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Re: Barbalaci

Postby Evana » 09 Jun 2005, 21:29

I am looking for any information regarding the Barbalaci Family. My mother's name was Margaret Dominica Barbalaci and my grandmother's surname was Muia. I believe there were 6 siblings: Michael, Anthony, Augie, Anna, Nora, and Margaret . Their parents were immigrants from Colabria (sp) entering Ellis Island around the late 1800's. They settled in Newark, New Jersey, USA.
I know my Grandmother died after giving birth to my Mother; circa 1908. Margaret married John Anthony Mastrangelo in April 1934. Both of my parents are deceased: John Anthony died in June 1970 and Margaret died in February 1991. I am aware of only one first cousin. Our first Grandson was born 2 weeks ago and this quest is very important to my sons and myself.
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Re: Re: Barbalaci

Postby VaDeb » 09 Jun 2005, 21:42

Hi Evana,
Genealogy research is best done in reverse. Start by collecting the death records, then marriage and birth. Each will give you a better picture and more clues.

You don't have your location listed, but you can go to the NJ state archives and look up records yourself. Births up to 1920 and deaths up to 1940.

http://www.state.nj.us/state/darm/links/archives.html

I belive you mean they were from Calabria. This is a region of Italy with many different towns or comunes. All records are in the town or origin so you must identify the comune.

YOu can search for their entry here at Ellis Island.
http://www.ellisisland.org/

Try and get some more specific information
Margaret Dominica Barbalaci Year born? Calabria, unknown town
What were her parents names?

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Re: Re: Barbalaci

Postby VaDeb » 09 Jun 2005, 21:56

I think the correct spelling of the surname is Barbalace. There are many is Ellis Island from Calabria with this spelling. Only one person with the spelling Barbalaci.

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Re: Barbalaci

Postby Evana » 09 Jun 2005, 22:31

Debbie,
Thank you so much! I did find original birth , marriage,and death certificates quickly. I could not locate specific towns or comunes as you mentioned but will check the sites you offered and here is more information:

maternal: Domenica M. Barbalaci ( Barbalacci ; marriage certificate)
Birth: October 25, 1908
Death: February 2, 1991
great maternal: Marianna Muia ( Marion Murra ; marriage certificate)
great paternal : Gueseppe Barbalaci

As you can see, there are different spellings to last names as these were taken from original documents that I thought were in our safety deposit box! Guess who's taking a ride to the bank:))

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Re: Re: Barbalaci

Postby VaDeb » 10 Jun 2005, 01:15

This is a census from 1930, NJ, Newark. Anthony Barbalace. Would this be the Anthony, who is a brother of Margaret? If so it gives us a year of immigration.

http://img91.echo.cx/img91/7937/barbalaci6gr.jpg

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Re: Re: Barbalaci

Postby VaDeb » 10 Jun 2005, 02:49

I think this is "your" family.
1910 NJ Essex Neward

http://img150.echo.cx/img150/7203/1910essexnj6rk.jpg

If so it provides alot of informaiton. Let me know if this is the correct census.

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Re: Re: Barbalaci

Postby VaDeb » 10 Jun 2005, 07:06

Hope this is the right person.
Giuseppe Barbalace arrived on May 19, 1893 at Ellis Island. The image ia another mislink. Thanks to Dr. Morse here is the image:

http://img235.echo.cx/img235/7564/5191893alesiab7zk.jpg

Having a big storm here in VA and my internet is on the fritz. Here is the passenger record:
http://ellisisland.org/search/passRecor ... 3703060621

Couldn't get the text manifest to load. It timed out.

The town he is from is listed as Cicala. Haven't found that yet. Hopefully Suanj or someone better with geography will be able to help with the correct town.

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Re: Re: Barbalaci

Postby VaDeb » 10 Jun 2005, 07:53

This is the manifest for Marianna Muia arriving 4-20-1899. Her destination is husband Giuseppe Barbalaci. Notice her son is on line below her. Michele, but a different last name, but destination is to father, the same as the mother. Possibly a child from a previous marriage?

http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManif ... 3300140121

Notice the numbers written in the occupation column. In 1941 he applied for something that caused them to check his manifest. Probably filed his first papers (Declaration of Intent) towards citizenship. You can write NARA to look for naturalization papers.

Or file a freedom of information request with the INS. They have a copy of all naturaliztions that occured after 1906.

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Re: Re: Barbalaci

Postby DonnaPellegrin » 10 Jun 2005, 08:00

A quick check on www.mapquest.com turned up two towns named Cicala in modern day Calabria.

One is in the province of Cosenza and one is in the province of Catanzaro.
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Re: Barbalaci

Postby Evana » 10 Jun 2005, 19:03

Hi All,
I was so wrapped up with the Ellis Island site that I never checked this Forum. I cannot believe how fast many of you found more information, while I was spending hours searching for Marianna Muia. Yes Antony Barbalaci was my Mother's brother but I have to reread the information you sent to me.
I will check in later and let you know if I found more on all the research you sent to me.
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Re: Re: Barbalaci

Postby suanj » 10 Jun 2005, 20:03

Cicala Common is only in Catanzaro province/Calabria region; the correct surname is Barbalaci, very rare currently in Calabria... regards, suanj
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Re: Barbalaci

Postby brujaojos » 11 Jun 2005, 00:15

Evana wrote:Hi All,
I was so wrapped up with the Ellis Island site that I never checked this Forum. I cannot believe how fast many of you found more information, while I was spending hours searching for Marianna Muia. Yes Antony Barbalaci was my Mother's brother but I have to reread the information you sent to me.
I will check in later and let you know if I found more on all the research you sent to me.
Thanks Again,
Evana


Dear Evana,

There is microfilm for the town of Cicala. However the film is limited to 1809-1861. You can order and rent the film for about $3.50 a roll depending on your location.

Here are the film numbers
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... =1&last=50

Here is the link to find the nearest FHC.
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... et_fhc.asp


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Re: Re: Barbalaci

Postby Evana » 12 Jun 2005, 01:57

suanj wrote:Cicala Common is only in Catanzaro province/Calabria region; the correct surname is Barbalaci, very rare currently in Calabria... regards, suanj


Many of you have helped and Suanj, this news is very interesting because I was hoping that I had some family still located in Italy. through all the links I have been given, by many genrous people, I will try to do some more research.

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Re: Re: Barbalaci

Postby Evana » 12 Jun 2005, 02:12

Dear Trish,
Your information was very helpful and I will check the sites you gave me. I am grateful for all the help many of you have given me, but my computer is from the " Dinosaur" age! I plan on going to my younger son's house on Sunday so he can help me get to these links quickly:) I will let you all know the progress I have made.

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Re: Re: Barbalaci

Postby Evana » 12 Jun 2005, 02:16

DonnaPellegrin wrote:A quick check on www.mapquest.com turned up two towns named Cicala in modern day Calabria.

One is in the province of Cosenza and one is in the province of Catanzaro.


Dear Donna,
Even more information! I'm familiar with Mapquest and will try to locate the provinces you mentioned and thank you:)))

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