Trying to find any information on my GGf Joseph Guiseppe Bianco

I am trying to find any information on my GGF Joseph Guiseppe Bianco

Immigrated 1882

Naturalized 1895

Lived in Brooklyn NY.

Date of death 04/22/1936

I was able to find a few of the census from 1905  - 1930.

It lists his mother as Raffaela Vigliante.

There is one document that shows his father being Michael Bianco.

There was a story in my family that the mid wife had filled out the forms incorrectly and that his last name should have been Pandolfi.

I hired someone in Italy to help me find his birth certificate and there is no record of him. And It showed that the woman who was supposed to be his mother was married to a man named Michelle Pandolfi. But with no record of having a son Guiseppe.

Any help past this roadblock would be appreciated.

  • Dear Ms. Iannone,


    Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


    Prior to September 27, 1906, any "court of record" (municipal, county, state, or Federal) could grant United States citizenship. Often petitioners went to the court most geographically convenient for them. As a general rule, the National Archives does not have naturalization records created in state or local courts. However, a few indexes and records have been donated to the National Archives from counties, states, and local courts. Researchers should contact the National Archives at New York (RE-NY) at to determine if records from lower courts are available. In certain cases county court naturalization records maintained by the National Archives are available as microfilm publications.  Records from state and local courts are often at state archives or county historical societies.


    In general, naturalization was a two-step process* that took a minimum of five years. After residing in the United States for two years, an alien could file a "declaration of intention" ("first papers") to become a citizen. After three additional years, the alien could "petition for naturalization" (”second papers”). After the petition was granted, a certificate of citizenship was issued to the alien. These two steps did not have to take place in the same court.  [*Exceptions can include cases of derivative citizenship, processes for minor aliens 1824-1906, and special consideration for veterans.]


    If a naturalization took place in a Federal court, naturalization indexes, declarations of intention (with any accompanying certificates of arrival), and petitions for naturalization will usually be in the National Archives facility serving the state in which the Federal court is located. No central index exists. To ensure a successful request with the National Archives, your email should include: the name of petitioner (including known variants); date of birth; approximate date of entry to the US; approximate date of naturalization; where the individual was residing at the time of naturalization (city/county/state); and country of origin.


    We suggest that you review the National Archives Resources for Genealogists, as well as the History Hub blog titled Suggestions and Advice for Family History Researchers. Also, the FamilySearch research wikis for United States Genealogy, New York, United States Genealogy, and New York City, New York Genealogy may be useful.


    We suggest that you contact the New York Vital Records Office and the New York City Health Department to request a search for any pertinent birth, marriage, or death certificates. You may wish to note any name variants or broaden your search for the surrounding years. In addition, the FamilySearch research wikis for How to Find United States Vital Records, New York Vital Records, and New York City Vital Records might be of interest to you.


    We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!