I asked for this new board in an attempt to learn something about my husband's grandfather.
His name was Salvatore Trentacosta (as he spelled it) andhe was born in Marineo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy.In about 1896 he immigrated to America and lived in Manhattan.
I know that he was born in 1877, and that his parents were named Salvatore Trentacosta and Seraphina DiLisi.
There did not seem to be a great many Trentacostas in Italy, and most of them seemed to be concentrated in the Marineo area.This is still true today!
In 1899 he married Angelina Granatelli in New York.They had four children:Seraphina (Sally), born 1902 or so; Gianetta (Jean); Ambrosina (Gloria), who was my husband's mother; and a son, Charles, who changed his name to Charles Trent.
I know there are Trentacosta researchers out there, as I have corresponded with some of them, and I know they too are searching Marineo records looking for clues.
I would love to correspond with anyone doing similar research.