I would dearly love to know if anyone knows anything about Anthony Conti born 1874 in Messina, Sicily

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Wiki is the best hope I have of finding out something about the family of Anthony Conti born in 1874 in Messina, Sicily. He died in Toronto on 16 Oct 1827. I think his parents were Anthony Conti and Rose German. When Anthony (1874) came to Canada the immigration folks changed the spelling of his name. It used to be Conte. Anthony (1874) married Francesca Borchiero 1880-1942.  I may have the spelling of her last name wrong. Anthony and Francesco had all their children in Canada. Anthony, Rosina, Mary, Joseph, Samuel Lillian and William. Not much to go on I know but Wiki members have surprised me before. I owe a lot to them. This is a fantastic service. Thank you .. John Miller
in Genealogy Help by John Miller G2G3 (3.5k points)
Do the immigration records you have mention the specific town? Messina is a large city and also a province encompassing many towns, and each town keeps its own vital records.

Also, parents' names are very important to tracking down records in Italy, since naming conventions result in many people with the same names who can only be distinguished by their parents' names.

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Hi John, I have found this family on the 1911 Canada census living in York South Ontario.  Is there something specific that I can help you find?

Tony's first name is spelled "Losey", obviously a transcription error on the census.
by Patricia Stockley G2G6 Pilot (112k points)

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