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Looking for great grandparent info

Postby fwellers » 10 Sep 2010, 12:42

Hello,
I am a new member, and am looking for my family history. I've recently been searching on ancestry.com, and ellisisland.org.
I found out my Grandfather Matteo Molfetta came here in 1908 with his wife Maria Floris.
They listed being born in Bari Palo Del Colle.

I am unable to find any further info on them either in the US or in Italy. I'd like to know when they were married and who their parents were etc..

Does anybody know what my next step should be to find this info out ?

Thank you very much.
Floyd

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Re: Looking for great grandparent info

Postby suanj » 10 Sep 2010, 13:57

Hi, Matteo Molfetta wife was Maria Florio and no Floris, remained in Palo del Colle, almost by ship's manifest reading:
pag 1 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0025
and joining at cousin Domenico Florio
pag 2 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0025
Maria Florio came in 1910 with daughters: Maria, Nunziata and Rosa; left the father Stefano in Palo del Colle


First Name: Maria
Last Name: Florio
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian North
Last Place of Residence: Palo del Colle, Italy
Date of Arrival: Jun 10, 1910
Age at Arrival: 34y Gender: F Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Oceania (1909)
Port of Departure: Napoli
Manifest Line Number: 0001


pag 1 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0001


and joining at Matteo Molfetta husband in Brooklyn, NY
pag 2 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0001


almost for birth records and the parents civil records, you can try by LDS microfilms:
Registri dello stato civile, Palo del Colle (Bari), 1809-1900 Palo del Colle (Bari). Ufficio dello stato civile
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... umns=*,0,0


maybe Matteo and Maria married after the 1900, I believe 1900/3 because the first daughter was 7 old in 1910, however you can request the birth certificates and marriage certificate writing:

Servizi Demografici
VIA UMBERTO I, 56
70027 Palo del Colle (BA)
Italy
email anagrafe @ cert.comune.palodelcolle.ba.it ( NO SPACES)

form letter: http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... /index.asp

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Re: Looking for great grandparent info

Postby fwellers » 10 Sep 2010, 14:40

Thank you so very much ! I really need to learn to read these better.

YOu have been very helpful in teaching me and getting me started better.

Again. Thank you !!!
Ciao.

Floyd

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Re: Looking for great grandparent info

Postby suanj » 10 Sep 2010, 14:42

happy of help you!
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