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Thursday, August 31, 2000 at 21:36:30 (CDT)

I'm looking for information on my Grandfather, John Roncone and his family. He was from Ortucchio. I know he had at least 2 brothers. I would appreciate any information.
Pam Roncone
Antioch, IL USA

Thursday, August 31, 2000 at 19:24:18 (CDT)

Hi! My father is a DANESE from Abbateggio and my mother is a PASCETTA from San Valentino, both provincia di Pescara. If anybody knows my family or just wants to say 'Hi', please send me an email. Comunque, saluti a tutti gli Abruzzesi, specialmente gli abbateggiani e i san valentinesi!

a presto,
Anthony Danese
Highland Pk, NJ USA

Thursday, August 31, 2000 at 12:57:15 (CDT)

My grandparents born in Pescara. Their names: Donato Cantera and Virginia D'alberto. They arrived to Argentina and live here until the end of their lives. I want to contact my parentage in Italy and in USA too, cause i know are more Cantera there. Best wishes. God bless you. Great site.
Guillermo Cantera
Carmen de Patagones, Provincia de Buenos Aires Argentina

Thursday, August 31, 2000 at 05:43:18 (CDT)

This site is fantastic!my parents are both from (P)Chieti, Abbruzo interested in hearing from anyone with surnames Di Giulio or Odorisio.

Wednesday, August 30, 2000 at 20:38:03 (CDT)


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Es de mi interés poder contactarme con la "Comune de Isola del Gran Sasso d'Italia" via E-mail o telefono para solicitar informacion sobre el estado de un tramite de nacionalidad que estoy realizando. Agradeceria si alguien puede darme estos datos.
I need to know the e-mail address or telephone/fax number of "Comune de Isola del Gran Sasso d'Italia". I have to ask for information about some papers they are looking for at my request. Thanks in advance for the one who can give me that information.
Emiliano Andres Merrichelli
Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires Argentina

Tuesday, August 29, 2000 at 22:23:01 (CDT)

I am researching family information. My grandmother was Margaret D'Ortenzio from Castiglione. My grandfather was Donato Puccilli from Popoli. Margaret's parents were Rafaele D'Ortenzio and Isabelle Perrotta. Believe Rafaele's father was Eduardo D'Ortenzio, Mayo of Castiglione before 1883. If anyone has info on these family names, please email me. Thank you so much.
Lynn Puccilli Brelsford
Sumner, Washington USA

Tuesday, August 29, 2000 at 11:14:56 (CDT)

Cerco di estabilere contanto via e-mail con persone della Val Vibrata specialmente residenti o vecchi residenti di Nereto,Corropoli,Controquerra
E S.Omero etc.
Domenico Casalena
Kenosha, Wisconsin U.S.A.

Tuesday, August 29, 2000 at 00:49:55 (CDT)

My mother, Concetta Massa, married Anthony Giannobile in Monteferrante. I have been able to trace some geneology for my father, but have very little information regarding my mother. She was raised by her grandparents until age 15 when she married. She also had three or four aunts who lived in Monteferrante--what were their names? Any information on Concetta Massa's history in Italy would be appreciated.
Gene Giannobile
eugene giannobile
Tacoma, WA USA

Monday, August 28, 2000 at 21:28:40 (CDT)

I'm looking for other Susi, Ferri, Ventresca, Giammarco from Introdacqua.
Pete Susey (Susi)
Columbus, Ohio USA

Monday, August 28, 2000 at 16:51:16 (CDT)

Searching for information on my grandparents. Giuseppe Puglielli (son of Vincenzo Puglielli and Lucia Conte)born 1880 in San Tomasso, near Caramanico. Grandmother Angiolina Tedesco (daughter of Nicola Tedesco and Gemma Conti) born 1888 in Musellaro, also near Caramanico.
Vince Puglielli
Worthington, OH USA

Sunday, August 27, 2000 at 15:40:56 (CDT)

Mi piacerebbe poter vivere a L'Aquila... se solo trovassi un posto in Alenia...

Saturday, August 26, 2000 at 10:28:03 (CDT)

trying to find information on grandfather Cesidio Quattrochio, who left Sulmona in 1897 to emmigrant to western Pennsylvania. Also looking for info on his wife Maria Domenia Del Monaco and her family. We're guessing she was also from Sulmona but not sure. Any information appreciated. Many thanks.
joseph Quattrochio
lavallette, nj

Friday, August 25, 2000 at 23:10:19 (CDT)

Researching my paternal grandparents, both of whom have roots in SAN GIOVANNI TEATINO,CHIETI,ABRUZZO. G-father-ENRICO COSTANTINO born 12/5/1889, G-mother-LIBERATA CHIACCHIARETTA(E) born 1894.Appreciate ANY info on either/or both..THANK YOU -RICK
bayshore, ny usa

Friday, August 25, 2000 at 19:45:48 (CDT)

Hi, I am looking for family members with the name Ballerini, or anyone else with that name. Also, anyone who knows one of us!!!
Joey Ballerini

Friday, August 25, 2000 at 13:25:08 (CDT)

Very interesting site. Just starting to research my father's family, Quattrochio, left Sulmona for western PA around 1900. Ring bells for anyone?
P quatse

Friday, August 25, 2000 at 05:11:03 (CDT)

Hi! I am really pleased to leave you a message. Please help me finding information about my family : CICCHINI.
They used to live in Lentella. I would really appreciate any information.

Corinne Cicchini
Cicchini Corinne
Chalon/Saone, Bourgogne France

Thursday, August 24, 2000 at 20:35:25 (CDT)

My Father Tomaso DeMeis migrated from Introduca in 1903. Is there DeMeis family
Rev. Archdeacon John DeMeis
Staten Island, New York United States

Thursday, August 24, 2000 at 15:04:23 (CDT)

Just starting out to locate any information on the DiGiacobbe family from Italy. Thank you, Augie
Anthony DiGiacobbe
Warren, Ohio

Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 12:27:48 (CDT)

Oh how I wish I could find my roots. Abruzzo is where my grandfather, Florindo Paolino is from. He married generosa d'Elia after they came to us & met. She is from an area close to naples. He passed away in Phila. 1975, She in NJ in 1980. My father Albert Paolino and mother gave me up for adoption shortly after birth in 1945. So here i am nearly 55 and know nothing of my father's family, only in wedding photos with no names. Now I need to know where I'm from, and if I have more family out there. Contact me at katiebear104 at aol-dot-com if you have any info at all. Thank you and may God bless you all.
Kathryn L. Paolino - Linden<

Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 05:35:43 (CDT)

Busco datos sobre familiares:
Migliori - Verdeccia - de la comuna de Controguerra
Elisabet Martinez
Don Bosco, Buenos Aires Argentina

Tuesday, August 22, 2000 at 03:22:11 (CDT)

Meta' di me è abruzzese, pur non essendo nato in questa stupenda regione,tutti i parenti dalla parte di mio padre sono abruzzesi.Un saluto a tutta la famiglia DI CICCO di Arielli(CH).A presto
Fabrizio Di cicco
La Spezia, Italy Italy

Tuesday, August 22, 2000 at 02:24:04 (CDT)

Trying to get started research family ancestry. Names: Franco, Nudi, Trozzo, Armen. Calabria area and central Italy. Any suggestions would be appreciated
Robert Frank
Fort Worth, Texas USA

Monday, August 21, 2000 at 21:49:26 (CDT)

I think its great whoever meade this site Im an abbruzzese an i want to get to know my family better so one day i can go visit them over in italy so any info email me My father is Thomas an my grandfatehr is Jerome
Adriana Abbruzzese
hopedale, massachusetts usa

Monday, August 21, 2000 at 20:11:47 (CDT)

Looking for family info on my grandfather; Domenick Rossi . He came to America in 1902 and had some family there all I know them by are Patrick, Domenica & a Sigmore Pasquale Micantoni. Any info would be helpful. Thanks!

Sunday, August 20, 2000 at 21:21:16 (CDT)

Hello to all of the long lost relatives in Capestrano!
Jerry Gianunzio
Fair Oaks, California USA

Saturday, August 19, 2000 at 18:23:35 (CDT)

Looking for Zinni's in USA that have roots back to Casalbordino Abruzzi.
mario zinni
Toronto, Canada

August 19, 2000 at 17:11:56 (CDT)

W l'Italia!
Di Pillo Carla

Saturday, August 19, 2000 at 09:50:58 (CDT)

My parents are from Castel Di Sangro (AQ). If there is anyone else from Castello feel free to email me so we can chat.
Maspeth, NY USA

Saturday, August 19, 2000 at 00:48:34 (CDT)

Your site is so great! I just love to browse through it over and over again. I always find something new. I have even received 2 beautiful photos of Rocca Calascio, my grandfather's home (Iocca) via email from a very nice person. Keep up the good work!
Marie Ranalletta Hartman
Garland, TX USA

Saturday, August 19, 2000 at 00:09:48 (CDT)

I am researching 2 names as follows. Both come from Vasto. DeLello and Muratore and possibly Scafetta. Anyone with any info please e mail me at Lilliepad4 at aol-dot-com
both born in 1886. Looking for relatives in Italy that were left behind!

Friday, August 18, 2000 at 16:33:50 (CDT)

Would like to correspond with anyone researching these names from Tocco da Casauria or surrounding areas.

Friday, August 18, 2000 at 15:17:14 (CDT)

This is a great site. Though I have not had any success locating anyone yet who knows of the Luigi or Antonio Santilli family in Castelvecchio Subequo. Thanks.
John Pendel
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Thursday, August 17, 2000 at 22:10:29 (CDT)

I was born in Guardiagrele in Abruzzi in 1924. My mother's name was Catherina and my father's name was Dominic. I have cousins there now: Rocco and Donatella Zulli. My wife's maiden name is Taraborrelli. She is from San Vincenzo.
Antonio Torrieri
Yonkers, NY USA

Thursday, August 17, 2000 at 20:24:02 (CDT)

Looking for PERIANDRI's in italy. Probably from Chieti?
Brian Periandri
Cleveland, Ohio USA

Thursday, August 17, 2000 at 01:14:10 (CDT)

I'm looking for in Toronto, my old friends that I meet their in 1986/1987. Their names are Joe Frascà and your wife and they lived in Beatrice street (Little Italy) and Marisa Troiani and Lisa Ariemma and Rita Mandarano. Thanks for help me!!!Bye
L'Aquila, Italy Abruzzo

Wednesday, August 16, 2000 at 21:48:46 (CDT)

Mio nome è Gladstone, brasiliano, 50 anni. Bisogno conoscere senza altri interesse, parenti lontani,(città di TORINO, e regione), discendenti di FRANCESCO ARDUINO, o CATTERINA CERVINO, genitori di mia nona ROSA VINCENZA ARDUINO, nata in 20/1/1887. Sorella si chiamava JOSEFINA. Tutti nome stianno in certificati di nascita.
Gladstone Aguiar Duarte

Wednesday, August 16, 2000 at 21:34:03 (CDT)

Senza dubbio, un grande lavoro. Mi chiamo Gladstone, brasiliano, 50 anni. Bisogno conoscere senza altri interesse, parenti lontani,(città di CARPI, e regione Emilia Romana), discendenti di alcuno fratello, o sorella di CLAUDIO BERALDI,(o BARALDI), o EGYDIA MARTINELLI, genitori di mio nono DIRITO BERALDI, nato in 1884.
Gladstone Aguiar Duarte

Wednesday, August 16, 2000 at 12:52:17 (CDT)

My Mother was a Ciccarelli from the village of Piancarani. I would like to get in touch with any relatives from this area. I already know of one second cousin named Vincenzina Ciccarelli and her two sisters, with whom I correspond. My Mother's mother was Splendora DiBonaventura, for whom I am named. "Ciao a Tuto mio Familia."
Julia Splendora Cialini Lattanze
Baltimore, Maryland United States

Wednesday, August 16, 2000 at 10:48:12 (CDT)

The site is a nice introduction to the region. I am also interested in finding information on the Ulizio and Filauro families of V. Cardabella, San Demetri nei Vistini, L'Aquila Province. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Eric Frenz
Cincinnati, OH USA

Tuesday, August 15, 2000 at 12:29:18 (CDT)

Bravi! E' un orgoglio per la nostra regione avere un sito così bello!
Chiara Zuccarini
Pescara, Italia Abruzzo

Tuesday, August 15, 2000 at 11:33:03 (CDT)

I am searching for any information that will take me to Catignano, Provincia di Pescara in Abruzzo that will help me find the Di Benedetto family there. My grandfather Angelo Di Benedetto was married to Maria Carmina Recchia and had four children with him. Their names are as follows: Enrico, Rosina, Vincenzo and Anna. All were born there in Italy.Will communicate withone having any information. Thank you Angelo
Angelo A. Di Benedetto
W.Newton, Massachusetts U.S.A.

Tuesday, August 15, 2000 at 06:54:38 (CDT)

Are there any sites out there with links to the nozzi family history?
Dawn Nozzi Paetow
Statesville, North carolina USA

Monday, August 14, 2000 at 22:28:16 (CDT)

After several postings I have finally found realtives of my grandfather. The name is De Ritis and were originally from Palena. They currently live in Sora, an hour from Rome. This is thanks to Abruzzo 2000 and the Genealogy service. Abruzzo 2000 thank you very much and Pierangelo thank you for your help.
Joe Ascenzo
Livingston, NJ USA

Monday, August 14, 2000 at 21:25:55 (CDT)

looking for family, last name marsolo,or marsola,pompeo,lucenti, greatgrand fathers michele marsolo,raphael popeo or lucenti and grandfather savatore marsolo they were from pacentro,italy
joseph marsola
dallas, pa. usa

Monday, August 14, 2000 at 17:08:38 (CDT)

Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 14, 2000.-

Dear friends:
I'm of Italian descent. My maternal grandfather was born in Fallo(CH), Abruzzi Region. His full name was Fiore Vincenzo Di Leo. Died in 1955
Please, could anybody inform me about his first cousin who emigrated to the USA. Maybe his grandchildren are still alive. Mario González.-
Mario González
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Argentina

Monday, August 14, 2000 at 15:33:44 (CDT)

New Castle, Pa. USA

Monday, August 14, 2000 at 12:27:23 (CDT)

A very interesting site. Ciao ... Anita
Anita Florio
Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA

Monday, August 14, 2000 at 11:42:04 (CDT)

E' un sito molto semplice da consultare....complimenti...
Eleonora Gualersi
Roma, italy

Sunday, August 13, 2000 at 10:12:27 (CDT)

Interested in any info on the Ciarrocchi name.
Margaret Ciarrocchi
Blackwood, New Jersey USA

Sunday, August 13, 2000 at 08:42:35 (CDT)

I am researching (and descend from) MARULLI PICCOZZI CAFERELLI BUCCI MONDEL and SCARANO, many of whom are from Popoli and surrounding areas. I would love to hear from anyone also researching these names!
Brad Martin
Barkhamsted, CT USA

Saturday, August 12, 2000 at 02:10:30 (CDT)

Great website, the best. found my father's town. would love to here from anyone doing research on the names of Zenobi, Sabatiuo or Sabatini, my fathers name was Quinto my grandfathers name was Alecsandro
Teresa Zenobi
Dixon , CA USA

Friday, August 11, 2000 at 23:08:08 (CDT)

The website was fantastic to surf. My parents were born in Collarmele prov.di L'Aquilla. If there is any D'Alessandros, or paisani from Collarmele or nearby town i would love to hear from you. Goodbye from Down Under.
CArla D'alessandro
Sydney, N.S.W. Australia

Friday, August 11, 2000 at 19:29:41 (CDT)

Hi, I am searching for information about DiDonato's, D'Angelo's, and Gentile's. My grandfather, Domenic DiDonato, was born in Manoppello 9/20/1885. He came to America (Boston) in 1900 or 1901. He brought his family over after that. Parents: Anthony DiDonato and Mary D'Angelo (DeAngelo?). Brothers: Leo, Ralph, Santi, and sister, Amelia.
They all settled in the Springfield and Agawam, MA area. Domenic DiDonato married Rose Gentile in Springfield in 1906. They had nine children: Anthony, Pasqualina, Joseph, Mary, Anna, Domenic (my father), and Santi. Frank and Amelia died in infancy. I would love to correspond with anyone researching these names. And any DiDonato's in Manoppello. Thanks for a great site!
Ronice DiDonato Parker
Albuquerque, New Mexico USA

Friday, August 11, 2000 at 19:03:28 (CDT)

looking for info. on Rionero Sanittico, Campobasso, relatives left there for Cleveland.
Cleveland, Ohio USA

Friday, August 11, 2000 at 06:26:42 (CDT)

Looking for the DIMARCO/DEMARCO family from Campobosso. Michele H. DIMARCO b. 1865, m. Philomena YELENTE/YALENTI, im. 1889, d. 1930 in Pittsburgh, PA.
Also have Cosimo DEMARCO b. 1890 in Campobosso, son of Francesco DEMARCO and Giacinta CASSILLI.

Thursday, August 10, 2000 at 12:55:32 (CDT)

My grandfather was born in a village south of Lanciano, named Martelli or Martello. Our name was either Di Julio or Di Iulio. He and his brothers immigrated in the early 1900's first to Argentina and then to NY and settled in Philadelphia. One of the sisters married a Mastrangelo and the other was unmarried so there seem to be no more Di Julio's here. I would appreciate any help in traking relatives in Italy. ciao.
David DiJulio
Glendale , CA USA

Wednesday, August 09, 2000 at 15:49:31 (CDT)

This page is great. I'm planning a trip to Italy for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. My great-grandparents were Brando Leone & Maria Rose Leone nee Concilvio. Not sure date of their marriage. My grandparents were Fioravante Leone & Rosmunda Leone nee Paoli. My grandfather was born in Lanciano - 5/7/1894. Anyone outthere still connected to us in Italy. Would be great for my parents to find out when they arrive. Thanks.
Laura Shields
McClure, PA USA

Wednesday, August 09, 2000 at 14:55:24 (CDT)

busco datos sobre mi bisabuelo su apellido era Roio o Del Roio
graciela mabel Roio
Ensenada, Buenos Aires Argentina

Tuesday, August 08, 2000 at 21:51:21 (CDT)

My mother and her parents, and her brother and sister came to Nebraska from Bojano, Compobasso in 1929. Their family name was Ferrazzi/Ferrazzo. Other family names are IANNETTA - PAIANO - PRIOLO. I would love to hear from any relatives.
Jeri Connor
Omaha, Nebraska USA

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My wife's paternal greatgrandfather, Saverio DeFilipps was born and probably died in Italy. He married Mary Santoro. They had several children, at least two of who were boys, Michael DeFilipps born September 28, 1887 and Frederick DeFilipps born April 24, 1885. Michael married Mary Catherine Donatelli and Fred married Rose Donatelli. Does anyone know of relatives living in Italy. We have family photos we are willing to share. Write lesjaneb at aol-dot-com
Les Buell
East Williamson, New York USA

Tuesday, August 08, 2000 at 21:51:21 (CDT)

My wife's greatgrandfather, Dominic Donatelli was born circa 1864 in the Township of Ateleta. He married Consetta Calabrese born 1867. He was killed in a train accident in Newark, N.Y. in December 1907. Does anyone know of any living relatives in Italy? Write lesjaneb at aol-dot-com We have photos that we are willing to share with others.
Les Buell
East Williamson, New York USA

Tuesday, August 08, 2000 at 08:17:18 (CDT)


Monday, August 07, 2000 at 21:29:24 (CDT)

E' la prima volta in questo sito
grazie mi piace molto ciao ciao.
D'Orazio Nicolina Alessandrini
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Sunday, August 06, 2000 at 16:33:21 (CDT)

Info on maternal grandparents families. Surnames: Altopiedi and Latina or Lettina. Town of Isernia in Molise. Carmine Altopiedi emigrated to US in the l890's.
Paternal grandparents surnames are Chiachieti and LaVerghetta both from Vasto in Prov. of Chieti. Emigrated in early 20th century. Any information?
Elaine Chetti Howard
Houston, Texas USA

Friday, August 04, 2000 at 18:50:49 (CDT)

Would love to correspond with anyone with ties to Pettorano Sul Gizio, where my grandparents, Tecca & Panza were from. Have some info, but would love more. Wish I spoke Italian too.
Jo-Ann Tecca Hall
Aspen, Colorado USA

Friday, August 04, 2000 at 18:07:25 (CDT)

Mi abuelo nacio en Archi, Provincia de Chieti, en Abruzzo, de pequeño emigro a la Argentina. El nombre de mi abuelo era Emiddio Torelli, mi bisabuelo Carmine Torelli. Me gustaria conectarme con gente que tenga que ver con mis ancestros. Los apellidos de mi familia son Torelli, Carpineti, Carpineta, tambien tenemos familia de apellidos Troilo y Travaglini.
Ana Laura MArtinez Torelli
Barcelona, Cataluña España

Friday, August 04, 2000 at 08:10:20 (CDT)

Looking for pictures of Villa Santa Maria CH from 1930-1960. My family "Scardalana" D'Abbenigno lived beside the cullinary school (la scuola di avviamento)Please let me know if you have any older pictures of it, with buildings beside it. Thanks.
Great website!
Mike D'Abbenigno
Guelph, Ont. Canada

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Necesito conocer si existen descendientes de mi abuelo materno de apellido Zarulli, nacido en 1900 (aproximadamente) en Abruzzo en la zona de Isola del Gran Sasso d'ltalia (Province: Teramo)
Hermes Appendino
Santa Fe, Santa Fe Argentina

Thursday, August 03, 2000 at 20:41:21 (CDT)

I was born in Canosa Sannita, Province di Chieti. Looking for where the name Scenna originates from.
Morris Scenna
Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Thursday, August 03, 2000 at 14:41:41 (CDT)

People from Castelfrentano please kontakt me. I need your help to find my father Giancristoforo Franco. He live in castelfrentano - chieti. I looking for any info about him.I never see him. I`m 25 years old, I have a husband and a son , we waiting our next baby now. It`s by funny.
komowska giulietta
stockholm, sweden

Wednesday, August 02, 2000 at 21:19:21 (CDT)

CIMOROSI's interested in meeting Cimorosi's in USA ..Genealogy
Clement Anthony Cimorosi
New York, New york USA

Wednesday, August 02, 2000 at 21:19:18 (CDT)

my family is Lozzi
valerie van wieren

Wednesday, August 02, 2000 at 13:43:43 (CDT)

Busco a Marcello Di Giulio de Montepagano..
Sergio Aiassa Di Giulio <bibli560 at solsoft.com.ar -->

Wednesday, August 02, 2000 at 05:47:32 (CDT)

My father was Partenzo Pignetti, born in NY.. his father was Giuseppe, mother was a DiMartino, Elisabetta??.. from Colledimacine..
Jim Pignetti

Tuesday, August 01, 2000 at 06:38:35

I'm looking for in Toronto, my old friends that I meet their in 1986/1987. Their names are Joe Frasca and your wife and they lived in Beatrice street (Little Italy) and Marisa Troiani and Lisa Ariemma and Rita Mandarano. Thanks for help me!!!Bye
L'Aquila, Italy Abruzzo

Tuesday, August 01, 2000 at 02:29:25 (CDT)

I am researching my wife's genealogical Italian roots. Her father is from Cansano. I am researching the following names: Guadagnoli, Di Gregorio, Villani, Marcantonio, De santis, Di Camillo and Colantonio. My fahter in-law was back there some 20 yrs. ago and now has cancer and may not make it back again. Any info would be grateful. If any of these names have email addresses I would like to have them. THANKS!!!

Chuck & Connie
Charles & Connie (Guadagnoli) Schafer
Colorado Springs, CO USA

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