Nara just emailed me back and said arrivals before 1906 were not verified by INS. So info from immigrants when application for naturalization was made there was no verification. After 1906 a certificate of arrival was given by the INS.
No wonder it can be so hard to find someone. Legal documentation can be wrong.
Could not have done it without you
That is an interesting response from NARA. My grandfather arrived in 1905. He filed his declaration of intent in 1941 and they did verify his arrival in the US. The manifest is marked to indicate so.
I am away from home so don't have a book to check, but from what I remember reading (think title is "They Became Americans") there is a difference is the paper work an immigrant filed. Passenger arrivals after 1906 were noted on a different form and I think they had to pay a fee. I will try and check what I read next week.
I think the name was changed in 1950 (more or less). I don't know the right date. Venticano is a beautiful village and it is very famous for "Fiera Campionaria", a business market during the period of April.
mfjp wrote:Saluti Gaetano!
The name must have changed after 1924 sometime? The Ellis island manifests only go to 1924. Venticano name does not exist on any manifests. Nice to hear from you.
Campanarello, the add name of Venticano, became ar autonomaus town in June, 1948.The territory was composed of Pietradefusi and Venticano. They were separated by 4 Km.
All the citizen born before 1948, even though they were born in Campanarello (Venticano) were registered in Pietradefusi.
So on the birth certificates, Pietradefusi is written, even if people were born in Venticano territory.
There is no birth certificate of Saverio born the third of September 1886.
There is an act which tells of a Ciarcia Maria Carmina born the 25th of March 1858 and dead the 18th of July 1918 lihy are you interested in knowing about Ciarcia Maria Carmina? Who are the American relatives?
I,m searching some information about the Ciarcia family in America too? Can you help?
can you give me your hone address so that I can send you the birth certificates?
I have been thru the films for Pietradefusi and did not find my grandfather or his siblings birth records.
What are the chances that the churches listed above can help me?
I feel like I am at a dead end.
Hi All, Hope everyone is doing well.
Good news finally found my grandfather's 1/2 brother on the 1920 census, Pittston, Pa. It says he immigrated around 1902. In 1920 his age was 41. His name was Pasquale DeMark. I cannot seem to find him on the manifests. I do know for certain he arrived before 1903. His sister arrived in 1903 and said was going to her brother Pasquale in Pa.
Any help on finding him would be appreciated.
It seems no one really remembers him in the family. I was told they called him Zio (is that Uncle?) and loved to dance.
Was never in any family reunion pics so I am assuming he died early
Any help would be appreciated
Donna, about Campanarello, I think that is right michecia post: you must look the Venticano microfilms and no Pietradifusi; I understand that in Venticano birthregistries, abt sept 1886, it don't found Saverio Barletta but is possible to search better, because is possible that the day or the month of birthdate is no right...
About Pasquale the surname could be De Marco, or De Marchi( or without spaces also); also Pasquale was born in Campanarello? let me know, regards, suanj