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Mon, 31 Jan 2000 22:04:40 -0600

Finalmente! I have found the best site! My parents come from Sulmona and I was lucky enough to visit there for the first time not long ago. My kids and I were completely fascinated with the town, and its history. I would love to find out more about our family name Sinesio.
Rosanna Sinesio

Mon, 31 Jan 2000 20:05:45 -0600

I love this site. Just starting research on De Cristofaro , Venti surnames from the municipality of Ortona dei Marsi. Any kind of help would be appreciated
Ted De Cristofaro
Scituate, MA USA

Mon, 31 Jan 2000 13:48:03 -0600

Can't wait to visit and open cooking school
Doug Emde
Chicago, IL USA

Sun, 30 Jan 2000 11:59:49 -0600

I am writing a novel about the town of Lentella, in the provincia de Chieti. I just found out that the Church of Sts. Cosmas and Damian is in the town. The strange thing is that I have already written that in my book, before finding out the fact that it was really there. I now have "goose bumps all over my body". Any help anyone can give me in my research about the town would be greatly appreciated. My story takes place between 1916-1948. Thank you. What a great site.
Michael P Marco Jr. (Marcovecchio)
Aston, Pa. 19014 America

Sun, 30 Jan 2000 11:31:29 -0600

I love your site. I am interested in finding anyone doing research on the surnames Alonzi, Alfonsi, and Alfonso. Thank you.
Barbara Bell
Tulsa, OK USA

Sat, 29 Jan 2000 23:15:18 -0600

Anybody who is of Manna and Tana families and still lives in italy i would like speak to
Baltimore , Md USA

Fri, 28 Jan 2000 21:29:40 -0600

What a great book. Looking for any D'Orazio's from the Province of Chieti the town of Civitella Messer Raimondo. Also Looking for the D'Urbano's and the DiSipio's from the same region. Thank you. Joseph D'Oraizo Coffee
Joseph D'Orazio Coffee
Pueblo, Colorado U.S.A.

Fri, 28 Jan 2000 05:48:45 -0600

Complimenti per il sito, ma sarebbe gradita anche una versione in italiano. Ciao a tutti gli abruzzesi che sono all'estero da Tito di Carrufo
Carrufo, Italia

Thu, 27 Jan 2000 15:08:09 -0600

Hi my name is Vincent Graziani and I was born in Notaresco, Provincia di Teramo. I now work for an Italian tour company, sending many people to Italy. If there is anyone out there from Notaresco, please contact me.
Vincent Graziani
Philadelphia, PA USA

Thu, 27 Jan 2000 07:30:33 -0600

This Abruzzese webpage is one of my favorites.
Robert DiGiulio
Johnson, Vermont USA

Wednesday, January 26, 2000 at 21:59:10

My name is Sharon Angelo and I'm researching my family tree. My great-grandfather came from Ripa Teatina, Abruzzi, Italy. So far this is what I have:
Great-Great Grandfather was Fedele D'Angelo
Great-Great Grandmother was Francesca Centurione
Great-Grandfather was Mauro D'Angelo, born 1888.
Although Mauro's immigration & naturalization papers say Verino D'Angelo, I checked with birth records in Ripa Teatina and he was born Mauro D'Angelo to Fedele & Francesca on April 15, 1888. Mauro came to America in 1906. He married Emilia DiDonato and lived in Minersville, Pennsylvania. I believe Mauro had other siblings, but I'm not sure if they came to America or stayed in Italy. My grandfather was Santino Angelo (they dropped the D). He had a sister Emma and a brother Albert.
If you are related to any of these people, please email me. Thanks.
Sharon Angelo
Minersville, PA USA

Wednesday, January 26, 2000 at 20:54:04

Saluti a tutti quanti! Sono italo-americano, la famiglia materna di cui viene dagli Abbruzzi, specificamente dalla provincia di L'Aquila, e i comuni di Collelongo ed Avvezzano. Oggi i miei parenti ancora in Italia abitano ad Avezzano, a Collelongo e a Roma.
Il nome della famiglia di mio nonno era Guglielmi "Fanfarese" di Collelongo, quello della famiglia di mia nonna era Casciere "Catena".
Sono della seconda generazione qui in America ­ i miei nonni abbandonarono Collelongo nell'inizio del secolo per l'America, vivendo in una colonia abruzzese vicino a Pittsburgh, PA. Ci sono ancora molti abruzzesi nella regione di Pittsburgh e di Warren, OH.
Sono appassionato per la storia, la cultura della nostra Italia. Ci son andato una volta, 25 anni fa, per visitar i miei parenti negli Abruzzi, festeggiando la Sagra dell'Agnello nelle montagne e la Festa di San Rocco a Collelongo con i miei cugini.
Mi interesso principalmente nel fenomeno (che non ho visto mai nelle altre parti dell'Italia) dei nomignoli familiari abbruzzesi, per esempio, "Catena" che rappresenta una parte della famiglia Casciere. Qualcuno puó spiegarmi le origini?
Felice Anno Nuovo a tutti!!
Daniel A. Moroco (Muraca)
Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA

Wednesday, January 26, 2000 at 18:37:08 (CST)

I am 2nd generation Italian. My paternal grandfather came from Controguerra, Teramo. His name was also Peter. He had a number of sisters but no brothers. Both from my maternal grandparents came from Bomba in Chieti. My grandfather's name was D'Intino and my grandmother's name was Marcotullio. I would like to know if anyone knows something about any of theis remaining family. I hope to come to Rome/Abruzzo in 2002.
Peter J. Costantini

Wednesday, January 26, 2000 at 17:37:26

First generation american. My father was from Tocco Constantino Farchione, Grandfather Orlando Farchione. Grandmother Lucia Farchione maiden name Mastrogiuseppe from Sulmona.
My mother side: Maiden name Maria DiDonato. Granfather's name Ralphlia DiDonato Grandmothers maiden name Rosa Sorrentino (Salle)?
Lucille Farchione
Worcester, MA USA

Tuesday, January 25, 2000 at 15:44:16 (CST)

great website the best i ever seen in a while. I was born in introdacqua l'aquila.
manhasset hills ny, new york usa

Tuesday, January 25, 2000 at 15:32:22 (CST)

in search of family origins- great website!<
paula chiarilli (blair)
santa ana, ca usa

Sun, 23 Jan 2000 17:06:39 -0600

Buon gionro a tutti! Great website. Looking for DiRocco family information, from Casacanditella. MY grandmother, Elisa DiRocco Muscatello, was born there and lived in Binghamton, NY when she came to the states. She had 2 brothers, one of whom was named Ruggiero, Roger, and two sisters who remained in Italy, Giulia e ????. She also had another brother who went to Argentina, Buenois Aires, to be precise. Casacanditella is situated in the Abruzzi region. My grandfather was born in Vacri, also of that same region, but I know that family history already. PLease go to Italy, especailly the Abruzzi region. I leave in February as I go over once a year to visit a great-aunt in Vacri. Arrivederci a tutti. In bocca al lupo nel trovare la famiglia
Tom Muscatello
Astoria, New York USA

Sunday, January 23, 2000 at 16:00:19 (CST)

Greetings from Massachusetts! My grandparents came to Boston from FALLO in CHIETI in the early 1900's. We are from two ABRUZZI families, DIGIRONIMO and MARIANO. I'd love to hear from anyone related to us in the states or still in Abruzzi. My Dad, CHARLIE MARIANO has made quite a name for himself in the American & European jazz scene and now lives in Germany. I am a Christian Counselor and the grandmother of 2 girls who are ¼ Abruzzese. Peace to all!
Cynthia Mariano Blanchard
Amesbury, MA USA

Sat, 22 Jan 2000 20:39:28 -0600

I enjoy going through this web page. One day I hope to meet up with a lost relative. I am proud of my little town Ateleta. I wish all Abruzzesi all over the world especially all the Ateletesi a healthy and happy millennium.
toronto, canada

Saturday, January 22, 2000 at 09:08:37 (CST)

Paternal Grandfather, Giovanni D'Alessandro (b.1895) from Collarmele before emigration to US (c.1916). Some siblings emigrated to US others to South America (Venezuela?) or, possibly, Australia. I am interested in visiting Abruzzo and would like to hear from any D'Alessandros still residing in or around Collarmele. Any correspondence or information is appreciated.
Julio D'Alessandro
St. Charles, Il USA

Fri, 21 Jan 2000 15:48:11 -0600

1st generation American
Mario Notarmuzi
Port St. Lucie, Florida USA

Tue, 18 Jan 2000 15:24:35 -0600

Thank you for this wonderful website. I am searching for a pen pal from abruzzo.
Audrey Gonzales and Vincenzo Marchionno
Fullerton, California USA

Tue, 18 Jan 2000 14:00:42 -0600

Coming to Italy for the first time between March and April 2000. My Grandparents were born in Sulmona and came to USA, living in Rhode Island. Would like to find relatives still in Sulmona. Grandfather's name was Croce Mangiarelli, Grandmother was Lucia (Mariani). Know a name of one relative from that area: Bruno and Luisa di Benedetto and their two sons, Franco and Alessio. Bruno retired from postal service. If anyone has information about them would appreciate an email telling me how I can get in contact with them. Thank you.
Ron Mangiarelli
Monument, Colorado USA

Mon, 17 Jan 2000 06:09:28 -0600

I love your site will spend more time there soon, am about to start family tree search. My other interests include books written in dialetto from Guardiagrele. Have read Modesto Della Porta's Ta Pu but was wondering if there were other titles by the same author or other authors. Also interested in proverbs and sayings. Ciao ciao for now.
Gianna Rosica
melbourne, victoria australia

Sun, 16 Jan 2000 22:34:22 -0600

I visit this website often. I am writing for a friend who would like a panoramic view of the town of his mother's family. The name of the town is Vinichiura which is a suburb of Campobasso in Molise. If anyone has a picture of either of Vinichiura or Campobasso , please email me.
Linda Ross
Youngstown, Ohio USA

Sun, 16 Jan 2000 13:28:47 -0600

My maternal grandmother, Rosa Piccirelli (b. 1891) was from Torricella Peligna. She immigrated to the US in 1909, where she married Ernest Roma from Pastena, Lazio. Her last known relative in Torricella Peligna was a niece, Elsia Teti who may have died in the early 1990s. We are interested in learning if we have any distant relatives in the Chieti area.
J. Radabaugh

Sunday, January 16, 2000 at 12:39:00 (CST)

born in pescara centrale trying to trace my family
gabriella cipollone buccieri
new york, ny usa

Thu, 13 Jan 2000 22:23:45 -0800

Hi, my parents were Theodolinda Stella, and Domenico Alessandroni. I have been trying to get inf. as where, or which house they lived in, in Capestrano. I wish I could find pictures that are antiquated of grand-parents, which I have never met or seen. Both parents are deceased. If any relations to our family has any info I would appreciate you contacting me. Grazie. Buona Fortuna
Geno Alessandroni

Thu, 13 Jan 2000 12:36:18 -0600

perche' non è scritto in italiano!
giulianova, italia teramo

Wed, 12 Jan 2000 12:31:55 -0600

Fantastic site! Just wish I could get in touch with people from the above mentioned towns/cities:Torre-looking for the origins of Tomasso Baccanale & Angelina or Antonia Di Gesulmino, in Pietranico: Filomena Colucci daughter of Camillo Colucci & Lucia Silverii (who was originally from Alanno). If anyone from these towns cities can assist me by telling me whom to contact, I would be able to get on with my family tree! This is a great site & heplefully I will find some long-lost relatives! Ciao & grazie!
Anne Marie Baccanale
Torre de Passeri/Petranico - Alanno

Monday, January 10, 2000 at 23:42:48 (CST)

Alfonso Novelli bn Apr 17 1893 in Villa Celiera Teramo, came to USA in 1913. My great-grandfather Rocco Novelli married Rosaria DiArchino
Roger A. Novelli
Hermitage, Pennsylvania USA

Mon, 10 Jan 2000 22:44:21 -0600

Interesting site. Keep up the good work, and remember
Roberto Pieri
Melbourne, Australia

Saturday, January 08, 2000 at 22:46:25

My husband and I are coming to Italy this March (2000). I've been very interested in visiting areas other than the typical "tourist" spots, but this is the first information on Abruzzi that I've found! The region is mentioned, but none of the travel books talk about the East coast (except Venice, of course). Why is this? Does anyone have any suggestions for a couple of americans who don't want to travel like typical tourists, and would like nothing more than to find a small town to settle in and make friends with? Please feel free to email me with suggestions:
jernigh1 at nationwide.com
Heather Jernigan
Columbus, Ohio USA

Saturday, January 08, 2000 at 00:47:39 (CST)

Great page. Buon anno 2000 a tutti i Capestranesi del mondo
Tony Colasacco
W. Hartford, CT USA

Fri, 07 Jan 2000 21:59:12 -0600

Great site. My grandmother was born Adelina Carosi in Cagnano Amiterno, L'Aquila in 1901. Her parents were Pietro Carosi and Rita DiCesare. Both her and her sister Zena emigrated to MA, USA. Any possible information on the family will be greatly appreciated.
Craig Raymond
West Simsbury, CT USA

Friday, January 07, 2000 at 21:08:30 (CST)

Complimenti per questo sito!!!Non pensavo che l'Abruzzo fosse nel cuore di tutto il mondo. Siamo grandi!!!
W l'Abruzzo, il centro del mondo!!!
Alessio Mazzarulli
Francavilla al mare, Italia Abruzzo

Fri, 07 Jan 2000 12:26:59 -0600

I came to the US from il comune di Fagnano Alto, prov. L'Aquila. Just wondering if any of my neighbors also came to the US from that area?
Dom DiMattia
Clairton, Pa USA

Fri, 07 Jan 2000 09:32:05 -0600

Would like to hear from anyone in Castel di Sangro or Caramanico who may know the origin of my family. Galverade DeFelice or know where my ggfather Stefano and brother Vincent came from in Italy. Came over to US aroung 1850's.
Kenny DeFelice

Wed, 05 Jan 2000 16:22:08 -0600

This is a very interesting site.
Sergio Tatarelli
Adelaide, South Australia Australia

Tuesday, January 04, 2000 at 21:47:29 (CST)

To Joseph Rutala: I may have some information of interest to you. I tried to email you at the address in your message here, but it was returned as a bad address. You can contact me at the email address shown here.
Al Porreca
Delran, NJ

Tuesday, January 04, 2000 at 20:47:45 (CST)

I'm trying to locate the town of torchelli, in the provence of abruzzo. My grandfather came from that town his name was Duiseppe DiLuzio. I believe their are still some of his relatives in the town. I would like to visit them on an up coming trip to Italy
Joseph Rutala
Elmer, nj usa

Saturday, January 01, 2000 at 00:44:17 (CST)

I have be trying to locate my grandfathers Family (Di Sipio) in the Province of Chieti---Ari, Canosa Sannita, Civitella Messer Raimondo, San Martino Sulla Marrucina. Also in the Province of Pescara, -- Bussi sul Tirino, Serramonacesca i have been looking for years and years.Thanks
Richard Di Sipio
Dublin, Va, 24084 USA

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