolo.jpg
Paul Valenti
1 Sep 1891
Pace del Mela, Messina, Sicily
(note: 5 km to Santa Lucia del Mela)
alien
Hastings Coal Co
Married, wife and two children
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http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/756/1917giuseppe.jpg
Giuseppe Valenti
11 Dec 1894
Messina, Sicily
alien
Hastings Coal Co in Kinport
married, wife and children

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Re: Valenti, Stracuzzi

Postby vj » 09 Jul 2010, 22:50

Valenti

related obituary (edited)
http://tribune-democrat.com/obituaries/ ... 11-14-2006

VALENTI - Sam Joseph, 77, of Northern Cambria, died Nov. 13, 2006, at home. Born Aug. 6, 1929, in Garmantown (Germantown?), son of Paul and Maria Grazia (Stracuzzi) Valenti. Preceded in death by parents and a brother, Anthony....Also survived by sisters, Annie Valenti, Northern Cambria, and Mary Durdak, Ohio.
U.S. Army veteran of WWII and Korean Conflict. Retired owner of Sam's Coal Sales, Northern Cambria. Member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Friends received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Long-Contres Funeral Home Inc., Northern Cambria, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Military rites will be conducted by local veterans groups at the church. Family requests that memorial contributions be sent to the American Cancer Society, 351 Budfield St., Johnstown, Pa. 15904

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Re: Valenti, Stracuzzi

Postby vj » 09 Jul 2010, 23:36

Valenti

from ancestry. com
possibly related 1930 census
http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/9401/1930.jpg

Home in April 1930:
State Road leading to Cherry Tree
Susquehanna, Cambria, Pennsylvania

head Joseph Valenti 37, abt 1892 IT
- owns house $2000
- married age 32, abt 1924-5
- immig 1907, Na (naturalized)
- Loader, Coal mine
wife Mary Valenti 29, abt 1901 IT
- married age 21, abt 1922
- immig 1913
son Tony Valenti 6
daughter Annie Valenti 4
son Samuel Joseph Valenti, 7 mos, abt 1929

brother Paul Valenti 34, abt 1896 IT
- single
- immig 1914, Na
- Loader, Coal mine
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possibly related 1920 census
http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/5066/1920a.jpg

Home in 1920:
9 Kinport Rd, rents
Susquehanna Twp, Cambria, Pennsylvania

head Joseph Valenty 25, abt 1895 IT
- immig 1913, Al
- miner, mine coal
wife Mary Valenty 22, abt 1898 IT
- immig 1903
son John Valenty 4 2/12, abt 1915 PA
son Noky Valenty 3 10/12, abt 1916 PA
son Paul Valenty 1 1/12, abt 1918 PA
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Note:
- could the family in 1930 belong to Paul?
- Or were there several Valenti cousins living in Cambria County?

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Re: Valenti, Stracuzzi

Postby stracuzzi » 10 Jul 2010, 14:24

VJ.

Wow . That was very quick.

Going to start compiling dates.

Thanks , talk to you soon.

Mark

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Re: Valenti, Stracuzzi

Postby Violam » 11 Jul 2010, 04:21

I notice they changed the spelling of the name?/
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Re: Valenti, Stracuzzi

Postby stracuzzi » 11 Jul 2010, 15:41

Which last name . I am pretty sure that is how it is spelled. Though some relatives spell Valenty with a "Y"

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Re: Valenti, Stracuzzi

Postby Violam » 11 Jul 2010, 17:36

In your post, Valenti, when it gets down to Joseph its Valenty with a Y..I am meaning in the same family it was changed..was just curious.
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Re: Valenti, Stracuzzi

Postby stracuzzi » 04 Feb 2012, 04:38

I am back after a hiatus.... I have tried over and over on the info posted. Since I know the city my grandparents were born in. Which I verified through a cousin. I can not find a search engine to to help me find residents of those cities. Is there an overseas genealogy that I can write to help me search. Thanks

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Re: Valenti, Stracuzzi

Postby PippoM » 04 Feb 2012, 17:42

Have you tried

www.paginebianche.it ?
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Certificate requests and genealogical researches in Italy.
Translation of your (old) documents and letters.
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Re: Valenti, Stracuzzi

Postby stracuzzi » 04 Feb 2012, 18:58

Nice tip,, This points me in the right direction.

Thank you

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Re: Valenti, Stracuzzi

Postby stracuzzi » 11 Feb 2012, 05:54

This is a letter written to my grandmother from her sister.

Can anybody help me with the translation . As per say would this be a house address on a street.

I looked up her name in the white pages. There are a couple of people with the same name in Santa lucia.

I was going to write a letter to this address or the one listed in the white pages,

Would this be a good idea or should I have some one do some homework on the people .

Also Is Messina a city or province ?

Donata via
Miabro 56
98046
Santa Lucia Del Mela.


Thanks Mark

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Re: Valenti, Stracuzzi

Postby PippoM » 11 Feb 2012, 09:22

Messina is a city as well as a province.
In this case, the town is Santa Lucia del Mela, province of Messina.
In addresses, you should write Santa Lucia del Mela (ME).
As to the matter of writing, or getting more info before...well, it depends on what you would like to tell them. But, if you write, remember that those people may be aged, or suspicious, or ashamed as they can not write well. Also, not all Italians are so interested in their genealogy as Americans are. That's to say, you can't be sure you will get an answer.
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Re: Valenti, Stracuzzi

Postby stracuzzi » 11 Feb 2012, 19:42

Thank you Giuseppe,

I will take that under advisement. If I get something back great if not I will try another angle.
I am not sure of there record keeping. Do you know of a web site that I can access, that can give me birth records, death records , or even marriage records. I would think some organizations would keep track in the city or province.

Thanks

Mark


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