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Provinces of Abruzzo

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My Grandfather, Andrew Barone, was from Castel del Monte and born on March 23, 1876. His Father was James Barone. His Mother was Angel Cericolia. I haven't been able to find the Barone's or the Cericolia's listed anwhere using Castel del Monte or L'Aquila as a starting point and would appreciate any suggestions to aid in tracing my ancestors. Thanks-Gary
Gary Andrew Barone
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania USA

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I AM LOOKING FOR RELATIVES I MIGHT HAVE .MY FATHER CESARE DEL TRECCO WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 17,1895 IN LORETO APRUTINO . HE LEFT ITALY FOR THE USA ABOUT 1915
ALFRED DEL TRECCO
ANDOVER, MA USA

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Looking for information on my wife's Grandfather
Born in Atri, Italy. Emigrated to the US in 1891. His name was Carmello Recchioni. Please contact if you know anything of this family. Thank you
Bill McDonough
Toms Brook, VA USA

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I would love to visit my grandfather's town of Casoli and surrounding area and do research on our family name but it is very hard to find places to stay for a month or so that are not touristy. There does not seem to be a lot of information for small apartments, hotels, etc. for the Abruzzo area. Can anyone help?
Laura Iezzi Stadelman

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Great web site.Congratulations.Originally from Barisciano.Keep up the good work.
ALEX BERNARDI
TORONTO, ONTARIO CANADA

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I would like to hear from anyone in Caerano di San Marco in the Province of Treviso the region of Veneto who goes by the surname of Dalla Vicenza or Della Vincenza and also by the surname of Bandiera
This is a very good site and I have been very pleased with the results so far. Thank you so much.
Anne Dalla-Vicenza
Oakville, Ontario Canada

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FRAGASSE...Looking for anyone with same name...Grandfather Pasquale Fragasse is from the Moscufo area in Abruzzo
Tom Fragasse
New Philadelphia, Ohio USA

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I was wondering if any of you know a Giaginto Delfini and Ferinna Scarci from Palena , Abruzzo.
Dante Delfini
Burbank, Illinois USA

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My grandfather and grandmother were both from Abruzzi, San Giovanni Lipioni and Bomba. I have visited on a number of occassions and can say without hesitation, that it is heaven on earth.
Tim Wing
Buffalo, New York USA

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I have been unsuccessful in trying to reach someone at the site www.regione.veneto.it Would you kindly contact me
Anne Dalla-Vicenza
Oakville, Ontario Canada

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I am traveling to Castel di Sangro this summer in July. Both my parents were born there. My father was Domenico and my mother was Modesta, who's maiden name was Santucci. If anyone has information relating to either of my parents please contact me. Many Thanks
Palmer DAchille
Nutley, New Jersey USA

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I just found you & am also delighted to register. Dad came from Ortona-Been back a number of times & found no relatives. Did get a copy of my Fathers birth record.Very interesting- Where it attests to the fact that a son was born to a Luigi Tasso when it comes to naming the mother it says "by a woman who refuses to be named herein. WOW Found her name was Valentinetti. The major drug store in the town carries the same name but questioning them brought no answers. Cemetery records are not available so will explore other veins. Any suggestions?? Also Grand father died very young 38 Grand mother lived till about 1919 and was blind as near as we can recall. A reminder to all talk to your kids about their heritage. I sure regret not hearing stories about my family. Grtand father was a tailor & near as I can finmd out my dad ran away from home at 18 & came to US. Never went back. Multi gracie TT
Thomas Luigi Tasso
Menlo Park, Cailf U.S.A.

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I am searching for family of my in-laws in Italy. Their names are Ida Rabottini 1916 - 1997 and my father-in-law Giovanni Rapposelli 1913 - 1991. Both are from Chieti, Italy. I am in Canada and have no resources in Italy to do research, so any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Marilyn A. Rapposelli
Ontario Canada

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MY GRANDPARENTS, BOTH BORN IN SULMONA, ANGELO DI CENZO BORN IN 1874 & ANGELINA DI CENZO BORN IN 1884 IMMIGRATED TO PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANY DI CENZO'S WHO MAY BE DISTANTLY RELATED. CIAO
ann
Johnston, rhode island usa

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I love this website. It's my favorite--maybe because my Nana was born in Abruzzo--in Controguerra. I searched for this town on many, many maps for over 25 years and when I typed it in on this website my search ended--because up popped this beautiful map and there was that wonderful town! I found my ancestoral town!! GRACIE--MILLE GRACIE
Luci Caranci
North Providence, Rhode Island USA

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I am reseaching my dads family his name Mario Ciafardoni - his fathers name Gaetano - mothers name Rubena Di Luigi. Any information would be appreciated. I'm pretty sure they lived in Pescara, Italy.
Rita
Blackwood, New Jersey USA

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Iam working on finding my ancestors from Ciarano Di San marco I believe it is in the province of Treviso in the region of Veneto Italy. I would appreciate any help I do not know wether this is the place to enter this or not. Many thanks
Anne Dalla Vicenza
Oakville, Ontario Canada

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Hi. I'm looking for anyone who can help me trace my boyfriends roots. His father's name is Fulvio Viliani, and he was born in 1935 in L'Aquila. His mother was 15 at the time and gave him to an orphanage in L'Aquila. That is all the information we have and are still searching for more. If anyone has any info or knows of any orphanages there, please contact me. Thank you.
Maggie
Toronto, Canada

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Every one who has visited Capestrano keeps telling me how popular the Alessandroni name is over there, but i cant seem to find any of them
I have been studying some family history and cant seem to get past 1864, does anyone know where or how I can find anything before that. does the Vatican have records dating farther back, and if so who do I contact there? Would appreciate some help here. grazie
Geno Alessandroni
IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN USA

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Just found this site. It's great. I was born in Vasto came to the states in 1962, still have family there. My maiden name is Ragni, and my grandparents, were Moretti, would like to hear from someone who knows the names
thank you.
Anna Lopez ( Ragni)
Medford, New York USA

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Tracing family tree Father Salvatore De marco and mother Francesca D'Antimo, both born in Caramanico Terme Province of Pescara Italy. I know we have many relatives in the United States and other parts of the world .
Thank you please email me at the address given.
Have a wonderful day.
Anne Dalla-Vicenza
Oakville, Ontario Canada

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Have just been researching some information on Luco dei Marsi for some friends of mine, the Di Cristofaro's, from Lismore, nsw, Australia. Your site is very interesting. Vado in italia quest'anno, a Otobre. My family comes from Roseto Valfortore vicino a Foggia. I am now going to look up their website. Hope it is as interesting as this one.
Kerynne Sbrocchi
Lismore, NSW AUSTRALIA

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I will be going to Italy for two months in June-Aug. Looking to find any family. Mom's name is LeDonne. Dad is Gasbarro. Grandmother died in the war in Dec 1943 her name was Maria Stinellis. She died along with her oldest daughter Emilia and her father, Nicola. Anyone know more about this story, please let me know. In italiano: Vado in italia per due mese in Junio fina Augusto. La mamma di mia madre si chiama Maria Stinellis. Lei e la prima figlia, Emilia, e il padre, Nicola, hanno morto in la werra Decembre 1943. Si qualcuno sai informazione di questa storia, per favore, fammi sapere. Grazie. Great website.
Fiorella LeDonne Gasbarro
Norcross, GA United States

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Ciao a tutti. Sono di Ateleta. Hi everyone. I am from Ateleta.
Fiorella LeDonne Gasbarro
Norcross, GA United States

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Io sono nato in uno bella paesa si chiamo Introdacqua. provica di Aquila. Arrivada in usa a cinque anno in 1935. Parlo italiano menzo menzo. anyone else from there.Ciao a tutti
Tonino Faiella
stratford, ct usa

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i am looking for my mothers family.her dad's name was Natalie Barbieri and her mothers name was Louisa Marcelari. We were told they came from genoa,italy
michele marcovecchio/santangelo
new york, ny us

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Hello. My great grandfather, Enrico Mannella, cme to America in 1920 from Ateleta. He left in Ateleta a sister named Esterina. She ended up getting married, changing her last name to her husbands, and having a son named Renaldo. I think Renaldo is still alive and I would really like to contact Renaldo, but I do not know what his mother changed her last name to. If anyone has any information on this, please let me know.
Meghan Mannella
Bethel Park, Pa USA

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My wife and I are planning on living in Abruzzo for 1 Year from Sept. 2001. We will be researching my ancestry. We would like to correspond with someone who can help us with information on where to live and other information. We think we would like to set up base in a coastal town or city. Can anyone give us suggestions, or would you like to correspond with us?
Richard Petrillo
Portland, Oregon USA

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I am seeking my relatives in the Popoli area. My Grandmother Petronilla D'Amato and her son Armando went to the US in 1905. She was born in Popoli. Her parents were Pasqua Sontoro and Pilippo D'amato. I would like to contact any potential relatives since I plan to visit Popoli in May 2000. any help would be appreciated.
Grazie
Raymond V.Sirtak
Chesterfield, Missouri USA

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This website is fabulous!!!!
Grazie
Raymond v. Sirtak
Chesterfield, Missouri USA

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This looks like it might be what I am looking for I am trying to find the names of my ancestors my mother Francesca D'Antimo born February 10 1885 in Caramanico Terme Provice of Pescara and my father Salvatore De Marco born September 27 1894 came from the same place they were baptized and married in the church of Santo Nicolo in Caramanico. If anyone has any information for me or how I could continue my search please writ me at my email address
Anne Dalla Vicenza

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My husband and I would like to trace our ancestors in your region.Any Bezani's- please contact.
Sue Bezani

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I shall be in Rome mid September to complete family geneology. Parents birthplace Villavallelonga. Wish to contact relatives in Villavallelonga. visited there in l972 met cousins spoke English. My father's name was Lorenzo Tantalo, married Josephine Cocuzzi. I plan to visit grave sites of my paternal grandparents and hope to meet relatives. Would appreciate any information. God bless. Great Guestbook.
S. Mary Ann Tantalo:
Sister Mary Ann Tantalo
wilton, Connecticut usa

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Trovo che i msg publicati su Abruzzo 2000 sono molto interessanti
Nicola Di Pietro
medford, Mass. U.S.A.

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I would lile to wish all the Joseph's and Josephine's happy Giorno di San Guiseppe. Enjoy your Zeppoles and Sfinci
Joe Ascenzo
Livingston, nj usa

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looking for information about my grandparents from Caramanico Terme in the province, Abruzzo Italy
Louis Ciccotelli
Billerica, Ma. U.S.A.

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Arrived here through the research a cousin of my husband's has done on her family. What great history we have received. Gracia, an St. Patrick's Day from an Irish descendant !!!
Susan Berlingeri
Kirkland Lake, ON Canada

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Neretesi visitate il sito di Nereto E' meraviglioso
Domenico Emidio Casalena
Kenosha, Wisconsin U.S.A.

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Wish to contact Corado Giannantonio in Avezzano or his relative.
Guiseppe Nuccitelli
Launceston, Tasmania Australia

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Looking for relatives in Italy - My maiden name is Barlaam and my great-great parents were Donao and Chiara. They had three sons Antonio, Vencenza and Carmen. Carmen was my great-grandfather. he married Maria Sunta Fuschino and together they had seven children. She died in 1913. He remarried and had six more children with Beatrice Temporali who came here from Italy specifically to marry him. My great grandparents and my grandfather came from the city of Castiglione Messer Raimondo, Province of Teramo. Anyone know anything about this name? I did find out that there was a very prominent educator from that area whose name was Vittorino Barlaam. Please let me know if you have any information on this family name. Thanks so much. My grandmother's maiden name was Melchiorre and her family was from the town of Gessopaleno in the Province of Chieti. My great-grandfather was John (Giovanni) Melchiorre (1869-1936) and he married Rosa Dorazio (Sept. 15, 1868 -Jan. 7, 1906). Anyone know of this family name? Thanks for any help you can give me. Love, Sophie
Sophie Ann May
Millville, New Jersey USA

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Are there any DiPanfilo's in
Loreto Aprutina. My father was
born there.
Dan DiPanfilo
Leetonia, Ohio USA

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My mom and dad both come from a town called Prezza. I'm looking for any information on the Sandonato and DiRamio names.
Michael Sandonato

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Looking for Ronca's in Argentina who have relatives in Montreal and Silvi Marina, Teramo.Lost contact long ago and they are part of my Family Tree.Spero sentirci per continuare il mio albero genealogico dei Ronca.
Alfonso Ronca
Montreal, Quebec Canada

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This was so great! I will be arriving in Bellante and now I am able to see what it is like. Thank You!
Schuyler Aldrich
Newcastle, ME USA

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Un saluto a tutti gli abruzzesi nel mondo - My best redards to all "abruzzesi" on the world. Edmondo Galli - Poggio Picenze - L'Aquila
Edmondo Galli
Marino (roma), Italy

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looking for vattilana and donofrio families in civitello del tronto, italy
helen m vattilana
wilmington, de ncc

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This website is wonderful. My father was born in the Provnce of Chieti in a small town called Ari. Most of my fathers family still resides there. I have been to Italy and It was the most wonderful experience. To finally see all of the wonderful places and people he talks so fondly of. And to finally see my family. I even named my daughter Ari because Italy so touched my heart and it a big part of who I am.
Lisa Pellegrini Cornish
Ann Arbor, Mi United States

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This is a great site. Both my parents were born in Italy. My mother is Tuscana and my father is from Palena. I have never been to Italy but am planning to do so. I am very proud of my italian heritage and all that my parents have taught me in regards to their traditons, upbringings, etc.. Thanks for a wonderful site!!
Lisa Pierorazio Guilfoyle
Chicago, Il USA

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Cerco personale di cucina con qualifica e attestati di lavoro per raffinato ristorante italano in Wiesbaden (Germania). Con possibilita di appartamento diretto sul locale stesso.
Alessandro De Marco
Wiesbaden, Hessen Germany

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I have a friend called Marlei Cioffi. She is Brazilian but her grandfather was Italian. Unfortunately all his papers were lost and she is having difficulty in tracing her origins. Apparently there is a town near Naples called Cioffi but apart from that - no clues. If anyone has any ideas or information that would help trace her roots, I'd love to hear from them.
Simon Woolrych
London, UK

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Wonderful. My grandparents were from Basciano. My grandfather was a orphan and was given the name Visaggio. My grandmother was a DiSabatino. Her father was Achille and mother Pettronella. They came to the States in 1912. My maternal grandparents were Pagliara from Pescara; maternal grandmother was DiTomasso from Montesilvano.
William G. Visaggio
terra ceia, Florida Manatee

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Ciao a tutti gli abruzzesi, le mie canzoni italiane sono su:
www.mp3.com/vmerlo
vittorio merlo
Luxembourg, Luxembourg Luxembourg

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Ciao! Cerco di mettermi in contatto con due amiche d'infanzia d'introdacqua. Si chiamano Claudia Pronio e Anna Susi. Spero tanto di aver notizie al piu' presto.
Angela Mancini O'Brien

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Tanti saluti per ROSARIO ONORATO
Castel di Sangro (AQ)
FORZA , Giallo - Rosso !!!
Hans-Joerg Nagelsdiek
Delbrueck, NRW Germany

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HELLO, THREE GENERATIONS OF OUR FAMILY ARE GOING TO VISIT FOSSACESIA (GRANDMOTHERS BIRTH PLACE) ON MAY 29,00. WE ARE LOOKING FOR RELATIVES. GRANDMOTHERS NAME WAS CONSIGLIA ROSARIA FANTINA BORN 1889 IN FOSSACESIA,MARRIED ORAZIO UMBERTO GERMANI.HER BROTHER DONATO IS DECEASED,BUT HIS FAMILY IS STILL THERE.WE WOULD LIKE TO FIND THEM.
BARBARA MURPHY

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Saluti a tutti da PACENTRO. Ciao amici. I'm glad i found this excellent site!!! Hello , My name is Guido Tollis. I was born in Pacentro L'Aquila and came to Canada with my parents when I was about 4 months old. I am now 37 years old and I haven't been back since. But someday I will make the trip with my family. I have family in Pacentro and I hope to see them soon.I found the TOLLIS name to be in Canada ,U.S.A and Austrailia.What Interests me is that ,TOLLIS does not have a vowel at the end of it.(Like Most Italian names.) I've asked some relatives and some says it's Greek or even German who settled in Italy long ago. But no one is really sure. If anyone knows or if you have the same last name ,please contact me.
Guido TOLLIS
Hamilton, Ontario Canada

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hi i was born in Notaresco just want to say hi to my family in morro dorro la famiglia Sichetti tanti bacci da Santina
santina sichetti ottaviano
philadelphia, pa. usa

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un saluto a tutti i campotostari residenti all'estero
dodo
campotosto, italy l'aquila

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Dovrei sostenere un concorso nella scuola media Dante Alighieri in via Aquasanta a L'Aquila, località Collesapone. Sapreste darmi qualche indicazione su dove diavolo si trova?
kiko
Castel di Lama (AP), Italia

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Sono nata a Cortino(Te) vivo a Roma e voglio salutare tutti i cortinesi
Di Giuseppe Domenica
Roma, Italia

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It's interesting, but few
Di Giuseppe Domenica
Roma, Italia

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Necesito conocer el lugar de nacimiento de mi abuelo paterno su nombre es Camilo Tinari, año aproximado de nacimiento 1860.Es originario de Abruzzo o Castelnovo
TINARI RICARDO JOSE
catamarca, catamarca argentina

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My maternal ancestors are Jafolla (Iafolla) from Capestrano, Abruzzo, Italy. Am searching for info on Giovanni (John) Iafolla (circa 1870 - 1880). Immigrated to Philadelphia, PA in 1885.
Bill Mostertz
Clemson, South Carolina

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I'm doing some research on my family. The surnames of DiCristofaro, and Venti. Both were from Ortona dei Marsi municipality. If anyone has any information on those names I would appreciate some help. Both my grandparents setteled in Quincy Mass. Thank-You
TedDe Cristofaro
Scituate, MA United States

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Great site
John Palumbo

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Going to Italy and Abruzzi in late March and early April. Hoping to find family and family information. Father was Giacomo Giovanni Sorgi(James John Sorge)born 1910 in Campli. Grandfather Luigi Quintino Sorgi also of Campli Grandmother Maria Maccarone Sorgi of Panganino..not sure of spelling.
Rosemarie Sorge (Sorgi) Garman
Oakland, Ca USA

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Tracing the Longo/D'Ippolito familys from campobosso
molise,
Frances Longo
NY, NY USA

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Sons Of Orsogna Association
Invites you all to visit our web page
figlidiorsogna. homepage. com
Nicola Di Pietro
Everett, Ma. United States

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Wir moechten gerne wieder Urlaub in Alba Adiatica machen.
Bitte geben Sie mir die Adresse des Fremdenverkehrsamtes,(l`ente per il torismo)
um eine Wohnung zu mieten.
Ewald Thevissen
Duisburg, Germania

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My father was born in Casa di Atri in Teramo province.Enjoy this site. Thank You!
Daniel DiLuzio
Erie, PA USA

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It is a place of my birth
Frank Di Vito
College Park, Maryland USA

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I am a Canadian Italian of mixed Italian heritages - my mom is from Cansano Abruzzi and my father is from Monteleone di Puglia, Foggia. I've gone to visit in Italy in 1996 and I loved it.....it's a beautiful country and I feel the history as I walk through the streets and I feel the history of life in my veins. I am very proud to be a Canadian Italian. If there are any "relatives" or friends that are related or are interested in chatting - my mothers maiden name was DiGiallonardo and my grandmother's maiden name was Di Paolo.
Rosa Cuoppolo
Toronto, Ontario Canada

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Wonderful WebSite...greetings to all. My parents are from Navelli. I visited abruzzo this summer and loved it.
The Abruzzese Federation holds a picnic every year in June for all Abruzzese, family and friends. If interested, feel free to contact me.
mina iocco
Toronto, Canada

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My grandparents were from Civitella del Tronto. Ferdinando Vinciguerra and Felicita D'Antonio came to the US in about 1908. My Father, Alfonso Vinciguerra had the privilege to visit his family (grandparents) while he was stationed in Italy during World War II.
Trudy Herbst
Sturgeon Bay, WI USA

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Very interesting site to visit for me as my Dad and Grandparents were born in Cellino, Teramo, Abruzzi.( I am not sure about the spelling of these names.) My Grandfather, Gaetano Massimi, left several brothers in this region when he came to the USA. It would be most interesting to know if any of his relatives still live there. His wife was Antonia De Santis and my Dad was Michael. In the USA, the last name was spelled Massini, but Dad said the correct spelling in Italy was Massimi. If there is anyone there with this name, please contact us. If anyone out there has any information about how we can get more information from this region, please let us know! Thank you!
Sylvia
Vestal, NY Broome

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Looking for any information on Francisco Fraticelli. He was born in the Province of L'Aquila, June 6, 1890's. Not sure of the correct year. He was the youngest of 7 brothers. My grandfather, did not talk much about leaving, and my father, can only give little info. Anything about my grandfather Frank would be nice. Thank you, Maryann Fraticelli Ballas
Maryann Fraticelli Ballas
Wilmington, DE USA

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My mother's family came from Fallascoso near Sulmona, I would like to find out if there are any relatives still living in the area, the Family name is Taddeo. I also plan on visiting in September.
Jerry Dunn
Chicago, IL USA

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Parla Inglese, Abruzzo!!
(Chiete) Compobasso
Felix Anthony Tartaglia
Blandon, Pennsylvania USA

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Loved the site. Looking for relatives who left Vasto, Chieti about 1912. I really enjoyed learning about where ancestors were from. Beautiful site and related lists too.
c/o Dominic Dattilio
MD

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ciao compare, I found you're site to be quite informative, as of now i'm trying to research the town where my father was born and also some background on my fathers parents.
felix a tartaglia
phila, pa usa

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Sebastiano from Molise or Trivento??? Pasquale Sebastiano married Annunziata Minichielli in early 1900's and then came to US via South America. Anyone?
Patty Sebastiano Alicandri
fairfield, njUSA

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Un brevo msg a alla gente d'Abruzzo che attualmente vive in abruzzo o in qualche altro paese vicino o lontano un saluto a tutti da noi dell'associazione Figli Di Orsogna Per il nostro presidente Domenico Di Rico
Nicola Di Pietro
Nicola Di Pietro Per l'Associazione figli di Orsogna
Everett, Massachusett United States