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My Italian Search

Postby LPeltier » 01 May 2006, 04:11

I will be traveling to Italy in 2 months and would like to have some information on my ancestors before I go. I have some information about my great-grandmother, Rosa Pretto (b - Oct. 9, 1888; Valdagno or Novale, Italy), and the names of her parents, Giovanni Pretto and Carolina Lora, but not much information beyond that. How should I begin my search for more information about the rest of her family (parents, brothers, sisters, etc)? Thank you in advance for your help!

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Postby vj » 01 May 2006, 05:09

Could this be your ggrandmother's manifest?
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Rosa PRETO
(travelling with Maria STEFANI)
Ship Manifest SS Konig Albert 10 Oct 1907 Genoa to NY
page 1
http://ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup_wei ... &line=0028
19 yrs old, Single, Farmer
Last Residence Cornedo (Vicentino?), Vicenza
Relative in Italy: father Giovanni PRETA in Cornedo
page 2
http://ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup_wei ... &line=0028
Born in Valdagno, Vicenza
Passage paid by her sister
Joining brother Allesandro STEFANI at 1021 7th Ave, Beaver Falls, PA

and a possible sister?
1920 US Census
Beaver, Beaver, PA
Alexander STEFANI & family
Roomer Teresa PRETTO, 40 yrs old, single, immig 1894 Na

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Re: My Italian Search

Postby jcsm400 » 01 May 2006, 05:12

What records do you have for your great, grandmother. Death certificate?
ship manifest? Census records?

Who did she marry? In Italy? Did she come to the USA? When? Where did she settle?

If you can provide some more information, hopefully we will find some information to help in your research.

Let us know......

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Re: My Italian Search

Postby jcsm400 » 01 May 2006, 05:48

Link for 1920 census of Alexander Stefani

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/3718/s ... 9205cs.jpg
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Re: My Italian Search

Postby LPeltier » 01 May 2006, 07:32

Thank you everyone for the wonderful information! That is definitely her manifest! I believe Teressa is a cousin (based on the information my great-aunt gave me). Rosa wasn't married until she came into the US. She married Joseph Pala in Monongahela, Pennsylvania. Maybe the information I had was wrong and Rosa was from Cornedo. Does that change how I could find information on her family?

Also, do you have any suggestions on how to read the census information better? I can't read many of the columns.

Thanks again!

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Postby jcsm400 » 01 May 2006, 07:41

Yes, you need to know the town (comune) of birth in Italy to do research on her family.

Suggset getting as many US records that you can on her. Possible records that may confirm the town of Cornedo is her birth town or provide her birth town would be: birth records of her children, her death certificate, church records, marriage record ( application of marriage gives additional info that isn't on a marriage certificate).

Still checking. Will be back.

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Postby jcsm400 » 01 May 2006, 07:57

Researching in San Vitaliano, Napoli, Italy & Armento, Potenza, Italy.

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Postby jcsm400 » 01 May 2006, 08:34

Did some checking.

There is a comune called Cornedo Vicentino, province of Vicenza & a comune called Cornedo all' Isareo, province of Bolzano. The province of Vicenza also has a comune called Valdagno & a hamlet called Novale which is part of the comune of Valdagno, so I think you want the first for her birth act.

While obtaining US records, you may want to order film for her birth act ( born in Cornedo Vicentino), available from your local LDS-Family History Center (Mormans).


Here is a link to the films.


Cornedo Vicentino (civile registraion 1809-1908)
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... o+civile++

Link to get you to the films for Novale & Valdagno. Click on the "Blue"

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... umns=*,0,0

1920 census for her brother is light. Can send email, but it may not be any better. Just pm me & provide email address.

Hope this helps. :) :)

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Re: My Italian Search

Postby suanj » 01 May 2006, 09:47

Hi from ship's manifest Rosa Preto last residence is Cornedo( Cornedo Vicentino) but in the second page, the birthplace is Valdagno

http://www.comune.valdagno.vi.it/
for civil records request you can send a email:

servizi_demografic i@ comune.valdagno.vi.it (NO SPACES)

or by normal letter:

Servizi Demografici
Lungo Agno Manzoni, 13
36078 Valdagno (VI)
Italy
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Postby jcsm400 » 01 May 2006, 09:54

suanj,

Thanks for covering my back. I missed that!

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Postby wldspirit » 01 May 2006, 10:05

For questions on census, this site gives a year by year breakdown of census questions.....if you are having trouble viewing the image..do what I do....invest in a good magnifying glass........ :wink:

http://www.ipums.umn.edu/usa/voliii/tEnumInstr.html

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Re: My Italian Search

Postby vj » 02 May 2006, 04:39

Joseph PALA & Rosa?

1930 US Census
Monongahela, Washington, PA
621 Hancock Street
Joseph PALS (PALA), 50 yrs old (abt 1879), married age 30 (abt 1909)
immig 1901 Na, laborer - iron works, owns house $5,000, has radio
wife Rosa, 41 yrs old (abt 1888), married age 21, immig 1907 Na
son Beraranido, 18 yrs old (abt 1911) born in PA, truck driver - grocery
daughter Rosa, 16 yrs old (abt 1913) born in PA
son Joseph, 15 yrs old (abt 1915) born in PA
son William, 13 yrs old (abt 1916) born in PA
brother Vincent, 42 yrs old (abt 1887), single, immig 1907 Na,
laborer - iron works, served in military WWI

WWI Draft Registration Card, 12 Sep 1918
Joseph PALA
621 Hancock St, Monongahela, Washington, PA
39 yrs old, born 17 Aug 1879
Naturalized citizen
Engineer - Independent Brewing Co. Monongahela, PA
Nearest relative: Mrs Joseph PALA (same address)
Description: tall, medium build, black hair & eyes

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Postby jcsm400 » 02 May 2006, 08:44

Link to WWI Draft Card image

http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/8702 ... ard0cr.jpg

Sorry! For some reason (mysteries of computer!) I can't save the census image and link. :roll: Will try again later & post unless someone else does it.

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Re: My Italian Search

Postby jcsm400 » 02 May 2006, 11:49

Link to the 1930 census info provided by vj


http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/1060/pala19308ri.jpg
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Re: My Italian Search

Postby LPeltier » 03 May 2006, 05:59

Thanks again for the info jcsm400! Where on the Draft card image is the information about Joseph? It looks like another manifest to me.

I can't wait until I can get to the Family History center!


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