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My grandfather, Antonio Porreco was born in Torriglia, Liguria, Genova, Italy on 1 January 1890. He departed to the USA with his stepfather and birth mother on 1 April 1900. I believe his stepfather's last name was "Delillo." I am not sure of the correct spelling.

Does anyone know about the Porreco Family from Torriglia?
All assistance is most appreciated. I do not speak or write Italian.

Thank you!

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the surnames mentioned are especially of south italy( Porreca and De Lillo rights).. in Liguria are Porrega.. post the ship's manifest so we can help better... regards, suanj
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Thank you Suanj!

On my granfather's natuarlization papers in Denver, Colorado USA it shows that he arrived in New York on 15 April 1900. There is another date of 15 April 1901. There is Vessel Unknown on those papers, filed in 1912.

I have tried to find his arrival ship with no luck. His papers do say he is from Torriglia, Italy

At this point I am at a loss. I do appreciate your information very much.

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Are there any other alternatives in searching for my grandfather Porreco family history in Torrigilia in the late 1890's to early 1900's?

All assistance is kindly appreciated!
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bob.colleen wrote:Are there any other alternatives in searching for my grandfather Porreco family history in Torrigilia in the late 1890's to early 1900's?

All assistance is kindly appreciated!
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Alternative to what??........ Did I miss something here? :?

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Thank you for your response jcsm400!

SuanJ asked me to provide the ship's manifest for my grandfather. I have been unsuccessful in finding it. I have checked with Ellis Island with no success. Therefore, I am inquiring to see if there is another way to find information about the Porreco family from Torriglia (such as, what information may exist today of Antonio Porreco in Torriglia when he did live there and is there a family relationship in Torriglia today).

I hope I have made this more clear. If I haven't, please let me know.

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Hi Robert,

Thanks for the explanation.

Unfortunately, there are no films of the records for the town of Torriglia, so you will have to write or email the city hall.

Their website has the email address.

http://en.comuni-italiani.it/010/062/index.html

To write the address is:

Ufficio di Stato Civile
Via Municipio, 16
16029 Torriglia (GE)
ITALY

All requests should be in Italian. When writing include a copy of your photo
ID, a self addressed return envelope, & two international reply coupons. These are obtained from your post office.

Here is a form letter that will translate your request from English to Italian.

http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... /index.asp

And here is an Italian-English genealogical word list to help translate the records.

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/ ... Italia.ASP

I hope this helps. If you need anything else, at any time, please just ask. We are all here to help. And please keep us posted on your progress.

Good luck in your research.

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jcsm400

Thank you for taking time to respond with such good information. I will keep you posted.

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Robert,

You're very welcome. Glad I could help.

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Does anyone know if the Later Day Saints has microfilmed the civil registrations of Torriglia, Genova and If they have, from what dates?

Any response is greatly appreciated!

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Robert,

Sorry, no FHL films for Torriglia. Here is the contact information.

Ufficio di Stato Civile
Via Municipio, 16
16029 Torriglia (GE)
ITALY
Phone Number: (+39) 010-944038
Fax: (+39) 010-943297
Email: sindaco @ comune.torriglia.ge.it (No Spaces)

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Here's an interesting photo site about Torriglia...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rsepulveda/sets/807609/


Were there other siblings??
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I believe that your ancestor was born in Torricella and no in Torriglia... suanj
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this info is abt your ancestor?... :
FANKOONE, MARY - Marriage License - and Antonio Porreco, of Edgewater, Colo.
RMN 01/08/1911
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Hi suanj .. .I too am looking at the Porrecas from Torricella..... just noticed your reply...!

Here's a young Porreca .. but he travels with a grandfather...

http://stevemorse.org/ellis/fixellis.ph ... 5073150156

First Name: Nicolantonio
Last Name: Porreca
Ethnicity: Italian
Last Place of Residence: Torricella Pel.
Date of Arrival: Dec 14, 1901
Age at Arrival: 9y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Nord America
Port of Departure: Napoli
Manifest Line Number: 0006
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