Scelfo, Meserendino,from Petralia,Sott,Sicily

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Scelfo, Meserendino,from Petralia,Sott,Sicily

Postby rjscelfo » 24 Mar 2008, 20:46

Any info for these names?

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Re: Scelfo, Meserendino,from Petralia,Sott,Sicily

Postby vj » 24 Mar 2008, 21:50

Welcome to the Forum!
Were you looking to connect with current family members
or did you need assistance in finding records?
Thanks!
Valarie

edit: removed unrelated record

Note:
Currently in Petralia Sottana there are abt 20
folks with this surname: Miserendino

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Re: Scelfo, Meserendino,from Petralia,Sott,Sicily

Postby rjscelfo » 24 Mar 2008, 22:16

Thanks for the help. This is what I know so far, but it is not verified by records.

My Grandfather:Gaetano Calogero Scelfo DOB 7/17/1874
His Father: Leonardo Scelfo
His Mother: Francesca Federico

MyGrandmother: Rosalia Meserendino DOB 9/24/1878
Her Father: Giuseppi Meserendino
Her Mother: Giuseppa Geraci

Gaetano Scelfo and Rosalia Meserendino were married in Sicily 10/10/1896

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Re: Scelfo, Meserendino,from Petralia,Sott,Sicily

Postby vj » 24 Mar 2008, 22:18

Thanks for the update!
We'll all see what we can do to help.

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Re: Scelfo, Meserendino,from Petralia,Sott,Sicily

Postby vj » 24 Mar 2008, 22:24

Italy Records

Your local Family History Center has microfilm you can order and view at
the center.

Topic
Italy, Palermo, Petralia Sottana - Civil registration

Titles
Registri dello stato civile di Petralia Sottana (Palermo), 1820-1910
Petralia Sottana (Palermo).
Ufficio dello stato civile
film notes

LDS Italy Research Guide

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Re: Scelfo, Meserendino,from Petralia,Sott,Sicily

Postby vj » 24 Mar 2008, 22:30

Do you have your family's US records?
Thanks, Valarie

For reference:
Are these records correct?

1918 WWI Draft Registration Card
Gaetano Scelfo 44
75 Prospect Street
Newark, Essex, NJ
Born 17 Jul 1874
Naturalized
Machinist, Newark Gear Cutting Mach Co
At 63 Prospect Street
Wife Rose at 75 Prospect
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1920 census
Home in 1920:
75 Prospect
Newark Ward 5, Essex, New Jersey

Head Gaetano Scelfo 45 (abt 1875) IT
- immig 1900, Na 1905
- machinist, machine shop
Wife Rose Scelfo 40 (abt 1880) IT
- immig 1903, Na
Son Leonard Scelfo 19 (abt 1901) IT
- immig 1903, Na
Son Rosaro Scelfo 8 (abt 1912) NJ

Edit to add detail

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Re: Scelfo, Meserendino,from Petralia,Sott,Sicily

Postby BillieDeKid » 24 Mar 2008, 22:37

Your grandparents manifests for reference

Gaetano Calogero Scelfo
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0024
Rosalia Meserendino traveling with her two sons
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0017

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Re: Scelfo, Meserendino,from Petralia,Sott,Sicily

Postby rjscelfo » 25 Mar 2008, 00:24

Thanks Valarie! Everything so far is correct. I really appreciate the help. I found the Family history center in our town and will go there asap. thanks again. RJS

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Re: Scelfo, Meserendino,from Petralia,Sott,Sicily

Postby rjscelfo » 25 Mar 2008, 00:27

Thank you BillieDeKid. The manifests were a great find!!! This web site is amazing!! Thanks again, RJS

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Re: Scelfo, Meserendino,from Petralia,Sott,Sicily

Postby rjscelfo » 27 Mar 2008, 22:11

Found Family History Library in my town and have ordered microfilms. It takes a few weeks, so I'm lost for now. No new leads. Thanks again for all the help. RJS

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Re: Scelfo, Meserendino,from Petralia,Sott,Sicily

Postby vj » 27 Mar 2008, 23:36

Possible other records:

1930 census

Francesco’s 1930 census

Francesco’s 1918 WWI Card

Leonardo’s 1918 WWI Card

1910 census
Home in 1910:
River Road, rents house
Newark Ward 4, Essex, New Jersey

head Tom Shief (Scelfo) 36 (abt 1876) IT
- married 14 yrs (abt 1896)
- immig 1901, Al (alien)
- labor, street? city
wife Rose 36 (abt 1876) IT
- 5 children born, 2 children living
- immig 1901
son Frank 13 (abt 1897) IT
- immig 1901
son Ador (Leonard?) 9 (abt 1901) IT
- immig 1901

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Re: Scelfo, Meserendino,from Petralia,Sott,Sicily

Postby rjscelfo » 28 Mar 2008, 20:22

Thank you vj. No one knew about the other children born to Rose and Tom. Again thank you for your help, RJ


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