Longo (Jim & Mary) - Penn. or R.I.

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Longo (Jim & Mary) - Penn. or R.I.

Postby mattera » 24 Apr 2007, 14:42

Hello Everyone,

Through the help of this Board, I was able to find the 1900 Census for my great grandfather's parents, Jim and Mary Longo. They were in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania in 1900, and had four children: Robert, Frank, Rosa and Katie. Jim was born in 1855 and immigrated in 1890. Mary was born in 1861 and immigrated (with son, Robert) in 1897. The three remaining children were born in the US.

I cannot find Jim or Mary/Robert's passenger records. I do not know which port they came through. I also cannot find any other census information for Jim or Mary. I was able to find census information for Frank Longo (my great grandfather) and his wife Teresa Ziroli for 1920 and 1930.

Any help finding further information or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Alex

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Re: Longo (Jim & Mary) - Penn. or R.I.

Postby Biff83 » 24 Apr 2007, 20:32

Hello Alex,

I've been looking on and off also for a 1910 census record for the family as well as subsequent census records for Jim & Mary and haven't found any possibles. Ditto on ship manifests. I'm not sure if Frank Longo's social security, birth or a baptismal record would verify parents' names and places of birth. In doing a bit of searching and reading on Roman Catholic Churches in New Kensington PA, Frank Longo's birthplace, I found that Mount St Peter began as an ethnic Italian church in 1903. It might be worth a call to see to see if they can give you any direction in locating a baptismal record from 1895.
http://www.mountsaintpeter.org/index.html

To request birth records from Westmoreland County PA.
http://www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/westmo ... elandNav=|

Hope this helps a bit.

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Biff
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Re: Longo (Jim & Mary) - Penn. or R.I.

Postby AnotherCitizenToBe » 24 Apr 2007, 20:59

mattera wrote:I cannot find Jim or Mary/Robert's passenger records. I do not know which port they came through. I also cannot find any other census information for Jim or Mary.


Do you know Mary's maiden name? She would have been listed that way on the ship's manifest, often like this:

Mary Jones
Son - Robert Longo

Frankly, with a name as common as Longo, I'll bet you will have a hard time searching through databases.

Any thoughts on whether Jim naturalized? If so, take a look at this thread: http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/Foru ... =6294.html
Near the bottom you'll find tips on locating naturalization records. The Declaration and Petition will contain lots of useful info including place of birth, when and where he arrived in the US and the name of the ship.

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Re: Longo (Jim & Mary) - Penn. or R.I.

Postby mattera » 24 Apr 2007, 21:01

I do not know Mary's maiden name, so I cannot search that way. You are right; there are a lot of Longos! I do not think he ever naturalized, but I may be wrong.

Thanks,

Alex


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