Dazed and Confused... Please Help

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Dazed and Confused... Please Help

Post by Paragone » 02 Jun 2016, 03:33

First post. Just wanted to say that the support on this forum seems amazingly helpful. Members going out of their way to really help OP find the answers they are looking for... It's really cool...

I am trying to get dual citizenship but the amount of information is overwhelming to say the least. So much information to take in. I am aiming at my great grandfather to see if I qualify.
My first question....

I was born in 1986 (John Paragone)

My father was born in 1956 (John Paragone)

My grandfather 1920 (Frank Paragone)

My great grandfather 1891 (John Paragone) New York, Kings County

Now I've downloaded "Petition of Naturalization" I found on ancestry. Attached is the document. It seems he became naturalized in 1922. So I am qualified. Please correct me if I am wrong....

Would the attached document be considered "CERTIFICATE OF NATURALIZATION"?

If not, would I get it at usimmigration.com? (sorry for the stupid question)
Second Question

I ordered his and my great grandmas birth certificate online and it seem to be a waste. It came back negative. On the "Petition of Nautralization" attached it says he was born in Beuernto ..I couldn't find such city and asked my dad and he said he was born in Benevento... so I am guessing they misspelled it on the form? Is that possible? They couldn't find either him or my grandma. Is it possible he went by Giovanni?

To go about their birth certificate , should I start at italy.usembassy.gov/acs/records.html? I would greatly appreciate any help I can get.

Thank you so much everyone!


First attachment is Lena Paragone ... Second one is John Paragone.

I tried attaching and having problems... please see short link.. http://imgur.com/KigLgPJ

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Re: Dazed and Confused... Please Help

Post by adelfio » 08 Jun 2016, 16:52

Welcome to IG website
POSSIBLE Birth record of Giovanni Paragone
1891 Sept 21 in the town of Benevento in a house on via San Filippo birth of Giovanni Paragone son of Francesco Paragone age 40 carpenter and Antonia Manzo

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1 ... cc=1482870
Researching Trabia, Palermo surnames Adelfio, Bondi, Butera, Scardino,Rinella, Scardamaglia


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