I am researching my great grandparents. My ggfather's name was Ignazio Mandala. He was born on Sept 4, 1875 in Palermo, Sicily. He came to the US on July 7, 1893. The story is that his aunt Josephine raised him. He met his mother when he was 18. I do not know his father's name.
His wife was born in Tokaj, Hungary and was raised by her brother. Can't go back any further on that side either.
When I tried to look up records for Palermo. There were two places called Palermo. I got very confused at that point. I'm not sure how to get more info at this point.
If any one can give me suggestions, I would appreciate it.