Immigration Records Detroit 1920

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Immigration Records Detroit 1920

Postby bene2950 » 15 Nov 2010, 22:49

I have my grandfather's declaration of intention and it shows he emigrated from Havre, France to Detroit, MI on the ship RY Dec. 7, 1920. His name is Domenico Benedetti. Where can I locate the ship passenger list? I have tried several web sites and one shows microfilm Record Group 85 Roll #4. How do I go about locating the microfilm?

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Re: Immigration Records Detroit 1920

Postby bene2950 » 15 Nov 2010, 22:50

Just for information if needed. He was born in 1895 in Prun, Italy.

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Re: Immigration Records Detroit 1920

Postby johnnyonthespot » 15 Nov 2010, 22:56

This one?

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Re: Immigration Records Detroit 1920

Postby bene2950 » 15 Nov 2010, 23:10

Johnnyonthespot
Thanks for the information. That is him. Now I will try to enlarge it and get a better copy. Thanks again.

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Re: Immigration Records Detroit 1920

Postby johnnyonthespot » 15 Nov 2010, 23:18

Those penciled-in notations above and to the right of his name (line 6, by the way) are a good indication that he filed a Declaration of Intention (to become a US citizen) in August/September, 1935. If he followed through, he would have completed the process sometime between (roughly) 1938 and 1942.
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Re: Immigration Records Detroit 1920

Postby johnnyonthespot » 15 Nov 2010, 23:20

PS: Is that Domenico's brother, Giuseppe, on line 12? They seem to have the same residence and same father...
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Re: Immigration Records Detroit 1920

Postby bene2950 » 15 Nov 2010, 23:21

He filed in 1936 but died before he became a citizen. My father was born in 1926 so it looks good. Thanks again.

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Re: Immigration Records Detroit 1920

Postby bene2950 » 16 Nov 2010, 00:04

I checked line 12. Giuseppe is probably his first cousin as his father's name was Giuseppe which was Domenico's uncle. Thanks for finding that information. I have his family tree traced to 1600.


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