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Altavilla Milicia, Sicily

Postby mstan » 21 Feb 2011, 17:31

My family (Cardella and Farina) are from Altavilla Milicia, Sicily. They came to US in 1890s. How do I get information about them prior to coming to US? Are there resources in Sicily?
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Re: Altavilla Milicia, Sicily

Postby adelfio » 21 Feb 2011, 18:37

Welcome the are numerous ways of getting info as long as you know they came from that town. I would use theFamily history LIbrary and use the microfilm of birth,marriage and death records of Altavilla Milicia Sicily which they have at the library
Here are the films of Altavilla Milicia and there film numbers click on the next line
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... ltavilla++
This is a family history locator
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... et_fhc.asp
Info for italian records click on the next line
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Italy_ ... al_Records
I would search these films first for info on the family from Altavilla Milicia before I would write any letters to Italy for info.
Heres one more bit on reading info for you about records and reading them
click on the next line
http://familyhistory.byu.edu/Downloads/ ... ion_Guide/

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Re: Altavilla Milicia, Sicily

Postby adelfio » 21 Feb 2011, 18:43

If you leave other info about the family like names,dates and location where they lived in the states there are alot of good people on here to help you with your researching
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Re: Altavilla Milicia, Sicily

Postby mstan » 22 Feb 2011, 00:37

Marty,
Thanks for your help. I will use these resources.

I think both my grandparents came from Altavilla Milicia.
This is what I know so far:
My great grand mother, Madelena Parisi Cardella (birth ~1855), her daughter (my grandma) Giovanna Cardella (1880-1955) and her son Charlie (I think his real name was Vincenzo) (birth 1887) headed to Chicago in 1897.
I remember my mother telling me that my grandfather Gaspare Farina came to US in same boat. I can't find any information about Gaspare.
Gaspare (Jaspar) and Giovanna (Joanne) were married in Chicago in 1898 and had 7 children between 1899-1919.
I would like to learn more about my Grandparents. Did my Great Grandfather made it to the US?

Any help is appreciated,
Marie

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Re: Altavilla Milicia, Sicily

Postby mstan » 22 Feb 2011, 00:37

Marty,
Thanks for your help. I will use these resources.

I think both my grandparents came from Altavilla Milicia.
This is what I know so far:
My great grand mother, Madelena Parisi Cardella (birth ~1855), her daughter (my grandma) Giovanna Cardella (1880-1955) and her son Charlie (I think his real name was Vincenzo) (birth 1887) headed to Chicago in 1897.
I remember my mother telling me that my grandfather Gaspare Farina came to US in same boat. I can't find any information about Gaspare.
Gaspare (Jaspar) and Giovanna (Joanne) were married in Chicago in 1898 and had 7 children between 1899-1919.
I would like to learn more about my Grandparents. Did my Great Grandfather made it to the US?

Any help is appreciated,
Marie

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Re: Altavilla Milicia, Sicily

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Feb 2011, 03:31

mstan wrote:Marty,
Thanks for your help. I will use these resources.

I think both my grandparents came from Altavilla Milicia.
This is what I know so far:
My great grand mother, Madelena Parisi Cardella (birth ~1855), her daughter (my grandma) Giovanna Cardella (1880-1955) and her son Charlie (I think his real name was Vincenzo) (birth 1887) headed to Chicago in 1897.
I remember my mother telling me that my grandfather Gaspare Farina came to US in same boat. I can't find any information about Gaspare.
Gaspare (Jaspar) and Giovanna (Joanne) were married in Chicago in 1898 and had 7 children between 1899-1919.
I would like to learn more about my Grandparents. Did my Great Grandfather made it to the US?

Any help is appreciated,
Marie

Do you have this copy of Gaspare and Giovanna's Marriage License?

http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/5711 ... rriage.jpg

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Re: Altavilla Milicia, Sicily

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Feb 2011, 03:35

Birth record of Giuseppa Farina born in Chicago, August 3, 1899.

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/213/ ... th1899.jpg

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Postby Tessa78 » 22 Feb 2011, 03:38

Birth of John Battista Farina, September 1900, Chicago

http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/6342 ... bbirth.jpg

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Re: Altavilla Milicia, Sicily

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Feb 2011, 03:43

Gaspare's WWI Draft Registration Card...

http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/2985/farinawwi.jpg

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Re: Altavilla Milicia, Sicily

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Feb 2011, 03:53

Marie,

In addition to the resources Marty has referenced for you above,
You can also write directly to the comune to request birth records.

Address:
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Via Loreto, 60
90010 Altavilla Milicia (PA)
ITALY

Help with letters in Italian...
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... talrecords
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... civile.asp

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Re: Altavilla Milicia, Sicily

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Feb 2011, 03:58

Possible 1893 manifest for Gaspare Farina, 17, from Altavilla...

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http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... exe%3FT%3D\\\\192.168.100.11\\IMAGES\\M237-0603\\M237-06030567.TIF%26S%3D.5&pID=103109040551&name=Gaspare%26nbsp%3BFarenia&doa=Mar+08%2C+1893&port=Naples&line=0566

Given Name: Gaspare
Surname: Farenia
Last Place of Residence: Ata...a
Date of Arrival: 08 Mar 1893
Age at Arrival: 17y
Ethnicity: Italian
Port of Departure: Naples
Port of Arrival: New York
Gender: Male
Marital Status:
US Citizen:
Ship of Travel: Alsatia


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Re: Altavilla Milicia, Sicily

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Feb 2011, 04:15

mstan wrote:Marty,
Thanks for your help. I will use these resources.

I think both my grandparents came from Altavilla Milicia.
This is what I know so far:
My great grand mother, Madelena Parisi Cardella (birth ~1855), her daughter (my grandma) Giovanna Cardella (1880-1955) and her son Charlie (I think his real name was Vincenzo) (birth 1887) headed to Chicago in 1897.
I remember my mother telling me that my grandfather Gaspare Farina came to US in same boat. I can't find any information about Gaspare.
Gaspare (Jaspar) and Giovanna (Joanne) were married in Chicago in 1898 and had 7 children between 1899-1919.
I would like to learn more about my Grandparents. Did my Great Grandfather made it to the US?

Any help is appreciated,
Marie


On the 1897 manifest for Madelena and her children, she was going to her husband Biagio Cardella in Chicago... so I guess he did make it to US... :-)

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Re: Altavilla Milicia, Sicily

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Feb 2011, 04:21

POSSIBLE ... 1900 US Census for Biagio and Madeline Cardela

1900 United States Federal Census
about Biago Cordell
Name: Biago Cordell
Home in 1900: Chicago Ward 23, Cook, Illinois
[Chicago, Cook, Illinois]
Age: 46
Birth Date: Dec 1853
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1892
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Spouse's Name: Madelina Cordell
Marriage Year: 1876
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 24
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Biago Cordell 46
Madelina Cordell 46
Chas Cordell 13
Jenny Farino 19
Josie Farino 10 (actually 10 months) - Giuseppa
Tina Luegi 12
Frank Luegi 63

Gaspare may have been working somewhere else and not living with Jennie...and their daughter...

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Re: Altavilla Milicia, Sicily

Postby mstan » 22 Feb 2011, 14:39

T,

THANK YOU! These documents are great. You made my day. I can't wait to show my cousins.
Giuseppa Farina was my Aunt Josie
John Farina was my Uncle Joe

I thought their names were Josephine and Joseph.

I will write to the commun. Can my letter to them be written in English?

Thank you again for your time.
Marie

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Re: Altavilla Milicia, Sicily

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Feb 2011, 15:47

Hi Marie :-)

BETTER to write in Italian...

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