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Ferraro Surname

Postby Adamo_Ferraro » 23 May 2012, 06:42

I am doing some research and would like to find the birth certificate and commune for my Great Grandfather. His name was Francesco Carl Ferraro but he went by Frank. So far I have narrowed down my search to Enna and specifically Calascibetta, Sicily. I am also looking for my Great Grandmother who's name was Angelina Adamo from Palermo. I think her dads name was Guissepe. Thanks for any help you all might be able to provide.

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Re: Ferraro Surname

Postby princessbubbles_1 » 23 May 2012, 13:12

Hello and welcome,
Do you have any birth, death dates spouse' names etc..
maybe with more info we could narrow down the possiblities. :-)
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Re: Ferraro Surname

Postby vj » 23 May 2012, 15:36

Just for clarification, are these your great grandparents (and gg grandparents) in 1930?
Thank you

1930 census
http://imageshack.us/a/img405/8848/1930p.jpg
Home in 1930:
751 Bartlett Ave, owns house $5750
Baltimore, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland


head Frank Ferraro 36, abt 1894 IT
- married age 25, abt 1919-20
- immig 1912, Pa (filed 1st papers for naturalization)
- tailor, clothing factory
- served in WWI
wife Angela Ferraro 26, abt 1904 IT
- immig 1913
daughter Angela Ferraro 7, abt 1923 MD
son Epefanio (Epifanio) J Ferraro 5, abt 1925 MD
mother-in-law (mother?) Angela Ferraro 61, abt 1869 IT
- immig 1912
father-in-law (father?) Esefanio (Epifanio) Ferraro 61, abt 1869 IT
- married age 24, abt 1893
- immig 1912, Al (alien)
- laborer, Balto City

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Re: Ferraro Surname

Postby vj » 23 May 2012, 17:00

Adamo_Ferraro wrote:I am doing some research and would like to find the birth certificate and commune for my Great Grandfather. His name was Francesco Carl Ferraro but he went by Frank. So far I have narrowed down my search to Enna and specifically Calascibetta, Sicily...


Your nearest Family History Center can order records for Calascibetta on microfilm.
The cost is about $6 mo (rent) each, you’ll need to go to the center to order & view them.

Topics:
Italy, Enna, Calascibetta - Census
Italy, Enna, Calascibetta - Church records
Italy, Enna, Calascibetta - Civil registration

Link to the Family History Library Catalog:
https://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlc/

Film notes for Calascibetta Civil Records:
https://familysearch.org/eng/library/fh ... +Calascibe &columns=*,0,0

Title: Registri dello stato civile di Calascibetta (Caltanissetta), 1820-1910

Authors: Calascibetta (Caltanissetta). Ufficio dello stato civile (Main Author)

Notes: Civil registration of births, deaths, marriages, banns, citizenship records, supplemental documents from Calabiscetta, Enna, Italy. Before 1927 Calascibetta was part of the province of Caltanissetta. Text in Italian. Some years may be missing or out of order.
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And, just in case you aren’t familiar with the Family History Center & Italian records
FamilySearch Centers Home Page
Includes how to find your nearest local Family History Center
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Guide to Italian Records from FamilySearch
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and Italian Records Extraction:
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Postby suanj » 23 May 2012, 17:20

Hi Valarie, I believe you right:
First Name: Epifanio
Last Name: Ferraro
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: Calaseibelta
Date of Arrival: Mar 31, 1905
Age at Arrival: 38 Gender: M Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Weimar
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0030


joining at brother Benedetto in NY
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0030

Benedetto Ferraro petition for naturalization:
U.S. Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1795-1972 (World Archives Project) about Beneditto Ferraro
Name: Beneditto Ferraro
[Benedetto Ferraro]
Birth Date: 11 Jul 1870
Birth Location: Calascibetta, Italy

Spouse: Filippa
Children: Concetta; Carlo; Carmela; Guiseppe
Arrival Year: 1923
State: Maryland
Locality, Court: District of Maryland, District Court
Record Type: Petition for Naturalization


arrival of Epifanio Ferraro age 45, Maria Angela Ferrario nee Capizzi age 43 and son Francesco Calogero Ferraro age 18
Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1945 about Epifanio Ferraro
Name: Epifanio Ferraro
Arrival Date: 14 Apr 1911
Age: 45 Years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1866
Gender: Male
Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Palermo, Italy
Ship Name: Taormina
Port of Arrival: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Friend's Name: Angelo Capizzi
Last Residence: Mat Unit
Birthplace: Calarcibetta, Sicily
Microfilm Roll Number: T840_89
already in USA from 1905 to 1910; next of kin in Calascibetta father in law: Salvatore Capizzi; final destination: Philadelphia, PA, joining at: brother in law Angelo Capizzi 109 7th st Philadelphia PA


1920 United States Federal Census about Epifonia Ferraro
Name: Epifonia Ferraro
[Epilonio Ferraro]
[Epifanio Ferrara]
Age: 54
Birth Year: abt 1866
Birthplace: Italy
[Coloscibetta]
[Colorado]
Home in 1920: Baltimore Ward 5, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1910
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Angela Ferraro
Father's Birthplace: Italy
[Coloscibetta]
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
[Coloscibetta]
Home Owned: Rent
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Epifonia Ferraro 54
Angela Ferraro 52
Ernest Ferraro 24
Frank Ferraro 28
Angeline Ferraro 17 daughter in law

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 about Frank Ferraro
Name: Frank Ferraro
Birth Date: 16 Dec 1892
Birth Place: Italy
Residence: Baltimore, Maryland


Valarie replied abt the civil records microfilms, just I add:



Topic Italy, Enna, Calascibetta - Civil registration

Registri dello stato civile di Calascibetta (Caltanissetta), 1820-1910 Calascibetta (Caltanissetta). Ufficio dello stato civile

Civil registration of births, deaths, marriages, banns, citizenship records, supplemental documents from Calabiscetta, Enna, Italy. Before 1927 Calascibetta was part of the province of Caltanissetta. Text in Italian. Some years may be missing or out of order
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Re: Ferraro Surname

Postby vj » 23 May 2012, 17:28

:D Hey suanj :D
Great record finds!
There is a non-public tree on Ancestry that lists an 'Angela M Adamo born in 1904 in Baccini, Parrucchiera (Trevisio), Italy'. I'm sending them a note asking them to join in the discussion here.
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Re: Ferraro Surname

Postby Adamo_Ferraro » 23 May 2012, 19:50

Yes vj, the information regarding Baltimore is my family. My grandmother is the 7 year old on the census. As far as the family tree goes, I have started one on Ancestry and have the information to the best of my knowledge. I will continue to follow your links to the different sources to see if I can confirm anything too and reply back. Thanks for the help. :)

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Re: Ferraro Surname

Postby Adamo_Ferraro » 23 May 2012, 20:03

Suanj, The records mentioning the Capizzi family is also correct. I am verifying this with my Grandmother tonight but she has mentioned several Capizzi relatives before. Excellent info thanks!!


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