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find a town on naturalization record

Postby Chicago348 » 07 Oct 2016, 09:23

Hello all,

I am doing some genealogy research on my Italian family. I have two records with a birth town listed as "Salcena". However, there appears to be no such town anywhere in Italy. Could "Salcena" be a misspelling or a translation error?

The last name of the family I am searching for is Porreca. Alternate spellings may be Perreca or Purreca. I suspect they lived in or near Giffoni Valle Piana, Acerno, or Salerno in the province of Salerno. However, I'm really not sure.

Does anyone have any thoughts on "Salcena"?

Thanks so much!

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Re: find a town on naturalization record

Postby adelfio » 07 Oct 2016, 17:25

Welcome to IG website
If you give us somemore info like names and dates and where they settled in the US we can help

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Re: find a town on naturalization record

Postby Chicago348 » 07 Oct 2016, 22:16

Thanks so much, Marty! The information I have so far is listed below. As you can see, it's not perfect information, but it points to the Salerno area in Italy. The person I'm researching specifically is Assunta Porreca (married name Galluzzi) who's birth town I have yet to discover. I have contacted the towns of Salerno, Giffoni Valle Piana, and Acerno and could not find Assunta's birth record. Thanks for any help you can provide.


Raffaele Porreca - father
born 26 Dec 1857 in Italy
married Vincenza Aurilia in Italy
immigrated to the US on 19 Dec 1919, ship name "Duca d'Aosta" from Naples
manifest shows "Italy south" as race, "Giffone" as last residence, and "Cervinara" as birthplace
1920 census shows he resided in Chicago with Vincenza, Minie, Suzi, and Maria
also called "Ralph"
died 18 March 1944 - birthplace listed as "Cifone Valle Piane, Italy"

Vincenza Porreca - mother
born 5 Jun 1863, maiden name Aurilia
immigrated with family in 1919
resided in Chicago
birthplace listed as "Cifone, Salerno, Italy"
died 9 Oct 1947

Filomena Porreca - daughter 1
born 12 Aug 1888
maried Domenico Gervasio in Italy
immigrated 17 Feb 1921 from Naples on ship "Guglielmo Pierce"
manifest shows "Italian South" as race, "Giffoni Valle Piana" as residence, and "Filetto" as birthplace
died 23 Dec 1979 in Chicago

Domenica Porreca - daughter 2
born 1899 in Italy
immigrated with family in 1919
called "Minnie" or "Minie"
married James Shamon

Assunta Porreca - daughter 3
born 9 July 1901 in Italy
also called "Susan", "Susie", or "Suzi"
immigrated with family in 1919
resided in Chicago
married Giovanni (John) Galluzzi on 2 Sept 1920 in Chicago
on a child's birth certificate in 1921, Assunta's birthplace was listed as "Salerno, Italy"
in 1945, John Galluzzi wrote that Assunta was born in "Salcena, Italy" on his Declaration of Intention
in 1947, John Galluzzi wrote that Assunta was born in "Salcena, Italy" on his Petition for Naturalization
died 22 Jan 2000 in Chicago

Maria Porreca - daughter 4
born 02/08/1903 in Acerno, Italy
the birth date and location were confirmed by an archivist in Acerno to the parents Raffaele Porreca and Vincenza Aurilia, however they did not find a birth record for Assunta there
immigrated with her family in 1919
married Enrico Citarella
resided in Chicago

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Re: find a town on naturalization record

Postby adelfio » 08 Oct 2016, 02:38

Nome: Domenico Gervasio
Classe: 1891
Comune di nascita: Acerno
Full text: Gervasio Domenico di Carmine e Frasca Filomena nato il 22/9/1891 a Acerno di professione carbonaio


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Re: find a town on naturalization record

Postby Chicago348 » 08 Oct 2016, 03:10

Thanks, Marty! That definitely looks correct and supports the Salerno/Acerno area for the Porreca family. What database are you searching in?


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Re: find a town on naturalization record

Postby mmogno » 08 Oct 2016, 13:34

Manifest (rows 2-6, column 33) shows "ITALY, Ciffone" as last permanente residence, and "Italy, Cervinara" as birthplace of Perroca Raffaele, Vincenza, Domenica, Assunta, Maria.
http://assets.libertyellisfoundation.or ... 090800.jpg
http://assets.libertyellisfoundation.or ... 090798.jpg

COMUNE DI CERVINARA (AV)
http://www.halleyweb.com/c064025/zf/ind ... izio/20001

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Re: find a town on naturalization record

Postby Chicago348 » 09 Oct 2016, 09:46

Thank you, mmogno.

Yes, I have looked at that manifest. I have actually already contacted Cervinara AV and am awaiting a response. I'm still stuck on the unknown "Salcena" town. Thanks for the help though.

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Re: find a town on naturalization record

Postby adelfio » 09 Oct 2016, 16:20

They where born in Cervinara so I would rent the Family History Library microfilms of Cervinara that can be viewed and copied at a FHL center near you
Registri dello stato civile di Cervinara , 1809-1899 civil records of Births, marriages, banns, marriage documents, deaths including indexes

FAMILY HISTORY LOCATOR
https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator

ORDERING FILMS FROM FHL
https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/ ... ory_Center

ABOUT ITALIAN RECORDS
https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/ ... al_Records

ONLINE CLASS FOR TRANSLATING ITALIAN RECORDS
https://familysearch.org/learningcenter ... 22Italy%22

RECORDS FOR CERVINARA FROM FHL
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog ... %20Library

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