I have not had much opportunity to investigate the resources listed here. My research happens in fits and starts. My grandparents were Riccio and Verosino. I have very little information about them. Who were your relatives?
I am writing 7 years after the initial post. Have you found anything of interest? I am looking for the Gagliardo, Gagliardi, family of Ariano di puglia. They immigrated in 1906ish, settled in Mount Vernon, New York and had their names mixed up by immigration! Nicola and Carmilla was my great grandparents names. Louis and Anthony their sons... but I don't know if it was luigi and antonio... barely can find bark on my tree!
If you can provide any additional details we can help in your search for your Gagliardo(i) ancestors! Do you know approximate dates of birth? Carmilla's maiden name? Where they were married - US or Italy?
I located a manifest for Nicola Gagliardo arriving NY 1907.
Unfortunately, when you try to make the link to the manifest image, Ellis Island has the wrong image. It may take some searching to find the actual manifest...
I tried going to the Ellis Island site (also free) www.ellisisland.org and seraching by the ship and date, but same incorrect image comes up...
Here is a summary for future reference...
Given Name: Nicola
Last Place of Residence: Ariano Date of Arrival: 17 Mar 1907 Age at Arrival: 41y
Ethnicity: Italy South
Port of Departure: Naples
Port of Arrival: New York
Marital Status: M
US Citizen: Ship of Travel: Virginia
Collection: New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924
Possibly an earlier manifest for Nicola Gagliardo in 1894...
Unfortunately, these early manifests don't provide much information.
Name: Nicola Gagliardo Arrival Date: 27 Feb 1894 Birth Year: abt 1867 Age: 27 Gender: Male Ethnicity/RaceÂ/Nationality: Italian Port of Departure: Genoa, Italy Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Fulda
1920 United States Federal Census about Nick Gagliarde Name: Nick Gagliarde [Nick Gazliarde] [Mick Gagliardi] Home in 1920: Mount Vernon Ward 4, Westchester, New York Age: 54 Estimated birth year: abt 1866 Birthplace: Italy Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head] Spouse's name: Camila Father's Birth Place: Italy Mother's Birth Place: Italy Marital Status: Married Race: White Sex: Male Home owned: Rent Year of Immigration: 1883 First time? Able to read: No Able to Write: No Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Nick Gagliarde 54 Camila Gagliarde 50 Tony Gagliarde 20 Louis Gagliarde 18 Cosmo Minchetta 31
Thank You so very much for doing all of that hunting!
I had found a lot of the United States information from Ancestry.com prior to my post. I was looking for information from Italy now. Here is what I have:
1920 census ( like you had)
New York Passenger lists for: 1820-1957 (3 of them)
US city directories from Mount Vernon with occupation details.
I know that Nicola originally arrived in 1883 at the age of 17 and went to stay with his brother Luigi
He returned in 11903, naturalized in 1903, returned again in 1907 with his family. Died in 1934.
Married Camilla/Carmela in Italy. she arrived here in 1909 at the age of 39 and had a daughter Rosaria D'Alessio from a previous relationship. That is all I could find out about her.
I was hoping to find out their Italian information.
Thanks again I really appreciate your digging as I ran out of ideas and time to dedicate on this search.