NOVEMBER 2000 Guestbook

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Thursday, November 30, 2000 at 14:37:41 (CST)

My father, Giustino Perna, was born in Cugnoli in 1897 and came to New York in 1913. His parents were Liborio and Maria ( Mucci ).I would love to trace the family as far back as I can. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for this wonderful website.
Don Perna
Lake Grove, New York USA

Thursday, November 30, 2000 at 14:35:14 (CST)

To all those who posted to have info on Manuela Cozzi's sheep adoption program
L'Aquila, Italy

Thursday, November 30, 2000 at 07:28:51 (CST)

Working on research of Colista, D'Andrea, DeMatteis, DeMichele, DrRubeis, Lozzi, and Lucantonio surnames. Particularly interested in any information available on Franco Colista who married Berardina DeMichele circa 1860, and Carlo D'Andrea who married Caterina DeMatteis circa 1880. Castel Sant'Angelo, Sant'Eusanio Forconese and Fagnano Alto are areas of prime interest.
Carl R. Colista
Dallas, Texas USA

Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 21:50:55 (CST)

We are trying to do research on our family name.
Mark and Debbie Ripa
Alpine, CA 91901

Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 18:26:24 (CST)

I really love this website keep up the good work.I'm from a small town from provincia di Chieti ...
New York USA

Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 12:58:54 (CST)

This was the home of my grand parents Rose Lalma Nick Mosca
Ronald R.Mosca
Whiting, Indiana U.S.A.

November 29, 2000 at 08:50:16 (CST)

My Granfather painted the signs of the cross in the rocks in the mts somewhere in Balsorano Italy.I would love to visit someday. His name also Cianfarani. According to my 95 yr old aunt he was in nobility? Studied to be a priest then met my grandmother and married her.Where do I find out more info??? How?? Thanks!Gerri
gerri cianfarani

Tuesday, November 28, 2000 at 20:52:05 (CST)

My grandfather came from roccamondolfi did anyone ever here of this town please help.
Emilio De Angelo
Fairfield, NJ US

Tuesday, November 28, 2000 at 18:31:51 (CST)

Currently living in Pescara-would love to meet another American to share experiences and chat-e-mail me if currently in Abruzzi.
Thomas McAvoy
Pescara, Italia

Monday, November 27, 2000 at 11:34:05 (CST)

Nice to see a site on the Abruzzo. My family (Mammarella's) came to Philadephia in 1887 and were from the Chieti region (Lanciano I think). I am a family geneologist.
Mary C. Mammarella
Philadelphia, PA USA

Monday, November 27, 2000 at 09:45:42 (CST)

Io voglio piu informationi del nome "Marietti" e dove é possibile trovare questo nome in Itália
Gabriel Marietti
Jundiai , São Paulo Brasil

Sunday, November 26, 2000 at 13:23:11 (CST)

Hi, thanks for this wonderful website. My parents are from Montorio al Vomano. Family names: Persia, Ragusi, De Federicis, DiSilvestri.Learned much of the history of this area on my dear mother's knee.Will be going to Montorio and would like any information.Love to all your wonderful Abruzzese Rose4elisa at aol-dot-com
Elizabeth Lester
Modesto, Ca USA

Sunday, November 26, 2000 at 12:44:00 (CST)

Searching for relatives in Atri Italy with last names of Durante and Pavone Thank You for the Site.
Roberta Durante Marino
Bristol, Pa. U. s. a.

Saturday, November 25, 2000 at 21:12:49 (CST)

I am interested in finding information on my great grandfather Domenico Fedele. My email is mfedell at hotmail-dot-com
Mike Fedell
Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada

Saturday, November 25, 2000 at 19:52:10 (CST)

mi chiamo Roberto e sono di Ortucchio provincia (Aquila) tanti saluti ha tutti gli abruzzesi.
roberto gigli
miami, florida

Saturday, November 25, 2000 at 16:39:59 (CST)

felicitaciones por la pagina de abruzzo 2000.
soy hijo de luis cirulli nacido en el municipio de gissi, me gustaria entrar en contacto con algun familiar que este este radicado en ese sitio, quedo a la espera de alguna respuesta. desde ya muchas ghracias
osvaldo cirulli
mar del plata, buenos aires argentina

Thursday, November 23, 2000 at 22:42:09 (CST)

Saluti to all my paesani from Roccamorice and Caramanico (well ... my parents paesani..if there are any Palumbo's or Sanelli's e-mail me!!!Ciao
Rita Sanelli
Toronto, ON Canada

Thursday, November 23, 2000 at 19:22:04 (CST)

My father & I really enjoy your site..If anyone from Pietracamela is reading and would like to contact us - please do so...the family name is Perfetti...Giuseppe & Giovannina...Elio, Miriam & Antonio...please write us.
Roy Perfetti
Lake Zurich, Illinios USA

Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at 15:37:00 (CST)

My new address is Trov007 at cs.com I am interested in Bucchianico and the history of the Chieti area.
James Trovarello
Philadelphia, Pa USA

Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at 11:38:34 (CST)

I just entered this web site and found it pretty cool. I am proud to be italian, and love to relate to people that are too. My mother and father were born in barisciano province of L'Aqulia my fathers last name is panone and my mothers maiden name is friscioni and her mothers maiden name was also panone if any of my relatives in italy see this I hope to someday meet you, I would like to say hi to all the italians out there I love you guys.
Marisa Tessier
cambridge, ontario canada

Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at 09:58:10 (CST)

bellissimo sito.
e un vero piacere poter visitare virtualmente la nostra regione.
massimo pelliccione
lussemburgo, g-d luxbg

Tuesday, November 21, 2000 at 08:00:08 (CST)

I loved browsing through this site and recollecting, through the text and graphics, my two years in Abruzzo (Avezzano during 1988-90. I returned to Abruzzo in 1995 for a short visit and wil return again some day. I have visited many of the places described and illustrated here. Congratulations for publicising a remerkably interesting and beautiful Italian Region. Ci vediamo!
Patrick Talty
ALBANY, Western Australia Australia

Monday, November 20, 2000 at 17:18:08 (CST)

Vorrei salutare tutti i miei parenti sparsi in Abruzzo,in Italia e nel mondo:Specialmente mia madre Fedora che non ho mai visto,perchè affidato dopo soli 15 giorni dalla mia nascita!Grazie per lo spazio.Un saluto a tutti!
Pierluigi Facciolini
Turin, Italy

Monday, November 20, 2000 at 15:37:11 (CST)

Been looking for origin of family name finally found ANDREACOLA in Ari, Chieti, Abruzzo. Don't know if there is any family still in Ari, if you have any information please contact me via e-mail thanks.
Jene Andreacola
Tucson, AZ USA

Monday, November 20, 2000 at 15:18:53 (CST)

Trying to locate a small town in Abruzzi. Nearest I can recollect, it's Casilla. My father came from there in the early 20s. Am anticipating a trip to Abruzzi and, naturally, would love to visit his home town. Please send any info you may have.Many thanks.
Angela Petrone Rosemberg
Penfield, New York USA

Sunday, November 19, 2000 at 13:49:55 (CST)

Voglio solo salutarei tutti gli Ofenesi in Italia e altrove. Se vi fa piacere scrivetemi, e voglio anche augurarvi buone feste. Peppino
Giuseppino Cicciarelli
Lockport, new York U.S.A.

Sunday, November 19, 2000 at 10:46:03 (CST)

Enjoying your site - looking relatives of - Gabriele Raffael DiMeco, my father - born 2-18-04 Nocciano, Pescara -son of Raffael& Adeline(Polomba) DiMeco
Camilla DiMeco Zawila
Cheshire, Ct. USA

Sunday, November 19, 2000 at 10:31:34 (CST)

I am looking for anyone with info on any Iacobucci's from Castel di Sangro. Gaetano Iacobucci DOB 6 Aug 1870 and his wife M. Filomena Biasella DOB 7 May 1875.His father was Michele Iacobucci and M Filomena Biasella's father was Angelantonio. Please contact me at GDGraceland at aol-dot-com.
Grace DiDonato
Cleveland, Ohio USA

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I have read an article about manuela cozzi. would you please advise me her contact address in Anversa degli Abruzzi? Thank you and kind regards.
Fuado Otsuka
new york,

Saturday, November 18, 2000 at 19:07:32 (CST)

Soy hijo de abruzzo, mi padre nació en Bomba y estoy seguro de poder tener familiares que nunca antes pude conocer y quizás a través de Internet pueda empezar a conocer.
Por favor me gustaría contar alguna dirección de e-mail para contectarme con Bomba, para buscar datos de mi historia familiar y seguramente algún familiar, que tal vez pronto pueda conocer, ya que deseo un día pisar y estar en el lugar que mi padre me habló toda mi vida, lamentablemente el ya fallecio y no podré llevarlo conmigo.
Muchas Gracias en lo quedan aportarme.
Armando Ricardo Vitullo
Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz Argentina

Saturday, November 18, 2000 at 12:18:22 (CST)

I would like to know more about the adopt a sheep program that Mrs. Cozzi has developed. Thanks.
Dan Mjolsness
Chicago, IL USA

Friday, November 17, 2000 at 00:40:47 (CST)

I have just commenced researching my family tree and have found it to be very addictive! Any person knowing the Pacella's living in Sulmona please contact me.
Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Thursday, November 16, 2000 at 23:03:02 (CST)

My cousin who lives near Venice,e-mailed me about this website and like all the others who have said so, I am very pleased to know about it. I have visited relatives in Castel DiSangro (Aquila) in 1990 and 1995. I hope to return soon and will use the Italian course that is a part of this website to brush up on my Italian. I am also looking forward to using the geneology services and others as well. I am looking for a recipe for a chocolate-almond cookie my grandmother and her friends made when I was a little girl. It also has subtle spice and coffee flavors. If anyone has this recipe, I would love to have it, make them and eat the cookies to my heart's content. Ciao!
Rita M. Kobus
Silver Lake, Ohio USA

Wednesday, November 15, 2000 at 23:18:45 (CST)

Am interested in the PINCIOTTI name. parents from Castle castina (teramo) Toledo, Ohio Frank and Alma had six children. Offspring some 28 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Some have played professional baseball and football. italian hall of fame, etc. most Some now in new york, new jersey, penn., ohio florida , texas, michigan, etc. please contact me at donato97 at aol-dot-com

Wednesday, November 15, 2000 at 22:23:37 (CST)

Abruzzo 2000 a great website. Searching for "Pompa" and Berardi from Pescara [Spoltore]. Cilli and Panetta from Montesilvano. Anyone out there with the names of Pompa, Berardi, Cilli, Panetta, we may be related.
Julietta Pompa Sweda
St. Louis , Missouri St. Louis

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Great site. I am looking for any relatives still in Chieti, my parents are Alberto Michetti and Elena Dimuzio. If anyone of my relatives read this please contact me at stevenp at ebtech.net
Luisa Michetti-Stevens
Brights Grove, Ont Canada

Wednesday, November 15, 2000 at 20:28:26 (CST)

I'm seeking information on my grandparents, cognome Pantaleo and Cantelmi emigrated Aquila, Sulmona to Hoboken, New Jersey in the late 1800s.
Hank Brown
Indianapolis, Indiana USA

Tuesday, November 14, 2000 at 08:29:59 (CST)

I am seeking relatives who live in the town of Villamagna in the Province of Chieti. My grandfather was Nicholas DeCerchio (brothers, Louis and Anthony, sister, Marguerite) and he emigrated to Philadelohia around 1912. I would also like to write to my relatives in Villamagna if someone could furnish me with a complete address of the town including zip code. Thank you.
Vincent N. DeCerchio
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania USA

Tuesday, November 14, 2000 at 02:51:54 (CST)

vorrei più informazioni su crecchio e ortona

Sunday, November 12, 2000 at 15:30:48 (CST)

Erano anni che sognavo di ritrovare il ramo americano della famiglia di mia madre. Voi me lo avete permesso. Grazie!
Paolo Misiani
Bergamo, Lombardia Italy

Saturday, November 11, 2000 at 17:23:37 (CST)

Es muy agradable encontrarme con este sitio! Mi abuelo nacio en Torrebruna-Chieti-en 1870,se llamaba Giuseppe Rulli,hijo de Marcellino Rulli y Beatangela Pizzi-Busco contactarme-Ciao.
Rosa Rulli
capital federal, Buenos Aires Argentina

Saturday, November 11, 2000 at 13:51:38 (CST)

Looking for Donatelli, Falconio, D'Silvio, D'Aquila, Buonanotte, from Ateleta.
Emilia Donatelli
Virginia Beach, VA23451 United States

Thursday, November 09, 2000 at 09:17:06 (CST)

Interested in hearing from D'Abbenigno, Massimini, and Faienza with roots to Villa Santa Maria CH.
Mike D'Abbenigno
Guelph, Ont. Canada

Tuesday, November 07, 2000 at 16:23:10 (CST)

ciao la vita e' bella.
franco pomponio
montesilvano (pe), italia

Tuesday, November 07, 2000 at 01:02:52 (CST)

Great site will converse later
parents from teramo
G.P. Gaspari
Kelowna, B.C. Canada

Monday, November 06, 2000 at 22:29:11 (CST)

Mondo Italiano Newspaper has been in circulation in the Minneapolis area since June 2000, in fact we are planning on launching a second Minnesota publication within six months.
Jimmi Santiago O.
Minneapolis, MN

Sunday, November 05, 2000 at 21:31:05 (CST)

Ciao!!!I'm in Toronto and I am so happy to see all these names and this website! I never expected this!! I have to say that I am from Fallascoso and seeing something on Torricella is AmAzInG!!
I even saw my last name in the name section - D'Angelo!!! If anyone wants to get in touch with me I look forward to hearing from you!
p.s. parlo l'italiano
Toronto, Canada

Sunday, November 05, 2000 at 13:16:11 (CST)

Would like to hear from people with the name Paciocco or Parenti
Fred Paciocco
Anaheim, Calif. USA

Saturday, November 04, 2000 at 22:37:43 (CST)

Ciao a tutti. I happened to surf and found this wonderful site. I am glad I did, because I am proud to say that I am 100% Abbruzzese. I was born in a city called Sulmona, Provincia d' Aquila in 1963. My family came to Canada in 1964. It was a toss between Canada or Australia. Oh well, Canada is nice! My Mom is from a town called Rocca Pia, Aquila and my Dad is from Teano, Provincia di Caserta, Napoli. I have been to Italy twice and I plan to return for a visit with my husband and my two girls. Keep up the good work on this site. Ciao:)
Tiziana De Spirito
Montreal, Canada

Saturday, November 04, 2000 at 20:27:16 (CST)

My grandfather FRANCESCO SALLADINI, was born in Roseto degli Abruzzi, also my grandmother Candida Di Emilio-Salladini was also from Roseto. They emigrated to the USA and lived in Havre de Grace, MD where my father James Jacob Salladini was born. Eventually they settled in West Philadelphia, PA. Both my grandparents passed away in the 50's. My grandmother was about 86 and my grandfather was 89. I have been to Italy a few times and visited with my Di Emilio cousins but I am having difficulty connecting with the Salladinis. My husband SILVIO LUZZI recently passed away this year. He'd been to Italy 49 times. I have been there 8 times. When I get there I do not want to come back. Going there and EXPERIENCING ITALY and connecting with one's roots is like filling a gap that existed within you. One will never be the same !
Eilena Salladini-Luzzi
Gibbstown, New Jersey USA

Saturday, November 04, 2000 at 11:08:42 (CST)

Thank you for this wonderful website. I have learned so much. I would love to hear from anyone with the name Pierannunzio from Castel Castagna or nearby. My Great Grandmother Piacentina Pierannunzio came to US in 1911 to marry my Great Grandfather Vincenzo Iommarini from Atri. Would also love to hear from Iommarini family.
Tammy VanDervort
Knoxville, TN USA

Saturday, November 04, 2000 at 10:20:28 (CST)

Visitate il mio sito www.delgaone.it è il sito del dialetto abruzzese della valle del Vomano
Giovanni Del Gaone
Morro D'Oro , Italy Teramo

Friday, November 03, 2000 at 23:51:52 (CST)

Hunting for ULISSI's from Abbruzzo. Or anyone knowing anything about Poggia san Vittorino, please contact.
John Ulissi
Pennsville , NJ USA

Friday, November 03, 2000 at 17:46:43 (CST)

My mother and father are both from Chiete, Edward Del Grosso and Assunta Ricciuti. If I have any relatives out there please contact me. Went to Italy twice and loved it.
Antoinette DelGrosso Melocchi

Thursday, November 02, 2000 at 22:03:17 (CST)

Ciao! Benissimo site! My great-grandparents, Emidio Dominick and Barbara Viscioni came to America in 1905 from Nereto, Italy. Barbara's maiden name was Fidanza. Would love to know or hear from any relatives still living in Italy. There are many decendents of Emidio and Barbara living here in Illinois. If anyone has any information that might help, please write. Ciao!
Illinois USA

Thursday, November 02, 2000 at 19:46:06 (CST)

Savini / Savino - Morro D'oro. Grandfather...Francesco (Frank) - Grandmother...Carmela. Looking for relatives still living in the Province of Morro d'Oro. I would also like to find any relatives that may be related. I am really glad that I found this website.....Everyone should take the opportunity to sign the guestbook. Ciao.
Dee Savino
NY Usa

Wednesday, November 01, 2000 at 23:48:45 (CST)

Seeking contact on PASQUA CARLUCCI; emigrated to USA in 1914 from Scerni...Married
Panfilo DIVIGILIO in 1913/1914..then married my Grandfather...PANFILO PRESSEDE/PRASSEDE from Scerni also and Panfilo had a sister Rose who emigrated to Australia
James D Kiely
Ocean Grove, New Jersey USA

Wednesday, November 01, 2000 at 18:30:36 (CST)

I am looking for any Cichella's from the municipality of Silvi
Tony Cichelly
Orleans, Ontario Canada

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