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Rizza family roots

Postby buzzinrizza » 05 Jun 2006, 05:56

I am an American striving for dual citizenship and have hit a road block. I know my great grandparents were both born and married in the Provincia di Siracusa but can't figure in which commune. I have written to the Stato Civile and the Archivo of the Commune di Siracusa but they couldn't find any info. Her is what I know:
Santo Carmello Rizza, born Oct. 28,1882. Arrived in USA Mar. 02, 1906
Lucia Cipri(Rizza), born Jan. 6, 1890. Arrived in USA Sep. 10, 1909
They were probably married around 1908-09 in Sicily.(He went back for her).
Any ideas would be endlessly appreciated.
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Re: Rizza family roots

Postby jcsm400 » 05 Jun 2006, 11:20

Hi Justin,

According to the 1909 manifest for Lucia Rizza, she was born in Palermo, Sicily. Is this the Stato Civile you contacted? Their daughter, Lucia, was born in Siracusa, Sicily.

Sorry, I can't find the second page for Santo's arrival, which should list his town of birth.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Rizza family roots

Postby Marisa6 » 05 Jun 2006, 15:31

There is a WWII draft card for Santo but I think it just gives his birthplace as Italy

Santa Carmelo Rizza 28 Oct 1882 Italy Baltimore, Maryland White

Can anyone see the actual image? I can't I'm afraid. I'll keep looking

Marisa

PS - and also for WWI

Name: Santo Carmelo Rizza
City: Johnstown
County: Cambria
State: Pennsylvania
Birth Date: 28 Oct 1882
Race: White
Roll: 1893472
DraftBoard: 2
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Occupation:

Nearest Relative:

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Re: Rizza family roots

Postby jcsm400 » 05 Jun 2006, 23:54

Hi Marisa,

I saw the draft card but since it only listed Italy as birth place & his wife Lucia as nearest relative, I didn't mention or link it.



Justin,

If you need the WWI Darft Registration Card, please let me know & I can link it for you.

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Re: Rizza family roots

Postby jcsm400 » 06 Jun 2006, 00:06

Justin,

Another good place to get the town of birth is from Santo's SS application. Here is his information & a link to form letter to send to SS administration.
Cost is $27.00, but if filled out properly, provides town of birth & parent names (maiden for mother).


Name: Santo Rizza
SSN: 213-07-0731
Last Residence: 21221 Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Born: 28 Oct 1882
Died: Nov 1969
State (Year) SSN issued: Maryland (Before 1951 )

http://ssdi.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.c ... amesiffix=

Same letter, but has Lucia's information.

http://ssdi.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.c ... amesiffix=


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Re: Rizza family roots

Postby jcsm400 » 06 Jun 2006, 00:24

Justin,

You may want to check this site...according to the 1930 census, Santo was naturalized.

http://www.genealogy-quest.com/Order-Fo ... tions.html
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Re: Rizza family roots

Postby nuccia » 08 Jun 2006, 02:41

Hi everyone,

Just stopped for a minute and thought I'd link the cards for this anyway.

WW2 draft cards..

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 Recordinfo
about Santa Carmelo Rizza
Name: Santa Carmelo Rizza
Birth Date: 28 Oct 1882
Residence: Baltimore, Maryland
Birth: Italy
Race: White
Roll: WW2_2243445

http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/8983/imagex5ee.gif

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Recordinfo
about Santo Carmelo Rizza
Name: Santo Carmelo Rizza
City: Johnstown
County: Cambria
State: Pennsylvania
Birth Date: 28 Oct 1882
Race: White
Roll: 1893472

http://img351.imageshack.us/img351/6496/imagex3pp.gif

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Re: Rizza family roots

Postby wldspirit » 08 Jun 2006, 03:01

You need to identify the town of origin, pulling US documents such as Naturalization and Soc. Security application is a good place to start, a ships manifest may or may not list the town, sometimes it just states region or province. The marriage ususally took place in the comune/parish of the bride.
Do not overlook US parish records, specific info was given to the parish priest for sacraments such as baptism, ect., ...if you know which parish they attended here you can request any info they may have on the family.
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