I have been interested for any information I can get on my great grandparents. They were from Italy and came to the united states by boat. I dont know alot of information about them but I do have his name. His name was Strother (Janow) or Genoe. My family has always spelled our name Genoe but I recently found out that our original name was spelled Janow. Hopefully someone has some information about relatives they might have had in Italy. Thanks Candida Genoe!
Neither Janow nor Genoe are currentlyh in Italy as surnames and there is no record of Janow being an Italian surname. It is in the ellisisland.org website a predominantly russian and east european surname. Genoe does not exist among any immgrants arriving from Italy or europe for that matter in the ellisisland records. Perhaps they came into the USA thru another port of entry such as Boston or Phildelphoa in which case you have to file form 81 to NARA for a check of the USA arrival records for the wntire country. Gop to www.genealogylookups.com/narchives.htm for the form. Peter
If you are looking for someone that came over to the U.S. by boat, go to the Ellis Island site. I believe it is www.ellisisland.com It will tell you when they came and where they came from. Very good!!