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Postby JMFL » 02 Aug 2006, 14:16

Hi Everyone,

I am new to this board and also new to genealogy and family research. I am trying to gather documents for jure sanguinis and also for two of my cousins for a family history.

I'm plodding along with info on my maternal side, still need documents from Italy, but I'm really in a jam trying to find info on my Dad's side. My dad's birth certificat lists his father as Dominick Mandico and his mother as Catherine Sattilaro. My grandmothers ship manifest list her name as Sotillaro. I can't find anything on my grandfather. I don't know when he came here, or if he was ever naturalized. He did have a social security card. His name was Dominic Mandico or Mandica in Italy. He was from Calabria. I don't know the town. His first name may have been spelled Domenic.
Can anyone guide me as to what I can do to try and find more information on him.

Also, On my maternal grandfather. His name was giovanni Rocchi in Italy. He came to US on Napoli and arrived in Boston on Sept 2, 1913. He changed his name some time after 1938 to Roccki.

I was able to find quite a bit of info on my maternal grandmother, who came to US via Ellis Island a few years after my grandfather. But relatively little info on either grandfather. Any assistance is greatly appreciate.

I just joined this forum and I'm looking forward to meeting everyone.

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Postby suanj » 02 Aug 2006, 14:59

rilevance town province surname

29,50 Campo Calabro Reggio Calabria Mandica
17,88 Condofuri Reggio Calabria Mandica
12,15 San Lorenzo Reggio Calabria Mandica
8,64 Varapodio Reggio Calabria Mandica
7,40 Crotone Crotone Mandica
5,90 Campo Calabro Reggio Calabria Mandica Cotroneo
3,02 Delianuova Reggio Calabria Mandica
3,01 Gioiosa Ionica Reggio Calabria Mandica
3,00 Rosarno Reggio Calabria Mandica
2,99 Melito di Porto Salvo Reggio Calabria Mandica
2,95 Campo Calabro Reggio Calabria Mandica Borrello
2,87 Tortora Cosenza Mandica
2,80 Cosenza Cosenza Mandica
2,80 Molochio Reggio Calabria Mandica
2,77 Terranova Sappo Minulio Reggio Calabria Mandica
2,73 Bagaladi Reggio Calabria Mandica
2,66 Montebello Ionico Reggio Calabria Mandica


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Postby suanj » 02 Aug 2006, 15:01

are so much Domenico Mandica on ellis island website, that for to find the right is necessary almost to know the birthyear
http://ellisisland.org/search/matchMore ... hip_kind=0ÃÂ
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Postby suanj » 02 Aug 2006, 15:06

perhaps this is a good record for to know Domenico birthyear:

1930 United States Federal Census Record
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View Image Name: Katherine Mandica
Spouse: Dominick
Birth: abt 1900
Residence: 1930 - city, Richmond, New York
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Postby suanj » 02 Aug 2006, 15:07

1930 United States Federal Census Record
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View Image Name: Dominick Mandica
Spouse: Katherine
Birth: abt 1890 - location
Residence: 1930 - city, Richmond, New York
so 1890 abt.. ok.. suanj
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Postby suanj » 02 Aug 2006, 15:16

this are some probable record:
Domenico Mantica Reggio 1906 17
Domenico Mandica Reggio Cal., Italy 1909 19
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Postby JMFL » 02 Aug 2006, 16:58

Suanj,
Thanks so much for your reply. I think you have found some information on my grandfather.
[quote]
1930 United States Federal Census Record
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View Image Name: Katherine Mandica
Spouse: Dominick
Birth: abt 1900
Residence: 1930 - city, Richmond, New York
[quote]

Here is what I have found out in the past few hours online and digging through an old box of papers:
Domenic Mandico or Mandica: born July 20, 1889 somewhere in Italy, I think in Calabria. Married Oct 4, 1915 in Richmond, Staten Island NY to Catherine Mandico, or Katherine Mandico in Perth Amboy New Jersey. He died in Richmond NY on April 4, 1964.
His wife, my paternal grandmother, was naturalized as Catherine Mandico, on March 10, 1944. Her maiden name is spelled several ways:
Catherine Satillaro, Caterina Sottilaro, katherine Sattillaro. Her marriage cert. has her name with Satillaro. I think she came through Ellis Island and that she may be from a town called Cannitello or someting similar to that in Calabria that startes with a C and ends with a -ello.

I can't find any information about how/when my paternal grandfather came to Italy or if he became a US citizen. I'm assuming he did since his wife did. Any suggestions on how I can find more info?
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Postby suanj » 02 Aug 2006, 19:18

Hi, here http://ellisisland.org/search/shipmanif ... 2626150391 are a Caterina Sottilaro( right) in travel with Angela Storino ( or similar spell) both from Cannitello joining at Antonio Sottilaro : is this your Catherine? suanj
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Postby suanj » 02 Aug 2006, 19:23

Cannitello is a hamleth of Villa San Giovanni town in Reggio Calabria province/Calabria region.. Cannitello old pictures: http://www.cannitello.it/cartoline_cann.htm
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Postby suanj » 02 Aug 2006, 19:26

about other data helpful for the Domenico birthplace search we must to know immigration year by censuses, and also if naturalized or alien.. some member here can help with ancestry.com access..
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Postby nuccia » 02 Aug 2006, 19:31

Lets look at the whole image suanj found..otherwise, I'm lost!

1930 United States Federal Census Record
about Dominick Mandica
Name: Dominick Mandica
Home in 1930: Richmond, Richmond, New York
Age: 40
Estimated birth year: abt 1890
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's Name: Katherine
Race: White

Household Members:
Name Age
Dominick Mandica 40
Katherine Mandica 30
Lucy Mandica 13
Anthony Mandica 12
Angelina Mandica 10
John Mandica 4

Dominik 1930 Census

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Postby suanj » 02 Aug 2006, 19:33

Hi nuccia thanks, it seem immigrated in 1905.. I read well or no? any suggestions appreciated! Kisses, suanj
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Postby suanj » 02 Aug 2006, 19:34

also it seem NAturalized, but before the NA are a ? I read well or no? suanj
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Postby nuccia » 02 Aug 2006, 19:39

Yes Suanj, you read it correctly...I'll try to relink larger...darn imageshack these days!

Meanwhile..what do you think of this manifest?

Domenico Page 1

Page 2

Father Antonio joining brother Giovanni in NJ (?)

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Postby nuccia » 02 Aug 2006, 19:42

Ok, the census is resized so you should be able to view more clearly. Let me know what you think.

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