Hello, I would love some suggestions as I have hit a wall and don't know how best to proceed.
I am looking for my great-grandmother's family, and specifically her birthplace.
The true family name from Italy is LaMoglia. However, when they were in the US they used the last name Moore, especially on official civil documents. On church documents they used LaMoglia. However, they seem to have switched back and forth between the two. Census documents use LaMoglia, and their headstone says LaMoglio, however my grandfather's birth certificate says his mother's name was Mary Moore, as does her marriage certificate.
Her father, Salvatore LaMoglia, was born in Italy approximately 1869 and came to the US in 1889. He married Isabella (maiden name unknown) in 1893. Their first son, Thomas, was born approximately 1893. Thomas's WWI draft card (under the name Thomas Moore) indicates he was was born in "Pottersville, PA".
Mary (or Maria) was born in 1895, also in PA. Her husband's naturalization papers state she was born in Dunbar, PA on Sep 7, 1895.
The family moved to NJ, eventually ending up living in Nutley, NJ. Mary married my great-grandfather, Giuseppe (Joseph) Falduti in 1912. She died in 1930 (after the 1930 census was taken).
Those in my family seem to recall that side of the family residing in Mauch Chunk (now Jim Thorpe) or Nesquehoning, PA. Carbon County Court had no record of her birth or her parents' marriage.
Dunbar, PA is in Fayette County. They also produced no records.
I first googled Pottersville, PA and came up with Pottsville, PA in Schulykill County. They also had no records.
There apparently was a Pottersville, PA in Butler County. I am in the process of requesting a search from the Butler County Court.
I requested naturalization documents for Salvatore LaMoglia/Moore through USCIS and they had nothing. I do not know where in Italy Salvatore or Isabella came from.
Is there any other resource (I've tapped out Ancestry.com) that I could use to try and find these records.
Hi, by 1920 census: 1920 United States Federal Census about Salvador Logombia Name: Salvador Logombia [Salvador Lamoglia] [Sahale Lagamba] [Sahsla Loponolia] Home in 1920: Nutley Ward 1, Essex, New Jersey Age: 51 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1869 Birthplace: Italy Relation to Head of House: Self (Head) [Head] Spouse's Name: Isabella Logombia Father's Birth Place: Italy Mother's Birth Place: Italy Marital Status: Married Race: White Sex: Male Home owned: Own Year of immigration: 1889 Able to read: No Able to Write: No Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age Salvador Logombia 51 Isabella Logombia 44 William Logombia 21Elizabeth Logombia 19 Minne Logombia 16 Nellie Logombia 11 Anna Logombia 8 Lillie Logombia 7 Joseph Logombia 3
well I believe that William Lamoglia, was born as Vito Lamoglia: New Jersey, Births and Christenings Index, 1660-1931 about Vito Lamoglie Name: Vito Lamoglie Gender: Male Birth Date: abt 1898 Christening Date: 6 Mar 1898 Christening Place: Sacred Heart-Catholic, Bloomfield, Essex, New Jersey Father's Name: Salvatore Lamoglie Mother's Name: Isabella Fedena (spell?) FHL Film Number: 1378248
and also I believe that this record is abt Salvatore arrival: New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about S Lomoglea Name: S Lomoglea( LAMOGLIA) Arrival Date: 28 Jun 1888 Birth Year: abt 1867 Age: 21 Gender: Male Ethnicity/Race/Nationality: Italian Place of Origin: Italy Port of Departure: Naples, Italy Destination: United States of America Port of Arrival: New York Port Arrival State: New York Port Arrival Country: United States Ship Name: Bolivia
I believe possible that Salvatore was born in some Commune of Basilicata region...
Hi, maybe this is the correct 1910 census; the surname is misspelled:
1910 United States Federal Census about Salvatore Amolo Name: Salvatore Amolo (LaMoglia) Age in 1910: 40 Estimated Birth Year: 1870 Birthplace: Italy Relation to Head of House: Head Father's Birth Place: Italy Mother's Birth Place: Italy Spouse's Name: Mary Amolo Home in 1910: Nutley Ward 1, Essex, New Jersey Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Year of immigration: 1889 Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Salvatore Amolo 40 Mary Amolo 34 Thomas Amolo 17 Mary Amolo 14 William Amolo 12 Lizzie Amolo 9 Millie Amolo 6 Nellie Amolo 1 6/12 
I am unsure about the Vito LaMoglia in the first response, however this second one is most DEFINITELY them. I don't know why they got Isabella's name wrong, but everything matches. It's helpful to know they were in NJ in 1910, I hadn't been able to confirm that. I'd love to know where in PA they came from though.
abt Vito LaMoglia you can be very sure that is right record... no doubt abt that... the family was in NJ around 1898, and I hope of to find the 1900 census, but until now no much luck... It is very important to find the 1900 census, almost for to know the Salvatore birth month... the birth year could be also 1868... who know...? suanj