I am looking for information on a Theresa LaGiusa, maiden name of Sciabarrasi, born in 1884/5 in Nicosia, Italy and emigrated on the ship Ems around 1899/1900 into New York. Possibly married Joseph LaGiusa (d. Sept 28 1952) and had a son Lawrence LaGiusa (d May 19 1939). Her death date is Feb 20, 1939. I can't find her on the Censuses and any information will be helpful.
just for everyone's reference, your 1899 manifest from ancestry.com
Name: M Terese Scialarassi [M Terese Sciabarassi] Arrival Date: 7 Jun 1899 Birth Year: abt 1884 Age: 15 Gender: Female Ethnicity/Race/Nationality: Italian Port of arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Ems
Home in 1910: 865 Greenmount Avenue, owns with a mortgage Baltimore Ward 10, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland
head Guiseppa La Guiro (La Giusa) 38 IT - married 9 yrs, abt 1901 - immig 1886, Al - barber, shop wife Marina Thresa La Guiro 26 IT - 6 children born 5 children living - immig 1900 son Lawrence La Guiro 8 MD daughter Marie La Guiro 6 MD daughter Marchena La Guiro 4 MD daughter Katy La Guiro 2 MD son Luis La Guiro 1 MD ---
Hi my name is Krista and the tree that was referenced in this thread by Vj is mine and the person who posted this thread is my cousin. We are completely stumped and trying to process all this info the Question i have on the 1900 census you provided there is a Carmello Messina i have no clue who that is, is he he Luigi Sciabarrasi's Brother?
kgp70282 wrote:... Question i have on the 1900 census you provided there is a Carmello Messina i have no clue who that is, is he he Luigi Sciabarrasi's Brother?
Hi Krista! I only posted the 1900 census to show the address where the family should have been listed I'm not sure if anyone at that address in 1900 was related to them You're right, according to the family's 1899 manifest brother Carmelo Sciabarrasi should have been living there too... I also checked the 'catch-up' pages at the end of that enumeration district in 1900, the Sciabarrasi family wasn't there Valarie
vj wrote:Hey Melissa, Welcome to the Forum ! We would be happy to help. Besides the US census are you also looking for help with how to locate Italian records? Thank you, Valarie
Thanks so much Valerie! I appreciate all the information! As usual, it has created more questions. But all this has gotten me past a little hump where I was stopped. I am on Ancestry and as you have already dug up, my cousin, Krista is as well. She is the one who told me about this forum. I need to sort through all this information and see where it leads me next. I do use all the Census' but the name spellings was where I was stuck with the "La Giusas" You also opened up my Mary/Maria Ridolfo link as well! So much to look into.
I would love any help you could give me with locating Italian records. Are you speaking of records from Italy? or records of Italians in America? My family came mostly from Nicosia...and I would love to be able to get some info from over there...eventually. Looks like I have some more digging here in the states!
kgp70282 wrote:Hi my name is Krista and the tree that was referenced in this thread by Vj is mine and the person who posted this thread is my cousin. We are completely stumped and trying to process all this info the Question i have on the 1900 census you provided there is a Carmello Messina i have no clue who that is, is he he Luigi Sciabarrasi's Brother?
Krista, Look at the 1930 census for the La Guisa's which includes Marion and Margaret as well as their new husbands. Below them is a Joseph Messina...not sure if there is any relation to the Carmello Messina in the Baltimore census you are questioning, but just thought I'd add another layer of questions on top the ones we have now! lol. Look at my Ancestry.com for the La Guisa's I found all the census' that VJ found for us and linked them to their profiles. It wasn't easy, but it was easier than trying to find them without VJ's help!
Hey Melissa, I'm so glad we could find more clues for your research! Following is some information on Italian records Valarie ---
You can request vital records from the comune - try requesting only a couple of records at a time, for the period after 1865 - you may want to include a self-addressed envelope and copy of your picture ID
Subjects: Italy, Enna, Nicosia - Civil registration Title: Registri dello stato civile di Nicosia (Enna), 1821-1865 Notes: Microfilm dei registri originali nell'Archivio di Stato, Catania. Microfilm ad alta riduzione (42x). Si consiglia di adoperare una macchina ad alto ingrandimento. Births, marriages, banns, marriage documents, deaths, miscellaneous documents, foundling births. Annotazioni di morti e matrimoni sono state inserite a margine degli atti di nascita. L'anno è quello di nascita. Include indici parziali. Language: Italian ---
And, just in case you aren’t familiar with the Family History Center & Italian records