Hi! I've just started researching my mother's family. We'll be traveling to Italy next summer and my mom would love to travel to the towns that both of her parents were from. We're wondering if there are any relatives still in any of the locations.
I've done some research on ancestry.com, but that only gets me so far. My grandmother has given us a lot of information, but I get stuck once everyone has already come to the US. I'd like to trace back into Italy farther.
Here is what I know -
I'm going to do separate posts for the two families. This is my grandmother's family:
Di Vito, from Fallo in the Abruzzo region
Patrizio Di Vito born 6/15/1894, came to US 6/11/1911 out of Liverpool into NY and lived in Philadelphia. He did change his name to Patrick at some point after coming to the US.
He was married to Rose Talone, who I believe also was from Fallo, but I'm not sure. Her father was Michael Talone, Born May, 1871 or 1880 and her mother was Teresa (married name Talone)
I'd love some help with information on their time in Fallo and how to find out if there are any Di Vito or Talone's still in that town.
To getstarted on a search for relatives you need to identify the siblings of those who emigrated. Getting the birth record (photocopy) may provide you with the address where they were born. This can cut down on the number of letters you write since often the family is still living on the same street.
On the shipmanifest 1911 > June > 24 > Campania > Record for Patrizia Divito New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 line #4 it says his FATHERS NAME IS DOMINIQUE DI VITO and there last residence was Paris France pg 2 says he was born in Fallo The first 4 entries are all from Fallo click for record keep clicking to enlarge
1900 United States Federal Census about Michael Salone Name: Michael Salone [Michael Talone] Age: 29 Birth Date: May 1871 Birthplace: Italy Home in 1900: Philadelphia Ward 26, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [Philadelphia] Race: White Gender: Male Immigration Year: 1900 Relation to Head of House: Brother Marital Status: Married Marriage Year: 1893 Years Married: 7 Father's Birthplace: Italy Mother's Birthplace: Italy Occupation: View on Image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Nicholas Salone 38 Carmela Salone 28 Willie Salone 7 Eloise Salone 4 Emily Salone 3 Ambrosia Salone 5/12 Michael Salone 29 brother Terasa Salone 36 sister in law Rosa Salone 1 niece