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Festa, Vincenzo

Postby Gina15 » 10 Jul 2010, 19:30

Hello,
I'm trying to find out about my Grandfather's parents (my Great Grandparents), and his siblings. What are their names, date of birth, marriage date? When did he (my Grandfather) and his parents, siblings come to the US from Italy? I have tried to find information using the Manifests, but I am not sure which information is correct. (On the Ellis Island site, I searched my Grandfather and there are two listed with the same name & birthdate. How do you determine which is the correct one? How do you connect all the information?)

I am new at searching. Any information would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! Gina

Here is some information about my Grandfather that I know is correct:

Vincenzo FESTA
Birth Date: 21 Jan 1910
Death Date: 01 Jun 1976
Death Residence Localities
ZIP Code: 11204
Localities: Brooklyn, Kings, New York

Marriage
Festa,Vincenzo Soundex F230
Avena, Maria T Soundex A150
Jun 12 1937 Kings County
Certificate Number 9389

Alien registration 4879177
Name Given Festa Vincenzo
Year Petition 1954
Petition Number 523248
Soundex F230

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Re: Festa, Vincenzo

Postby vj » 10 Jul 2010, 21:15

Welcome to the Forum :D !
We'll be happy to see what we can do to help.
Do you know if Vincenzo had any siblings in the US?
Valarie

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Re: Festa, Vincenzo

Postby Tessa78 » 10 Jul 2010, 21:23

:-) deleted

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Re: Festa, Vincenzo

Postby Gina15 » 10 Jul 2010, 21:38

vj wrote:Welcome to the Forum :D !
We'll be happy to see what we can do to help.
Do you know if Vincenzo had any siblings in the US?
Valarie


Hello Valarie,
Thank you for your help! Sorry, I do not know if he had any siblings.
Gina

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Re: Festa, Vincenzo

Postby vj » 10 Jul 2010, 21:39

Thank you for the update Gina.
What were his children's names? (if he followed tradition 1st son and 1st daughter were named after his parents)

Without more clues we may not be able to place Vincenzo on a ship manifest or census (yet :wink: ).

Since he had a social security number you could order his social security application for $27. It will have his parent's names and place of birth.
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Social Security Application SS-5

His SS# is available here if you don’t already have it:
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/ ... _form=true

About the SS Application:
http://genealogy.about.com/od/online_re ... equest.htm
The SS-5, or Application for Social Security Number is a great resource for learning more about individuals who died after about 1960, and generally includes the following:
- Full name
- Full name at birth, including maiden name
- Present mailing address
- Age at last birthday
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Father's full name
- Mother's full name, including maiden name

- Sex
- Race as indicated by the applicant
- Whether the applicant ever applied for Social Security or Railroad Retirement before
- Current employer's name and address
- Date signed
- Applicant's signature


Order form SSA-711 (can be done online):
http://www.ssa.gov/foia/html/foia_guide.htm
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Hi T :D !
Would his ship manifest have a notation for his alien registration in 1954?

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Re: Festa, Vincenzo

Postby vj » 10 Jul 2010, 21:46

from footnote. com

1955 Naturalization Index Card
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/2609/pagekh.jpg

Publication Number: M1164
Publication Title: Index to the Naturalization Petitions of the United States
District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1865-1957
Publisher: NARA
National Archives Catalog ID: 576072
National Archives Catalog Title: Petitions for Naturalization, compiled 1865 - 1991
Record Group: 21
Date Range: Nov 1925-Dec 1957
State: New York
Court: US District Court, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Admission Year: 1955
Immigrant Full Name: FESTA, Vincenzo
Birth Year: 1910

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Re: Festa, Vincenzo

Postby Gina15 » 10 Jul 2010, 22:02

What were his children's names? (if he followed tradition 1st son and 1st daughter were named after his parents)


My Grandfather's children are/where:

Vincenzo George Jr.
Theresa Ann

Since he had a social security number you could order his social security application for $27. It will have his parent's names and place of birth.
Valarie
---

Social Security Application SS-5

His SS# is available here if you don’t already have it:
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/ ... _form=true

About the SS Application:
http://genealogy.about.com/od/online_re ... equest.htm
The SS-5, or Application for Social Security Number is a great resource for learning more about individuals who died after about 1960, and generally includes the following:
- Full name
- Full name at birth, including maiden name
- Present mailing address
- Age at last birthday
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Father's full name
- Mother's full name, including maiden name

- Sex
- Race as indicated by the applicant
- Whether the applicant ever applied for Social Security or Railroad Retirement before
- Current employer's name and address
- Date signed
- Applicant's signature


Order form SSA-711 (can be done online):
http://www.ssa.gov/foia/html/foia_guide.htm
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I don't have money to do this now, but this is great information for the future. Thank you!

Hi T :D !
Would his ship manifest have a notation for his alien registration in 1954?



How do I know when he came over? I searched the Ellis Island site using his birth date and there was two listed with the same name and birth date. I did not see anything noted on those.

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Re: Festa, Vincenzo

Postby Gina15 » 10 Jul 2010, 22:07

vj wrote:from footnote. com

1955 Naturalization Index Card
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/2609/pagekh.jpg

Publication Number: M1164
Publication Title: Index to the Naturalization Petitions of the United States
District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1865-1957
Publisher: NARA
National Archives Catalog ID: 576072
National Archives Catalog Title: Petitions for Naturalization, compiled 1865 - 1991
Record Group: 21
Date Range: Nov 1925-Dec 1957
State: New York
Court: US District Court, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Admission Year: 1955
Immigrant Full Name: FESTA, Vincenzo
Birth Year: 1910



Wow! Yes, this is my Grandfather!

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Re: Festa, Vincenzo

Postby vj » 10 Jul 2010, 22:16

Gina15 wrote:How do I know when he came over? I searched the Ellis Island site using his birth date and there was two listed with the same name and birth date. I did not see anything noted on those.


Hey Gina

You're right, we don't know when he came over.
Looked at your two manifests, neither one looks correct.
One of his names is probably mis-spelled or transcribed incorrectly
(it's not in Boston or Phila manifests either)

We'll keep looking
Since he naturalized in 1955 - there should be a notation on his manifest.
(If the manifest was found when he applied for citizenship)

Valarie

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Re: Festa, Vincenzo

Postby Gina15 » 10 Jul 2010, 22:25

vj wrote:
Gina15 wrote:How do I know when he came over? I searched the Ellis Island site using his birth date and there was two listed with the same name and birth date. I did not see anything noted on those.


Hey Gina

You're right, we don't know when he came over.
Looked at your two manifests, neither one looks correct.
One of his names is probably mis-spelled or transcribed incorrectly
(it's not in Boston or Phila manifests either)

We'll keep looking
Since he naturalized in 1955 - there should be a notation on his manifest.
(If the manifest was found when he applied for citizenship)

Valarie



Ahhh...okay!
Thanks!
Gina

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Re: Festa, Vincenzo

Postby misbris » 10 Jul 2010, 22:28

Gina,

Are there any family stories about when he came over. For example, was he a child or an adult? Was it before or after WWI? Did his parents immigrate? Did he always use the name Vincent or was he called James or something else? Did anyone ever talk about any place in Italy he might be from?

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Re: Festa, Vincenzo

Postby Gina15 » 10 Jul 2010, 22:36

misbris wrote:Gina,

Are there any family stories about when he came over. For example, was he a child or an adult? Was it before or after WWI? Did his parents immigrate? Did he always use the name Vincent or was he called James or something else? Did anyone ever talk about any place in Italy he might be from?



Hello Misbris,
Sorry, I don't know any of this information. But, I do remember my Grandfather called Jimmy sometimes. I always wondered about that? And I am surprised you mention this!

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Re: Festa, Vincenzo

Postby misbris » 10 Jul 2010, 22:40

Many Vincenzos become James in the US. I don't know why, but it is very common. I couldn't find a census for him under Vincenzo so I'll try James.

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Re: Festa, Vincenzo

Postby Gina15 » 10 Jul 2010, 22:46

misbris wrote:Many Vincenzos become James in the US. I don't know why, but it is very common. I couldn't find a census for him under Vincenzo so I'll try James.


Wow! I didn't know this! Funny thing! Now, I have 2 names to search. Thank you!

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Re: Festa, Vincenzo

Postby misbris » 10 Jul 2010, 22:55

Could this possibly be him?
Name: James Festa
Home in 1930: Brooklyn, Kings, New York
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Age: 20
Estimated birth year: abt 1910
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Vincent
Mother's Name: Mariann
Race: White

If so, his father Vincenzo immigrated in 1893 and he immigrated around 1911.


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