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by jllaf
30 Oct 2019, 16:03
Forum: Locations in Italy
Topic: Ventotene
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: Ventotene

Thank you. I have written Procida family email address you provided. As far as the civil records for Ventotene....I did note that there are records within the State Archives of Latina for Ventotene...but only beginning in the 1930's. This is because Ventotene became part of the state of Latina at th...
by jllaf
28 Oct 2019, 21:10
Forum: Locations in Italy
Topic: Ventotene
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Ventotene

Can anyone help me in locating in which state archives the civil records of the island Ventotene would be included? The island became part of Latina in the 1930's but before that where would they be included? I cannot find them in the Antenati website at all. The municipality of Ventotene does not r...
by jllaf
10 Dec 2018, 18:58
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Ventotene
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Ventotene

Where can I find birth/death/marriage records for the island of Ventotene in the 1800's? Would they be at the State Archives of Naples? Would duplicate records be held in Pozzuoli, which was the administrative district for Ventotene at the time? Are any of these records available on-line? Thank you.
by jllaf
26 Sep 2018, 16:28
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Prison in Santo Stefano
Replies: 1
Views: 351

Prison in Santo Stefano

After finding a marriage document from 1861 for one of my ancestors in Naples I discovered that at the time my 2x-great grandfather Giovanni LaFianza was living on the island of Santo Stefano, near Ventotene. I have learned that Santo Stefano was strictly in use as a prison at that time, housing pol...
by jllaf
14 Feb 2017, 21:54
Forum: Italian History & Culture
Topic: Christ Stopped at Eboli
Replies: 4
Views: 4066

Re: Christ Stopped at Eboli

Yes, I read the book, while I was actually IN Basilicata tracing my own ancestors' footsteps (Ferrandina, Matera). After I got back I purchased the movie on DVD...look for it at Amazon...just make sure it has English subtitles. The book itself was indeed very engrossing, better than the movie...I en...
by jllaf
24 Jan 2017, 17:56
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Feudalism in Southern Italy in the 1600's and 1700's
Replies: 1
Views: 526

Feudalism in Southern Italy in the 1600's and 1700's

In researching ancestors from the 1600's and 1700's in Southern Italy, I was surprised to learn that feudalism still existed there until 1806. In my own family's case, I learned that in the 1700's they lived in Santeramo, in Puglia, but that in the 1600's there were people with the same surname in P...
by jllaf
19 Feb 2015, 00:24
Forum: Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship
Topic: Searching for Naturalization Papers
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

Re: Searching for Naturalization Papers

That is the correct record. Based on the cumulative information on all the records I've been able to find, there is little doubt that he was naturalized sometime around 1902-1905 in New York City. I've been told that the National Archives in NYC has a soundex index for naturalizations for those year...
by jllaf
18 Feb 2015, 15:36
Forum: Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship
Topic: Searching for Naturalization Papers
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

Re: Searching for Naturalization Papers

Thanks for your reply. All later census records state that he had been naturalized. By 1920 he had political connections and was highly regarded in jersey City, which leads me to believe all census records are accurate regarding his citizenship and that he would have applied as soon as he could, whi...
by jllaf
17 Feb 2015, 16:39
Forum: Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship
Topic: Searching for Naturalization Papers
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

Searching for Naturalization Papers

I'm searching for US naturalization papers for my grandfather Giovanni LaFianza. He arrived in New York City in 1897 at age 17. According to the 1900 US Census he was listed as "AL". He made a return trip to Italy and according to the April 1903 manifest he was still an Italian citizen. He lived in ...
by jllaf
10 Nov 2014, 02:53
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Foundling Claimed in Later Years
Replies: 9
Views: 1610

Re: Foundling Claimed in Later Years

IF one or both parents came forward to claim her, it would be recorded as an Atto di Ricognizione. This act would be found in Parte II of the Atti di Nacita (Birth Acts) if after 1866. If it occurred before 1866, the Atti di Ricognizione were usually contained in the Atti Diversi (Other or Misc. Act...
by jllaf
22 Oct 2014, 04:08
Forum: Italian History & Culture
Topic: Feudalism in Southern Italy - 1600's-1700's
Replies: 0
Views: 8587

Feudalism in Southern Italy - 1600's-1700's

In researching ancestors from the 1600's and 1700's in Southern Italy, I was surprised to learn that feudalism still existed there until 1806. In my own family's case, I learned that in the 1700's they lived in Santeramo, in Puglia, but that in the 1600's there were people with the same surname in P...
by jllaf
19 Oct 2014, 15:42
Forum: Italian History & Culture
Topic: Feudalism in Southern Italy
Replies: 5
Views: 11729

Feudalism in Southern Italy

In researching ancestors from the 1600's and 1700's in Southern Italy, I was surprised to learn that feudalism still existed there until 1806. In my own family's case, I learned that in the 1700's they lived in Santeramo, in Puglia, but that in the 1600's there were people with the same surname in P...
by jllaf
04 Sep 2014, 17:29
Forum: Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship
Topic: Ship manifests - Italy to South America
Replies: 4
Views: 1462

Re: Ship manifests - Italy to South America

Peter - I've been told one of my ancestors went to South America rather than the US and I'm trying to research that hypothesis.

John
by jllaf
28 Aug 2014, 17:32
Forum: Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship
Topic: Ship manifests - Italy to South America
Replies: 4
Views: 1462

Ship manifests - Italy to South America

There used to be several websites available that contained ship manifest records from Italy to Buenos Aires and Brazil. The links no longer seem to work. Is anything searchable available online?

Thanks,
John
by jllaf
31 Jan 2014, 14:28
Forum: Italian Genealogy
Topic: Petraglia,Recchia,Canitano,Digrottole,Campaniello,Passeri
Replies: 6
Views: 1874

Re: Petraglia,Recchia,Canitano,Digrottole,Campaniello,Passer

Lisa, My name is John LaFianza, and I too am a direct descendant of Domenico Petraglia and Carmela Pomponio. They are my 3x great grandparents. Domenico was born in 1795 and Carmela in 1800, both in Potenza. They had a daughter Maria Lucia (which later became Maria Luigia) in 1821, also in Potenza. ...