Rebecca, I'm not sure if this is the family you're looking for, but my GGrandfather (Salvatore Vitale) was born in Carania, Italy approximately February of 1883. It is believed his mother's name was Carmella and his father's name was Antonio, but this has yet to be determined for sure.
On his naturalization papers dated September 10, 1918 he states that he came to the U.S.A. on or about June 15, 1900, through the port of New York (Ellis Island). He also states that he emigrated from Palermo, Italy on the vessel Asparia. It is not known if he had any brothers or sisters
as my search for answers regarding the Vitaly family history has hit a dead end. If any of these names sound familiar to you, or if you believe it's possible this is the family you are looking for, please feel free to e-mail back. I, too, would like to learn more about my heritage and I
would be willing to share whatever information I have with you. Sincerely, D.Mushal