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Help with Family history Calabrese

Postby Calabrese81657 » 06 Feb 2007, 20:00

I have been trying to find out information about my family and when they came to America and the town in Italy that they come from. Unfortunately my Grandfather, Grandmother, Uncle and my Father all died before I was 14 so I was never able to get accurate information. My Great Grandfather Ralph Dominic Calabrese was supposed to come from Calabria but I am not sure when. His son Ralph Dominic Calabrese Jr. and my father Ralph Dominic Calabrese III were born in the US (California). Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated. Ralph Dominic Calabrese IV.

P.S. I did some searches on this forum but I haven't found anything that helps yet.

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Re: Help with Family history Calabrese

Postby Poipuo4 » 06 Feb 2007, 20:15

This may be him from the 1930 Federal Census. I am sorry but I am new at this and don't know how to provide links to the census like some of the veterans on this board.

Name: Ralph D Calabrese
Home in 1930: Redwood City, San Mateo, California
Age: 31
Estimated birth year: abt 1899
Birthplace: California
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Dolly
Race: White
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Parents' birthplace: Father Italy, Mother NY
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Household Members: Name Age
Ralph D Calabrese 31
Dolly Calabrese 26
Lorraine Calabrese 6
Ralph Calabrese 4 4/12
Rose Calabrese 2

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Re: Help with Family history Calabrese

Postby Calabrese81657 » 06 Feb 2007, 20:44

Is there a way to know who his parents were and what town they came from? Thanks for your help

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Re: Help with Family history Calabrese

Postby Biff83 » 06 Feb 2007, 20:52

Can you verify that the 1930 census record is correct for your grandfather, grandmother, father and aunt? Head of house Ralph states father born in Italy and mother in New York. Might be important in checking other records. Do you know your great grandmother's first and maiden name?
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Re: Help with Family history Calabrese

Postby vj » 06 Feb 2007, 21:23

Hi Ralph!
Could you also tell us which records belong to your family?
It may help us track down more records - leading to
hopefully a ship manifest or military registration card
with town in Italy.
Thanks! Valarie

Name: CALABRESE, RALPH DOMINIC
Social Security #: xxx-xx-0044
Birth Date: 23 Jul 1898
Birthplace: CALIFORNIA
Death Date: 10 Dec 1979
Death Place: SAN MATEO
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Name: Ralph D Calabrese
Birth Date: 13 Oct 1924
Mother's Maiden Name: Fisher
Birth County: San Mateo
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Name: Ralph Dominic Calabrese
Birth Date: 12 Dec 1925
Mother's Maiden Name: Fisher
Birth County: San Mateo
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Name: Ralph Dominic Calabrese
Birth Date: 31 Jan 1949
Mother's Maiden Name: Harmon
Birth County: Santa Clara

Name: CALABRESE, RALPH D
Social Security #: xxx-xx-2055
Birth Date: 31 Jan 1949
Birthplace: CALIFORNIA
Death Date: 29 Sep 1984
Death Place: ALAMEDA
Mother's Maiden Name: HARMON
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Name: Ralph D Calabrese
Birth Date: 23 Jun 1972
Mother's Maiden Name: Parsons
Birth County: Santa Clara

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Re: Help with Family history Calabrese

Postby Poipuo4 » 06 Feb 2007, 21:30

Did your great grandfather die in the US? If so, the death certificate may have the names of his parents and some clues of their origins. If not, get your grandfather's birth certificate (you have an estimated year of birth now of 1899 and a state). Your grandfather's certificate may have relevant info. on your great grandfather, which will lead you another step further down your family tree.

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Re: Help with Family history Calabrese

Postby Calabrese81657 » 07 Feb 2007, 15:43

Thanks everyone for your help I will order all the birth and death records and go from there. Thanks for all your help and I will post my progress. Thanks.

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Re: Help with Family history Calabrese

Postby wldspirit » 07 Feb 2007, 16:37

When searching for a ship manifest, you may find this helpful to correctly identify their given name as opposed to the Americanized version.....
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Poin ... ame.html#R
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Re: Help with Family history Calabrese

Postby Katwex26 » 19 Jul 2012, 03:02

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