I'm trying to piece together my great-grandfather's story, and I believe he may be Giuseppe Marcellino's (wife: Angelina Pagnotta) brother. My great-grandfather was Domenico Marcellino, and his older brother was Giuseppe. They also had a brother Pasquale. Where did the research on Giuseppe and Angelina suggest that they lived?
Hi Ebyrnes, Its so great to hear from you! Since Giuseppe & Angelina's daughter Giovannina was born in Fiumefreddo Bruzio, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy; I would also assume that her parents were born there as well. Where were your Marcellinos from? Giuseppe had a son Domenico, so it was a family name, so your Domenico could definitely have been related. Hope to hear from you again soon and let me know if you have any other questions.
Nick, Thanks for getting back to me so quickly! Our family research has stalled out a bit with respect to figuring out which specific city/town Domenico was from in Italy. My Nana (Domenico's daughter) remembers him talking about Reggio Calabria, but on the ship manifest I found it listed Grotteria (still in Calabria though).
So far, I have his WWI draft card (thanks to a helpful, experienced researcher), and ship manifest. I know birth and death dates, but don't have his SSN.
We're all pretty new to researching family history - so we're not sure where to go next - do you have any suggestions?
Are you a Marcellino or a Curatola? Jennie and Mike are my grandparents and I was wondering how you fit into our family tree! My mother is Angie, child #9 of 11, one of seven of their children still living. Our family tree totals about 200 with the great grandchildren and great-greats!!!
In honor of my grandmother who always missed her family in Calabria, I opened a "Curatola Family" page on facebook. If you are a fan of facebook, please feel free to join the 56 members and acquaint yourself with your family. Also please feel free to write me regarding anything you want to know or members you may want to reconnect with. Warmest regards, Nancy