Hello, My name is David Louise, I live in Syracuse, New York, USA. I have been researching my family history and I have found that my great grandfather Giuseppi Louise was born in Ferrazzano, Italy about 1872. That's about all I know if anyone may have some additional info or could possibly point me in the right direction I would appreciate it very much. Thank you, David J Louise.
Hey David, Welcome to the Forum ! Did you need any help locating US records? There are valuable clues in the US records that will help you in your research in Ferrazzano. If you've found all of your US records and want to try Italian records this may help. Valarie ---
If you think your great grandfather may be from Ferrazzano, his family's vital records will be found at the comune.
Your nearest Family History Center can order civil records for Ferrazzano on microfilm. The cost is about $7.50 mo (rent), you’ll need to go to the center to order & view them.
Subjects: Italy, Campobasso, Ferrazzano - Civil registration Title: Registri dello stato civile di Ferrazzano (Campobasso), 1809-1910 Authors: Ferrazzano (Campobasso). Ufficio dello stato civile (Main Author) Notes: Microfilm dei registri originali nell'Archivio di Stato, Campobasso. Births, deaths, miscellaneous documents, marriages, banns, marriage documents, citizenship records. Include indici annuali. Format: Manuscript (On Film) Language: Italian ---
And, just in case you aren’t familiar with the Family History Center & Italian records
David, do you know the original spelling of your great grandfather Giuseppe's surname? Currently in Campobasso and in Ferrazzano there are over 80 folks with the LUISI spelling of the surname. Thank you, Valarie
Wow !!! Thank you all for the info !!! This is great plenty of places for me to Check out I really appreciate that. I am not positive on the spelling of the surname, Earliest census record I have found so far shows giuseppi Louise, maybe Louisi hard to tell if that was just the persons handwriting, that was from 1910. The next census record I have is from 1920 and clearly shows Joseph Louise. so I am thinking it was just the persons handwriting. that also means he came to America sometime between 1872-1910. Again thank you all so much !!! DJL.
Hey David, I'm so glad we could give you some leads!
Here's the 1900 census It shows the family with Giuseppe and Carmela's 1st child together, Rosina and Carmella's (DiStefano) 2 children by her first marriage Probably married abt 1898-9 in Onondaga County
Home in June 1900: Belle Isle Road, rents house Geddes, Onondaga, New York
head Joseph Louise 27, born Jun 1872 IT - married 2 yrs, abt 1898 - immig 1895, in US 5 yrs, Al (alien) - laborer, salt yard wife Carmela Louise 33, born May 1867 IT - 6 children born, 3 children living - immig 1891, in US 9 yrs daughter Rosina Louise 5/12, born Jan 1900 NY stepson Tony Villano 6, born Jun 1888 (or Jun 1894?) NY stepdaughter Furintina (Fiorenza/Florence?) Villano 2, born Sep 1897