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Searching for Italian Marriage Record

Postby lhillclasses » 29 Dec 2007, 14:53

Greetings all!

I am searching for my great grandparents marriage information. I know that they were married in Abbruzzi, Spoltore, Italy in 1894. I believe that Enrico and Rosaria would have lived in Pescara, Spoltore, Abrruzzo Italy. I know my great grandfather's name is Enrico Giancaterino and my grandfather believes that his mother's name was Rosaria Tortola or Tortala. However, he is not sure. I have census data that by 1920, Rosaria and Enrico were living in Philadelphia. We have found Enrico's immigration information through Ellis Island (1908) through France. But we cannot find Rosaria or their three children who came from Italy between 1910 and 1911.

My grandpop is 94 and very eager to learn more about his mother and her family. But I am stuck. Any help would be greatly appreciated. :)

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Re: Searching for Italian Marriage Record

Postby PeterTimber » 29 Dec 2007, 15:53

She may very have entered the USA at Philadelphia. Go toPhiladelphia.archives@nara.gov and ask them to search their indexes based upon the full name, port of entry and approximate date of arrival.iladelphia indexes go from 1800 to 1948.

You also may wish to call the Philadelphia office for NARA at 404-736-2851 and ask one of the clerks if he can check it out for you since you meet the criteria for indexe checks. =Peter=

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Re: Searching for Italian Marriage Record

Postby wldspirit » 29 Dec 2007, 16:42

The Philadelphia passenger list are available at Ancestry, indexed thru years 1800 to 1945........

If you are having trouble tracking Rosaria, perhaps you could provide the names of the other three children, along with an approximate birthyear, if known, and a manifest could be located using their names, thus leading to the discovery of Rosaria.

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Re: Searching for Italian Marriage Record

Postby pink67 » 29 Dec 2007, 16:59

Hi!

want to show you an interesting arrival manifest (not about Rosaria and children) about a group of Enrico's relatives, perhaps it can help you in your family searches:

Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1945
about Gerenia Giancoteria
Name: Gerenia Giancoteria (Geremia Ciancaterina)
Arrival Date: 22 Mar 1910
Age: 21 Years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1889
Gender: Male
Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Taormina
Port of Arrival: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Friend's Name: Enrico Giancaternia
Last Residence: Italy
Birthplace: Terone, Italy
Microfilm Roll Number: T840_73

page 1:
[img=http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/640/giancaterinoarelativearsd3.th.jpg]

page 2:
[img=http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/797/giancaterinoarrival1910zu2.th.jpg]


Nothing strange because Geremia declared to go to his uncle Enrico Giancaterina (leaving in Italy his father Guarino - Enrico brother's?) but I looked also to the other two men with him:
line 25: Pasquale Chiavarieri (Chiavarini?) from Spoldore (mispelling of Spoltore?) declared to go to his brother in law Enrico Giancaterina living in Christian street Phila.
line 27 : Panfilo Di Girolamo from Spoldore declared to go to the same brother in law Enrico Giancaterina.....

They all declared as place of birth not Spoltore but another town I can't understand well, can someone help??
It seems Terone but this name doesn't exist.....
Suanj puoi aiutare? Dovrebbero essere le tue zone... :wink:

Laura :D

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Re: Searching for Italian Marriage Record

Postby pink67 » 29 Dec 2007, 17:23

Here is Rosaria's Manifest:

Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1945
about Rosaria Cortora
Name: Rosaria Cortora from the manifest Tortora
Arrival Date: 22 Mar 1910
Age: 35 Years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1875
Gender: Female
Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Taormina
Port of Arrival: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Friend's Name: Enrico Griancatarino
Last Residence: Italy
Birthplace: Pianello, Italy
Microfilm Roll Number: T840_73

She was travelling with his child:
Francesco age 12
Gabriele age 10
Domenica age 7
Anna age 5

Page 1:
[img=http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/519/giancaterino1910rosariade2.th.jpg]

Page 2:
[img=http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/7186/giancaterinorosariapageke2.th.jpg]

Edit: she declared for her and her child Pianella as place of Birth and Spoldore (Spoltore?) as last residence.... She was leaving in Italy her father Pietro...

Laura :D

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Re: Searching for Italian Marriage Record

Postby vj » 29 Dec 2007, 18:05

Naturalization documents for your grandfather's brother?
From footnote.com

Gabriele Giancaterino

Declaration
Publication Number: M1522
Publication Title:
Naturalization Petitions for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania,
1795-1930
Publisher: NARA
State: Pennsylvania
Court: US Circuit Court
Year: 1918
Date: 19 Jun 1918
Immigrant Full Name: Gabriel Giancaterino
Document Type: Declaration of Intention
Home Country: Italy
Witness 1 Full Name: [Blank]
Witness 2 Full Name: [Blank]
Year Immigrated: 1910

Certificate of Arrival
Publication Number: M1522
Publication Title:
Naturalization Petitions for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania,
1795-1930
Publisher: NARA
State: Pennsylvania
Court: US Circuit Court
Year: 1922
Date: 28 Jul 1922
Immigrant Full Name: Giancatorina, Gabriele
Document Type: Other
Home Country: Italy
Witness 1 Full Name: [Blank]
Witness 2 Full Name: [Blank]
Year Immigrated: 1910

Petition
Publication Number: M1522
Publication Title:
Naturalization Petitions for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania,
1795-1930
Publisher: NARA
State: Pennsylvania
Court: US Circuit Court
Year: 1922
Date: 15 Aug 1922
Immigrant Full Name: Gabriele Giancaterino
Document Type: Petition for Naturalization
Home Country: Italy
Witness 1 Full Name: Joseph Camodeco
Witness 2 Full Name: Paul Cacchio
Year Immigrated: 1910

Oath
Publication Number: M1522
Publication Title:
Naturalization Petitions for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania,
1795-1930
Publisher: NARA
State: Pennsylvania
Court: US Circuit Court
Year: 1922
Date: 07 Dec 1922
Immigrant Full Name: Gabriele Giancatorino
Document Type: Other
Home Country: Italy
Witness 1 Full Name: [Blank]
Witness 2 Full Name: [Blank]
Year Immigrated: 1910

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Re: Searching for Italian Marriage Record

Postby pink67 » 29 Dec 2007, 18:11

Enrico's son Gabriele Draft rEgistration card for the first War:


World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Gabriele Giancaterino
Name: Gabriele Giancaterino
City: Philadelphia
County: Philadelphia
State: Pennsylvania
Birth Date: 16 Apr 1899
Race: White
Roll: 1907642
DraftBoard: 22

[img=http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/2417/giancaterinogabrielewwijd7.th.jpg]

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Re: Searching for Italian Marriage Record

Postby vj » 29 Dec 2007, 18:19

great grandparents marriage information

It appears you will be able to order & view your family’s records on
microfilm from your local Family History Center (LDS):

Topic Italy, Pescara, Pianella - Civil registration
Titles Registri dello stato civile, 1809-1910 Pianella (Pescara).
Ufficio dello stato civile

Topic Italy, Pescara, Spoltore - Civil registration
Titles Registri dello stato civile, 1809-1910 Spoltore (Pescara).
Ufficio dello stato civile

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Re: Searching for Italian Marriage Record

Postby pink67 » 29 Dec 2007, 18:28

Hi Vj,

can you search in the Microfilm from Family History center if they have those about Pianella ( same Pescara Province), because Rosaria declared as place of birth of their child that town, maybe they were married in Spoltore and after were living in Pianella....
So lhillclasses can order both the microfilm....
Thanks! :wink:

Laura :D

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Re: Searching for Italian Marriage Record

Postby vj » 29 Dec 2007, 18:31

Hey Laura!
I added Pianella to the post.
Thank you :D !
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Re: Searching for Italian Marriage Record

Postby ricbru » 29 Dec 2007, 20:52

Italian tradition says that the marriage should take plce in the village of the bride, so maybe they got married in Pianella.

This is where to find marriage record (you can request copy from real record or abstract/certificate)

Comune
Ufficio di Stato Civile
Piazza Garibaldi, 2
CAP 65019 Pianella (Pescara)
Italy

Comune
Ufficio di Stato Civile
Via G. Di Marzio
CAP 65010 Spoltore (Pescara)
Italy

I hope it helps
bye Riccardo


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