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Paino surname

Postby Beate » 20 Aug 2005, 10:46

Hello...
I am very new at this...started about a year ago but had to put it aside. Now I've really got the search bug and I'm in it for the long haul.

I am searching for info about my grandfather's family. He was James (Giuseppe) Paino b. +-1889 in Malfa. I think I have found his Ellis Island arrival on the ship's manifest and am now tracing him into New York (Brooklyn), etc. That seems to be the easy part!

What I would really love to know is some of the background of where he was born, what Malfa looks like (I am told it's lovely), and perhaps find some family there. Malfa is so very small, though, and it seems to be impossible, at least for a beginner, to find out anything. I think I might need some help. Is there anyone who might be able to steer me in the right direction? I certainly would appreciate any help. Thank you.

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Postby suanj » 20 Aug 2005, 11:11

Malfa is an village of SALINA's Isle of EOLIE ISLES near Sicily( especially near Messina) ; in Salina's Isle are only 3 Commons: Santa Marina, Malfa and Leni;
for all certificates and for know more about your ancestors, you can write to :

Ufficio Anagrafe
Piazza Municipio, 1
98050 Malfa (ME)
Italy

In Malfa are currently this Painos
http://www.paginebianche.it/execute.cgi ... c=&x=0&y=0
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Re: Paino surname

Postby brujaojos » 21 Aug 2005, 02:26

Beate wrote:Hello...
I am very new at this...started about a year ago but had to put it aside. Now I've really got the search bug and I'm in it for the long haul.

I am searching for info about my grandfather's family. He was James (Giuseppe) Paino b. +-1889 in Malfa. I think I have found his Ellis Island arrival on the ship's manifest and am now tracing him into New York (Brooklyn), etc. That seems to be the easy part!

What I would really love to know is some of the background of where he was born, what Malfa looks like (I am told it's lovely), and perhaps find some family there. Malfa is so very small, though, and it seems to be impossible, at least for a beginner, to find out anything. I think I might need some help. Is there anyone who might be able to steer me in the right direction? I certainly would appreciate any help. Thank you.


Hi There,

As Suanj stated, you can write to the town directly. Suanj provided the address, but here is a link which will help you translate your letter into Italian.

http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... civile.asp


Also, the Family History Center has microfilm for the town of Malfa but it's limited. Its from 1847-1910. You can order and rent the microfilm at your nearest Family History Center for about $3.50 a roll depending on your location.

Here is the link for the film numbers.

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... =1&last=50


Here's the link to find your nearest Family History Center.

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... et_fhc.asp


In those films if you decided to order them, you will find the Birth Act of Giuseppe, any siblings he had, the names of his parents, and you might be able to find the Marriage Act of his parents. The list goes on. Anything prior to 1847, you will have to write to the town itself.

Also, please give us some information on your James. Where did he settle in the USA? Who was is wife? Give us the name of some of his children? Maybe we can find some cenus records for you.

I hope this is of some help to you.
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Re: Paino surname

Postby Dizzy » 12 Apr 2006, 04:27

Hello,
I also have ancestors Paino from Malfa. I don't know too much yet, but my gr grandmother was Annunziata Paino. I know she had a sister Catterina, who married a Costantino...here in the Boston area. They also apparently had a sister Maria who married a Bongiorno and emigrated from Malfa to Buenes Aires, Argentina. Their parents were Onofrio Paino and Annunziata DiLorenzo. My gr grandmother married Angelo Russo and they settled in Wakefield, Massachusetts. There may have been a brother Onofrio, too. I am still trying to prove or disprove that. He is not mentioned in my gr grandmother's obituary, but I found him on a ship list arriving in Boston and giving my gr grandfather Angelo Russo of Wakefield as the person he was going to here.
These folks were born in the same time frame as your Guiseppe. Do you know who his parents were? We are most likely somehow related. I haven't had time yet to check out the LDS films for Malfa...it is still on my "to do" list.
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Re: Paino surname

Postby Dizzy » 12 Apr 2006, 04:30

By the way...the mysterious possible Onofrio Paino I believe also ended up in Brooklyn. I had once been in contact with a person Angelo Paino who had ancestors from there, too.
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Postby FMacLeran » 04 Sep 2006, 22:46

My grandfather is Angelo Paino. He came to Brooklyn at the turn of the century. My father, Bart Paino, was born in 1919. My guess is that my grandfather was born in the 1890's. He later moved to Dobbs Ferry, NY and married Grace Stagliano. All I know is that my fathers family came from Sicily. I was never given a specific town.

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Postby brujaojos » 04 Sep 2006, 23:14

FMacLeran wrote:My grandfather is Angelo Paino. He came to Brooklyn at the turn of the century. My father, Bart Paino, was born in 1919. My guess is that my grandfather was born in the 1890's. He later moved to Dobbs Ferry, NY and married Grace Stagliano. All I know is that my fathers family came from Sicily. I was never given a specific town.


Hi There,

This is the 1920 census for Angelo and Grace. Per this census, it looks like Angelo came to the USA around 1906 and was Naturalized by 1916. Grace came to the USA around 1910.

Name: Angelo Piano
Home in 1920: Dobbs Ferry, Westchester, New York
Age: 33 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1887
BirthPlace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouses's Name: Grace
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of immigration: 1904
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 129
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Dobbs Ferry, Westchester, New York; Roll: T625_1276; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 38; Image: 129.

1920 Household Members: Name Age
Angelo Piano 33
Grace Piano 22
Bartholomew Piano 5/12


Here is Angelo in the WWI Draft Cards, per this card he is living with his parents and is from the town of Lipari, Messina, Sicily, Italy

Name: Angelo Paino
City: Not Stated
County: Westchester
State: New York
BirthPlace: Italy
Birth Date: Feb 15 1887
Roll: 1819127
DraftBoard: 2


The Family History Center does have microfilm for the town of Lipari. The film costs about $5.75 depending on your location. On the film you will find copies of the birth, marriage, and death acts of your ancestors.

Here's the link for the film numbers.
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... 1&last=100

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

However, it would help if you could get his naturalization records to prove where in Italy he is from.

I hope this helps,
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Re: Paino surname

Postby FMacLeran » 04 Sep 2006, 23:26

Thank you, Trish, for all the information. It is very helpful.
Fran


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