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Beautiful site! I recieved two letters from my last time in guestbook! Looking for relatives of Provvidenti, Petrone family that came from Montagano,Campobasso. Also any relatives decended from Antonietta Provvidenti Calabrese from Rochester N.Y. How about decendants of Crucfix Petrone Caterino in Monesson, Pa.? We're looking for all of you here in Pgh. Pa. Our elders are leaving us at a very fast rate, get in touch before it's too late! E-mail me at suzybuchaus at verizonmail.com
Susie Marbella
Pgh., Pa. USA

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Ciao a tutti le Vastese. My Father is Nicola Strever born in Vasto 1935. I've been told that our family dates back to the 1200's in Italy. If anyone can provide some information please drop a line.
Frank Strever
Perth, WA Australia

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Forza gli Abbruzzesi!!! Wow what a site. My father, Antonio Colella was born in Roccacasale, L'Aquila in 1926 and came to Baltimore with my mother Maria nee Antolini. Any family out there send me an e-mail.CIAO
Domenico Carlo Colella
Baltimore, Maryland USA

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Ciao a tutti.
Sono andata in Italia a Tocco da Casauria, per le feste di Pasqua. Que paese! Piu bello al mondo non ce. Que pena di stare lontano da casa nostra.
Un bacio a tutti italiani nel mondo
Sonia Sticca
Sticca Sonia
Nandrin, Belgium

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Would like to communcate by e-mail with someone in Anversa and/or Fossalto Italy.
Antonio D'Antuono
Placentia, California U.S.A.

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I'm searching for relatives of Sylvestro Marcella,(married Victoria Masterberti of N.Y.)he was born somewhere near Salerno, Italy. He is my grandfather. Not sure what year came to US, but I know he settled in Ohio, as my father was born in Ohio 2-15-04. Possilbe that he came here to work on the railroad as a laborer. Anyone knowing of my lost family...please contact me. Foxylp at aol-dot-com
Patricia
Lakewood, Ohio USA

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Rulli , I am looking for information of Genaro Rulli Borned in 1713 married with Rosa Cardenas
Fernando Rulli
Miami, Florida USA

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Hello Pratola Peligna. Both of my parents were born there. I am seeking any distant family relations Last name Colella or Zavarella.
Congratulations to la festa de la Madonna de la Libera!
Caterina Colella-Lopez
Stoney Creek, Canada

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Wonderfully informative and interesting page! I am travelling to the Abruzzi region soon to relax and enjoy the culture, food and hopefully find a few long lost relatives.
Louis A.Ciuffini
Elwood, Illinois USA

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Anyone out there from Corfinio italy sur name of Colella or Spadafora - my grandparents both came from corfino, italy around 1911 to everett mass.
bob bowen
SAUGUS, MASS USA

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There is a new Website with Ellis Island Records, Passenger Lists, etc...
The Address is WWW.Ellisislandrecords.org.
Joseph Ascenzo
Livingston, New Jersey USA

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Auguri! Questo e un bellissimo sito. Vorrei salutare gli abbruzzesi sparsi nel mondo ma in particolare di Lanciano (Treglio-Torresansone) e di Atessa.
Un salutone dal Canada, Ciao
Daniela
Canada

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Ciao tutti! Tanti Auguri from the great-granddaughter of Nicola Antonio Fronzaglia b.1882 in Rocca Pia. He and his wife Margherita De Santis b.1881 came to America in 1903; lived in Suttersville & Donora, PA before settling in Erie.
To all the Fronzaglia's/Fronsaglia's/Fronzaglio's
Salute!
Shelby Fronzaglia
Erie, PA USA

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Hello
I am searching for any information on my relatives from Civitella Alfedena. My grandfather's name was Diodato Antonucci. Born in 1885. Went to America in 1902. His Mother was Veronica and his Father was Carmen Antonucci. Thank you for any information you can give
Mara
USA

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Hi everyone!!!! I'm from Celano and Looking for all "Celanesi" who want to "see" Celano by internet...www.comune.celano.aq.it; It's a nice site where you will find picture,real video and other about Celano....ciao paisà!!!!
Alessandro Taccone
Celano (AQ), Italia

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Looking for someone to communicate with who may live in the Onna--Paganica region. My grandparents are from this area. My grandmother is 94 years old and she still remembers her hometown. Any help would be appreciated
Frank Galilei
Monessen, Pa USA

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Un saluto a tutti gli Abruzzesi presenti nel mondo. Di una cosa sono certo siamo i migliori, e lo saremo per sempre.
Un solo grido ci deve unire: W l'Italia W l'Abruzzo forte e gentile. Ciao!
sergio
pescara, italia

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I am just learning how to use the computer and was thrilled to come across your web page. Would you send me information on how to join and the cost. Thwank you.
Jeanette E. Mayo
Tucson, Arizona US

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My father was born Alfonzo DiValerio, he was born in the town of Cermignano.
When he came to the USA the spelling of his name changed for some reason or other. Would like to hear from anyone who is from Cermignano or has any information on our family name.
Love this site, it makes you feel so close to your roots. Al
Al DeValerio
N.J. USA

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What a wonderful site! I have been to Italy a few years back. I would love to hear from anyone who can tell me more about my mother and her family.
Mother's maiden name Ormi, Grandmother's maiden name Docci
Mother and grandparents were born in Giulianova. Mother's date of birth 6-03-20
Thank you for this beautiful site. Barbara DeValerio
Barbara DeValerio
New Jersey U.S.A.

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Ciao a abbruzzo, come stai.
mike palozzi
toronto, ontario Canada

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I happened upon this web site while researching about my great grandparents. They were from Spoltore. Their names were Cristofaro DiCesare and Maria DiCesare. I would enjoy any information.
Mara
USA

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Wow, I love this website!
Doing a family tree for my husband's grandfather.
Looking for family from l'aquila, Barrea.
Any Melone's, d'Amico, or Campana. Any help would be so wonderful,.I have hit some road blocks with locating anyone or anything..thank you!!
christine
Orange City, Florida USA

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I would like very much to hear from any Lemmes from Torrebruna, we are probably related through my grandmother, Filomena Lemme Ferraro.
Char Mahan
PA USA

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Both of my parents families came from Abbruzzese, the Province of Pescara. If anyone has any information on the DiNocco's or Bolognese families I'd love to know
Lettie DiNocco
Boston, Ma USA

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My last name is Abbruzzese. Isn't that weird?
Allison Rose
Hopedale, Massachussetts USA

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Great site. I just discovered it as I start my search for information on my grandfather, Francesco Gasbarro, b. July, 1878 who came to usa from Pescocostanzo, province de l'Aquila, in 1909. Any relatives out there??
Frank Gasbarro
Scituate, ma usa

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My grandfather was Domenico Palladinetti. He was born in 1898. I believe he was from Ripateatina. He emigrated to the United States in 1923 and settled in Delaware. I would appreciate any information that anyone might have about my family.
Anthony Palladinetti
Wilmington, Delaware USA

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Siamo viaggando a Pescara 26 abrile al 8 maggio 2001. Cercamo familgia Cantarini, Aielli,o Sciarra. il mio padre era nacita in Pescara 1908. hanno fratelli Vincenzo, Eoae, Gino/luigi. E filgio si chiama Antonio Cantarini farmacista ma non so si esistono pui. Vediamo nel Pescara
Al Cantarini
Brea, California USA

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Looking for relatives of gabriele d'annunzio. born around 1863. we believe he may be a part of our family and are looking for history on him. I would like birth records. we believe he may be of polish descent and came to italy as a young man to change his identity. Thank you
deborah
orinda, ca USA

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Hello
My parents are originally from Collelongo and Villavallelonga. I also spent a couple of years in Abruzzo, when i was in my very early twenties.
I miss it so much, and think about it everyday.
Elia Cesile
Melbourne, Victoria Australia

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Will be in Rome 10/27,28,29/01. Would like to spend a day in La Fara San Martino, Chieti.
Will need transportation. Can anyone suggest how to get a driver and an approximate cost. Looking for my mother's family: Aruffo/Arrufo Paternal - Cipolla. There was a cousin, Dora Orsati there with whom we corresponded but lately have not heard anything. Can anyone help? Thank You.
Janet Milano Brunone
Springfield, PA USA

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Seeking information on the DiGERONIMO family name from Pescocostanzo(l'Acquila).
I have found names in the elenco telefonico but would like to trace my paternal grandparents history (birth and marriage especially). Any tips on this research would be appreciated.
Distinti Saluti.
Paul Jerome (DiGeronimo)
Birmingham, Alabama USA

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Hello
My mother's family is from Abruzzo- The family name is Falsani.
It's wonderful to learn about Italy; past and present.
Stephanie Hammonds
Boston, Massachusetts USA

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Nice site I hope someone knows my family here Tolomei seems to be a hard name to track.
Ricardo Tolomei
New Baltimore, Michigan USA

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Ciao sono hanife dalla turchia, mentre cercando un'po di informazione circa foggia ho visto questo pagina . Mi piace italia e mi piacono molto l'italiani .Se interessi qualcuno mi piacerebbe scriversi Grazie Ciao
HANIFE
Bursa, Turkey

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My grandfather Donato Aquilano came from Celenza Sul Trigno, can anyone send me a map? How about any other information about Celenza Sul Trigno, anyone ever been there? I want to go there and trace relatives. Please e-mail me if you have any information I may be interested in. Thank you.
Gerald Aquilano
Geneva, New York United States

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Hi everyone. My mother is from Pacentro and I would like to hear from anyone who may be in some way related to me through my grandfather (Marco Bosio) or my Grandmother (Domenica Luci).
My mother is Elena and she has 3 sisters: Oliva (who still lives in Pacentro), Gemma and Assunta (Maria).
In case any of my cousins or their children (none of whom I've never met) read this, please send me a message. I'd love to say hello.
Now I'll try it in Italian...
Ciao. Io sono Marco, figlio di Elena Bosio e sto' in Australia. Il mio Nonno era Marco Bosio e la mia Nonna era Domenica Luci. La mia Zia Oliva sta in Pacentro e cio' due altre Zie in Australia (Gemma e Assunta).
Sarei molto felice di sentirsi da chiunque che potesse essere collegato con me. Se sapete che c'è ne dei miei parenti, trasmettermi un messaggio. Voglio dire "Ciao"
Grazie e Saluti a tutti.
Marco
Marco Puz
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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Wow! this web site is great. I didn't think that Guardiagrele was even on the map! My grandparents were born in Guardiagrele, Chieti Antonesca Taraborelli and Emidio Carafa. I visited Pescara, Ortona, Orsogna, and Francavilla (amazing beaches) 2 years ago, definately a place I will re-visit.
Evonne Carafa
Woodbridge, Ontario Canada

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I am interested in: History of Roccavivara; family names of Natale; Porfirio; Sticca. Also, Sallustio (?)I came to Roccavivara in the Summer of 1945 twice and 4 more times after the war. My most recent visit was four years ago. I am very proud of my Abruzzo-Molise heritage and, also, of being of Italian origin.
Anthony P. Natale
Yardley, Pennsylvania USA

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Looking for PETRUCCI and D'AMICO cousins. My father Angelo Petrucci emigrated from Ortucchio to Pennsylvania in 1912. His father Julius was killed in the earthquake of 1915. My maternal grandfather Antonio D'Amico emigrated from Ortucchio in 1903. Their uncle Giovanni Petrucci also came from Ortucchio to Reynoldsville, Penn., in 1894. If you can connect to any of these, or have any information about them, please reply.
Thank you for a great website!
Julius Joseph Petrucci
Vidor, Texas USA

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I just stumbled across this site and it raised the hair on my head to read a guestbook that includes so many names of towns and families that I have heard of. My father is Giuseppe Gualtieri of Aielli.
Teresa Gualtieri
Madison, WI U.S.A.

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Busco datos de apellido (di Persico) - soy decendiente derecto de Bernandino di Persico nacido en marzo de 1857 en Sulmona (Aquila) italia (hijo de Filippo di Persico) - arribo a la Argentina entre los años 1879 y 1885 en italia y en el mundo - Deseo contactarme con familia di Persico
Hector Alberto di Persico
Mardelplata, Argentina

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I am trying to locate information about my grandfather, Cesare Balbo, who emmigrated to the US probably in 1913-14. He was from Abruzzi, but I don't know anything more about the locale. His ship arrived in Philadelphia, not New York. I know he had a half-brother.
Linda Pellegrini
Hockessin, Delaware USA

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My father was born in Aquila, probably San Benedetto in Perillis in the 1890s His name was Gaincaterino Fontana. I know we had relatives surnamed Fontana, DiGiambattista, and Patrizio. Drop a line; I'm not really looking for anything in particular, but would like to compare notes.
fred j. fundy
belle vernon, pennsylvania USA

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Ciao. I am looking for any Mancini's from Pennapiedimonte, near Chieti
That is my my grandparent's name. They came to the US in early 1900.
Joe Pillitteri
Erie, PA USA

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Hello Italy! I'm looking for Pizzoferrato's and Giannantonio's. My husband's grandfather, Pasquale, came to America in 1920. His wife was Maria Gianatonio. Thanks for any help.
Dawn Pizzoferrato
Saint Johns, MI USA

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Io sono nato a Picenze, Provincia D'Aquila sono venute in America 1931 quanto aveva 13 anni.
I enjoy this site thank you
Any information about the Urbani's I would thank you
Eneo S. Urbani
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA USA

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E' uscito "Lu ttavòtt" libro di 128 pagine di storielle in rima dell'Abruzzo contadino del 900. Contiene il capitolo "Lu vucabbulàrije" oltre 800 termini dialettali tradotti e spiegati. £. 10.000 Sito ufficiale www.delgaone.it Saluti dall'Abruzzo.
Giovanni del Gaone

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Information on families from the area of Pescara is always sought and is most welcome. Family names are: DiDavide and DiFabio. Grandfather Carmine DiDavide left Spoltore in 1903.
Saverio De Ruggiero
Newport, Rhode Island USA

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Un saluto affettuoso a tutti i Fanesi in giro per il mondo e l'augurio di poter tornare presto a quel luogo incantevole che è il Gran Sasso d'Italia!
Nel ricordo, un pensiero tenero per Cristina ed Aurora
Laura
Laura Limiti
Albano Laziale, Italia Lazio

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Great site. Looking for anyone or any information on Torrebruna. My father was born there and migrated to Australia in the early 1950's, surname FRANCHELLA. Any information would be a great help in assisting me trace my family tree.
Rosanne Franchella
Sydney, NSW Australia

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I'm interested in any information on families named Lattanzio and Lucci from Corfinio.
Patrick Lucci
Beverly, Massachusetts USA

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I am looking for information re my grandparents. Giovanni Battista Frasca b1857 marr. 1880 died 1938. Wife Angiola Vespa b 1861 d1937 lived in Calascio.....
Irene Taranta
Antioch, tn usa

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I would appreciate any information on the family of Vincenzo Palena, born 1870'S, and raised his family in the town of Atessa. Two daughters became Nuns, and one was a Mother Superior, the ble eyed nun who helped the american aviators during WW2.
Maximilian Palena
Ft Myers, Florida USA

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This is a great site. We visited Abruzzo in Oct. 2000 and loved it and we will go again.
We met lots of family had a lot of good food and wine. If you go to Abruzzo remember it is a large area with lots to see so leave enough time. Visit my web site
http:://www.dellarocchetta.com
for pictures and stories of the area. The family names we search for are Della Rocchetta, DeCecco,Andreoli, Pasqinni,Pomilio, Carbonetti in the Mozzagrogna, Santa Maria Imbaro, Paglieta, Archi, Perano & Fara San Martino
Stephen Della Rocchetta
Sunnyvale, California USA

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I am looking for information about my grandparents who I think came from the town of Pescara. There names were Francesco + Rosina Spaletti. They came to America some time at the turn of the 20th century. That is all I know about them.
Please contact me via e-mail if you have any information.
James Berardi
Sicklerville, n.j. 08081 usa

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Sono il presidente dei carabinieri di Toronto e vorrei salutare tutti i carabinieri italiani in servizio e non e quelli in congedo sparsi nel mondo.Un particolare saluto a coloro che provengono dalla bella terra abruzzese. Congratulazioni vivissime a colui che ha avuto la bellissima idea dell'Abruzzo Guestbook.
giallonardo tonino
mississauga, ontario Canada

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Hi! I am doing a Family History for one of my classes and I was wondering if anyone could give me info on what the small villages were like in the early 1900's. My great-grandfather, Isadoro Barbetta immigrated to America in 1904. He was born in Ripa Teatina in 1886. I was looking for some sort of background about the town he came from. My grandfather Nick (Isadore) Barbetta is still alive, but he was born in America. Plus, he doesn't like to talk about it. If anyone has some good info on their family that came over from Italy I would love to here it. Thanks
Alison Verbosh
Pottsville, Pa USA

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Looking for Martellas in or around the village of Vallesoda.
Nick Martello
Alpharetta, GA USA

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Great site to visit, I would like to see some real maps of this region. I saw one of Province de Pescara from Istituto Geografico de Agostini, I just wish I could find that map so I could print it and put it on my wall.
Dino Di Gregorio
North York, Ontario Canada

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Ciao a tutti. Il 28/04/2001 gli O.R.O. terranno un concerto a San Salvo. Qualcuno potrebbe inviarmi informazioni dettagliate sulla serata: se è per una festa o qualcosa del genere, orario, etc.. Grazie!
Dany
Dany oro at kiss.to -->
Milano, italy

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Looking relatives in Pollutri.Grandfater name Nicolo Zinni. Wife's name Concetta (DiVirgillo)first born is Angelamaria (my mother). Came to usa around 1912. This is a great web site. thanks
luigi carusi jr.
barrington, r.i. USA

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Iam looking to see if I still have parents in Atessa my great grandfather was called Domenico Sorge he was born in Atessa in 1886 after he left to Argentina. Please write me
Alejandra Sorge
Santiago, Chile

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I would like to make a correction ot my e-mail since I didn`t put the at sign in my last letter. Thanking you in advance. Ciao!
Anne Marie Baccanale
Montreal, Quebec Canada

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Has anybody visited or plan to visit Torre de Passeri or Pietranico My grandparents came from those 2 towns & came to Canada around 1907 & 1911.I am interested in seeing what the town looks like today. I was told that Pietranico is very very small, does it have a church, does it have many streets, what do the houses look like (I`m working with a french keyboard & can`t figure out how the get the question mark!) Is there a cemetary in that town. How many people live there. Any answers to my many questions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much in advance. Ciao!
Anne Marie Baccanale
Montreal, Quebec Canada

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I am seaching information about my great grandfather or another parents in Atessa, his name was Domenico Sorge, born in Atessa on Feb, 06,1884, after he left to Argentina.
Do I have some relatives still there?
Please write me
Alejandra Sorge
Santiago, Chile

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Great site. Born in Pretoro Sept.24 1957 came to Canada 1961 never been back, maybe one day.
Ermanno D'Angelo
Ottawa, Ontario Canada

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My grandfather, Antonio Fantacone, born 1896, and his brother, Luciano Fantacone, born 1892, were from Mirabello Sannitico. Their father was Raffaele Fantacone; mother was Mariangela Angiolillo.
Kathi Fantacone Mazzuoccolo
Bayonne, NJ USA

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My grandfather Pompilio emigrated to the USA at the turn of the 20th century circa 1900. ANyone recognizing the name,please e-mail.
James Di Vincenzo
Lafayette Hill, PA USA

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Hello to all of my distant family members in Chieti, Ripa Teatina, Italy. My grandparents, Gaetano and Concetta De Francesco came from Ripa Teatina in 1912. My dad, Vincent De Franceso, was born in the USA and returned to Italy with his parents when he was 13 years of age. I have been informed that there is still a large family in Ripa Teatina of De Francesco's and I would like to hear from them. I am planning a trip to Italy sometime this year and would like to visit the family home that is still standing. I do not have an address, but what I do know is that there was a Cantina next door to the family home, which has since been declared a historical shrine. Please would someone answer me and let me know if any of this is familiar. Ciao!
Loretta De Francesco-Crea
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

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Looking for Descendants of the following
Emidio Ascenzo & Rosaria Mancini married Sept 1898
Guiseppa Ascenzo & Alfonzo Gigante married 1896
Concetta Ascenzo & Guiseppe Taglieri
Joseph Ascenzo
Livingston, N.J. USA

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I am going to Vasto on May 1st, looking for my grandparents family, Chiacheti, Carugno, Antonucci, DeLucca, if anybody can give me some tips I will
apprecieted .
Anna Sonvico

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I'm searching for relatives of Nicola Martello or Martella. I believe my family comes from either near Castel Petrosa or a small village called valle del sol. I have been told these villages are near L'Aquila. My grandfather Nicola emigrated to the US in the early 1800's. His first wife's name was Fidelma Abbruzze. He settled first in Newark, NJ then moved to near Easton, PA where he met his wife Fidelma. They moved then to Ashtabula, Ohio. My father, Gilbert has visited Abbruzze and found the homestead but did not share all the information about the visit before he passed away last year. Please email me if anyone has information about the Martello name. Nicola had 8 brothers and sisters. I plan on a visit next year and would like to meet my long lost relatives.
Nick Martello
Atlanta, Ga USA

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Would like information on Pizzola in Roccacasale, Italy. My great Grandfather was Joseph Pizzola. He was born on January 29, 1866.He married Carmellia Declements. Any current information appreciated. Thanks for the great website.
April Pizzola Jones
Rosedale, Indiana United States

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both parents from Pescara, Anna Romagnoli
Giustino Baldacci, both deceased
Elmira (Baldacci)Corey
Winchester, Massachusetts USA

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If anyone needs news from my town about relatives, friends or more, or only interested in writing or receving pics from here, plese contact me.
Mimmo
Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy Abruzzo

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I will be traveling to Italy in may and staying with family in L'Aquila, Abruzzo. I am interested in taking a couple 2-3 days tours of parts of Italy and am looking for travel agents to help me arrange out of L'Aquila area. If anyone has information regarding L'Aquila travel agents please contact me a alandrea33 at YAHOOdotCOM
Thank You!!
Emi Andreassi
Pittsburgh, PA USA

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Chiao Tuti!! Hola a Todos!! Hello All!! Mio nono e nato in Italia (Sulmona) de nome Panfilo Jovani La Civita.
Se qualcuno mi puo dare informazioni de su nacimiento miei me sarei veramente grato.
La Civita Horacio Cristian
La Falda, Cordoba Argentina

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Would appreciate any information on family name of Pizzola from the town of Roccacasale, Italy. Great website!
April Pizzola Jones
Rosedale, Indiana United States

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I am looking for anyone with the last name of (I believe) BONIZIO or LOLLI.....They were from the TERAMO region I believe.
Thank you
Tom Scheidt

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My uncle, Dominick Cirulli, and my Aunt, Tessie Cirulli, and my Grandfather Afredo Cirulli left Gissi in 1913 and went to NYC. There is now a large Cirulli family in NYC and the surrounding areas.
william merchant
waldwick, NJ USA

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deseo informacion sobre familiares de Rafael y Ana D´Onofrio, nacidos en Tornareccio provincia de Chieti
ANA MARIA LUSI
benito juarez, argentina buenos aires

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Great website. My family comes from Isola del Gran Sasso. It's beautiful there.
Ciao Italia Bella!
Patricia Farinelli
Rancho Cucmonga, CA USA

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Buona Pasqua dalla famiglia di Anna Giuliani.
Chris Ciampa
Falling Waters, WV USA

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I cried when I found this website. It's the first clue I've had about my Italian history. I have never before been able to find anything about Vacri, Italy. Not even a map! Thank you so much.
I also know I have hundreds of relatives in New York, but have never met any of them. My grandfather's name was Bioso Nicholas Angelo. He and his wife Ruth Irene sailed to America from Vacri. He lived in New York for a short time before coming out west. If any of my relatives are out there, either from New York, or Italy. I would love to hear from them!!!
Carrie A. Watson
Canon City, Colorado United States

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My grandfather Vincent Michael Marchese was born in Castiglione Messer Marino on April 1, 1875.I am not sure but I think his father was a police officer. He came to America after fighting in the Italian war. I beleive he entered the states in New Hampshire. He was a shoemaker by trade. After arriving in the U.S.A. He sent for two of his brothers, a sister and some cousins. His brothers names were Oscar and Plot, his sister's name was Eva. I am sure he left other siblings and his parents behind. I am interested in finding any living relatives in his family tree.
Thanks,
Chloe Marchese
Millers Falls, MA United States

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My father, Angelo Casasanta Sr. , son of Vincenzo & Vincenza Casasanta, are from Roccacasale. I am 38 and now live in Long Island, New York. One day soon I will visit La Rocca! To all my relatives whom I haven't met yet: ............ VIVA ITALIA!
ANGELO CASASANTA JR.
GLEN COVE, NEW YORK US

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happy easter everybody..any Daddario's around the world......contact me...... thanks.
rocco daddario
montreal, quebec Canada

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This is my first time on the site, and it's great!
My dad comes from Campli his last name is Costantini, his dad was Francesco and mom was Giovanna. He has 2 brothers and 5 sisters. If anyone has information on this last name please let me know.
Thank you!
Giovanna
Woodbridge, Ontario

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Am looking for my grandparent's families. Ermano Paolucci, Pierluigi Paolucci, Letizia Lamonica, Carlo Lamonica, (Lamonaca?), Giulia Mattioli. Letizia was born in Francevilla al Mare. They were married in Boston, Massachusetts and moved to Peabody.
Carol
Fairfax, VA USA

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My mum, Lidia (born Ruota) would like to say hello to anyone who knows her! She used to live in Capestrano but moved to England nearly 40 years ago but would love to keep in touch with anyone who she may have known. You may also know her sister, Gilda (Ruota).
Mirella Penston
Cambridge, England

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This has got to be the best site ever. Wonderful to see so many people interested in their family history and roots. Originaly from ATRI and I know that there are plenty of of Atriani all over the world, lets hear from you. Li campane D'Atri nda si sent luntane. Saluti a tutti.
Carlo Castagna Melchiorre
miami, florida USA

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A tutti i Palenesi e Abruzzesi in giro per il mondo voglio augurarvi da parte mia e del Palena Social Club una felice Santa Pasqua.
Antonio Di Fiore
Toronto, Ontario Canada

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A tutti gli Abbruzzesi sparsi nel mondo voglio augurarvi una felice e santa Pasqua io vengo da Paganica prov. aquila
Ascanio Rotellini
Bradenton, Florida usa

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Trying to find antecedents in Catignano or Teramo, Abruzzo, Italy. Surnames are as follows Di Benedetto. Colabufalo, Di Lorenzo Recchia. Thank you.
Angelo A. Di Benedetto
West Newton, Mass. U.S.A.

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Had the oppurtunity to rent a car and drive throughout the region last summer. Went to my Dad's home town of Capestrano, and decided to visit the little village of Fontecchio (being my surname). The area and people are beautiful. Food is fantastic, and an experience I strongly recommend. It is truly a lovely region of Italy.
Paul Fontecchio
Townsend, Massachusetts USA

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Un saludo especiale a Luciano Morelli dal fratello Gaetano. E di Carolina Morelli e famiglia. Un Bacho a Stefano-Francesco e Rosana ciao e buona Pascua.
Gaetano Morelli
Caracas, Dtto. Federal Venezuela

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My maternal grandparents emigrated from Montazzoli to the United States in search of a better life. In 1925, Congezio Monaco and Lara DiNizio Monaco departed from their hometown to New York City. I hope to return to their roots this year and meet distant relatives who remained in Italy. If anyone knew of my grandparents, please contact me.
Christopher Rillo
Oakland, California U.S.A.

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We are going to be in Ortona in the Province of Chieti in July. Looking for relatives with the last name of Mammarella or Principe. My mother was Angela Mammarella born in 1907 to Emilia and Natale Mammarella. She came to America when she was 16 months old.
Joanne Vivaldi
Milmont Park, PA USA

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I'll be visiting this site very often and i will book page it for my brothers in the USA. Keep on with the excellent work!
Gabriel A. Colacioppo
Bayamon, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico

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Ciao quatrà come state?
me sto a fa na penneca tra le torri bolognesi
Spero che ve state a morì de freddo
a L'Aquila non ce torno manco se me portate Laetitia Casta in giarrettiera!
Ce semo visti frà!
Salutame mammeta!
Claudio De Lucchi
Bologna, Italia Italy

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Was just browsing this site looking for my family's roots. Wonderful site, packed with a lot of information about our ancestry and the region of Abruzzo. Mine family history (last century at least) is in a little village called Nocciano. I will now attempt to research my family's entire history. If anyone can give me hints on how to make it easier, please let me know. Thanks.
Luigi Raffaele Speziale
Mississauga, Ontario Canada

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Very interesting site
Sabino "Sonny" Cataldo
Medford, Massachusetts USA

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My mother-in-law's family is from Prezza. Her surname is Pasquale. My family hopes to visit this area in the next few years.
Laura Yost-Grande
Chapel Hill, NC USA

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Anyone out there know where Di Sciascio surname originated from ? Grandfather was named Dominic and his wife's maiden name was Constance Tinari . I would appreciate any information. Also looking for relatives. Thank you.
Francis Disciascio
New Alexandria, Pa. U.S.A.

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I love this website, and read almost everything when I receive it. My husband comes from Monteodorisio and we went back there in 1998 it was Tommaso's first visit since he left as a 12 year old, and it took 47 years for him to be able to return. My love affair with Italy started then and I have been back twice since then, but tom has only been back once again. and I am looking for an excuse to return this year. i stayed in Fresagrandinaria with relatives in 1999 and loved the tranquility of the area. i am an Australian who speaks some Italian, but feel that I am an italian as I love everything about the people, their food, wine culture and there is nothing I cant praise enough about Italy. There are many members of the Sciascia family in Perth Western Australia, and all of the children have done well and all own their own homes and businesses, which is amazing when you think that Tom/s father arrived in Australia after the 2nd world war with nothing and 3 years later owned a property and bought his family out to join him, and they have thrived here, but still retain their Italian traditions. Thank for the great website, it has provided me with constant news of my beloved Italy./ And who knows, I may get back this year, dreams can come true!!!!!!!!!!
JOAN SCIASCIA
Perth, Western Australia Australia

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Tanti saluti a tutti gli emigrati abruzzesi da Ripateatina, e' soprattutto ai riparoli sparsi per il mondo. Buona Pasqua a tutti.
Graziano DiLizio
Ripateatina, italia

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Well I went to school in Lanciano a small town in the Chiete region of Abruzzo. This site shows two very familar pictures of the small medevil town. Also something very funny, if you look through these comments you will see one with the name Lauren Spudowski, from oakville, just like me. Well Lauren if you ever come back and read your comment, hopefully you will see mine.
Andrew Howard
oakville, ontario Canada

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Sto cercando di completare l'albero geneologico della mia famiglia. Mio nonno e nato in Italia, ma non so da che Regione, il suo cognome è Dómine (domine) è sposato con Antonia Lossino o Losinno, e aveva un figlio de nome Jose (giuseppe) nato nell 1905 in Italia, poi emigró in America.
La mamma de mia mamma era figlia da Jose Alotto e Domenica Di Paolo; Jose Alotto Figlio da Nicolas Alotto e Rosa Frarina ( o Farina?) Domenica Di Paolo (nata en Ovindoli nell 1884) figlia da Carmenantonio Di Paolo e sua moglie Eugenia Rantucci(Nato in Ovindoli-Abruzzo, nell 1844); se qualcuno mi puo dare informazioni su miei antecente, ne sarei veramente grato.
Rodolfo Ismael Domine
Brandsen, Buenos Aires Argentina

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Sono la figlia di Carmine e Flavia Polidoro. Ho 4 zii e cugini in Castelvecchio.
Nina Polidoro Cancellieri
Brooklyn, New York United States

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Thank you to everyone whose contributions have made this a great site for those of us doing family research.
I am a decendant of Concetta Cafaina Ciofani who was married to Francis (Frank) Sbriglia. They settled in Reno, Nevada, where my great grandfather was a stonemason. My Ciofani ancestors are from Ortucchio. I am still in search of additional information about the Sbriglia's (Pedivigliano, Consenza, Italy) and would appreciate communicating with anyone who may have additional pieces of the puzzle.
Cousins, if you are searching for Ciofani's or Sbriglia's, please contact me. We may be able to assist each other with family information.
Thank you.
Deborah Petersen
Sacramento, CA USA

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Auguri di Buona Pasqua a tutti gli abruzzesi nel mondo e un forte abbraccio ha chi a le proprie radici in Torricella Peligna Chieti.
Guido Teti
Roma, Italia

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who shold find the phone's number in italian's villages or townshas that easy possibility.
Find on the web italian channel: virgilio after search:www.telecomitalia.it after take the link: Elenco online from that, putting the name and surname and town you could find some tracks of your relatives.
Good luck
gabriele paolini
pescara, abruzzo italy

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My mother, Adelina Bucciarelli, was born in Pretoro, daughter of Florindo Bucciarelli of Pretoro and Annunziata Rotunno of Rapino. Florindo's father and brothers ran a brick factory in Pretoro, and Florindo was a skilled bricklayer and stonemason. He came to the US early in the century, working there and returning several times before sending for his family and settling in Philadelphia. I have been to Pretoro once, did not try to contact anyone--I'll be there again in June, and would like very much to make some contacts, related to me or not.
Richard Orlando
Oakland, California USA

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saludos a todos los paisanos de Castel di Sangro desde Caracas, Venezuela
matilde
caracas, venezuela

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un saluto a tutti gli italiani nel mondo, e non siamo pochi!!!
matilde
caracas, venezuela

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Hello to all the people from Indrodaqua provincia l'Aquila parents Giacommo e Candida D'Andrea
Joe d'Andrea
St Cathariens, Ontario Canada

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My Grandmother (Pulcheria DiSanto) was born in Ville Santa Maria. My Grandfather (Giovanni Alessandro Gentile) was born in Bomba.
Hello!
Peyton Lewis
Wilmington, DE USA

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Genealogia..DOMINE...FINAMORE::::
de esta region o de Campania... saludos y escribidme
domine
Sabadell, Barcelona Spain

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Muy buena página
De ser posible registren más información en genealogía en Italia por localidad
Dr. Enrique Gagliardo
Guayaquil, Guayas Ecuador

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Tanti saluti a tutti i Raianesi da un figlio d'un emigrato.
Mio padre é Genio Arquilla figlio di Ercole e Paolina Arquilla. Vivevano a Via San Venanzio 22, e mio nonno era l'aministratore del occulista. Forse qualchuno lo conosceva.
Tanti cari saluti anche dai miei genitori Genio e Antonietta Arquilla-Bortolazzo.
Fabrizio Arquilla
Siebnen, Svitto Svizzera

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Seeking relatives or information on my nonni. Nonno: Pietro (Peter) Benito Colaianni, b: Dec. 27, 1893, San Pietro Avellana, Italy; father: Dominick Colaianni; mother: Mary (surname unknown). Emigrated to USA (from Naples), arrived Feb. 10, 1912 on vessel Berlin. Brothers also came to USA at different times: Paul Vito Colaianni, b: Feb. 24, 1889; arrived USA April 9, 1904 (from Naples) on vessel Prinzess Irene. Guisseppe (Joseph) and Giovanni (John), not known what dates they came over.
Peter married Guissepina (Josephine) Truncali in USA on Oct. 31, 1915.
Nonna: Josephine is from Caltabellotta, Agrigento, Sicily. Father: Gaspare Truncali; mother: Rosa Soldano. Sisters: Antonia and Mary and a brother Jack. Josephine and her sisters and brother came to USA early 1900s (around 1912 we think). Parents stayed in Caltabelotta.
If anyone has any information to share or can give me leads on how to progress further, I would appreciate it. I have nonna's birth records, but not nonno's. I need to research how to request them.
Shirley
Minneapolis, Minnesota United States of America

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Un caro saluto a tutti!!
Siete invitati sul mio sito a scoprire il fantastico Parco della Majella con foto e sentieri per il trekking e il mountain biking.
paolo
CHIETI,

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My father, Eustachio Francazio, was born in Tocca da Casauria, the Province of Pescara, in 1893. He died when I was a child.
I recently learned he had a brother Eugene and a sister, Carmella in addition to my Uncle Gaetano, whom I knew. Eugene married and had 3 children.
Carmella married Augustine Centofante (born in ?Sulomone, Province of Pescara) and had 7 children. Some of these children live in the New York, USA area.
There are 2 Francazios listed in the Tocco da Casauria phone book... Antonio and Lucia.
I am in dire need of information about my father's family. Please e-mail me if you have any information. Thank you......
Elvira

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Buona Pasqua a tutto il Mondo intero a voi tutti Abruzzesi. Il mio paese e Alanno Prov Pescara
Nello Zimei
Mississuaga, Ontario, Canada

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People of INTRODACQUA: I am looking for relatives named FRISSORA (FRISSORI/FRISSORI) and VENTRESCA. Also cousins DIGENOVA/GENOVA, TIBERIO, GIULIANI(JULIAN), D'ANDREA. My Grandmother was Maria Concetta Ventresca born June 29, 1880 to Lucia (DEMAGISTRIS) and Giovanni Ventresca. My Grandfather was Luigi Frissora born April 10, 1881 to Concetta (CIAMACCO) and Antonio Frissora. They married on September 18, 1904 and emigrated to Boonton, New Jersey and then to Watertown, Massachusetts.

People of POPOLI/BUSSI: I am looking for relatives named TOMASETTI and CORAZZINI. Also cousins named PIZZONI. My Grandmother was Emilia Corazzini born in 1888 to Almerinda (RICCIARDI) and Franceso Corazzini. She married Carmine Tomasetti born January 24, 1885 to Maria and Francesco Paolo Tomasetti. They emigrated to the Boston area eventually settling in Watertown, Massachusetts.

I would appreciate ANY additional information that anyone could add. I have more information regarding siblings etc. if anyone is interested. I will be in Italy (including Introdacqua and, I hope, Popoli) from May 2-25 of this year. Please, any relatives, if you see this, make yourselves known. I'm anxious to be in touch with you!!
Christine Fabrizio
MA USA

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Spending part of my retirement time working on both of our family trees. My father, mother and sister were all born in Rocca Pia. I am back to early 1800's and still looking for more information. Now that I have a list of current family members living in Rocca Pia that I can contact for additonal information. That's all for now. Hope to hear from other people around the world.
Fortunato Agazio
Madison Heights, Michigan USA

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This site has been a great find. I am currently looking for any information regarding the name MADDESTRA. My father was born in SANTA MARTO. I am wanting to find out more about the area and my family's history.
Brooke Maddestra
Perth, Australia

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Ciao, Abruzzesi.
I am abruzzese too, from the province of Pescara.
I operate tours that make you see not only the best of Italy (Venice, Florence, Rome...), but also that dear little town in Abruzzo, Calabria, Sicily, etc. where your folks came from.You will meet your "cugini" for the first time!
I have detailed maps and phone books of Italy to help you locate your town and relatives.
My next tours are: Sept. 20 and Oct. 9. Figs and grapes are ripe at that time! A lot of "Cumpari and Cummare" from all ove the USA join these tours.
Send me an E-Mail if you wish to receive my brochure, which gives you all the information you need.
Grazie and Buona Pasqua.

Remo Faieta, Ph.D.
The Italian Heritage Tours
Columbus Ohio
E-Mail: Italiantours at aol-dot-com
www.italianheritagetours.com
Phone & Fax: 1-800-861-8066
Remo Faieta
Columbus, Ohio USA

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I am looking for any relatives in the united states with the surname of either Marchionda or Gentile from the town of Pacentro or the province of L'Auglia . thanks MR.
Mary Marchionda Roberts

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i would like to hear from any one by the same surname. Also, I would like to hear from the name of MASTROGIUESEPPI, THIS IS MY MOTHER'S name
ERNEST J. TARANTELLI
Scott Depot, WVA USA

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DiBenedetto/DiMarco from Teramo - Fano Adriano. Research family tree, grandfather: Matteo DiBenedetto (son of Santa and do not know father's name); Grandmother: (Amelia) Maria DiMarco (father: Cesare; mother: Katrina); married during WWI in Fano Adriano, Italy; grandfather stationed in Germany; emigrated USA, Washington DC area after war. Grandfather emigrated post war to Washington, DC area.
Debbie Gunn
Woodbine, MD USA

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Looling for family , My surnames are Provvidenti,(Provident),Palumbo, Patrone. Any help will be appreciated. Thank You,Sandy All family from Montagano Reagion
Sandy Wagner
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania United States Of America

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Hello,
My father originated in Ripa Teatina, p. Chieti, and I live in Philadephia, Pennsylvania. Reading the Abrruzzo Message Boards, I find that there are quite a few people that have or had relatives that migrated to Philadelphia, PA. USA.
I would like to offer my services to anyone who would like to find relatives in the Philadelphia area.
Gray Steele
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

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I like the web site; I was born in PRATOLA PELIGNA in May 9 1921.I would like to hear from anyone who may have knowledge of the Petrella family.thank you Louis.
Louis Petrella
Mingo Junction, Ohio USA

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Ciao e buona Pasqua 2001 a tutti gli Ovindolesi
Dovunque risiedano.
Giuseppe Iacovitti
Ottawa, Ontario Canada

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I was so happy to find this site, it allows me to feel connected to my grandmother again.
Celeste Andruzzi
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Soy Marcos Antonio Paione.
Hijo de Tonino Victorio Romano Paione, nieto de Carmelo Paione, de la comuna Di Lanciano, Provincia de Chieti.
Quisiera contactarme con familia de ese lugar.
Marcos Paione
San Miguel de Tucuman, Tucuman Argentina

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I'm looking for relatives all over the world: my mum's surname is CELIO!!!
K
Italy

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Your website is very interesting. Both my parents come from Roccamorice
Linda Rosati
Windsor, Ontario Canada

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Ciao a tutti!!! Sono Meike di Stoccarda. Tanti Saluti a miei amici a Castel-Frentano e un bacione a mia sorella Sandra.
Meike Manocchio
Stoccarda, Germania

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I would really like to come into contact with people who have relatives in Calascio or L´Aquila and who live elsewhere. My parents are from Calascio and I come there every year. I would be nice to meet other Italians who live abroad.
Mirella di Persio
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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I'm lookin for Domine or Alotto or Rantucci
Sto cercando la famiglia Domine o Alotto o Rantucci (Ovindoli)
write me
scrivetemi
Rodolfo Ismael Dómine
Brandsen, Buenos Aires Argentina

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Always looking for relatives, Cirulli or Ghianni, from Gissi, San Buono, Vasto, Pescara (prov. Chieti). Some came to New York, others to Argentina, in early 1900's. Glad to see this site. Wishing buona fortuna to all who visit here.
Virginia King
New York, NY USA

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Coming to Pacentro to Visit Family and walk, feel and melt into the culture my Grandfather Carlo Caparso enjoyed until he left for America in 1929. Indeed, it's time for his BLOOD to return and enjoy his lovely TOWN.
I can not wait to run in the Barefoot race.
Ciao,
Jimmy "Caparso" Morrone
Boston, Mass USA

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I am doing research on the Tattarelli family. Grandfather Francisco was born in Silvi on 8 march 1877. Two children were born in Corropoli, teramo. Looking for any information on the family. This name is unique and I am trying to find out if this is the only spelling or if there are others. I would appreciate any help that might be provided.
Richard Tattarelli
Sun City Center, FL. USA

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Both of my parents were born in Introdaqua, Italy. My Father was Gaetano DiPietro and my mother was Vincenza Colasante. Making a trip to Italy in May and would like to visit my parents birthplace.
Virginia DiPietro Anzovino
Cortlandt Manor, New York United States

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my name is natelio fatigati.my parents were Angelo & Maria Fatigati. I was born in Poggio di Roio, now living in Ohio. I would like to hear from friends and family. SALUTI.
Natelio Fatigati
massillon , ohio USA

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Ottimo servizio
Sergio Di Battista
Pescara, Italia

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My Father, Joseph was born in ALTINO. His brothers, Thomas and Gilbert lived there also.
My Father's Sister-in-law still lives there in Altino, Flomania or Florence. This is a great
website with lots of great information. Congratulations for keeping this site up and running.
Anthony J. D'Alonzo
Coatesville, PA USA