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Looking for Viola

Postby Gviola » 29 Dec 2010, 06:09

:lol:

I'm trying to find information about my Grandfather and his parents.
My Grandfathers name was Romano Viola and he was born in Castelfranco Veneto TV on 31 march 1894. I am not certain but I believe his parents were Giovanni Viola and Teresa Serafin. My Grandfather, Romano Viola had 2 sisters Rena, Alba and 1 brother named Ettore. Romano emigrated to Canada in 1913 but his brother and sister never left Italy. I also believe he had an Aunt named Contessa Viola. I think Contessa Viola was the sister of Giovanni Viola.

I know it's a long shot but if anybody has any information I would greatly appreciate it.

Gary

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Re: Viola Family History

Postby princessbubbles_1 » 29 Dec 2010, 11:43

ancestory.com possible match
Name: Romano Viola
Birth: 31mar 1894 - Castelfranco Veneto, Italy
Death: 15jan 1958 - Noranda, Canada
Marriage: 11june 1917 - Copper Cliff, Ontario, Canada
Parents: Giovanni Viola, Teresa Serafin
Spouse: Maria Lenora Bendo

romano violaBirth

31mar 1894
in castelfranco veneto tv italy

Death15jan 1958
in rouyn noranda q c canada

Parents & Siblings
giovanni viola teresa serafin

rena viola, ettore viola ,alba viola
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Re: Viola Family History

Postby Gviola » 29 Dec 2010, 13:16

Thanks for your reply. I appreciate it.

I have the same information but that's as far as I'm able to go. I'm at the same dead end. I'm unable to find any more info than what is already there.

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Re: Looking for Viola

Postby vj » 01 Jan 2011, 15:55

HI Gary!
Are these your family pages on ancestry. com?
viola Family Tree
Not sure if you have the original Boston manifest?
Valarie

12 Mar 1913
page 1
http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/2348/1913r.jpg
page 2
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/9923/191301.jpg
transcription from ancestry. com
Name: Romain Vioh Arrival Date: 12 Mar 1913 Age: 18 Estimated birth year: abt 1895 Gender: Male Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian) Port of Departure: Naples, Italy Ship Name: Canopic Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts Friend's Name: Marin Andrews Last Residence: Italy Birthplace: Cfamer, Italy


edit: added

Best guess

Romano Viola
18 yrs old
single
last residence C Franco
in C Franco father Giovanni
destination Hamilton
joining friend Antonio M(?) in Hamilton Canada
born in C Franco

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Re: Looking for Viola

Postby vj » 01 Jan 2011, 15:59

Naturalization database index information
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/what ... 409-e.html
Viola, Romano
Italy
7 Mar 1927
Bricklayer
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
48561 A
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about Canadian Naturalization from Olive Tree:
www.naturalizationreco...om/canada/

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Re: Looking for Viola

Postby vj » 01 Jan 2011, 16:06

This may help with Italian records

Writing to Castelfranco Veneto for birth record:

Italian form letter generator with instructions:
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... civile.asp

Or other helpful form letters:
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... tters.html

Address:

Comune di Castelfranco Veneto
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Via F. M. Preti 36
31033 Castelfranco Veneto TV
ITALY


http://www.tuttitalia.it/veneto/55-castelfranco-veneto/

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Re: Looking for Viola

Postby h2omom » 01 Jan 2011, 16:24

Searching in the Vicari area for Lomonaco family. Michael (Michele) in particular - probably born about 1865 to 1870.
Michele imm. to New Orleans about 1883, married Luciana Marsala, born in Corleone, daughter of Savatore and Maria Antonina Anzalone. Michael was living in Chicago by 1894. I believe he had a brother named Antonio and nephew Gaspare. Have gone through the Mormon microfilms for Vicari but did not find Michele, though did find other Lomonoco members in Vicari.
Other family names from Vicari are Guaggenti, LiRocchi (LiVecchi), Orlando, Balsano, Marsala, Anzalone, Geraci, and Pecoraro - I have births and marriages for these.

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Re: Looking for Viola

Postby Tessa78 » 01 Jan 2011, 18:44

Hi and welcome to the forum! :-)

You may wish to post your search in a new thread for others to find.

Click on the New Topic link above and just copy and post your inquiry!

T.

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Re: Looking for Viola

Postby h2omom » 02 Jan 2011, 00:21

Tessa78 wrote:Hi and welcome to the forum! :-)

You may wish to post your search in a new thread for others to find.

Click on the New Topic link above and just copy and post your inquiry!

T.


Thanks, done :)
We are interested in a genealogy tour of the Vicari area in April 2011 for one week. We will be in Barcelona and can fly over - any suggestions?

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Re: Looking for Viola

Postby Gviola » 02 Jan 2011, 19:08

Hi Valerie.

Thanks for all your help. Yes those are my family pages on Ancestry.com. That is a far as I've gotten. I've hit a roadblock. So I've sent a letter to the archives as well as possible relatives living in Castelfranco. Hopefully, that will shed some more light on my family history.

Thanks again for the links and advice.

Gary


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