Tornatore / DiGiugno / Viola / Martino, from Caltanissetta ?

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Tornatore / DiGiugno / Viola / Martino, from Caltanissetta ?

Postby samt2 » 09 Dec 2006, 02:07

Hello.
Would gladly take and much appreciate any help I could get in locating information about these names.
Tornatore / DiGiugno / Viola / Martino / Giangreco / Spagnola / Madghia.
All came from in or near Caltanissetta, Sicily.
I can trace most of them from the time they stepped off the boat at Ellis Island, but can find nothing about them before that.
Thank you in advance for any help.

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Re: Tornatore / DiGiugno / Viola / Martino, from Caltanisset

Postby nuccia » 09 Dec 2006, 03:11

You would have to order microfilms from the towns in Italy they were from and the years in order to find out more. That info is not available online.

Steps on obtaining microfilm from a Family History Center written by Trish:

http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/Foru ... =2581.html
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Re: Tornatore / DiGiugno / Viola / Martino, from Caltanisset

Postby jcsm400 » 09 Dec 2006, 03:56

Before jumping across the ocean, you need to do your US research, because without the town of birth information, you cannot trace the families in Italy.

Do you know town of birth for your immigrant ancestors?......Does their ship manifests have this information?

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Re: Tornatore / DiGiugno / Viola / Martino, from Caltanisset

Postby wldspirit » 09 Dec 2006, 04:00

Have you sent for naturalization information? Not only should it confirm the town of origin....but should give you the parents names of your immigrant ancestor/s.

As Jcsm stated.....gather ALL US documents first, this can save you alot of time and trouble down the road.
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Re: Tornatore / DiGiugno / Viola / Martino, from Caltanisset

Postby nuccia » 09 Dec 2006, 04:46

Oops..let me correct my original post...

Yes, I agree, you do need to do your US research first. I have tried it the other way around for a long time and have accomplished more in the last 3 months doing my US research then I have all year. I did assume you did your US research though because of your original post and if thats the case, then you could go to microfilm.

Thanks for pointing this out jcsm and wldspirit. Its important for us to remember not to jump ahead of ourselves or to assume! :D :D
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