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restifo, chillemi limina italy

Postby tomrestifo » 23 Oct 2010, 19:59

searching for family from limina sicily my understanding is both paternal grandparents from limina and greatgrandparents burried there i believe. also maternal grandmothers farher from chieti county, italy i believe his first name antonio surname dicamillo dob approx 1871. am ready to retire want info on family in either location. wife and i moving to italy next year to retire if we get dual citizenship.
SICILIAN SURNAMES RESTIFO, CHILLEMI. CHIETI COUNTY ITALY SURMAME DICAMILLO. I AM A THIRD GENERATION ITALIAN AMERICAN WHO IS VERY PROUD OF HIS ITALIAN HERRITAGE. HOPE TO RETIRE IN OR AROUND LIMINA SICILY IN THE NEXT YEAR.
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Re: restifo, chillemi limina italy

Postby Tessa78 » 23 Oct 2010, 23:36

Hello and welcome! :-)

There are presently 12 listings for "Restifo" in the Italian phone book for Limina, Messina, Sicily.
You may wish to write to someone to inquire about family...

http://www.paginebianche.it/execute.cgi ... &dv=limina

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http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... #relatives
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Re: restifo, chillemi limina italy

Postby misbris » 24 Oct 2010, 00:31

Have you gotten ships' manifests yet? Can you give us first names of your Restifos?
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Re: restifo, chillemi limina italy

Postby tomrestifo » 24 Oct 2010, 12:33

grandfather carmelo thomas restifo, agatino restifo, pepe restifo came through ellis island late 1800 or early 1900. giovanni restifo their father and nunjiata chillemi their mom were born in limina italy, died limina italy, 1955 and 1970 respectively. antonio dicamillo and his mother were born in chieti county italy both came to america through ellis island and both died in washington, dc 7/12/1948 and 7/4/1915 respectively. thanks for your help and interest. tom restifo
SICILIAN SURNAMES RESTIFO, CHILLEMI. CHIETI COUNTY ITALY SURMAME DICAMILLO. I AM A THIRD GENERATION ITALIAN AMERICAN WHO IS VERY PROUD OF HIS ITALIAN HERRITAGE. HOPE TO RETIRE IN OR AROUND LIMINA SICILY IN THE NEXT YEAR.
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Re: restifo, chillemi limina italy

Postby Tessa78 » 24 Oct 2010, 14:49

POSSIBLE manifest for Carmelo Restifo, arriving NY 1904

There are several passengers above and below him on the manifest also from Limina. He is going to brother Filippo on 1st Ave., in NYC.

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Carmelo Restifo
Name: Carmelo Restifo
Arrival Date: 24 Mar 1904
Birth Year: abt 1882
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race-
/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Napoli
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Liguria

LINE 16

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Re: restifo, chillemi limina italy

Postby Tessa78 » 24 Oct 2010, 14:56

Possible marriage of Carmelo in Manhattan in 1911.
From this site http://italiangen.org

Restifo Carmelo Sep 27 1911 Manhattan 22544
Marinelli Caterina Sep 27 1911 Manhattan 22544

If this is your GF and you wish to get a copy of the marriage certificate, you can request it here...
http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/vi ... iage.shtml

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Re: restifo, chillemi limina italy

Postby tomrestifo » 24 Oct 2010, 16:19

after further review my grandfathers name was toma carmelo restifo when i try to serch that way on ellis island site i can only find him by going through all restifo's till last page. also he does not list limina as home although born there. lists amall town beginning with letter r any help you could be would be greatly appreciated. tom testifo
SICILIAN SURNAMES RESTIFO, CHILLEMI. CHIETI COUNTY ITALY SURMAME DICAMILLO. I AM A THIRD GENERATION ITALIAN AMERICAN WHO IS VERY PROUD OF HIS ITALIAN HERRITAGE. HOPE TO RETIRE IN OR AROUND LIMINA SICILY IN THE NEXT YEAR.
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Re: restifo, chillemi limina italy

Postby liviomoreno » 24 Oct 2010, 16:48

The town beginning with r is Roccafiorita, 2 miles from Limina...
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Re: restifo, chillemi limina italy

Postby Tessa78 » 24 Oct 2010, 17:27

Hi Tom,

Thanks, Livio, for the clue... :-)

For reference, here is the manifest from 1900
Carmelo Restifo, from Roccafiorita
Going to brother Gaetano, 105th St. and 1st Ave NYC

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Carmelo Restifo
Name: Carmelo Restifo
Arrival Date: 26 Jun 1900
Birth Year: abt 1864
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race-
/Nationality: Italian
Port of Departure: Napoli
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Archimede

On the SS Archimede...Line 28 (last name listed on page)

http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/6286 ... nifest.jpg

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Re: restifo, chillemi limina italy

Postby Tessa78 » 24 Oct 2010, 17:34

To write for records...

Addresses:

Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Piazza Monaco
98030 Limina (ME)
ITALY

And

Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Piazza Autonomia, 1
98030 Roccafiorita (ME)
ITALY

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Re: restifo, chillemi limina italy

Postby Tessa78 » 24 Oct 2010, 17:44

An interesting manifest from 1913. Thought it might be a later trip by your GF... BUT I don't think so.
Take a look...

Carmelo Restifo, arriving NY 1913.
Leaving father Carmelo Restifo in Roccafiorita.
Going to cousin Carmelo Restifo in NYC.
Traveling with two young girls - Nunzia and Grazia Saaglimbeni.

Page 1 - Line 16
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... exe%3FT%3D\\\\192.168.100.11\\images\\T715-2016\\T715-20160294.TIF%26S%3D.5&pID=100562040016&name=Carmelo%26nbsp%3BRestifs&doa=Feb+19%2C+1913&port=Naples&line=0016

Page 2 - Line 16
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Re: restifo, chillemi limina italy

Postby tomrestifo » 24 Oct 2010, 21:32

thank you all for the info and especially where to write for records. now can you help me find appartment, or small house to buy in or around limina.
SICILIAN SURNAMES RESTIFO, CHILLEMI. CHIETI COUNTY ITALY SURMAME DICAMILLO. I AM A THIRD GENERATION ITALIAN AMERICAN WHO IS VERY PROUD OF HIS ITALIAN HERRITAGE. HOPE TO RETIRE IN OR AROUND LIMINA SICILY IN THE NEXT YEAR.
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Re: restifo, chillemi limina italy

Postby tomrestifo » 24 Oct 2010, 21:37

LIVIO thank you especially for your help. and you also TESSA. I GREATLY APPRECIATE IT. SINCERELY TOM RESTIFO
SICILIAN SURNAMES RESTIFO, CHILLEMI. CHIETI COUNTY ITALY SURMAME DICAMILLO. I AM A THIRD GENERATION ITALIAN AMERICAN WHO IS VERY PROUD OF HIS ITALIAN HERRITAGE. HOPE TO RETIRE IN OR AROUND LIMINA SICILY IN THE NEXT YEAR.
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