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Ciao - Spirio Family Research

Postby John Allegro » 17 Sep 2016, 18:22

I am planning a trip to Sicily and wanted to find any relatives of my maternal grandmother Alfonsa Spirio who was from Agrigento. Where would be the best place to start ?

Grazia

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Re: Ciao - Spirio Family Research

Postby adelfio » 19 Sep 2016, 16:47

Welcome to IG website start with these civil records
Birth record of Alfonsa Spirio
INDEX#49
1888 Jan 16th in the town of Agrigento in a house on via Rabato birth of Alfonsa Spirio daughter of Emanuele Spirio age 43 barber and his wife Rosa Veneziano age 30

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Marriage of Emanuele Spirio and Rosa Veneziano
INDEX#95
1874 Oct 9th in the town of Agrigento marriage of Emanuele Spirio age 29 barber born and resides in Agrigento son of Giuseppe and deceased Concetta Pisciotto married Rosa Veneziano age 16 born and resides in Agrigento daughter of deceased Salvatore and Dorotea Lo Carpino????

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Re: Ciao - Spirio Family Research

Postby Italysearcher » 19 Sep 2016, 17:24

There is an article on my website on planning a trip to the town of origin that you might find useful.
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ANNOYING THE SAINTS - Stories of my Life in Italy. http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-b ... ly/7731505

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Re: Ciao - Spirio Family Research

Postby John Allegro » 21 Sep 2016, 02:30

Thank you very much for the info and the link

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Re: Ciao - Spirio Family Research

Postby John Allegro » 21 Sep 2016, 02:43

I just remembered that Veneziano was my mothers cousins last name, that is definitely my family.

You wouldn't happen to be able to find info on my grandfather Antonio Allegro, he had a brother named Dominic. We're not sure if he was from Sicilia or Napoli.

We are planning to get a retirement visa for Italy and this info is priceless.

Mille grazie

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Re: Ciao - Spirio Family Research

Postby adelfio » 21 Sep 2016, 05:03

John Allegro wrote:I just remembered that Veneziano was my mothers cousins last name, that is definitely my family.

You wouldn't happen to be able to find info on my grandfather Antonio Allegro, he had a brother named Dominic. We're not sure if he was from Sicilia or Napoli.

We are planning to get a retirement visa for Italy and this info is priceless.

Mille grazie


Where di he settle in the US?
What was Antonio Allegro wifes name?
Birth year?

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Re: Ciao - Spirio Family Research

Postby John Allegro » 21 Sep 2016, 05:30

Hi Marty,

Antonio Allegro settled in the iron bound section of Newark NJ and also owned a house in Gillette NJ
Alfonsa Spirio was his wife.
Unfortunately I don't know his birth date.
But the story goes that they met on the boat from Italy or at Ellis Island.

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Re: Ciao - Spirio Family Research

Postby adelfio » 21 Sep 2016, 16:52

I think these possible the same family

Alphonsine Allegra
United States Census, 1930
Name Alphonsine Allegra
Event Type Census
Event Date 1930
Event Place Newark (Districts 1-250), Essex, New Jersey, United States
Gender Female
Age 39
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Wife
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Wife
Birth Year (Estimated) 1891
Birthplace Italy
Immigration Year 1914
Father's Birthplace Italy
Mother's Birthplace Italy
Sheet Letter A
Sheet Number 4
Anthony Allegra Head M 44 Italy
Alphonsine Allegra Wife F 39 Italy
Joseph P Allegra Son M 2 New Jersey

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1940 Census

Name:
Antonio Allegra

Respondent:
Yes

Age:
54

Estimated birth year:
abt 1886

Gender:
Male

Race:
White

Birthplace:
Italy

Marital Status:
Married

Relation to Head of House:
Head

Home in 1940:
Newark, Essex, New Jersey

Map of Home in 1940:
View Map


Street:
15th Avenue

House Number:
631

Farm:
No

Inferred Residence in 1935:
Newark, Essex, New Jersey

Residence in 1935:
Same House

Citizenship:
Naturalized

Sheet Number:
8A

Number of Household in Order of Visitation:
145

Occupation:
Tavern Keeper

House Owned or Rented:
Owned

Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented:
1500

Attended School or College:
No

Highest Grade Completed:
None

Hours Worked Week Prior to Census:
90

Class of Worker:
Working on own account

Weeks Worked in 1939:
52

Antonio Allegra 54
Frances Allegra 52
Joseph Allegra 12
Vivina Allegra 9

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Re: Ciao - Spirio Family Research

Postby John Allegro » 22 Sep 2016, 04:15

Marty,

Mille grazie
That's them. Joeseph is my uncle, Vivian is my mother.

Do you know of a website that shows when someone became naturalized?
I was wondering if citizenship was passed down to my mother or not.

Once again, thanks for the great info

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Re: Ciao - Spirio Family Research

Postby adelfio » 22 Sep 2016, 15:50

Antonio Allegra in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
Name:Antonio Allegra

Gender:Male

Race:White

Birth Date:4 May 1886

Birth Place:Messina, Italy

Father:Joseph Allegra

Mother:Venera Mashell

Type of Claim:Original SSN.

United States World War I Draft Registration Card
Name Antonio Allegra
Event Type Draft Registration
Event Date 1917-1918
Event Place New York City no 18, New York, United States
Gender Male
Nationality United States
Birth Date 04 May 1886
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United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
Name Antonio Allegra
Event Type Draft Registration
Event Date 1942
Event Place Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States
Residence Place Newark, Essex, New Jersey
Gender Male
Employer Antonio/Allegra
Birth Date 04 May 1886

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Re: Ciao - Spirio Family Research

Postby John Allegro » 23 Sep 2016, 23:54

That's interesting
Thank you

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Re: Ciao - Spirio Family Research

Postby suanj » Today, 17:14

I believe your Antonino ALLEGRA was born in Casalvecchio Siculo ( Messina province).. here the ship's manifest:

Antonino Allegra
New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island)
Given Name Antonino
Surname Allegra
Last Place of Residence Casalvecchio
Event Date 28 Feb 1910
Age 23
Nationality Sicily
Departure Port Palermo
Arrival Port New York
Gender Male
Marital Status S
Ship Name Madonna

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/EIDB ... e=manifest
mother: MARCHETTI Venera in Casalvecchio

Casalvecchio Siculo 1886 Birth index: Antonino Allegra son of Giuseppe #38
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1 ... cc=1887904

lacking the the page with #38, because:
previous page
#35 of 3th May 1886 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1 ... cc=1887904
and next page
#39 of 8th May 1886 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1 ... cc=1887904

lacking the page with the records #36, #37, #38..

However I am pretty sure that your ancestor was born in Casalvecchio Siculo...
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Re: Ciao - Spirio Family Research

Postby John Allegro » 30 minutes ago

That has to be my grandfather.
All this time we thought he was from Napoli.

Thank you very much


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