Buttitta and Merlo Surname

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Buttitta and Merlo Surname

Postby kkcomp2 » 24 Aug 2007, 14:27

Hi,
I am looking for information on

Domenico Buttitta around the area of Casteldaccia, Palermo, Sicily.

He had a daughter Margherita born 1877 who immigrated to the United States in 1916 and settled in the Waukegan, Illinois area. She married Frank Merlo (b.14 Feb 1876) from the same area in Sicily.

If any one can give me any information on these 2 familys in Sicily I would greatly appreciate it.


Thank You
Mary

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Re: Buttitta and Merlo Surname

Postby jcsm400 » 24 Aug 2007, 15:13

Hi Mary,

You should be able to trace the family using the available FHL films for the town of Casteldaccia. They are for the civil records & cover 1821-1903.

Available films:

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

To locate your nearest Family History Center:

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

Hope this helps. If you need further information about obtaining the films or anything else, please let us know.

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Re: Buttitta and Merlo Surname

Postby nuccia » 25 Aug 2007, 06:50

Here's Frank and his wife in the 1920 Census.. for fun. Not sure if you needed the record but I felt like doing some look ups tonight so use it as reference. jcsm has provided the best advice. She's been researching using the microfilms for a while and has helped me quite a bit. You can learn alot by researching the microfilms. If I can add one more point to the above info. Have a look through this site as well. It will help you understand what you can expect to learn by researching the films and how to use them effectively.

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/ ... cestor.asp

If microfilms aren't your thing you may want to consider writing away for records. If you are interested in taking that route, let us know and we can provide further links on where to go for help.

1920 United States Federal Census
about Frank Merlo
Name: Frank Merlo
Home in 1920: Waukegan, Lake, Illinois
Age: 44 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1876
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Margaret
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of Immigration: 1913
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Image: 435
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Frank Merlo 44
Margaret Merlo 42
Sam Merlo 21
Angela Merlo 15
Dominick Merlo 11
James Merlo 9
Annie Merlo 7
Frank Merlo 2 2/12

Hope this also helps. :D
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Re: Buttitta and Merlo Surname

Postby Cathynap » 25 Aug 2007, 17:27

There are currently 10 people living in that town today that are listed in the Italian white pages. One has an email listed.
CLICK HERE

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Re: Buttitta and Merlo Surname

Postby kkcomp2 » 25 Aug 2007, 20:23

Thanks for looking this info up for me but I already have this info. I was trying to get info of the Merlos and Buttitta back in Sicily.

Thanks Again,
Mary

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Re: Buttitta and Merlo Surname

Postby tahitijim » 24 Oct 2007, 16:44

I can shed some light on this. I'm not sure if my last submission has been posted, thus I apoligize if this is redundant.

Frank Merlo Sr, born in Italy (Sicily) 2/17/1876 (Died Waukegan 9/20/1973)

Vincenzo (Jim) Merlo Born in Casteldaccia 9/11/1923

Vincenzo (Jim) Merlo lived in Waukegan, IL. Brothers included; Sam, Tom, Frank, Dominick.

I have more information that I can post at a later time. I was in Casteldaccia, Sicily this past August of 2007, with my son James Anthony Merlo.

I'am James Vincent Merlo, Grandson of Vincenzo (Jim) Merlo, my Father is Frank Merlo (now in Ocal, Fl.) I was born in Waukegan 1958.

I have fond memories of all these relatives, feel free to contact me direct.

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Re: Buttitta and Merlo Surname

Postby Vincenza » 24 Oct 2007, 20:05

Hi Mary,

Do you have a member of your family by the name of Ben Marlo married to Catherina Bossa. The name could be altered alittle.

E-mail me at VincenzaM70@Hotmail.com

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