Seeking Information On Agosta Family

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Seeking Information On Agosta Family

Postby pslreale » 20 Aug 2010, 18:25

I have traced my great grandfather's heritage to San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily via the Ellis Island records. However, it seems that I am unable to find information after that. I'd like to know if my great grandfather had any brothers, uncles, etc. Also, I don't know his mother's name. Is there a resource that allows me to locate the marriage records / birth certificates in the Trapani area of Sicily? I can speak a bit of Italian, so it does not have to be in English.

Fortunately, the Ellis Island record of my great grandfather also lists his father's name in San Vito Lo Capo.

Can anyone help me or point me in the right direction using what I know so far? Here is what I have:

My Grandmother:
Virginia Agosta
Born: 3 January 1930 in Michigan, USA

My Great Grandfather:
Domanico Agosta married to Lena Agosta
Born: abt 1898
Born In San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily, Italy (Trapani Region)
Arrival to NY: 8 Aug 1920
Death: Mar 1984 in Highland Park, Wayne, Michigan, USA


My Great Great Grandfather)
Gioacchino Agosta married to ?
Of San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily

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Re: Seeking Information On Agosta Family

Postby vj » 20 Aug 2010, 18:40

Welcome to the Forum!

Your nearest Family History Center can order records for San Vito lo Capo on microfilm.
The cost is about $6 mo (rent), you’ll need to go to the center to order & view them.

Subject: Italy, Trapani, San Vito lo Capo - Civil registration
Title: Registri dello stato civile di San Vito lo Capo (Trapani), 1846-1910
Author: San Vito lo Capo (Trapani). Ufficio dello stato civile (Main Author)

Film notes for San Vito lo Capo
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... ++di++San+ &columns=*,0,0

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Re: Seeking Information On Agosta Family

Postby pslreale » 23 Feb 2011, 22:47

Thanks so much for the detailed response!!!! It has helped me greatly.


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