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Provinces of Abruzzo

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Discovered this site today (5/31/01), I love it.
My father Sabatino D'Ettorre was born in Catignano, Pescara 1898. Would like to find my cousins who are children of either Guiseppe or Maria. I am in touch with their brother Luigi's son Carlo who lives in Medford, Massachusetts
Anthony Dettorre (D'Ettorre)
Beverly, MA USA

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Ciao ARAGNO. Un caro saluto a te e a tutti gli abruzzesi nel mondo. ABRUZZO I LOVE YOU!!!!!
TONINO CARRATELLI
LONDON, UK

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Well..i just found this website and i like what i see..hopefully i can find a reasonable place to stay in Abruzzo when i visit there in 2 months..if anyone knows of some good spots to stay at, please let me know.
Antonio Ricciuti
toronto, Canada

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My father was Gaetano DiDomizio, born September 10, 1886 in Cugnoli, Italy. I understand he was a shepherd before he left for America at the age of 20. Poppa emigrated to Reynoldsville, PA where he met and married my mother Antoinette who was only 13 years old in the year 1909. They eventually moved to Yonkers, NY and raised a family of 12 children. I am the last born and am trying to find information on the birthplaces of both my parents.
The Abruzzo site is very informative.
Jeanette Domizio Billie
Yonkers, New York Westchester

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My parents are abruzzese and proud of it.There from Pescara. I was born in canada .I visited L’Abruzzo and can’t wait to go back,ciao a tutti.
franco fidanza
Montreal, Quebec Canada

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I came to America with my family in 1947 , the month of febbruary With a Victory Ship the Marine Falcon, If any person as any information i would like to hear from them,
Elena D'Angelo , Leonido
Boston, Mass. U.S.A.

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Just found this web site today. I'm trying to trace my Italian heritage. My grandfather, Serfino Zorro Foracappo (probable acutal spelling was Foracappa until a clerical error at Ellis Island in 1911 or 1908 when my grandfather arrived), born on June 9, 1894 somewhere in Abruzzo region-possibly Nereto. His father was Antonio and his mother Philomena. He had three sisters (one named Dolorada) and one brother who was a "Carabinieri". Would love some help with tracing my family tree. I think there are others in the USA with the last name Foracappa. I found an Alessio Foracappa in Chicago but lost the information. Another website had a posting from a Jean Foracappa but the email address is no longer any good. If anyone can help please advise. It appears that there are two Foracappa families in Nereto at this time, if anyone can advise how to locate an address, I'd be gratefull. I would love to leave some words in Italian but I can't speak the language. It's never to late to learn but anyway...take care friends and best wishes.
Jerry Foracappo
Bel Air, Maryland USA

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This is wonderful!! Any information on Ortenzi/Algeni from Montorio Al Vomano or Celano (not sure on spelling) would be wonderul
Julanne
East Bridgewater, MA USA

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hello, looking for anyone having information on Madonna family that came from Lama Dei Peligni, Chieti in the early 1900 especially looking for anyone having knowledge of Olisse o Uliusse Madonna
PAOLA
toronto, ontario canada

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Great web site! Can someone from Villa Santa Maria give me information about the cooking school there? The town is famous for its cooks - wondered if they have short-term classes for amateurs. Can't find them on the web - but in searching, I found this site. Also, my grandparents all came from Pizzoferrato - not too far from Villa. They were Casciato's and DiIulius's. I've visited a few times - have met many DiIulius's, but no Casciatos - any of you out there?
Cathey Casciato Briggs
Portland, OR

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My name is Salvatore Zavarella. My father, Osvaldo Zavarella, emigrated to the US from the small town of Pratola. His father, also named Salvatore Zavarella, emigrated to the US as well. If anyone has any information on the Zavarella family, which I believe continue to reside in Pratola, please contact me. Thank you!
Salvatore Zavarella
Buffalo, New York USA

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I AM LOOKING FOR SOME INFORMATION ON MARCIANESE...WHERE IT IS EXACTLY. MY GRANDPARENTS WERE BORN THERE. LUIGI AND LUCRETIA QUARESIMA. DOES ANYONE HAVE AY INFOMATION ON THIS NAME?
JANET WILLIAMS
FALLBROOK, CA USA

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My father, Vincenzo Forgione, was born and raised in Prezza. He came to the United States in 1936.
Vincent Forgione
Chicago, Illinois USA

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Ciao a tutti sono Francesca e sono originaria di Roio del Sangro, uno stupendo paesino in provincia di Chieti!Veniteci a trovare..rimarrete folgorati dai nostri paesaggi incantati!
Francesca Cese
Milano, Italia

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I AM CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR SOME INFORMATION ON MY GREAT GRANDPARENTS PIETRO AND OLGA DILORETO BOTH WE BELIEVE TO BE FROM CIVITELLA ALFEDENA. ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
AMY DILORETO MONTGOMERY

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Am looking for information on my husband's family from Ateleta...Donatelli, D'Ascenzo, LeDonne.

Thanks! Liz
Liz Forman
Richmond, VA USA

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I am 80 and was born in the America but my parents and relatives were from Teramo. If anyone knows of the Serchia family I would appreciate some information. My parents' names were Guiseppi and Seraphina Serchia. They were born in 1875 and 1879 respectively. I believe there are still Serchias in the area but I have no addresses. Thank you for your help.
Umberto Serchia
Southampton, NJ USA

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I have two grandparents that were from a small village called Montenero di Bisaccia-I think this may be in the province of Campobasso, which I guess is no longer part of Abruzzo. My other two grandparents are from Casoli and Chieti in Abruzzo.
Mary-Rita D'Alessandro
Philadelphia, Pa. USA

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My grandfather was born in 1865 in the town of BARREA,Italy. His name is Sabatino Scarnecchia. he came to the US in 1890. Anyone related or having information regarding this family name please contact me.
John Scarnecchia
West Nyack, New York U.S.A.

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New to this site and it is great! Looking for my grandfather's relatives. CRISTOFORO FEBBO was born in Penne, 6 Dec 1882. The youngest in his family, he was orphaned around the age of 12 and had at least one sibling. He came to the USA early 1900's, and landed in PA. He married MARIETTA D'ERCOLE 31 Dec. 1906 and settled in Altoona, PA. They had 8 children, so if there are any FEBBO's out there also looking for lost relatives, we may be the "bunch" that fills the gaping hole in your genealogy scrapbook!
Elayne Oswald
San Diego, CA USA

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May 26, 2001 My grandfather (Giovanni DiFalco, brother of Francesco) is from Abruzzo and lived in Lama dei peligni before he came to the USA in 1900. He was a linguist, and he came from a family of farmers. Are they many DiFalcos in the area? Grazie.
Jerry Anthony DiFalco
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania U.S.A.

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I would love to hear from anyone, originally from Corfinio with the Antonucci surname or connections. Please contact me.
La familglia Antonucci di Corfinio cerco parenti. Per favore contattarmi
Sarah Antonucci
Gold Coast, Queensland Australia

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Hello! I am searching for information about my grandparents, Massimo Beneditto Mattei and Matilda Tiridicco. I know my grandfather was from Scoppito so I'm assuming my grandmother was from the same area.
My grandfather was born in 1879 and came to the USA in 1913. My mom talked about my grandfather's family and my grandmother's brothers. I would appreciate any information about either family if the names sound familiar.
Christine Adams
Pennsylvania USA

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My great grandfathers emigrated from Barisciano in 1914 to America. I am trying to gather information on my anscestors.
I am a descended from the following families: Bartolucci, Del Cotto, Iagemma, Marinacci, Mattozza, Pulastri, Sidoni, Vitale.
If anyone has any information on these families or the meanings of these names in Italian or the local dialect. I would love to hear from you.
On my second trip to Italy this past January, I visited L'Aquila and Barisciano and found the region to be very beautiful. I would love to go back as soon as possible.
This web site is really great. I have found it a great help in my research.
Ciao a tutti!
Michael Mattozzi
Reston, Virginia

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My father was Camillo Rossi and he was born in Montenerodomo. He emigrated to the USA
in 1922. His parents names were Vincenzo Rossi and Silla Nero. Any relatives out there???
This is a great site. Hello to my relatives in Montenerodomo!
Mary Rossi
Clinton Twp., Michigan USA

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My Grandmother was Anna Beviliacqua who I believe was born in Pescaro, Italy. Her mother's maiden name was DiTizio. She came to the United States sometime in the late 1890's. She resided in Camden, NJ and later Philadelphia, PA. She was a semstress and made her living creating beautiful wedding gowns for brides. I am very interested in anyone who may have been a relative of hers. Please contact me. Thank you, Connie
Constance Sireci
Malvern,, PA USA

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Hi, this is great site! I am looking for information about Giacomo Guadagnoli from Casano area. He went back to Italy in 1917 at the beginning of WW1. Any info would be helpful. He is my Great Grandfather. His son Donato is my Grandfather. Please help as I have hit a roadblock. Thank you.
Francine Burrington

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Charming website. My grandfather, Achille Cone, left Scontrone, Aquila, and arrived in the US with my 14-y.o. uncle in 1910. In 1912, my 8-y.o. mother, her three sisters and her other brother arrived in Ellis Island, and then joined my grandfather in Chicago. She eventually died in Seattle. What an adventure was her life!
Joe Zullo
Littleton, Colorado US

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My family's heritage comes from Abruzzo. My father's family is from some unknown place in Abruzzo. My last name is DeFalco, but back then, it could be spelled "DiFalco".
Also, my inlaws are from the area. After researching, I have found that the people I am looking for own a butcher shop in Pescocostanzo. Their names are "Padana" Caniglia and her husband is Riccardo DiGiuseppe. I know this is a shot in the dark but does anyone have any idea?
One more thing. I am from the Pittsburgh, PA area but I am currently in the US Air Force stationed at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Aviano is near Pordenone, in the Northeast. The villiage that I live in is San Martino di Campagna. Any help would be appreciated.
Michael DeFalco
East Vandergrift, PA USA originally

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Hello, I am an American-Abruaaesi, I have been looking for my family roots for a long time, I do not know all the information on my Roots, But my Great grandfater's name was Antonio Caramanio His wife was Rosisio, they had 7 children my grandmother was Lena she married my Grandfather Fhillipo Orazi, they had 7 children I am Jimmy's daughter, his name was Vincent, gettin to back to my point, Grandpop Orazi came from Abruzzo through Canada then came to Ellis island then on to Bristol Pa around the 1900 My father was born in 1921 he was the 3 oldest puting grandpop here about 1912-1915? I don't know if he shorten our last name ? But any and all information tha any one may have on the ORAZI / CARAMANIO family please e-mail me I will be going to Italy some time in Nov 2001 and would love to meet any of my family.

Thank you M J Orazi
Ditopo at AOL.com
Marion Orazi
Niceville , Fla USA

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Great site - Both parents were born in Catignano, Province of Pescara (in their time I believe it was Province of Chieti) My maternal relatives are Ranalli.
Josephine D'Ettorre

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tanti auguri a tutti gli abruzzesi che vogliono ricostruire la storia della loro famiglia tramite internet da un'abbruzzese
stefania berardini
ciampino rome, italy

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HOUSE FOR RENT.
I have a nice farm house available in Pianella, province of Pescara. It is the ideal if you are going to Abruzzo with your family for a week or more.It is also great if you are going to the beach. See farmers working, drink their home- made wine and hear the roosters in the morning.
It is in the midst of olives groves and vineyards! It is by the Bus stop. It is much cheaper and peaceful than Hotels!
If interested, e-mail me at: Italiantours at aol-dot-com

Grazie. Remo Faieta, in Columbus, Ohio
REMO FAIETA
Columbus , Ohio USA

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I'm desperate for an answer. I am involved with a wonderful man from Pescara, for 3-1/2 years now,he recently moved back to Italy and told me he could never tell his family of me because I am divorced and have a 13yr old daughter. He said his parents and his culture would not accept me....Is this possible? In the year 2001 are the mentalities in Italy (particularly in Pescara) actually this antiquated? Please any info would be great. Thanks
USA girl

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My grandfather, Carmine Giangiacomo was from Collecorinio, Italy. I'm looking for any relatives who may be from that same city.
Cricket Giangiacomo-Wright
Elyria, Ohio USA

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My grandfather Pietro Parisse came from Pescina,
Abruzzo in the early 1900's,(he was probably about 18 years old at the time.) Any information wouldbe greatly appreciated. I would love to bring myMom to visit the place her father originated from. Thank you.
She's getting on in years and this would mean alot to her. Please help!
Mary-Lou Westrick
SoPlainfield, NJ USA

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I AM LOOKING FOR FAMILY WITH THE LAST NAME OF RUBERTO/RUBERTI.MY GRANDFATHER WAS JOHN RUBERTI CAME TO AMERICA WHEN HE WAS 19 YEARS OLD .BORN IN 1886 I THINK.HE SETTLED IN OMAHA NEBRASKA BUT LEFT FAMILY IN ITALY.NOT SURE WHERE HE CAME FROM
THANKS BARBARA
barbara butler
effingham, ks usa

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My grandparents, father, an aunt and uncles came to Ellis Island from Pietranico,Pescara in 1911 or before.They settled in Rochester,NY.
Anyone knowing someone with the last name, D'Ostilio,or if there are records of them in Pietranico, please e-mail me.
Thank you,
Pat D'Ostilio
pat at tablerock.net
Patrick W. D'Ostilio
Branson West, Missouri USA
Patrick W. D'Ostilio
Branson West, Missouri USA

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Hi everybody!
My name is Gina Pietrantoni, I am from Ovindoli (L"Aquila).
I'm spending some months in Colorado where my boyfriend Michael lives. I will be back in Italy next July.
I would be glad to help someone who is looking for his/her ancestors in Ovindoli.
Feel free to write to me.
Gina Pietrantoni
boulder, colorado

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Biagio TETI (revised): Probable birth place-Toricella Peligna, 1889. Arrived in US March,1907.Married Concetta (nee:DiTullio). Died in Philadelphia,PA, 1941. Any information would be very appreciated.
Pantaleone (William) TETI
National Park, New Jersey USA

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BLOOMFIELD (PITTSBURGH, PA) - Lower Bloomfield UNITY Council ("UNITY") presents "Tutto Italiano!" "From Ellis Island to Pennsylvania" on Tuesday, July 10th, 2001, at 7 p.m., at The Unity Center, 343 Cedarville St. (formerly called The Ateleta). Dr Nickolas Ciotola, Currator of the Italian American Collection at the Sen. John Heinz Regional History Center is among guest lecturers. Topic of discussion is the migration of tousands of Italians to Western Pennsylvania. Featured is authentic Italian Folk Dancing. Admission is free, but a ticket is necessary. For more information, phone 621-2126. While UNITY now owns the historic building built by hand by the first Italian immigrants to Bloomfield, members of the Ateleta Beneficial Association are still permitted to hold meetings on site, and they will be invited to this event. Anyone nearby is welcomed to come for an evening of discussion. Contact "Donna" at 412-621-2126 if you have any questions. And if anyone is interested, Unity Center conducts very affordable Italian language classes. We have the best teacher, I think!
UNITY CENTER
Pittsburgh, PA USA

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I am interested in my family lineage and any current blood relatives. I would like to pass this information along to my son and daughter.
I plan to visit Italy in 2002 or 2003. Thanks to any one who is interested and responds.
Joseph B. Alberici
Williamstown, New Jersey USA

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Vorrei comunicare con tutte le persone del mondo che hanno come cognome "PANGIARELLA" in quanto in Italia ne siamo pochissimi.
Ciao a Tutti
Roberto Pangiarella
Spoltore, Italia Abruzzo

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I will be visiting relatives with my father and son on May 28th. My father has not been in Italy since 1934 when he left as a young man to marry my mother.The rest of his family remained in Italia. We look forward to a great reunion in Guardiagrele.
Bono Fortuno
Dominick Frank Bucciarelli
Philadelphia , PA USA

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Looking for any info on my Grandfather Carlo Ciolli who was born on 10/20/1899 in Fagno Alto to a Nicola Ciolli and a Maria Angela Fattore (maiden name). Has anyone come across these people in other searches? Maria died around 1902 and my Grandfather was taken to a Children's Home at St. Peters (I believe) till he grew up. Any info at all would sure be appreciated. Thank you!
Susan Kunz
Seattle, Washington USA

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Searching surnames in Roccacasale: Mastrodomenico, Santucci, DiGiambattista,Rotondo,DiGiannantonio,Marotta,Sciocco,DiGesualdo.
Lisa Domenick
Pittsburgh, Pa. USA

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Looking for information regarding my father Pasquale N. D'Onofrio & his family. He was born in San Juliano Di Puglia, Campobasso and came to the USA around 1919.
Anthony P. D'Onofrio
Scituate, MA USA

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Mio padre è originario di Castel Paganica, Comune di Montereale (AQ), diversi anni fà dalla chiesa della Madonna di San Rufo, in Castel Paganica, è stata rubata la statua lignea della madonna, chi può avere notizie utili è pregato di contattarmi o informare direttamente le autorità. Grazie
Giorgio
Roma, Italia Lazio

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I WOULD LIKE INFORMATION ON GILDONE, PROVINCE OF MOLISE
COOKIE DIBIASE
CLEVELAND, OH UNITED STATES

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Saluti a tuti lui parenti e amichi.-
Si le piache volare o 4x4 off road call me
Daniele
Daniel Di Nardo(Argentina)
Argentina, Bs. As. Marcos Paz

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Looking for information on grandparent Nazzarene Iannini. His father was from Aquila Italy and buried there. Can anyone help us who might be familiar with the family name.
Gary Louis Iannini
Aliquippa, PA USA

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I am trying to find my family roots. My grandfather, Gregorio Giardini was born in Locoli(L'Aquila)1892. He entered the USA in 1913 searching for his father, and again in 1922, this time permently. His brother Fredrico followed. He had brothers,Philippo, Alexadro and a sister Helena left behind in L'Aquila. I would appreciate any help I could get to find my family.
Gregory Giardini
Sarasota, Florida USA

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my grandfather was jesue' zaccagnini/his wife was grace del cotto..she died at the age of 28..2daughters..lena..my mother..and clara..one son..louie..grandpap remarried..domenica diNardo..2children..grace..my godmother and mario..my uncle..we have relatives in barisciano..though i have never been there..my cousin monica..clara's daughter has been many times
leonard hrica
fairpoint, ohio usa

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This is a wonderful site. I congratulate Abruzzo2000 for putting together a feast of information to browse through. We will be traveling to southern Italy (San Pietro Avellana, Abruzzo/Molise) and Sicily (Caltabellotta, Agrigento) this fall (November 2001) and would like to know if anyone has suggestions on places to stay. I will be searching for roots to the surnames COLAIANNI, COLIANNI, TRUNCALI and SOLDANO. I would appreciate any help. Grazie! Ciao!
Shirley
Minneapolis, Minnesota USA

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hi,i'm looking to contact any scarazza's from teramo/mosciano/san't angelo.my grandfather was saverio.his father was nicola and nicola's father was saverio,i believe. thank you!
vincent j.scarazza
philadelphia, pennsylvania usa

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Hello my name is Domenic Sambuco. I was born in Gessopalena, province of Chieti. I left to come to Canada when I was 19 years old. I would appreciate some informantion about my relatives. I am looking to find some information about the origins of my last name 'SAMBUCO' . If you have any info please contact me at the above e-mail address. Saluti!
Domenico Sambuco
Hamilton, Canada

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A quelli risponsabile di questo meraviglioso sito che porta piu' vicini gli Abruzzesi da qualsiasi parte del mondo anno bisogno di un grande ringraziamento , tramite questo sito o conosciuto molta gente in particolare un dottore di Pescara e famiglia che si chiama Gabriele , una famiglia straordinaria ,ci a portato me e mia moglie in giro a Pescara , e ci a fatto fare un pranzo di pesce da ricordare , se non era per questo sito non lo avrei mai conosciuto e vi ringrazio , e il detto che gli Abruzzesi sono forti e gentile e molto vero , solo basta provare ciao a tutti gli abruzzesi , e non dimenticare e un onore essere di questa bella regione ciao Renzo
Renzo Gagliardi
howard beach , new york usa

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Biagio Teti, my father, left Torricella Sicura in 1907 for the USA. He was 18 years old. He first went to Denver, Colorado to be with his brother,Nicolo. Eventually moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, married and had four children. He died in 1942. Anyone who is related to him or who has information about him please contact me.
Pantaleone (William) TETI
National Park, New Jersey USA

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Looking for Palange relatives from Roccasicura
Mark Palange
Woonsocket, RI USA

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Looking for information on Grand parents. Surname D"Addario,Domenico
Rita Dean
Limerick, Pa USA

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Is anyone from Alfedena or Colli a volturno??
Angela Addari
Chicago, IL USA

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Hi all Abruzzese/Lancianese people!
Although I was born in Canada, Italy has always held a special place in my heart. Both my parents are from Lanciano and my mother's maiden name is DiBattista (from Rizzacorno). I would be very interested in hearing from anyone who has visited Lanciano recently.
Linda D'Angelo
Toronto, Ontario Canada

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I'm trying to locate any living relatives of Settimio Santoro born in L'Aquila. His younger sister settled in Chieti. Her name was Angelina Orbetti. Any information would be appreciated.
Christine Cross
usa

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I am looking for family in taranta peligna. My grandfathers name is Domenico DiDonato.
ann marie didonato

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I am looking for info on Serafina Dalpapa came to the USA in 1921 at age 24 from Cellino Attanasio Teramo and married Giovanni Franciotti from Monte Gualtieri, any help please.
Bob Gentile
hartly, delaware USA

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I am looking for members of the Frasca or Frasche family . I know William and Michael Frasche were born in Italy and died in the states but I cannot find where in Italy they were born. I have the dates but can't get beyond that part. Anyone researching these names please e-mail me. Thank you.
Josie Carr

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D'Aloia & Mucciarone - Looking for information on my grandparents who came from Sant'Angelo in Grotte.
Susan Mucciarone Shortt
Franklin, MA USA

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I would like to hear from anyone who has any information about Rocco Tenaglia, born in November of 1891 and his wife, Concetta D'Angelo, born in November of 1889. They come from Orsogna. I would especially like to know about the siblings of Concetta and where they are. Many moved to Argentina. Thank you, Dolores Tenaglia Anderson.
Dolores Tenaglia Anderson
Farmington Hills, Michigan USA

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My father, Giovanni Bucciarelli, was born in Pratola according to his passport. He came to the US in 1937. His parents were Angelo and Maria DiProspero. They settled in Philadephia and my Dad settled in West Virginia. I have just started surfing the web hoping to find some background as my father is deceased. Any relatives out there?
Laura Bucciarelli
Alabaster, Alabama

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I love this site..I am hooked!!!LOL
I am reserching lost family members..The MELONES, CAMPANA or D'AMICA from BARREA/La' Aquilia. Any infromation would be super!!! Thanks..
Christine
orange city, Florida USA

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Mi nombre es Oliviero Marinacci.
Quisiera contactarme con familia de mi padre llamado Riziero Marinacci Sciotti, hijo de Beniamino Marinacci y Angelamaría Sciotti. Mi padre nació en el año 1901 en Barisciano provincia de L'Aquila, él emigró a colombia por allá en el año 1935.
Este sitio es maravilloso !!!
Oliviero Marinacci
Medellín, Antioquia Colombia

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Estoy buscando parientes míos. Mi padre se llamaba Riziero Marinacci Sciotti, hijo de Beniamino Marinacci y Angelamaría Sciotti. Mi padre llegó a Colombia por allá en el año 1935 aproximadamente. Espero me colaboren para conocer familia de mi padre.
Oliviero Marinacci
Medellín, Antioquia Colombia

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I fell upon this site as I was helping my daughter with a research project for school. The project is about her grandmother (my mother)who was born in Villa Sant'Angelo, L'Aquila almost 70 years ago and immigrated from Italy to the U. S. when she weas 15. What a surprise to find it! I have visited Villa Sant'Angelo and surrounding area twice with my mom and I thought it was wonderful. And so small (Villa), that I never thought I would actually find a map of it for my daughter. Thank you for helping me pass on part of my heritage to my children. A heritage that I will always be very proud of.
Josanna
Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

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We are coming to Pacentro in August 2002-- All 14 members of our family. We are meeting our Caparso Family Blood and see we our Papa- Carlo Caparso grew up and lived for 14 years. This will be our best adventure yet!!
Jimmy (Caparso) Morrone
Boston, Mass USA

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Excellent Website. Am interested in contacting anybody with the last name TUZI or CERICOLA.
Sandra Tuzi-De Caro
Woodbridge, Ontario Canada

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LOOKING FOR ZINNI FAMILY IN POLLUTRI GRANDFATHER"S NAME NICOLA ZINNI BORN 3-16-1885 HIS FATHERS NAME FRANCESO WIFE'S NAME CONCETTA(DI )VIRGILLO. FIRST CHILD ANGELAMARIA.BORN 9-28-1909. CAME TO USA AROUND 1912.
luigi carusi jr.
BARRINGTON, R.I. USA

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Mother- Carmina Santella Maggitti
Father- Frank L.Maggitti
Nancy Maggitti Leonti
Placerville, CA U.S.A.

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My granfather was born in Villalfonsina at 1994, his name was Nicolino Belviso and his relatives are unknown, he come to Argentina at 1910.
I Wish I knew about his life.
Thanks
Luis H. Yanson
Cap. Fed., Buenos Aires Argentina

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I'm trying to verify some family names that I have on birth and marriage certificates for my family from Sant'Angelo in Grotte, Molise - Pifacci & Piccione. These names are handwritten and it's hard to tell if I have the spelling correct. Do these names look familiar to anyone?

I am also looking for any information on Mucciarone's from Sant'Angelo in Grotte, Molise. My grandfather was Rocco Mucciarone, son of Felice Mucciarone and Giacinta Lombardi.
Susan Mucciarone Shortt
Franklin, MA USA

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I just discovered this site and I must say, it is wonderful.
Yvonne DeMatteis Toto
Niles, Ohio USA

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Hi everyone. I am tracing my Great Grandfather, Loreto Domenico Allegritti, or Allegriti but I'm not sure what area and my Great Grandmother, Maria Dicola from Barrea area.
Mike Allegretto
New Stanton, PA USA

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My grandfathers name was Francesco Spinelli, he was born in Archi i 1887. He came to the USA in 1900 returned to Archi in 1909 and married Josephine Verrenti. They returned to the USA that same year,and settled in Rome NY. If anyone has any information on the Spinelli or Verrenti familes please let me know.
frank spinelli
rome, ny usa

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My grandfathers name was francesco spinelli, he was born in Archi,in 1887. He came to the USA in 1900 returned to archi in 1909 and married Josphine Verrenti, and then returned to Rome New York. If any one has infromation on my grandfathers family please let me know. ota
frank spinelli
rome, ny usa

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MY GRANDFATHER, VINCENZO SABATINO, WAS BORN IN CASTELGUIDONE ON OCTOBER 28, 1888. HE HAD A TWIN BROTHER GIUSEPPE. VINCENZO LEFT CASTELGUIDONE IN MARCH, 1907 AND ARRIVED ELLIS ISLAND, NEW YORK APRIL 11, 1907 ON THE PRINCESS IRENE SAILING NAPLES. HIS BROTHER ARRIVED ELLIS ISLAND APRIL 11, 1910 ON THE MADONNA SAILING NAPLES. I AM TRYING TO LOCATE AND DESCENDANTS I MIGHT STILL HAVE LIVING IN CASTELGUIDONE. PHONE 914-696-9253
EMAIL MSABATINO at CNG-INC.COM. MANY THANKS ANYONE!
MICHAEL J. SABATINO
NEW MILFORD, CONNECTICUT USA

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The site has piqued my interest since my Italian roots are in the Province of Molise.
Carmen DiGiacomo
Pittsburgh, PA USA

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I am looking for any information on the Paolilli Family. My greatgrandfather, Vincent Paolilli, immigrated with his family to the U.S. in 1897 with his wife and six children. Any current information on relatives would be greatly appreciated.
Almonte Louis Paolilli
Tarpon Springs, Florida USA

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my grandfather was born in Abruzzo . My sister claims our original family name was Ciccone although I don!t know that as Gospel. Anyway finding the marvelous Abruzzo site was like finding a extended family consisting of perhaps hundreds of other Cercone!s. For virtually all of my life I thought our family name was in fact very very rare.. nick cercone
nick cercone
waltham, ma usa

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I am trying to find ancestor of the DiMarzio.
They are from Cappelesul Tavo and I belive
from the province of Teramo.
William J. DiMarzio
Wintersville, OH United States

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I am sooooo new to trying to trace my grandfather's journey from Fara San Martino, Province of Chieti. Are there any D'Antonios out there? Or,is there anyone from that beautiful little village who may know my family? My grandfather Justin (b.1891 d.1979) came over here at the ripe old age of 14, he had a brother named Alberto who was in WW1. There was a sister named Juanita. There is some indication, although I am not a 100% sure, that my great-great-grandmother's name was Louise or Louisa Grossi, probably from the same town. No one in the family knows the name of granddad's boat. He left Naples in 1905 and settled in Maryland and Washington DC I do know he travled back to Fara San Martino on the Andrea Dora the year before it sank. So far I have gotten no where on the Ellis Island website, I come up blank every time. Please, anyone who has a clue...HELP! Sharon
Sharon (D'Antonio) Nichols
Florida USA

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Grandmother Annamaria Masella from Mirabello Sannitico, born 1898 Would love to hear from anyone whose familty is from there. Check out the LDS (Mormon) family history centers. they have wonderful and completerecords for most of Molise.
Bob
pa usa

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Hi my name is Donato and my father is from Colledimacine. My mother is from Ofena. I would like to meet other people from these cities.
Donato Delli Pizzi
Noth Vancouver, Canada

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Looking for anybody from Colledimacine or Ofena.
Donato Delli Pizz
Noth Vancouver, Canada

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HELLO AMERICAN-ABRUZZESI!

My name is REMO FAIETA. I am Abruzzese too,full
blood,from Pianella in the province of Pescara; I came to Columbus, Ohio, about 40 years ago and have been a Professor of French and Latin and for the past 22 years I have been conducting tours to Italy.
Those tours are special, because they take you to see not only the best of Italy (Venice, Florence, Rome...), but also that dear little town where your folks came from in the province of L'Aquila, Chieti, Teramo, Pescara, 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 you locate that town which you could not find in any map... and to meet your long lost "cugini"....
I have made happy hundreds and hundreds of "cumpari and cummare" that way. Within minutes I can give you the information you have been unsuccesfully looking for all your life!
My next tour going to see the best of Italy AND ABRUZZO is this September 20, when figs and grapes are ripe. Mamma Mia, come sono buoni!
E-Mail me if you need
1)a brochure about my tours,
2)if you want to know if you have realtives in
Italy. Notice: your folks did NOT come from
the city L'Aquila, Chieti, Pescara, Teramo
(although they said so), but from little towns
in the province of those major cities...
Capisci?
Allora, Buona Fortuna e Dio Vi benedica tutti.

Remo Faieta:
Phone: 1-800-829-7029
Remo Faieta
Columbus, Ohio USA

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I am from argentina and i am looking for some information about Cianchetta. My father granfather name was Conzecio he born in Sulmona in 1881, he got married with Maria Angela Petrelli in Argentina in 1903(01). I would like to know more about them. Thank you very much. This site it is wonderful!!!
Georgina Cianchetta
Zarate, Buenos Aires Argentina

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MI CHIAMO RENZO GAGLIARDI EMIGRATO NEL 75 DA UN LICCOLO PAESE CHE SI CHIAMA MUSELLARO NELL'ABRUZZO , CERCO AMICI DEL'INFANZIA CHE CREDO DI ESSERE IN MALBORN AUSTRALIA I LORO NOMI SONO ERMINIO BRUNO E MARIO STAFFIERI, SE QUALCHUNO A QUALCHE INFORMAZIONE SU DI LORO , O SAPPIA UN SITO IN AUSTRALIA MI FATE SAPERE TANTO GRAZIE A TUTTI IN QUESTO FANTASTICO SITO CHE RIAVICINA TUTTI GLI ABUZZESI IN QUESTO PICCOLO MA LONTANO MONDO CIAO RENZO
Renzo Gagliardi
Howard Beach, New York USA

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Sono nata a San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore, ma abito a Milano da quando avevo 1 anno, ero piccola, ma nonostante siano passati oltre 40 anni, amo sempre piu' la mia terra: l' Abruzzo!!!!
Mando un grosso bacio a tutti gli abruzzesi sparsi per il mondo e vi auguro di cuore di tornare al piu' presto nel nostro bel paese! Ciao a tutti.
Pina Pascetta
Milano, Italia

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Hello to all Abbruzzese worldwide, what a wonderful site I have found. I didn't think there where so many of us out there. But I am interested in talking to anyone, but especially if your last name is MANNELLA OR SANTELLA (FROM ATELETA) PROVINCIA AQUILA. I was born in Ateleta raised in West Australia and lived 14 years in San Francisco California now I am back here in Perth and would love to speak with you. Ciao a tutti spero di ricevere un email da voi.
Luciana Bailey
Perth, West Australia Australia

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I am searching for information on my grandparents. My grandfather's name was Massimo Mattei (Spelling? DeMattei - DiMattei)
My grandmother's name was Matilda Tiridecco (Spelling?). Both were from Aquila- Scoppito. He arrived in the United States in June 1913.
Both had large families. Would appreciate any information.
Christine Adams
Garards Fort, Pennsylvania United States

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Deseo conectarme con familiares en Italia
de UMBERTO DI PAOLO nacido en chietti el 12/10/17,hijo de Victorio,y de filomena Caccione,hermano de JOSEFINA DI PAOLO,estuvo en la guerra en albania y vino a Argentina en el año 45 por favor espero respuesta. GRACIAS,MARCELO DI PAOLO
MARCELO DI PAOLO
Lomas de Zamora, Buenos Aires Argentina

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I am begining the search for my heritage. My Grandparents where both born in 1895
in Cellino, Francesco Croce and Adalgisa Carita. Any insight or information would be
apprieciated.
Francesco's father was Nicola Croce, His mother's maidenname was DelAngelantonio (speling?)
Adalgisa's Father was Vincenzo Carita, Her mother Dolorada Del Papa
Raymond Croce
Cherry Hill, NJ USA

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looking to get in touch with Nenna giorgio di orsogna chieti in abruzzi 66036
guido d'angelo
glassboro, New Jersey usa

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trying to locate a friend in orsogna chieti in abruzzi
Guido D'Angelo
glassboro, new jersey usa

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INTERESTED IN FINDING INFORMATION ON THE SCROCARELLO and SALVATORE FAMILIES. Great Grandparents were Francesco and Cloridea (Salvatore) Scroccarello.
Rick
NY USA

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I am interested in contacting Pasquale Pasquale in Fara S. Martin, Chieti.
Carroll Iocco
Philadelphia, PA USA

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If you are Descendants of

Emidio Ascenzo & Rosaria Mancini
Guiseppa Ascenzo & Alfonzo Gigante
Concetta Ascenzo & Guiseppe Taglieri

Please E-Mail me. My grandfather Alfonso AMria Ascenzo was the brother the above.
Joseph Ascenzo
Livingston, New Jersey USA

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Sto cercando di completare l'albero genealogico della mia famiglia. Mio nonno è nato in ROFRANO Prov. Salerno (Campania) Italia; il suo cognome è DOMINE, è sposato con ANTONIA LOSSINO (o LOSINNO) NATO EN 1880 (CIRCA) E AVEVV un figlio di nome JOSE (GIUSEPPE)NATO NEL 1905 IN ITALIA, POR ARIVARONO A ARGENTINA (1905-1911).
domine at scdplanet.com.ar
I AM SEARCHIN FON ANY INFORMATION ON MY RELATIVES FRON ROFRANO PROV SALERNO (CAMPANIA)ITALY.MY GRANDFATHER'S NAME WAS ANTONIO DOMINE BORN IN ROFRANO-SALERNO-ITALY IN 1880, HER WIFE'S NAME WAS ANTONIA LOSSINO (LOSINNO) AND HAD A SON NAMED GIUSEPPEN (JOSE) BORN IN 1905.
domine at scdplanet.com.ar
BUSCO INFORMACION SOBRE MIS ANTEPASADOS NACIDOS EN ROFRANO PROV SALERNO (CAMPANIA) ITALIA. MI ABUELO SE LLAMABA ANTONIO DOMINE, NACIO APROXIMADAMENTE EN 1880, ESTABA CASADO CON ANTONIA LOSSINO O LOSINNO, TENIAN UN HIJO NACIDO EN ITALIA LLAMADO JOSE, QUIEN NACIO EN 1905. ENTRE 1905/1911 VINIERON A ARGENTINA.
RESPONDER EN ESPAÑOL, ITALIANO O INGLES A
domine at scdplanet.com.ar
write in spanish, english or italian
Rispondemi en italiano, spagnuolo o inglese.
gracias, thanks, grazie
RODOLFO ISMAEL DOMINE
Rodolfo Ismael Dómine
Brandsen, Buenos Aires Argentina

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I am hoping to expand on the information that I have been fortunate enough to gather. My great grandparents, Bonifazio Santoro & Domenica (aka Maria) Lattanzio Santoro were both born in Popoli and came to the USA in the early 1900's. They imagrated to Massachusetts where Bonifazio and his brother Gennaro worked on the construction of the dams and reserviors for Boston. Would love to hear from any other Abruzzesse whose relatives were recruited to came to Massachusetts to do this construction.

Also, would love to hear from anyone that might have information that could help fill out my family tree. Bonifazio Santoro's parents were Antonio Santoro (b. 31.12.1844) and Domenica Corazzini (b. unknown) Antonio's parents were Gaetano Santoro (b. 1806) and Catterina DiCiccio (b. 1807). Domenica Corazzini's parents were Domenico Corazzini (b. unknown) and Maria Combatelli (b. unknown).

Domenica Santoro's parents were Antonio Lattanzio (b. 24.2.1850) and Columba Frascarella (b. 27.11.1849). I have been told that Antonio Lattanzio was the mayor of Popoli at one time. Any information that anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated. My wife and I are planning a trip to Popoli later this year. We've made contact w/ one cousin (a Corazzini) and would love to be able to make more before we travel there.

thanks,
Tony Galietta
Tony Galietta
Marietta, GA USA

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I wish to e-mail someone who speaks English from Celenza sul Trigno,in Chieti. Correct spelling of my name is Aquilano, anybody knowing how to help me please e-mail , thank you!
Gerald M Acquilano
Geneva, New York United States

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I am trying to research my family from Rocca Pia. My grandfather was Joseph Ventresca and his wife was Anna Marie Cavicchia Ventresca. My grandfather traveled back and forth between Italy and America many times. My grandmother came in 1923 with my Aunt. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Linda Williams
Linda Williams
Phoenix, AZ USA

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I'm so excited to find this sight!!! I'm trying to find information on my grandparents from Fagnano Alto. Can anyone help me? My grandfather Giuseppe Catalano came to the US in Jan of 1909 at 21 yrs. old & his brother Giovanni Catalano, came here in 1905 at 17yrs. old ( a sister stayed in Italy). When my grandfather came over, he stated on the ship's records that he was going to a cousin by the name of Scarsella in E. Liverpool, Ohio. Also my grandmother, Ida Seri came to the US in Aug. of 1909 with her parents (Gesmano Seri & wife Maria ? Seri, I don't know Maria's maiden name). On the ship with my Seri family was a 13 year old boy by the name of Pacifico Scarsella who was coming to join his father in Milsville, Ohio which is just outside of E. Liverpool. I believe the Scarsella family from Fagnano is related to me also, I just can't figure out exactly how. I would love to find anything on my family in Italy. Please let me know if you think we're related!!Thanks!!!!!!!!
Sherry Petersen

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Mi abuelo Pedro José vino de Borrello a Argentina alrededor de la primera guerra mundial, me encantaría encontrar familiares que hayan quedado en Italia, conocer mis orígenes. Espero que alguien se contacte conmigo. Muy interesante este sitio. Jacqueline Evangelista
Jacqueline Evangelista
Santa Rosa, La Pampa Argentina