PepinoMattioli wrote:Essegese thank you very much, Im not sure why...but when ever I looked in the death records or census I couldnt find any of this info. Im not sure if i just did something wrong, or if maybe you know better then me and found it easier ( which is likely ) Ill try and adress my questions in order of the info you posted.
Sometimes you have to know the tricks. You get better at it over time...also, I have access to a couple of sites with census data, so I can try different methods to get to the info...you will note in the 1920 census, his last name is indexed really off...you sometimes just try to search by first names.
I just had my father look at this and he confirmed the info, with things he remembers. As I said before my dad was the youngest and born in 51 and his father Otto died in 58 so he doesnt remember much, just what he was told. I did find Otto in the death index but not Sante or Orgia. I also found Anthony. Is there any way you can find out when Sante or Orgia died?
No. The Social Security death index began to post deaths when the first Social Security people began to retire and die...in the 1960's for the most part, but some listings in the 1950's. Secondly, you have to be reported to Social Security in order to be listed...if the family did not call them...they are not listed in the index. Social Security would have information on them, but still they would not be listed in the index.
The best information to find is from your father...where did his grandparents live? Did he ever meet them or were they dead before he was born? If so, what about older aunts and uncles? If someone can remember the time period, it will help. Otherwise, if they can remember the cemetery...if the church your grandfather attended was the same that his father went to, then the church might have buried your ggrandfather as well and they might be able to give you a date...or locate the cemetery if they have a church cemetery.
I already had the info about Sante arriving on the Neopolitan Prince from Genoa and came with Capezzi to W. lackawanna with Capezzis son.
How would I go about obtaining death and cemetary records. I have found a few sites, but Im not sure which is the best to use. Ultimately, I would like to get all the info I can before I start utilizing sending away for records, just so I can make sure I have the correct people.
Again, the best place for information is the family. Contact aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. Write it all down. Eventually, it will come together. Good idea to get what you can from this side of the ocean before you head across the pond to Italy. It will help you eventually.
And as for the Portomaggiore info, I am leaving any of my Italian research till I am finished with my US research.
thank you very much for all the help, I hope Im not asking too much, or bothering too much. As I said I am an ametuer at this.
I am an amatuer also...but with practice, you will get better, believe me! I'm here...as are lots of others...to help when we can...don't hesitate to ask.
Good Luck and have a great evening