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I am looking for information on my grandfather

Postby gmo1950 » 08 Jun 2012, 05:47

My name is Gary and I am looking for any information on my grandfather Sebastiano Modica.
I believe he is from Catania, Sicily somewhere ( Licodia Eubea or Mineo )but cannot find out much more. I need to find his birth or baptismal papers to obtain my dual citizenship.
His father was Salvatore Modica and mother was Domenica Frazzetto. I believe he was born between 1883 and 1885 on December 3rd or 18th.(US records are very confusing). I would also like to know if I have any living relatives that could tell me about my Italian family. i look forward to hearing from anyone who could help me in my quest.

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Re: I am looking for information on my grandfather

Postby adelfio » 08 Jun 2012, 17:37

There are civil records online for Mineo at familysearch.org
Italy, Catania, Caltagiro...on (Tribunale), 1861-1941 Mineo I did a quick look I came up with a 1886 Jan 20 th Sebastiano Modica (wrong parents) son of Mario Modica in Mineo
Heres the page of the birth record
Italy, Catania, Caltagiro...on (Tribunale), 1861-1941
Mineo
Nati 1884-1887
Image 300 of 576
There are indexes after the year of the records
Your Sebastiano probally comes from Licodia Eubea

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Re: I am looking for information on my grandfather

Postby suanj » 08 Jun 2012, 21:56

Hi, I found 1 Sebastiano Modica born in Licodia Eubea on 3 Dec 1884 #318
son of Salvatore Modica and Domenica Frazzetto:

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the informant was the midwife, because Salvatore Modica was far from Licodia Eubea....

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Re: I am looking for information on my grandfather

Postby adelfio » 08 Jun 2012, 22:48

Prego Suanj great find!!!

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Postby suanj » 08 Jun 2012, 23:05

eheheh Marty.. so easy..!
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Re: I am looking for information on my grandfather

Postby adelfio » 09 Jun 2012, 13:33

You will have to send for a stamped extract of the birth record for your citzenship

Ufficio di Stato Civile
Comune di Licodia Eubea
Piazza Garibaldi, 3
95040 Licodia Eubea (CT)
ITALY
OGGETTO: richiesta atto di nascita ai sensi dell'art. 107 del DPR 396/2000
Egregi signori,
Mi chiamo YOURNAME. I miei antenati provennero de Licodia Eubea e ho bisogno delle informazioni dai vostri registri per la cittadinanza italiana.
Vi chiedo di spedirmi l' estratto per riassunto dell’atto di nascita di questa persona.
Nome e cognome: Sebastiano Modica
Data di nascita: 3 dicembre 1884
Luogo di nascita: Licodia Eubea
Nome e cognome del padre: Salvatore Modica
Nome e cognome della madre: Domenica Frazzetto
Ho allegato fotocopia dell'atto di nascita
Vi ringrazio in anticipo per il vostro gentilezza e premura.
Distinti saluti,
YOUR NAME EMAIL AND ADDRESS AND PHOTO ID and SIGNATURE
I told them you need a stamp copy of the birth act for italian citzenship and you are enclosing a photo copy of the birth act of Sebastiano Modica with the letter.

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Re: I am looking for information on my grandfather

Postby gmo1950 » 11 Jun 2012, 16:44

I forgot to add my email address. It is garymodica@yahoo.com.
Grazie

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Re: I am looking for information on my grandfather

Postby adelfio » 11 Jun 2012, 17:02

gmo1950 wrote:I forgot to add my email address. It is garymodica@yahoo.com.
Grazie

Did you send for the record in the mail for the extract of his birth

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Re: I am looking for information on my grandfather

Postby gmo1950 » 16 Jun 2012, 18:41

Raffaella,
Thank you for the info on my grandfather. I would like to find out from you how I can find more on my grandfather as well as my grandmother. Her name was Maria Modica (maiden name Rivoli) born to Gregorio Rivoli and Marion Nosca. i belive she was born in the Palermo area.
Please let me know if you can be of further help in my quest and is there a cost to have you do this information finding for me? My email address is: garymodica@yahoo.com
Grazie

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Re: I am looking for information on my grandfather

Postby suanj » 16 Jun 2012, 23:15

Hi Gary,
I no found the Maria arrival, but I found some family member arrivals...
I ask you if she had some middle name also...

the sibling was born no far from Licodia Eubea... so I believe that also she was born in same place...

the civil records abt this place are not on line on familysearch or ancestry.com, so I cannot find the birthact; I have the birthdate and birthplace,
just I wish search better abt the arrival.. she no travelled with a brother, no with the sister in law, no with another brother (she had 4 brothers; 2 emigrated and 2 remained in Sicily) so she travelled alone, but until now, no luck abt the arrival...

I will search again tomorrow and I will write you abt that...
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