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Messina/Crisafulli in/from Furnari, Sicily

Postby Messina51 » 05 May 2006, 03:33

Hello, I'm new to this but here goes; My fathers family is from Furnari, Sicily. My grandmother's name was Antonina Crisafulli: born July 4,1892; parents:Antonino Crisafulli, born April 5, 1870: died Sept. 27, 1957 in Furnari. Anna Munafo Crisafulli, born March 17 1871: died Feb. 16 1955. Grandparents: Francesco Crisafulli and Antonina Falita Crisafulli: Giuseppe Munafo and Anna Calletti Munafo. We know that my grandmother had a sister named Anna, a brother Salvatore (in Johnstown,Pa.), and a sister named Teresa. My grandfather's name was Alfio Giovanni Messina born Nov.12, 1892; parents: Francesco Messina, died Easter 1933. Domenica Gugliotta, died April 17, 1941. We know my grandfather had a brother, Giuseppe, Antonio, (in Johnstown, Pa.), sisters, Frances, Carmella, Giuseppina. My grandparents were married June 28, 1919, and came to the U.S. in Feb. 1921. They were married in Furnari, Sicily. My grandfather served in the Italian Military during WWI. Anyone having further information about these family names, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, enjoy the site very much.

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Re: Messina/Crisafulli in/from Furnari, Sicily

Postby wldspirit » 05 May 2006, 04:13

You can further your research by sending to the town of origin for further documents or by checking the Lds for microfilmed records of birth, marriage and death.

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

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Re: Messina/Crisafulli in/from Furnari, Sicily

Postby jcsm400 » 05 May 2006, 04:18

Is this your grandparents?


1930 Census-Corry, Eria, PA
Last Name: Messina
Alfred-head-38-married @27-Italy-immigrated 1921-Naturalized-occu: moulder in radiator plant
Antonia-wife-38-maried @27-Italy-immig. same-Naturalized
Frank-son-8 PA
Tony-son-8 PA
Mayme (/)-daug-6 PA
Joseph-son-1 2/12 PA

Link to image:

http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/6930/m ... 9304nt.jpg

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Re: Messina/Crisafulli in/from Furnari, Sicily

Postby wldspirit » 05 May 2006, 04:22

Two websites which may interest you, one is for the Province of Messina,
the other is info on Furnari..........

http://www.provincia.messina.it/index.asp

http://www.provincia.messina.it/moduli/ ... .asp?id=46

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Re: Messina/Crisafulli in/from Furnari, Sicily

Postby Messina51 » 05 May 2006, 04:39

Hello again! Thank you all so much. I can't believe I got a response so quickly! The 1930's Census is accurate for my grandparents, and Tony is my father. They moved to Corry, Pa. in 1924. My grandfather died in 1932, he was murdered. My grandmother never remarried. She died in 1992, at the age of 99. Thanks again.

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Re: Messina/Crisafulli in/from Furnari, Sicily

Postby jcsm400 » 05 May 2006, 04:46

LDS (Mormans) have filmed civil records for the town of Furnari. Records are for 1820-1910 (births, marriages, deaths.

Link to films:

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... o+civile++

Link to local your nearest LDS-Family Hstory Center.

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... et_fhc.asp

Hope this helps.
Researching in San Vitaliano, Napoli, Italy & Armento, Potenza, Italy.

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Re: Messina/Crisafulli in/from Furnari, Sicily

Postby wldspirit » 05 May 2006, 05:13

There are 36 Crisafulli persons in Furnari..........

http://elenco.libero.it/elenco/result.j ... &cMethod=1

and here is a potential relative letter, just scroll down.......

http://italiangenealogy.atspace.com/Dav ... tters.html

by writing to these persons you may connect with long lost family....... :wink:

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Re: Messina/Crisafulli in/from Furnari, Sicily

Postby ricbru » 05 May 2006, 12:35

Messina51 wrote:Hello, I'm new to this but here goes; My fathers family is from Furnari, Sicily. My grandmother's name was Antonina Crisafulli: born July 4,1892; parents:Antonino Crisafulli, born April 5, 1870: died Sept. 27, 1957 in Furnari. Anna Munafo Crisafulli, born March 17 1871: died Feb. 16 1955. Grandparents: Francesco Crisafulli and Antonina Falita Crisafulli: Giuseppe Munafo and Anna Calletti Munafo. We know that my grandmother had a sister named Anna, a brother Salvatore (in Johnstown,Pa.), and a sister named Teresa. My grandfather's name was Alfio Giovanni Messina born Nov.12, 1892; parents: Francesco Messina, died Easter 1933. Domenica Gugliotta, died April 17, 1941. We know my grandfather had a brother, Giuseppe, Antonio, (in Johnstown, Pa.), sisters, Frances, Carmella, Giuseppina. My grandparents were married June 28, 1919, and came to the U.S. in Feb. 1921. They were married in Furnari, Sicily. My grandfather served in the Italian Military during WWI. Anyone having further information about these family names, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, enjoy the site very much.


Hello,
if you want to get more civil records about the siblings of your grandparents you can order their birth certificate, or copy of their birth act to

Comune
Ufficio di Stato Civile
Via Palermo
98054 Furnari (ME)
Italy

the request has to be written in italian + attach photocopy of your ID + envelope + international reply coupon (to be sure to receive the answer)

or you can rent Furnari civil record microfilm to FHL (mormon church)

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... o+civile++

or contact Archivio di Stato di Messina (where you can also find military records and draft cards)

http://wwwdb.archivi.beniculturali.it/S ... MESSINA%22

I hope it helps, bye Riccardo :lol:

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Re: Messina/Crisafulli in/from Furnari, Sicily

Postby Messina51 » 06 May 2006, 03:29

Hello and thanks so much for all the information. You have all been so helpful.

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Re: Messina/Crisafulli in/from Furnari, Sicily

Postby ricbru » 06 May 2006, 16:36

it was my pleasure, bye Riccardo

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Re: Messina/Crisafulli in/from Furnari, Sicily

Postby Netwench » 10 Dec 2008, 22:13

I found this posting while searching around the internet for information on Alfio Giovanni Messina. I don't know if you check this site anymore but figured I would leave a message, just in case.

Guess what? You are related to my husband, Michael Peters! His grandfather is your grandfather's brother, Frank! I was doing research on Alfio (Alfred) Messina's murder. Found some interesting newspaper articles from the time.

Would love to chat with you and share what we know about the family tree.
My email is netwench30@hotmail.com, if you want to chat.

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Re: Messina/Crisafulli in/from Furnari, Sicily

Postby furnarifamily » 17 Jul 2015, 17:12

I just wrote a long response, and it does not show as having posted, so I have to make this quicker.

I was just in Fùrnari. I believe Crisafulli is the most common surname there.

My grandfather's mother's second husband had the last name Crisafulli, but I don't think they're connected to yours, necessarily. Some of them lived in upstate NY.

Yesterday I found a site - that I thought I bookmarked, but apparently not -where you can type in surnames in Fùrnari. Crisafulli was the most common in that, and when I visited, some men in the town who were in the plaza had a more animated reaction to the name Crisafulli than to the other four names, because it is a common name there.

Good luck in your search. If you happen to find out anything about a couple named Bartolo Cicero and Maria Oliva Cicero who, in 1910/1913 left behind a 7 or 8 -yr-old daughter, born Grazia Cicero in 1905, possibly with an uncle named Francesco Irasci, that's who I'm looking for.

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Re: Messina/Crisafulli in/from Furnari, Sicily

Postby furnarifamily » 28 Jul 2015, 18:34

Correction, Grazia was born in 1907, so would have been five, close to six, when left in Furnari in 1913.


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