Thank you so much! I actually speak Italian and can also read it. My parents came here in 1974 with my brother and 2 sisters and was pregnant with me and had my little sister in 1979........so italian is my first language!
I searched and there is one close to me. I will go there this week!
I am a Direct Descendant of Giaocchino Saia, He is my Great-Grandfather, His only son, Sam Anthony Saia, is my Grandfather, and his son Dean Anthony Saia, is my Father. I Don't remember much of my Great Grandfather, his american name was "Jack", he passed away in 1991 in Port Allen, Louisiana. He was a businessman, He was a Bar Owner of "Jacks Place" and this bar is still open today in Port Allen, Louisiana.
He was a staff colonel for Gov. Huey P. Long, Held a West Baton Rouge Special Sheriff's Deputy badge and was an active merchant and businessman in Port Allen.
He was the father of daughters, Jeanette Laurent and Louise Fertitta; and son, Sam A. Saia. He was the grandfather of seven.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Salvadore and Gioannina Santa Coiumba Saia; his first wife, Mary Lamartina Saia; second wife, Lucille Murray Saia; brothers, Charles, Tony and Frank Saia; and sister, Rosa Saia Favaro.
I Hope this has helped you guys, and Just to let you guys know, my Grandfather Sam and my father Dean are both still Living.
My name is Garrett Anthony Saia and I also Have a brother named after my great grandfather his name is Jack Gordan Saia.