Is this the Giacomo (note: Gia... - not Gio...) you are referring to?
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Giacomo Mascia Name: Giacomo Mascia Arrival Date: 28 Apr 1905 Birth Year: abt 1888 Age: 17 Gender: Male Ethnicity/RaceÂ/Nationality: Latin Port of Departure: Naples, Italy Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Prinzess Irene
I can post the manifest if you would like.
According to this manifest, Giacomo's Last Residence = Scisciano; there are two such places in Italy today, a comune (city/town) and a frazione (neighborhood/hamlet):
Comune di Scisciano, Provincia di Napoli, Regione di Campania, Southern Italy
Frazione Scisciano, Comune di Maiolati Spontini, Provincia di Ancona, Regione di Marche, Central Italy
I would suggest the first one is the more likely but it is not always easy to be certain about these things. Presuming the first, you can write to the address below and request Giacomo's birth and, if applicable, marriage certificates. These will show the names and birthplaces of his parents.
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Comune di Scisciano
Piazza XX Settembre, 1
80030 Scisciano NA
There is a resonable chance that some or all may be related to Giacomo. You may wish to try contacting them and see what develops. This site ( http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... tools.html ) includes a generic form letter to potential relatives which you may want to try making use of. Personally, I am of the opinion that one should write a proper and detailed letter describing what you know of your ancestry, incuding a few photographs, and then have it professionally translated before mailing off.
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Hi, I know not if this records are abt your ancestor:
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about James Miscia Name: James Miscia City: Cincinnati County: Hamilton State: Ohio Birthplace: Italy Birth Date: 7 Jan 1888 Race: Caucasian (White) FHL Roll Number: 1819802 DraftBoard: 3 http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/9803/masciawwi.jpg born in Accadia, Napoli (??)
1920 United States Federal Census about James Misch Name: James Misch Home in 1920: Cincinnati Ward 5, Hamilton, Ohio Age: 32 Estimated birth year: abt 1888 Birthplace: Italy Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head] Spouse's name: Clara Father's Birth Place: Italy Mother's Birth Place: Italy Marital Status: Married Race: White Sex: Male Home owned: Rent Year of Immigration: 1904 Able to read: No Able to Write: No Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age James Misch 32 Clara Misch 26 Charles Misch 8 Anthony Misch 5 Nicholas Misch 2
1930 United States Federal Census about James Mish Name: James Mish Home in 1930: Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio View Map Age: 41 Estimated birth year: abt 1889 Birthplace: Italy Relation to Head of House: Head Spouse's name: Clara Race: White Occupation:
Age at first marriage:
Parents' birthplace: View image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age James Mish 41 Clara Mish 34 Charles Mish 19 Anthony Mish 17 Nicholas Mish 14 Michael Mish 10 Angelo Mish 10 John Mish 7 Joseph Mish 5 Paul Mish 4 Gennard Mish 1 10/12 Ada Dines 19
U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 about James Genard Misch Name: James Genard Misch Birth Date: 7 Jul 1888 Birth Place: Arcodia Residence: Ham, Ohio Race: White Roll: WWII_2251737