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Postby DJP1812 » 01 Dec 2010, 23:45

Hi,

I have hit a brick wall trying to research my family tree for possible Italian citizenship. I was able to find a lot of information on my maternal side, but the last names kept changing, so it would be very complicated to get all the documents corrected. I decided to go through my paternal side but I am having no luck in finding any information at all. The only thing I am able to find is a 1930 census record, possibly with my grandparents. Any help would be much appreciated! I am trying to find information on the following people. All are deceased.

I need to track down Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Nationalization Papers, etc.

Thanks!!!

GGF - Michele Paradiso
Born: 12/13/1878 (as printed on his passport 1949 US Passport)
Location: Italy (Southern, possibly near Naples)
Died: Approx - 1952
Location - NY

GGM - Grace Silvestri
Born: 1895 (Guess from old family)
Location: Italy (Southern, possibly near Naples)
Died: Approx - 1944
Location - NY

GF - Dominick Paradiso
Born: 11/16/1923
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Died: 6/22/1989
Location: Florida

GM - Veronica Rey
Born: 11/22/1926
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Died: 10/22/2006
Location: Florida

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Re: New Member - Looking for Help

Postby Tessa78 » 02 Dec 2010, 00:02

Hello and welcome! :-)

There is a Family Tree for Michele Paradiso (b. 1878 in San Giorgio, Campania, Italy) married to Grace (no last name) b. 1897 in Scafati, Campania, Italy...
Marriage in NYC in 1914...

The owner of the family tree is "lucky927"...Is that yours?

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Postby Tessa78 » 02 Dec 2010, 00:03

deleted duplicate... :oops:
Hit the submit button twice!

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Postby Tessa78 » 02 Dec 2010, 00:07

1930 Census

1930 United States Federal Census
about Michael Paradiso
Name: Michael Paradiso
Home in 1930: Brooklyn, Kings, New York
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Age: 50
Estimated birth year: abt 1880
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Grace Paradiso
Race: White
Household Members:
Name Age
Michael Paradiso 50
Grace Paradiso 32
Anntoinette Paradiso 14
Mary Paradiso 12
Carmela Paradiso 8
Dominick Paradiso 6
Althsonia Paradiso 4 3/12
Lucy Paradiso 2 2/12
Joseph Paradiso 29

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Postby DJP1812 » 02 Dec 2010, 00:07

Thanks for the quick reply!

No, I do not think so! Where is the tree located?

Thanks!

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Postby Tessa78 » 02 Dec 2010, 00:09

1930 Census

1930 United States Federal Census
about Michael Paradiso
Name: Michael Paradiso
Home in 1930: Brooklyn, Kings, New York
View Map
Age: 50
Estimated birth year: abt 1880
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Grace Paradiso
Race: White
Household Members:
Name Age
Michael Paradiso 50
Grace Paradiso 32
Anntoinette Paradiso 14
Mary Paradiso 12
Carmela Paradiso 8
Dominick Paradiso 6
Althsonia Paradiso 4 3/12
Lucy Paradiso 2 2/12
Joseph Paradiso 29

Page 1 - bottom
http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/8581 ... so1930.jpg

Page 2 - top
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/7449 ... 199302.jpg

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Re: New Member - Looking for Help

Postby Tessa78 » 02 Dec 2010, 00:11

DJP1812 wrote:Thanks for the quick reply!

No, I do not think so! Where is the tree located?

Thanks!


It is at Ancestry.com (a subscription site)

There are a few source citations I can pull and post for you if you don't have a subscription...

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Postby DJP1812 » 02 Dec 2010, 00:14

I do not have a subscription. Thanks so much for your help and anything you can post.

That is the census record I found. So now I at least know their real ;). Thanks!

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Postby Tessa78 » 02 Dec 2010, 00:21

There is a link to the following records for Michele Paradiso which are found on Ancestry... I will post them for you... :-)

WWI and WWII Draft Registration Cards

Petition for Naturalization

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Postby DJP1812 » 02 Dec 2010, 00:24

That would be perfect! THANKS!

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Postby Tessa78 » 02 Dec 2010, 00:25

Lots of information on the Petition for Naturalization...

Wife Grazia (Grace)
Son Dominick born in 1923

http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/2621 ... natpet.jpg

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Postby Tessa78 » 02 Dec 2010, 00:30

WWI and WWII registration cards...

Address in 1917 was Mott St., NYC
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/5872/paradisowwi.jpg

Address in 1942 was 79th Street, Brooklyn
http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/8150 ... sowwii.jpg

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Postby Tessa78 » 02 Dec 2010, 00:32

The only other source citation was for John Paradiso, son of Michele and Grace...

Social Security Death Index
about John Paradiso
Name: John Paradiso
SSN: xxx-xx-xxxx
Last Residence: 11228 Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States of America
Born: 24 Jun 1934
Died: Oct 1980
State (Year) SSN issued: New York (1951-1952)

The family tree is listed as "Valdner Family Tree"

No other entries for family members have been made on this tree. Seems like a work just begun :-)



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Postby DJP1812 » 02 Dec 2010, 00:38

Tessa,

I could not thank you enough. The one image of the naturalization petition has more data than I could find in months! I really appreciate this!! Thank you!

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Postby Tessa78 » 02 Dec 2010, 00:51

Glad to help... :-D

That's all the references on the family tree page. I'll continue to look for records...

Interesting that Michele lists his immigration from Argentina in 1904, as Michael Paravis. You may want to use that as an alternate search name for censuses...

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