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Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at 20:33:30

PLEASE!!!Can someone help me!! I have been searching for so long for my family in Italy. It is a long story but I will try to make it short.
My fathers name was Camillo Gigante, came to Canada in the 1960's, met my mother and had two kids, me and my brother. They never married and he drowned in 1976. I never got to know any of my family. I do know that his family is still in Italy. SanValentino in the province of Pescara. I know that I have an uncle Nicola Gigante that still lives there, as well as some Aunts. My Granfather is Nunzio, and Grandmother Angelina. They do not know that I exist. I really would like to know if anyone knows this family or anyone from SanValentino that could please help me. Truly Laura from Canada :)
Laura
Canada

Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at 00:12:11 (CST)

I am a grandson of Filomena Potente Farina and Farina from the village of Carunsia in Cheiti. Would like any correspondence regarding her or her husband. The arrived in the US in the late l800 and had 7 children, one son and six girls.
Have a great day thank you for reading this.
Jim Vondras
St.Louis, Missouri United States

Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 17:02:07 (CST)

hello all
Ralph DeAngelis
Niles, Ohio USA

Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 14:12:11 (CST)

Hi, I'm married into a family from Castiglione Messer Marino. My wife's families are called Mucilli and Di Stefano. I've had a lot of fun showing this website to my Mother-in-law.
If you think you might be related to a Mucilli or a Di Stefano from Castiglione, then get in touch!
Gary Dean
Basel, Switzerland

Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 08:50:51 (CST)

My grandparents on my mother's side came from Abruzzi. They came here at turn of the century. My grandparents, Sabatino and Lucy Flamini, carried their traditions to America. They ate special meals at certain times of the year. I am looking for these recipes. One in particular is skipbelles (I know that is not the right spelling - but that is how it sounded to me when I was growing up). It is served on the Sunday before Ash Wednesday. It is a rolled crepe (made with flour, eggs and water fried in a black pan with salted pork) with cheese and black pepper in it and then layered in a big bowl. Then Granny would pour clear chicken broth over them. She kept adding the broth until the skipbelles stopped absorbing the broth.
It there is someone who has this recipe and the correct spelling, please email me.
I would like to know if there is anyone from Abruzzi who would know my grandparents from Abruzzi. I do know he had a sister still living in Abruzzi when I was young. If there are any relatives still living there, please send me an email. Thank you for taking time to read this note. Mary Ann (Flamini, Luca) Benedetto
Mary Ann Benedetto
Springfield, VA USA

Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 08:10:47 (CST)

I am looking for any relitives that i may have in Abruzzo,and or Vasto. My Father, Michael Clarelli, came from there. If you knew him or have any info, Please get in touch with me. Thank's alot,& God Bless
Jerry J. Clarelli
Fountain Hills, Az. U.S.A.

Monday, February 26, 2001 at 15:04:30 (CST)

My mothers maiden name was DiVirgilio and was born in the providence of Chieti.She left there in 1919 and left many family members. Would like to communicate with my relatives still there.Her mother and father were Atillio and Giacinto.
Tullio DeLiberali
Laurel springs, N.J. USA

Monday, February 26, 2001 at 14:57:18 (CST)

My father was born in Catignano province of Teramo 1906. He is still living and in good health. His father (Anthony) died early in life, around the age of 27. My fathers mother came to U.S. around 1911 and remarried. I would like toi try and find out where my grandfather is resting, or would like to hear from other DiLorenzo's in the area. Thank You Anthony L DiLorenzo
Anthony Louis DiLorenzo
Plymouth, Massachusetts U.S.A.

Monday, February 26, 2001 at 10:32:40 (CST)

I think this website is great!!! I too, have family in Ateleta, Italy. So if anyone has any questions regarding family there I would help you in any way I can. I actually still have lots of uncles,aunts,cousins and friends there. So give me a ring if you need any help.
Jo
Woodridge, Il USA

Monday, February 26, 2001 at 07:01:17

Hi all
i would like to correspond with any Abbruzzese who originally come from Crecchio - particularly if you have the surname Scarinci or Gaspari. please feel free to drop me a line at the above mentioned email address
cheers!!!!!!
Tony Scarinci
Adelaide, South Australia Australia

Monday, February 26, 2001 at 06:35:15 (CST)

Alessandro LeDonne and Anna Ciotola left Ateleta, L'Aquila before 1910. They were my grandparents. I would like to find other family members or friends who might have known them.
Marie LeDonne Harris

Sunday, February 25, 2001 at 23:12:49 (CST)

I was born in Castelguidone on April 27, 1958, along with my twin sister...we were placed in an orphanage, and stayed there until our adoption by an American couple in 1961?....I would like to know more about me!
Vito J Macko (Vito Meo)
Elmira, NY USA

Sunday, February 25, 2001 at 17:30:00 (CST)

I am looking for family in Pescara,Italy. Past or present.
William J. DiMarzio
Wintersville, OH U.S.A.

Sunday, February 25, 2001 at 12:14:09 (CST)

Hello, I am interested in visiting Rome in September and traveling East to Pescara. I would like to know if anyone has reccomendations of places to visit and hotels between those two cities. I plan on visiting Ortucchio and the surrounding area. This web site is great but, I cannot read Italian. Grazie,
Don Zampa
Crockett, CA USA

Sunday, February 25, 2001 at 10:39:25

Siamo agli inizi del' 900. Tre gionani fratelli, Michelangelo, Francesco e Maria Rosa decidono di lasciare il paese natìo, Rivello, i loro legami d'affetto, per emigrare in Brasile e costruirsi lì un futuro, altrimenti negato dalla povertà. Un discendente ne racconta con passione la storia, addentrandosi anche nelle vicende storiche di Rivello. Sito in portoghese, in previsione le versione italiana ed inglese. Le invito a visitare il mio sito : http://famigliapettinato.cjb.net ma anche : http://pettinati.cjb.net
Marco Tulio Pettinato Pereira
Águas de Lindóia, San Paolo Brasile

Sunday, February 25, 2001 at 10:38:58 (CST)

hello Lamberto, come state?
Abruzzo2000 is a fantastic place to come to, to refresh my memory of my native land and fond memories of my youth and beginnings.
Salute a tutti.
Tony
Tony Leone
Timmins, Ontario Canada

Sunday, February 25, 2001 at 07:55:26 (CST)

Hello everyone reading this. I have just found out about this site, and I think it is great! My fathers family come from Ofena, and we still have an uncle living there. Please contact me if you have an info. about Ofena or you know or recognise the name.
Kind regards, Dana.
Dana Jacomb,(nee` Di.Iulio)
wiltshire U.K.

Sunday, February 25, 2001 at 05:28:40 (CST)

I would like to thank Mrs Anne Dalla-Vicenza especially - cara Anne, grazie! – and the many other visitors and friends who, through e-mails and messages, show their gratitude for our work here in Abruzzo and on the website.
Grazie a tutti!
Abruzzo2000 Team
L'Aquila, Abruzzo

Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 22:16:34 (CST)

Hoping to find information on my mothers grandparents Amerio, Luigia and Tasso Guiseppe and their ancestors. They were beleived to have originated in Northern Italy near Torino in a place called Montiglio in the province of D'Asti. They spoke Piomente. I may very well be at the wrong place as I am not literate enough of the Italian cities and provinces but I am wanting to learn. Thanks for your time.
Violet Aubertin
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada

Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 20:01:33 (CST)

Hi all,
wir möchten uns auch in Eurem Gästebuch eintragen.
Grüße aus dem schönen Germany
Silvana, Claudio
Claudio Rigoni
Trier, Germany

Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 18:45:03 (CST)

Looking for information on my grandfather Vincent DiZio from Loreto Aprutino. He was born in 1897. His siblings were Grace, Antonio, Rosenia, Zopito, Guisseppi and Angelina. any information would be appreciated.
John Gallagher
Dayton, Oh USA

Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 18:15:12 (CST)

Will you look into the wrongful death of my mentally ill son in the hands of the public defenders.
joe dupont
gillette, nj USA

Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 14:59:06 (CST)

Ciao a tutti..non sono abruzzese ma sono stata a Melbourne...ci ho lasciato il cuore. Siate orgogliosi di vivere in tale bella città.
Ho conosciuto molti abruzzesi, tutte persone stupende.
L'Australia é una terra meravigliosa....
OK l'Italia rimane sempre l'Italia..ma ora vi invidio
ciao
Marta
marta
Rovigo, V eneto Italy

Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 14:06:04 (CST)

This message is for Ms. Joan LoCurto,
Hi Joan I have somehow misplaced your e-mail address. I would like to keep in touch regarding our family names If you read this please e-mail me at annedalv1 at sympatico-dot-ca
Sorry about this and I hope to hear from you real soon.
Regards Anne Dalla-Vicenza nee De Marco Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Anne Dalla-Vicenza
Oakville,, Ontario Canada

Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 13:57:34

I have been using this web site for quite sometime now and always discovering new things.
I certainly have enjoyed it. I would like to give praise to Dr. Lamberto Badia who helped me to get
the genealogy in order of my family ancestors of my father's and mother's families back to 5th. generation.
I also had a video made of my home town, it has given my family and I many hours of pleasure.
Thank you again Br. Badia. For anyone that is interested his e-mail address follows.
genealogy at tin.it
Thanks again Abruzzo2000
Anne Dalla-Vicenza e-mail annedalv1 at sympatico-dot-ca
Anne Dalla-Vicenza
Oakville, Ontario, Canada Canada

Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 11:19:53 (CST)

Hello, I am loking for any information regarding my ancestors. Grandfather's name Donato Di Pietrantonio, from Bisenti. Grandmother Allegrina Serrani from Penna sant' Andrea.
Nancy Tullock
Rockford, Illinois USA

Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 08:26:35 (CST)

MY FAMILY IS FROM ABRUZZO I DONT KNOW TO MUCH MY GRANDFATHERS NAME WAS CARMEN FOGLIETTA MY GRANDMOTHER WAS MADELINE FOGLIO CAME TO USA AND SETTLED IN PHILADELPHIA
SUSAN LATTANZIO
PHILA, PA USA

Friday, February 23, 2001 at 23:15:42 (CST)

My wife's ancestors are from Civita Compomorano. Is Civita Compomorano in Abruzzo or Molise?????
Vinny
NY, NY USA

Friday, February 23, 2001 at 22:30:37 (CST)

I'm impressed with this website!
I was born in Le Piane, Comune di Abbateggio, Prov. of Pescara.
I did not forget my Italian
Remo
remo catalano
pompano beach, florida USA

Friday, February 23, 2001 at 15:08:33 (CST)

My blood line comes from Capistrello, but iv never actually talked to any of my family who lives there. If you know of any email me. Thanx!
Adriano Ciciotti
Swampscott, Massachusetts United States

Thursday, February 22, 2001 at 20:44:07 (CST)

I have been researching the family tree(s) of Susi, Cianchette, and Frederico, all from the Sulmona-Prettorano area of Abruzzo. I'd like to chat with anyone who is interested or connected with any of those families
Richard Caron
Millis, MA USA

Thursday, February 22, 2001 at 19:45:17 (CST)

What a great find this site is as both of my grandparents are from Abruzzo...Ventresca and Lostracco.
Love to hear from anyone with any info or to chat.
Chuck Fox
Pa USA

Thursday, February 22, 2001 at 05:54:06 (CST)

People of the Abruzzo in the worldwide. You could read the Abruzzo newspaper on the web with news fron all Abruzzo. The name of newspaper is " Il Centro".
A glad welcome to the all the Abruzzo's people in the worldwide, and the other people of course. bye
gabriele paolini
gabriele paolini
Pescara, Italy Italy

Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at 19:08:31 (CST)

Grandparents BALASSONE,Giuseppe m. LaCICITA,Anna migrated to USA in 1907 from Sulmona,(AQ). Surnames for their parets include Vincenzo m.Rita TIRABASSI. Francesco LaCivita m.Michelina TESSICINA. Any info gladly appreciated. Joe
BALASSONE, JOSEPH
Keyser, WV USA

Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at 14:47:52

GREAT WEB PAGE--BEST WISHES GOD BLESS
CAROLE TRINCHINI
rochester , new york USA

Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at 20:58:12 (CST)

My grandparents all came from Abruzzi, my maternal grandparents from Ofena and my paternal grandmother from Navelli. I am interested in the names Pasquantonio, (Giannina my grandmother, born 2/8/09)Marini (great-grandmother(maiden))and Silvestrone (Nicol- birth year 1890+/- my grandfather) from Ofena. My grandfather's family was unusual because his mother married her dead husband's brother so my grandfather had several half brothers. The names I remember were Salvatore (married to Felice), "Benny"(married to Angelina) and a sister Aurelia. There was atleast one other brother. As shocking as it was to all of us, our grandparents and great aunts and uncles were all first cousins! Oh yes, Salvati is also related, Celestino Salvati came to the States as a teenager in the late 30s early 40s. My grandmother, Giannnina Giovana Dalgiesa(sp?)had sisters, Carmela, Genevra, a sister who was a nun who died young,and two brothers, Paris and Arturo who both emigrated here to the US and died in the 50s.

My paternal grandfather was Luigi Santucci ( I am not sure if he was from Navelli, but he was Abruzzese). My paternal grandmother was Antonietta (Antonia) Federico from Navelle. Her birthday would have been around 1881.
We are really interested in our great grandparents and the family histories as a whole.
If you have any information, I would appreciate it. Thanks!
Christine Santucci Appleyard
Wilton, Connecticut

Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at 20:41:31 (CST)

I live in a suburb of Chicago, IL. I just wanted to let people know that there are alot of last names that are Sciullo, Ranallo, Ricci, D'Ascenzo, and Donatelli that live here. They all derive from a little town called Ateleta, which is in Abruzzo. There is actually a club that was formed in Chicago called 'Club Ateleta'. I just wanted people to know that if they have any questions about any of these last names, and they came from Ateleta or the surrounding areas, you can e-mail me at 'Bello_5 at YAHOOdotCOM' or at 'gsciullo at fonaflavors.com'. Again, I will try my best to help you.
Ciao a tutti!
Gianni Sciullo
Downers Grove, IL USA

Monday, February 19, 2001 at 22:27:23 (CST)

I would like to talk with anyone familiar with the town of Ortucchio. I hope to visit in September of this year. My family came from Ortucchio around 1900. The names are DiCristofaro, D'Amico, Catalli, and Zampa. Grazie, Don Zampa
Donald Zampa
Crockett, California USA

Monday, February 19, 2001 at 19:42:51 (CST)

Hello to you! My name is Maria Giuseppa Chiulli-Kendrick, and I am looking for someone to help me compile the genealocal tree for my family. My father, Ermenegildo Chiulli, was born in Cugnoli in February 1922. His father, Umberto Chiulli, emigrated to the United States, but his mother, Maria Giuseppa De Meo, remained in Italy. If anyone could help me out, it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Maria Giusy
Maria Giuseppa Chiulli-Kendrick
Norton, MA U.S.A.

Monday, February 19, 2001 at 19:34:40 (CST)

Ciao a tutti! Sto cercando di completare l'albero geneologico della mia famiglia. Mio padre, Ermenegildo, e' nato a Cugnoli nel 1922. Suo padre, Umberto Chiulli, emigro' in America, ma sua mamma, Maria Giuseppa De Meo, rimase in Italia. Se qualcuno mi puo dare informazioni su miei antenati, ne sarei veramente grata. Grazie Maria Giusi
Maria Giuseppa Chiulli-Kendrick
Norton, MA U.S.A.

Monday, February 19, 2001 at 18:16:36 (CST)

I am looking for my Italian family, de Abruzzo, my grandfather's name Corradino Mastrangelo, and my grandmother's name was Arcangela Colanieri.
Io parlo Italiano anche, ma o dimenticato un po, perche non che nessuno per parlare. Mio nono, i mia nonna sono andato a Sao Paulo, i io habito qui en USA.
Molti grazie,
Suely Mastrangelo Auerbach
Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA

Monday, February 19, 2001 at 13:35:56 (CST)

I was born in a small town in Abruzzi name of INTRODACQUA near SULMONA
Tony Faiella
Stratford, Connecticut USA

Sunday, February 18, 2001 at 21:16:57 (CST)

Hello,
My name is Vincent Mammarella, I was born in Australia 1976.
I would like to say hello to all the Mammarella and Ciaschetti families out there.
Ciao a tutte le famiglie Mammarella e Ciaschetti.
Vincent Mammarella
Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Sunday, February 18, 2001 at 20:57:57 (CST)

I am son of a Di Benedetto from Salle. Is anyone related to me. My grandfather was
Nicola Di Benedetto. Does anyone know Peter and Mario Di Benedetto, they are my
uncles. I would appreciate any messages
Louis Ciardulli

Sunday, February 18, 2001 at 18:32:43 (CST)

Hi! I would love to fing any info regarding my great grandparents who were from the province of L'Aquila, and the town of Capestrano. They were GAETANO CERASOLI AND CONCETTA CERASOLI. They had 8 children of which Almo Cerasoli was my grandfather. They emigrated to Barre, Vermont USA in 1900. Concetta Cerasoli was born 11/16/1876. Can anyone recommend how I should go about researching this? Does anyone know how I can learn more? This is a great web site.Thank you
Susan Keenan
New York, New York USA

Sunday, February 18, 2001 at 15:57:25 (CST)

Does any one in Loreto Aprutino remember the Donatangelo DiPanfilo Family, Lucrezia, Filomena, Albamaria, Annantonia. His wife was Carolina di Pacitta. Their son, Giuseppe was my father.
Dan Di Panfilo
Leetonia, Ohio USA

Sunday, February 18, 2001 at 15:32:13 (CST)

Grazia, Grazia, for this wonderful site! Heard about Italy all of my life from my dad who is from Giuliopoli and maternal grandfather from Perano. Hope to take 19 yr old daughter there as a college graduation gift. God bless! Louann Ranne
Louann Sammarone Ranne
Lyndhurst, NJ USA

Sunday, February 18, 2001 at 07:08:56 (CST)

your site is beautiful; if someone need information about the pescara (and province) and chieti (and province, i'm available to help, if it's possible.
gabriele
pescara, italy

Sunday, February 18, 2001 at 00:37:55 (CST)

Keep up the good work! It is particularly gratifying to realize that even after several generations, there is still a burning desire for one's ancestral home.
Enzo Di Genova
Thornhill, Ontario Canada

Saturday, February 17, 2001 at 20:35:28 (CST)

My grandparents came from Silvi Marina in the provice of Teramo. I am looking for information and possible living relatives of my grandfather, Angelo Verrigni (born Jan 1878), son of Leonardo Verrigni and Androene Concetta and my grandmother Adelina Mazzone (born Feb. 1881), daughter of Antonio Mazzone and Assocntonia Masscinelli. Angelo first came to US in 1901. He didn't move his family here until 1905 or 1906. They settled in Saratoga Springs, NY and in 1910, moved to Ballston Spa (about 7 miles south).
Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.
Sheila Verrigni Levo<
Saratoga Springs, New York United States

Saturday, February 17, 2001 at 19:57:08 (CST)

Anyone with info on the Gualtieri family of Pratola Peligna, please write. I have some information gathered. Wondering if any relatives still there.
Thank you
Vicki
Vicki Gualtier Burgess

Saturday, February 17, 2001 at 18:21:47 (CST)

I enjoyed your website, it was great. Would like to hear from anyone researching in the town of Corropoli,Teramo,Abruzzo, specifically the surname "Anastasi". Thank You.
John B. Anastasi
Clifton Park, New York U.S.A.

Saturday, February 17, 2001 at 16:49:34 (CST)

I am looking for relatives from Magliano di Marsi with the last name of Macioci or Gentile. They would be possible relatives of my father, Nocola Macioci.
Sylvia Macioci Cicetti
Cedar Grove, New Jersey USA

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Hi, I have just begun to research my family.
We have been told by a family member that our family was from Abruzzo. That is all I have right now. My greatgrandfather was Bernardino Bolli and his wife was Leonilda DeLuci.
Are there any Bolli's in the region? They had 14 children. Louis, Theodore, Andy, Sonny (Nicholas), Michael, James, Benny, Milleo, Raymond, John, Angie and Elizabeth. My greatgrandfather moved back to Italy and had a second wife(?). I believe they had a son(?). All I know is that they were farmers. If any of this sounds familiar to anyone I would appreciate hearing from you. I know my grandfather Milleo was born in Pittsburgh, PA. That was in 1903.
My e-mail address is Ro4Angels6 at aol-dot-com.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
Rose Lentz
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

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To all members who sign this Abruzzo2000 web page. I would like to recommend Dr. Lamberto Badia a Genealogist .
He looked after researching my family genealogy and I have put it all to-gether in my family history book
for my children to have and pass along to their children when the time comes.
My only regret is that I did not write down the information while my parents were living as I could not remember a lot of the names
but I was able to inform Dr. Badia with a lot of information and it is very important.
So my advice to you younger people of Italian hertiage ask your living relatives and write down the info.
Good luck to all of you and to the staff at Abruzzo 2000 keep up the good work it is a wonderful web page thank you
Anne Dalla-Vicenza
Oakville, Ontario Canada

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I am looking for information on my grandparents. My mother Antionetta Palmerio was born December 1, 1925. If anyone has any information, please email me.
Carlo Palmerio
Ottawa, Ontario Canada

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Tanti saluti a tutti voi a S.Vito Marina e Torino di Sangro. Ci rivediamo presto........
Silvia Fontana
calgary, alberta Canada

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Hi! My grandmother, Virginia Alloro, was born in Acciano on May 21, 1904. (She's no longer alive.) Her father was Camillo Alloro and her mother was Cristina Sanducci. If we might be connected in anyway, please write!
Ramona McKean
Nanaimo, B.C. Canada

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I would just like to commend the people who maintain this website. It is very nice to see people from thousands of miles apart joining at one place and sharing their ideas and thoughts. I would like to say hello to all of my family in Ateleta, Abruzzo, and everywhere else!
Gianni Sciullo
Downers Grove, IL United States

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My grandfather was Pasquale Di Nicolantonio born in Torre de Passeri and one time caretaker of the abbey at San Clement, my grandmother was Ernestina Pancrazio, my father is Tonino Di Nicolantonio who emigrated to Australia in 1965 and married Carmela Mattucci of Toco Causaria.
i would appreciate any assistance in back tracking my family history of which i am so proud of. Grazie a tutti.
Pasquale Di Nicolantonio
Richmond, Victoria Australia

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Somos descendientes de la región de Abruzzo, y estoy buscando a mis parientes, si es que los hay en cualquier región del mundo...Walter.
Walter Mauricio Di Giacomo
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires

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I'm looking for relatives in Vasto,my family last names are Chiachetti, Carugno o Carugna.
Anna Sonvico

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I am really glad I stumbled across this website. I never knew there was this much information about Abruzzo on the net. My Father (Guido) was born in Cansano in 1939 to Luigi and Francesca (D'ORAZIO). In 1999 I visited Cansano for the first time; what a great experience. It lived up to and surpassed the stories my father told me about when he was a child. A quaint town surrounded by mountains, that seemed to stand still in time. It made me very proud of my heritage.I would very much like to return one day and spend more time there. If there are any relatives reading this send me a note.
Vince DiGiallonardo
Staten Island, New York USA

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GREETINGS TO ALL OF YOU ABRUZZESI.I AM ORIGINALLY FROM RAIANO, THIS IS A GREAT WEBSITE.
Tony Di Giannantonio
Leominster, MA USA

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My maiden name is Cappiello, my father is from Santa Croce Di Maguliano His parents died very young. His father was Pasquale Cappiello and his mother was Maria Cappiello. Can anyone tell me about his family.
Thank you
Mary
Mississauga, Ontario Canada

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my father died many years ago when i was only 8 of m.s. and i would like to learn more about our family history. he was from an island off of greece. his name was anastasis m. pikos. parents were michael and maria pikos
mike pikos
boardman, ohio us

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Looking for relatives in Sulmona: Mastrangelo, Verrochi, D'Antonio,Presutto. My father met relative in WWII in Sulmona and has lost contact. Any help would be appreciated. Also wondering if there are any books on Sulmona with up-to-date photos? Thank you!
Janet Mastrangelo-Dane
Abington, Mass USA

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my father died many years ago when i was only 8 of m.s. and i would like to learn more about our family history. he was from an island off of greece.
mike pikos
boardman, ohio us

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I am currently researching the Surnames in the following areas:
L'Aquila:My grandfather Giovanni Scarsella B.:4/25/1902 D.: 1/15/1951(A.K.A in USA as John moved to Midland, Pa USA)
L'Aquila: My great grandfather Nicola Scarsella B.: 11/29/1842 D.:11/24/1911. Nicola's wife Concenta Antoniani B.: 6/28/1851 D.: 1939
Fagnano Alto: Giampietro Scarsella B.: 4/23/1819 D.: 6/3/1897, Giampietro's wife Annantonia Bruno from St. Demietro B.: 1825 D.: unknown death date.
Drew Miladin
Pittsburgh, Pa USA

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Barvo pour votre beau site internet !
En septembre 2001, j'organise un voyage culturel de l'Association des Barrette d'Amérique à L'Aquila et à Barete.
Nous avons tous hâte de découvrir l' Italie et votre région !
Roger Barrette
Québec-Canada
Roger Barrette
Québec, Québec Canada

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Is anyone familiar with the town/village of Frosilone in Abruzzi? Just beginning to research DiNunzio/Colarusso families. Any help much appreciated. Wonderful website.
Felicia Murphy

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My name is Luigi Renzella and I'm looking for information on my family. My father was Giovanni Renzella born in Castiglione di Casaura. His father was Angelo Renzella and his mother was Filomena Martino. My mother was Domenica Renzella, nee Paolini, born in Popoli Abruzzo. My grandfather was Luigi Paolini, my grandmother Filomena Mastrangioli. Many of my father's brothers emigrated to Argentina and my mother's brothers & sisters (Paolini) migrated to USA (Massachusetts and Connecticut). My mother's brother was named Bonifacio. Any information would help.
Sono di Popoli Abruzzo ma da molti anni vivo in Canada. Sono il figlio di Giovanni Renzella e Domenica Renzella--Castiglione di Casaura Abruzzo. Il mio nonno era Angelo Renzella e la nonna Filomena Martino. I fratelli del mio padre sono emigrati in Argentina. Se sapete qualche notizie della mia famiglia mi piacerebbe essere in contratto. Luigi Renzella
luigi renzella
chesley, ontario Canada

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I was born in santo stefano di sessanio, provincia dell'aquila. I was a collegiale al Convitto Regina Margherita. Se qualcuna di quelle collegiali si ricorda di me e' pregatato email me or write me
my address is: lydia matulich 27 oswego crt
kitchener , ont.
canada
Lydia leone in matulich
kitchener, ontario Canada

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My mother Diana Ventura was born in Castiglione a Casauria, the youngest of five children to Francesco Ventura and Filomena Varrasso. My grandmother Filomena was an only child. Her parents were Sabatino Varrasso and Carmela Trotta. My grandfather, Francesco was the son of Emmanuele Ventura and Antonietta Epifano. If anyone feels they could be related to me and can be of assistance in finding my ancestors. Would like to hear from you.
Franca Katsaris (nee Filiti)
Melbourne, Victoria Australia

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Seeking any information on my family history. My great grandfather was Antonio Del Principe who came to the United States in the early 1900s with two brothers. He was said to have lived in L'Aquila, Italy. Please email me at purplestar725 at netzero.net, if you can share any info. about this family name. Thank you.
Kathleen Del Prince
Clermont, Florida USA

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Looking for any information on the D'ugo family, would really like to make contact with any relative still liveing in italy. PS. great site, glad i found it !
David B. D'ugo
hornell, NY

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Just found this website today, FANTASTIC. My father was born in Torrebruna and migrated to Australia in 1954. Will make more contact. This is great.
Rosanne Franchella
peakhurst, nsw Australia

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Hi: We will be going to Italy end of June/July 2001. My grandfather Angelo Daniello was born in 1888 in Campobasso and served in the Italian Army in the First World War. I do not know who his parents, siblings were if any. He may have had a wife and family that died in the war. He came to Canada around 1918-1920 and married Mary Zappacosta. Her father was from Italy, Sabatino Zappacosta from Bucchianico, Chieti and he was born in 1870. I would love to find out more about them or visit/talk to any living relatives. Any inforamtion would be appreciated. Marianne from Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Marianne Stagg
Ottawa, Ontario Canada

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Hello Abbruzzo. I think this is a great website to keep in touch with our town of origin.
Complimenti. Rita
Anna Rita Vallelonga/Benedetto
Perth, West Australia Australia

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Searching relatives all over the world and my old friend, too, who went away to get luck abroad.
My family surnames are Cicconetti and Ferretti from Campli (prov. Teramo).
Voy buscando familiares en todo el mundo y mis companeros, tambièn, que dejaron mi pays para buscar mejor suerte.
Mis prenombres son Cicconetti y Ferretti origen Campli (Teramo).
Sto cercando parenti in tutto il mondo e anche paesani.
Grazie per questo bel sito.
Thank you for your website.
Alberto
Alberto Ferretti
Ascoli Piceno, Italy

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Ciao to all of Abruzzo
I would like to hear fron any Zuccarini familly members in Bucchianico
Mario
Melbourne, Vic Australia

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Looking for relatives still living in Castel di Sangro. My Grandfather came to the USA in the early 1900's and settled in Chicago, Il. My Great Grandfather's name was Carlo Fiocca. Anyone who has any information please e-mail me. Thank you
Carl Fiocca
Manhattan, IL USA

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Cerco DOLORES D'INNOCENZO suo padre AMEDEO nato a Capestrano. Ultimo indirizzo. White Hours Avenu in Trenton N.J.- Dolores è sposata con il sig. PRIMERANO. COMPLIMENTI PER IL SITO. CIAO A TUTTI
D'INNOCENZO Bruno
ROMA, ITALY Roma

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Searching for relatives of Benedetto Trozzi in Pescoconstanza. He had a brother Frank, and a younger brother who died young.
Virginia Trozzi
Apollo, Penna USA

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Looking for information about the late Guiseppe Dalla Vicenza or (Dalla Vincenza)
And his spouse Maria nee/fu Basso Both born in Caerano San marco in the Province of Treviso, region of Veneto Italy.
They were baptized and married in the church of San Marco in Caerano.
I wpould appreciate any information to help me start a Genalogy search for the families of Dalla Vicenza/Basso.
Thanks for any help received. Please e-mail me at annedalv1 at sympatico-dot-ca
Anne Dalla-Vicenza
Oakiville,Ont.Canada,

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La Federazione Abruzzese di Toronto informa tutti gli Abruzzesi della zona di Toronto ed interland che il giorno 17 e 25 di Marzo 2001 sara` a Toronto direttamente dall'Abruzzo il noto cantante comico N'Duccio, con 2 spettacoli.presso il centro Abruzzo.
Antonio Di Fiore
Toronto, Canada

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E-MAILS AND HOME ADDRESSES SURNAMES' LIST, (can be italian, english, spanish, portoghese, germany, austrian, french), OF USA, CANADA, ITALY, SPAIN, PORTUGAL, BRASIL, GERMANY, FRANCE, OSTERREICH, ETC
Gladstone Aguiar Duarte
SANTOS, SÃO PAULO BRASIL

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My Mother is María Magdalena Tenaglia, she is from Orsogna (CH) she is 60 and living in Argentina.
I´d like to be in contact with people from Orsogna who may know her or his family
Regards, Daniel
Daniel Fausto Arminio
Martinez, Buenos Aires Argentina

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I am from the village of Vila Canala - near Agnone
Mother's maiden name is Mastronardi
Allen DiMenna
Toronto, Canada

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My name is Melissa Dinardo. My grandfather was from Chieti, Italy. I am trying to locate any relatives that may be living there still. Our name has been spelled in a few ways, DiNardo, Denardo,Dinardo,. If anyone has information Please e mail me thanks.
melissa dinardo
sault ste. marie, ontario Canada

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Descendant of Orlandino Fiore Tarantelli (DOB 1896) and Lucia DeSimone (DOB 1908) of Pratola Peligna. Visited Orlandino's siblings in Pratola circa 1968 (Michelina, Vincenzo, Domenico, Ces74idio). News of either family would be welcome!
Christina Tarantelli
Harrisburg, PA USA

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Looking for relatives with the surname of Manucci from Bellante (Teramo) Italy. Please contact me if you have any information.
Anna C. Tumminia

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My father Tony was born in Ofena. Any Silveri's left?
Stephen Silveri
Boston, MA US

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My boyfriend, Walter J. Iacchini and I are traveling to Italy in April. We want to find any relative of his grandparents, Brenno and Adele (Rossi) Iacchini. If you have any information, please E-mail me. Thanks
Lynne Thingvold
Santa Rosa, California USA

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An excellent and interesting website. Having been born in the town of Navelli (Prov. Aquila) I thoroughly enjoyed the site. In the future, please consider adding foods and typical recipies. Grazie! Ciao.
Mario Bonifacio
Gormley, Ontario Canada

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im searching for information re:guglionesi, compobasso, any information re: oreste della porta who came to america in the 1930s to support his brothers children in philadelphia pa., he was the grandfather i knew. He returned to italy in 1960 and passed there searching for any relitives or family information Renato Della Porta, rdporta at aol-dot-com
renato della porta
harrisburg, pa USA

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I am looking for any relatives in Cansano. My grandfather, Giovanni Anthonio DiPaolo
was born in Cansano in 1903 and left for America in 1917. He had one brother whose name was Rocco.
Sharon
Minneapolis, MN USA

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Vi ringrazio tanto di avere questo web Abruzese sono nato a Capestrano vissuto in Ofena parenti sono IOCCA da Calascio Grifi e Ferrone grazie
Giuseppino Cicciarelli
Lockport, N.Y U.S.A

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I am looking for any living relatives of my Mother, Maria Josephine DeSanctis. She was born in Campobasso, Abbruzzi in 1895. Her Father was Don Carlo DeSanctis and Mother Josephine.Her mothers maiden name was Caruso.
Mario P. Ricciardi
Collegeville, Pennsylvania USA

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A great website that took me five months to find, but I will be back often!!
Looking for Lucianos and Julians(Giuliano) who both came from Pescosansonesco.Anyone ever been there? Let's talk often and soon!!!
Debbie
Manchester, NH USA

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I have an update from my previous message, Abruzzo2000 was a big help and now that I have additional information I would like to post. My great grandfather was Benedetto Mastrogiuseppe (mid 1800's)
Great grandmother is Maria DiBacco. LIved in Pratola Peligna had several childern one was Cesidio my grand father, would like any additional info regarding Beneditto childern or Beneditto's parents.
Thank you
Michael Mastrogiuseppe
Los Angeles, California USA

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My mother was born in Collecorvino in 1893. Her surname was Fiucci, her mother was a Perelli. She had a brother named Camillo Fiucci. Any relatives still in Collecorvino?
Dan DiPanfilo
Leetonia, Ohio USA

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I was born in Castelbotaccio and came to Australia in 1953. My parents are Giovanni and Rosina Sallustio. I have two sisters Liliana and Anna. I married a Santella from Jelsi, Michele. I have gone back to Italy twice and I loved the place. I felt like I had lived there all my life.
Maria Santella

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Searching for any relatives, with the Gizzi, Daloise connection. Olympio & Carmella (Daloise) Gizzi were my great grandparents.
Although my last name does not reveal my italian heritage, I am very much an Italian. My mother is a full blooded Italian. Both of her parents were Italian. It was my great grandparents that came to America. My great grandfathers name was Olympio Gizzi. He lived in Pescocostanzo, italy, before coming to America. He first lived in Cleveland,OH, then moved to the Yongstown, OH area. I'm interested in locating any relatives, or anybody that would have any information pertaining to the Gizzi family.
Michael A. Griffith
Lowellville, OH USA

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I'm looking forward to a visit this spring to the area where my father was born (Colangelo, Camp de Fano) and Avelino where my mother (Carpenito) was born. I know I have relatives there on my father's side, but not sure about my mother's family. Please email me if you have any information.
Eleanore Jones
Sunrise, Florida USA

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My father, Cesare Giulio Ricciardi was born in Castelamara, Abbruzzi,in 1887. He came to America and settled in Philadelphia. I would like to know if any of his relatives are still living. He was a stone mason by trade.
Mario P. Ricciardi<Cesaser -->
Collegeville, Pa. USA

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Ciao Michelle il cogniome di mio nonno era Marinelli , aveva un fratello che si chiamava Angelo una sorella Vincenzina . Hi Michelle my name is Renzo and I am from Musellaro my gran mother maiden name is Marinelli and she had a brother named Angelo if you have more info I will more than happy to help you , sorry about my spelling ciao I hope to here from you
renzo
howard beach, new york USA

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My maiden name was Iagnemma and I was searching the web looking for others with the same last name. I am very interested in my italian background and would like to find out some more information.
Amy Tonkovich
Adena, Ohio United States

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Silvio Ciccone is my cousin
I teach mathematics better than his daughter Madonna can sing. I produce national calculus champions. And I am the champion of champions
Remo Ciccone
Las Vegas, Nevada USA

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My mother's maiden name is Ciafre. Her father, Albert, immigrated from Terramo some time between 1910 and 1920. We know little of his family either in the US or Italy. I am trying to find out more about him and /or his ancestors. Anyone familiar with this surname, etc. I would welcome your comments.
Regards,
Frank DiNunzio
Raleigh, NC USA

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looking for information on the CALABRESE family in Forli del Sannio Campo Basso. My sons grandfather was from this town. He emmigrated to this country in the late 1800's, his name was Angelo and was the son of Felice Calabrese and Elizabetta Lilli. Any information on this family would be appreciated.... Jeannie Dalrymple
Jean Dalrymple
Benson, Arizona USA

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I am doing research on my maternal grandfather, Camillo DePalma [DiPalma], who immigrated from Alfedena in 1906 and lived the rest of his life in the U.S. I am interested in making contact with any members of the DePalma [DiPalma] family who are still in the area of Alfedena.
Thanks for the excellent Web site.
Camille Hardy
New York, NY USA

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tanti saluti a tutti gli Abruzzesi , mi chiamo Renzo , emigrato nel 75 da Musellaro provincia di Pescara torno spesso ma mi manca l" Abruzzo tanto ciao a tutti spero di risentire da tutti ciao
Renzo Gagliardi
Howard Beach , New York US

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I was born in Colledara, Province of Teramo and I emigrated to the United States in 1955. If anyone needs information on the Antenucci or Bonomo families of that region, please send me an e-mail. I will try to help you as much as I can. What a beautiful part of Italy to be born in! I hope to return very soon.
Josephine Antenucci
Blackwood, NJ USA

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My father's name Boniface (Emidio) DiGregorio born in 1915 to Anna DiGregorio (Castricone) & Nicola DiGregorio of Popoli, Italy. They settled in the Boston area. I am going to Italy and want to find any information on the family. Thanks!
Diane Grief
Scituate, MA U.S.A.

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Seeking Berardinelli from Pietracatella and Macchia Valfortore (CB). My mother was Alberinta (Alvina) Berardinelli of New York City, but her family was originally from those comuni.
Alan Tullio
Inwood, New York USA

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Atencion Familia Colaizzo. Vivimos en la Argentina y los estamos buscando. Nos encantó esta pagina y ver tan cerca la posibilidad de conocer mas gente de la familia
A contactarse
Nieta y Abuela
Maria
Coronel Suarez, Buenos Aires Argentina

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I am a native of Bucchianico in the province of Chiete. I emmigrated to the United States in 1957 with my mother Giulia DeLabio (Palombaro)and two sisters, Diamante and Justina. We were reunited with my father, Corradino, in the United States at Christmas, 1957. I have been back on only two occasions during the past 43 years (1972 and 2000). The people are as wonderful today as the were nearly a half century ago. I would like to hear from others who come from my province and are living in the United States and share any stories you may have about visits back home.
Delfina Palombaro Dethlefs
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania USA

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My great grandparents were John Mastrogiuseppe & Maria DiBacco from Sulmona. their children were Cesidio, Paolo, Salvatore, Frank and Carmelle. My grandfather Cesidio married Agata Petrella from Sulmona in Sulmona they had one child Augustine and then emigrated to the US.
Any information regarding additional family would be appreciated.
Michael Mastrogiuseppe
Studio City, California USA

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My parents were born in Anversa delgi Abruzzi of the district of Sulmona. I'm doing research on my family and need help for information prior to 1809. Names include Florenzo, Ranalli, Fusco, delVecchio, Sevizzaro, Incurvati, Rosati, diSilvestro, etc. etc.
Louis Florenzo
Columbia, Maryland USA

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i was raised in cleveland, ohio. i joined the USAF and made a career of it. I now live (retired) in goriano sicoli (AQ) and I love it, although I return to the US occasionally.
angelo zaccardelli
goriano sicoli, aquila italy