I'm aware, from reading other posts, that this is a common surname in southern Italy. I have the following information, but do not know what to do with it nor where to go from here.
My paternal grandfather was Francesco Coppola, born at Pomigliano D'Arco near Naples 6/9/1877. His father was Nicolo Coppola, his mother Domenica (no surname).
He married Antonetta Sodano (I do not know when or where), emigrated, and arrived NY 5/23/1911 on a Hamburg-America line vessel.
Antonetta's parents were Carmella Coppola (yes, my grandparents were cousins) and Ferdinando Sodano. I have no birth date for her.
I'm not really seeking information on my relatives here in the U.S., but rather about my ancestors in Italy.
mfjp and ricbru:
Thank you. I had no idea that my grandmother arrived in Boston, nor when. That's great information. And thank you for the address in pomigliano, and the letter form. I do not speak Italian - as is so often the case, it was lost in my generation. The website certainly will be most helpful.
Also wondering about Francesco's manifest as well...I ordered it from the Ellis Island foundation and paid alot of money for a photocopy of only the left side and couldn't read the writing as the ink was too light.
Do you know any other way I can acquire a copy of the manifest for Francesco Coppola, who arrived at New York 5/23/1911, on a Hamburg-America line vessel???
I have ordered several copies of manifests from the National Archives. Some are readable. Some are not. I believe they use the same microfilm that the Ellis Island website uses. They will send you the best copy available from the microfilm.
Also, of course, the Mormon LDS Family History Center nearest you can order the microfilm that contains this record. It will cost you $3.25 and they will keep it for you for 3 weeks. How good the copy you can get depends on the kind of printer available at the Family History Center nearest to you. These places are volunteer operations and vary greatly from city to city.
First Name: Francesco
Last Name: Coppola
Last Place of Residence: U.S.
Date of Arrival: May 23, 1911
Age at Arrival:Ã‚Â Ã‚Â 34Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Gender:Ã‚Â Ã‚Â MÃ‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Marital Status:Ã‚Â Ã‚Â MÃ‚Â Ã‚Â
Ship of Travel: Hamburg
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0006
Just wondering... you can't print this manifest from the Ellis web site? Both pages look like they are in pretty good shape...
If you paid good money for a copy that is too light... you should certainly ask for a reprint... why not!
Hi Debbie, thanks for the encouragement, but I believe that "galc" provided all the info - to make this an easy find. I do prefer "Morse's" site too. I have written to him a few times thanking him for his website, or have written when there was a problem with his site. He has also replied to every email I have written to him. Just an amazing person and and amazing team. Have a great day Debbie, and am always picking up immigration tips from you...