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Family ancestry

Postby pcweaver » 25 Aug 2011, 20:35

Grandparents: Clemente and Rose Berardo.
Family ancestry
What part of Italy are they from?
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Re: Family ancestry

Postby Paolo47 » 26 Aug 2011, 13:22

Hello,
According to a 1910 census, Rose, Nicola and Giacinta came to the US a couple years after Clemente.
A possible 1900 ship manifest for son Nicola, traveling with mother, Rose and Giacinta (line 2,3,4)

First Name: Nicola
Last Name: Berardi
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian
Last Place of Residence: Trivento
Date of Arrival: Jul 06, 1900
Age at Arrival: 5Y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Christiania
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0003
http://postimage.org/image/1uapxc3pg/

Looks like they came from Trevento, Campobasso
http://en.comuni-italiani.it/070/081/index.html

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Re: Family ancestry

Postby johnnyonthespot » 26 Aug 2011, 13:40

However keep in mind that the Berardo surname is present in many parts of Italy (http://www.gens.labo.net/en/cognomi/genera.html?cognome=BERARDO and without further information about your ancestors it can not be guaranteed that the info Paul presented concerns the correct persons.

Can you estimate dates of birth for Clemente and Rose? Where did they live in the US? Names and estimated dates of birth for their children?
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Re: Family ancestry

Postby pcweaver » 26 Aug 2011, 22:17

Thank you for your replies so far.
I am trying to find out the pertinent dates for my Grandparents.
I never had the pleasure of knowing my Granfather Clemente. Rose was my Grandmother with Berardo being her married name. She lived in Yonkers, N.Y. which is where I am originally from.
My Mother, Christine Veronica Berardo, was born 3/3/26 in N.Y. When I get home I will double check on that year date.She had either 7 or 8 sisters & brothers. I am trying in vain to contact a cousin who can hopefully provide me with dates & info.
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Re: Family ancestry

Postby Paolo47 » 27 Aug 2011, 11:38

Thank you for the good clue about your Mother, Christine Veronica Berardo, born 3/3/26 in N.Y. Here are three possible census for your family if you haven't seen them.

1930 census
http://postimage.org/image/14tqd8hw/
Name: Clemente Berardo Home in 1930: Yonkers, Westchester, New York Age: 55 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1875 Birthplace: Italy Relation to Head of House: Head Spouse's Name: Rose Berardo Race: White

Name Age
Clemente Berardo 55
Rose Berardo 53
Peter Berardo 21
Elizabeth Berardo 19
Michael Berardo 17
Angeline Berardo 14
Evelyn Berardo 13
Margaret Berardo 9
Christine Berardo 4


Clemente Berardo home in 1920
http://postimage.org/image/155b4nyc/
Yonkers Ward 7, Westchester, New York
45
abt 1875
Italy
Self (Head)[Head]
Rose Berardo
Italy
Italy
Married
White
Male
Rent
1898
Name Age
Clemente Berardo 45
Rose Berardo 43
Nicholas Berardo 24
Mary Berardo 20[28]
Joseph Berardo 18
Anna Berardo 16
Edith Berardo 12
Patrick Berardo 10
Elizabeth Berardo 8
Michael Berardo 7
Angelina Berardo 5
Evelyn Berardo 2[2 6/12]

Name: Clemente Berardo[Clemente Nerardo] Age in 1910
http://postimage.org/image/15dktef8/
35 Estimated Birth Year: 1875 Birthplace: Italy Relation to Head of House: Head[Self (Head)] Father's Birth Place: Italy Mother's Birth Place: Italy Spouse's Name: Rosie Berardo Home in 1910: Yonkers Ward 7, Westchester, New York Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Year of immigration: 1899 Neighbors: View others on page Household Members:
Name Age
Clemente Berardo 35
Rosie Berardo 32
Nicola Berardo 15
Mary Berardo 11
Joseph Berardo 8
Annie Berardo 6
Ada Berardo 2
Nicola Sanduci 30

This 1910 census is what led me to the ship manifest I posted earlier.
First Name: Nicola
Last Name: Berardi
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian
Last Place of Residence: Trivento
Date of Arrival: Jul 06, 1900
Age at Arrival: 5Y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Christiania
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0003
http://postimage.org/image/1uapxc3pg/

Trivento is the name of the comune they are coming from. They are going to visit
husband and father, Clemente in Yonkers.

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Re: Family ancestry

Postby pcweaver » 27 Aug 2011, 19:15

Paul, thank you so much!! The first census listing from 1930 is my family! With my Mother, Christine being the youngest @ 4 and listing my Aunt & Uncles also.
Awesome! I am so happy to finally know what part of Italy my Grandparents were from.
Where can I go from here? Was your main source for this the census bureau? I am new to all of this & unfortunately none of my Aunts, Uncles, or dear Mother are no longer living.
I beat myself up for not knowing about my Italian heritage.
My other half is Polish which I do have dates for my Grandmother but none for my Grandfather. I did not ever have the pleasure of knowing him either as he died very young in a mining accident in Pa.
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Re: Family ancestry

Postby Paolo47 » 27 Aug 2011, 19:48

Where can I go from here? Was your main source for this the census bureau?


The census comes from Ancestry.com. The records in Trivento for your family can be found at A Family History Center near you. https://www.familysearch.org/locations

Take the following information http://tinyurl.com/3fnedp6 and rent the film containing the records you are looking for.

Carmine, Tessa and others on this forum can offer good advice. I would suggest you first learn all you can about your family after they arrived in the US before you look for them in Trivento. You and your cousin will make a good research team. :D

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Re: Family ancestry

Postby adelfio » 27 Aug 2011, 21:02

Possible New York Passenger list record for Clemente Di Giovanni Berardo age 24 birth abt 1875 from Trivento 1899 > June > 28 > Aller > line 18 going to see brother Nicolino Berardo in Yonkers
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Re: Family ancestry

Postby Paolo47 » 27 Aug 2011, 21:39

A popssible WW1 draft record for Clemente,
http://postimage.org/image/6rty7upw/

He and Rosie are living at 173 Beech St.

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Re: Family ancestry

Postby pcweaver » 28 Aug 2011, 05:09

Paul, Johnny, Carmine, and Marty,
Thank you so very much! You all have been so helpful to me. I appreciate it very much.
Thank you again for your time on this.
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Re: Family ancestry

Postby pcweaver » 29 Aug 2011, 19:35

May I ask which resources are recommended to trace family heritage?
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Re: Family ancestry

Postby pink67 » 30 Aug 2011, 08:31

You can also check this free (great) site :

http://www.fultonhistory.com/

Rose Berardo's obit:

http://www.fultonhistory.com/Newspaper% ... ehtml&.pdf

Clemente and Rose 50th wedding anniversary with photo:

http://www.fultonhistory.com/Newspaper% ... ehtml&.pdf

Enjoy the site!

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Re: Family ancestry

Postby pcweaver » 31 Aug 2011, 21:29

Laura,
Thank you so much for these links!
I cannot express my joy in seeing the wedding photo of my Grandparents in my hometown newspaper! Priceless ♥
Also for my Grandmother's obituary listing. I remember that day, and I was 9 yrs. old.
I will go onto the site that you mentioned when I get home from work.
Thank you again, all of you, from the bottom of my heart!
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Re: Family ancestry

Postby pcweaver » 31 Aug 2011, 22:19

Correction: Anniversary photo!
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Re: Family ancestry

Postby amerital43 » 01 Sep 2011, 03:58

Most people start with information around the home: family bibles, letters, passports, naturalization papers, school records, even notes on the backs of photos.
You seem to be based in NY. Try going to the National Archives in Manhattan to check Census records & Immigration Manifests. They also have City Directories and Citizenship info. If they lived in Yonkers either a main library in Yonkers or Westchester (probably White Plains) could have information. Also if they had a house in Yonkers property records are in White Plains Land Records office in the Courthouse.
There is a LDS Family History Center in Westchester.
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