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:

Other organizations:

General References:

  1. The Italian Americans. J. Philip di Franco. Chelsea House Publishers. New York, Philadelphia. 1988. (Ellis Island Museum Gift Shop).
  2. 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.)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. 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).
  6. 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).
  7. 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.)
  8. Place Names of Italy. U. S. Geological Survey. (St. Louis Public Library).
  9. 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)
  10. 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).
  11. 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).
  12. 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).
  13. 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.

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Microfilm sources:

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:

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:

The following films were used at the New York Public Library:

References for Origins of the Family Names:

LDS Computer Resources: Each LDS branch has a computer with several CD ROM collections. There are four primary CD ROM collections:

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:

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

Genealogy database software used include:

Web generating software:

Computer hardware:

Translation software:




Photo editing software:

Mapping software:

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!