Hello to everyone,
I am searching for my relatives that remained in the homeland when my grandfather and greatgrandparents emigrated to America. This is the bulk of my information as given to me by my mother. According to what was related to her, there was a devastating earthquake in Sicily in or around 1906 which also hit the region of Reggio Di Calabria heavily. My ancestors family took many losses in the calamity one of which, my mother says, was my great grandmother's sister. My great grandmother's name was Francesca Putorti (married name, Caracciolo). My great grandfather's name was Bruno. My grandfather's name was Antonio but i knew him by the american translation of Anthony. He was only 11 months when they came to Ellis island in June of 1912. They sailed from the port of Naples on The Luisiana, having traveled from Reggio Calabria and the town of Gallina. My grandfather is gone now as are my great grandparents but I have a strong desire to connect with our family in Italy. I hope that there will be someone out there who has the means to help me. Until then, God Bless.