Birthplace for Great-Grandfather Paolo Amato?

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Birthplace for Great-Grandfather Paolo Amato?

Postby Traveler7 » 20 Jan 2011, 23:03

Hi,

Brand new to this forum. I need help finding the birthplace for my great-grandfather Paolo Amato. His date of birth is April 3, 1881. We believe he is from the Reggio Calabria region. His last place of residence prior to his arrival in the USA was Motta San Giovanni. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Birthplace for Great-Grandfather Paolo Amato?

Postby vj » 20 Jan 2011, 23:28

Welcome to the Forum!
We'll be happy to help you look.
Do you have his ship manifest, or any other US records?
We wouldn't want to duplicate your research.
Thank you, Valarie

for everyone's reference
from ancestry. com

1942 WWII Draft Registration Card
http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/1848/1942j.jpg
Hammonton, Atlantic, NJ
born Monte Bello

possibly Montebello Ionico, Province of Reggio Calabria, Calabria
(abt 12 km ESE of Motta San Giovanni)
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1918 WWI Draft Registration Card
http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/5575/1918.jpg
Newark, Essex. NJ
married, not naturalized
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Declaration of Intention from Atlantic County NJ
http://www.atlanticlibrary.org/collecti ... /index.asp

1913 Image
http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/4834/1913.jpg

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Re: Birthplace for Great-Grandfather Paolo Amato?

Postby vj » 20 Jan 2011, 23:57

If he was born in Montebello Ionico, you can write to his comune for his 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 Montebello Ionico
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Via Portovegno 26
89064 Montebello Ionico RC
ITALY


http://www.tuttitalia.it/calabria/68-montebello-ionico/
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Website for finding comune addresses:
http://www.nonsolocap.it/

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Re: Birthplace for Great-Grandfather Paolo Amato?

Postby misbris » 21 Jan 2011, 03:31

Oops wrong info :oops:

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Re: Birthplace for Great-Grandfather Paolo Amato?

Postby Traveler7 » 21 Jan 2011, 03:40

I have the ship manifest which lists Motta San Giovanni as his last place of residence. His date of arrival to the US was March 1, 1905. He was on the ship "Citta di Torino" which sailed from Napoli.

A couple of months ago I sent for his birth certificate from Montebello Ionico through the agency myitalianfamily.com. The results came back negative. I was absolutely baffled as I have his naturalization papers and it lists Montebello Ionico as place of birth on two seperate pages. He became naturalized on March 23, 1927.

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Re: Birthplace for Great-Grandfather Paolo Amato?

Postby Tessa78 » 21 Jan 2011, 03:54

For reference...here is the 1905 manifest

Age 24, married, going to cousin Domenico Calabro in New York City (Vivian, W. Va. was crossed out). He is a baker from Motta S. Giovanni

http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/201/ ... nifest.jpg

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Re: Birthplace for Great-Grandfather Paolo Amato?

Postby Traveler7 » 21 Jan 2011, 12:54

I think I will attempt to get his birth certificate from Motta San Giovanni.

apiapibij

Re: Birthplace for Great-Grandfather Paolo Amato?

Postby apiapibij » 26 Jan 2011, 17:00

I looked today for you, but:
There was not born a Paolo Amato in Montebello in the years 1880,81 and 82,
There was not born a Paolo Amato in Motta S.Giovanni in the years 1880,81 and 82,
There was not born a Paolo Amato in Reggio Calabria in 1881.
I am sorry, but at least it narrows your search.

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Re: Birthplace for Great-Grandfather Paolo Amato?

Postby Traveler7 » 14 Feb 2011, 22:06

Thanks everyone for your help!


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