I'm trying to put together my family tree and possibly pursue dual citizenship in Italy. I've been able to locate all documents in the US but have hit a brick wall when trying to locate any documents in Italy. The record I'm looking for is my Great Grandfathers birth certificate. So far I've found out the following about him
Name - Michael Starace DOB - 4/29/1888 Birth Place - Italy (I've found some documents saying Napoli, Gallipoli or Lecce) Fathers name - Frank or Francesco (depending on document) Starace Mothers name - Annunziata Carotenuto
Spouse's name - Rose Fusco
He immigrated to the US when he was 8 years old so that'd be around 1896 and lived in New York the remainder of his life.
I'm not sure which way to go from here, I'm trying to complete this search without having to involve an investigator but it's looking like that is my only option as I can't really afford to (though I wish I could) head to Italy and find the documents myself.
Can anyone here help with the search or possibly point me in the right direction?
PS. My grandparents have always said we were cousins to Achille Starace but as of now I can't prove that but I figured it may help with locating documents as we should be from the same area.
Hi, I believe that your ancestors coming from Napoli or Napoli area because Starace and Carotenuto are surnames of Napoli town and Napoli province... abt Michele Starace birth date: I found this census: 1900 United States Federal Census about Micke Staraci Name: Micke Staraci [Micke Starace] Age: 10 Birth Date: Jul 1889 Birthplace: Italy Home in 1900: Manhattan, New York, New York [New York] Race: White Gender: Male Immigration Year: 1896 Relation to Head of House: Son Marital Status: Single Father's Name: Frank Staraci Father's Birthplace: Italy Mother's Name: Annie Staraci Mother's Birthplace: Italy Occupation: View on Image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Frank Staraci 28 b. Jan 1872 IT married in 1886 Annie Staraci 25 b. Jun 1874 IT Micke Staraci 10 b. Jul 1889 IT Mary Staraci 8 b. Feb 1892 IT Patrick Staraci 7 b. Mar 1893 IT Rosie Staraci 2 b. Dec 1897 NY Clementina Staraci 1 b. Oct 1898 NY
Frank Starace, "New York, State Census, 1905" Name: Frank Starace Residence Place: Manhattan, New York, New York Age: 30 Birth Year (Estimated): 1875 Birthplace: Italy Relationship to Head of Household: Head Race: W Gender: Family Number: 340 Page: 10 Reference ID: 19 GS Film number: 1433116 Digital Folder Number: 4518331 Image Number: 00250 Household Gender Age Birthplace Head Frank Starace M 30y Italy Wife Armwyiata Starace F 28y Italy Son Michele Starace M 16y Italy Daughter Marie Starace F 14y Italy Son Patrick Starace M 11y Italy Daughter Rosina Starace F 8y United States Daughter Clara Starace F 6y United States Son Luigi Starace M 4y United States
Frank Starace, "United States Census, 1910" Name: Frank Starace Event Place: Manhattan Ward 12, New York, New York Gender: Male Marital Status: Married Race: White Relationship to Head of Household: Self Immigration Year: 1895 Birthplace: Italy Father's Birthplace: Italy Mother's Birthplace: Italy Household ID: 69 Page: 4 Household Gender Age Birthplace SELF Frank Starace M 44y Italy WIFE Nunciata Starace F 40y Italy SON Michael Starace M 23y Italy DAU Mary Starace F 19y Italy SON Patrick Starace M 17y Italy DAU Rose Starace F 13y New York DAU Clara Starace F 11y New York SON Louis Starace M 9y New York
but by: U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Michael Charles Starace Name: Michael Charles Starace City: Manhattan County: New York State: New York Birth Date: 30 Apr 1886 Race: White Draft Board: 165 next of kin: Frank Starace..
Also I found a Achille Starace: New York, Naturalization Records, 1897-1944 about Achille Starace Name: Achille Starace Birth Date: 5 Nov 1854 Birth Place: Italy Arrival Year: 1870 Naturalization Record Type: Petition for Naturalization born in Napoli.. the problem is : it is the birthplace Napoli or some commune in Napoli province? more: Selected U.S. Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1790-1974 about Francisco Starace Name: Francisco Starace State: New York Court Type: District Court Court Location: Southern District, New York Naturalization Record Type: Petition for Naturalization
born on 19 jan 1866; no birthplace just Italy; in NY from 10 Feb 1895 it could be interesting to find the ship's manifest.. you have it? suanj