Sources for Donofrio, Caggiano, Bair, Lange Genealogy
References and Sources for Donofrio, Caggiano, Bair, Lange Genealogy
This section details the sources used to create this genealogy.
Libraries Used for Research:
- St. Louis Public Library. 1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO. 63103. (314) 241-2288.
Origin of the family names, Census information.
- St. Louis County Library. 1640 South Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO. 63131-3598. (314) 994-3300.
- New York Public Library. U.S. History, Local History & Genealogy Division. Central Research Library, Room 315S, 5th Avenue and 42nd Street. New York, New York. 10018. (212) 930-0828.
Microfilms of New York City Birth and Death Indices.
- New York Public Library. Map Division. Central Research Library, Room 117, 5th Avenue and 42nd Street. New York, New York. 10018. (212) 930-0587.
Maps of Avellino, Potenza, Messina, Italy. Maps of New York City circa 1900.
- The Joint Free Public Library of Morristown and Morris Township. Local History and Genealogy Department, 1 Miller Road, Morristown, New Jersey. 07960. (201) 538-3473.
New Jersey Census, 1915. U.S. Census, 1920. Daily Record.
- Ellis Island Museum. Ellis Island, New York.
- Rockaway Borough Public Library. 82 East Main Street, Rockaway, New Jersey, 07866. (201) 627-5709.
Maps of Morris County, 1887.
- Dover Public Library. The New Jersey Room. 32 East Clinton Street, Dover, New Jersey, 07801. (201) 366-0172.
History of Dover and Morris County, New Jersey.
- Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA. (717) 393-9745.
- Central Library, Enfield, Connecticut. 104 Middle Road, Enfield, Connecticutt. (860) 763-7510.
- Fort Worth Public Library, Fort Worth, Texas. Central - 500 W. 3rd Street, Ft. Worth, TX, 76102. (817) 871-READ.
- National Archives - Fort Worth, Texas.
- Fanny M. Bair Public Library, Vicksburg, Michigan. , Vicksburg, MI.
- Family History Library. Main Branch, Salt Lake City, Utah.
- Family History Center. Clayton Branch, 10445 Clayton Road, Clayton, MO. (314) 993-2328.
- Family History Center. Hazelwood Branch, 6386 Howdershell Road, Hazelwood, Missouri. (314) 993-2328.
- Family History Center. Ridgecrest Branch, 1031 South Norma St., Ridgecrest, California. 93555 (619) 375-6998.
Microfilms, IGI, Social Security Death Record Index.
- New York City Department of Records and Information Services. Municipal Archives. 31 Chambers Street, Suite 103. New York, NY. 10007.
- Calvary and Allied Cemetaries. 1011 First Avenue. New York, NY. 10022. Calvary Cemetary, 49-02 Laurel Hill Blvd., Woodside, New York. 11377.
- The Italian Americans. J. Philip di Franco. Chelsea House Publishers. New York, Philadelphia. 1988. (Ellis Island Museum Gift Shop).
- Handy Guide to Italian Genealogical Records. Floren Stocks Preece and Phyllis Pastore Preece. The Everton Publishers, Inc. P. O. Box 368. Logan, Utah. 84321. (Jeff Donofrio personal collection, ordered from Everton Publishers.)
- Italians to America. List of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports 1880-1899. Vol. 1. Passengers Arriving at NY Jan. 1880-Dec. 1884. Edited by Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby. 1992. Scholarly Resources Inc. 104 Greenhill Avenue, Wilmington, DE. 19805-1897. (Joint Free Public Library of Morristown)
- Italians to America. List of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports 1880-1899. Vol. 2. Passengers Arriving at NY Jan. 1885-Jun. 1887. Edited by Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby. 1992. Scholarly Resources Inc. 104 Greenhill Avenue, Wilmington, DE. 19805-1897. (Joint Free Public Library of Morristown)
- Morris County, The Progress of Its Legend. Dorianne R. Perrucci. 1983. Morris County Historical Society. Windsor Publishing, Woodland Hills, CA. $24.95. (Dover Public Library).
- Guide to Italian Libraries and Archives. Compiled by Rudolf J. Lewanski, Edited by Richard C. Lewanski. Council for European Studies. 1979. Call # R-*HZ 80-3722. (New York Public Library).
- Where to Write for Vital Records. Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Divorces. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Health Statistics. DHHS Publication No. (PHS) 90-1142. Hyattsville, MD. June 1990. (Jeff Donofrio personal collection, ordered from Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.)
- Place Names of Italy. U. S. Geological Survey. (St. Louis Public Library).
- The Penguin Atlas of North American History to 1870. Colin McEvedy. Maps drawn by David Woodroffe. Penguin Books, 375 Hudson St. NY. NY. 10014. c 1988. (Joseph Donofrio collection)
- Bridging the Years in Denville. A History of Denville Township, State of New Jersey 1634-1963. Charles M. toeLaer. With extracts from Denville Days 1955. Milfred Lawrence Gill. Sept. 1963. First Edition. Haase Publications, Inc. Denville, N.J. (Joseph Donofrio collection).
- Rockaway Records of Morris County, N.J. Families. Cemetery Records, Church History, Military Records, Local History, Genealogies of Old Families, Nearly 20,000 Data. J. Percy Crayon. Rockaway, New Jersey. Rockaway Publishing Co. 1902. (Joseph Donofrio collection).
- The Morris Canal - A Photographic History. James Lee. Fourth Edition, Second Reprint. Delaware Press. P.O. Box 454, Easton, PA. c 1979. (Joseph Donofrio collection).
- Reflections of Denville, A History of Denville Township, State of New Jersey 1634-1988. Charles M. toeLaer. Published by Denville 75th Anniversary Committee, Inc. Township of Denville. June 1988. First edition. Redmond Press, Denville, N.J.
Map References (World Atlases):
- W-1. Anchor Atlas of World History. Volumes I and II. Anchor Press/Doubleday. Garden City, NY. $8.95 each. (Ridgecrest Family History Center.)
- W-2. Rand McNally Atlas of World History. Edited by R.R. Palmer. Book # 528-83206-0. (Ridgecrest Family History Center.)
- W-3. Rand McNally Illustrated Atlas of the World. Rand McNally and Company. 1985. Copyright 1982. P.O. Box 7600. Chicago, Illinois. (Jeff Donofrio personal collection).
- W-4. tbd I do not have the name of this reference. (St. Louis Public Library).
- W-5. tbd I do not have the name of this reference. (St. Louis Public Library).
Map References (European Historical Atlases):
- E-1. The Penguin Atlas of Medieval History. Colin McEvedy. 362 AD to 1483 AD. Maps drawn by David Woodroffe. Covers period from 362 AD to 1483 AD. Penguin Books, 375 Hudson St. NY. NY. 10014. c 1992. (Jeff Donofrio collection)
- E-2. The Penguin Atlas of Modern History to 1815. Colin McEvedy. 362 AD to 1483 AD. Maps drawn by David Woodroffe. Covers period from 1483 AD to 1815 AD. Penguin Books, 375 Hudson St. NY. NY. 10014. c 1972. (Jeff Donofrio collection)
- E-3. Cambridge Illustrated Atlas - Warfare in the Middle Ages. 768-1487. Nicholas Hooper and Matthew Bennett. Cambridge University Press. c 1996. (Jeff Donofrio collection)
- E-4. Atlas of Medieval Europe. Donald Matthew. Equinox (Oxford) Ltd. Oxford, England. c 1983. (Jeff Donofrio collection)
- E-5. Plantagenet Chronicles. Elizabeth Hallam. Weidenfield & Nicholson. New York. c 1986. (Jeff Donofrio collection)
Map References (Egypt):
- Eg-1. Egypt’s Nile Valley, National Geographic map. January 1995. (Jeff Donofrio personal collection)
Map References (Italy):
- I-1. Avellino Carta Della Provincia. Map of the Province of Avellino. Litographia Artistica Cartographica. Via del Romito 11-13 r. Firenza, Italia. Scale 1:100000. (New York Public Library) (Copy - Jeff Donofrio personal collection.)
- I-2. Messina Carta Della Provincia. Map of the Province of Messina. Litographia Artistica Cartographica. Via del Romito 11-13 r. Firenza, Italia. Scale 1:150000. (New York Public Library) (Copy - Jeff Donofrio personal collection.)
- I-3. Potenza Carta Della Provincia. Map of the Province of Potenza. Litographia Artistica Cartographica. Via del Romito 11-13 r. Firenza, Italia. Scale 1:150000. (New York Public Library) (Copy - Jeff Donofrio personal collection.)
- I-4. Handy Guide to Italian Genealogical Records. Floren Stocks Preece and Phyllis Pastore Preece. Everton Publishers, Inc. P.O. Box 368, Logan, Utah, 84321. 1978. (Jeff Donofrio personal collection.)
- I-5. Avellino Phone Directory, 1980. LDS Microfilm # 1181930.
- I-6. Gazetteer No. 23, Italy and Associated Areas - Official Standard Names Approved by the United States Board on Geographic Names. Prepared in the U.S. Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., August 1956. A577468. This reference gives the latitude and longitude of a large number of locations in Italy. (St. Louis Public Library).
- I-7. tbd I do not have the name of this reference.
Map References (United States):
- US-1. Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses 1790-1920. Wm. Thorndale and Wm. Dollarhide. c 1987. Genealogical Publishing Co., 1001 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21202. (Jeff Donofrio personal collection).
Map References (New York):
- NY-1. Map of Manhattan Borough and part of Bronx Borough of the City of New York, 1897. New York Public Library Map Division. (New York Public Library) (Copy - Jeff Donofrio personal collection.)
- NY-2. New York City 5 Borough Atlas. First Large Scale Edition. 1989. Hagstrom Map Company. 46-35 54th Road. Maspeth, New York. 11378. (Jeff Donofrio personal collection)
Map References (New Jersey/Morris County):
- NJ-1. History of Morris County, New Jersey 1739-1882. Wm. Munsell and Co., 36 Vesey St., New York. (Dover Public Library).
- NJ-2. Atlas of Morris County New Jersey. Published by F.W. Beers, A.D. Ellis and G.C. Soule. 95 Maiden Lane, New York. 1868. Reprinted by the Morris County Historical Society, Box 170M, Morristown, New Jersey, 07960. (Available at Rockaway Public Library, and for sale at Ray and Judy's Books, Rockaway.)
- NJ-3. Robinson's Atlas of Morris County, New Jersey. E. Robinson, Publisher. 82 & 84 Nassau St. New York, 1887. (Rockaway Public Library.) Includes maps of:
- Plate 1: Morris County
- Plate 19: Rockaway (Borough) and enlarged plan of Rockaway.
- Plate 20: Rockaway Township (with Denville P.O. and Hibernia P.O.)
- Plate 22: Dover (and Part of Dover)
- Plate 23: Borough of Dover
- Plate 24: Randolph Township
- Plate 25: Port Oram (now Wharton)
- NJ-4. The Lenape Archaeology History. Herbert C. Kraft. New Jersey Historical Society, Newark, NJ. 1986. (Dover Public Library).
- NJ-5. Hagstrom Map of Morris County, New Jersey. 34" x 44". 1991. Hagstrom Map Company. 46-35 54th Road. Maspeth, New York. 11378. (Jeff Donofrio personal collection)
- NJ-6. Map of Dover. The Greater Dover West Morris Chamber of Commerce. (Dover Public Library).
- NJ-7. Dover History. Map of Dover, NJ, September 1832. Charles D. Platt. M. C. Havens, Dover, New Jersey. 1914. (Dover Public Library).
- NJ-8. Map of Dover, 1868. Dover Bicentenial Commission. (Dover Public Library.)
- NJ-9. A History of Rockaway Borough. 1976. Rockaway Borough Bicentenial Committee. Contains two maps of Rockaway on the inside of front and back covers. (Available at Rockaway Public Library.) (Joseph Donofrio personal collection).
- NJ-10. Map of Rockaway Borough. 1972. Arthur De Luca, Borough Engineer. (Available at Rockaway Public Library.)
- NJ-11. County Map of New Jersey. U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, Bureau of the Census. Boundaries as of January 1, 1990.
The primary sources used in researching the Donofrio family in Italy were several microfilms that were rented from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. These microfilms represent the birth, marriage announcements, marriage, and death records for San Potito Ultra and Candida, Italy. For San Potito Ultra (the primary source of documents for this book), the microfilm numbers are 1568572, 1568573, 1660241, and 1660242 for San Potito. For Candida, the microfilm numbers are 1448647, 1448648 and 1448689.
Each roll of microfilm contains several "items," which are just groups of exposures that the photographer took when filming the original documents. These items are not necessarily aligned with the different types of documents. For example, the birth records might be split across to different items. The list below shows what is contained in each Item on the four microfilms:
- Film 1568572:
- Item 1: Not used.
- Item 2: San Potito Birth Records, 1809-1843, pages 1-550.
- Item 3: San Potito Birth Records, 1844-1865, pages 1-435.
- Item 4: San Potito Marriage Banns, 1809-1865, pages 1-590.
- Item 5: San Potito Marriage Records, 1809-1865, pages 1-505.
- Item 6: San Potito Death Records, 1809-1832, pages 1-260.
- Film 1568573:
- Item 1: San Potito Death Records, 1832-1845, pages 260-491.
- Item 2: San Potito Death Records, 1846-1865, pages 1-351.
- San Potito Miscellaneous Records, pages 1-67.
- Film 1660241:
- Item 1: Not used (Records are for San Pietro Indelicato, Italy).
- Item 2: San Potito Birth Records, 1866-1899.
- Item 3: San Potito Marriage Banns, 1866-1899.
- San Potito Marriage Records, 1866-1891.
- Film 1660242:
- Item 1: San Potito Marriage Records, 1892-1899.
- Item 2: San Potito Death Records, 1866-1899.
- San Potito Miscellaneous Records, 1897 (only).
- San Potito Ten Year Index (Birth/Marriage/Death), 1866-1875 (only).
- Film 1448647:
- Item 2-5:
- Candida Birth Records, 1809-1865
- Candida Marriage Banns, 1810-1865
- Candida Marriage Records, 1809-1859
- Film 1448648:
- Item 1, 4-5:
- Candida Marriage Records, 1859-1865
- Candida Death Records, 1809-1844
- Film 1448689:
- Item 1: Candida Death Records, 1844-1865
- Candida Miscellaneous Records, 1812-1865
A few notes about the Italian documents. In Italian, birth records are titled "Nati", marriage banns are titled "Pubblicazzioni", marriage records are titled "Matrimoni", death records are titled "Morti", miscellaneous records are called "Atti Diversi", and the ten-year index is referred to as "Indice Decennale".
Records on the first two microfilms (1568572 and 1568573) can be found using a page number handwritten in the upper right hand corner for each record. A page number reference of Page 226L can be found on the left hand side of page 226. A page number reference of Page 226R can be found on the right hand side of page 226. Records on the last two microfilms (1660241 and 1660242) do not have the handwritten page number on each page. Instead, the records are referenced by year and record number. For example, a record will be referenced as Year 1895, Record #6.
Multiple listings of the marriage pubblicazzioni date (which are designated with the abbreviation "mp." in the text) are due to the fact that Italian citizens must have been required to file the marriage announcement document of their intended marriage twice. Typically, the first announcement came out about a month or so prior to the wedding, and the second document would usually be filed a week prior to the wedding. The dates listed next to the abbreviation "mp." are the dates on those documents.
I have tried to include transcripts and translations of the documents that were most important to my ancestral lines. I would be too difficult and expensive to get copies of every single document for every family member that married into the main family line. I have included plenty of information that will allow someone interested in finding one of these documents to find the document on the microfilm.
One last comment: Some of the words on some documents are very difficult to read and therefore translate. I have tried my best to put down what is legible. Some words may not be spelled correctly, and some illegible words may be identified with a "?" or "____________" in the transcriptions of the records.
The following films were used at the Joint Free Public Library of Morristown:
- 1915 New Jersey Census, Morris County.
- 1985 Daily Record (obituaries).
- 1978 Daily Record
- 1946 Daily Record
The following films were used at the New York Public Library:
- 1900 New York City Birth Record Index.
- 1902 New York City Birth Record Index.
- 1904 New York City Birth Record Index.
- 1910 New York City Birth Record Index.
- 1927 New York City Death Record Index.
References for Origins of the Family Names:
- 1. New Dictionary of American Family Names. Elsdon C. Smith. Harper & Row, Publishers. New York. 1973. (St. Louis Public Library)
- 2. Our Italian Surnames. Joseph G. Fucilla. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore. 1987. (St. Louis Public Library)
- 3. Dizionario dei Cognomi Italiani. Emidio De Felice. Oscar Studio Mondadori. 1978. (St. Louis Public Library)
- 4. A Dictionary of Surnames. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges. Oxford University Press. 1988. (Jeff Donofrio personal collection)
- 5. Montadori's Pocket Italian-English/English-Italian Dictionary. Alberto Tedeschi and Carlo Rossi Fantonetti, with Seymour A. Copstein. Pocket Books. New York. 1961. (J. Donofrio personal collection).
- 6. Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language, Second College Edition. David B. Guralnik, Editor. Simon and Schuster. New York. 1980. (J. Donofrio personal collection)
- 7. Dictionary of Saints. John J. Delaney. Doubleday and Co. Garden City, New York. 1980. (St. Louis County Library, Prarie Commons Branch.)
- 8. The Penguin Dictionary of Saints. Donald Atwater. Penguin Books. Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England. 1983.
- 9. The Oxford Dictionary of Saints. David Hugh Farmer. Oxford University Press. Oxford, England. 1978.
- 10. The Historical Research Center, Inc. c 1993. Purchased from European Heritage Company, Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118. (619) 435-3909.
- 11. The Surnames of Wales. c 1996. John & Sheila Rowlands. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1001 N. Calvert St. Baltimore, MD. (Jeff Donofrio personal collection.)
- 12. German American Names. c 1990, 1995. George F. Jones. 2nd edition. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1001 N. Calvert St. Baltimore, MD. (Jeff Donofrio personal collection.)
- 13. World wide web. Various sources on the internet.
- Calvary and Allied Cemetaries. 1011 First Avenue. New York, NY. 10022. Calvary Cemetary, 49-02 Laurel Hill Blvd., Woodside, New York. 11377. Caggiano family members.
- St. Cecilia’s Church Cemetery. Academy Street, Rockaway, NJ. Donofrio family members.
- St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery. Hurd Street, Dover, NJ. Donofrio family members.
- First Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Church Street, Rockaway, NJ. Bair family members.
- Vicksburg Cemetery. East W Avenue, Vicksburg, MI. Many Bair family members here.
- Harrison Corners Cemetery. Harrison Corners, MI. Bair family.
- Homewood Memorial Gardens. 600 Ridge Road, Homewood, IL 60430. Previously known as Oak Lawn Cemetery. Hughes family members.
LDS Computer Resources:
Each LDS branch has a computer with several CD ROM collections. There are four primary CD ROM collections:
- Ancestral File. Dated 21 August 1992. This CD ROM contains information uploaded by genealogists.
- International Genealogical Index (IGI). Dated August 1993. Contains a large index of names from around the world.
- Social Security Death Record/Military Death Record Index. Dated January 1989. Contains a listing of those who received Social Security benefits who have died. The military index contains a list of those who died in the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
- LDS Library Catalog. Dated November 1993. Contains a catalog of the films and books in the LDS Library.
Computer Software and Hardware used to create this genealogy:
Word Processors: This document was written using a lot of different word processors over the years, including:
- WordPerfect 5.1 by Novell Corp. (previously WordPerfect Corp)
- Word for Windows 2.0 by Microsoft Corp.
- Word 6.0 by Microsoft Corp.
- Word 7.0 by Microsoft Corp.
- Word 97 by Microsoft Corp.
- Word 2000 by Microsoft Corp.
- Word 2003 by Microsoft Corp.
Spreadsheets: Before there were decent genealogy database programs with good charting capabilities, I used spreadsheets. These charts and databases (of San Potito records, for example) were created using
- Quattro 1.0/DOS by Borland
- Quattro Pro 3.0/DOS by Borland
- Quattro Pro 5.0/Windows spreadsheet software by Novell (previously Borland).
- Excel 7.0 by Microsoft Corp.
- Excel 97 by Microsoft Corp.
- Excel 2000 by Microsoft Corp.
- Excel 2003 by Microsoft Corp.
Genealogy database software used include:
- Generations Family Tree Plus Easy Tree - Millenium Edition 7.0 - no longer sold. Broderbund software.
- Generations Family Tree Plus Easy Tree - Millenium Edition 8.5 - no longer sold. Broderbund software.
- Family Tree Maker 2005 - Myfamily, Inc.
- Family Tree Maker 2006 - Myfamily, Inc.
Web generating software:
- GedHTree (GEDCOM to HTML Tree)- Version 2.3. By Gary Welker. www.gedhtree.com.
- PC Brand 286/12 MHz (running DOS 3.3, 4.01, 5.0, 6.0, and 6.22). This was the original computer used, from December 1988 - December 1993.
- Gateway 2000 486/66 MHz (running DOS 6.22, Windows 3.1, and Windows 95). Used from December 1993 until June 1996. CPU was upgraded to a Pentium 83 MHz in June 1996.
- CyberMax with an AMD processor (Pentium equivalent - about 233 MHz?). Used from about August 1998 to March 2000.
- HP Pavilion 9680C, with Intel Pentium III, 651 MHz, 128 MB Ram (running Windows 98 Second Edition, upgraded to Windows XP Version 2002 Home Edition.) This system was used from March 13, 2000 to August 19, 2004. I still use this as a backup machine sometimes.
- Toshiba Satellite M35X-S349 Laptop, with Intel Pentium M, 1.7GHz, 480 MB Ram. (Runs Windows XP Version 2002 Home Edition Second Edition.) This is my current main system and it has been used from August 19, 2004 to the present.
- MicroTac (now Globalink) Italian Assistant 1.0 for Windows translation software was used to assist in the translation of Italian to English.
- Babblefish and other translation websites have also been used.
- Hewlett Packard LaserJet IIIP printer (from 1990 to late 1990s).
- Hewlett Packard DeskJet 932C color printer (from September 2000 to present).
- HP ScanJet 5300c. Purchased in 1999. I generally try to scan in most documents at 600 dpi so that they have sufficient resolution and can be zoomed if necessary.
- Canon T-50 SLR 35mm film camera. Used from 1986 to 2004. Also used were several closeup filters, which allow close-up reproductions of photos.
- Sony DSC-P150 Cyber-shot 7.2 Megapixel digital camera. Used from 2004 to present.
Photo editing software:
- Microsoft Digital Image Pro 9. Used from 2003-2004.
- Microsoft Digital Image Pro 10. Used from 2004 to present.
- Microsoft Streets and Trips.
- www.us.map24.com - used for European maps.
- www.multimap.com - used for European maps.
- www.viamichelin.com - used for European maps.
Computer technology for genealogy has advanced a tremendous amount since I began working on this genealogy in 1990. It would have been a lot more difficult to produce without the underlying technology available to keep track of all of this information. It wouldn't have been nearly as good if I had to do it on a typewriter!