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Looking for Parrino-Cali Families

Postby CTyler » 26 Aug 2010, 19:46

Hi, I am hoping someone can help me out. I would like to know more about my Grandma's family from Italy, but she really has no more information than the following:

Father's Info:
His name was Giovanni Parrino. He had a farm in Palermo, Italy, supposedly on or near Parrino Way (which I couldn't find). He came over to America when he was 19, and lived in Pennsylvania. He had one or a few sisters which Grandma thinks stayed and took over the farm. She doesn't think he had brothers but isn't sure.

Mother's Info:
Her name was Concetta Cali. She is from San Cataldo, which Grandma says was right outside of Sicily. But when I look it up on Mapquest there are 10 different San Cataldos! Concetta Cali had 3 sisters, Stella, Mary and Madeline? Not sure of those spellings. Stella got married to Tom Scott, and Mary recently died. They all live(d) in Dunmar, PA, around Pittston PA.

Giovanni married Concetta and had some kids in PA (my grandma included). I really don't know much more than that, but would like to find out more about Concetta Cali from San Cataldo and Giovanni Parrino from Palermo. My Grandma is around 75, and if Giovanni came over at 19 yrs old, I think he came over around 1930-1935?

Any help would be truly appreciated!!!

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Re: Looking for Parrino-Cali Families

Postby vj » 26 Aug 2010, 20:54

Welcome to the Forum!
We'll be happy to see if we can help.
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possible 1942 WWII Draft Registration Card
http://a.imageshack.us/img214/7199/1942v.jpg

born 8 Dec 1895 in Palazzo Adriano (Palermo, Sicily)
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clues on a possible 1930 census
from ancestry. com
http://a.imageshack.us/img831/9401/1930.jpg

Home in 1930:
152(?) South Main Street, rents $25
Pittston, Luzerne, Pennsylvania

head John Parrino 34, abt 1896 IT
- married age 33, abt 1929
- immig 1922, Na (naturalized citizen)
- miner, coal mine
wife Concetta Parrino 23, abt 1907 IT
- immig 1908
son Gaspare Parrino (Mar 1930) PA

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Re: Looking for Parrino-Cali Families

Postby vj » 26 Aug 2010, 21:38

PARRINO

Naturalization papers
from footnote. com

1925 Declaration of Intention
http://a.imageshack.us/img825/2008/decl ... ention.jpg
Publication Number: M1626
Publication Title: Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. Circuit and District Courts for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1906-1930
Publisher: NARA
National Archives Catalog ID: 580015
National Archives Catalog Title: Petitions for Naturalization, compiled 1901 - 1990
Record Group: 21
State: Pennsylvania
Year: 1925
Date: 1925-11-12
Immigrant Full Name: Giovanni Parrino
Document Type: Declaration of Intention
Home Country: Italy
Year Immigrated: 1921
Ship Name: President Wilson

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Certificate of Arrival
http://a.imageshack.us/img831/2318/cert ... rrival.jpg
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1928 Petition for Naturalization
http://a.imageshack.us/img838/2440/peti ... lizati.jpg
Publication Number: M1626
Publication Title: Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. Circuit and District Courts for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1906-1930
Publisher: NARA
National Archives Catalog ID: 580015
National Archives Catalog Title: Petitions for Naturalization, compiled 1901 - 1990
Record Group: 21
State: Pennsylvania
Year: 1928
Date: 1928-09-20
Immigrant Full Name: Giovanni Parrino
Document Type: Petition for Naturalization
Home Country: Italy
Witness 1 Full Name: Santo Volpe
Witness 2 Full Name: Rev. D. Leone
Year Immigrated: 1921
Ship Name: President Wilson

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1929 Oath of Allegiance
http://a.imageshack.us/img413/4374/oathofallegiance.jpg
Publication Number: M1626
Publication Title: Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. Circuit and District Courts for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1906-1930
Publisher: NARA
National Archives Catalog ID: 580015
National Archives Catalog Title: Petitions for Naturalization, compiled 1901 - 1990
Record Group: 21
State: Pennsylvania
Year: 1929
Date: 1929-06-19
Immigrant Full Name: Giovanni Parrino
Document Type: Oath of Allegiance
Home Country: Italy
Year Immigrated: 1921
Ship Name: President Wilson

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Re: Looking for Parrino-Cali Families

Postby vj » 26 Aug 2010, 21:46

PARRINO

1921 ship manifest from Ellis Island (free site)

leaving father Gaspare at Via V (Vittorio) Emanuele 22, Palazzo Adriano
joining uncle Calogero Buccola at 280 Oak St, Passaic, NJ

page 1
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0015
page 2
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0015
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note:
google has a street view of this address
Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 22
90030 Palazzo Adriano PA
Italy

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This may help you locate family currently living in Palazzo Adriano

White pages:
http://www.paginebianche.it/index_en.html

Form Letter to a Possible Relative

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Re: Looking for Parrino-Cali Families

Postby vj » 26 Aug 2010, 22:08

CALI

from ancestry. com

possible 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card
http://a.imageshack.us/img840/5575/1918.jpg

Salvatore Cali
born 10 Mar 1878
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possible 1920 census
http://a.imageshack.us/img823/908/1920q.jpg

Home in 1920:
421 Elizabeth Street, rents
Dunmore Ward 2, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania

head Salvatore Calli 41, abt 1879 IT
- immig 1909, Al
- laborer, coal mine
wife Angeline Calli 31, abt 1889 IT
- immig 1911
son Salvatore Calli 15, abt 1905 IT
- immig 1911
- operator, coal breaker
daughter Concetta Calli 13, abt 1907 IT
- immig 1911
daughter Appolita Calli 10, abt 1910 IT
- immig 1911
son Chas Calli 6, abt 1914 PA
daughter Madeline Calli 2, abt 1918 PA
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possible 1930 census
http://a.imageshack.us/img710/9877/1930h.jpg

Home in 1930:
236 Elm Street, owned $7000
Dunmore, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania

head Salvatore Cali 52, abt 1878 IT
- married age 25, abt 1903
- immig 1907, Na
- laborer, coal mine
wife Angeline Cali 42, abt 1888 IT
- married age 15
- immig 1913
son Salvatore Cali 25, abt 1905
- barber, own shop
daughter Apolonio Cali 19, abt 1911
son Charles Cali 16, abt 1914
daughter Matalano Cali 12, abt 1918
daughter Maria Stella Cali 9, abt 1921
daughter Theresa Cali 7, abt 1923
daughter Maria Cali 4, abt 1926

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Re: Looking for Parrino-Cali Families

Postby vj » 26 Aug 2010, 22:17

CALI

Naturalization papers

1919 Declaration
http://a.imageshack.us/img525/2008/decl ... ention.jpg

Publication Number: M1626
Publication Title: Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. Circuit and District Courts for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1906-1930
Publisher: NARA
National Archives Catalog ID: 580015
National Archives Catalog Title: Petitions for Naturalization, compiled 1901 - 1990
Record Group: 21
State: Pennsylvania
Year: 1919
Date: 1919-07-05
Immigrant Full Name: Salvatore Cali
Document Type: Declaration of Intention
Home Country: Italy
Year Immigrated: 1910
Ship Name: Verona
Spouse Full Name: Angelina

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Certificate of Arrival
http://a.imageshack.us/img832/2318/cert ... rrival.jpg
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1922 Petition
http://a.imageshack.us/img820/2440/peti ... lizati.jpg

Publication Number: M1626
Publication Title: Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. Circuit and District Courts for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1906-1930
Publisher: NARA
National Archives Catalog ID: 580015
National Archives Catalog Title: Petitions for Naturalization, compiled 1901 - 1990
Record Group: 21
State: Pennsylvania
Year: 1922
Date: 1922-06-13
Immigrant Full Name: Salvatore Cali
Document Type: Petition for Naturalization
Home Country: Italy
Witness 1 Full Name: Frank Clemens
Witness 2 Full Name: Joseph Acculto
Year Immigrated: 1910
Ship Name: Verona
Spouse Full Name: Angela

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1922 Oath
http://a.imageshack.us/img839/4374/oathofallegiance.jpg

Publication Number: M1626
Publication Title: Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. Circuit and District Courts for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1906-1930
Publisher: NARA
National Archives Catalog ID: 580015
National Archives Catalog Title: Petitions for Naturalization, compiled 1901 - 1990
Record Group: 21
State: Pennsylvania
Year: 1922
Date: 1922-11-29
Immigrant Full Name: Salvatore Cali
Document Type: Oath of Allegiance
Home Country: Italy
Year Immigrated: 1910
Ship Name: Verona
Spouse Full Name: Angela

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Re: Looking for Parrino-Cali Families

Postby vj » 26 Aug 2010, 22:33

CALI/MESSINA

1910 ship manifest (not 1st trip to US)
Leaving wife Angelina in San Cataldo Sicily
In US before, Dunmore (Lackawanna) PA 1907-8
Joining brother Gaetano in Dunmore

page 1
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0018
page 2
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0018
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1912 ship manifest, lines 14-17
Angela Messina(?) - traveling under maiden name
Leaving mother Apollonia Matera in S Cataldo
Traveling with children to join husband Salvatore Cali in Dunmore PA

page 1
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0016
page 2
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0016

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Re: Looking for Parrino-Cali Families

Postby vj » 26 Aug 2010, 22:48

If you would like to write to your g-grandparent's comunes for their birth records

Italian form letter generator with instructions:
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... civile.asp

Or other helpful form letters:
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... tters.html

Addresses:

Comune di Palazzo Adriano
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Piazza Umberto I
90030 Palazzo Adriano PA
ITALY


http://www.tuttitalia.it/sicilia/68-palazzo-adriano/
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Comune di San Cataldo
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Piazza Papa Giovanni XXIII
93017 San Cataldo CL
ITALY


http://www.tuttitalia.it/sicilia/31-san-cataldo/
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Website for finding comune addresses:
http://www.nonsolocap.it/

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Re: Looking for Parrino-Cali Families

Postby CTyler » 27 Aug 2010, 17:14

WOW! Thank you so much! This is amazing. My grandma asked if I could find out about Giovanni Parrino's mother or siblings. She said that his mom dies when Giovanni was young, but never talked about anything else. On one of the documents you sent me, it said Giovanni came to the US and lived with his uncle, Calogera Buccola, 280 Oak St. Passaic NJ. I wonder if that was his mother's brother (hence the different last name). Again, she lived with Gaspare Parrino at the address you found me in Palermo. Again, I really appreciate this information, it means so much to my Grandma. You don't do Polish genealogy too do you? :-) Grandpa is now asking.

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Re: Looking for Parrino-Cali Families

Postby vj » 27 Aug 2010, 17:19

CTyler wrote:...You don't do Polish genealogy too do you? :-) Grandpa is now asking.


I'm so glad we could find some records for you!

We usually have a working Polish Forum linked on the left side of the page. It appears to be down. If you post your Grandpa's questions under the "Off Topic - We don't only do Italian Genealogy" section of this Forum we may be able to help

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Re: Looking for Parrino-Cali Families

Postby vj » 27 Aug 2010, 17:32

...My grandma asked if I could find out about Giovanni Parrino's mother or siblings...


This may help with your research of Giovanni's family up to 1902.
Records after 1902 you'll have to write to the comune (example: Giovanni's mother's death record?)
Please excuse the length of this post
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Your nearest Family History Center can order records for Palazzo Adriano on microfilm.
The cost is about $6 mo (rent), you’ll need to go to the center to order & view them.

Titles: Registri dello stato civile di Palazzo Adriano (Palermo), 1820-1902

Subjects: Italy, Palermo, Palazzo Adriano - Civil registration
(births, marriages, deaths, etc)

Film notes for Palazzo Adriano: http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... ++di++Pala &columns=*,0,0
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In case you aren’t familiar with the Family History Center & Italian records

FamilySearch Home Page
Includes how to find your nearest local Family History Center
You may want to call first to verify the hours they're open.
Most centers are staffed with very helpful volunteers.

A helpful essay written by Trish, one of our forum members:
Steps for Finding Microfilm at the Family History Center

Family History Library Catalog:
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library ... t_fhlc.asp
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Italian Record Research from FamilySearch guides:
Italy Research Outline
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Also from FamilySearch (PDF format)
Italian Records Extraction - An Instructional Guide
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Three books that may help you to find, read & understand your records:

Italian Genealogical Records
How to Use Italian Civil, Ecclesiastical, &
Other Records in Family History Research

By Tafford R Cole
google book link

A Genealogist’s Guide to
Discovering Your Italian Ancestors
How to find and record your unique heritage
By Lynn Nelson
google book link

Finding Italian Roots
By John Philip Colletta, PhD
google book link

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Re: Looking for Parrino-Cali Families

Postby vj » 27 Aug 2010, 18:47

CTyler wrote:...On one of the documents you sent me, it said Giovanni came to the US and lived with his uncle, Calogera Buccola, 280 Oak St. Passaic NJ. I wonder if that was his mother's brother (hence the different last name)...


Here's the 1920 census for Calogero (Charles) Buccola and his family
http://a.imageshack.us/img831/963/1920.jpg

You may be able to find their ship manifest at Ellis Island abt 1913
http://stevemorse.org/ellis2/ellisgold.html
hint: don't search using too much information (too many transcription errors), try surname and arrival year?

Perhaps there will be some names on their manifest that your grandmother may recognize?

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