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Military Uniform

Postby Caron » 12 Aug 2009, 15:12

I acquired this photo of my grandfather after my fathers death. I know very little information on my grandfather. I believe that he was born in Messina Sicily about 1887 and came to American in 1907. I need assistance in finding out more about my grandfather, his name was Francesco Sgarano. I also need help in obtaininging information on the uniform he is wearing in the photo.

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Caron

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Re: Military Uniform

Postby vj » 12 Aug 2009, 18:59

Hello Caron and Welcome to the Forum :D .

We would all be happy to help.

You may want to try an image hosting site like imageshack or photobucket to post your grandfather's picture & paste the link here.
http://www.imageshack.us/
http://photobucket.com/

Did your grandfather live in MA?
Do you have any of his US records? (census, military, ship manifest)

Thank you!
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Have you seen possible ship manifest from Ellis Island
Could it belong to your grandfather?

(click here) possible 1906 manifest

15 Jul 1906, SS Napolitan Prince, Messina to NY
Francesco Sgarano 19 (abt 1887)
- single
- last residence Itala (Itala, province of Messina, Sicily)
- destination Boston Mass
- joining his cousin
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Ellis Island search engine:
http://stevemorse.org/ellis2/ellisgold.html
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From NEHGS a possibly related town birth record
(New England Historic Genealogical Society, a subscription site)

Sgarano Francesco Boston 1913 vol 617 page 218 Birth

12 Jul 1913 in Boston
Francesco Sgarano
16 Morton Street
Father: Francesco, laborer born in Italy
Mother: Luigia Carina, born in Italy
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Re: Military Uniform

Postby Caron » 12 Aug 2009, 22:20

Thank you so much for the information you provided. I did already find some of this information, but was happy to read the information from the NEHGS site. Both of my grandparents didn't speak english so alot of information was lost with them. The Jul 12 1913 record is the birthdate of my father. I was never really sure of my grandmothers maiden name.

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Re: Military Uniform

Postby vj » 12 Aug 2009, 22:51

Hello!
I'm so glad we could find your father's record for you.
If you would like a copy of your grandfather's birth record (act) you can write to his comune.
There's no charge.
There's a good chance his place of birth is the same as his last residence on his manifest - Itala
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Research in Itala by writing to the comune:

Italian form letter generator with instructions:
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... civile.asp

Address:

Comune di Itala
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Via Umberto I
98025 Itala ME
ITALY
http://www.nonsolocap.it/sicilia/67-itala/

Website for finding comune addresses:
http://www.nonsolocap.it/
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Re: Military Uniform

Postby vj » 12 Aug 2009, 23:03

Just in case you don't have these draft registration cards
Note: his 1917 card states he was a private in the Italian Infantry for 2(?) yrs
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Re: Military Uniform

Postby sal4 » 13 Aug 2009, 02:54

Did the Italian Army keep pictures of the men in the military back in the late 1800"s and if so are these pictures available?.....Sal4
Looking for surnames Iasalvatore (Salvatore), Tartaglia, Rosetta, Consola, Di Muccio, Castellano, Montanaro, Dipaolo, Costa, Sansone, Giudicianni and Laudato.
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Re: Military Uniform

Postby PeterTimber » 16 Aug 2009, 15:53

Write to the Italian Military library..Esercito Italiano, L'Archivo Storico, Via XX Settembre, Roma, Italy and preferably in Italian or simple english short sentences. =Peter=
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Re: Military Uniform

Postby sal4 » 16 Aug 2009, 16:20

Thank you Peter..........I will be writing them a letter this week.....It would be a fantastic if they have a military picture of my Grandfather when he served in the Italian Army......Sal4 :D
Looking for surnames Iasalvatore (Salvatore), Tartaglia, Rosetta, Consola, Di Muccio, Castellano, Montanaro, Dipaolo, Costa, Sansone, Giudicianni and Laudato.
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Re: Military Uniform

Postby PeterTimber » 16 Aug 2009, 16:28

I don't think they made or kept pictures but you can get his entire military record from the provincial capital of his town of originin Italy requesting his discharge records "FOGLIO DI CONGEDO ILLIMITATO" which has his personal data along with his military service record.

Go to www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwisdom/saviello2.html for letters in the Conscription records section. Please let me know if you for sure he was born in Messina or inthe province of Messina since this is where you write: Archivio di Stato di Messina, Archivi Militare, Via 24 di Maggio Isol 291, #18 98122, Messina, Sicily, Italy. =Peter=
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Re: Military Uniform

Postby Marinawilson » 25 Mar 2010, 09:42

I am very happy to read your information but it is not sufficient information. So, you can mention here more information of your grandfather.
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