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Searching Caruso

Postby mcmusic » 26 Feb 2007, 11:35

Hi!
Of all the Italian names to have....Caruso seems to be the most generic and confusing one of all when searching for family! :)
I am trying to find information on Caruso's who originated in Trabia, Sicily. THere were five brothers, Anthony, Giuseppe, Angelo, Francesco and Salvatore. Parents: Salvatoura Balistreri & Joseph - Giussepe Caruso. Salvatore was the only brother who remained in Sicily with his parents. The other boys all travelled by boat to Ellis Island and then travelled to Ontario where they raised their families.
I am now working on our family tree and know little about the son who stayed behind. I do know he has a grandson still living in Trabia. Would love to find records for this brother's family. Anyone know where would I begin?

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Re: Searching Caruso

Postby jcsm400 » 26 Feb 2007, 14:34

The civil records (birth, marriage & death acts) for the town of Trabia have been filmed by the LDS Church (Mormons). They cover the years 1820 to 1910. Here is the list of available films.

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... o+civile++

These films can be ordered/rented through your local LDS-Family History Center. To locate your FHC>

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... et_fhc.asp

A guide to obtaining these films>

http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/Foru ... =2581.html


For records before 1820 & after 1910, you will need to write to the town hall.>

Ufficio di Stato Civile
Via Spalla, 28
90019 Trabia (PA)
ITALY
Phone Number: (+39) 091-8146117; Fax: (+39) 091-8147984

Requests should be in Italian & include a self addressed return envelope, international reply coupons, and a copy of your photo ID.

Here are some form letters that will translate your request to Italian.

http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... /index.asp

Hope this helps.

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Researching in San Vitaliano, Napoli, Italy & Armento, Potenza, Italy.

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Re: Searching Caruso

Postby Jsks916 » 26 Feb 2007, 17:12

I too have been trying to get more information on Caruso. When I was younger, in the 1960's, I use to go with my parents to visit relatives in Toronto who were Caruso's. They lived on Palmerston Square? It was Joseph and Maria Caruso and their children were Rosa and Elena I believe.
I haven't figured out how they're related though. My mothers maiden name was Rinella and my grandmothers' maiden name was Mancuso.
Any of those names ring a bell?

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Re: Searching Caruso

Postby Marlena » 26 Feb 2007, 17:45

Jacks916, This is a ship manifest found for me on my search at this site. It lists Caruso probably traveling with my great Granmother. The Carmela sited married my grandfather who is a Rinella. They liven in San Jose,CA. The DeMatteo settled in San Francisco. TOne of my great uncles was hear t live in Canada. Hope this shelps.

DeMatteo/Rubino Family (this will take some sorting out)
1908 Manifest
page 2
lines 10-14 (bracketted together?)

SS Re d'Italia, 13 Aug 1908, Palermo to NY
All last residence Trabia, Palermo
All going to San Francisco

Giuseppa DeMatteo, 50 (abt 1858)
- married
- in Trabia sister Carmela DiMatteo
(includes street address)
- in US 1902-1906 SF
- joining sons Giuseppe, Salvatore, Carmela & Giovanna? Rubino
at 2015 Dupont Street

Bartolomeo Rubino, 5 (abt 1903)
- US born

Salvatora Vallelunga, 68 (abt 1840)
- widow
- in Trabia daughter Carmela DiMatteo
- joining daughters Salvatora? & Caterina DiMatteo
at 3227 ?? Street

related ??
Pietra Caruso, 16
- single
- in Trabia father Luciano Caruso
- joining brothers Salvatore & Antonino Caruso
at 472 Union Street

Maria Formusa, 16
- single
- in Trabia father Salvatore Formusa
- joining brothers Giuseppe, ?? & Salvatore Formusa
at 572 ?? Street
Trabia, Sicily: Rinella, Campagna, Rubino, DiMatteo, Vallelunga, Gattuccio, Canciamilla, Arena, Alario, Barone, Sunseri, Trapani, Turturice Bell, Lima, Romano, Spitaleri, Cancilla,Tardio, Novello Tomasello, Sunseri Pirotto, and D'Anna.

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Re: Searching Caruso

Postby mcmusic » 26 Feb 2007, 22:23

Hi Jack916, Thanks for this info. The only name that rings a bell is Rubino!
I will call my mom tonight and see what she can remember.

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Re: Searching Caruso

Postby mcmusic » 26 Feb 2007, 22:25

jcsm400

Great info! Thank you so much! I will definitly follow up on the web sites and letter format! mcmusic


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