According to her Social Security Application & Claim form her mother's maiden name was Ruggerio.
Name: Antoinette Mary Dorsa[Ann Dorsa Walker][Ann Walker] Gender: Female Race: White Birth Date: 5 Feb 1923 Birth Place: Bklyn, New York[N Y City, New York] Death Date: 6 Apr 1997 Father: Peter Dorsa Mother: Josephine Ruggerio SSN: 067164566 Notes: Jun 1939: Name listed as ANTOINETTE MARY DORSA; Aug 1944: Name listed as ANN DORSA WALKER; 25 Apr 1994: Name listed as ANN MARIE WALKER; 16 Apr 1997: Name listed as ANN WALKER
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Population Schedules for the 1930 Census, and the Population Schedules for the 1940 Census in the Records of the Bureau of the Census (Record Group 29) that may contain information about Peter and Josephine Dorsa living with their children in New York. The 1940 Census schedules are digitized and available using the Catalog. Both censuses list Josephine’s place of birth as Louisiana. For more information about the non-digitized schedules, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at email@example.com.
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You may wish to search Ancestry or FamilySearch for the U.S. Census. There may be a fee for using Ancestry. Instead, please check for access at your local library as many library systems subscribe to these sites, making them free for their patrons.
We suggest that you contact the New York State Archives to request a search for marriage and death certificates for Peter and Josephine Dorsa; and the birth certificate for Antoinette Dorsa. After you determine the maiden name of Josephine Dorsa, you should contact the Louisiana State Archives to obtain her birth certificate.
You may wish to contact the You may wish to note any name variants for them or broaden your search for the surrounding years. In addition, the FamilySearch Research wiki for New York Vital Records and Louisiana Vital Records may be of use.
You also may wish to search the Antenati: Italian Digital State Archives and FamilySearch Italy Online Genealogy Records websites for additional information and/or resources about his life in Italy before he emigrated to the United States.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!