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Prestia's from Sicily

Postby Franco56789 » 18 Mar 2006, 04:47

Franco Prestia was born in Sciacca, Sicily (Argrigento Region) in Early 1910-20, the son of Vito and Giuseppina Prestia. I believe her maiden name was somthing like Giuseppina Guercia/o. Several members of his family still live in Sciacca. Also, his grandfather's name was Franco Prestia who married ?Acusi Ferrara/Ferraro?


He married Anna SanPaolo of Carini, Sicily (Palermo region), had 3 children (Vito, Joe, Ignzaio) and immigrated to America in the 1960's.

Franco Prestia is my grandfather and recently passed away (9-2004).
If any one has any information on The Prestia's in Sciacca please post or email me.
Thanks

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Re: Prestia's from Sicily

Postby nuccia » 18 Mar 2006, 07:03

I have found some Prestia's from Sciacca coming through Ellis Island. I can post some links although I'm not sure if they are related to you.

First Name: Antonino
Last Name: Prestia
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: Sciacca
Date of Arrival: Nov 28, 1906
Age at Arrival: 8y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Napolitan Prince
Port of Departure: Palermo
Manifest Line Number: 0014

with sister and mother, going to see father Michele Prestia in NY

First Name: Ignazio
Last Name: Prestia
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: Sciacca
Date of Arrival: Nov 28, 1906
Age at Arrival: 4y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Napolitan Prince
Port of Departure: Palermo
Manifest Line Number: 0015

First Name: Ignazia
Last Name: Federico
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: Sciacca
Date of Arrival: Nov 28, 1906
Age at Arrival: 30y Gender: F Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Napolitan Prince
Port of Departure: Palermo
Manifest Line Number: 0013

Better still, here's the link to all the Prestia's going through Ellis Island. It's a free database but you must register a username and password in order to use it.
http://stevemorse.org/goulnik/match1.ph ... &dwpdone=1

You may also want to try this site for listings of the Prestia's still living in Sicily. Just insert the last name and town and see what comes up.
http://www.paginebianche.it/execute.cgi ... tl=2&btt=0

Hope this helps.
Nuccia :D

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Re: Prestia's from Sicily

Postby Franco56789 » 18 Mar 2006, 08:22

nuccia wrote:I have found some Prestia's from Sciacca coming through Ellis Island. I can post some links although I'm not sure if they are related to you.

First Name: Antonino
Last Name: Prestia
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: Sciacca
Date of Arrival: Nov 28, 1906
Age at Arrival: 8y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Napolitan Prince
Port of Departure: Palermo
Manifest Line Number: 0014

with sister and mother, going to see father Michele Prestia in NY

First Name: Ignazio
Last Name: Prestia
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: Sciacca
Date of Arrival: Nov 28, 1906
Age at Arrival: 4y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Napolitan Prince
Port of Departure: Palermo
Manifest Line Number: 0015

First Name: Ignazia
Last Name: Federico
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: Sciacca
Date of Arrival: Nov 28, 1906
Age at Arrival: 30y Gender: F Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Napolitan Prince
Port of Departure: Palermo
Manifest Line Number: 0013

Better still, here's the link to all the Prestia's going through Ellis Island. It's a free database but you must register a username and password in order to use it.
http://stevemorse.org/goulnik/match1.ph ... &dwpdone=1

You may also want to try this site for listings of the Prestia's still living in Sicily. Just insert the last name and town and see what comes up.
http://www.paginebianche.it/execute.cgi ... tl=2&btt=0

Hope this helps.
Nuccia :D


Thank you again Nuccia- these "Prestia's" arrived too early but I can find out from nonna if any "ring a bell."
The other websites are useful since she may know of other family members who arrived prior to their time.
Thanks

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Re: Prestia's from Sicily

Postby brujaojos » 19 Mar 2006, 02:51

Franco56789 wrote:Franco Prestia was born in Sciacca, Sicily (Argrigento Region) in Early 1910-20, the son of Vito and Giuseppina Prestia. I believe her maiden name was somthing like Giuseppina Guercia/o. Several members of his family still live in Sciacca. Also, his grandfather's name was Franco Prestia who married ?Acusi Ferrara/Ferraro?


Hi Franco,

If you want to look for the Birth, Marriage, and Death Records of your ancestors, the Family History Center has microfilm for the town of Sciacca that goes from 1820-1929.

Here is a link for the film numbers,
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... =1&last=50

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

The films are excellent for I have used them several times.

I hope this helps,
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Re: Prestia's from Sicily

Postby JamesBianco » 29 Mar 2006, 02:10

Franco56789 wrote:He married Anna SanPaolo of Carini, Sicily (Palermo region), had 3 children (Vito, Joe, Ignzaio) and immigrated to America in the 1960's.



Any chance you are interested in researching the Carini connection?
I have much information if you are.

Let me know, or check out my Carini Genealogy Site below.!

Jim Bianco

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Re: Prestia's from Sicily

Postby ricbru » 29 Mar 2006, 03:08

Franco56789 wrote:Franco Prestia was born in Sciacca, Sicily (Argrigento Region) in Early 1910-20, the son of Vito and Giuseppina Prestia. I believe her maiden name was somthing like Giuseppina Guercia/o. Several members of his family still live in Sciacca. Also, his grandfather's name was Franco Prestia who married ?Acusi Ferrara/Ferraro?


He married Anna SanPaolo of Carini, Sicily (Palermo region), had 3 children (Vito, Joe, Ignzaio) and immigrated to America in the 1960's.

Franco Prestia is my grandfather and recently passed away (9-2004).
If any one has any information on The Prestia's in Sciacca please post or email me.
Thanks


Hello,
if you want to request a civil record you can write to

Comune
Ufficio di Stato Civile
Via Roma
92019 Sciacca (AG)
Italy

or rent Sciacca civil record microfilmsto FHL (mormon church)

or contact Archivio di Stato di Agrigento


Comune
Ufficio di Stato Civile
Corso Umberto
90044 Carini (PA)
Italy

or rent Carini civil record microfilms to FHL (mormon church)

or contact Archivio di Stato di Palermo

If you want to send a request for a civil record (be specific request a birth, marriage, death certificate or copy of act if older than 70 years old) , write it in italian, attach to it a photocopy of your ID + an envelope + an international reply coupon

I hope it helps, bye Riccardo :lol:

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Re: Prestia's from Sicily

Postby madeline » 02 Apr 2009, 05:09

Hi, my name is Madeline Prestia,

I am a descendant of Vincenzo Prestia who was my grandfather (whom I never met) and am in receipt of a copy of his manifesto. My brother is his namesake. The information in the manifesto includes that he immigrated to America from Palermo on August 19, 1905 arrived in New York harbor (through Ellis Island) on September 2 as a single male at the age of 24. Prior to immigrating, he served in the Merchant Marine. Upon entering America, was unable to speak or read English, possessed currency worth $12, and entered as a laborer. The name of the ship was “Napolitan Princeâ€

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Re: Prestia's from Sicily

Postby ricbru » 02 Apr 2009, 05:37

Dear Madeline,
Porto Empedocle is a town of about 16000 people, so it looks like the know each other. If you tell around you are a Prestia from USA, everyone will be thrilled to find for you family connection
This is the list of Prestias from Porto Empedocle White Pages

http://www.paginebianche.it/execute.cgi ... docle&ind=

If you want to know more about your ancestor and his siblings and discendents visit Porto Empedocle civil record office and population registry office

Comune
Ufficio Stato Civile e Anagrafe
Via Marconi
92014 Porto Empedocle (AG)
Italy

Stato Civile ph. # 0922 531660
Anagrafe ph. # 0922 531667

person in charge Dott.ssa Maria Beninati
email: scrivi@comune.portoempedocle.ag.it

Hours: From 08:00 am 2:00 pm from Mo to Fri
From 3pm to 6.00 pm on Mon and Wed

I hope it helps, and good luck for your "hunting"
bye Riccardo

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Re: Prestia's from Sicily

Postby LPMPaul » 30 Aug 2009, 15:19

Hello Prestias! This is Paul Prestia from Westford, MA USA. I notice some people here whose families come from Sciacca, Sicily. That is where my grandfather's family came from as well, living on Mulberry Street in New York before moving to Massachusetts. I encourage all of you to also join facebook.com and over there there is a group called "My surname is Prestia" where you can meet Prestias from all over the world!

Ciao Prestias! Ciò è Paul Prestia da Westford, MA USA Noto qualche gente qui di cui le famiglie vengono da Sciacca, Sicilia. Quello è dove il mio grandfather' la famiglia di s è venuto da pure, vivendo sulla via del gelso a New York prima del muoversi verso Massachusetts. Lo incoraggio anche ad unire facebook.com e là ci è un gruppo denominato " Il mio cognome è Prestia" dove potete incontrare Prestias da dappertutto!

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Re: Prestia's from Sicily

Postby zagara78 » 23 Oct 2009, 23:23

Hi my name is Silvia Prestia and i live in Porto Empedocle (italy) :D .. my father's grandfather left from italy, Porto Empedocle, in 1919 and he was 35. His name was Alfonso Prestia. We know he had a wife and family in Brooklyn and we know his wife was spanish but we don't know from where. He had maybe 2 or 3 kids.. all boys. Someone know something about this family? :roll:
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Re: Prestia's from Sicily

Postby pink67 » 24 Oct 2009, 07:31

Hi Silvia,

for references the 1919 arrival manifest for Alfonso:

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Alfonso Prestia
Name: Alfonso Prestia
Arrival Date: 24 Dec 1919
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Napoli
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Ship Name: Giuseppe Verdi
Search Ship Database: Search the Giuseppe Verdi in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
NATIVITY: Italy
Line: 19
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_2711
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: p empedoele
Page Number: 158

page 1:
[img=http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/4117/prestiaalfonso1919page1.th.jpg]

page 2:
[img=http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/1908/prestiaalfonso1919apge2.th.jpg]

he was going to join his brother Prestia Alberto living in Mulberrry street NYC.

Then he did at least a trip to Italy on 1926, here is the 1926 arrival manifest for Alfonso who stated he was leaving his wife Gerlanda Galletto in Porto Empedocle...He was coming back to his home in Brooklyn, 93 Union street to join his brother Alberto.
(Silvia, Alfonso nel 1925/1926 tornò in Italia e dichiarò di essere sposato con Gerlanda, dichiarò che stava tornando a casa a Brooklyn - 93 Union street, dal fratello Alberto e che era stato in USA dal 1919 al 1925)

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Alfonso Prestia
Name: Alfonso Prestia
Arrival Date: 28 Apr 1926
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Palermo, Italy
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Ship Name: Giuseppe Verdi
Search Ship Database: Search the Giuseppe Verdi in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
NATIVITY: Italy
Line: 22
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_3838
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: porto empedocle
Page Number: 173

image page 1:
[img=http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/5122/prestiaalfonso1926arriv.th.jpg]

image page 2:
[img=http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/5122/prestiaalfonso1926arriv.th.jpg]

This is the 1920 federal census for Alfonso living with his brother Alberto in Brooklyn:

1920 United States Federal Census
about Alonsi Pristia
Name: Alonsi Pristia
Home in 1920: Brooklyn Assembly District 3, Kings, New York
Age: 36 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Brother
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Year of Immigration: 1919
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 892
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Albert Pristia 42 capofamiglia, sposato, nato in IT, immigrato nel 1918, occupazione operaio ai moli
Alonsi Pristia 36 fratello, sposato, nato in IT, immigr. nel 1919, operaio ai moli.
Joseph Russo 42 pensionante, sposato, nato in IT, operaio ai moli
Joseph Le Carta 65, pensionante, sposatom, nato in IT, operaio ai moli

immagine:
[img=http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/6421/prestia1920census.th.jpg]

Laura :D

Puoi dirci la data di nascita esatta di Alfonso?

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Re: Prestia's from Sicily

Postby pink67 » 24 Oct 2009, 08:29

Silvia,

ho trovato su questo sito (gratuito)
http://www.italiangen.org/Default.htm

il dato di morte di Alfonso:

Surname Prestia
Given Name Alfonzo
Age 48 y
Month Sep
Day 6
Year 1933
Certificate Number 17917
County Kings

48 anni nel 1933, quindi nato piu' o meno nel 1885... ci siamo... direi che è lui..

Laura

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Re: Prestia's from Sicily

Postby suanj » 24 Oct 2009, 09:44

Sempre nel 1933 Alfonso ritorna negli USA, dopo una visita in Italia; si reca a Brooklyn dal nipote Luparello Ignazio a Brooklyn;
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Alfonso Prestia
Name: Alfonso Prestia
Arrival Date: 19 Jan 1933
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1885
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Palermo, Italy

Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Ship Name: Saturnia
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Port of Arrival: New York, New York
NATIVITY: Italy
Line: 2
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_5283
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: p emped
Page Number: 176

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Re: Prestia's from Sicily

Postby zagara78 » 08 Nov 2009, 21:03

Grazie a tutti :)


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