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possible relatives in the Puglia region?

Postby mgcram » 28 Apr 2011, 15:29

My paternal grandparents are both from Puglia
My grandmother, Maria Sette came from Altamura to NY in the early 1900s reportedly with siblings because the parents had died. Just wondering if anyone might have any knowledge of the Sette family? Their names were Joseph, Michael, Rose and Lucia.
My grandfather, Vincenzo DeGennaro, came from Molfetta during the same time. His brothers were Sam, Nick and Santo.

Supposedly no one any longer has relatives in Italy but we are planning a trip to Puglia and would love to be able to find out more.

Maria DeGennaro Cram

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Re: possible relatives in the Puglia region?

Postby Tessa78 » 28 Apr 2011, 19:09

Hello and welcome, Maria! :-)

Here is the arrival manifest for Maria (19), Lucia (24) and Rosa (16.
Arriving NY 1916, November 4 on Duca Degli Abruzzi
Leaving sister Vittoria Sette in Altamura
Going to brother Giuseppe at 9th St., NYC

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Re: possible relatives in the Puglia region?

Postby Tessa78 » 28 Apr 2011, 19:13

There are 10 listings for "Sette" in the Italian Phone book for Altamura...

http://www.paginebianche.it/execute.cgi ... btt=1&om=0

There is one "DeGennaro" listed in Molfetta...
http://www.paginebianche.it/execute.cgi ... v=molfetta


If you wish to write to one or more of these "possible" relatives, here are links to letters in Italian...
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... #relatives
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... etter.html

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Re: possible relatives in the Puglia region?

Postby Tessa78 » 28 Apr 2011, 19:27

POSSIBLE arrival of brother Michele (Michael) Sette (17) in 1912
Leaving father Gaetano in Altamura
Going to brother Giuseppe...

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

Name: Michele Sette
Arrival Date: 8 Aug 1912
Birth Year: abt 1895
Birth Location: Bari
Birth Location Other: altaniura
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race-
/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Friedrich Der Grosse

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Re: possible relatives in the Puglia region?

Postby mgcram » 28 Apr 2011, 20:29

Thank you so much! I will definitely look into this for our trip--I can't tell you how much I appreciate your quick response---Maria

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Re: possible relatives in the Puglia region?

Postby Tessa78 » 28 Apr 2011, 21:13

POSSIBLE manifest for brother Giuseppe (Joseph) arriving 1909
Leaving father Gaetano in Altamura
Going to friend Domenico Pizzuli(?) at 56 Calas(?) St., NYC


Given Name: Giuseppe
Surname: Sette
Last Place of Residence: Altamura, Bari
Date of Arrival: 28 Feb 1909
Age at Arrival: 20y
Ethnicity: Italy, South Italian
Port of Departure: Naples
Port of Arrival: New York
Gender: Male
Marital Status: S
US Citizen:
Ship of Travel: Nord America
Collection: New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924

view the manifest at ellisisland.org

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Re: possible relatives in the Puglia region?

Postby Tessa78 » 28 Apr 2011, 21:23

The LDS Church Family History Center has available to rent and view, the civil registrations of Altamura, Bari, from 1809-1900. This includes birth, marriage and death records. Though the records are in Italian, you should be able to narrow down the years, and find the surname of Sette in the records.

http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... ltamura+++

To find your nearest FHC...
Scroll down the page
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/

You can also write directly to the comune of Altamura to request the birth record of Maria. Be sure to include whatever information you can to help identify her (date of birth, siblings, parents (Gaetano is named as father on the above manifests for Michele and Giuseppe - though not confirmed)

Address:
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Piazza Municipio, 1
70022 Altamura
ITALY


Write your request in Italian.
Send no money unless you are notified by the comune to do so. MOST do not charge for the records.
Help with letters in Italian...
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... talrecords
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... civile.asp

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