Hello Everyone, I'm new here, just trying to find some information on my great-grandfather, Vittorio Borella and his family. I have his birth certificate which states he was born July 1, 1901 in Bore, Parma Italy, his parents were Gaetano and Giovanna (Felloni) Borella. I'm not sure when he came to America or through which port (Ellis Island or Boston). At some point he changed his name to Victor Borelli. I also have his "Certificate of Naturalization" issued in Boston on May 28,1945, issued to "Victor Borella", but on his picture someone changed the last name to "Borelli". He was in Bridgewater,Massachusetts for a time then moved to Woburn,Massachusetts were he lived until he died in 1984. If anyone has any information or can point me in the right direction, I would be very greatful. Thank you.
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Thank you Michael31 for the information. I wish I had more information from my family, however, they don't have any more to go on than I do. I'm having a hard time just finding census records other than the 1940 one from Woburn Mass. I know they lived in the Bridgewater Mass area before 1940, but have hit a wall there. I guess I'll keep digging anyway! Thanks!
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XQ56-VG3 Louis Borella, "United States Census, 1930" Name: Louis Borella Titles and Terms: Event Type: Census Event Year: 1930 Event Place: Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States District: 0010 Gender: Male Age: 61 Marital Status: Married Race: White Race (Original): White Relationship to Head of Household: Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Birth Year (Estimated): 1869 Birthplace: Italy Immigration Year: 1892 Father's Birthplace: Italy Mother's Birthplace: Italy Sheet Number and Letter: 6A Household ID: Line Number: 5 Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Affiliate Publication Number: T626 Affiliate Film Number: 938 GS Film number: 2340673 Digital Folder Number: 004607674 Image Number: 00708
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XQP1-1KX Gaetano Borelli in household of Victor Borelli, "United States Census, 1930" Name: Gaetano Borelli Titles and Terms: Event Type: Census Event Year: 1930 Event Place: Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States District: 0552 Gender: Male Age: 9 Marital Status: Single Race: White Race (Original): White Relationship to Head of Household: Son Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son Birth Year (Estimated): 1921 Birthplace: Massachusetts Immigration Year: Father's Birthplace: Massachusetts Mother's Birthplace: Massachusetts Sheet Number and Letter: 16A Household ID: 345 Line Number: 17 Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Affiliate Publication Number: T626 Affiliate Film Number: 931 GS Film number: 2340666 Digital Folder Number: 004607667 Image Number: 01066 Household Gender Age Birthplace Head Victor Borelli M 27 Massachusetts Wife Theresa Borelli F 28 Massachusetts Son Louis Borelli M 11 Massachusetts Son Gaetano Borelli M 9 Massachusetts Daughter Josephine Borelli F 7 Massachusetts Son Victor J Borelli M 6 Massachusetts Daughter Marion E Borelli F 4 Massachusetts Sources
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"United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XQP1-1KX : accessed 25 Nov 2013), Gaetano Borelli in household of Victor Borelli, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0552, sheet , family 345, NARA microfilm publication .
Hi, not sure if you had any more luck on your research. I am searching for similar info. We have a family member named Secondinha Borella. Her parents are listed as goetano Borella and Joanna Felloni (which I believe is the same as Giovanna). Please let me know if you have any further info along these lines. Thanks!