1930 Census for MATTERA

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1930 Census for MATTERA

Postby mattera » 17 Apr 2007, 15:26

Through the excellent help of this board, I obtained the 1920 census for my paternal grandfather and his family. His name was Pietro Paolo Mattera (he went by Paolo). He immigrated in 1912 and settled in Providence, R.I. Therefore, the 1920 census is the first on which he would appear. His name is mispelled "Paul Martini", and his wife, Maria Giuseppa Arcucci appears as "Giuseppa Martini". The dates, origins and children's names all check out, though, and I am fairly certain this is the correct entry.

Now, I have been completely unable to find any information in the 1930 census. I have tried every spelling combination and all family members' names, including:

Pietro Paolo
Paolo (Paul)
Maria
Giuseppa

Children:
Pasquale
Francesco
Antonio
Giovanni
Giuseppe

Any ideas? Is it possible that they were skipped over in the census? I think by this date they may have been living at 30 Horton Street in Providence.

Any help is of course appreciated.

Alex

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Re: 1930 Census for MATTERA

Postby vj » 17 Apr 2007, 16:18

Address 1930 Providence Directory
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same as 1942 Draft Registration Card
Name: Paolo Mattera, 52
Birth Date: 14 Sep 1890
Birth: Naples, Italy
Residence:
30 Horton St
Providence, Rhode Island
Wife Marie Mattera

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Re: 1930 Census for MATTERA

Postby Biff83 » 17 Apr 2007, 16:27

Hello Alex.

In rereading the Mattera thread, I saw that Valarie posted links to the 1929 and 1935 Providence city directories which listed your grandfather at 30 Horton both years, so it's a fair guess to say he would have been living there in 1930. If memory serves me correctly. I believe I looked at all the 1930 census pages for ED 18 and did not locate either the Mattera family nor a listing for 30 Horton. However, as Valarie stated there are a lot of cropped pages so it's possible that the record was missed in the scanning process. Or I might have missed it when I looked.

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Re: 1930 Census for MATTERA

Postby vj » 17 Apr 2007, 17:57

Hi Biff!
You didn't miss it - it isn't there :wink:
Valarie

The page is missing from Ancestry.com
if you want to see where it should be...
look up Bernardino Liberatore
the Mattera family is on the next page on HeritageQuest

From Heritage Quest:
Series T626 Roll 2177 Page 166
ED 4-18
page 38A

30 Horton Street, owns 2,000
Providence
head Paul Mattera 40
- married age 19
- immig 1913 Al
- laborer, bleachery
wife Mary 43
- married age 22
- immig 1913 Al
children all born in RI
son Pasquale 15
son Frank 14
son Anthony 11
son John 9
son Joseph 6

note: Heritage Quest may be available at your library, and
quite a few locations allow remote access with a library card
I got my access by looking up my library on google & signing
up for a library card online (Ohio)

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Re: 1930 Census for MATTERA

Postby Biff83 » 17 Apr 2007, 19:04

Thanks, Valarie.

Figures it wasn't on Ancestry. It seems like every time I've done a page by page, the record I'm looking for is either missing or on the last page whether I start working forward or backward.

Un abbraccio,
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Re: 1930 Census for MATTERA

Postby mattera » 17 Apr 2007, 19:15

Wow, thanks, Valarie! You guys are incredible. I will try Heritage Quest at my library. Meanwhile, the information you ran down is very helpful.

Biff, thanks for going over the information again. It's nice to hear from you again.

Alex

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Re: 1930 Census for MATTERA

Postby mattera » 24 Apr 2007, 18:52

Valarie,

Thanks again for your help--I was able to access Heritage Quest online from the Boston Public Library. Any tips on using Heritage Quest? Aside from the obvious fact that they had the record and Ancestry.com did not, what is the benefit to Heritage Quest?

Yours,

Alex

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Re: 1930 Census for MATTERA

Postby vj » 24 Apr 2007, 18:57

Hi Alex!
I use HeritageQuest as a back-up to ancestry.
HeritageQuest's big advantage for a lot of folks
is free access at home thru participating
libraries.
Ancestry is always my first choice because
of the 'every name' index to the census.
Valarie

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Re: 1930 Census for MATTERA

Postby mattera » 24 Apr 2007, 19:33

Boy, you can't be beat for the quick response, Valarie.

Thanks again!

Alex


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