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Re: Find Your Genealogy
Posted by: Tracy Reid (ID *****4904) Date: May 28, 2010 at 05:20:00
In Reply to: Re: Find Your Genealogy by paige of 3

YOur great grandmother came with her parents and headed to ellis Island but they hit a snag and ended up in SOuth America for a time, they came from Brazil to Providence , They were from Roccomafina Italy, Your great grandfather Mariano came from Acri, ItaLY, He traveled with his two brother's Angelo and Pasquale as well as a sister who's nickname was Fanny, I have searched Ellis Island Manifests but they do not appear together on any ship manifest.
Grandfather had a nickname that sounded something like, Umile. If they did not take a direct route from Italy to Ellis or Boston Port of call, they might not appear on any documented ship manifest...It was also during a political uprising so some people who were not supposed to leave the country to avoid military service might not have traveled under real names...Grandfather Mariano and his two brothers were being sent away by their parents, or so my mother recalls the story, to avoid a brutal military induction...I am digging so will post when I get further info have also emailed both Acri and Roccomofina town halls in italy to request documents , birth records, death records, cemetery plots etc...will let everyone know if they get back to me....

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