Locating a town in sicily

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Locating a town in sicily

Postby gzepe » 08 Feb 2007, 02:46

I am searching for my grand fathers birth place to complete my Italian citezenship application My Aunt only remebers something to the effect of casa benjanni I have tried the search application on this web site and the hits are in NW Italy. His Death and marrige certificates only state Italy as I have come to know that he had fled Italy becuse he killed someone who was inappropriate with his mother ,any guesses?
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Re: Locating a town in sicily

Postby wldspirit » 08 Feb 2007, 04:46

May be an overly obvious question..... :) , but have you tried to locate a ship manifest which may reveal the exact town name??

Depending on year, it may be possible to locate other records which could also lead to the town name......

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Re: Locating a town in sicily

Postby gzepe » 08 Feb 2007, 15:26

wldspirit wrote:May be an overly obvious question..... ) , but have you tried to locate a ship manifest which may reveal the exact town name??

Depending on year, it may be possible to locate other records which could also lead to the town name......

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I have located a ships manifest ,with my great grandfather name my grandfather ,I think was a stowaway on the same ship, they both had the same name .I understand my grandfather killed a man protecting his motheres honor and fled Italy and the last town of residence on the manifest is the letters Gaste...estrano the three dots are indecernable letters, it was 1902, they left from Naples but are sicilian. My Aunt remebers the pronouciation as Gosbenganni. none of the other records , death marrige etc show the town I think becuse he was afraid of being discovered. Perhaps an unsolved murder in 1902, perhaps a warrant , I am that desperate any other suggestions?
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Re: Locating a town in sicily

Postby vj » 08 Feb 2007, 15:53

Is this the manifest?
2 Apr 1902 SS Liguria Naples to NY, Line 24
Giovanni Ganci
Thanks, vj
1902 Manifest
Blow-up of town name
1902 Detained Page

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Re: Locating a town in sicily

Postby suanj » 08 Feb 2007, 16:10

maybe Castelvetrano... suanj
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Re: Locating a town in sicily

Postby vj » 08 Feb 2007, 16:13

suanj, just added a blow-up of the
town to the post (above)
Castelvetrano looks right :)
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