I've been doing research for quite some time and I think I'm at the point now where I just haven't been able to find more information. There are so many gaps that I am trying to close and it seems like I have been looking at "same name" family trees on Ancestry.com hoping to find a match. I haven't been to successful.
Ancestry.com has a bunch of Palermo birth records, however I have not been able to locate any of my Grandma's family (Surnames: Belfiore, Russo, Cordova) using the search. I didn't even come across similar dates.
If anyone has any suggestions, it would be great.
My primary focus has been trying to learn more about my last name, D'Amore. My great greatfather, Antonio/Anthony was born 5-23-1882 in Italy (Abruzzi) and past in 1925 (Buffalo, NY). He married Agnes E Petrino. I am uncertain if he had brothers or sisters, but his death certificate states his father's name was Francesco. According to 1915 census, he lived in the states for 9 years making his immigration between 1905-1907, which I cannot find. I haven't had luck finding the 1910 census either.
My secondary focus has been on my mother's side, DeLuca (Joseph/Guiseppe_. My great grandfather was born 10-12-1888 in Sicily and past in 1976 in Buffalo, NY. He immigrated in 1906-1907, but I cannot locate the exact date. No luck with the 1910 census either. My mother believes he could have lived in New York City when he first immigrated, later moving to Buffalo. I am uncertain of brothers/sisters unfortunately as well. He was married to Anna Mundt.
Any help would be much appreciated. If there is anything I can do using Ancestry.com, please let me know to assist you as well. Everyone here has always been great and I'd like to help too if I can.
Yes, I had the WWI document, but thank you for clarifying the birthplace. I wasn't able to make that out and just had Sicily.
I wish there was a way to truly know if that 1910 census is my g-gpa. I would assume it is since it's Buffalo, the age matches, and the year of immigration is similar to what I have (1 year difference). My mother believes Joseph had a brother, but isn't certain of his name.
Thanks Biff and T. I'll scratch that pic I posted as it doesn't seem relevant.
The manifest for Angelo would coincide with the 1910 census (dates and age would be correct), so there is a strong possibility. If only I could 100% confirm his sibling (or parents). This helps though because the immigration for Joseph lines up with these records.
Erudita, thanks. I came across this record and though similar. It very well could be. He married Petrino, so could Petrecca be similar? It's hard to say, but that married for 1-year would be correct as well based upon some documents I have from St. Anthony church in Buffalo.
Heres the birth record for the Giuseppe DeLuca from San Piero Patti from the draft reg. INDEX #173 1888 Oct 12th in the town of San Piero Patti birth of Giuseppe DeLuca son of Pietro DeLuca age 30 shoemaker and Providenza Martino PG LINK https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... :123536821
Marty, that is an excellent find. It makes me wish I could real Italian. My grandmother would be so disappointed.
Are there any other dates or info to extra from that record? I wonder if there is a way to see if Angelo was his brother then?
Does Familysearch.org seem to be the "best" place to find info such as birth records as such? Marty, one last question...how did you find that? I tried searching to see if I could locate the record and no luck. Any tips on what you keyed in?
Marriage of Pietro DeLuca and Providenza Martino parents of Giuseppe DeLuca INDEX#16 1884 April 25th in the town of San Piero Patti marriage of Pietro DeLuca age 24 shoemaker born and living in San Piero Patti son of Giuseppe DeLuca and deceased Carmela Adamo married Providenza Martino age 27 spinner born and living in San Piero Patti daughter of Angelo Martino and Concetta Iuculano PG LINK https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... n212198446