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Amari Family

Eric (View posts)
Posted: 26 Jul 2000 9:48PM GMT
I have information on the Amari family from Ribera Sicily. Some
settled in Alabama and others in NY/NJ area. Family includes the
Caterinichia Family. E-mail to Share information.

Also, looking for the Deborah of jimndebp@aol, I have found
your family.

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anthony amari (View posts)
Posted: 19 Aug 2000 1:12PM GMT
I also have the Amari genealogy. Parents were from Sicily settling at trun of century in Masachusetts while others in S. America and other parts of the US. Original name is al-Mari-Arabic translation -the man of courage. Name changed after Arabic Conquest of Sicily. Michele Amari in his History of The Arab Conquest delas with this time period but does not contain personal references. I gave a coat of arms painting to Dan Amari when he was at University of Vermont. I believe Dan is at one of the universities in Illinois and had some information on the migration to Birmingham, Alabama. Sincerely, Anthony Amari

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anthony amari (View posts)
Posted: 19 Aug 2000 1:14PM GMT
I also have the Amari genealogy. Parents were from Sicily settling at turn of century in Masachusetts while others in S. America and other parts of the US. Original name is al-Mari-Arabic translation -the man of courage. Name changed after Arabic Conquest of Sicily. Michele Amari in his History of The Arab Conquest delas with this time period but does not contain personal references. I gave a coat of arms painting to Dan Amari when he was at University of Vermont. I believe Dan is at one of the universities in Illinois and had some information on the migration to Birmingham, Alabama. Sincerely, Anthony Amari

Grandfather was Amari

Posted: 3 Oct 2000 11:48AM GMT
Edited: 6 Apr 2002 8:31PM GMT
my maternal grandfather was Chrispino Amari. He was born in Santa Nimfa Sicily. (I really don't think that I spelled his town correctly, sorry.....) He spent some time in Washington D.C, and then moved up to Boston where he married my grandmother, and had my mother, Jean, and my uncle Lawrence...Does that sound familiar to anyone? It's impossible to get any info on any relatives, because all uncle, and aunts are no longer living.....anyone with any information, please e-mail me....thanks so much.

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Anthony Amari (View posts)
Posted: 4 Oct 2000 3:06PM GMT
My father was Giuseppe Amari. He emigrated from Salemi, Province of Trapani. He settled outside of Boston as did several of his relatives. All of the Amari generation from the Great Migration have passed on. I am 65 and my brother and sister are older. I will try to ask my brother what he can remember as per the Amaris who settled outside of Boston. Before retirement I was involved with migration studies and understand the difficulties involved in research. My father's relatives settled around Medford, Massachusetts (also outside of Boston) while he opted for Haverhill, Massachusetts where his brother lived. Another brother migrated back to Sicily after WW1. If you knew where your maternal grandmother married you could access Boston Catholic Dicesan records. This would show who,what, and where as to witnesses. Searching through the Internet in various cities may be helpful as is the Steamship Passenger Records, Mormon Resources, Sons of Italy Membership Lists, and other useful tools. If you have the right town you can deal directly with the town office in Sicily although some records are not in order. As mentioned in my message on this search board, the name goes back to at least the 10th Century and Sicilian names are easy to trace in Sicily. You mentioned a town in Sicily. I do not have a Sicilian Atlas but you could come close with a match as to town and province. Do not give up hope as Sicilian families were close knit and people come across names that ring a bell either through name identifiation or ethnic organization. My wife and I are in the process of leaving New England next tuesday and RVing to the SouthWest. We can be reached at this email and on the road via vtroadies@pocketmail.com

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Eric (View posts)
Posted: 24 Dec 2000 1:08PM GMT
Anthony and All,
I am interested in any information about the Amari Family.
Anthony - Who is Dan Amari and how can I get in touch with
him? Where can I find more info on the migration of the Amari's
to Birmingham. Anyone with information to share about the Amari
family can e-mail me at epludvik@Yahoo.com
Thanks,
Eric
Thanks
Eric

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a. amari (View posts)
Posted: 25 Dec 2000 5:05PM GMT
Dear Eric, Unfortunately I lost touch with Dan Amari when he left the University of Vermont. He had a Birmingham listing which at that time he picked up I believe from Bennington College. He is on the staff at one of the universities in Illinois. You may want to try a people search engine. I believe his family came from Cleveland Heights. When I was teaching at Southerne Vermont College he was with a Career Development Project at UVM.
Dan had a listing of families with Amai surnames from Birmingham who came during the Great Migration from the Mezzogiorno. One of them was a candidate for lt. governor of Alabama a few years ago. He is a lawyer and former state senator. Sicilian genealogy can be traced from 1. town records in Sicily 2. US passnger lists 3. Church marriage records especially Catholic 4. Mormon (Latter Day Saints ) genealogy centers 5. Interviewing family members 6. Accessing information from local Italian organizations such as the Sons of Italy. The original Amari name was Al-Mari (the person of courage) and dates back during and before the Arabic conquest of Siciliy. (11th century) Michele Amari, the Sicilian Oriental scholar documents this period in his History of Sicily and later in his book the Vespers. The english historian Runciman also has a definitive history of this period. I am not familiar with any members of the Amari family in Birmingham. May I suggest if you know any persons with the Amari surname in the Birmingham area you may want to start there.It is pretty easy to document the Amari genealogy. Both my mom and dad left Sicily at an early age and despite WW2 most records are intact. My dad came from Salemi. The Sicilian American Journal which I believe orginates from Columbia sometimes is a good resource for general Sicilian history. Each page is in both Sicilian and English. If you do not read or speak Sicilian or Italian do not sweat it. There are always people to help you. My wife and I are retired and are wintering through January in New Mexico. Please feel free to contact me via this email address. Hope I have helped you. Look forward to hearing about the success of your search. Best wishes, Anthony Amari

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Eric (View posts)
Posted: 25 Dec 2000 6:43PM GMT
Anthony,
You are very well informed. I am soory that
contact with Dan, he seems like he would have
been a valuable resource for me, but my search
will go on now that I have a name - Thanks!
Yes, my cousin John Amari was a State Senator
for a few years. As far as the Birminham Amari's
are concerned, I am related to almost all of them.
I have just about all of them listed. But I do not
have a Dan listed. I know that My Great Grandfather
had a few siblings that settled up north and
those are the ones I am primarily searching as
well as my ancestors past Pasquale Amari (1865-1944)
the immigrant (early 1900's). I do appreciate the leads
and the information, I am sure that our lines meet
somewhere in the past. I have included my e-mail in this message
if you would like to continue to share information. As for your
e-mail address, to the best of my knowlege, this site does not
list the poster's e-mail address, so you will have to send
it to me. Thanks again!, Eric in Birmingham.
EPLudvik@Yahoo.com

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JOHN LEONE (View posts)
Posted: 16 Apr 2001 11:58PM GMT
Dear Anthony; I came across this message board site re/ the Amari family name and was very interested in what you had to share. I just found out that my great grandmother's name was Anna Mari. She married my great grandfather Vincenzo Pecorella and lived in the town of Castelvetrano in the province of Trapani. They birthed my grandfather Giuseppe Pecorella in February 1875. I noticed that your family is originally from Salemi. Castelvetrano as you may already know is located approx. ten miles west of Salemi and Santa Ninfa. My wife and I are also retired. I retired as a detective from the New York City Police Department after having served twenty years.We have been living in Florida for almost twenty one years. I have been attempting to do some geneology research these last few weeks and that is how I came across the Amari name. I would love to hear from you in the event you have anything further to share. My e mail address is NYCPD23SQD@AOL.COM Thanks again.
Best wishes...Gianni

























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JOHN LEONE (View posts)
Posted: 17 Apr 2001 12:06AM GMT
Dear Anthony.....just a quick correction. Unfortunately, I proof read my last message after I sent it out (not a good thing to do)and noticed that I had mispelled my great grandmothers name. It is of course AMARI and not Mari. Sorry about that.......Gianni
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