I thought I found so much... but after joining this site I see I need to go on... but what do I do next?
I have traced my Abbamonte family back 7 generations... have most birth,marriage and death dates but no documents.
My family is from Salvitelle.
I only speak english ( but trying to learn italian words)
should I try to secure documents?
should I take a course or read a book on what to do next?
eventually I would like to put my family information in order for the family and my children.
Any help or advice is surely appreciated!
Thank you Debbie for the quick response. I believe I was misleading. 7 generations means from My grandson on down.
Her are the names I have from Salvitelle:
My great grandfather was Silvio Abbamonte ( I believe he had a brother named Salvatore. the confusion comes in because I think silvios middle name was Salvatore. He was born in 1877.or 1875. came to NY. 1903 . Died in Queens NY. 1948 buried in Calvery.
I have a great great grandmother named Giovanna ( I think her maiden name was LaPera. she was buried in Calvery, (NY) in 1933 I think she was married to Davido Abbamonte in Aug.1877.
Their parents were Guiseppe Davido and Felicia Christine Abbamonte (that was her maiden name too, I believe.)
I think Silvio and Salvatore were brothers. I have much more information on Salvatore who should be my great uncle.
Also I am told silvio had brothers born in Salvitelle. Carmine and Orestes.
thank you so much . Maybe you can clarify some of this for me. I think I might be confusing two families.
YOu have alot of information, now you need to document and confirm it. Start with your parents. If you haven't already, get their death certificates and obituaries. Then their marriage record and birth records. EAch certificate will give you more information from the previous generation.
Also look for the family in US census records. Available from 1930 on back. Once you have an ancestor born in Italy and know some details you are ready to start on Italian records.