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Need Information on S.Giorgio

Postby JeanR » 08 Dec 2008, 03:20

The 1907 passenger list that Pink found for me a few days ago turned out to be gold mine of information. My great grandfather (Pietro Allaria) must have been coming back after a trip to Italy and he brought with him five relatives who had not been to the America before. They were all going to the same post office box address in a copper mining town in Upper Michigan that was listed as my great grandfather's resident. We knew from oral history that relatives had worked the mines up there but we didn't know exactly where until seeing the town on this passenger list.

Anyway, on the list it also gives the name of the town in Italy where my great grandfather was born. It's listed as s. Giorgio Cam???se. I've been trying to search the internet for something that fits but I'm not sure what the "S" stands for---is it San or Saint or just S? And does anyone have a guess as to what the word following 'Giorgio' is suppose to be---the Cam???se. I'd like to find a little history about the town, circa 1860 around the time my great grandfather was born.

Jean
http://riva-alaria.blogspot.com/

Thanks, again, Pink---if you see this. I have been having fun with the stuff you and others posted.
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Re: Need Information on S.Giorgio

Postby misbris » 08 Dec 2008, 03:36

The town is possibly San Giorgio a Cremano in the province of Naples.

http://en.comuni-italiani.it/063/067/index.html
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Re: Need Information on S.Giorgio

Postby PeterTimber » 08 Dec 2008, 05:09

The town is SAN GIORGIO CANAVESE 10090 (Torino). See ellis island arrival of nephew in 1907 destined to his Uncle Pietro Allaria in Michigan and coming from San Giorgio Canavese. =Peter=
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Re: Need Information on S.Giorgio

Postby suanj » 08 Dec 2008, 15:27

Peter is right.. the town is San Giorgio Canavese ( Torino, Piemonte, Italia)
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Re: Need Information on S.Giorgio

Postby uantiti » 08 Dec 2008, 15:40

Hi,
in your first topic I gave you a link where towns in Torino province are listed.
Look at the list and you will find San Giorgio Canavese. Click on it and you will have some info on that town. Here is it
http://piemonte.indettaglio.it/eng/province/to/la_provincia_di_torino.html
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Re: Need Information on S.Giorgio

Postby JeanR » 08 Dec 2008, 15:40

Thank you all for your help!

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Re: Need Information on S.Giorgio

Postby PeterTimber » 08 Dec 2008, 17:14

Jean try the public library in San Giorgio Canavese for the 1860 historical information you are seeking. Biblioteca, Comune di San Giorgio Canavese, Via Dante 25, 10090 (TO) Piemonte or send e-mail to municipio@comunesangiorgio.it Keep to simple english sentences =Peter=
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Re: Need Information on S.Giorgio

Postby uantiti » 08 Dec 2008, 19:11

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Re: Need Information on S.Giorgio

Postby JeanR » 09 Dec 2008, 18:28

Peter and Ada:

Thank you both for your help. I used Ada's link about San Giorgio Canavase as the background information for my great grandfather's hometown. It was just what I wanted. Later I'll write to Peter's source so I can add more details if I get a reply. I checked with the post office yesterday about sending letters to addresses written in Italy. For future reference if anyone wants to know: all we have to do here in America is write 'ITALY' at the very bottom.

Jean

P.S. If anyone is interested, here's the blog entry where I wrote about my great grandfather's trip from San Giorgio Casavase. (Thanks, again, Ada, for the passenger list that revealed so much information.)
http://riva-alaria.blogspot.com/2008/12 ... ining.html
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Re: Need Information on S.Giorgio

Postby pink67 » 09 Dec 2008, 19:53

Your Blog with your family history is wonderful Jean... :D

Just a little note... Pietro's relative listed on the same arrival manifest was Massimo Allaria....

I want to show you this interesting 1888 arrival manifest...I think it's the first arrival for Aurelia .... she's listed under tha Alaria last name and was travelling with a child of 2 years.... There are some mistakes because the child is listed as male, but we know she was a little girl....

Here is:

Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1945
about Aurelia Alaria
Name: Aurelia Alaria
Arrival Date: 27 Jun 1888
Age: 25 Years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1863
Gender: Female
Port of Departure: Antwerp, Belgium
Ship Name: Nederland
Port of Arrival: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Last Residence: Belgium :?:
Birthplace: France
Microfilm Roll Number: T840_11

[img=http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/6229/alariaaurelia1888arrivafq8.th.jpg]


what do you think about it? :wink:

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Re: Need Information on S.Giorgio

Postby PeterTimber » 09 Dec 2008, 20:31

Dear Jean R Ada's input far exceeeded what I offered and what she furnished was just what you wanted. Your kindness is appreciated though.=Peter=
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Re: Need Information on S.Giorgio

Postby JeanR » 09 Dec 2008, 22:55

Pink:

That is amazing! I'm awestruck. My great-grandmother's birth date from one of the later census records lines up with the birthday on this Philadelphia Passenger List! It has to be her, and no one in the family knew a single thing about her.

Thanks for the spelling correction on the Massimo and for the compliment on my blog. The blog is going to be my Christmas present to many people in the family.

Thanks, again. Jean
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Re: Need Information on S.Giorgio

Postby Maurizio » 11 Dec 2008, 22:25

Hi, Jean.

Here's the link to the official website of San Giorgio's City Hall
http://www.comune.sangiorgiocanavese.to.it/
Unfortunately the website is only in Italian, but surfing it shouldn't be too difficult and you may find some nice pictures to eventually add your already awesome blog.
Also, many people from San Giorgio emigrated to U.S. at the beginning of XX century: some stayed there, other came back after a few years (that's why I seem to remember San Giorgio has a particular street where more houses are built in what we call "American style" - single unit with a small front garden -, quite unusual here since a few years ago). Anyway, that's just to say that if you write in plain English to the City Hall (mailto:municipio@comunesangiorgio.it) asking for your ancestor's acts, chances are you'll get an answer since that won't be the first request of that kind they receive.
Hope this helps.
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Re: Need Information on S.Giorgio

Postby JeanR » 12 Dec 2008, 03:54

Maurizio,

Thanks for the website! I may have to inspire some of my relatives to all get together and to tour our ancestral homeland. From the pictures I've seen so far on the web, your county is beautiful.

That's interesting about the street of "American Style" homes in San Giorgio. One of the areas where some of my Italy ancestors ended up after several moves around the county is a place that very much reminds me of photos I've seen of the San Giorgio castle on the high cliff. Now I know why my ancestors liked that particular area of the USA.

Thanks, again.

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Re: Need Information on S.Giorgio

Postby Maurizio » 15 Dec 2008, 11:37

Jean,
If and when you'll come here and visit, I'll be happy and honoured to meet you and eventually try and be your guide for a tour, if you desire.
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