His father's name is on the birth certificate De Palma but I have looked with and without the space, but not with the Di spelling.
His Uncle Matteo was one of the first to arrive and he came through Ellis Island.We have that.
His brother, Angelo, arrived in late 1920 at Boston.I can't find my father, who arrived in this country possibly with his brother, but I do know he was here by 1923.I have always "heard" that he came through Boston, as did many others from that town in Italy. We do have information on Angelo De Palma's arival and history here.
Any ideas or leads would be helpful.I am trying to get info from NARA.Also, when I get back home I will try and do that paperwork you recommended in another post.