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#1: My Introduction Author: AnnWLocation: Maine USA PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:13 pm
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Hi My Name is Ann, I live in the US and I just turned 38, me sister and I have been doing some research on our Italian history for a couple of years now, we have found some interesting stuff but still missing many pieces. I hope that i can help some and that i can get new info to. Many huggs
Ann

#2: Re: My Introduction Author: AnnWLocation: Maine USA PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:55 pm
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Oh I should have mentioned, the surnames, Ianniello, Provenzano, Natale,Bonadio, I have added the Ianniello and Provenzano to surname database..

#3: Re: My Introduction Author: CaroleLocation: Valtellina - Near Lake Como PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:11 pm
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AnnW wrote:
Oh I should have mentioned, the surnames, Ianniello, Provenzano, Natale,Bonadio, I have added the Ianniello and Provenzano to surname database..


Hi Anne
Nice to have you with us here on "Gente"...



If you give us a little more information about your family members I'm sure we will be able to help and guide you in the right direction!

#4: Re: My Introduction Author: nucciaLocation: Toronto, Ontario, Canada PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:13 pm
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Hi Ann,

Welcome to Gente and I did get your surnames. I will add them sometime this week.

Hopefully we can help you with your research. Let us know if there is something specific you might need. And, don't forget to check out The Catanzaro Exchange. You never know what you might find there!

Very Happy

#5: Re: My Introduction Author: Cathy PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:23 pm
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AnnW wrote:
Oh I should have mentioned, the surnames, Ianniello, Provenzano, Natale,Bonadio, I have added the Ianniello and Provenzano to surname database..
Your family was not from Cortale were they?

#6: Re: My Introduction Author: AnnWLocation: Maine USA PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:36 pm
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I am not sure , my grandfather surname Provenzano whose mothers surname was Bonadio says he was from Platania, My grandmother surname Ianniello whose mothers surname was Natale was from Caserta

#7: Re: My Introduction Author: mizzmareyLocation: Maine, USA PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:58 pm
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Hi, My name is Mary, Ann's Sister, I'm did a quick search of where this cortale is locacted and it is in the same region, and the pictrue they showed do be platania is the same pictrure they are showing as cortale, are they the same place? and which surname are you asking if they are from there ?

#8: Re: My Introduction Author: Cathy PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:23 pm
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I know Provenzano is a surname from Cortale where my grandmother was born. It may be common elsewhere too (I do not know) but I do know that there were many Provenzano families in Cortale, Caraffa and other nearby towns. I have a few years of Cortale records up (not many yet) on The Catanzaro Exchange. You may also want to check Serrastretta and Curinga out too. They are very close to Cortale.
What pictures are you refering to? From the Catanzaro Exchange? Or elsewhere?

#9: Re: My Introduction Author: mizzmareyLocation: Maine, USA PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:48 pm
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Thank you for the infomation on the provenzano surname from cortale, my searches this far have shown that name in several places. When we were very young my grandfather would tell us he was from a place near naples, as we got older he would mention the name nicastro and going to nicastro some times, lately when my sister and i have asked him or my uncle where they were from they say platania, and my great gradfathers passenger record states that as the name of the town where he was born. when looking at the map platania is not near naples at all, so we are a bit confused and have decided to begin searchin platania and area's that surround it i guess. The pictures i was referring too are on the catanzaro exchange and other sites i have seen the same picture being labled as platania and cortale so i was just curious as to which it was? I'm not sure i will ever get to italy to see it for my self and i was just wondering want it was like where my grandparents grew up

#10: Re: My Introduction Author: nucciaLocation: Toronto, Ontario, Canada PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:37 pm
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Would this be your grandfather?


1930 United States Federal Census
about Felice Provenzano
Name: Felice Provenzano
Home in 1930: East Millinocket, Penobscot, Maine
Age: 39
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Roomer
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace:

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Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Juliane Federico 24
Mary L Federico 24
Henry J Federico 2 2/12
Patrick J Federico 1 2/12
Felice Provenzano 39

And first trip to the US..


New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Felice Provenzano
Name: Felice Provenzano
Arrival Date: 23 Apr 1914
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ethnicity/Race-
/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Ship Name: Taormina
Search Ship Database: View the Taormina in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Nativity: Italy
Line: 11
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_2301
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: platama
Page Number: 133

Wife's name Carmela? Passenger traveling above him is from Nicastro.


Second Trip to the US



First Name: Felize
Last Name: Provenzano
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian S
Last Place of Residence: Platania, Italy
Date of Arrival: Sep 01, 1922
Age at Arrival: 32y Gender: M Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Taormina
Port of Departure: Napoli
Manifest Line Number: 0020

www.ellisisland.org/se...4389030087

#11: Re: My Introduction Author: AnnWLocation: Maine USA PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:52 pm
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omg yes,this is his father my greatgrandfather,i have the second one when he came in 1922. he traveled at least 3 times to here. thank you so much for you time any help greatly appreciated

#12: Re: My Introduction Author: Cathy PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:06 pm
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Platania is a different comune - near Cortale. Here is their website: www.comuneplatania.it/calcio.asp
I am not sure which pictures from the Catanzaro Exchange you are refering to but there are pictures there from several Catanzaro towns besides Cortale. All pictures on that site were taken by my cousin and his friend on one of their trips there. The pictures labeled Cortale are definitely Cortale.

#13: Re: My Introduction Author: BillieDeKidLocation: Illinois PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:10 pm
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Hi Ann and Mary

Welcome to Gente. We have some great researchers and translators here and if you can give us the details we have plenty of people that can try and help you in your family search.

Welcome aboard!!!! (by the way I have Natale in my family also - from Brognaturo, VV - formerly Catanzaro province).

#14: Re: My Introduction Author: Cathy PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:13 pm
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OMG! Embarassed My apologies - I cannot beleive I did not say WELCOME! So sorry Ann and Mary.

#15: Re: My Introduction Author: mizzmareyLocation: Maine, USA PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:03 am
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Thank you so much for your replies, Thats Amazing that you were able to find my great grandfathers records with very little detail, My grandfathers name is vincenzo provenzano and he came here to america much later than my great grand father 1930 or 31 i think. His mother and siblings came a few months before, her name was Carolina Provenzano. we are hoping to be able to gather information at least for a starting point of their birthplaces. Once agian thank you so much for all of your help. Its awesome!!



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