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Please help me find my family in Italy

Postby Delaney » 04 Nov 2010, 16:31

Hello everyone, I have been trying to find some information on my family in Italy. I would love to know if I have any relatives in Italy any more also any information on past relatives. I am working on a family tree for my Daughter. Here is some information that I have

Great Grandfather
George Defillippis - Married to Nellie Defillippis (Maiden Name Costello)
Mother-In-Law Anna Costello
Fathers Name Vinchenso

They are from Ancona

Thanks for your help! If I have family still there I would ove to go and meet them someday.

My name is Phil,
THANKS!

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Re: Please help me find my family in Italy

Postby maestra36 » 04 Nov 2010, 16:44

Hello and welcome to the forum, Phil

You can search the Italian white pages for possible relatives and then send letters to them in Italian and not English.

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

A quick search of the surname yielded 5 results for the surname Filippi, but none for the surname as you have spelled it. You can play with various spellings of the surname yourself to see if there is anyone you would like to contact.

To help you write a letter in Italian, you can refer to the following website:

http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... etter.html

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Re: Please help me find my family in Italy

Postby Tessa78 » 04 Nov 2010, 18:53

Hi Phil! :-)

Was George born in US or Italy? Approx. year of birth?

Names of children of George and Nellie?

Did Vincenzo (Defillippis?) immigrate?

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Re: Please help me find my family in Italy

Postby Cherry » 05 Nov 2010, 11:29

I feel quite sure that the original spelling of Defillippis is De Filippis or, but less likely, Defilippis. In Marche you can find 5 De Filippis in the general phone directory. No Defilippis. It is not a common surname so if you have any family left in Italy it shouldn't be too difficult to find out.
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Re: Please help me find my family in Italy

Postby Delaney » 05 Nov 2010, 20:12

Here is a 1930 US Census with my familes names on it. This is how I got the spelling of the name.

http://www.ragewraps.com/census.jpg

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Re: Please help me find my family in Italy

Postby Delaney » 05 Nov 2010, 20:16

George was born in Italy and they are from the town of Ancona. He was a marble worker and moved to the states with his wife Nellie, Mother-In-Law Anna Costello, and children Dominic. His other children were born in the states.

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Re: Please help me find my family in Italy

Postby suanj » 05 Nov 2010, 20:34

Hi Phil,
in 1920 census Domenico seeming born in Illinois:
1920 United States Federal Census
about Dominick De Philipes Name: Dominick De Philipes
[Domenick De Philipis]
[Dominick Dephilipis]
Home in 1920: Chicago Ward 19, Cook (Chicago), Illinois
Age: 6
Estimated birth year: abt 1914
Birthplace: Illinois
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: George De Philipes
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's name: Nellie De Philipes
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Male
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
George De Philipes 29
Nellie De Philipes 22
Dominick De Philipes 6
Yolanda De Philipes 1
[1 2/12]
Anna Castello 62


http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/9736 ... lippis.jpg
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Re: Please help me find my family in Italy

Postby suanj » 05 Nov 2010, 20:39

Hi Phil,
in 1920 census Domenico seeming born in Illinois:
1920 United States Federal Census
about Dominick De Philipes Name: Dominick De Philipes
[Domenick De Philipis]
[Dominick Dephilipis]
Home in 1920: Chicago Ward 19, Cook (Chicago), Illinois
Age: 6
Estimated birth year: abt 1914
Birthplace: Illinois
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: George De Philipes
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's name: Nellie De Philipes
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Male
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
George De Philipes 29
Nellie De Philipes 22
Dominick De Philipes 6
Yolanda De Philipes 1
[1 2/12]
Anna Castello 62


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Re: Please help me find my family in Italy

Postby suanj » 05 Nov 2010, 21:14

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Re: Please help me find my family in Italy

Postby Cherry » 05 Nov 2010, 21:37

Delaney wrote:Here is a 1930 US Census with my familes names on it. This is how I got the spelling of the name.

http://www.ragewraps.com/census.jpg


Right. That is the recording for the family in the US, if you are looking for some italian branch of it I just suggest you to try De Filippis, because Defillippis sounds too odd to be the real name.
Let's say: my great grand uncle arrived in the US from a place called Ferriere and the officer registered him coming from Berjiere... ;-P

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Re: Please help me find my family in Italy

Postby Delaney » 08 Nov 2010, 14:53

Well I did some more talking with my family and I was wrong. Anconca is where they got on the ship to come to the states. My great grandfather worked at the Vadican as a marble statue repair man.

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Re: Please help me find my family in Italy

Postby suanj » 08 Nov 2010, 17:23

well, no doubt that your George was no born in Ancona... also no doubt that George was no the true italian first name; the italian name was: Giacinto DE FILIPPIS, this is the right spelling; the wife Nellie, really was the italian name: Natalina Ambroselli; the her mother was Anna and the Anna maiden name maybe was Castelli.

Natalina Ambroselli( Nellie) came in USA in 1912, coming from Lenola town, currently in Latina province, IT and joining at mother Anna Castelli in Chicago, Cook, IL

pag 1
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0029
pag 2
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0029

Also Giacinto De Filippis came from same town; the problem is that I found the WWI and WWII draft card abt a Giacinto De Filippis in Chicago, but both the records show a different birthdate; however I believe that the right is abt this Giacinto De Filippis:
U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 about Giacinto DeFillippisi
Name: Giacinto DeFillippisi
Birth Date: 18 Oct 1892
Birth Place: Lenola
Residence: Chicago, Illinois
Race: White
Roll: 30955_165759
Age:

Occupation:

Nearest Relative: Jim De Filippis;
http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/3650 ... is1942.jpg

Well Jim De Filippis was neighbor on the 1920 census( you can see the image of 1920 census in my previous post);

Giacinto working at International Marble Company in Chicago; also in 1930 census the work was marble polisher:

1930 United States Federal Census about George Defillippis
Name: George Defillippis
Home in 1930: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
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Age: 38

Estimated birth year: abt 1892
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Nellie Defillippis
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military Service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace:
View image

Neighbors: View others on page

Household Members: Name Age
George Defillippis
38
Nellie Defillippis
30
Dominic Defillippis
16
Tony Deffillippis
7
Wlonda Deffillippis
9
Frank Deffillippis
4 1/12
Rosmarie Deffillippis
1 1/12
Anna Costello
72

http://img602.imageshack.us/img602/4529 ... is1930.jpg

the other military record, show a different birthdate:
NAME: Josinto D Fillipps
BIRTH: 5 Aug 1890
BIRTH: Italy
RESIDENCE: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
OTHER: Chicago City

married and with 2 children; in effects in 1920 Giacinto/George have 2 children: Domenick and Yolanda. So I know not what is the true birthdate...

Domenick, really Domenico was born in 1913:
Name: Domenico Defilippis
Birth Date: 13 Aug 1913
Birthplace:
Gender: Male
Race:
Father's Name: Giacinto Defilippis
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age: 22
Mother's Name: Natolina Ambroselli
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age: 15
Christening Date:
Christening Place:
Paternal Grandfather:
Paternal Grandmother:
Maternal Grandfather:
Maternal Grandmother:
Additional Relatives:
Death Date:
Death Age:
Film Number: 1288293
Digital Folder Number: 4298267
Image Number: 01084
Reference Number: 4016
Collection: Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922


abt Giacinto/George arrival, from a first shor search, here a record:

First Name: Giacinto
Last Name: De Filippis
Ethnicity: Italy South
Last Place of Residence: Lenola, Caserta ( previously, Lenola was in Casera province)
Date of Arrival: Apr 02, 1909
Age at Arrival: 17y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Lombardia
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0026


http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipm ... 1557050026

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