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In search of birth record for Antonio Messina - Palermo, Sic

Postby nj1pyt » 22 Nov 2013, 00:42

Hello all,

I am in search of a birth record for my great great grandfather. My grandfather believes he (my GGGF) is from Palermo, but we are not sure if he is from the Province or the commune. My great uncle says he believes our family is from "Portacello", but I have not been able to find any information.

Here's some info. that may be helpful:

Antonio Messina
DOB: August 3, 1868
Believed to have immigrated around 1889/90.
Parents: Joseph (Giuseppe) Messina & Maria Busalacchi


Thanks so much for any assistance you can provide!

Natasha

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Re: In search of birth record for Antonio Messina - Palermo,

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Nov 2013, 04:12

nj1pyt wrote:Hello all,

I am in search of a birth record for my great great grandfather. My grandfather believes he (my GGGF) is from Palermo, but we are not sure if he is from the Province or the commune. My great uncle says he believes our family is from "Portacello", but I have not been able to find any information.

Here's some info. that may be helpful:

Antonio Messina
DOB: August 3, 1868
Believed to have immigrated around 1889/90.
Parents: Joseph (Giuseppe) Messina & Maria Busalacchi


Thanks so much for any assistance you can provide!

Natasha


Hello Natasha! :-)

Where in US did Antonio settle? Wife's name? Children?
Any other details you can provide will be helpful...

COULD this be your GGGFs arrival? New Orleans 1889


New Orleans, Passenger Lists, 1813-1945 about Antonio Messina
Name: Antonio Messina
Arrival Date: 13 Oct 1889
Port of Arrival: New Orleans, Louisiana
Age: 20
Birth Date: abt 1869
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Palermo, Italy
Ship Name: Trinacria

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Re: In search of birth record for Antonio Messina - Palermo,

Postby nuccia » 22 Nov 2013, 07:55

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Re: In search of birth record for Antonio Messina - Palermo,

Postby dominique426 » 22 Nov 2013, 11:21

I didn't find any matches for the spelling you listed, but here's a possible marriage for the parents? I thought it might be of interest to you. I will look around some more for you... Ancestry has a lot of Palermo records.

Name: Giuseppe Messina
Spouse: Maria Catanzaro
Marriage Date: 3 feb 1838
Marriage Place: Sant Agata, Palermo
Father Name: Antonino Messina
Mother Name: Vincenza Arena
Volume: 175
Number: 36
FAMILY SURNAMES: Sessa, Apuzzo, Merenda, Fisicaro, Bloise, Esposito, Costanzo, Ferrigno, Letiziano, Tomasetta, Covollo, Lerardi, Ferrigno, Barbella, Capparelli

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Re: In search of birth record for Antonio Messina - Palermo,

Postby adelfio » 22 Nov 2013, 14:56

Where did your Antonio Messina settle in the US?
What was his wifes name?
With this info could find where he came from

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Re: In search of birth record for Antonio Messina - Palermo,

Postby suanj » 22 Nov 2013, 16:24

Hi I am pretty sure that your Antonio Messina was born in Porticello hamlet of Santa Flavia (Palermo province, Sicily, IT)

California, Death Index, 1940-1997 about Antonio Messina
Name: Antonio Messina

Gender: Male
Birth Date: 3 Aug 1868
Birth Place: Other Country
Death Date: 29 Jun 1943
Death Place: San Francisco
Mother's Maiden Name: Busalacchi
Father's Surname: Messina
but maybe the birth year could be 1865/6

California, Death Index, 1940-1997 about Maria Messina
Name: Maria Messina
[Maria Balestreri]
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 18 Aug 1880
Birth Place: Other Country
Death Date: 28 May 1948
Death Place: San Francisco
Mother's Maiden Name: Salvo
Father's Surname: Balestreri




1920 United States Federal Census about Antonio Missina
Name: Antonio Missina
Age: 54
Birth Year: abt 1866
Birthplace: Italy

Home in 1920: San Francisco Assembly District 33, San Francisco, California
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1880
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Maria Missina
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Home Owned: Rent
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Antonio Missina 54
Maria Missina 39 imm. 1898
Joseph Missina 19
Salvatore Missina 18
Pedro Missina 16
Maria Missina 15
Vincenzo Missina 11
Luciano Missina 6
Frank Missina 3

children all born in California, USA

1930 United States Federal Census about Anthony Messina
Name: Anthony Messina
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1866
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Home in 1930: San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Map of Home: View map

Marital Status: Married
Immigration Year: 1890
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Maria Messina
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Occupation:

Education:

Military Service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace:
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Neighbors: View others on page

Household Members: Name Age
Anthony Messina
64
Maria Messina
48
Peter Messina
26
Mary Messina
24
Lucian Messina
16
Frank Messina
14


also I am pretty that also Maria Balistrieri was born in Santa Flavia... they married in USA... surely...
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Re: In search of birth record for Antonio Messina - Palermo,

Postby nj1pyt » 23 Nov 2013, 13:14

Thank you all so so much for your help!!

@suanj, I think you are spot on!! I will start there...

This site has been SO helpful! Thank you all again!

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Re: In search of birth record for Antonio Messina - Palermo,

Postby suanj » 23 Nov 2013, 15:29

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