I am making a correction to Passenger List arrival from PALERMO (not palmero) to BOSTON. Arrival date was SEPTEMBER 10, 1906, not December on the S.S. Republic.
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Hi Rhonda, I found a 1906 passenger manifest for the SS Republic listing a Pietro Caltabellotta (from Trabia with a destination of Rochester, NY). The dates however are different; leaving Palermo 7 Nov 1906 and arriving Boston 22 Nov 1906, so not sure if this is the same person you are looking for. The full page of the manifest is available on Familysearch.org. Hope this is of help. joan
I have found that same copy of my grandfather's passenger list with the November date. This is what I don't understand since I don't know how the "Declaration of Intent" really works, but his declaration states: His name, address on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA July 9th, 1928. He also states that he arrived from Palermo on the "Republic" at the port of Boston, MA. on or about the 10th day of Sept. 1906. He also states in was born in Trabia, Italy on Dec 17th, 1887.
My grandfather died Dec. 30th, 1933 in Los Angeles, Ca.
I suppose he could have made a mistake regarding his arrival date, but as I said I don't understand how the "Declaration of Intent" works. I would think there had to be some legitimate proof of his arrival in order to complete a Declaration.
And by the way, when I contacted NARA with all of the information provided to me by Rebecca, I received the nastiest response from Mr. Bryan Cheeseboro: Here is a portion of his letter.For your search to continue, please note that the National Archives does not do research for the public due to the high volume of records requests we receive and staff limitations. Your best bet may be to hire a researcher in your area. A list of researchers for hire is located on our website:
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Anyway, if you have a moment to help me better understand the Dec of Intent, I would be grateful.
Thank you very much for your help.
Thanks to all who assisted me with my grandfather's passenger list. I believe I have the correct list, and I am grateful to those who helped.
Now, if we could just find Henry Caywood, I would be a happy woman.