Finding the Ferraiolos

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Hello,

I'm still having a bit of trouble trying to find my Ferraiolo ancestors. I don't really have much to go on. Italiangenealogy.com has been no help at all. I'm not sure what else I can do. All I have to go on is what I have here:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Ferraiolo-6

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Tedesco-82

Not sure where else I can turn. I have the boat information from Ellis Island and documents from where they come from are seemingly non-existent. They didn't just pop up from the aether. So, yeah. I am having trouble trying to find their parents and thus the Ferraiolo ancestry. Can someone help? Familysearch has nothing, too.

(Sorry I sent a blank post before this. I hit send by mistake.)
WikiTree profile: Vincenzo Ferraiolo
asked Jul 17 in Genealogy Help by Chris Ferraiolo G2G6 Mach 1 (13,890 points)
edited Jul 17 by Chris Ferraiolo

3 Answers

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Vincenzo Ferraiolo

United States World War I Draft Registration Cards

Name Vincenzo Ferraiolo
Event Type Draft Registration
Event Date 1917-1918
Event Place Haverhill City no 2, Massachusetts, United States
Gender Male
Nationality Italy
Birth Date 02 May 1894
Birthplace S Pietro A, Maida, Italy

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United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

Affiliate Publication Number M1509
Affiliate Publication Title World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards
GS Film Number 1685151
Digital Folder Number 005217794
Image Number 02815

Citing this Record

"United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZN1-G8T : 12 December 2014), Vincenzo Ferraiolo, 1917-1918; citing Haverhill City no 2, Massachusetts, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,685,151.

answered Jul 17 by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1,427,180 points)
Yep. That's his World War I draft card. Problem is that it doesn't list his parents. =/
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Hi Chris,

Have you checked out the Italian Roots Project here on WikiTree?  It provides many resources and contact with other members researching the same: 

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Italian_Roots

I will also hit the searches right now and see what I can find :)

 

answered Jul 17 by Keith Hathaway G2G6 Pilot (585,450 points)
Yeah.

I'm a member of the group. Mike actually suggested I ask people here. He also said to look at the group's mailing list. I have NO idea where that is.

Asking here too is absolutely a good idea.  We have some very generous and skilled volunteers who like to help solve puzzles like this.

I didn't see a mailing list either but there is a list of members, many of whom wrote little blurbs about what areas or names they are working on.  In reading through you might find one of them says something that rings a bell with you and you could connect to collaborate.

There is a very good chance he was referring to the google-group for the Italian Roots Project.  You can click and ask to join here:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/wikitreeitalianrootsproject

I hope this helps.

I've been digging on other tabs and am continuing.... :)

I hope so too. I just posted. =) Thank you, sir!
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Could this be Vincenzo's father born 1864?

Vincenzo Ferraiolo

United States Italians to America Index

Name Vincenzo Ferraiolo
Event Type Immigration
Event Date 22 Jul 1895
Event Place New York, New York, New York, United States
Gender Male
Age 31
Birthplace Italy
Occupation Spinner
Ship Name Werra
Birth Year (Estimated) 1864
Departure Port Messina, Naples & Palermo
Literacy Unknown
Destination Place NEW YORK
Transit or Travel Compartment Staying in the USA [Transit]; Steerage [Travel]
Affiliate Manifest ID 00083311
Affiliate ARC Identifier 1746097
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United States Italians to America Index, 1855-1900

Affiliate Publication Title Italians to America Passenger Data File, 1855-1900

Citing this Record

"United States Italians to America Index, 1855-1900," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KD48-92Z : 27 December 2014), Vincenzo Ferraiolo, 22 Jul 1895; citing Italians to America Passenger Data File, 1855-1900, Ship Werra, departed from Messina, Naples & Palermo, arrived in New York, New York, New York, United States, NAID identifier 1746097, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.

 

answered Jul 17 by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1,427,180 points)
I don't think so. My grandmother told me Vincenzo was the first of his family to come to America. Plus, the ship Vincenzo came to America in the 1920s with his wife and two kids was called the Roma.

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