Finding relatives with surnames Russo/Barone

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Finding relatives with surnames Russo/Barone

Postby jcrussous » 07 Aug 2011, 20:55

Hello, all. My grandparents immigrated to the US from Italy around 1915.

Paternal grandfather: RUSSO, Gaetano from Naples (Grandmother: Maria SODANO) and they immigrated to Madison, NJ.

Maternal Grandfather: BARONE, Luigi from Milan (Grandmother: Michelina GAGLIARDI) and they immigrated to Philadelphia, PA along with my M. Gagliardi's sister, Angelina who married a "Cifelli" from Italy. In addition, the two sisters left behind a 3rd sister, who was a Catholic nun, in Milan.

One day, I'd like to trace any living relatives in both Naples and Milan and visit them.

I'd be thrilled if anyone had any info. or could advise me as to where to look!

Thanks,
John
P.S. I met a Catholic Capuchin Franciscan, a Fr. John Russo (same as my name), who said that we may have French blood in us. It'd be neat to have one of those DNA tests for bloodlines done, too.

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Re: Finding relatives with surnames Russo/Barone

Postby Tessa78 » 08 Aug 2011, 01:43

Hi and welcome! :-)

Is that your family tree for Gaetano Russo on Ancestry? Owner listed as grusso 63

I noticed that you specify "Marigliano, Napoli..." as the birthplace of both Gaetano and Maria. Is that definite?

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Re: Finding relatives with surnames Russo/Barone

Postby jcrussous » 08 Aug 2011, 01:49

Hi, Tessa...thanks for your reply! I'll have to check it out!

John

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Re: Finding relatives with surnames Russo/Barone

Postby Tessa78 » 08 Aug 2011, 01:53

This looks like it could be the manifest for Gaetano Russo, age 24

Arriving December 1913 on the Stampalia
Leaving father Gennaro in Mariglianella (town adjacent to Marigliano)
Traveling with sister Angela Russo, 22
Going to uncle Giovanni Artiglieri at Madison NJ

Page 1 - Lines 8 and 9
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Page 2
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Here is link to info on town of Mariglianella, Napoli, Campania

http://en.comuni-italiani.it/063/042/

T.

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Re: Finding relatives with surnames Russo/Barone

Postby Tessa78 » 08 Aug 2011, 01:57

WWII Registration Card for Gaetano...

Living and working In Morris NJ
Wife is Maria
Date of birth 24 Nov 1889
Place of birth "Marianello" (Marigliano?)

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Looks like place of birth is Mariglianella :-D

You can write directly to the comune/town for Gaetano and Maria's birth record (and possible marriage record if they married in that town)

Address:
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Via Parrocchia, 48
80030 Mariglianella (NA)
ITALY

Help with letters of request in Italian...
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... civile.asp
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... talrecords
:D
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Re: Finding relatives with surnames Russo/Barone

Postby jcrussous » 08 Aug 2011, 02:03

Hey, thanks! That sure sounds like them, especially the last name of the uncle they went to live with. I couldn't find the author, grusso63, though. How would I locate that person here?

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Re: Finding relatives with surnames Russo/Barone

Postby Tessa78 » 08 Aug 2011, 02:05

Do you have a subscription to Ancestry?

There is a link at the top of the Family Tree page that allows you to contact the owner...

T.

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Postby Tessa78 » 08 Aug 2011, 02:12

Here is the manifest for Maria Sodano in 1924
Traveling with children Gaetano, 4 and Carmella, 2

Maria is leaving a cousin in MARIGLIANO (so you'll have to request her birth record and probably the marriage record from this town :-) )

She is going to join her husband Gaetano Russo in Madison NJ

Lines 17, 18, 19
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Address in Marigliano...
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Corso Umberto
80034 Marigliano (NA)
ITALY


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Re: Finding relatives with surnames Russo/Barone

Postby jcrussous » 08 Aug 2011, 02:50

Thanks, again, Tessa! I'll have to check into membership, then, but the 2 children: Gennaro and Carmello were my uncle and aunt (both now deceased).
This is so neat and I really appreciate you taking the time research and send me those pages! :)

John

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Re: Finding relatives with surnames Russo/Barone

Postby Tessa78 » 08 Aug 2011, 15:30

Hi John,

Glad to help :-D

BTW - you can get a free trial to Ancestry... I think it's 2 weeks

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