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Looking for grandfather's birth certificate- Piazza Armerina

Postby bcat66 » 08 Feb 2012, 17:40

Hello,
Wondering if anyone can help me find my Grandfather's birth records:

Name: Mariano Cataraso
Born: January, 9, 1900 ( according to US Naturalization Records)
Place: Piazza Armerina, Sicily

Parents: Gaetano Cataraso and Francesca Cantella

I hope someone can help me...
Many Thanks,
Barbara Cataraso
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Re: Looking for grandfather's birth certificate- Piazza Arme

Postby adelfio » 09 Feb 2012, 16:12

Welcome to the website if your sure he came from there.
You can try the Family History Library for films 1820-1910 of Civil registration of births, deaths, marriages, banns, citizenship records, supplemental documents from Piazza Armerina, Caltanissetta, Italy. Since 1927 Piazza Armerina has been part of Enna province. Text in Italian.
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Films from FHL for Piazza Armerina
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... iazza+Ar++
If you need a stamped copy for legal use you will you will have to write to Italy for the record

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Re: Looking for grandfather's birth certificate- Piazza Arme

Postby bcat66 » 09 Feb 2012, 17:05

Hi Marty
Thank you so much for your response. On the ships manifesto papers it states that his last known address was Puazza but I cannot find such a place and therefore believe it to be Piazza as things were obviously misspelled. Would that be the right assumption?
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Re: Looking for grandfather's birth certificate- Piazza Arme

Postby Tessa78 » 09 Feb 2012, 17:11

Hi Barbara :-)

Can you post the manifest?

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Re: Looking for grandfather's birth certificate- Piazza Arme

Postby adelfio » 09 Feb 2012, 17:27

The name on Ellis island search is Mariano Catarasa son of Gaetano Catarasa and Francesca Cantella coming over from Piazza Armerina leaving his brother-law Librio Cantella from Piazza Armerina also pg#2 says Mariano born in Piazza

Ship manifest click for record line#6

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Re: Looking for grandfather's birth certificate- Piazza Arme

Postby bcat66 » 09 Feb 2012, 17:44

Hi Marty,

Many thanks again! So he was born in Piazza as we thought... Will check the records from the National Archives as you suggested. Very exciting... Any chance you can help with my grandparents Andrea Acquaviva born around 1883 somewhere in Sicily and Vincenza Montaperto born in 1893 coming from Miovia (according to ship manifest)?

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Re: Looking for grandfather's birth certificate- Piazza Arme

Postby adelfio » 09 Feb 2012, 18:38

Vincenza Montaperto born in 1893
Looks like Nicosia, Sicily, Italy Province of Enna maybe someone else take a look
click for manifest click again to enlarge line#22

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pg2 line 22

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Re: Looking for grandfather's birth certificate- Piazza Arme

Postby bcat66 » 09 Feb 2012, 18:42

Marty!
Wow thank you so much for all your help. This is getting exciting. Now we know to look for Nicosia. Do they have the films for that particular town too?
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Re: Looking for grandfather's birth certificate- Piazza Arme

Postby carmine1917 » 09 Feb 2012, 18:49

My family is from this town. I will have my cousin look at the records from 1900 at the Family History Center.
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Re: Looking for grandfather's birth certificate- Piazza Arme

Postby adelfio » 09 Feb 2012, 18:55

Where did Andrea Acquaviva and Vincenza live in the US?
You can look on familysearch.org for film records just enter the towns name
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Re: Looking for grandfather's birth certificate- Piazza Arme

Postby bcat66 » 09 Feb 2012, 19:05

Micheles

Thank you sooo very much. That would be amazing.
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Re: Looking for grandfather's birth certificate- Piazza Arme

Postby bcat66 » 09 Feb 2012, 19:07

Marty
They lived in Dumont, New Jersey but I assume they met and married in New York.
Will check out your new link now.
Thanks again.
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Re: Looking for grandfather's birth certificate- Piazza Arme

Postby carmine1917 » 09 Feb 2012, 20:07

I sent you a private message.
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Re: Looking for grandfather's birth certificate- Piazza Arme

Postby adelfio » 09 Feb 2012, 21:41

Is this a possible U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 Record for Andrea Acquaviva from New Jersey is the address right?
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Re: Looking for grandfather's birth certificate- Piazza Arme

Postby bcat66 » 09 Feb 2012, 22:01

Hi Marty,
Andrea Acquaviva died in 1931, so cannot be him.
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