You sound like you've done a lot of ancestry searching!! I'm a novice and wondered whether you could help me with my query. My ancestry is also from Messina, Italy (I've dated this back to around 1850 - 1880 so far)and I wondered whether you had any tips on how to gain further information on this? I have no idea where to look / who to speak to or where to go. So far I've found nothing on the Ancestry site.