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Trying to research my last name

Postby rpfd1651 » 10 Jan 2011, 01:41

My last name ia Antista, my grandfather, Gondolpho came to the US in 1907, settling in NY city, then Lodi, NJ. He was from Siricusa, Sicily,

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Re: Trying to research my last name

Postby Tessa78 » 10 Jan 2011, 01:50

Hello and welcome! :-)

What US records do you already have? Census, manifest, military?

What would you like us to help you find?

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Re: Trying to research my last name

Postby Tessa78 » 10 Jan 2011, 02:09

Is this your GF and his family in Lodi, NJ (1920) ?

1920 United States Federal Census


Name: Gandolfo Antista
Home in 1920: Lodi, Bergen, New Jersey
Age: 43
Estimated birth year: abt 1877
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: Rosie Antista
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of immigration: 1902
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Gandolfo Antista 43
Rosie Antista 33
Cosmo Antista 13
Joseph Antista 11
Rosario Antista 8
Sam Antista 5

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Re: Trying to research my last name

Postby Tessa78 » 10 Jan 2011, 02:12

In keeping with the immigration date in the 1920 Census...

Could this be Gandolfo with his sister Concetta arriving NY, 1903?

Going to his Aunt Rosa Davide on Mulberry St. in NYC...
Last place of residence listed as Polizzi (Sicily)

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Re: Trying to research my last name

Postby Tessa78 » 10 Jan 2011, 02:19

NYC Birth Index shows...

Andista Cosimo Sep 3 1906 42464 Manhattan


If this is son of your GF, you can request birth record from...
http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/vi ... irth.shtml

This will give you maiden name of Gandolfo's wife, Rosie.

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Re: Trying to research my last name

Postby Tessa78 » 10 Jan 2011, 02:23

Same family in 1930 Census...
1930 United States Federal Census
about Gandoff Antista
Name: Gandoff Antista
Home in 1930: Lodi, Bergen, New Jersey
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Age: 52
Estimated birth year: abt 1878
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Rose Antista
Race: White
Occupation:
Name Age
Gandoff Antista 52
Rose Antista 42
Cosmo Antista 23
Joseph Antista 21
Roserio Antista 18
Salvatore Antista 16

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/58/a ... census.jpg

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Re: Trying to research my last name

Postby Tessa78 » 10 Jan 2011, 02:34

Possible marriage of Gandolfo and Rosie? :-)

NYC Marriage Index...

Antista Andolfo Nov 13 1904 Manhattan 22943
Guaghina Rosaria Nov 13 1904 Manhattan 22943


Can be requested at this site using the certificate # and borough above...
http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/vi ... iage.shtml

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Re: Trying to research my last name

Postby Tessa78 » 10 Jan 2011, 02:40

WWII Registration card for Gandolfo Antista living on Green Court St., Lodi, NY (about 1942)

DOB - Sept. 17, 1877
POB - Polizzi, Palermo, Italy
Wife - Rosina

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Re: Trying to research my last name

Postby Tessa78 » 10 Jan 2011, 02:45

From Social Security Death Index...

Name: Gandolfo Antista
SSN: 150-07-XXX
Last Residence: New Jersey
Born: 17 Sep 1877
Died: Nov 1962
State (Year) SSN issued: New Jersey (Before 1951)

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Re: Trying to research my last name

Postby rpfd1651 » 10 Jan 2011, 03:18

All these results appear to be my Grandfather. My father Salvatore (sam) as well as my ub=ncles are listed. I do not know his wifes maiden name so I cannot search that. I am going to Italy in the spring, maybe I can find out info there.

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Re: Trying to research my last name

Postby rpfd1651 » 10 Jan 2011, 03:21

My Mother fathers name was Salvatore Guido. His wife's maiden name was Martino. They came to the US sometime in the early 1900's. they settled in Paterson, NJ

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Postby Tessa78 » 10 Jan 2011, 03:26

rpfd1651 wrote:All these results appear to be my Grandfather. My father Salvatore (sam) as well as my ub=ncles are listed. I do not know his wifes maiden name so I cannot search that. I am going to Italy in the spring, maybe I can find out info there.


Her maiden name is in the listing for the NYC marriage (last names are given first, then first name) that I posted above...

Antista Andolfo Nov 13 1904 Manhattan 22943
Guaghina Rosaria Nov 13 1904 Manhattan 22943


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Re: Trying to research my last name

Postby Tessa78 » 10 Jan 2011, 03:29

rpfd1651 wrote:My Mother fathers name was Salvatore Guido. His wife's maiden name was Martino. They came to the US sometime in the early 1900's. they settled in Paterson, NJ


Do you have approx dates of birth for Salvatore and his wife?

What was his wife's FIRST name (last name Martino)?

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Re: Trying to research my last name

Postby rpfd1651 » 11 Jan 2011, 01:25

Salvatore and his wife were probably born about 1880-90. My mother was born in 1914 she was the third or fourth oldest of 8 children. Mary Chiochi, Angelina Antista (my mother), Salvatore Guido, Peter Guido, Josephine Puglis, Marietta Rappise, Rita Benti, Renee Yanetti. I think his wifes name was Maria.

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Re: Trying to research my last name

Postby Tessa78 » 11 Jan 2011, 02:05

Is this your mother?

Social Security Death Index

Name: Angelina Antista
SSN: 151-03-xxxx
Last Residence: 07607 Maywood, Bergen, New Jersey, United States of America
Born: 17 Sep 1913
Died: Oct 1984
State (Year) SSN issued: New Jersey (Before 1951)


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