The microfilmed records for Casacanditella are from 1809 to 1900.
Both of my grandparents were born in the late 1880's so I don't think I would find any marriage records. Hopefully birth records and maybe stuff on *their* parents. Difficult though because I have so little to go on.
Things I have found:
Ship manifests for my grandmother. She came over in 1920 on the Dante Alighieri. She traveled with her daughter, my aunt.
Ship manifest (95%) sure for my grandfather (my mom said he went to Canada and was a citizen there and traveled back and forth to Italy and was here in the states approx 9 yrs before my grandmother was able to join him.) The manifest I found was from St Salt Marie. I can't put my fingers on it right now. I have stuff spread out all over, LOL. I need to get organized!
WW1 draft registration
1930 census (California) Grandfather listed as Antone D'Angelo
It says my grandfather was naturalized but the printout I made is too light to read if my grandmother was. I do know she became a citizen
because I remember her studying when I was a child. In all honesty, I don't know the difference between being naturalized and being a citizen or what the difference is.
California Death index for both
Grandmother: Giovina Rapposelli (maiden name)
Lists *Francesco* as her father
[b] I just re looked at the printout from the manifest (from Ancestry)
and they list her birth location as Chieti but my mom says she thinks they were both born in Casacanditella. (the place that is listed as her last place of residence) I think Casacanditella is the comune, correct? Chieti the province?
Grandfather: Antonio D'Angelo
I believe in Casacanditella as well
I was excited beyond words to learn that grandmother's father's first name was Francesco! My mom never knew any of her grandparents and does not remember any first names
I know they settled at first in Ironwood Michigan and my grandfather worked in the mines. My mom and her brother and sister were all born at home in Michigan. I cannot locate them on any census prior to 1930.
My grandmother went by *Julia* here in the USA
I hope the records on microfilm will at least give me a lead on my grandparents *parents* and their names
Sorry if I have gone on and on and ON