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Trying to find where great grandfather was born.

Postby premier kickball » 24 Oct 2012, 00:10

I know his name was Stefano or Stephano Salvo and from his ship manifest his last residence was Messina, Messina, Sicily but when I wrote to them they said they could not find any record of him. His date of birth is Jan 27, 1885 which I got from his marriage record from NYC.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Any other info you might need please just ask.
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Re: Trying to find where great grandfather was born.

Postby rancelli » 24 Oct 2012, 05:46

Is this your guy Stefano Salvo? It looks like his last residence was "CASTANEA" Messina. Maybe you emailed the town of Messina? I believe Messina is a town and commune. There is a Castanea delle Furie, Messina.
http://postimage.org/image/xld5f4zfz/full/

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castanea_delle_Furie
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Re: Trying to find where great grandfather was born.

Postby rancelli » 24 Oct 2012, 05:51

Castanea delle Furie Civil Records

https://www.familysearch.org/search/cat ... m%2F410178

Here is another Castanea, Tortorici. Hopefully it's the top one, because these records only go up to 1865.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/cat ... m%2F577075
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Re: Trying to find where great grandfather was born.

Postby rancelli » 24 Oct 2012, 07:04

Never mind, I found the manifest you were looking at. It does say Messina. Maybe they didn't look good enough?
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Re: Trying to find where great grandfather was born.

Postby premier kickball » 24 Oct 2012, 23:54

Yeah it seems like they either searched the wrong dates or just really didn't look. Should I rewrote to them again and have them search 4 years before and 4 years after? Or should I try and email them?

Has anyone got a response from emailing them before?
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Re: Trying to find where great grandfather was born.

Postby Italysearcher » 25 Oct 2012, 15:55

There was a major earthquake and tidal wave in Messina in 1908 the records appear to have been reconstructed and can be found on line at
https://www.familysearch.org/search/sea ... tId=549157

Registri dello stato civile di Messina (Messina), 1820-1910
author: Messina (Messina). Ufficio dello stato civile
availability: Online
Italy, Messina, Messina, civil registration (Tribunale) = Italia, Messina, Messina. Stato civile, 1896-1939
author: Messina (Messina). Ufficio dello stato civile
availability: Online
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Re: Trying to find where great grandfather was born.

Postby premier kickball » 25 Oct 2012, 19:10

It seems like the birth records are only on microfilm. Has anybody ever ordered the microfilm?

Is it easy to use and where would you find a microfilm viewer?
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Re: Trying to find where great grandfather was born.

Postby Italysearcher » 25 Oct 2012, 20:01

Look at their site again. Find your closest centre. You have to view the films there, they won't send them to your house.
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