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A town named "Archatura"

Postby palermo2012 » 21 Jan 2014, 13:12

I've been trying to find out more about where my Great grandfather came from. The only document I have with a town is his WW1 discharge papers and they say he came from "Archatura." I've searched online for it an can't find one thing. I know he was definatly from the south. Either Sicily, Calabria,, or Campania. Anyone have any clues?
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Re: A town named "Archatura"

Postby Italysearcher » 21 Jan 2014, 14:57

http://en.comuni-italiani.it/province.html
This site has an alphabetical listing of Italian towns by Province. You will need to check all the provinces in Calabria and SIcily but you might be able to identify it.
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Re: A town named "Archatura"

Postby erudita74 » 21 Jan 2014, 15:33

palermo2012 wrote:I've been trying to find out more about where my Great grandfather came from. The only document I have with a town is his WW1 discharge papers and they say he came from "Archatura." I've searched online for it an can't find one thing. I know he was definatly from the south. Either Sicily, Calabria,, or Campania. Anyone have any clues?



Possibly the town of Accettura in Matera Province, which would be in southern Italy. What was your grandfather's name, as his surname may be clue to the town from which he came? Also have you located him on a passenger list, as the town name may be on that document? If you have his WWI draft registration card, you may want to upload a copy of that to the forum as well for the volunteers here to see.

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Re: A town named "Archatura"

Postby palermo2012 » 21 Jan 2014, 17:57

His name was Francesco Garofalo and he was born approx. 1891. I have found a Francesco Garofalo from Accettura on a passenger list but the birth year doesn't match at all.
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Re: A town named "Archatura"

Postby palermo2012 » 21 Jan 2014, 18:49

Possibly the town of Accettura in Matera Province, which would be in southern Italy. What was your grandfather's name, as his surname may be clue to the town from which he came? Also have you located him on a passenger list, as the town name may be on that document? If you have his WWI draft registration card, you may want to upload a copy of that to the forum as well for the volunteers here to see.

His name was Francesco "Frank" Garofalo and he was born approx. 1891. I was able to find someone with this name on a passenger list from Accettura but the age was off by over 10 years so it couldn't have been him, I think?
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Re: A town named "Archatura"

Postby adelfio » 22 Jan 2014, 19:38

Where did he settle in the US and his wifes name lets work are way back to find the information you seek

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Re: A town named "Archatura"

Postby palermo2012 » 22 Jan 2014, 22:54

adelfio wrote:Where did he settle in the US and his wifes name lets work are way back to find the information you seek

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Okay he settled in Philadelphia sometime between 1900-1917 I believe. His wifes name was Theresa but I'm not sure of her last name. She was an Irish immigrant. I'm sorry that I don't have much info as my grandparents had rough and poor childhoods.
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Re: A town named "Archatura"

Postby adelfio » 22 Jan 2014, 23:28

Is this the right 1930 Census
Frank Garofalo, "United States Census, 1930"
Name: Frank Garofalo
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1930
Event Place: Chester, Burlington, New Jersey, United States
District: 0024
Gender: Male
Age: 40
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1890
Birthplace: Italy
Immigration Year: 1902
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Sheet Number and Letter: 2A
Household ID: 34
Line Number: 41
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T626
Affiliate Film Number: 1318
GS Film number: 2341053
Digital Folder Number: 004662322
Image Number: 00143
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Frank Garofalo M 40 Italy
Wife Theresa V Garofalo F 46 Pennsylvania
Son Frank Garofalo M 6 Pennsylvania
Son John Garofalo M 3 Pennsylvania

Theresa Ryan, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951"
Name: Garofalo
Spouse's Name: Theresa Ryan
Event Year: 1921
License Number: 444490
Image Number: 00270
Digital Folder Number: 4141818

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Re: A town named "Archatura"

Postby palermo2012 » 22 Jan 2014, 23:54

Yup that is him. My Grandfather is John. I went back to the Ellis Island site to search again now that I know what year he immigrated but I still didn't see him. So either he didn't come through Ellis Island(doubtful) or their online records aren't complete?
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Re: A town named "Archatura"

Postby adelfio » 23 Jan 2014, 00:13

Looking for a shipmanifest for around 1902 found this one still looking can you post the discharge
Boston, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1954
about Francesco Garofalo
Name:Francesco Garofalo
Gender:Male
Ethnic Background:Italian (South) (Italian)
Estimated Birth Year:abt 1888
Age:15
Port of Departure:Naples, Italy
Ship Name:Vancouver
Arrival Date:30 May 1903
Port of Arrival:Boston, Massachusetts
Going to see brother Pasquale Garofalo
Coming from Pietradefusi a comune in the province of Avellino, Campania, Italy

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Re: A town named "Archatura"

Postby palermo2012 » 23 Jan 2014, 00:40

Frank Garofalo #1,748,355
Private, Comapny C. 1st Dev. Battalion, 152 Depot Brigade
Camp Upton New York
Discharged 23rd August 1918
"Said Frank Garofalo was born in Archatura, in the state of Italy, When enlisted he was 28 10/12 years of age. By occupation a bootblack. He had black eyes, black hair, dark complextion."
Name: Frank Garofalo
Grade: Private
Inducted: April 25, 1918 at Cape May, NJ.

If theres any way I could post a scan of it I can.
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Re: A town named "Archatura"

Postby adelfio » 23 Jan 2014, 00:53

Lets see if this will get any results by email
e-mail: aldo.nota@comune.accettura.mt.it
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OGGETTO: richiesta foto copia integrale dell'atto di nascita o l’estratto completo dell’atto di nascita di Francesco Garofalo

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Mi chiamo YOURNAME Sto facendo una ricerca sui miei antenati e ho bisogno delle informazioni dai vostri registri. I miei antenati provennero da Accettura. Vorrei sapere di più di loro.
La ringrazio anticipatamente di voler comunicare i costi di spese di riproduzione e postali per atti di nascita di queste persone:
Nome e cognome :Francesco Garofalo
Luogo di nascita:Accettura
Data di nascita: 1888-1892
Se non avete i registri corrispondenti, potete fornire l’indirizzo dell’archivio dove in cui i registri possano essere trovati?
Nell'attesa della sua risposta le invio cordiali saluti.
YOUR NAME ADDRESS EMAIL

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Re: A town named "Archatura"

Postby palermo2012 » 23 Jan 2014, 01:14

Thanks. I also used the same email as a template for the other birth certificates I'm looking for.
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