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Re: Family ancestry

Postby pcweaver » 02 Sep 2011, 16:09

Thank you, thank you!!
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Re: Family ancestry

Postby pcweaver » 02 Sep 2011, 16:15

Thank you to all who have replied so far to help me get started with this.
I have a lot of work ahead of me and appreciate your input as to which resources are out there for me to use.
Are there different sites such as this one for different nationalities?
I am half Polish from my Father's side and do have my Grandmother's name, birthdate, & possible year of immigration.
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Re: Family ancestry

Postby pcweaver » 03 Sep 2011, 23:39

I have been trying to find the Ellis Island records for my Italian grandparents & also my Polish grandparents.
Very interesting that no records show up even though I know they each entered the USA through there. Any idea why that is? I logged on as a member for the Ellis Island records.
My Polish grandparents names are:
Walenty (William) Luszcz - original spelling of surname - later, or at the time changed to Luscz. Not sure of arrival date. DOB 1889, died 1935
Sophia Zajàc - maiden name - came from Stykulv (sp?) Poland 1908 or 1909. DOB 1895 , died 1981 Yonkers, N.Y.
My Italian grandparents being Clemente & Rose Berardo from Trivento, Italy.
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Re: Family ancestry

Postby adelfio » 04 Sep 2011, 01:06

Researching Trabia, Palermo surnames Adelfio, Bondi, Butera, Scardino,Rinella, Scardamaglia

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Re: Family ancestry

Postby pink67 » 04 Sep 2011, 23:01

Walenty (William) Luszcz - original spelling of surname - later, or at the time changed to Luscz. Not sure of arrival date. DOB 1889, died 1935


Don't know if you already have this record:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

Name: Valenty Lusi
County: Somerset
State: Pennsylvania
Birthplace: Austria;Poland
Birth Date: Jun 1889
Race: Caucasian (White)
FHL Roll Number: 1926737
DraftBoard: 2

place of birth looks like Gtogna??

image:
http://postimage.org/image/1xl1dx8k/

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Re: Family ancestry

Postby pink67 » 05 Sep 2011, 21:37

Walenty (William) Luszcz - original spelling of surname - later, or at the time changed to Luscz. Not sure of arrival date. DOB 1889, died 1935
Sophia Zajàc - maiden name - came from Stykulv (sp?) Poland 1908 or 1909. DOB 1895 , died 1981 Yonkers, N.Y.


Perhaps the correct town was Stykow....

19 january 1910

line 25:

Zofìa Zajac (or Zayanc) , age 16, female, single, polish, last residence and place of birth Stykow, leaving in Poland her father (can't recognize the name), going to Pennsylvania, Windber (Somerset County) to join her brother in law?..

Note the naturalization mark on her line: 6 - 47469 - 6/11/36 - 505
The first number, 6, is the District number of the INS naturalization Office of MD panhandle, Western OH, Western PA

Page 1:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0024

Page 2:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0024

and possible arrival manifest for Walenty/William?

13 february 1906

Luszcz Walentin, age 16 (approx. birth year 1889) male, single, polish, last residence in Poland : Stykow, going to Windber PA to join his brother Josef Luszcz

image:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0027

just for references the 1920 and 1930 census from Ancestry.com:

1920 United States Federal Census

Name: William Lust
Home in 1920: Windber, Somerset, Pennsylvania
Age: 30
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1890
Birthplace: Poland
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)[Head]
Spouse's Name: Sophie Lust
Father's Birth Place: Poland
Mother's Birth Place: Poland
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex:Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of immigration: 1906
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
William Lust 30
Sophie Lust 25
Victoria Lust 7
Mary Lust 5
Stella Lust 1 [1 4/12]
Helen Lust 3

1930 United States Federal Census

Name: William Lust
Home in 1930: Windber, Somerset, Pennsylvania
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Age: 40
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1890
Birthplace: Poland
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Sophie Lust
Race: White
Occupation:
Education:
Military Service:
Rent/home value:
Age at first marriage:
Parents' birthplace:
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Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
William Lust 40
Sophie Lust 35
Helen Lust 13
Stella Lust 11
John Lust 9
Mike Lust 6
Francis Lust 4

Are these the correct persons?

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Re: Family ancestry

Postby pcweaver » 07 Sep 2011, 19:16

Laura,
Yes, the above census records are of my family, with Mike - age 6 at the time, being my father, who will be 88 next month! Thank you so much!!
I had totally forgotten that they, whomever "they" were had changed the spelling of our last name to Lust! Wow!! So great!
Advice on which research tools to use & or sign up for. Can I truly find everything I need through Ancestry.com?
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Re: Family ancestry

Postby pink67 » 08 Sep 2011, 11:26

Can I truly find everything I need through Ancestry.com?


If you're talking about polish records, no...
There are just a few databases.

http://www.ancestry.com/search/locality ... 381&p=5183

regarding the town of origin of your ancestors it should be Stykow:

http://www.google.it/url?sa=t&source=we ... ZXHAurnu_A

I'm not an expert on polish records, this is another good link for these kind of researches:
http://genealogy.about.com/od/poland/Po ... istory.htm

there's just one free database on the site Familysearch:

https://www.familysearch.org/search/col ... Id=1927187

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Re: Family ancestry

Postby pink67 » 08 Sep 2011, 15:04

and possible arrival manifest for Walenty/William?

13 february 1906

Luszcz Walentin, age 16 (approx. birth year 1889) male, single, polish, last residence in Poland : Stykow, going to Windber PA to join his brother Josef Luszcz

image:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0027


I found two arrival manifests for Walentin's brother Josef Luszcz:

18 february 1910
Luszcz Josef, age 25, male, married, place of residence and place of birth Stykow, leaving in Poland (Stykow) his wife Maria, going to Windber PA to join his brother Walenty Luszcz. Previous stay in the U.S. (Windber) from 1904 to 1907

page 1:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0009

page 2:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0009

and another possible arrival?

18 june 1913
Luszcz Josef, age 29, male married, from Stykow, leaving there his wife Maryanna, going to NY - Schenechtady to join his brother in law Jan Furmann.
Previous stay in the U.S from 19?? to 1910 in Windber PA.

page 1:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0016
page 2:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0016

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Re: Family ancestry

Postby pcweaver » 08 Sep 2011, 19:27

Thank you a million times over!
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Re: Family ancestry - Berardo

Postby Lorrib60 » 06 Jul 2013, 03:15

Hi:

My name is Lorri Berardo. My grandfather was Nicholas Berardo (brother of Clemente) from Yonkers, Ny. My father was Patsy (Pasquale) Berardo son of Nicholas & Angelina LaGuardia Berardo. My father died was I was 6 so I really don't have too much info. I really appreciate the 50th anniversary pic that was posted as well as the obit. If someone has more info to share I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks!,,,,

Lorri Berardo Gualtieri
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Re: Family ancestry

Postby lwarner » 07 Jul 2013, 03:57

My name is Lynn Angela(Berardo) Warner. My father, Pasquale Berardo, passed away when I was three years old in 1966 and I have very little information about this side of my family. My father's parents were
Nicolas Berardo and Angelina LaGuardia Berardo. I do believe that Clemente DiGiovanni Berardo and Nicolas were brothers... which means we are related!
I would like any information but would love to begin with finding out the names of my great-grandparents... parents of Nicolas and Angelina.
This research is all so new to me. Any suggestions are appreciated!
Thank you! Lynn
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