I am looking for help with identifying what part of Sicily my great grand parents would likely be from. The family names are Mascarella, Speruta, Battaglia, and Gaeta. Any guidance you can offer would be greatly appreciated.
How about some first names and location where they settled in the US and work your back to Italy through the ship manifests and other online documents its pretty tough trying to match names to towns like the surname Battaglia its all over the towns of Sicily.There are pretty good researchers on here that can help you find info for you to get you started in the right track of your family history
Home in 1900: 67 Florida St, rents Buffalo Ward 17, Erie, New York
head Antonio Battglior (Battaglia) 41, Apr 1859 IT - married 12 yrs, abt 1888 - immig 1888, Na (naturalized) - shoe maker wife Moesurela Battglior (Mascarella?) 42, Jul 1857 IT - 4 children - immig 1888 daughter Jennie Battglior 7, Aug 1892 NY daughter Minnie Battglior 6, Apr 1894 NY daughter Mary Battglior 3, Mar 1897 NY daughter Josephine Battglior 8/12, Sep 1899 NY