Tomasetti - Just starting my search

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Tomasetti - Just starting my search

Postby tomasetti » 07 Nov 2006, 18:31

Greetings! Recent trip to Italy has sparked my interest in finding out more about my Tomasetti family history. Not sure exactly where to start. What I know is that my great grandfather, Gregory Tomasetti and his wife Maria Tomasetti settled in Watertown MA where they had my grandfather, Francis A Tomasetti, who has now passed. I believe both my great grandparents died in 1950. My father believes they came from the Abruzzi region. Can anyone suggest where I may want to start searching? I very much appreciate any help offered. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Tomasetti - Just starting my search

Postby vj » 07 Nov 2006, 19:05

Welcome to the forum!
Besides the basics
neat site
- don't wait to talk to relatives, gather info
- collect original records

A fun start is to look for your family's ship manifests!
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/EIDB ... close&LNM=
Free site, you will need to register.

Let us know how you do.
vj

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Re: Tomasetti - Just starting my search

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Re: Tomasetti - Just starting my search

Postby jcsm400 » 08 Nov 2006, 06:49

Hi & welcome to the forum,

Here are some possible records to get you started.

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

Name: Gregory Tomasetti
City: Belmont
County: Middlesex
State: Massachusetts
Birth Date: 30 Jun 1880
Race: White
Roll: 1684688
DraftBoard: 31

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1910 United States Federal Census

Name: Gregory Tomasetti
Age in 1910: 30
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Brother
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Home in 1910: Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1896
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Carmine Tomasetti 25
Amelia Tomasetti 22
Gregory Tomasetti 30

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1920 United States Federal Census
about Gregory Tomasetti
Name: Gregory Tomasetti
Home in 1920: Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age: 40 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Maria
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of Immigration: 1896
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 267
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Gregory Tomasetti 40
Maria Tomasetti 35
Francis A Tomasetti 9
Mary A Tomasetti 7
Lucy M Tomasetti 5
Clara Tomasetti 2

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1930 United States Federal Census

Name: Gregory Tomasetti
Home in 1930: Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age: 49
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1881
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Mary
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military Service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Gregory Tomasetti 49
Mary Tomasetti 44
Albert Tomasetti 19
Albina Tomasetti 17
Mathilda Tomasetti 15
Clara Tomasetti 12
Margaret Tomasetti 11
William Tomasetti 6

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To obtain vital records from Watertoen, MA.>>>>>

http://www.vitalrec.com/matowns12.html#Watertown

Remember in researching family, you work from the present to the past....records for each generation provide information & clues to the generation before.

It's late.....will link images to censuses later today if no one else does.

:) jcsm
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Re: Tomasetti - Just starting my search

Postby ricbru » 08 Nov 2006, 07:26

Gregorio Tommasetti ship manifest. He was from Popoli

You can request his civil certificates or record to

Comune
Ufficio di Stato Civile
Via Salita A. di Cocco 10
65026 Popoli (Pescara)

or you can request a copy of the record to Archivio di Stato di Pescara

or you can rent Popoli civil record microfilmsto FHL (mormon church)

I hope it helps, bye Riccardo :lol:

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Re: Tomasetti - Just starting my search

Postby tomasetti » 08 Nov 2006, 13:54

Actual tears welling up....cannot thank you all enough for helping me connect into my famiy history.

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Re: Tomasetti - Just starting my search

Postby jcsm400 » 08 Nov 2006, 15:19

Hi again,

I've added the links for the census records.

Please keep us posted on your progress & remember, we are here to help, so if you have any questions or need further assisance, just ask.

Happy hunting!

:) jcsm
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