Over 25 million Italians have emigrated between 1861 and 1960 with a migration boom between 1871 and 1915 when over 13,5 million emigrants left the country for European and overseas destinations.
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Family claims the following people were born in Cosenza, Calabria. A search of Ellis Island site was inconclusive. The PERRI/Perry\'s settled in the coal mining region of northeastern Pennsylvania, USA. Given names may be Americanized variations of Italian names. With so little information, any suggestions as to where to begin the Italian search would be most welcome. <BR> <BR>Carmine PERRI born abt 1863 immigrated to the United <BR> States, around 1898/99 <BR> wife, Carmelia TALARICO born abt 1863, with children, followed her <BR> husband to the US about 1900/01 <BR> Children: Angelina PERRI b abt 1886 <BR> Joseph PERRI b 1887 <BR> Peter PERRI b 26 Sept 1893 <BR> Domenic PERRI b 1894 <BR> Natale PERRI b 24 Dec 1896 <BR>Many Thanks.
Mary Nora Perry
Talarico as well as other variations are in the Cosenza area of Calabria. Since Carmela came into the USA arfound 1901 with children you will just have to sit down and rfeview the italian surname in this forum (go to the left side under DATABASES and find the variations of the spelling and then gfo to ellis island and hunt!. If they died after 1963 you can also go to Social security for vital information. Please let me know. Peter
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