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Provinces of Abruzzo

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I was introduced to this great website by my aunt. We are searching the web trying to find our family history. We are starting with the Francazio's. My grandfather was Eustachio and was born in Tocca da Casauria, the Province of Pescara in 1893. He married Orsalina Pezzone and had 2 brother's: Eugene and Gaetano and a sister Carmelia. We know that some of Carmelia's children live in New York, USA. Please email me at artsiedee at aol-dot-com with any information. Thank you.
Denise Francazio McBrayer
USA

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I am looking for information on relatives who might be in Raiano (Di Biase's) or Nereto (Capretta's). My father left Raiano after WWI to live in the USA. My mother's parents also left about that time.
This is a wonderful site. I read so much about the big name places in Italy and so little about Abruzzo. Maybe that's good. Abruzzo will not be over run by tourists.
Paul Di Biase
Washington USA

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Can anyone provide me with the address of a church in Brittoli-- Madonna de la Neve ? and possibly the name of the Parish priest?
Randy diPaolo
St. Stephen, N.B. Canada

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My granfather Giovanni DiNardi dob:1894 and grandmother Concetta Tiberio DiNardi dob:1901 in Corfinio and settled in Hyde Park, Mass. Any relatives out there? Ciao tutti!!!
John F. DiNardi
Newington, Connecticut USA

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I really appreciated your web site. I will be visiting Abruzzo soon to look for distant family.
Mary Ellen De Nunzio Shine
Portland, Oregon USA

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Researching the surnames Di Filippo, Di Fiore, Gonnella and Iacobozzi.
Nicole Jaquez

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I am very interested in getting as much information as I can on my mother and father's family.
My father's name was Pietro Gallerizzi(Gallerizzo) and his father's name was Eugeno Gallerizzi. His mother's name was Maria Antonia Romano. My father was born in Penne, Provenca de Pescara on December 1, 1892. He had three sisters and three brothers. I know he had a brother who was a Priest and one whose name was Antonio but do not know anything about the other brothers. His sisters were Ilda, Adelina, and Irena. He immigrated to the U.S. sometime between 1914 and 1920.
My mother's name was Carmela Piccioni. Her father's name was Vincenzo Piccioni and her mother's name was Domenica De Flavis. My mother was born in Isola del Gran Sasso, Prevenca de Teremo on October 24, 1895. She had one sister, Maria Giuseppa De Mechiorre (married name) who had a son named Vincenzo who still resides in Italy. Her brothers were Antonio and Bernardo. She immigrated to the US between 1919 and 1921. Any help anyone could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank You
Anna Colandreo
Rockville, Maryland Unites States

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My paternal grandparents were both from Calascio.
How exciting to find their surnames at this site.
Carol Palumbo Osborn
Windber, PA USA

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Searching for information on grandparents from Abruzzo. Maternal side: Raphaele and Maria Theresa Dellapenta Olivieri and Raphaele's mother Nicholangela Olivieri from Compochairo, Compobasson came to Stanford CT and then Endicott NY around 1900 to 1910. Paternal side: Greatgrandfather Liborio Fusco (from Scanno), his sons William and Gregorio and wife Maria Buttino Fusco (from Compochairo, Compobasso) in 1895 settled in Endicott NY. Maria was daughter of Rose and Michael Buttino. Have photo of Fusco's who stayed in Scanno from 1932.
Rosemary Fusco Colaizzi
Pittsburgh, Pa USA

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This is one of the better sites for the Region of Abruzzi. I'm researching relatives that come from Montepagano/Roseto Degli Abruzzi. The surname is "Di Bernardo, Pergolini, Pupi, Iacone". If you have information on these names please contact me.
Dale Di Bernardo
Oviedo, FL USA

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sono molto contento che posso vedere tutti il mio paeso io sono nato a monteodorisio se ci sta qualcuno a monteodorisio che vole scrive io ho piacere non scrive tante bene saluti a tutti
teresa
perth, western australia Australia

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I'm looking for my family, my grantfather born in tornareccio in 1864 and after he come to argentina.
I want to know any notice from them, I so glad about it.Thank
busco a mi familia de Tornareccio, mi abuelo nacio alli en 1864 y luego emigro a la argentina.
Estoy muy emocionada y quisiera poder tener alguna informaciòn.gracias.Bea
beatriz fiorito like fioriti
San salvador, Jujuy Argentina

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Fosco from Rapino and Napoleone from Pizzoferrato. I believe these are the places my grandparents are from. Would like to go there this summer. If anyone has info to share it would be much appreciated. Thank you for a great website and good luck to all of you who are searching and learning. Ciao!
Pete Fosco
phila, pa USA

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i will be traveling to bugnara to look up great grandfather who was a DiTommaso. any information on them?
Charles F. Reidelbach, Jr.
san diego, california USA

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Looking for Di/DeSanto's from Castellino Del Biferno near Campobosso in the province of Molise.
Lois DiSanto

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My father, Louis Petrella, was born in Pratola, Peligna in 1921. He came to the US when he was just a child with his parents, my grandparents, Giovanni and Josephine Farfala Petrella. I have long wondered about my relatives in Italy. If anyone has any information please write to me. This is my first time using this web site, It is great!
Mary Jo Petrella
Mingo Jct.,, Ohio USA

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My grandfather, Lorenzo Leo Zechini came to the USA around 1903. He was born around 1884, in Abruzzi. He had 2 sisters Santarella and Anakletina.
I understand that he bought his mother a house in Giulianova, years after coming to the USA. His niece, Regina Beretta, says that the name was spelled Zecchini, before he came to US.
Any anyone can supply would be appreciated.
Marcus Zechini
Centreville, Virginia USA

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Looking for relatives of my mother, Antonette Defelice, Who lived in New York & died in 1976.Thank you
Carl Marchese
New York USA

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Saluti a tutti gli italiani nel mondo.
Fra qualche giorni tornero in Italia per Pasqua. Spero che per tutti gli italiani nel mondo potrano ritornare anche loro.
Sapiamo che non e facile per tutti pero pensiamo forte forte a loro.
Ciao
Sonia
Sonia Sticca
Nandrin, Belgium

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i am a 16 year old male from pa and i was bored one day in school so i decided to look for old relatives my original name in Abbruzzese or something like that. email me if you have any connection
Patrick Abbruzzi
hawley, pa United States of America

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My grandfather William Iampieri was from Abruzzu.
Anybody that can help, I appreciate.
Vincent Iampieri
Baltimore, MD U.S.

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My family came from San Martino in Pensilis, Campobasso
I am researching the family names of Maestro, Della Penna, D'Adderio, Sassano and Esposito
I have found family members but cannot find my Della Penna family and what happened to the Maestro family
ALL HELP is appreciated
Jan
Jan Stroh
Land O' Lakes, Florida USA

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My father was born in Scerni and I am exploring the DiFonzo Surname.
Anthony J. DiFonzo
Downingtown, PA USA

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My grandparents on my father's side were both born in Chieti. My grandfather was Rocco Cataldo born (I think around 1894 died 1965). He married Almerinda Scioli around 1920 and came to the United States around the same time and settled in Rochester, NY. He had a large family in Chieti and one of his brothers Emil Cataldo came also to this country early in the last century, lived a while in Rochester, NY and then moved to California where he passed away there. He also had a brother Dominic Cataldo who emigrated to America and settled in Reading, PA. I know some of the relatives and my brother has had contact with a few others in Italy, but I would like to know where the Cataldo family originated from. I heard from Spain? The name could also be Spanish, but I'm not sure. There's a Mission San Cataldo in Idaho named after a Spanish priest who built it in the wilderness with the help of Indians. Just wondering if there's any one out there who has any more knowledge of the Cataldos. I heard the building that kept the records burned years ago so I don't know if any records still remain of pre 1894 genealogy. Thanks, I'm glad I found this site. Sharon Cataldo Letson
Sharon Cataldo Letson
Willard, Missouri USA

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Hi, I would like any information on the Colasimone family from,Venaria. My grandfather John Colasimone married Francessca Massara and came to Canada in the early 1900's. Any information on these two families would be greatly appreciated. I am also interested in the Grassi family living in the town of Gioia De' Marsi. My grandmother Matilde Grassi Colasimone came to Canada in the 1950's. She is interested in the well being of her family . Thank for any help and Great Web Site.
JUNE COLASIMONE HEALY
CAPREOL, Canada

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Hi, I am from Capreol, Ont. Canada. We are trying to trace our roots. My grandparents came to Canada from Venaria. My grandfather John Colasimone married Francessca Massara and they came to Canada in the early 1900's I am also looking for the Grassi family living in the town of Gioia De' Marsi, my grandmother Matilde Colasimone is interested in there well being
june colasimone healy
Canada

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My paternal grandparents were from Castel di Sangro and came to the US in the early 1900's; Carmine Santostefano married Nicollette Caruso (Diori). I'm going to Itlay in May, 2001 and want to get in touch with relatives. Would app. any help.
Jim Stefano (Santostefano)
Dunbar, PA Fayette

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Hi,
Greetings from Finland.
Jari Peltonen
Tampere, FINLAND

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I have been trying to locate some of my family members. My grandparents came from Introdaqua. My grandmothers name was Serafina Centofanti. She married Luigi Monaco. If there is anyone out there who knows anything about them or may possibly be related, please contact me.
Janelle Monaco
Niagara Falls, New York USA

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This is a wonderful site for giving and receiving help from other Abruzzese looking for their roots. I have exploited all sources of information here through libraries and LDS micro-film...I need some help compiling information on Caterina DeMatteis DOB abt. 1874 in Villa Sant'Angelo, and Carlo D'Andrea DOB abt. 1870 in Villa Sant'Angelo. These are my maternal grandparents. Carlo was son of Emedio D'Andrea and Antonia Lozzi. Emedio was born to Domenico D'Andrea and Maria Loretta DiRubeis.Caterina was daughter to Giandomenico DeMatteis and Carmella Lucantonio.
Berardina DiMichele DOB between 1868-1875 in Campana, and Franco Colista DOB between 1868-1875 in Fagnano Alto. These are my paternal grandparents. And there my trail runs out...
Can anyone help?
Carl Colista
Dallas, Texas United States

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CERCO PARENTI, NONNA ERA CHIARA RULLO,SORELLE:LAURA,QUINTINA,MARIA GRAZIE,E FRATELLO:GIUSEPPE
GUARDIAGRELE
VINCENZO TEMPESTA
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS USA

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I LOVE ABRUZZO (AMO L'ABRUZZO)
I'M LOOKING FOR BONANNI D'OCRE (STO CERCANDO LA FAMIGLIA DEI BONANNI D'OCRE)
WRITE ME ! (SCRIVETEMI!)
MY HOMEPAGE IS: http://utenti.tripod.it/OCRE/index.html
Andrea Pacchiarotti
Roma, Italia

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My father is from Pretoro - Vincenzo DiFrancescomarino and my mother comes from La Fara - Nicoletta Stenta. This is a great site.
Dora Bratt
Ottawa, Canada

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Is there anyone that knows about Pacuilli's from Ortucchio. My grandfather, Frank and his cousin, Erto, moved to Sykesville, PA in the early 1900's. Their parents, and maybe siblings, stayed behind.
Carmen Stopher
Sydney, New South Wales Australia

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I am looking for relatives of my Great Grandfather, Dominic Bosco born in the 1870's died 1940's, who came from the Abruzzo area. He came to US through Ellis Island (not sure which date) and later married Angelina DeIntinis (from the same area in Italy). Angelina DeIntinis was the daughter of Nicolo DeIntinis and Anna Ciccone. Any help would be appreciated!
Lisa Dumas
Woonsocket, Rhode Island USA

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Hello, Friends Abruzzesi.
I am Abruzzese too, from Pianella in the province of Pescara; I came to the USA in 1963; have been professor of French and Latin and for the past 22 years have been conducting tours to Italy.
Those tours are special, because they take people to see not only the best of Italy (Venice, Florence, Rome, Capri, etc.) but I take them to see also that dear little town where their folks came from in the province of L'Aquila, Chieti, Pescara, Teramo, Campobasso, Puglia, Calabria, Sicily, etc. I know Italy, especially Abruzzo, like my own backyard.
I have the most detailed maps, a lot of literature and telephone books of Italy to help people locate their town and their long lost relatives... I have made happy hundreds and hundreds of "cumpari and cummare" that way. Within minutes I can find the town and relatives they have been unsuccessfully looking for all their life!
My next tour going to see the best of Italy and Abruzzo is on September 20, when figs and grapes
are ripe!
E-Mail me at: Italiantours at aol-dot-com if you need:
1) a brochure detailing my tours,
2) if you want to know if you have relatives in Italy. Notice: you need to tell me the name of the little town they came from. Remember: they did not come from the city L'Aquila, Chieti, Pescara, Teramo or Campobasso,but from little towns...
3) if you want a written list of your relatives there, send me a self addressed stamped envelope and $1.00 (one dollar).
Dio Ti Benedica.
REMO FAIETA : Phone: 1-800-829-7029
Owner of: : E-Mail: Italiantours at aol-dot-com
The Italian : Fax: 614-861-8066
Heritage Tours :
P.O. Box 174 :
Reynoldsburg Ohio:
Remo Faieta, Ph.D.
Columbus , Ohio USA

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Looking for any connection with the following surnames: Anconitani - Cascioli - DeAngelis - Guala - Fonticoli - Fantozzi - Romani - D'Amore -Manucci- Nestore and Tumminia. Please e-mail if you can help me find my ancestors.
Ciao
Anna C. Tumminia
NEW JERSEY

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I am the granddaughter of Libertore and Grazie Petrarca who were both born in L'Aquila in the town of Castel di Sangro. They immigrated to Philadelphia, Pa. around 1900. They were married in the U.S.A. I know my great-grandparents on my grandfather's side were Gaetaneo Diego Petrarca and Rafella DiAmico. They were married in the San Maria Assunta Church as were all my relatives on that side. My grandmother, Grazia's maiden name was also Petrarca. I am seeking any relatives who my still be in Castel di Sangro but also information about my grandmother's side of the family. Thanks
Deborah Petrarca
Providence, RI USA

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Hello! Hope to hear from any friends or relatives of my grandparents, Thomas DiFabio from Fagnano Alto and Madeline Verenziani from Canistro. Love this website. It is very exciting to find out more information about my family's hometowns. Thank you.
Laura Di Fabio Perry
Lakewood, WA USA

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Ciao a tutti gli abitanti di Roccaspinalveti(chieti)e a tutti gli abruzzesi del mondo.
Piccirilli Nicola
losanna, suisse vaud

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Desearia saber si alguien puede darme algun dato sobre mi bisabuelo nacido en Chieti segun su partida de defuncion no existe la ciudad que alli figura, se que existen muchas personas con mi apellido que originariamente era "Del Roio".
Mi bisabuelo se llamaba Natalio Roio y sus padres eran Camilo Roio y Camila Tomila.-
Gracias.-
Graciela Roio
Ensenada, Buenos Aires Argentina

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Looking for my grandmother's and grandfather's families in. Ermano Paolucci from Torrevecchia Teatina (?) and Letizie Maria Lamonica from Francavilla al Mare. Ermano had a brother Pierluigi Paolucci.
I think Letizia's father was Carlo Lamonica and her mother was Giulia Mattioli. If you know of any of them or are related, please let me know. There is only my mother left here and I would like to know her family.
Carol Trayers
Fairfax, VA USA

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Ciao!!!
Adriano La Vella

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Hello to all my friends of Abruzzo. My name is Luciano Di Giallonardo. I am the son of Battista & Melba Di Giallonardo. My Grandparents were
Leonardo Di Giallonardo & Vincenzo D'orazio.
Stella Di Giallonardo & Pasqua Rosa D'orazio.
Cansano is a beautiful town with lots of History and tradition. I had such a great time there and I own a beautiful house which belong to my grandfather Leonardo, and this house has alot of family history and I am very proud to carry the name Di Giallonardo. I would love to hear from all the people from Cansano. drop me an e-mail.
I have also found that my Great Great Uncle Giambattista Di Giallonardo and my Great Great Grandfather Panfilo D'orazio were both mayor's of Cansano at their time. Take care to all my friends and family members from Abruzzo. Ciao
Luciano Di Giallonardo
Staten Island, New York U.S.A

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I would like to contact any relative from Rocca di Mezzo, in Abruzzo. Mi great-greatfather was Domenico Del Giudice. He married Lucia Morante and migrated to Peru circa 1895, settled in Chanchamayo,Tarma. Any information will be welcome.
Luis Domingo Del Giudice
Lima, Perú

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Very interesting and informing site. I am in hopes that I can connect with someone that has knowledge of my grandparents from Fano Adriano (DiBenedetto and DiMarco). Thank you.
Debbie DiBenedetto Gunn
Woodbine, MD USA

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Thank you for giving us the opportunity to communicate and find new friends with a common background.
I would be happy to share with any of you my italian origins.
BUONA PASQUA!
Luciano Pacella
Malden, MA USA

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Wonderful site! I am just now becoming interested in researching and possibly contacting any relatives I may still have in Italy, specifically in the Fossa area which is where I think my grandfather was born. My maiden name was DeAmicis and I was named after my great-grandmother Angelina (DeAngelis). Would love to hear from anyone out there I might be related to!!
Angela Papierski
Boston, MA USA

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I am searching for the family tree for Capocci in the village of Picinisco.
Paul Capocci
Newcastle upon Tyne, England

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Ciao, Dear Paesani Abruzzesi.
I conduct Tours to Italy and Abruzzo. My next tour for you is September 20, 2001.
You will see the best of Italy and the town of your family roots. E-mail me to get the brochure.
Grazie and see you soon.
Remo Faieta
Reynoldsburg, Ohio USA

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Ciao Tutti, Sono Maria Toppi Farina Nata a Palena,Chieti Abruzzo- saluti a tutti gli abruzzesi, specialmente gli Palenesi, nel mondo.
Maria Toppi Farina
Yuongstown, Ohio USA

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My father, Francesco Guanciale, was born in Collelongo, Italy. My grandparents names were Dominic and Carolina Mancini-Guanciale. I would love to hear from anyone Guanciales or anyone who knows any Guanciales from Collelongo.
Gina Guanciale-Whiteman
New Concord, OH USA

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This is a fantastic website-I love it!!!
Many thanks to those who prepared it.
Art Serchia

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My grandfather Frank DeNino was born in Pratola Peligna in 1894. His mother's name was Felicia DiCiocco. His father died when he was about 2 years old in South America. I don't know anything about my greatgrandparents. Any relatives out there? Ciao tutti!
John F. DiNardi
Newington, Connecticut USA

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Hello all,
Looking for any history regarding the Pieri name from San Gregorio provincia d'L'aquila.
Thank you
Roberto Pieri
melbourne, victoria Australia

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I have Aunts in their 90's living in Torre de' Passeri Province of Pescara.
Sam Cortello
Bridgeport, Connecticut United States

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Sono molto contento di aver trovato questo site. Sono nato nel piu bel paese del mondo Celano provincia dell'Aquila ora sono a Toronto Canada. Saluti a tutti gli abruzzesi in giro nel mondo
Brando Paris
Toronto, Ontario Canada

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looking for family name of fabale. The fabales' came from campobasso region.
virginia fabale
pa;m springs, ca USA

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Ciao Tutti! This is a great cyber-Piazza. Hello to all my fellow abruzzese. My parents are from Popoli & would love to hear from my paesani.
Dario
Montreal, Quebec Canada

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Researching DiMATTEO and CANNONE from Abruzzo-Molise. Grandfather, Donato DiMatteo born in Manoppello, Pescara, Abruzzo 26 FEB 1896 to parents Santos DiMatteo and Regina Bartolomeo.
Great-grandfather, Giuseppe Cannone born 19 FEB 1864 in Torino di Sangro, Molise to parents Giovanbattista Cannone and Anselma Tezzi. Would appreciate hearing from others researching these family names. Would also like information on Manoppello and Torino di Sangro. Great website Abruzzo2000 - thank you!
Mary DeMatteo Sangalang
Bellevue, WA USA

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Hi I am from Cansano. Hello to all my friends from Abruzzo and from the Cansano area. If anyone is from Cansano, I would love to hear from you. My Grandfathers were Leonardo Di Giallonardo & Vincenzo D'Orazio.
Luciano Di Giallonardo
Brooklyn, NY USA

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looking for relatives in pollutri, grandfather's name Nicola Zinni born 3-16-1885 Married Concetta DiVirgillo first child(my mother) Angelamaria, 9-28-1909. Came to USA around 1912.
luigi carusi jr
barrington, ri USA

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Un saluto a tutti i pratolani nel mondo.
Luciano
Pratola Peligna, italia

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This is a wonderful opportunity. My grandparents were born in Palmoli, provincia de Chieti. My grandfather, Domenico Lemma, came to America in 1904. He married Maria Antonia Cippola.She came to live with her aunt in Palmoli, but was born in Atessa. I know that the Lemma's date back to the 1700's in the town of Palmoli. I'd love to hear from the Lemma's of Palmoli or the Cippola's. My grandparents settled in the Bronx, New York. My grandfather was a fur designer and taylor, and worked in the garment district of New York City. If anyone has additional information, I would love to hear from you.
Margot DeRuvo Gilberg
Yonkers, New York U.S.A.

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CIAO E SALUTI HA TUTTI ABRUZZESI
THANK YOU FOR A GREAT WEBSITE
CROCE
SWAMPSCOTT, MA USA

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E-MAILS, PEOPLES, SURNAMES, RELATIVES LIST OF ITALY, AND OTHERS COUNTRIES, (italian, spanish, englis, postoghese, germany). OF ITALY, USA, CANADA, EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA.//////ciroduarte at YAHOOdotCOM.br
Gladstone Aguiar Duarte
SANTOS, SÃO PAULO BRASIL

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I would like to ask someone in Italy, perhaps, Pormalla, if tther are any CENTRACCHIOS or DI NALLO? My grandmother and grandfather came to Us in 1911..Her name Guisuepa and his Ernesto..How can I locate italy to locate relatives?
Sandra
Bellmawr, NJ USA

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my great great granfather clemente rufo is from civitella alfedena as well as my granfather luigi
rufo. he had a son ferdinand rufo , he is my father. would like to know if i have any living relatives in civitella,alfedena, I am planning to come in may of 2002
rick rufo
high springs , fl USA

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Abruzzo's people in the worldwide.You can find news, information, accomodations, pictures and other about Abruzzo in the following website: www.regione.abruzzo.it/turismo
You can find this web site in the italian website: www.virgilio-dot-it
gabriele paolini
Pescara, Abruzzo Italy

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saluti a tutti del abbruzzo da Marino e Sonia Sticca
sticca
nandrin, Belgique

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FANTASTIC WEBSITE.HELLO TO ALL THE PEOPLE FROM PIANAPUCCIA..NEAR SCAFA.WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANY RELATIVES LIVING THERE...
marco salvitti
melbourne, victoria Australia

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Congratulations and thank you to whomever conceived and is implementing this website.
This is my first visit to this page. As the "new" President of the Gorianese Society of Cleveland, Ohio who is just beginning to use the internet,this page may be important to possibilities. Reading the list of surnames that begins with Allega and ends with Zaccardelli brought a smile to my face. The Gorianese Society was founded in Cleveland by descendents and relatives of persons whose names fall between Allega (My late "Uncle" Tony -first cousin to my father,Gugliermo/William) and Zaccardelli. To join or learn more about the Gorianese Society, please contact me. "Saluti a tutti" and best wishes. Angi Zaccardelli
Angela Zaccardelli
Cleveland, Ohio USA

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Looking for Gasbarro relatives from the Municipio of Casoli, Providence of Chieti. Specifics Dominic and Guiditto Gasbarro.
Robt Moses
Malvern, PA USA

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I must congratulate the creators of this site for a wonderful job. I can't think of a better way of bringing people together again. My father Nello Zimei, is from the small town of Alanno, Pescara, born an only child. My Grandfather Anselmo Zimei, was also born an only child in the same town. Wishing everyone well back home. Ciao!
Nada (Zimei) La Rizza
Mississauga, Ontario

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I love this site more each time I visit it!
My request today concerns Castel de Sangro's comune; does anybody know its e-mail address? I had it but I have lost it. Tante grazie a tutti
Elena Gasper
Fairbury, Nebraska United States

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Im looking for relatives from chieti (think Garanti or Gazanti) The fathers of my Grandfather
were Emelco Santarelli and Filomena Mancini.
Thank you.
Gabriel Santarelli
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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My name is Tony Marchegiano and I'm interested to find out if there are any relatives in the USA. My Grandfather,Angelo Marchegiano, was born at San Vito Chietino Prov di Chieti. When he left my grandmother was pregnant to my father.He must left Abbruzzi in 1906. After a while he wanted my grandmother to go to America, when she refused He stopped writing and we never heard from him.
Tony Marchegiano
Adelaide, SA Australia

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Grazie a tutti gli Abruzzesi che hanno firmato questo Abruzzo2000 Guestbook ,
Ciao a tutti e Buona Pasqua.
Io credo che questo sia uno dei più importanti siti Web che avrei incontrato durante tutti gli anni che manco dall'Italia. (1961-2001) Complimenti all'utente che ha originato e creato tale sito.
Ebbene, io stò preparando per fare ancora un viaggio durante Pasqua a Vasto in provincia di Chieti e forse visitare per un'ultima volta i miei genitori che sono tutt'ora ottantenni.
Ciao a tutti, ABRUZZESI!
Se non ci possiamo conoscerci in persona, ci possiamo almeno incontrare in questo moderno metodo. Ancora complimenti all'originatore e creatore di questo sito.
Regiacorte Luigi Michele
Lake Mary, Florida USA

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searching for people from orsogna
Antonio Di Rico
astoria, ny USA

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I'm in the process of researching and compiling my heritage through my paternal grandparents who emigrated to the US in the mid 1920's from Roccascalegna. My grandfather was Camillo Olivieri, he married Pasqua Travaglini and then settled here in Mansfield,OH. I'm looking to find further info on their heritage in Italy and other descendants here in the US. Contact me via my e-mail if you have any info. Thanks.
Victor F. Olivieri
Mansfield, Ohi USA

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LOVE THE LIST FROM ABRUZZI I WAS BORN IN CAROVILLI WAS PROVINCE CAMPOBASSO NOW IS PROVINCE OF ISERNIA LOVE TO READ NEWS FROM SOMEONE FROM CAROVILLI I WAS THERE 3/6 TO 3/12/01 ARIVEDERCCI
TONY FALASCA
CAMPBELL, OHIO USA

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My grandfather, Sabastiano Ialenti was born in Campolieto in 1877. He emigrated to the US and married Attilia Farina born in the province of Chieti.
Francis Ialenti
Braintree, MA USA

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IO HO VISUTO A CUGNOLI NEGLI ANNI 90. MI CHIAMO ANTONELLA ABITAVO SU VIA DELLA LIBERTA A CUGNOLI PAESE. SE MI CONOSCI MANDAMI UN E-MAIL
ANTONELLA
YONKERS, NY USA

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DOING RESEARCH ON MY GRANDFATHER, FELICE DIBERNARDO FROM MONTEPAGANO, TERAMO.
VINCENT DIBERNARDO
DEPTFORD, NEW JERSEY USA

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both parents come from Pollutri,mothers maiden name zinni
luigi carusi
barrington, ri USA

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My grandparents Donato Marcucci & Violetta DeJulio were from Fossacesia. Planning a trip in 2003. Any other DeJulio's or Marcucci's feel free to drop me a line. Ciao tutti.
Dana Marcucci
Brampton, Ontario Canada

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THANK YOU FOR A GREAT SITE. I HAVE JUST RETURNED FROM SULMONA AND MISS IT VERY MUCH. I WOULD LIKE TO SAY HELLO TO ALL THE ABRUZZESE AROUND THE WORLD. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM EVERYONE!! I WOULD LOVE TO GO BACK AND LIVE IN SULMONA IS THERE ANYONE WHO COULD HELP ME FIND WORK THERE.
LOREDANA CARDINALI
Melbourne, Vic Australia

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CIAO TUTTI! My Name is Gino DiNardo, I grew up in S'eufemia a maiella P. Pescara. I still have numerous family in my boyhood town and family here that has vivid memories and historical knowledge of the town and people. I would be happy to share this information with anyone who would be in need of the info. I have greatly enjoyed this web site and am looking forward to a return visit to my childhood town and sharing my rich history with my children!!!
Gino Di Nardo
CrestHill, ill. USA

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This message is to Vito Meo, living in Elmira NY.
Dear Vito, I found notices about your mother !!
I sent you two emails. Please answer to me, I have more informations about your mother.
If anyone know him, please tell him the good nitce
gabrielepaolini
pescara, abruzzo italy

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vorrei conoscere tutti gli abruzzesi nel mondo che hanno come cognome PASSERINI, CoRNACCHIA,TIBERII
complimenti per il sito
antonella passerini
teramo, italia

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I am looking for some CARDILLE in Italy or in the world.
Thank you
Dionísio Mateo Cardille
São Paulo, SP Brazil

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My paternal grandparents are from Forli del Sannio. I am working on the family tree
and any information on the Salottolo name would be greatly appreciated. The
grandparents names were: Angelo Salottolo and Giuseppina Melaragno. Graziea
Al Salottolo
San Ramon, California USA

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Both Grandparents from Abruzzi... Masciangelo, Alphonso Married Rose but don't remember last name. Moved to Ardmore PA. Brothers from Wayne PA.
Interested in any information.
Bill Masciangelo
Aydlett, North Carolina USA

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I'm looking for parents on Italy or in America.My grand grand father was born on Magliano dei Marsi on 06/23/1874 his Wife was Maria Elisabetta Gentile. on 1885 circa they went to Argentina.
Carlos Alberto Laurini
Buenos Aires , Argentina

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Looking for relatives of Angelo Raphael Provvidenti,arived in USA in1898 from Montagano,Campobasso. Help me out of dead end street.
SUSIE MARBELLA
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania U.S.A.

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My grandfather Serafino Ginnetti was from Pettorano Sul Gizio and was a charcoal maker or he delivered it in mountain villages. He went to Acerno Province of Salerno where he married Margarhita D'Elia Rubino.My father Gioacchino Ginnetti was born to them March 30,1878 in Acerno. Would love to hear from a Ginnetti or a Rubino.
Rosina Ginnetti Cusick
Riverside, California USA

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My name is Grace Langlois and I am seeking any information on my father's family - Massa - from Monteferrante and also my mother's family - Buontempo - from Monteferrante and my grandmother's family - Fantozzi - from Capricotta. Any information would be greatly appreciated!!
Grace Langlois
London, Ontario Canada

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Responding to Patrick D'Ostilio's request for anyone knowing D'Ostilio's from Pietrancio. We don't actually know anyone, but we have ancesters from Pietranico who are D'Ostilio's. Please contact us, if you can.
James Nelson
Highland, UT USA

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Ciao; Anyone familiar with the DiMarco, Tassoni or D'Addario families of Colleminuccio D'Teramo please contact me at my E-Mail Address.
Dino Luciano DiMarco
Orange, California U.S.A.

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I am looking for information about the families Sulmonetti and Di Tulio in Monteferrante. My paternal granfather was Vittorio Sulmonetti and my paternal grandmother was Concetta Di Tulio. They came to Brazil after The First Great World War. My father's name is Segundo Sulmonetti, he lives in a city named Passos and I live in Belo Horizonte. I have one brother, three sisters and two daughters. My father had brothers and sisters (Herminio, Virginia, Filomena, Luzia, Benita, Lila, Olga, Leonardo, Maria and Evandro). Virginia and Evandro died (1998/1999). My uncles and aunts have many sons and daughters. This is a big family. Thanks for help, Nara Sulmonetti
Nara Sulmonetti
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais Brazil

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Ciao a tutti i Toccolani da Marino e Sonia Sticca
Figli di Angele e Vittorio Sticca (Zelone)
Sticca
nandrin, Belgique

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I am planning a trip to Italy with my husband and children for summer, 2002. My father was born in Bolognano in 1920...His name was Giulio Persico. His older brother is Tullio Persico. His father was Giovani Persico. His mother was Maria Therese Tieri Persico. I would like to learn about my grandparents' history and possibly find some distant relatives when I travel there in 2002.
jayne persico vargas
albany, ga USA

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voglio augurare a tutti paesani colledimezzesi tanta felicita e speriamo che qualche giorno ci ritroveremo tutti a colledimezzo saluti a tutti da tony dippolito n.y.
tony dippolito
hawthorne , new york

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My grandfather Frank DeNino was born in Pratola,Peligna in 1894. Although I have never been there I feel as though I have. It is great to know your family history. He went back to the "old country" and told me many stories about his youth. Ciao and Arriverderci!!!!!!!!
John F. DiNardi
Newington, Connecticut USA

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I stumbled on to this site and it was very good read. My family hails from Collelongo, Abruzzo, Italy and I am a very proud Italian-American. I would like to find others from town. I am in charge of the Collelongo Society in the Warren, OH area and we celebrate every year the Festa di San Rocco.
Joseph T. Corradi
Youngstown, Ohio USA

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Great website. I really enjoy it.
JoAnn Crognale Lombardi
Coraopolis, PA USA

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I came from Pianella, province of Pescara, in 1963;I conduct tours that make people see the best of Italy and their hometown in Abruzzo. I have phonebooks and detailed maps to help you locate your relatives; I can also translate your letters. Hundreds of "cumpari and cummare" found their "cugini" thanks to my services and tours. I know Abruzzo like the palm of my hand. Grazie e Arrivederci.
Remo Faieta
Columbus , Ohio USA

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Escriban a mi e-mail personas que conozcan a la familia Antoriano
Marco Antonio Antoriano Ordoñez
Santa Cruz, Bolivia Santa Cruz de la Sierra

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Hello,
I'm looking for any information on the names Bianchi, Lavrese, Pinatelli in the Castevecchio Subequo, Gagliano Area.
Sandra
Hamilton, Ontario Canada

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Sono nata a Torre Sansone, vicino a Lanciano. Mi trovo in Canada dal 1966. Ho molta famiglia che abitano vicino a Lanciano e Pescara
Liliana (D'Angelo) Hassani
Woodbridge, Ontario Canada

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My family came to the U.S. from Collarmele around 1910. Looking for relatives with the last names of Gizzi and D'Avolio. Would appreciate any information. This is a great site!
Gail Smith

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My grandmother was Theresa Perotta,born in Abruzzo and my grandfather was Anthony Pecce, born in Abruzzo.My father was Ramond Pecce.
My aunt Nicolina Pecce married Anthony Del Gizzi and my aunt Sue Pecce married George Moscardelli.They all lived in Quincy, MA,USA. If you are related, please respond,
Elaine Pecce Bongarzone

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Hi I hope someone can help me. My Great Grandfather Pablo (Paul) Andrucci was from Picinisco and came to the UK in the early 1900's as a child. I have been trying to track down my family history for quite some time but always without success. I am interested in hearing from anyone who may have any information regarding my family.
Thanks
Nikki Sharp
UK

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Just checking in, a warm hello to all I have through this site.
Ciao
M. D'Abbenigno
Guelph, Ontario Canada

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AM LOOKING FOR FAMILY GREATGRANDFATHER FROM PALERMO SALVADOR GUSSIPPEE (CHAPPETTA)SPELLING WAS DONE BY U.S.GOVT.ASLO HE HAD HALF BR. LAST NAME WAS GALIANO,LIVEDIN NEW ORLEANS INEARLY 1920.ANY INFO WOULD BE HELPFUL.THANKS
WILLIAM JOSEPH CHAPPETTA JR.
PEARLINGTON, MS. USA

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Great Site,will be visiting many more times
Gabriel Volpe

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Enjoy the site. Thomaso D'Intino changed to Dentino and Concetta Caruso were my granparents
from Castel del Monte. Settled in Chicago, then Toluca and Peoria Il. Any relatives out there?
Marianne Schaffner
Mount Carroll, Il USA

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Great website. Have been researching Cugnoli from 1810 through 1910. Most interested in my wife's family from this area. Mucci, Sabatini, Chiulli, Mariani, others. If you have or need information, please contact me. My wife's grandfather came to New York/New Jersey about 1903.
James Nelson
Highland, UT USA

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Wondering if anyone could help me with when the Province of Pescara was established. Also which province did Roccamorice "La Rocca" (DiGiovanni & Di Pasquale - surnames) sit in prior to the assignment to Pescara. My records and family stories support it being formally in the Province of Chieti. Same question for Loreto Aprutino (Petrucci - surname) now in Pescara I have no idea whether it was formally in Teramo, Chieti or L'Aquila. I believe that Ortucchio (Contestabile & Petrucci - surnames) has always been in L'Aquila but correct me if I'm wrong. Any feedback and help in solving my questions would be greatly appreciated... Thanks to all in advance.
New York
Michael A. Palmieri
Rochester, New York USA

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Saluti a tutti i miei paesani!! Hello all, I'm a first generation italian. Both my parents are from Pratola..born,raised and married.There are very few Abruzzese in the Chicago area.. just wanted to say "sono molto fiera di essere pratolana."
Susanna M.Lucente
so.Chgo.hts , IL USA

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This message is response to a request from Barbara Martino, re the family names of Concetina,
Fantozzi, Martino whose ancestors came from Caramanico Terme, in the Province of Pescara.
The above family names are in my family, who knows we may be related. Please e-mail me at the address below.
annedalv1 at sympatico-dot-ca
Hope to hear from you real soon.
Anne Dalla-Vicenza (nee De Marco)
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Anne Dalla-Vicenza
Oakville, Ontario Canada

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I am looking for any info on my Dad's family from Casalbordino,Italy. His name is Salvatore Cieri, his dad was Michaelangelo, his mom was Marietta Cieri,nee DiFilippo. If someone could let me know how to reach the city hall or a church in Casalbordino, I would be so grateful!!
Marietta Byrwa
Lawrenceville, GA USA

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Looking for Fiucci, Perrilli ? My mother was Fiucci, my grandmother was Perilli. My Uncle was Camillo. They lived in Collecorvino
Dan DiPanfilo
Leetonia, Ohio USA

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Hi everyone!! I just wanted to Thank everyone who contacted me and gave me information!!! Your efforts paid off, I found my family, I have two brothers!! My grandmother Angelina Gigante is 90 yrs old and living in San Valentino!! Once again Thank You so much, I will keep you posted!! Laura from Canada :)
Laura

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Je recherche les origines de mon nom, ainsi que les possibles membres de la famille ARIELLI.
Famille qui a éclatée dans le monde à la fin des années 1800.
Les unions familliales sont issues de : Arielli, Montaldi, Guerra, Nuvolone.
Merci aux Arielli's qui me répondront.
ARIELLI Michel
Trier, RP Germany

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My Grandfather came from Introdacqua in L'Aquila and he is trying to find where his Father is buried there. G. Colaneri. I need help finding cemeteries, or people who would be able to help me find the grave. Gratzie
T Colaneri
youngstown, ohio USA

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I am looking for any one that was born in BISENTI,italy,and was adopted here in the U.S.A. ,through the Catholic Family Charites (refugee relief act).possibly in the 1940's or 1950's. MY brother, my sister, and I plus 4 other children arrived in Colorado in 1957. Please contact me . molto bene e ciao
Sonia (Medori) Vigil
pampa, texas United States

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se qualcuno vuole sapere notizie da S'eufemia a maiella per il nome Di Nardo E- mail me nome e'Gino Di Nardo e' sono nato a S'eufemia al 1954 residio in usa dal 1968. ciao questo site e'FANTASTICO!
Gino Di Nardo
CrestHill, ill. USA

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My first husband(who died) was born and raised in San Gregorio, near L'Aquila. His parents are: Giantomasso and Marta Pezzopane.
I would like to know his grandparent's names and their brothers and sisters. We are planning to visit L'Aquila in Oct. 2001. Where can we go to search the records of Onna and San Gregorio?
Bonnie Jensen
Centerville, UT USA

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My fathers side of the family came from Penne in Abruzzo and my mothers side of the family came from Citta' S. Angelo near Pescara. My grandfather DiBernardo came to America in 1916 and settled in Bellows Falls, Vermont. My father served in the Italian Army in ww1, studied tailoring in Rome for 2 years after the war and then came to Bellows Falls, Vermont in 1921. My grandmother followed my grandfather in 1919. My mother's family came to America in 1928 and settled in Easton, PA where there are many people from Abruzzo. They have an annual Abruzzo reunion there every year. I went to both towns in Italy in October 1999 and met 20 cousins on my mothers mothers side the Columbaro family. My mothers maiden name was Florindi. My fathers family came from Penne. My grandfather Luigi DiBernardo was born in 1873 and my grandmother Christina Tranquilli was born in 1874. If anybody has any info on these families, please e-mail me. I will be going back to both towns in 2002. I love this site......
Aurelio (Aurelius) DiBernardo
Bellows Falls, Vermont USA

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My fathers side of the family came from Penne in Abruzzo and my mothers side of the family came from Citta' S. Angelo near Pescara. I went to both towns in October 1999 and met 20 cousins on my mothers mothers side the Columbaro family. My mothers maiden name was Florindi. My fathers family came from Penne. My grandfather Luigi DiBernardo was born in 1873 and my grandmother Christina Tranquilli was born in 1874. If anybody has any info on these families, please e-mail me. I will be going back to both towns in 2002. I love this site......
Aurelio (Aurelius) DiBernardo
Bellows Falls, Vermont USA

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Looking for any relatives with the names of Vertolli, Sansoni, Simoni who came from Campotosto, L'Aquila. A few are in Canada but a lot also went to the States. Any info greatly appreciated.
Emily Vertolli
Toronto, Ontario Canada

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My grandfather Carmelo Capanna and my grandmother Rossa Gianetti (or Yanetti) came to Argentina from Cermignano(TE)in early 1900 (I don´t be sure about the year) .The name of the father of my grandfather was Vicenzo and he come to Brazil and he return after to Italy .
¿There is some Capanna(or Gianetti/Yanetti)in Cermignano connected with my family ?
Thanks for your response
DANIEL CAPANNA
Quilmes, Buenos Aires Argentina

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I think this is a fantastic site!! I am interested in finding out more about my family and hopefully find any relatives of the Sabatini or Montauti family from Pietracamela, Prov. Teramo. I am basically trying to research these family names. If anyone can provide names or contacts, this would be very much appreciated.
Marco Sabatini
Toronto, Canada

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mother- immaculate palmeiri father- vincenzo sacerdote born in Capestrano Prov.di Aquila Abruzz
vincent j. sacerdote
brewster, ny us

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Love Abruzzo 2000. Planning a family reunion in Popoli August 2002. Need some help with hotels in the area for at least 10 people. Can you help?
Don DiLoreto
McLean, Virginia USA

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Ciao a tutti
bella Orsogna
Antonio Di Rico
Astoria, NY USA