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need help with finding out about my grandma's family.

Postby mzzjudianne » 07 Aug 2011, 20:08

my grandmother's name is Jennie gabriella Ascerenza, she was born in 1915 of either may 15th or june 25th. she had 10 sister's. 1 of the sister's name is rose. rose had a farm. I dont know the other's. my grandmother's name was mary azzato Ascerenza, her dad's name was john Ascerenza. I dont know anything about him either, I want to find all about my grandparent,aunts and any one else in my family. so if some one can help me, please email me.

judiwesterfield@hotmail.com

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Re: need help with finding out about my grandma's family.

Postby pink67 » 08 Aug 2011, 15:46

Welcome to the forum Judi,

is this record pertaining your ancestors?

from the site:
http://www.italiangen.org/vitalreclist.stm

Groom: Acerenza Giovanni
Marriage date: Aug 18 1907
County: Manhattan
Certificate number: 21168

Bride: Azzato Antonetta
Marriage date: Aug 18 1907
County: Manhattan
Certificate number: 21168

Laura

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Re: need help with finding out about my grandma's family.

Postby mzzjudianne » 09 Aug 2011, 00:43

yes it is, I am trying to find Antonetta
and who she is to my grandma. i was just wondering if there were any family in Sicily, Italy. i just found out that is where my grandma was born.

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Postby pink67 » 09 Aug 2011, 08:29

I believe that this may have been the 1930 census for your grandmother's family, even if lastname and dates were mispelled:

1930 United States Federal Census
about Antonette Reeveufa
Name: Antonette Reeveufa
Home in 1930: Brooklyn, Kings, New York
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Age: 39
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military Service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Antonette Reeveufa 39
Margaret Reeveufa 17
Jessie Reeveufa 15
Rose Reeveufa 12
Mildred Reeveufa 9
Minnie Reeveufa 17
Anna Longalohas 6/12

image here:
http://postimage.org/image/k552wi1w/

I believe it was the correct family because I found a death record for a John acerenza:

Acerenza Giovanni
Age 37 y
Death date: Jun 4 1923
Certificate number: 11764
County Kings

Dp ypou believe these records are correct?

Laura

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Postby pink67 » 09 Aug 2011, 08:36

If you check this helpful italian site:
http://www.gens.labo.net/it/cognomi/genera.html

you'll see that both Acerenza and Azzato are lastnames present in the Basilicata region, especially in the Potenza province...
Azzato is mainly present in the town of Marsico Nuovo

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Re: need help with finding out about my grandma's family.

Postby pink67 » 09 Aug 2011, 08:38

Possible 1904 arrival manfiest for Giovanni Acerenza, coming from Marsiconuovo to NY:

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0004

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