I am doing research for a friend, and I was wondering if anyone here could help direct me to Venezuelan birth records.
My friend's grandfather was known as Hector Mariano Bremont in the US, and his SS Death Index lists his birthday as 21 Nov 1903. The family story is that he was the son of a Venezualan president, but came to the United States to escape possibly deadly politics and changed his name once he came to the US. My friend's family doesn't even know who his father was, but now is interested in seeing if it's possible to track it down.
I have been able to find very little information so far, but thought I would toss this out here to this group in case anyone has any pointers for me.http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/33690536/person/18517771342
Social Security Death Index:
Born:21 Nov 1903
1930 US Census indicates that he came to the US in 1918.http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1930usfedcen&a...
Naturalization record in 1943 unfortunately does not mention immigratioin date. It does indicate his middle name is Mariano, though. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=usnaturalizati...
I found a passenger list from Venezuala to New York (he spent his life here on Long Island) with a Hector Bremont, which is a pretty unusual name combination, but it is from 1920 not 1918. I've seen plenty of incorrect dates on docs in my own family research, but I don't know if someone would be off by 2 years or not just 10 years later.http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=nypl&h=401...
That's pretty much all I know. I've asked Chenelle if she could order a copy of his marriage certificate from New York to see if that has any more details about his parents or hometown in Venezuela.
One thing I'd like to look into is if the birthday on his Social Security Death Index record is correct, I'm wondering if there is any way to search for a Hector Mariano (last name unknown) born in Venezuela on 21 Nov 1903.
I can't find anything on Ancestry, but does anyone know if there's someplace else to search?