MY Grandparents,ROSALINO TRIPI &MARIA CONCIALDI, left Alia Sicilia in the Late 1890's. they came to the usa by ship to New Orleans la. and worked in the cane fields and saved to move to Gulfport,Ms. there they raised a family and the decendents are still here. They left behind a lot of brothers and sisters. on both sides. my wish is to find cousins. MARIA GRAZIA TRIPI, LUCIA TRIPI, and i don't know the names of the others, I found a short list of names on my grandfather's papers his name was JOSEPH TRIPPE. he was the only one to be able to read and write Italian so he tried to keep the family list. he graduated from SCUOLA ELEMENTARE MASCHILE DEL COMUNE di ALIA in the year of 1895. I also have the passport's and naturalization papers.
sincerely Eliska Grimes