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Looking for Francesco De Vita ancestry

Postby angwha » 03 May 2014, 06:13

I am looking for Francesco Di/De Vita/Vida/Viti. He was an Italian POW at Mount Rainier Ordinance Center Ft Lewis in Washington State, USA. He went back to Sicily between 1944-1946. He may have been a Sargent Major and his family owned a winery. He may have been about 32 years of age in 1944. DNA tests show Abrizzo, Italy or Ennes, Sicily ancestry.
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Re: Looking for Francesco De Vita ancestry

Postby angwha » 03 May 2014, 09:23

Is it possible to get a lookup for Francesco De Vita in Agrigento, Sicily, Italy, Civil Registration Records, 1844-1911? Thank you.
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Re: Looking for Francesco De Vita ancestry

Postby angwha » 10 Feb 2015, 23:28

Update on my grandfather, Francesco De Vita. He was a Captain in the Italian Special Units and a POW at the Mount Rainer Ordinance Depot, a fiction writer and a referential collaborator, and he owned a winery in Sicily. He was most likely from Ennes, Sicily. His birth year may be between 1904-1924. That would put him about 20-40 years of age when he was POW during WWII. He did return to Sicily and was last heard from after 1965. I am looking for conscription records into the Italian army. Also, I am wondering if the Sicilian authors would have put personal information and pictures on their books. Any help is appreciated. I still need a lookup in the Civil Registration Records.
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Re: Looking for Francesco De Vita ancestry

Postby angwha » 11 Feb 2015, 00:13

Correction: He was a Corporal, not a Captain.
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Re: Looking for Francesco De Vita ancestry

Postby adelfio » 11 Feb 2015, 00:48

Is he from Enna Sicily?
You need the right year of birth and the correct birth town to get his Italian military record

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Re: Looking for Francesco De Vita ancestry

Postby adelfio » 11 Feb 2015, 00:58

Could this be your
Name:Francesco De Vita
Arrival Date:7 Dec 1934
Port of Arrival:Blaine, Washington, USA
Residence Place:Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Residence Country:Canada
Age:39
Birth Date:abt 1895
Birth Place:Bagnoli del Trigno Campobasso Italy
Birth Country:Italy
Gender:Male
Race/Nationality:So Italian (Italian)
Record Type:Cards

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Re: Looking for Francesco De Vita ancestry

Postby angwha » 22 Feb 2015, 07:11

Thank you for the posts. We have narrowed it down to 6 possibilities. I don't know if Francesco ever came back. Immigration quotas were strict for Italians back then. He may have been from Vita, Sicily. My grandmother was 29, and my uncle thinks Frank was about 35, but is uncertain.

From NARA his POW# was 9WI-342, Rank: Corporal; Service Code: Field Artillary; Service Command: 900076; Org: 6 (Possibly Louisianna); Station:9784


We have in Marsala (TP)
FRANCESCO DE VITA BORN ON July 24, 1905;
FRANCESCO DE VITA BORN ON June 21, 1913
FRANCESCO DE VITA BORN ON July 4, 1914
FRANCESCO DE VITA BORN ON September 17, 1914

WE HAVE IN Trapani (City)
FRANCESCO DE VITA BORN ON January 5, 1913
FRANCESCO DE VITA BORN ON October 12, 1908
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