RE: (Francesco Di Gaetano) Help Finding My Great Grandfathers family

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RE: (Francesco Di Gaetano) Help Finding My Great Grandfathers family

Postby NSM » 22 Aug 2015, 04:25

Can someone please help guide me in finding my Great Grandfather, Francesco Di Gaetano?

Born 13 Oct 1879
Place Castagna, Italy
moved to US 1901 Phil, PA


I am a novice and would sincerley appreciate someone showing me the way..

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Re: RE: (Francesco Di Gaetano) Help Finding My Great Grandfathers family

Postby Italysearcher » 22 Aug 2015, 14:35

The civil records for Castagna are on line here:
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog ... %20Library
There are tips and translations on my website.
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Re: RE: (Francesco Di Gaetano) Help Finding My Great Grandfathers family

Postby erudita74 » 22 Aug 2015, 15:19

Castagna is a village in the town of Carlopoli in Catanzaro Province. To access the state archives from your home computer, you must do so through the following website and not the link given to you by Ann. Unfortunately, the online birth records for the town only go to 1861.

http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.i ... SearchScan

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Re: RE: (Francesco Di Gaetano) Help Finding My Great Grandfathers family

Postby suanj » 22 Aug 2015, 21:34

I believe that your ancestor was born in CASTEL CASTAGNA in Teramo province, Abruzzo region and not in Castagna hamlet of Carlopoli, Catanzaro province.
I am pretty sure that he was born in Castel Campagna...
Francesco made other trip on 1907, and joining at wife Laura in Phila, PA... just the second page of ship's manifest is on line but I believe that is your ancestor, and born in Castel Castagna
First Name : Francesco
Last Name : DiGaetano
Nationality : Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence : Castel Castagua, Tesanco
Date of Arrival : September 19th, 1907
Age at Arrival : 27y
Gender : Male
Marital Status : Married
Ship of Travel : PRINZESS IRENE
Port of Departure : Naples
Manifest Line Number : 0023

http://www.libertyellisfoundation.org/s ... SUYiOw==/1
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Postby suanj » 22 Aug 2015, 21:39

here the trip, back in Phila, with wife Laura and little daughter Silvia

First Name : Francesco
Last Name : Di Gaetano
Nationality : Italy, Italian
Last Place of Residence : Bastel, Santagno (Castel Castagna)
Date of Arrival : September 25th, 1905
Age at Arrival : 25y
Gender : Male
Marital Status : Married
Ship of Travel : Finland
Port of Departure : Antwerp
Manifest Line Number : 0021

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Re: RE: (Francesco Di Gaetano) Help Finding My Great Grandfathers family

Postby NSM » 23 Aug 2015, 04:54

Thank you all so very much.........while I hoped I would get some reply I didnt expect it....what a blessing your are

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Re: RE: (Francesco Di Gaetano) Help Finding My Great Grandfathers family

Postby Italysearcher » 23 Aug 2015, 09:43

Erudita,
the link I provided takes you to the antenati site.
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Re: RE: (Francesco Di Gaetano) Help Finding My Great Grandfathers family

Postby erudita74 » 23 Aug 2015, 13:30

Italysearcher wrote:Erudita,
the link I provided takes you to the antenati site.


Ann, I don't know the reason, but when I try to access the state archive records through family search.org, and select a town name and type of record, I get a message which says:

This image is viewable when using the site at a family history center.
To signed-in members of supporting organizations.

I therefore can only view the state archive records by going directly to the antenati website, which is why I provided the other link.

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Re: RE: (Francesco Di Gaetano) Help Finding My Great Grandfathers family

Postby Italysearcher » 24 Aug 2015, 10:46

This is true for some towns. Depends on the agreement Family search have with the Italian Archives.
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