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Help with finding info on Romano, Ignazio

Postby Searcher44 » 01 Dec 2010, 06:20

Hello,
I'm brand new to this Forum, and am looking for help in finding my wife's ancestors. Her grandfather, Ignazio Romano emigrated to the US (New York) in 1909, and I believe I have found the ship manifest information. The ship, Taormina, left from Naples and arrived 29 Apr 1909. The records show a first name of "Gzio" and the last place of residence "S. Massi, Piscino." I haven't been able to find anything on the last residence in Italy. His manifest line number is 29, and if I'm reading it correctly, he appears to be meeting a cousin Vincenzo Mascio. My father- in-law (d.) said his father was born on 01 Mar 1884. I think that should be "Maggio" because his wife's (my wife's grandmother) name was Filipa Maggio. My father-in-law also said his father was from Mazzara, which I also cannot locate. Filapa, DOB 28Feb ?? may be Filippa Maggio from S.Ninfa ?? South Italy who arrived on 07Jun1906 on ship Citta Di Gennova from Palermo (Manifest line #15), along with a cousin (?) Romano, Baldassarre (sp?) shown on line 18. They were meeting a brother Gasper and a brother-in-law, Francesco DiStefano, respectively. Both show Morgan Street, and I think that is in Brooklyn, NY
I'm at a loss with the Italian language, so I could use some help with the locations in Italy. Thank you, Jerry

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Re: Help with finding info on Romano, Ignazio

Postby Biff83 » 01 Dec 2010, 13:26

For reference Taormina 1909 manifest:

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

Page 2
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0029
Since the manifest shows nearest relative in Italy as wife Caterina and a destination of Rochester, I don't believe this is the correct person.

WWI Draft Reg Card

Name: Ignazio Romano
City: Brooklyn
County: Kings
State: New York
Birth Date: 1 Mar 1884
Race: White

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/1893/zzromanowwi.jpg

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Re: Help with finding info on Romano, Ignazio

Postby Biff83 » 01 Dec 2010, 13:35

Possible 1906 manifest, line 22

http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/4149 ... no1906.jpg

Name: Ignazio Romano
Arrival Date: 31 Mar 1906
Birth Year: abt 1885
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Bulgaria
Last residence: Mazzara--possibly Mazzarra Sant'Andrea, province: Messina - region: Sicily '
Destination: Brooklyn NY

1907 marriage record:

Groom
Romano Ignazio Jun 4 1907 Cert#5043 Kings
Bride
Maggio Filippa Jun 4 1907

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Re: Help with finding info on Romano, Ignazio

Postby Biff83 » 01 Dec 2010, 13:50

Filippa Maggio 1906 manifest:

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0015

Last residence is S. Ninfa--Santa Ninfa, province: Trapani - region: Sicily

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Re: Help with finding info on Romano, Ignazio

Postby PeterTimber » 01 Dec 2010, 14:02

Here is the help you requested for locations in Italy.

www.big-italy-map.co.uk

www.mappy.com (select Italy)

Have fun. =Peter=
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Re: Help with finding info on Romano, Ignazio

Postby suanj » 01 Dec 2010, 14:22

The birth place abt 1909 arrival is of of Ezio ROMANO, never in USA before, born is Pescina dei Marsi( L'Aquila province) and joining at cousin Vincenzo Di Mascio..
the 1906 arrival is abt Ignazio ROMANO, and joining at Diego brother in Brooklyn, NY; in effects it are some Diego Romano coming from Mazzara and emigrated in 1905
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/EIDB ... ECTION=asc

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Ignazio Romano Name: Ignazio Romano
City: Brooklyn
County: Kings
State: New York
Birth Date: 1 Mar 1884
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1754603
DraftBoard: 74

barber, wife Phillipa( Filippa)
http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/1794/ignazio.jpg

so I believe that the 1906 arrival is right.. maybe the birth town is Mazara del Vallo... also exist Campobello di Mazara as a well Mazara Sant'Andrea... normally with Mazara name, we understand Mazara del Vallo...
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Re: Help with finding info on Romano, Ignazio

Postby Biff83 » 01 Dec 2010, 15:22

suanj wrote:maybe the birth town is Mazara del Vallo... also exist Campobello di Mazara as a well Mazara Sant'Andrea... normally with Mazara name, we understand Mazara del Vallo...
all the best,
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Morning, suanj!

Thanks for your expert help with Ignazio's place of birth.

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Re: Help with finding info on Romano, Ignazio

Postby Biff83 » 01 Dec 2010, 15:38

Possible naturalization details:

Romano Ignazio--Declaration Volume 224, Page 322, Year 1920, Petition Volume 286, Page 166--Kings County

Possible death details:

Romano Ignazio 51 years
Date of death Jun 12 1935
Certificate# 12907, Kings County
Appprox year of birth 1883 - 1884

Romano Filippa 37 years
Date of death Feb 18 1927
Certificate #3688, Kings County
Approx year of birth 1889-1890

1930 census
http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/7444 ... no1930.jpg

Name: Junatio (Ignatio) Romano
Home in 1930: Brooklyn, Kings, New York
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Age: 46
Estimated birth year: abt 1884
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Race: White
Occupation: Barber
Household Members: Name Age
Junatio Romano 46, widowed
Minnie Romano 21
Frank Romano 16
Anthony Romano 14
David Romano 12
Freada Romano 9
Gasper Romano 7

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Re: Help with finding info on Romano, Ignazio

Postby Biff83 » 01 Dec 2010, 16:49

1920 census
http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/1200/zzromano1920.jpg

Name: Ignates Romano
[Ignatio Romano]
Home in 1920: Brooklyn Assembly District 6, Kings, New York
Age: 35
Estimated birth year: abt 1885
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's name: Phillipa Romano
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of immigration: 1906
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Ignates Romano 35
Phillipa Romano 31
Bernedetta Romano 11
Antoninia Romano 9
Frank Romano 5
Anthony Romano 4
Diego Romano 1

1910 census
http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/9558 ... no1910.jpg

Name: Phillipa Romano
Age in 1910: 22
Estimated birth year: abt 1888
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Home in 1910: Brooklyn Ward 16, Kings, New York
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Year of immigration: 1906
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Ignazio Romano
Phillipa Romano 22
Benedicta Romano 1 6/12
Nina Romano 1/12
Frank Maggio, brother in law

George Maggio and family also living at same address.

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Re: Help with finding info on Romano, Ignazio

Postby Searcher44 » 01 Dec 2010, 17:44

Wow!!! I'm absolutely floored with the assistance and the amount of information you all obtained. Also, the fact that I was barking up the wrong tree with the Immigration record of "Gzio" Romano would have had me searching in a totally different direction. Thank you all so much for your help. I'm really anxious now to pursue the search of my father-in-law's ancestors. I subscribed to Ancestry.com last night in the hope of spending the winter finding some of the very records you all found for me in one night. I'm amazed at the speed at which you were able to find everything, and while I don't expect to come close to that, I'm encouraged that it can indeed be located. Again thank all of you so very much, and I hope I didn't burn out my welcome. I may have to ask for help again, for both Italy and Ireland. Jerry

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Re: Help with finding info on Romano, Ignazio

Postby Biff83 » 01 Dec 2010, 18:00

Jerry,

We're happy to have been of help. Let us know if you need any other assistance. Based on Ignazio's manifest, we know he was joining a brother Diego in Brooklyn; from Diego's manifest, he was joining a brother Francesco.

Following is an excellent search site for records. It's linked to other sites and is where I located the marriage, death and naturalization records I posted.

http://www.stevemorse.org/

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Re: Help with finding info on Romano, Ignazio

Postby Searcher44 » 02 Dec 2010, 00:12

Thanks Biff. I looked at the "One Step" site and I was actually able to find information (that you had already found), that I hadn't been able to find on Ancestry.com. But, I can see where navigating through the different menus will take some practice. I did wind up getting lost for a couple of hours in what is quickly becoming my "winter" hobby. I wasn't able to find as much information as "suanj" did with regards to the immigration records of Ignazio (meeting Diego...and then finding Diego's records, and also the Town of birth info), but I'll keep trying. As I said, I am enthusiastic about this and am encouraged by the quick success of all of you. I'm just not too sure about the value of Ancestry.com. But, we'll see. Thanks again. Jerry


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