My name is Jessica DeMaio and I am seeking more information on my great great grandfather, Antonio F. FAMA. I know that Antonio was born 03 June 1875 in Messina, Italy and died on 24 February 1944 in Meriden, CT at the age of 69. More specifically, I am searching for more information regarding his parents. I know that his mother was born in Italy, but I don’t know her name. I do know that his father was Frank FAMA, who was born in Italy (Reference: Antonio’s death certificate)
He was married to my great great grandmother, Letteria ZANGHI. Letteria was born 02 January 1882 in Messina, Italy. She died on 15 November 1940 in Meriden, CT. Many people called her Lena (Reference: Meriden, CT 1930 Census). I am also looking for her parents as well. All I know about her parents is that they were both born in Italy, her mother’s name was Lena, and her father’s name was Francis ZANGHI (Reference: Letteria’s death certificate).
Together Antonio and Letteria had ten children: Natalia, Mary, Margaret, Anna, Angelina, Grace, Josephine, John J, Franklin, and Adelina. (Reference: Meriden, CT 1930 Census) and (Reference: Meriden, CT 1910 Census). According to the 1910 census, the only child that was born in Italy was Mary. Since Mary was 8 years old on the Meriden 1910census, her and her parents must have immigrated to Connecticut sometime between 1910 and 1902. The only child I know more information about is Natalia FAMA because I am directly related to Natalia. If information about her is needed I will supply it.
I would greatly appreciate any information you can provide me on either Antonio FAMA’s ancestry (parents, grandparents, etc.) or on his wife’s Letteria ZANGHI’s ancestry. All the information Iisted here is all I know, but additional information about their daughter Natalia FAMA can be provided. Also copies of the censuses and Antonio’s and Letteria’s death certificates can also be provided.
I recently discovered that Messina has excellent digitized birth, death, marriage etc. records free online via www.familysearch.org site. You have to know which comune (town) to search in Messina province if not part of the Messina 'civil' records. The Italian birth records include name of the parents. I recently discovered by great and great great grandparents that till now know one knew about this way! Lots of luck to you in your search and college career!
born April5 1941,Messina Italy;both parents died in WWII; her brother Benito Morabito; born Aug2,1938, desperately seeks her out; They were separated when their parents died. Any help at all would be SO APPRECIATED.