My father and I are trying to find a birth certificate for my great grandfather - Michele Perrone. I have his death record so I know his exact birth date (October 29th, 1894) and parents names from that. The census' only say "Italy" for place of birth and the immigration manifest looks as if it says birth place of Apricena, but the handwriting is impossible to make out clearly. (It also says last residence of Apricena but I understand that doesn't mean birth place).
I wrote to the comune of Apricena and they said that they have no record of anyone by that name with the 4 year period that they checked (1892-1896).
I am wondering what other ways I can find out his town of birth? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Is this him in the Social Security index? If so, you can order his application for his social security card which would have his town of birth on it.
first name: Michael middle name: last name: Perrone name suffix: birth date: 29 October 1894 social security number: 199-01-0477 place of issuance: Pennsylvania last residence: Bucks, Pennsylvania zip code of last residence: 19007 death date: March 1984 estimated age at death: 90
I am born in Apricena... and in effects the surname Perrone is a surname of Apricena.. I remember I Perrone bakery in the 1960s... most probably the Commune no found the birth record because some data are incorrect.. by ship's manifest ( if right) seeming that Michele was born abt 1892: New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Michele Perrone Name: Michele Perrone Arrival Date: 20 Feb 1913 Birth Year: abt 1892 Birth Location: Foggio Birth Location Other: apniena (Apricena) Age: 21 Gender: Male Ethnicity/Race/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian) Port of departure: Naples, Italy Port of arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Prinzess Irene wife Consiglia Forte Perrone in Apricena, joining at brother in law Luigi Forte in Hamilton , Ontario the above record could be abt your Michele Perrone? suanj
second trip: New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Michele Perrone Name: Michele Perrone Arrival Date: 21 Feb 1917 Birth Year: abt 1892 Birth Location: Italy Birth Location Other: apriceno Age: 25 Gender: Male Ethnicity/Race/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian) Port of departure: Naples, Italy Port of arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Patria same wife ... already in foreign country ( Toronto, Canada)from 1912 to 1914 and joining at friend Giacomo Forte in Philadelphia, PA USA