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Jody Tonti (View posts)
Posted: 5 May 1999 9:58AM GMT
My name is Jody Tonti I am looking for relatives of mine. My father is James Tonti Jr. My grandfather is James Tonti born in Pitavilla Italy. Anyone who can help please e-mail me Thank You

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Joan (View posts)
Posted: 30 May 2000 11:07PM GMT
Hi. I suggest you begin by checking the Mormon records of Italian communi registries. The Mormon church spent years photo copying the records of every communi in Italy. You no longer have to write to Italy to find Civile Registri Records. They are now complete and very helpful. You will need the city and communi of birth for your grandparents. The exact dates of birth are VERY helpful. If you don't know them, there are several great sourcesto help you get them other than living relatives. They presumably died in this country and a death certificate will be on record in the county court house for the city of their death. For $15 you can have a photostat mailed to you. On it you should find the date of birth or at least very close to it and the names of their parents. The names and addresses and fees of County Court Houses acroos the nation are listed on various web sites. ancestory.com is a great site. Another great source, to be found in your local federal archives, will be their immigration records, petitions for citizenship, citizinship granting and so forth. The people at the National Archives will help you find the right places to look and then you do the looking, and looking and looking. :-) I found my grandparents and great grandparents on public documents. Also. Don't forget to look for land records. If they bought land or applied for an homestead you may find record of their proving citizenship and therin the information you seek. If they died after the start of Social security, you should find SS records for them. The family history centers have SS records and I think they are also available on line now. Do you know where they landed in the US? If you do, check the passenger ship records for the port. Some are on line at the PIA site which features Italian research and everything is available at the National Archives. I searched and searched until I hit paydirt and found the photocopies of passenger lists for my Grandparents entry into the US, the ship they came on, the port they sailed from and so forth. Be sure to find a local Mormon Family History center and they will help you with finding the registri records. It costs $3.50 to rent the film and it is sent to your local Family History Center. You can keep it for a month and then renew it. There is no charge for using the center. They only ask you share the information you get. I suggest you purchase a great book called RESEARCHING YOUR ITALIAN ANCESTORS. It will help you figure out the Italian documents and gives good ideas for research. Good luck, Joan d'andrea

Re: Tonti

Posted: 12 Aug 2001 7:08AM GMT
Edited: 18 May 2002 6:35AM GMT
Surnames: Dandry
read your post with interest..who is the author of RESEARCHING YOUR ITALIAN ANCESTORS?? Would appreciate a reply soon as possible! thanks.

Re: Tonti

Joan D'Andrea (Walters) (View posts)
Posted: 12 Aug 2001 3:03PM GMT
Surnames: D,andrea, Tonti
The book I was refering to is about researching your Italian ancestors. It is titled A geneologist's guide to discovering Your Italian Ancestors: How to find and record your unique heritage. the author is Lynn Nelson, publisher Betterway Press. I got it at a local book store in Seattle, bu it is probably availableon Amazon if you can't find it.

Re: Tonti

Joan D'Andrea (View posts)
Posted: 13 Aug 2001 3:55PM GMT
Classification: Immigration
Surnames: Tonti
Hi the book is A GENEOLOGISTS GUIDE TO DISCOVERING YOUR ITALIAN ROOTS by Lynn Nelson. Amazon has it for $13.99. If you order from them, be sure to check out coupons at http://www.couponsanddeals.com/ to check for an additional discount. :-) Joan

Re: Tonti

Posted: 13 Aug 2001 9:26PM GMT
Edited: 18 May 2002 6:35AM GMT
Surnames: Dandry,Dandrea
Thank you so much Joan!!
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