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I need help! I can't figure this out.

Postby Queen_Maleah » 08 May 2008, 02:18

I am lds and I need some help because I cannot find some relatives beyond the relatives that came to the US. I know that last names where changed when people came to america. Does anyone know how I can find the italian relatives who stayed in italy when the Ellis Island records orUS government records do not list thier names? I have looked everywhere and can't find anything. THis is very important and something that can't be overlooked. Does anyone know what the actual italian surname equivalents to these Americanized last names: Galente, Familathe. Those aren't their real italian last names, but the Americanized names. Please help! This is so important.

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Re: I need help! I can't figure this out.

Postby misbris » 08 May 2008, 02:59

Hi and welcome to the forum,

There are so many possibilities!! Galante, Galanti is probably the closest. Do you know where in Italy these people came from?

Here is a website that might help.

http://www.cognomiitaliani.org/cognomi/ ... 0007al.htm

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Re: I need help! I can't figure this out.

Postby vj » 08 May 2008, 13:05

The California Birth & Death Index has these possible variations for Galante
Do any these folks belong to your family?
Thanks, Valarie

From ancestry.com

Name: Thomas Familathe
Birth Date: 17 Feb 1917
Gender: Male
Mother's Maiden Name: Galanda
Birth County: Los Angeles

Name: Michael Familathe
Birth Date: 6 May 1918
Gender: Male Mother's
Maiden Name: Galande
Birth County: Los Angeles

Name: Donato Familathe
Birth Date: 22 May 1920
Gender: Male
Mother's Maiden Name: Galando
Birth County: Los Angeles

Name: Martha Familathe
Birth Date: 27 Nov 1923
Gender: Female
Mother's Maiden Name: Galanda
Birth County: Los Angeles
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Name: Thomas Familathe
Social Security #: 0
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 17 Feb 1918
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 11 Oct 1951
Death Place: Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name: Galante
FATHER'S SURNAME: Familathe
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From rootsweb:

FAMILATHE MICHAEL
05/06/1918
GALANTE
M
CALIFORNIA
LOS ANGELES(19)
08/26/1996
568-01-8194
78 yrs
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and from find a grave

Angelina Galante Familathe

Birth: Dec. 25, 1887
Campania, Italy Death: Mar. 19, 1973
San Pedro
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Angelina Galante was born on Christmas Day 1887 in Avelino, Campania Italy.
She came to the United States in her teens and married Michael Familathe.
She was the mother of seven children: Mary, Rocky, Tony, Phillip, Thomas, Michael Jr., and Martha.
She was the grandmother of six: Barbara, Gary, Eileen, Ray, Lynette, and Cheryl,
and the great grandmother of four: Michelle, Leslie, Charlene and Kathleen.
She became a proud American citizen, and she marched in parades holding the American flag
even though her leg was in a brace.
She was a member of Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in San Pedro, California.
She died in San Pedro, California on St. Joseph's Day, March 19, 1973.
Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Culver City
Los Angeles County
California, USA

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Re: I need help! I can't figure this out.

Postby misbris » 08 May 2008, 13:41

vj,

Great finds. You never cease to amaze me. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: I need help! I can't figure this out.

Postby Romano1970 » 08 May 2008, 13:46

Hi Maleah.

Here is what I have done so far to try and secure the names of relatives that stayed back in Sicilia.

My father died in 2001 and I have been advised by the intellegent people on this site that I could request a copy of his original application for a SSN card.

You can do this with any relative that has passed on so try and find the first person you know that came to america that applied for a SSN card and most likely the application will have the name of the town he/she was born in italy plus the names of he/shes parents ( that are mostlikey ) buried in Italy. Then you can go from there with your research. Whaen my fathers arrives I will advise what it states.

Application request range from 16 ( for a computer print out W/ Soc Sec # ) to 29 for the actual photocopy of the document W/ Soc Sec # ) if you do not have the SSN they charge a dollar more for each kind of request.


Here is the link:

http://www.ssa.gov/

Good Luck!!!!!!!!
Michael Romano

Chi va piano va sano e va lontano

Those who go slowly, go safely and go far

Looking for family history in Piazza Armerina, Aidone, and Musomelli Sicily.
Names researching: Romano, Nigrelli, Ristagno, Piazza Maida Triolo.

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Re: I need help! I can't figure this out.

Postby vj » 08 May 2008, 14:14

Hi all :D !
Not many surnames with the exact spelling Familathe
on ancestry
Valarie

Two more possible records:

CA Death Index
Name: Michael Familathe
Social Security #: 0
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 12 Feb 1882
Birthplace: Other Country
Death Date: 31 Dec 1945
Death Place: Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name: Capabanco
FATHER'S SURNAME: Familathe

1918 WWI Draft Registration Card
Naturalized

Name: Michael Familathe
City: Los Angeles
County: Los Angeles
State: California
Birth Date: 12 Feb 1881
Race: White
Roll: 1530800 DraftBoard: 3
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If this is the correct family, they may be from Sturno
(Province of Avellino, Region Campania)

One possible name:
Famiglietti
(often found misspelled on manifests as Famighetti)
Galante (from misbris suggestion above :D ) is also a surname currently in Sturno
Michele's mother's maiden name may be Capobianco (also
currently found in Sturno)

Marriage may have been in NYC or CA
Naturalization may be in NYC or CA (before 1918)

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Re: I need help! I can't figure this out.

Postby vj » 08 May 2008, 14:43

Possible census records (all in Los Angeles County):
1910
627 8th Street
Michele is single, immig 1898, naturalized

1920
623 8th Street
Michele & Angelina are married
Michele immig 1900, naturalized
Angelina immig 1911, naturalized

1930
472 21st Street
Michele immig 1894, naturalized
Angelina immig 1907, naturalized

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Re: I need help! I can't figure this out.

Postby vj » 08 May 2008, 15:28

Pretty good clues:

Michele’s brother Filippo (Angelo) Famiglietti
joining Michele at the same address on Michele's WWI Card

1914 manifest
page 2
SS Canopic Naples to Boston
2 Nov 1914
Line 19

Filippo Faurigliett 16 (abt 1898)
Naturalization notation 23-17047
Last residence Sturno
In Sturno, father Tomasso
Destination San Pedro, CA
Joining brother Michele at 623 (8th) Street in San Pedro
Born in Sturno
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Michele’s brother Angelo (Filippo) Famiglietti
Naturalization paperwork from 1920 and again in 1931

from footnote.com

1920 Declaration of Intention
Publication Number: M1524
Publication Title:
Naturalization Petitions for the Southern
District Of California, 1887-1940
Publisher: NARA
State: California
Court: District Court
Surname: Famalett
Given Name: Angelo
Immigrant Name: Angelo Famalett
Birth Country: Italy
Document Year: 1920
Document Type: Declaration of Intention

1931 Declaration
Publication Number: M1524
Publication Title:
Naturalization Petitions for the
Southern District Of California, 1887-1940
Publisher: NARA
State: California
Court: District Court
Surname: Famiglietti
Given Name: Angelo (Filippo)
Immigrant Name: Angelo Famiglietti
Birth Country: Italy
Document Year: 1931
Document Type: Declaration of Intention
Alias: [BLANK]

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Re: I need help! I can't figure this out.

Postby vj » 08 May 2008, 15:46

If this is the correct family, their records from Italy
have been microfilmed and are available for you to
order & view at your local Family History Center:

film notes
Topic:
Italy, Avellino, Sturno - Civil registration
Titles:
Registri dello stato civile, 1810-1910 Sturno (Avellino).
Ufficio dello stato civile

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Re: I need help! I can't figure this out.

Postby vj » 08 May 2008, 15:50

how I can find the italian relatives who stayed in italy


This may help you locate family currently living in Sturno.

Italian White Pages
Cognome o nome Azienda = Surname
Dove = Location (optional)

Click on red button Cerca

LDS Family Search Letter Writing Guide

Form Letter to a Possible Relative

If you would like to write your own letter - post it on the forum for some
translation assistance.
(under Italian language, handwriting , script & translations)

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Re: I need help! I can't figure this out.

Postby Biff83 » 08 May 2008, 17:22

Fantastic work, Valarie :D !

Possible 1900 manifest for Michele Famiglietti, line 7

Age 20, year of birth about 1880, single
Last residence, Sturno
Destination, Glen Cove NY
Travelling with cousin Mariano Farmiglietti-- line 8, Angelo Capobianco-- line 6, and Vito Grella?--line 5

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Re: I need help! I can't figure this out.

Postby vj » 08 May 2008, 17:46

Hi Biff!
Nice manifest find :D .
No doubt Michele probably had quite a few
relatives there - it does seem to pop up quite
a bit on Castle Garden & Ellis.
I couldn't noodle out which one was his, the Capobianco
on the manifest was a great clue!
Valarie

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Re: I need help! I can't figure this out.

Postby misbris » 08 May 2008, 17:51

Possible manifest for Angelina Galante????

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0007

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Postby vj » 08 May 2008, 17:58

Hi MJ!
Neat :D ! Looks very possible.
Interesting that everyone else (from Sturno) was headed to Glen Cove, Angelina to Brooklyn.
Valarie

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Re: I need help! I can't figure this out.

Postby Essgee » 09 May 2008, 11:14

You guys are the best!!!

And Valarie...words can't do justice to your ability to find things! A true gift!

Now if the poster will only let you know they have seen all your hard work, it would be fantastic!

Happy Friday to all...........


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