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Need help reading some writing from immigration paper...

Post by goingtorome » 08 Feb 2010, 11:08

Hey everyone!

I am trying to read this writing from this Ellis Island immigration report regarding my ancestors (the country of nationality box)...

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3711140/image.x.jpg

Please see the second row from the top.

I believe the darker text says: "U. S. A. Born" (my ancestor was born in the US, but went to Italy with his parents -- this is their return ship).

The faded text behind that I believe begins like: "ITAL. M...." (Italian mother?)

To the right of this text are three words. The latter two look like to me to say: "...and born"

But I can't figure out the first of the three words.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

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Re: Need help reading some writing from immigration paper...

Post by suanj » 08 Feb 2010, 11:52

I believe:
"Claim US born"
and
"Italy north"
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Re: Need help reading some writing from immigration paper...

Post by goingtorome » 08 Feb 2010, 11:55

suanj wrote:I believe:
"Claim US born"
and
"Italy north"
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Thanks, suanj!

Italy North would make sense because his parents were from the North.

What does "Claim US born" mean?

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Post by johnnyonthespot » 08 Feb 2010, 12:42

Possibly that they "claimed" the child was US-born (and thus a citizen) but did not present proof as such?
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Re: Need help reading some writing from immigration paper...

Post by goingtorome » 08 Feb 2010, 12:44

johnnyonthespot wrote:Possibly that they "claimed" the child was US-born (and thus a citizen) but did not present proof as such?
Oh, okay, that does make sense...

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