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My grandmother was from Collecorvino; Mary DeFelicibus (not sure of spelling)born in 1890's or maybe late 80's. Grandfather "Tianello" a very rare name. Any one know anyone who may be related to either?
Also possible Matteo kin, and friends named Fiate.
Joyce T. Snodgrass < joycets change mail.utexas.edu">joycets change mail.utexas.edu>
Austin, TX USA

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My son and I are planning a trip to Casalbordino and Atessa to visit with relatives we have never met. My mother as well as my grandparents on both sides were born in Italy. My mother's side in Casabordino and Atessa. Surname is Marra. My grandfather built the Church in the town sq. in Casabordino. His name was Dominick Marra. Looking forward to it. If you have any suggestions, please e-mail. Thank you.
Joan M. Distefano Oburgh <jmoshutterbug change aol-dot-com>
Boca Raton, Florida USA

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I'm seeking any information on Camillo Rossi and Mary Difrancesco from Montenerodomo. They were my grandparents.
Dennis Cilensek < denco change ptcom.net>
Mentor, Ohio U.S.A.

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I WAS BORN IN ITALY I WAS ADDOPTED IN 63\64 IN THE U.S. MY BIRTH CERTIFICATE SAYS I WAS BORN IN COMMUNE OF PIETRANICO PROVINCE OF PASCARA I AM 40 YEARS OLD MY BIRTH DATE IS 092260 CAN ANYONE HELP ME PLEASE
DAVID CESENE < QTSOCCERGIRL1">QTSOCCERGIRL1>
HUBBARD, OHIO TRUMBUL

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My great-grandfather emigrated to the US from the area of Guardiagrele. I don't know if he came specifically from Pretoro, but it seems there must have been some connection. My wife and I will visit there this summer for the first time. Finding web sites like this really revs up my enthusiasm. Thanks!
Richard S. diPretoro < rdipretoro change rdipretoro change mindspring change >
Pittsburgh, PA USA

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A Racciatti looking for other Racciatti's. My father came from Carpineto Sinello,Province of Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy..any Racciatti contact me.
Robert N. Racciatti <racciatti change aol-dot-com>
Deptford, New Jersey USA

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Looking for any info: grandparents family names of Florinda (Fiore)Angelucci, Born 3-19-1891 married to Laurina Spadone or great- grand parents: Raimondo Angelucci & Rosa Abbonizzio.
Last known address for grandfather Angelucci was in Castel Frentano.
Nick Angelo < futzyjr change aol-dot-com>
Tacoma, WA USA

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Looking for any Ranieri relatives from Civitaguana.
Grandmother was Benita, grandfather was Benito.
We had relatives in Massachusetts and New York.
Robert E. Jones < bobbyjones change uswest.net">bobbyjones change uswest.net>
Arizona USA

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Gf Luca Umberto Giannunzio,Bn.3/Nov/1869 Capestrano, Abruzzi Italia Ggf,Luigi, Bn Capestrano 19 Feb,1840, marito Carerina Carota, Bn, Ofena 8,Oct,1840. GGgf Pasquale fu Michele Bn. Capestrano 7/1/1803. Luca Arrived Port NY via San Giorgio Apr 1893
Victor Gianunzio < vic9 change vic9 change pacbell.net>
Lafayette, Ca USA

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bello poche immagini ma bello
D'amario Andrea < paperinik change bluewin.ch">paperinik change bluewin.ch>
Minusio,

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hi - my parents migrated in the 60's from Pescara and now live in Sydney Australia - I am interested in anyone with information on ancestry!
Relatives in VillaNova, Rosciano and Manopello!
gioia di donato < gioia_50 change gioia_50 change hotmail-dot-com>
sydney, nsw australia

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bel sito, complimenti.
Saverio < ftiberi change tin.it>
L'Aquila, Italy Italy

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I could spend hours with all this site has to offer. Good job.
E. Pasquino < pasquino change penn.com">pasquino change penn change >
Warren, PA USA

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i joined the club back in February,have forgotten my password.can you help?
felix a tartaglia < >gytag change aol-dot-com>
phila, pa usa

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This website has brought me some real joy. I found a new relative (by marriage) in Australia, I found a niece of my father's that I didn't know lived there as well. And now, it looks like I'm going to visit Tocco Casauria with a cousin from Australia who I have not yet met. My heart is full.
Any relatives from Tocco Casauria please write. My grandparents were Fiore and Filomena Varrassi.
Vincent Varrassi < Vinnie211 change aol-dot-com>
Westwood, New Jersey USA

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My grandfather was "Frank" Paolini. He was born in San Benedetto dei Marsi, Aquila, Abruzzi, Italy. I know he had seven brothers, Quintino, "Lenny" and "Paul" among them. He was probably born in the 1880s. He settled in Brooklyn, NY. Anyone out there with info that might relate, please contact me!
Judy Paoline Uhlinger < uhlinger change superior.net">uhlinger change superior.net>

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What a fantastic site. I love it.
Eugene M. D'Amico < EugeneII change aol-dot-com>
Delaware USA

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My family originated in Italy, mainly from the Prov. of Teramo. There are many relatives in the area of Giulianova, Mosciano, Tortoreto etc. The names I am interested in are: CICIONI , CICIONE, DI REMIGIO DI CONCETTO. Have visited Italy twice and find Abruzzo to be spectacular. Ciao and Grazie.
Peter Cicione Jr. < c123p change c123p change home change >
USA

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Abruzzo 2000 is great. I'm interested in the D'Iorio family originated in San Vito Marino. There are many around Pittsburgh, PA.
Vera Vizioli < J10lu >
Orlando, Florida U.S.A.

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My cousins and I are doing research on our ancestry. We believe our surname was originally D'Ubaldo, and that it was changed to Dubaldi upon entry into the US or soon after. Our grandfather, Guiseppe, was born in Pescara in 1890 and our grandmother, Josephine Marino, was born in Cugnoli in 1898. We have each of their parents' names. Hopefully, we will find out much more. If you have any information on the families of D'Ubaldo, Marino, and D'Andrea - please contact me at my e-mail address. Thanks!
Claudia R. Dubaldi < claudia.dubaldi change highmark.com">claudia.dubaldi change highmark change >
Camp Hill, PA USA

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Dear paesani, it is a thrilling moment to read all comments from the Abbruzzesis all over the world. Myself am continuing to look for the ROSSI related people. 2 years ago I could contact the ones living in Canada. This year we plan to visit Pitsburg Pensylvania where my grandfather ROSSI Antonio fu Galizio and grandmother DI LULLO Domenica grew up. If anyone there has some information, it is most welcome. Grazie mille amici, e tanti auguri.
ROSSI Daniel < daniel change arizonapersian.com">daniel change arizonapersian change >
MAASMECHELEN, LIMBURG BELGIUM

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saluti' a gli amici di Tocco Casauria, Raffaele
Raffaele Rizio < Lgr411 change aol-dot-com>
Trumbull, CT USA

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Messsaggio rivolto a tutti i Calabresi immigrati. Venite a visitare il sito www.CalabriaOnline.com. Se volete premiare i nostri sforzi allora votatelo e fatelo votare. Infatti il nostro sito partecipa al concorso indetto dal "Sole24Ore" nella categoria "Arte e Cultura".

Aiutateci a far crescere la Calabria ne ha veramente bisogno.

Giovanni member staff di CalabriaOnline
giovanni <giovanni change calabriaonline.it>
Cosenza, Italy Italy

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Looking for family of Giuseppi Troilo!!
Janet Troilo Ragan < jar914 change gateway.net">jar914 change gateway.net>
Palm Desert, Ca USA

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I would like to know what province Castelpetroso is in.
Ellen Tamburri < lupitaet change snip.net">lupitaet change snip.net>
Broomall, Pa USA

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Both my maternal and perternal grandparents were born in PREZZA. I hope to find some information about them. Their names are Antonio DiRamio, and Antonio Spadorcia, Bambina Mancini, and Bambina Sforza. Any information you have would be appreciated!!!
Jon DiRamio < diramio change aol-dot-com>
Weymouth, MA USA

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looking for cirulli of schiavai de abruzzo donato cirulli is buried there i need a confirmationof this tks
daniel cirulli < dcirulli change dcirulli change YAHOOdotCOM>
shreveport, la usa

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Hi there! This is a great site! Our ancestors have the name Abruzzese. Are there any others out there?
I am searching for relatives of Antonio Abruzzese, Charlestino Abruzzese and Mary Pacita. We think from the village of Picinisco.

Barbara ( Antonio's Great Grandaughter)
Barbara Wilson < Bill.D.Wilson change dupontpharma.com">Bill.D.Wilson change dupontpharma change >
Airdrie, Lanarkshire United Kingdom

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Voglio trovare parenti chi partiene alla famgilia RANTUCCI, mio padre viene di Ovindoli. Scrivirmi Presto!!!!
ALFREDO ANTONIO RANTUCCI < alfredo change mnsi.net">alfredo change mnsi.net>
Windsor, Ontario Canada

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Looking for individuals with similar last names, anywhere in the world.
Angela Amendola < angela_amendola change sheraton.com">angela_amendola change sheraton change >
Toronto, Ontario Canada

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Any information on the last name AMENDOLA would be greatly appreciated. My father and his family are from Celano and I have visited Celano many times. I would love to hear from others with the same last name! Thanks, Angela.
Angela Amendola < angela_amendola change sheraton.com">angela_amendola change sheraton change >
Toronto, Ontario Canada

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My materal grandparents emigrated from the Teramo region in the early 1900's. My mother and father have been deceased for many years and I yearn to learn more about my grandfather and grandmother. My grandfather, Bernardo DeSantis and my grandmother, Faustina Martelli (maiden name). I think my grandfather came from LaValle d'San Giovanni.
If anyone knows my family roots, please let me hear from you. All my grandparents' children are deceased, and I want to know of other DeSantis family. Thank you so much. carrie
Carrie Koeturius < ckoeturius change aol-dot-com>
Berkeley, CA USA

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TO ALL named TROTTA and RICCIUTI. My parents, Luigi Victor Trotta, son of Fillipo and Giovanni Colosante TROTTA, was born in San Panfilo d'Ocre in the Province of L'Aquila. My mother, Aurora Ricciuti, daughter of Martino and Rosina Cicerone RICCIUTI, was born in Casentino, Province of L'Aquila. I have just returned, May 13, 2000, from visiting both the villages my parents came from. It was a most exciting and moving experience for me. I saw the homes they were raised in and took many pictures. If there are any of my relatives that might read this message, please contact me by email. The Province of L'Aquila is just beautiful. Mountains everywhere. I don't expect to ever return, but I have memories that will last forever. Please any Trotta's or Ricciuti's that might be out there. Contact me.
Josephine Trotta Poliner < JPoliner change wesleyan.edu>
East Hampton, Connecticut United States of America

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To ALL named RICCIUTI or TROTTA. My parents were born and raised in Casentino (mother- Aurora Ricciuti, daughter of Martino and Rosina Ciccirone Ricciute) and San Panfilo d-Ocre (father- Luigi Trotta, son of Filippo and Giovanni Colosanto Trotta). I have just returned from a trip to L'Aquila and visited the villages my parents came from. L'Aquila province is beautiful and the villages were exciting to see. I would like to know if there is any relative that might have visited there also. Please email me. Many thanks.
Josephine TROTTA POLINER < JPoliner change wesleyan.edu>
East Hampton, CT USA

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Great site. My grandfather Guiseppe was from Ofena. There are no longer any DiRosario's in Ofena. Any info on DiRosario's who may have ties with Ofena, would be greatly appreciated.
William DiRosario < FireDi1297 change aol-dot-com>
Billerica, Mass. Usa

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Enjoy seeing information about my heritage
Ezio Bucci < ERBUCCI30 change ERBUCCI30 change cs change >
Nanuet, New York USA

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With a name like "Uram", I am obviously not Italian! But I type this e-mail from a building formerly owned by the Ateleta beneficial Association who literally built it by hand and 60 years later sold it to the Lower Bloomfield UNITY Council for transformation into a cultural-learning center with library, our neighborhood's first. The Association existed in Ateleta, Italy and was started in Pittsburgh in the early 20's. Mr. Lecce who everyone calls "Shoes" or "Andy" remembers his parents coming to the old social club to learn to write English and as the site of many community weddings where he stood at the back door to cart away paper plates of homemade cookies. By purchasing the building founded by early Italian immigrants, we've managed to preserve a bit of history and the character of our neighborhood-=-half Italian and half German, although this urban neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Bloomfield, is commonly called "Little Italy." Photos and paintings of the town of Ateleta are preserved here along with many family names. Unity Center sees this foundation as valuable and wishes to preserve it. An Italian language course is offered here, and we would like to do more regarding art, culture, public performances related to the Italian heritage. We are also collecting books written in Italian for our library. If anyone has ideas, books, or sees a possible collaboration between our group and theirs in some way, please e-mail me. Our organization is a federally recognized nonprofit and open to all members of community and every generation. Ninety-five percent of our 644 membership families are Italian and nearly all fanilies in this neighborhood trace their roots to the village of Ateleta. We publish a monthly newsletter, and it is my job to find feature stories, funding for projects and implement programs and public performances The programs however cover a wide range of subject, not limited to ethnic links. We hold a lot of Italian opera here! Ideas thoughts, etc. are very welcome. And yes, I'm going to learn Italian! People in my neighborhood speak it on every corner. I'm still learning the Web, too, a novice really. But I was glad to find this interesting web site. I would be interested personally to learn about the patron Saint of Ateleta if anyone knows.
Andrea Lecce - Donna Uram < dmu0 change yahoo">dmu0 change yahoo>
Pittsburgh, PA Allegheny

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My grandparents emigrated from Pratola Peligna (for the final time) in 1919 (having left and returned previously) . Their names were Vito Montagna (o) married to Vincenza Gualtieri. Any information will be appreciated. It is possioble that Montagna is not a Pratola Peligna "name". Possible from surrounding town.
MaryAnn Knight < knightaz change primenet.com">knightaz change primenet change >
Phoenix, Phoenix Arizona

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I would like to know if there are any Rosati's out there who may be related to me. My grandfather was Giuseppe Rosati and my late father is Antonio Rosati. You can email me if you are a Rosati, D'Onofrio, Menna or DiGiovanne
Remo Rosati < doubler change home change >
Toronro, Ontario Canada

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Complimenti, il sito è molto carino. Sembra di stare in una grande famiglia! Mi ricorda i meravigliosi anni passati in Canada, a Toronto. Un saluto a tutti gli abruzzesi che vivono all'estero, in particolare a tutti quelli con cui ho diviso parte della mia vita!
Fabrizio Perfetti < caino62 change caino62 change yahoo-dot-it>
L'Aquila, Italy Abruzzo

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I have enjoyed this guestbook immensely, and have made great headway into finding my ansceters.
through the excellent work done by Dr. lumberto badia through Abruzzo2000. I am now awaiting the copies of the documents for my family tree with great anticipation.
This has been quite qn experience for me and with Dr. Badia's help it certainly has been great. I will be posting further news as things develop. I cannot thank Dr. Lumberto Badia enough.
Warm regards to all. Anne
Anne Dalla-Vicenza < annedalv1 change annedalv1 change sympatico-dot-ca>
Oakville, OntarioC Canada

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Looking for relatives who were Originally from Palena. Last name is DeRitis. My Grandfather had a brother Domenico who had a son Paolo. Paolo's wife, Maria is living outside of Rome. I am planning on being in Rome in October and would like to meet my long lost relatives.
Joe Ascenzo < Jascenzo change aol-dot-com>
Livingston, NJ USA

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Searching for information on the surname DeLuzio
My grandmother, Maria DeLuzio wa born in the
Province of Chieti in 1887. She married in Pescaro in 1911
to Alphonso Dulceno. Any info would be helpful
Margie Clemons < grtlqqkin change grtlqqkin change earthlink.net>
Santa Rosa, Ca USA

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If any Scacchi's should read this please contact me. I'm searching our ancestors and the origin of the Scacchi name which dates back to 11th century. This guestbook is great. Grazie!
Larry Scacchi < lscacchi change aol-dot-com>
Houston, Texas USA

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looking for the D'Orio family originated in San Vito Marino, Abruzzo.
Vera Vizioli < J10lu">J10lu>

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Its great to read about people who originate or are otherwise connected to Abruzzo.
Tony Tenaglia < tacfraud change tacfraud change hotmail-dot-com>
Melbourne, Victoria Australia

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hey anybody out there know of somebody with the last name of Giammarco or Giamarco and they are from introdacqua needs help or that has information help Plez......!!!!thanks a million
Britt~~~~~~!!!! change change change ###*****
Brittany < Tennishottie2240 change aol-dot-com>
Wester, Ohio US

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I would like information on the town of San Pio delle camere or anyone from near there; Or any websites or anything providing geneology information about it. We are descendants of the Abruzzese region. Province of L'Aquila. Information on L'Aquila would also be nice as we have family living there.
Mary < abbruzzese7 change netzero.net>
buffalo, New York u.s.a

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Per favore darmi inform su tutto quello che riguarda D'Angelo in provincia di Chieti . Grazie
Bonifacio < bd_angelo change bd_angelo change hotmail-dot-com>
Montreal, Quebec Canada

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P.S.

I think your sites MARVELOUS!
Lana VARRASSO < akketa change aol-dot-com>
Melbourne, Victoria AUSTRALIA

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Hi, my family name is VARRASSO from Castiglione a Casauria. My grandparents - NOE & LUCIA raised both my father Biaggio VARRASSO, and my uncle, Dominic VARRASSO in Casauria. They migrated to AUSTRALIA at least 42 years ago and my grandfather has not seen 'HIS BROTHER' since, and believes he in fact went to AMERICA? If anyone knows of my family or the whereabouts of NOE VARRASSO'S brother, any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank You :)
Lana VARRASSO < akketa change aol-dot-com>
Melbourne, Victoria AUSTRALIA

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MY GRANDPARENTS WERE BORN IN BUGNARA.
TONY DITOMMASO < TDITOMMASO change ARISTOTLE.NET">TDITOMMASO change ARISTOTLE.NET>
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS USA

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I had known that there was a town named "Frisa" in this part of Italy, but I'd never been able to find any information about it. I really love your website.
Edward Frisa < bison change choice.net>
Cincinnati, Ohio U.S.A.

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Family name is Ciccone From Villa Santa Lucia, L'Aquila, Ab ruzzie.Maternal side is Calderoni* from Villa Santa Lucia as well. Searching for ancestors prior to about 1870.
Ron Ciccone < racone change racone change home change >
Parksville, B.C. Canada

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How do you go about getting a birth certificate in Fara Filiorum Petri, Prov. di Chieti, Abruzzo
Giselda Cavallucci < gcavallu change stny.rr.com">gcavallu change stny.rr change >
Binghamton, New York USA

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Would like to find my husband's family his name and date of birth are
Sebastiano Quintilio born March 20, 1901
Lee Quintilio < llq001 change email.mot.com">llq001 change email.mot change >
Norton, MA Bristol

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I am looking for anyone who knows of the SANSONI family from Compotosto, Abruzzi, Italy. Or Avezzano, Abruzzi, Italy.
Alexander A. Sansone < lexjack change sgi.net>
New Castle, PA United States

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Great website! I am visiting Italy this summer in search of my paternal grandfather's family - Vincenzo Malandra from Casalincontrada circa 1915. Any Malandras out there? Grazie!
karen malandra < karmal change cyberix.com">karmal change cyberix change >
Philadelphia, PA USA

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I am excited to find this website. My father came from Capestrano. I am doing research on Rutulante, D'Agostino, DiGregorio, Secinaro, Giancola and many more. Would love to hear from some new cousins!
Gloria Rutulante < gloriarut change aol-dot-com>
Saugerties, New York US

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To Stephen Dizio et al I am searching for descendants of Stephano Dizio who arrived in the USA 1905 from Penne with Giuseppe his brother [my grandfather].There are many of his descendants in australia..
Adriano Ivancich < aivancich change vtown.com.au">aivancich change vtown.com.au>
Melbourne, Victoria Australia

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My father was born in Castel di Ieri (Aquila). I speak english, french, arab and portuguese and at the moment I'm studying russian. I'm waiting for messages from all over the world.Ciao
bruno balducci < doppiab change doppiab change tin.it>
rome, italy