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What should be my next steps?

Postby frankdamore » 30 Jul 2013, 01:08

Hi everyone,

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.

Thank you, -Frank
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Re: What should be my next steps?

Postby Biff83 » 30 Jul 2013, 02:43

Possible 1910 Buffalo NY census for Giuseppe/Joseph DeLuca, line 12. Note possible relation Angelo DeLuca on line 11.

http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/583/8vsa.jpg

Joseph DeLuca WWI Draft Reg Card, birthdate off by 1 day.
Birthplace: San Piero Patti, province of Messina

http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/3816/fem1.jpg

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Re: What should be my next steps?

Postby frankdamore » 30 Jul 2013, 03:19

Thanks Biff.

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 again as your help is much appreciated.
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Re: What should be my next steps?

Postby frankdamore » 30 Jul 2013, 03:24

http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/14/0msa.jpg - Line 29

I cannot read the writing towards the right, but it looks like "Angelo." If yes, this could link more together.

Any idea?
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Re: What should be my next steps?

Postby Biff83 » 30 Jul 2013, 03:38

It's Angelo but it looks like uncle Angelo, not brother Angelo.

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Re: What should be my next steps?

Postby Tessa78 » 30 Jul 2013, 03:43

frankdamore wrote:http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/14/0msa.jpg - Line 29

I cannot read the writing towards the right, but it looks like "Angelo." If yes, this could link more together.

Any idea?


Destination: uncle de Luca Angelo [Angelo De Luca] - can't read the street - the number is 200, and the town is Catskill, NY

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Re: What should be my next steps?

Postby Biff83 » 30 Jul 2013, 04:02

1906 ship manifest for an Angelo DeLuca from San Piero Patti, headed to Altoona PA to join brother Giuseppe.

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0021

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Re: What should be my next steps?

Postby erudita74 » 30 Jul 2013, 04:07

Not sure this link will work, but there is an Anthony Damore on this 1910 census for Cortland NY-right age, married 1 year, immigration date about right

http://www.heritagequestonline.com/dvim ... df&saveAs=

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Re: What should be my next steps?

Postby frankdamore » 30 Jul 2013, 04:19

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.

Thanks again everyone! Good results!
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Re: What should be my next steps?

Postby adelfio » 30 Jul 2013, 04:27

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
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Re: What should be my next steps?

Postby frankdamore » 30 Jul 2013, 04:39

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?

Thanks so much. What an accomplishment!
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Re: What should be my next steps?

Postby adelfio » 30 Jul 2013, 05:10

Yes familysearch.org has the records you seek

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Re: What should be my next steps?

Postby Biff83 » 30 Jul 2013, 15:56

1912 manifest for Giuseppe DeLuca
born about 1889 in San Piero Patti
nearest relative in Italy, father Pietro
destination, Buffalo to join brother Angelo

Although the manifest indicates he was not in US previously, this might be a second trip.

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http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0024

Page 2
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0024

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Re: What should be my next steps?

Postby adelfio » 30 Jul 2013, 16:11

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
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Re: What should be my next steps?

Postby Biff83 » 30 Jul 2013, 16:17

Frank,

Have you seen this 1906 manifest for Antonio D'Amore?
Age is off by two years but last residence is Pennapiedimonte, province Chieti, region Abruzzo.
Headed to Erie PA

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0022

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