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Re: Torre Italy/NY
Posted by: J Torre Date: June 05, 1999 at 15:38:48
In Reply to: Re: Torre Italy/NY by Kathryn Torre-Stewart of 122

Kathy,
In spite of the name, we're not related; my Torre family was from Liguria not Sicily. But I have some suggestions for how you might fid out where in Italy your g-grandfather was born. This worked for me and I've traced *my* Torre line back to the 1500s!

Was your g-gfather married in NYC? If yes, the marriage record should be at the Municiple Archives (31 Chambers St). From that you can get the name/address of the church where they were married. Some of the Italian churches recorded the birth town of the bride and groom.

Was your g-gfather naturalized? Check the 1900,1910,1920 US censuses. They indicate the year of naturalization. If you can then find the declaration and/or petition papers they might give the specific town where he was born. I've seen some that do, some that don't.

If you send me email, I might know someone in Italy who can help with the search, tho probably not until August or September.

Jeanne (DEHV18A@prodigy.com),

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