|My DNA Match with Nicholas Roccaforte encourages me to "Invite Nicholas Roccaforte to Add a Family Tree."
Hello Nicholas Roccaforte,I quickly got a reply by email:
We are DNA cousins. I have several Roccaforte ancestors. I would like to help you build a family tree so we can figure out how we are related.
I am a professional genealogist but I am offering my services to you for free because we are related.
If you want to check out my credentials read one of my recent blog posts about another DNA cousin with an Omaha connection:
I hope you will allow me to build your family tree so we can both figure out how we are connected.
Nick-Where did your family come from? My father was born in Lentini, Sicily in 1889 and came to this country by himself' (we never knew why) at the age of 22. Nick RoccaforteThen I replied back:
My great grandfather, Anthony Cimino came from Carlentini and his wife, Maria Ossino came from Lentini. They went to Omaha where their family was living.
What was the name of your father and mother? I can look them up in the 1940 census and passenger lists.
Nick-My father's name was Concetto Roccaforte and my mother was Eleanor DeFinis. Thanks, Nick
|1953 Passenger List for Concetto Roccaforte on Line 13 for the S.S. Andrea Doria.
Response from Nick Roccaforte: That is my father and we lived at that address when I was in Jr. high school. He went to Italy to sell the family orange orchard left to him and his brother when their father died. All this info is part of my life. I turned 80 this past Sept. so I too go back a ways. My mother and father are both on the Wall of Honor at Ellis Island. Thanks, Nick Roccaforte
|The blue arrow shows where you can browse passenger lists on Ancestry.com
|1912 Passenger List showing immigration of Concetto Roccaforte on Line 25.
|This view of my family tree starts with my paternal grandfather and
it shows where the Roccaforte surname appears with a blue arrow.