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Searching for my ancesters from Mazzarra Sant' Andrea

Postby skeeter » 23 May 2008, 21:37

I'm looking for any information on my Grandfather and his ancesters. His name was Santo Arcoraci. He was from Mazzarra Sant' Andrea, Sicily. He was born apprx 11/19/1892. He came to the USA on the S.S. Republic leaving from Naples on 5/3/1907 and arriving in New York on 5/23/1907 (from the Ellis Island website).
He was married to Grace Puliafico (marrige date & location unknown).
I believe my Great-Grandfather's (Santo Arcoraci's Father) name was Tomaso Arcoraci. I was told Tomaso died in New York.
Beyond that is a lot of blanks.

Any suggestions on where to go from here?
Thank you for your help... Skeeter

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Re: Searching for my ancesters from Mazzarra Sant' Andr

Postby vj » 23 May 2008, 21:47

Hi Skeeter!
Welcome to the forum!
Nice summary, thanks.
Santo's 1907 manifest has him joining his father Tomasso.
Have you found Tomasso or Santo's census records?
Thanks, Valarie

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Re: Searching for my ancesters from Mazzarra Sant' Andr

Postby vj » 23 May 2008, 22:36

Just for clarification, do these records belong to your family?
From rootsweb

Last Name/ First Name/ Middle/ Birth Date/ Mother Maiden/ Father Last/
Sex/ Birth Place/ Death Place/ Residence/ Death Date/ SSN/ Age


ARCORACI SANTO 11/19/1892 SIMONE
M LOS ANGELES(70) 04/22/1968 568-16-xxxx 75 yrs

ARCORACI GRACE 01/06/1894 PIETRAFI
F LOS ANGELES(70) 02/14/1969 568-16-xxxx 75 yrs

KESTER KATHERINE GRACE 10/26/1915 PULIAFICO ARCORACI
F CALIFORNIA BUTTE 11/07/1996 563-28-xxxx 81 yrs

OWEN VICTORIA ELLEN 05/02/1914 PULIAFICO ARCORACI
F CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES(19) 07/28/1980 549-03-xxxx 66 yrs

ARCORACI THOMAS 10/27/1920 PULIAFICO
M CALIFORNIA RIVERSIDE 10/28/1981 547-22-xxxx 61 yrs

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Re: Searching for my ancesters from Mazzarra Sant' Andr

Postby Biff83 » 23 May 2008, 22:42

WWI Draft Card for Santo Arcoraci
Name: Santo Arcoraci
City: Corono, Railroad St
County: Riverside
State: California
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 23 Nov 1892

1930 census for Santo and Grace Arcoraci
Name: Santo Arcoraci
Home in 1930: San Jose, Los Angeles, California
Age: 37
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1893
Birthplace: Maxxara St. Andrea, Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Grace
Household Members: Name Age
Santo Arcoraci 37
Grace Arcoraci 36
Victoria Arcoraci 15
Katherine Arcoraci 14
Thomas Arcoraci 9
Joseph Arcoraci 4 2/12

WWI Draft Card for Santo & Grace Arcoraci and family
Name: Santo Arcoraci
Birth Date: 19 Nov 1892
RESIDENCE: Ontario, San Berdno, California
Birth: Mazzaraa, Italy
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Re: Searching for my ancesters from Mazzarra Sant' Andr

Postby vj » 23 May 2008, 22:47

Hey Biff :D (& all)!
Can you make out the town in NY on Santo's manifest?
Valarie

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Postby Biff83 » 23 May 2008, 22:50

Buonasera, Valarie! :D

Still trying to noodle out the town where Santo's father was. Other Mazzara passengers going to California and Dunkirk, NY (Chautauqua County).

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Re: Searching for my ancesters from Mazzarra Sant' Andr

Postby nuccia » 23 May 2008, 23:53

skeeter wrote:I'm looking for any information on my Grandfather and his ancesters. His name was Santo Arcoraci. He was from Mazzarra Sant' Andrea, Sicily. He was born apprx 11/19/1892. He came to the USA on the S.S. Republic leaving from Naples on 5/3/1907 and arriving in New York on 5/23/1907 (from the Ellis Island website).
He was married to Grace Puliafico (marrige date & location unknown).
I believe my Great-Grandfather's (Santo Arcoraci's Father) name was Tomaso Arcoraci. I was told Tomaso died in New York.
Beyond that is a lot of blanks.

Any suggestions on where to go from here?
Thank you for your help... Skeeter


Hi Skeeter.

Its nice to have you here with us. Before posting any more records, I would like to know what you may be looking for? Are you looking for American records or Italian records? Birth, marriage, death, naturalization, census? What records do you already have?

Please let us know your goals so we know how to proceed. :D
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Re: Searching for my ancesters from Mazzarra Sant' Andr

Postby vj » 24 May 2008, 02:08

[quote="skeeter]I'm looking for any information on my Grandfather and his ancesters[/quote]

Hey Skeeter :D ,
When you’re ready to pursue your Italian records,
the Family History Library has microfilm for Mazzarra
that you can order and view at your local Family History
Center.
Valarie

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Italy, Messina, Mazzarrà Sant'Andrea - Civil registration
Titles:
Registri dello stato civile, 1820-1910 Mazzarrà Sant'Andrea (Messina).
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Re: Searching for my ancesters from Mazzarra Sant' Andr

Postby vj » 24 May 2008, 03:09

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Re: Searching for my ancesters from Mazzarra Sant' Andr

Postby Essgee » 24 May 2008, 03:25

Great job vj!


Skeeter will be thrilled when she sees all of this.

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Re: Searching for my ancesters from Mazzarra Sant' Andr

Postby vj » 24 May 2008, 03:31

Oh my, thank you.
It was a real team effort :D .
Skeeter had a lot of great leads.
Wish we could make out some of the tough to read names & places.
Valarie

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Re: Searching for my ancesters from Mazzarra Sant' Andr

Postby vj » 24 May 2008, 03:57

Grazia’s mother’s name (from Grazia’s 1913 manifest)
was probably Grazia based on these possible records from rootsweb

Last Name/ First Name/ Middle/ Birth Date/ Mother Maiden/ Father Last/
Sex/ Birth Place/ Death Place/ Residence/ Death Date/ SSN/ Age

PULIAFICO GRACE 07/09/1867 PETRAFITTA
F REST (OTHER) SANTA CLARA 11/12/1945 78 yrs

PULIAFICO GUISEPPE 11/22/1866 PULIAFICO
M REST (OTHER) SANTA CLARA 08/23/1944 77 yrs

(Repeat from earlier in the post)
ARCORACI GRACE 01/06/1894 PIETRAFI
F LOS ANGELES(70) 02/14/1969 568-16-xxxx 75 yrs

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Re: Searching for my ancesters from Mazzarra Sant' Andr

Postby BillieDeKid » 24 May 2008, 13:16

vj wrote:Hey Biff :D (& all)!
Can you make out the town in NY on Santo's manifest?
Valarie

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240 Elizabeth St. - Belvue N.Y.

Hope this helps

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Re: Searching for my ancesters from Mazzarra Sant' Andr

Postby vj » 24 May 2008, 14:26

Hey Elizabeth :D !
Thank you, that helps a lot.
Valarie

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Re: Searching for my ancesters from Mazzarra Sant' Andr

Postby skeeter » 25 May 2008, 16:00

:D
WOW!
Thank you all so much. It's going to take me a while to sort through all these leads.

I'll reply soon to all your great posts... Skeeter


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