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Desejo me comunicar com membros da familia D'Addazio,pois,meu bisavô veio para o Brasil com a esposa e nuca mais teve noticias dos irmaõs. achamos varios com este sobrenome e queremos conhece-los.
Obrigado.
Claudio D'Addazio
Paraiba do Sul, Rio de Janeiro Brasil

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My grandfather, Antonio Pingelli, was from Abruzzo (Teramo, I believe). My family and I are interested in learning about any and all surviving relatives in Italy. To our knowledge, we are the only Pingelli family in the United States. We welcome all communication.
Giacomo Pingelli
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

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I will be visiting Italy from August 7 until August 27, 2001. My grandparents Guiseppe Mazzinelli (I believe this is the Italian spelling) and Antonietta Di Fillipo both were born in Canosa Sannita, Chiezi, Italy around 1857 and 1858. If anyone is related to them or has knowledge as to whether their families still live in Canosa Sannita, I would love for you to e-mail me.
Gracias!
Antoinette A. Marsinelli
malden, MA USA

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I wanted to touch base with a long lost pen pal by the name of Daniele Rocci. He lived in San Giovanni Teatino (Chieti). If anyone has information, I'd like to hear from you. Thanking you in advance.
Nada (Zimei) La Rizza
Woodbridge, Ontario Canada

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My grandmother was born in Castel Di Ieri, her name was Anna Arquilla. I am looking for any family members still there. I speak only english. I do know she came to America in 1920. If you know anyone related to me please e-mail me.
Thank You,
Jeanie Jones
Bradenton, FL Manatee

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An Abruzzese "Saluti"
Nestled between the Mediterranean and the Adriatic seas is beautiful Abruzzo, Italy. There is a town in Chieti called Guilipoli, population 200, elevation 3,000 feet. It is a picturesque paradise that is carved into the mountains and hugged by towns such as Villa Santa Maria,Roi, Rosello Quadri and Borella. This paradise is where my grandparents and forefathers trace their roots for generations. I am proud of my ancestral roots in Abruzzo. I am truly proud of my father who is first generation italian born here in America, and carries the family tradition.
cristina sammarone
blairstown, nj USA

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THANKS FOR BEING THERE
CHAROLETTE [BRUNI,CANDELORE]ZOSCAK

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LOOKING FOR RELATIVES
GUISTINE CANDELORE GREAT GRANDFATHER
MARIE ROSE LEONE GREAT GRANDMOTHER
VENTURINO CANDELORE GRANDFATHER
LORETTA MONICA [FATHER ANTHONY] [MOTHER NUNSUATO PORECA]
SHE WAS BORN IN PETTORANO
HE WAS BORN IN SPOLTORE
CHAROLETTE [BRUNI,CANDELORE]ZOSCAK
BEREA, OHIO USA

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La verdad no sé bien quien eres, lo único que sé es que eres de Italia. Perdón por atreverme a escribir esta carta pero es que busco gente que tenga mis mismas raíces, es algo muy fuerte para mí el hecho de pensar y saber que mis raíces están en ITALIA, y mas fuerte aún si pudiera identificarme con alguien de allá que a la ves forme parte de mi historia.
Espero la verdad no molestar y que PUEDA ALGÚN DÍA RECIBIR CONTESTACIÓN DE PARTE DE ALGUNO DE USTEDES YA QUE TODOS ESTAMOS TRAS LO MISMO, sin lugar a dudas que espero ansioso una respuesta.

Te cuento que mi abuelo Nació en Scerni el 28 de abril de 1891, su nombre completo es Pánfilo Di Candilo, sus padres eran Giacinto Di Candilo y Doménica D´Ercole,(o sea que tengo tambien antesesores míos de apellido D´Ercole en Scerni). Todos nacidos en Scerni.
La histroria de ellos es muy atrapante, aunque muy sencilla.
Llegaron a argentina en 1911 y se instalaron en San Isidro una localidad de lo que acá se llama Gran Buenos Aires, allí mi abuelo conoció a mi abuela (Palma Ruani) Oriunda de Colmurano, provincia de Macerata, era hija de José Ruani y Nazarena Sbarbati ésta u´ltima había fallecido en Tolentino, también provincia de Macerata el ocho de mayo de 1915.
Pánfilo Di Candilo y Palma Ruani se casan en San Isidro el 26 de octubre de 1918.
Mi papá nace en el año 1933 y es el 7º de 9 hermanos. Como te darás cuenta somos una familia muy grande que día a día se reproduce.
Lo importante de esta historia, es que mi abuelo Pánfilo Di Candilo tiene muchos hermanos, y tres hermanas se casan con con tres hombres de apellido Celiberti, también hermanos entre ellos, y nacidos en Atessa, It. creo que tambie´n pertenece a la provincia de Chietti.
Todas estas familias inclusive la de mi abuelo se mudan a una localidad que es en la que yo recido y que se llama Rauch, está ubicada a 200Km. de Buneos Aires Capital. En todo Argentina en el único lugar que existe el apellido Di Candilo es en esta ciudad y todos somos parientes. Obviamente mis abuelos, ni sus hermanos ya no viven pero quedan primos hermanos de mi papá, tíos mios y primos.
Otra hermana de mi abuelo, la mayor de edad, se queda en Italia casada con un señor de apellido Celiberti, y lo único que sé, es que tienen ocho hijos. Ahí creo que puede estar el mayor desprendimiento de mi familia aunque no tengo datos precisos de sus nombres ni edades.
Te cuento que yo tengo 28 años, soy Arquitecto estudié en la ciudad de La Plata (capital de la provincia de Buenos Aires) y me he recibido en diciembre del año 1998. Actualmente recido en Rauch y estoy casado con Andrea quien cursó los estudios conmigo y también es arquitecta.
Mi papá falleció en Mayo de 1988 y se llamaba Alfredo Amadeo Di Candilo, mi mamá es argentina y se llama Teresa Arévalo. Tengo tres hermanos más Adriana, Alfredo y Griselda, y en total 7 sobrinos, el mayor tiene 20 años y el menor tiene 4 años.

Andrea Arredondo - Basilio Di Candilo.
arquitectos.
email: p_urbano at ciudad.com.ar
Garralda Nº 220.
Rauch. Provincia de Buenos Aires.
Tel. 02297 - 443086/02293-15640382.
Di Candilo Basilio Nazareno
Rauch, Buenos Aires Argentina

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My family and I visited Ateleta Paquila last year.We had a great time meeting up with family and friends.We think this site is great.CIAO!
Marie
WA Australia

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Am interested in finding any information about the town of Lettopalena and its residents.
I was born and raised there till I left for Australia with my family in 1956.
Thanks
Fiorentina Di Stefano (Henry)
Melbourne, Victoria Australia

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I would dearly like to make contact with friends/relatives from Corvara.
Alberico GIULIANI
Melbourne, Victoria Australia

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Tassoni/Lepore/Teramo/Campli
Cousins of Italia, I need to know you before we visit in year 2002.
My Parents: Emigrated to USA around 1905.
FATHER:CARLO TASSONI
born 1878 Teramo, died 1937 Cheser, Pa. USA
Carlo Tassoni's brothers are as follows:
Bonaventura b.1880, Teramo: Children: Adeline, Phillip, Edith Domenic and Bessie Jenny Anne
Santa Tassoni b. 1883 Children: Antonio Angelina, Phillip Angelina
Carmela Tassoni b. 1896, Children: Carmela
Constatino Tassoni b. 1887 Children: John, Connie, Yolanda, Pauline, Vera, Alphine, Eugene
Liciano Tassoni b. 1889
Vito Tassoni Children: Leonilda (DiFabio) Tassoni
Rosa Tassoni
CARLO TASSONI"S PARENTS:Giacoma Tassoni + Flora Prichicchio

Please communicate through email if possible: ernietass at aol-dot-com or fax 760-929-9147 or telephone 760 931-6589.
Thanks!
CARLO TASSONI'S WIFE (My mother):
Julia (Giulia) Lepore b. 1881 Campli or Teramo married in Campli December 13, 1905. died 1930
Her brothers and sisters: Adamo, Camillo, Sabatino, Maria or Emilieta
Tassoni, Ernest
Carlsbad, Ca. USA

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I will be traveling to Italy in August 2001 with my family hoping to find the town where my father was born, Elce (I believe). I also hope to find some relatives with the name Baiani. If anyone knows where I should be looking, please drop me a line. Grazie.
John Baiani
Montreal, Quebec Canada

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Hi -
Just wanted to get our family name on the board. My grandparents were Bernard Battestilli and Euguenia (Centi) Battestilli. They immigrated from Aquila and set up residence in Homer City, Pennsylvania. We still have many relatives in Aquila. We are also related to the Giampetroni's and Patrona's. Please feel free to e mail me! Berni
Bernadine Aziz
Hartland, Michigan USA

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looking for relatives surname PORRECA or MORRONE from chieti area of abruzze province would like to take a trip over to see where family was from and meet relitives answer back to csideqt at aol
Patrick Morrone(y)
key west, florida USA

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Aloha to all, I have been doing research about my mother's family. Looking for info about Giuseppi De Dominicis, my mother grandfather who was born in Sulmona, in 1849. He moved to Pratola Peligna, Prov. L'Aquila and is buried there. His mother's name was Maddalena Valessi or Vatessi, ecc. My grandparent's name's were Agata De dominicis married to Donato Paolantonio. Any info. about Giuseppi would be most helpful Thank you, Leonore
leonore
L. I. City, New York America

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My mother also came from Loreto, she is the sister of Aldagisa that Joe Giulii mentions
John J. Ardizzi
Havertown, Pa USA

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My family is from Torricella Peligna. I have done extensive research on my last name, Aspromonte, in Torricella Peligna. Please contact me if you can help or would like to share information. Dan (Donato) Aspromonte
Dan Aspromonte
Santa Cruz, California USA

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La Federazione Abruzzese di Toronto informa tutti gli Abruzzesi residenti all'estero che sono in vendita i CD della tournee` in Canada del comico Abruzzese N'Duccio. Per ulteriori informazioni e acquisti dei cd rivolgersi a questo indirizzo via E- mail
Antonio Di Fiore
Toronto,

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looking for DiPaolo's, DiGiacomo's, and Ciro's that came from Cansano
Paul
staten island , ny united States

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Ciao, se sei di Introdacqua scrivimi, mi fa tanto piacere parlare del nostro bel paese.
Clementina Tiberi
Providence, R.I. USA

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Saluti a tutti amici Abruzze
MY PARENTS ANTONIO GIULII & ADALGISA CARUSI CAME TO AMERICA IN 1920 FROM THE BEAUTIFUL HILL TOWN OF LORETO APRUTINO. THEY WERE MARRIED IN PHILADELPHIA. I'VE BEEN TO ITALY SEVERAL TIMES AND ENJOYED VISITING MOST OF MY RELATIVES. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ALL WHO HAVE ROOTS IN LORETO APRUTINO AND NEARBY TOWNS.
ARIVEDERCI & GRAZIE
JOE GIULII
JOE GIULII
PHILADELPHIA, PA. 19128 USA

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I am interested in finding any family members of Guiseppe Di Menna, Candia ROsa Trovarello or Liugi DiTonno
Marianne
King of Prussia, PA USA

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Procuro Familia Nuccetelli, L'aquila, Scurcola Marsicana
Darcio Nunciatelli
São Paulo, SP Brasil

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Amigos, mi nombre es Giuseppina Vaddinelli, conseguí esta página por casualidad, estoy buscando informació relacionada a las raices de mi familia mis padres son de Teramo (Caprafico) y actualmente vivo en Venezuela. Saludos a todas aquellas personas que son abruzzece de corazón.
Giuseppina Vaddinelli
Valencia, Carabobo Venezuela

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I am the daughter of Tullio Persico born in Bolognano and am looking for a response from Leon Federico cousin of Tullio. I have sent another e mail to info at bolognano looking for Leno and is currently working for the Baroness Durini. Anyone who knows the Persico/Tieri family can respond to this mail via Theresa
Theresa (Persico)Havrilla
Clinton Township, MI USA

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My grandfather, Vincenzo D'Attanasio, was born in Loreto Aprutino in June, 1884. I believe he had brothers or sisters that stayed in Italy so I must have relatives in Loreto, Pescara and elsewhere.
Paul D'Attanasio
Canton, MA USA

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I am still waiting to hear from anyone with the following surnames'
DiPanfilo, Pacitti, Fiucci, Perilli, D Attilo from Collecorvino, Loreto Aprutino, Penne. Mofusco, Piannella, Pescaro. My father was a DiPanfilo, my mother was a Fiucci. She had a brother in Collecorvino named Camillo Fiucci. My fathers mother was Carolina Pacitti and my grandmother was Carmela Perelli. My grandfather was Donatangelo diPanfilo and my other grandfather was Philipe Fiucci. It woould be interesting to know if I still have relatives living in Abbruzzia.
Dan DiPanfilo
Leetonia, Ohio USA

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Ciao a tutti! My grandfather, Gennaro Paolini, was born in Castelvecchio Subequo in 1863. I know there are many Paolinis still residing in Castelvecchio. I would love to hear from anyone in Italy or in the United States who might be related to me. Also, my greatgrandfather was Francesco Paolini and his wife was Maria Domenica Polidoro. If anything looks familiar, please contact me either in Italian or English.
Rose M. Paolino
Ashtabula, OH United States

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I have collected an amount of information on my ancestral town of COLLEDIMACINE (Chieti) and made it available at: www.geocities.com/colledimacineitalia
I've included photos, maps, articles on history of the town, genealogical resources available and other links. I welcome inquiries on my web site, and for the names: FALCONE, DELLI PIZZI, GRANDOLFO, SCHINA, GAGLIARDI, PIGNETTI, BARONE, DIPIETRANTONIO, DILEO, ROSSI, DEPANPHILIS,
Anthony M. Falcone
Bronx, NY USA

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ciao a tutti,
my family name is DiPaolo. Would like to know if anyone has info on my family. They are from Montorio al Vomano. My great grand father was Giovino his fathers name was Sabatino. Giovino had 2 birds that would sing a russian tune. I believe there are some family left in that area. anyone with info, it would be greatly appreciated. thank you
heather
new jersey usa

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What a fantastic achievement this site is. I am amazed at how many people are interested in re-connecting with their heritage - it's wonderful. I would be delighted to hear from people living in Civitella Messeraimondo or Lama Dei Peligni. My father and mother came from these 2 towns - they migrated to Australia in 1955. I was 3yrs old when I lasted visited my relatives from these towns. I was born and grew up in Australia - but would love to visit these two beautiful towns again, one day soon.
My Grandparents from Civitella Messeraimondo were named Filomena Masciantonio & Guido Di Medio.
My Grandparents from Lama Dei Peligni were named Maria Di Guglielmo & Nicolangelo Marrone.
I would be glad to hear from any long lost relatives as well.
SALUTI A TUTTI I MIEI PAESANI!
ANNA MARIA DI MEDIO
Melbourne, Victoria Australia

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Saluti,
Dennis M Sammarone
Blairstown,, New Jersey USA

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This site is so interesting. I was looking for information about the people from my father's town, Corropoli,this is great!
Rossana Di Diodoro
Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Quisiera contactarme con mi familia en Chieti
Mi abuela nació el 11 de enero de 1893 alli y su nombre era Maria Silvia Conti y viajo a la Argentina en 1907 con su hermana Cristina Conti .
Ella tenia 13 o 14 años de edad y murio en Argentina en 1967
Por favor me gustaria saber como los puedo empezar a buscar y contactarme con ellos
Mirta Gladys Julio
Quilmes, Buenos Aires Argentina

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I'm interested in finding relatives of my father, Michael Umberto Abbonizio, born in Castelfrentano in 1912.
Also interested in the Campitelli family also from Castelfrentano.
Anna Abbonizio
Philadelphia, PA USA

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Hello to all the wonderful Italians on registered here:)
My Grandmother and Grandfather were from Turrivalignani. They came and settled in America. My grandmothers name is Filomena Fuore and my grandfather is Antonio Ditullio.
They were the best of the best. If anyone has any infomation for me I would appreciate it.
Best to all of you.
Love, Barbara
Barbara Bologna
Pittsfield, MA USA

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I am Gustavo Trubiano. I am chemical engineering and i am looking for someone related to me in any part of the world. I am 31 years old and i am a research. I know that my grandfather was born in toco a casauria, provincia de pescara. I was there in 1996.
Thanks
Gustavo Trubiano
maipu, mendoza Argentina

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Hi there! I am trying to locate my mother's cousin who is possibly living somewhere in Pennsylvani, USA. Her maiden name is Luisa Bifolchi and her cousin's name would be Vincenzo Tuzi. My mom's uncle's (ANGELO TUZI, born around 1891 in Balsorano Vecchio [Castello], P. L'Aquila) moved to the USA at the age of 16. There he got married and had a son, (Vincenzo Tuzi), who fought in WWII for the USA and was actually sent to Balsorano Vecchio in the attempt to get the Germans to retreat. This was the only time that my mom was able to meet him. She never actually met her uncle (Angelo), but has very fond memories of her mother telling stories about him. If anyone has any information, please e-mail me! I would love to be able to tell my mom that I located her cousin from so long ago, and maybe even possibly have them re-unite!
Maria Piccione
Toronto, Ontario Canada

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I was born in contrada Chioviano Basso just outside Bisenti, my relatives are still there. My parents moved from the area when I was about 3 years old. We lived in other towns such as TOLLO, prov. di Chieti.. From 1954 to 1958 we lived in CANOSA SANNITA prov. di Chieti. We emigrated to canda in 1958.I will be visiting Bisenti in August 2001 and really lokk forward to seeing my relatives.
Bert Di Vincenzo
Toronto, ON Canada

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Estamos planeano con mi familia ir a Guardigrelle, en Chietti, de donde proviene mi abuelo paterno: Palmerino Di Prinzio.Si alguien conoce algun dato por favor enviarlo a nuestro mail.
La web es muy interesante, los felicito!!
Stella Maris Di Prinzio de Tucci
Ascension, Buenos Aires Argentina

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Je suis à la recherche des origines de mon nom : ARIELLI
Je suis Francais, mon père est né en Italie, mon grand-père au Brésil....
Si vous êtes un ARIELLI, ou si vous en avez connu, écrivez-moi un email, je vous répondrais.
Merci.
ARIELLI Michel
TRIER, Germany

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I am looking for relatives of my grandfather and grandmother who came to the US in 1921 from Torricella,Italy.
My grandmother's name is Luisa Mirolli and my grandfather's name is Frank Ficca. If anyone knows these names I would appreciate it if you could answer. Thank you
Michael Ficca
Absecon, New Jersey USA

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Great website! I was born in Pinealla, Province of Pescara moved to Canada with my family. Any one with the last name FINOCCHIO please contact me we may be related.
Silvana Finocchio
Ottawa,, Ontario Canada

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My Grandparents are from Castelvecchio Calvisio. They came to the USA in early 1900's. Our family name is Valeri.
Let me hear from you if you have insight to our family heritage.
I am planning on going the Abruzzo for a visit.
Gary Moore
Florida USA

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Would like to correspond with anyone in Introdacqua or who is doing genealogical research there.
Ray Melchiorre
Hilliard, Ohio U.S.A.

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Wonderful to see an Italian website!!!!!
Elda Pucci
Edmonton, Alberta Canada

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Vivo en Argentina, tengo 61 años, mi nombre es Doli Profeta Rullo. Mis abuelos paternos y maternos eran de la Pcia. de Chieti (Atessa y Lanciano). De apellido PROFETA y MARRA. Quisiera saber datos del pueblo de ellos y de actuales familiares descendientes.
Mi dirección es vilmamb at YAHOOdotCOM.ar.
GRACIAS POR RESPONDER!!!
Doli Profeta Rullo
San Lorenzo Pcia SANTA FE, Argentina

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I will travelling to Nocciano around Sept. 17, 2001 in search of my greatgrandparents resting place. His name was Sabbatino Marcucci from Nocciano. I would welcome any help.
Robert Marcucci
Chelmsford, Massachusetts USA

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Hi I have been trying to trace my origins from our grandparents who i believe might not have been italian. My father emigrated to UK IN 1956 and we are a very big family.We would love to hear from anyone who knows anything about our origins or who could possibly be related.Our grandparents surnames are: Pennetta Francesco, Trisi Anna and Berardi Caterina, who lived in Torino di sangro,vasto,villalfonsina and chieti.We know that alot of our relatives are spread through N.york,Calgary (canada),Australia and even France.
We would love to hear from you- from the PENNETTA family.
A presto e ciao a tutti, e dobbiamo dire che questo sito e' ottimo, anche se non e' aggiornato molto spesso.
Viviana
Bedford, England

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IS ANY BODY OUT THERE FROM ARAGNO? C'E QUALCUNO, CHE E' O CON DISCENDENZA D'ARAGNO? VI MANDO UN CALOROSO SALUTO
TONINO CARRATELLI
ARAGNO, ABRUZZO ITALY

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I am planning a trip to Italy August 17. I will be visiting Manuppella. I Want to locate any family still living there. My fathers name was Graziano Zazzara, his father was Sianno, mother's was Maria. My my mother's name was Amelia Ricci. Her brother, a lawyer, was Alfred, another brother was the Mayor around 1900. Her sister owned a coffee shop. Does this short history sound familiar to anyone?
Would love to hear from you.
Mary Zazzara Goudy
Tallahassee, Fl USA

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Quiero contactarme con alguna persona residente en Abruzzo, CHIETI, porque mis abuelos eran de ahi y me gustaria contactarme con algun familiar. Flia. GRAZIOSO
analia
rosario, argentina

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I am serching for relatives of Evelina Serrani from Scorro Teramo abruzzi, Italy. If you are related or know of anyone who is please contact me. I Have been serching a long time.
Priscilla Woodliff ( DiPietrantonio)
Rockford, Illinois U.S.A.

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I am serching for relatives in Bisenti, Italy. I have an address of a relative there, but I'm not sure if anyone is still there.
the address is Quinino DiPietrantonio
Bisenti
Provincia Teramo
Abruzzi Italy
if you have any information or are a relative please contact me. I have been serching a long time. Thank you.
Priscilla Woodliff ( DiPietrantonio)
Rockford, Illinois U.S.A.

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I have some addresses of relatives in Abruzzi, if you know anyone or a nother relative of these individuals please contact me. I'm sorry I don't speak Italian but I will find a translater if need be. thank you!The addresses are :
Nicola Grassi
S. Giacomo Di Artisi
Province Terramo
Abruzzi, Italy

Quinino DiPietrantonio
Bisenti
Province Terramo
Abruzzo, Italy

Evelina Serrani
Scorrano Teramo
Abruzzi, Italy
any information on my relatives would be appreciated. Thank You!
Priscilla Woodliff (DiPietrantonio)
Rockford, Illinois U.S.A.

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Complimenti! Sorry that my Italian is so limited! When we were children, our parents did not want us to learn to speak Italian because they had been ridiculed for this while they were in school as children. So sad, and such a loss for us. Anyway, I am trying to locate ancestors and living relatives in Castel Frentano. My grandparents immigrated to the United States sometime between 1910 and 1920. My grandfather came first, and my grandmother and their first child (Sara) followed later. My grandfather worked on the Pennsylvania Railroad, out of Enola, Pennsylvania. I cannot find any information in U.S. Immigration Records. My grandparents are now deceased. My grandfather was Casmiro DiPaolo. I am not sure of his hometown, but I do know it was in Abruzzi. I have no further information about my grandfather. My grandmother was Maria Giannantonio. Her home town was Castel Frentano. Her father's name was Giovanni, and I have been told they kept a grocery store. She had three brothers (Antonio, Giacomo, and Raefelle). Antonio and Raefelle immigrated to the US at later dates. Antonio returned to Castel Frentano sometime during the 1960's, where he remained until his death. Antonio's oldest son, Giovanni, was a prisioner of war during World War II. Giovanni and his family (wife Marietta, sons Antonio, Mario, Bruno, and Aldo), immigrated to the US during the 1960's. Raefelle had a son, Giovanni, who immigrated to the US shortly after World War II. He returned to Castel Frentano during the 1950's to marry Angela DiMarco. Angela died in 1958 at age 19, of leukemia, shortly after giving birth to a son, Tomas Angelo Giannantonio. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has any information concerning my family. Grazi! Anna Marie Getz (nee Russo).
Anna Marie Getz
Norfolk, Virginia USA

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cercavo in Castelbottaggio Campobasso un professore di scuola elementare che ha insegnato a Letino provincia di Caserta durante gli anni scolastici /1949/50 il nome Carlucciu Franc se qualcuno lo canosciesse oppure qualsiasi notizia mi scrive a questo indirizzo-- (turidu2002 at yahoo-dot-it) grazie,
antonio fortini
letino, caserta italia

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Its wonderful to know exactly where your roots truly are.
Im the son Of John Anthony DeRitis, Philadelphia, Pa. (d.1988)
The grandson of John Bruno DeRitis
the great grandson of Antonio DeRitis
I live in long beach ca, and am traveling to philadelphia on 8/01
John Kirk DeRitis
Long Beach, California USA

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Hi Linda. it does get confusing. Italy is broken down into Regions, Provinces and Comune (Towns). Think of it as State, county, city. the Region was originally Abruzzo-Molise. Some years ago, it was split into 2 regions. Abruzzo and Molise. the province of Campobasso is NOW in the Region of Molise. Vinchiaturro is a town in Campobasso. my grandmother is from Mirabello Sannitico, a neighboring town. Her grandmother was a DiBiase. It is a very common name in that area. I have some website that would be helpful but couldnt e mail you using the address you gave. you may e mail me directly or do another posting here.
Bob
Phila, PA USA

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We think our family members came from Vinciaturo. They were Paolos and DiBiases, although the DiBiase name became DeBiose after the migration. Can someone explain the geography of this area to me? Our Mama always said she came from Vinciaturo, provenzio de Campobasso, but I find the names under Aburzzo. Is Abruzzo a region, Campobasso a nearby region and/or Vinchiaturo the city? I would love to better understant the relationship of the names.
linda martin
San Antonio, TX USA

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HELLO,ABRUZZESI!

If you have roots in the province of Pescara, Teramo and Chieti
I might have good news for you. Every September and October I
conduct Tours to Italy and we go also to Abruzzo. During the past
23 years hundreds and hundreds of Italian-Americans have seen their hometown and met their relatives for the first time in Abruzzo with my Tours...
At the end of those Tours I remain all November and December in my hometown Pianella, in the province of Pescara. Great weather even then!
While I am there, as a hobby, I like to search for your relatives.
Thus, if you know the name of the town there, but you don't know if you still have cousins, give me the necessary information about your
parents or grandparents who came from there and I will see if I can find your lost "cugini". Isn't that great?
Yes, that is nice, but how much? Nothing! Just I hope that if in the future you will go to Italy and to Abruzzo you will join my Tours. Capisci?
So, Cumpari and Cummare, let me hear from you.
Grazie and Buona Fortuna. O Sole Mio!
Remo Faieta
Remo Faieta
Columbus , Ohio USA

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I am searching for relatives. My grandfather is Donato DiPietrantonio Norn October 18th,1887 in Bisenti,Italy to the parents of Giovanni DiPietrantonio And Mary ( Pinchotti ) DiPietrantonio. He also has a sister Rosa but I do not have any information on her. On February 3rd. 1912 Donato married Allegrina Serrani in Penna Sant' Andrea, where she was born to her parents Giovanni Serrani of Penna Sant' Andrea and Louisa Nicola G. Pallotta ( birthplace unknown). Allegrina has a sister Anine Serrani. We have been told that Anine married and had a large family but do not have any information to verify that.
If you have any information on any of the names listed I would appreciate hearing from you. I have been serching a long time. Thank you for the opportunity to post my message here.
Priscilla Woodliff (DiPietrantonio)
Rockford, Illinois U.S.A.

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My mother was born in Torricella Sicura,PD Teramo, Abruzzi and my father was born in the town of Teramo, Abruzzi. They were married in the USA in March, 1921. They have both passed on, but I am hoping to hear from someone in those towns. Their names were Elena Angelozzi and Antonio Pedicone.
Rita Pedicone Sarmousakis
Wilmington, Delaware Italy

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vorrei tanto salutare tutti quelli che ho potuto conoscere, mentre venivo a san pelino di avezzano. ero fidanzata per tanto tempo con un ragazzo abruzzese, che era la persona piu cara nella mia vita...continua ad esserlo ancora...io, per ragioni di famiglia, pero ho dovuto tornare in austria....spero di ritornare un giorno ad avezzano, chissa.....magari per rimanerci per sempre...
un bacione grosso alla gente di avezzano
andrea korenjak
klagenfurt, austria carinthia

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My mother was born and raised in Goriza. Her name was Anna Zamparini. She wed my father, an American, and came to live in Shreveport, Louisana. Her married name was Anna Anderson. I would love to hear from anyone from her family. I know some of my mother's family background, but would love to talk to someone who knows more.
Linda Bradbury
Pulaski, Virginia USA

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I am looking for any information concerning the name ACCIARI. My grandfather Frank Acciari was from Civitelli Del Tronto in Terramo. Any information about the ACCIARI surname would be most appreciated.
Margie Christian
Harmans, Maryland United States

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My father, Giuseppe, was born in Loreto Aprutino March 11, 1886
My mother, Anna Domenico Fiucci was born in Collecorvino,Jan.11,1893.
They were married in Penne, civil commune. They have been in America since about 1916 and 1920 until thir death here.
We visited Collocorvino,Loreto Aprutino,Penne, Moscufo and stayed at the Plaza Hotel in Pescara. We met several Fiucci and DiPanfilo but because we could not communicate very well, we did not get to much info about any relationship, if any, from any one we met. I would like to have met a Pacitti, Perilli, Dattilo, Faieta to gather more info. All in all, it was a very wonderful visit to this area and now I hope that someone familiar with these names would contact me. We also were able to visit my brother-in-law's parents villages in Calabria. What a beautiful country you have, the scenery was something to remember for a life time. Hope to visit again some day.
Dan DiPanfilo
Leetonia, Ohio USA

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My great grandfather, Valeriano Lamanda was from Palanoli in Abruzzo. I am seeking assistance with the exact location of this town.
Mark O
San Francisco, California USA

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I am very much interested in contacting any family in the town of Scerni, Province of Chieti. Surnames of Cionci and Ottaviano. Mother was Maria Ottaviano and father Nicola Cionci.
Anne Cionci Boschi
Devon, Pennsylvania U.S.A.

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I am looking for anyone by the Surnames of Daddario, D'Addario, and DeInnocenti. My Grandparents came from Fresagrandinaria, Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy. They came to USA in the early 1900's. They lived in a small town called, Bridgeport, PA., not far from Philadelphia. I would like to here from any one with the same last names.
Mary E. Roch
Secane, PA USA

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This site is fantastic! I have been working on the family geaneology for a couple of years in the US records and was just getting ready to start working back in italy and came across it. You have so much information and the things you offer from help to pictures is great. My Grandfather was Estero Paolella from Trasacco, L'Aquila. He was born in 1891 and arrived in New York on 3/9/1909 on board the S.S. Duca Di Genova sailing from Naples. After a breif stop in Rochester, NY (relatives?) he came to Stoneham, Massachusetts were he married Palmira Ferretti from Genova and had two sons. One was my father George. His Father was Domenico and his mother was Amata Campiso. I know that within a couple of years of 1909 a Cresidio and Domenico Paolella also from Trasacco arrived in NY and I know he had a nephew so he must have had a brother or sister. I also believe from the surname map that there are still Paolella's in or near Trasacco. I would love to hear from any relatives either still in Italy or the US. Please keep this site going and get Trasacco's surnames finished up.
Thomas Paolella
Tewksbury, Massachusetts USA

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Igual será imposible, pero si haya unos "SANTOLERO" (o por error de ortografía "SANTOLERI" en Argentina (especialmente en Buenos Aires) que procedan de un pueblo llamado "Casino Vezzani" en la provincia de Chieti, estaría encantada contactar con ellos. Nos hemos quedados muy poquitos y me gustaría conocerles a todos. Gracias!
E`probabile che sia quasi impossibile, ma se ci fossero dei "SANTOLERO" (o magari per errore di trascrizione SANTOLERI) in Argentina (specialmente Buenos Aires) provenienti dalla frazione chiamata Casino Vezzani in provincia di Chieti, sarei felicissima di contattarli. Siamo rimasti in pochi e mi piacerebbe che ci conoscessimo. Grazie!
Marinella Santolero

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I am looking for anyone named DiSabatino who would have come from the village of Spoltore which is part of Pescara. As far as I know, my grandfather, Pietro Di Sabatino and my father Pasquale Di Sabatino are the only ones who came to this country. My grandfather had four brothers who I believe stayed in Italy. I have traced my ancestry back to 1732. I am very interested in knowing if possibly the children or grandchildren of my grandfather's brothers came to this country.
Louise Peters
Dayton, Ohio USA

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My mother, Grazia Diclemente, was born in Roccamurice, Abruzzo. I am not sure of her province - either Pescara, Aquila, or Chieti. It had changed during the Second World War. My mother's father was Cesidio Diclemente and her mother's maiden name was Piselli. I have two uncles, Giovanni and Giuseppe, who lived in Staten Island, New York. My uncle John was married to Santa and had one son, Anthony. My uncle Joe had two sons, Jesse and I do not remember the name of the other one. I am trying to find out about my mother's family in Italy, the birth and death dates of her mother and father, and any information about great grandparents. You are to be complimented on this wonderful site which helps families find each other.
Thank you.
Diana Cortina
Melrose Park, Illinois U.S.A.

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ciao a tutti atessani (CH) e italiani in tutto il mondo
sono anna-marie e ho dei parenti in atessa. mio padre é Luigi Litterio nato il 21.06.40 i miei nonni erano Pasquale Litterio e Anna d'Amico. habitavano a san michele (atessa vecchia).
ho ancora dei parenti in atessa Teresa Litterio mia zia. chi mi può dare alquni informazioni su chi erano i erano i bisnonni e anche prima e se ci sono altri parenti fuori atessa e piazzano in tutto il mondo. ho ancora due sorelle Claudia e Karin Litterio. Mi farebbe tanto piacere di ricevere delle risposte.
Mando tanti saluti della svizzera in tutto il mondo e auguro a tutti buone vacanze!!!
Anna-Marie Litterio-Dorz
Wangen b. Olten, Solothurn Switzerland

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hi!to all my friends and relatives in Tocco Casauria, Italy and in the usa. Please contact me. I would like to hear from you.
anthony galli
bethany, connecticut usa

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I am trying to find any info possible on the Madonna family from Chieta. My daughter would love to know about her Italian heritage but since I have been divorced for many years from her father and she is estranged from him there is no way for her to find anything about her family.
The only information I have is as follows: Her great grandparents names were Anthony John Madonna and Mary Ricciuti and they were from Chieti. They had one son Nicholas, born 11/19/10 in Italy. Emigrated to Pennsylvania, USA and eventually settled in Kennett Square Pennsylvania. They raised mushrooms for a living.
They had several other children. Daniel, Anthony, Oleon, Elizabeth and Stella.
If anyone can help, it would be much appreciated.
Thank you.
Ruth Darlington Madonna
West Chester, PA USA

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Ciao a tutti
in agosto trascorro le mie vacanze à montesilvano nel hotel city.
chi mi può dare alcune informazioni sul luogo di montesilvano e sull'albergo city.
mi farebbe molto piacere di ricevere dei e-mails.
grazie a tutti e buone ferie!!
Anna-Marie Litterio-Dorz
Wangen b. Olten, Solothurn Switzerland

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My Grandfather came from Secinaro in 1916. His Name was Concenzio (Charles) Pacifici. His Father's name was Nunzio Pacifici. They settled in East Chicago, Indiana. My Grandfather took the last I off his name and was called Charles Pacific in the US. I am extremely proud of my Abruzzo heritage.
Peter Miksich
Hammond, Indiana USA

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Busco informacion sobre mi abuelo ANTONIO LUDOVICO, nacido en Campobasso el 29-12-1893, hijo de Jose Ludovico y Raquela D'Agata. Agradesco cualquier informacion.
Jose Lodovico
Guaymallen, Mendoza Argentina

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I am looking for information on the family name Vennaro or Santa Vennaro. Julia Santa Vennaro married Nicola Cilli and had a son Alphonso Carmino Cilli on 8/20/1886. M.A. Lusardi
Marion Lusardi
Huntington Woods, Michigan USA

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I am looking for anyone related to my grandfather, Oreste Cetroni, who emigrated to Martin's Creek, Pennsylvania in the early 1900s. I am coming to Italy and would love to meet anyone who related or who knows my family.

This is a great site !
Jeffrey Citrone
Denver, CO USA

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Cliccare qui per tutti i CERRITELLI MORTI A CHIETI A PARTIRE DAL 1860 FINO AL 22 AGOSTO 2000
Luigi CERRITELLI
BRESCIA, ITALY Lombardia

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Hello! I was thrilled to find this website as my Grandfather (b. 1884) Antonio Torella was born in Campobasso. My grandfather immigrated to the US aroung 1913 and lived a short time in Krebs County OK until settling in the Youngstown/Lowellville Ohio area. In our part of the country we don't see too many other "Torellas" as our name is not a common one. If anyone out there knows anything about my heritage send me an email.... Ciao!
Roslyn Torella
Youngstown , OH USA

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I will be traveling to Italy in early August. I am looking for anyone related to my family--descendants of Amadio Roncace. My grandfather was Simplicio Roncace, born in Sant'Egidio Alla Vibrata, Teramo, Abruzzie, 1870. My grandmother was Maria Tribiuani from Amatrice, Provincia di Rieta.
Nancy Rongaus Nelson
Washington , DC USA

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Persone dell'attenzione Con DE SIMONE Last Nome Per favore Entra In Contatto In L'E-mail FOGANHOLIJR at AOL.com o nel ptlcf at zipmail.com.br, la Mia Famiglia Sarebbe Molto Felice Nel Trovare Parenti Con L'Ultimo Nome il Mio DOS BISAVÓS, Di ROZETO DEGLI Abruzzi
GRAZIE MILLE,
LUIZ CARLOS

ATTENTION PEOPLE WITH DE SIMONE LAST NAME PLEASE ENTER IN CONTACT IN THE E-MAIL FOGANHOLIJR at AOL.com or in the ptlcf at zipmail.com.br, MY FAMILY would BE VERY Happy IN Finding RELATIVES WITH THE LAST NAME MY DOS BISAVÓS, OF ROZETO DEGLI ABRUZZI
THANK YOU VERY MUCH,
LUIZ CARLOS
Bauru , SP BRASIL

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hope to see my friends and relatives in pietracamela (teramo)august.
armando di feliciantonio
margate, new jersey usa

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Both grandparents were both from Chieti grandmother from Miglianico and grandfather from Tollo.
Names of great grandparents:
Domenico Pulcinelli and Luisa De Luca--Children: Augusto, Angela Nicola (my grandmother) and Carolina--All came to U.S. in early 1900s.
Antonio Ciccotelli and Elena Volipone or Elena D'Anagemma--Children that I know of (born in Tollo) were Attilio (my grandfather), Adenua, Alinda--came to US in early 1900s. Other sisters and brothers and parents remained in Miglianico.
Any knowledge of living relatives would be greatly appreciated.
Angela Ciccotelli Mulloy
Orange, VA USA

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I am looking for relatives of Carmine Alphonse or Alphonse Carmine Cilli. My husband, Robert, is the only grandchild. We have two sons, Matthew and Gregory who are very interested in tracing their roots. I believe that Alphonse Cilli left relatives behind in Italy; we have a letter written in Italian that is very faded and hard to read from his family in the early 1950's. I hope this works! Marion Lusardi
Marion Lusardi
Huntington Woods, Michigan USA

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Busco a Mirta Barrientos, de Lanciano-Cheti. De ubicarla, darle mi dirección de email para recibir información de ella por la misma vía. Desde ya muchas gracias.
ANGIÓ LUIS ENRIQUE
olavarria, Argentina Buenos Aires

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My mother (deceased) was born in Montenero di Bisaccio, Campobasso, which I now learn after many decades, is in Molise, and not in Abruzzo. Nevertheless I am trying to find any of her relatives who may be in the area. Her maiden name was Maria DiCarlo and her brother Dan and sister Irene(Benedetto) all migrated to USA in the early 1900's. Would love to hear from anyone familiar with this family or paisans.
Gracie
Joe Mauro
Joseph Mauro
Phila., Pa. USA

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My paternal grandparents are both from San Valentino..they came to the US in 1909.They were already married and brought with them my Uncle Guglielmo who was 1 year old when they arrived! I am interested to know if anyone knows of any relatives by the name of Cesarone....my grandfathers name was Giuseppe Cesarone,he had a brother named Pietro...and my grandmothers name was Concetta Maria Gigante....she had brothers named Luigi and Francesco.....Any information on either the Cesarones or the Gigantes from San Valentino would be greatly appreciated! This is a great website...I just stumbled into it. Thanks......
Tracey Birdseye
Harrison City, PA USA

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Does anyone have an e-mail address in the town of Vittorito that I may write to. I am trying to locate an older woman by the name of Donata (maiden name is Buontempo, who is related to me.
Thanks in advance.
robert buontempo
everett, massachusetts usa

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I took my first trip to Vittorito in March, 2001. I was trying to locate any of my distant relatives that were still in the town. I was able to see my grandfather's name in the town hall birth register in 1896 and saw my great grandfathers signature on that date.
Robert Buontempo
Everett, Massachusetts USA

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I am looking for information about my dad side of my family the D'Amico family they came from Torricella Pelignia chieti Italy my grandfathers name was Antonio D'Amico and my grandmothers name was Fransecia DiPietro D'Amico and my dads name was Costanzo D'Amico
Ann D'Amico Heaney
levittown, pennsylvania America

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We understand our grandfather, Costantino D'Ascenzo came to the USA from Fonteavignone, Rocca Di Mezzo, Aquila, Abruzzo, in early 1900's. He came with a brother but we don't know his name. Costantino's father was Camilo and his mother was Angela D. D'Ascenzo. We think that perhaps Camilo's father was named Antonio. Costantino was born in 1885 or 1888. We would like to contact anyone who would have any knowledge of the family from that area.
Donna Dascenzo
Seattle, Washington USA

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Read your message-Jim Fantozzi from Russell, Ohio, please e-mail me, I have Fantozzi's in my family tree.
Anna C. Tumminia
New Jersey USA

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Trying to find family in Chieti Italy. Our real name is sanzonettie was changed to Sanza when family came over on the boat in the early 1900's. Thanks.........
NAPA NICK SANZA.....
Nicholas Sanza
Napa, California USA

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Hola:
Mi abuelo nació en Borrello en el año 1898, se llamaba Pietro, su papá Domenicantonio Evangelista, su mamá Lucía Mariani. Vino a Argentina en el año 1905. Cualquier infomración la agradeceré.
Jacqueline Evangelista
Santa Rosa, la Pampa Argentina

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HEY-HO !

Is there anyone female from FARINDOLA or nearby, who wants to become my penfriend?
I´m 34, married with 4 girls. We are all German, living in Portugal and wish to come back to Farindola one day, where we have stayed for two month in the summer of 1993. Perhaps you remember us???
If not, here are some of my interests:
I like my children, our animals (2 horses, dogs, chicken for friends, our little piggy called Pancione...), riding, playing music instruments, travelling, ecological topics...
Please don´t hesitate to contact me!
Heike Lange
Germany / Portugal

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RE: "NICOLINI" relatives. The family originated in Verona, Italy but many migrated to different areas of Italy and Sicily. Some came to the USA. I want very much to find my relatives. Is anyone able to help me? Please, only legitimate responses.
Leonetti

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With your help, at last I found from where my name STENTA is coming
from.
STENTA Gorazd
Maribor, Slovenia

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Since I posted a message here, my e-mail has changed from pat at tri-lakes.net to pat at tablerock.net
Patrick W. D'Ostilio
Branson West, MO USA

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looking for information on vincenzo scenna married to eva sisco capalbo came to us about 1910 settled in ny or rhode island.had a son phillip a scenna born in rhode island on may 18,1920
james e scenna
crystal river, florida usa

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IL MIO NONNO MICOZZI GIOVANNI, FIGLIO DI MICOZZI DAVIDDE E FORLINI MARIA, NATO A COLONNELLA IL 1877 E EMMIGRATO IN BRASILE IL 1901. VORREI PRENDERE CONTATTO CON PERSONE E PARENTI MICOZZI IN ITALIA E NEL MONDO.
MY GRAND-FATHER MICOZZI GIOVANNI, SON OF MICOZZI DAVIDDE AND FORLINI MARIA, WAS BORN IN COLONNELLA ON 1877 AND EMMIGRATED TO BRAZIL ON 1901. I WOULD BE PLEASED TO CONTACT MICOZZI PEOPLE AND RELATIVES I ITALY AND IN THE WORLD.
MICOZZI CLAUDIO
SAO PAULO -, SÃO PAULO BRAZIL

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Hello, My mother Secondino Marrone was from Castelnouva L'Aquila Italy. Her Fathers name was Pasquale Marrone and her mothers maiden name was Assunda Gasbare.
My Fathers name was Silvio Adrea DiCarlo from S.Pio Della Camere Italy. Would like to hear from others who my have known my relatives or from the same region.
Roosevelt (Rudy) DeCarlo
Rochester, NY USA

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hello, like everyone else my last name is carani and grandparents were from goriano italy. i'm just trying to feel in some blanks. is there any family left there, and how far back do we go?? any answers please e-mail thank you...
kenneth angelo carani
waynesburg, ohio usa

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Abruzzo
Domenic Bucci
Round Rock, Texas United States

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All of my family is from Bugnara, my grandfather was Egidio DiVito, my father is Anthony and my uncle is Frank, would like to hear from anyone knowing them.
I visited Bugnara in May with my son who was doing a family tree, the town is beautiful!
Egidio
Aliquippa Pa,

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Hola, tengo muchos parientes en Italia y me gustaria que me enviaran noticias. Soy Nieto de Biagio Di Febo, casado con Filomena Colagrande.
Los hermanos de Filomena son: Tobias Colagrande casado con Assunta Misseri, cuyos hijos son Tonino Colagrande, Graziano Colagrande, Eligio Colagrande, Maurizio Colagrande, Nicolleta Colagrande, Vilma Colagrande, Marisa Colagrande y Mirella Colagrande.
Otros hermanos de mi abuela se llaman Benito Colagrande, Dina Colagrande, Bruno Colagrande y Artebano Colagrande.(Mario y Remo ya fallecidos). Mis Bisabuelos maternos se llamaban Antonio Colagrande y Giovanna Pierini. Y mis bisabuelos paternos se llamaban Vicente Di Febo fallecido en Argentina y mi bisabuela paterna Teresa D'alberto.
Los hermanos de mi abuelo se llamaban Guido Di Febo y Giovanni Di Febo. Casi todos estos parientes estan ubicados en Montesilvano, Silvi y Citta Sant'angelo, donde esta viviendo mi tio (hermano de mi padre Roberto Di Febo) Luciano Di Febo que posee una tapiceria en Citta Sant'angelo llamada Tapizeria Esteban. Que es el nombre de uno de sus tres hijos, los demas se llaman Leonardo y Martin. Mi Tia Mirta Cardielo trabaja en un hotel de la Costa de Montesilvano, no recuerdo el nombre.
Espero que se comuniquen conmigo...Saludos!!!!!
Lucas Di Febo
Villa Maria , Cordoba Argentina

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Hello,Iam doing reseach on My Family, My Grand father Francesco Paolo Rocco, Campana, was born in Italia POTENZA in 30 the Julio 1874, his Fathers name was Raffaele Campana, his mother was Gerarda Di Biase any info would be gretly appreciated thanks Carlos Campana, miami florida USA
Carlos Campana
Miami, Florida USA

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HOUSE FOR RENT

Hello, Abruzzesi. I have a nice house available in Pianella, near 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 home-made wine and eat pasta with them; hear the rooster in the morning; eat fresh figs and grapes...!
It is in the midst of olive groves and vineyards! It is by the bus stop, within walking distance to town and, most of all, it is much, much cheaper and more peaceful than staying in 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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HELLO, American-Abruzzesi!

My name is Remo Faieta. I am full blood Abruzzese too, from Pianella in the province of Pescara. I came to Columbus, Ohio, some 40 years ago and have been a Prof. of French and Latin;for the past 22 years I have also been conducting Tours to Italy. Those Tours are unique, because they take you to see not only the best of Italy (Milan, Venice, Padua, Florence, Pisa, Assisi, Rome, Pompei, Capri...), but they take you to see also that dear little town where your folks came from in the province of L'Aquila, Pescara, Teramo, Chieti, Campobasso...
I know Italy like my own backyard and I have detailed maps and telephone books of Italy to help you locate your town and relatives. Within minutes I can give you the information you have been unsuccessfully looking for all your life! With my Tours hundreds of "Cumpari and Cummare" have seen for the first time their hometown and met their "cugini". You too can make that dream come true! My next Tour going to Italy and to Abruzzo is September 20th through Oct. 5, when figs and grapes are ripe. Mamma Mia, come sono buoni! (=how sweet).
See my Web Site: www.italianheritagetours.com
E-Mail: Italiantours at aol-dot-com
E-Mail me if you need a brochure of my Tours. Remember that your people did not come from the city L'Aquila, Pescara, Chieti, Teramo, Campobasso; they all came from little towns in the province (near)of those major cities. Capisci? Bravo, Cumpare!
Allora, Buona Fortuna and Dio Ti Benedica.
Remo Faieta
Columbus, Ohio USA

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Hello, i am looking for any Di Toro descendants in the united states. My great uncle M. DiToro emigrated to the united stae from Abbateggio, Pescara, Italy. At that time, Abbateggio was still part of the province of Chieti. My great uncle left Abbateggio sometine sometime around 1900-1910. the family lost contact after the death of my great grandmother.
M. Di Toro had four sisters and one brother Angelo left in Abbateggio. Would like the name of US DiToro descendants. Thanks
palumbo, nicola
sarnia, ontario canada

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This site is absolutely great. I'm trying to contact residents, former residents, or family descendants of a town from where my family descends. My hope is to eventually discover some family lineage. My Grandfathers' name as I know it was Panfilo Petracco, I've also seen his name on a document as Pampano Petrarca. I share Panfilo with my Grandfather as my middle name. My Grandmothers' maiden name was Maria Macerelli. Both claim to be from a small Abbruzzi village called Pietransieri (in fact a deceased aunt of mine went there and supposedly visited family) but also used the name of Roccaraso as the closest town and L'Aguila as the closest city. After some searching,I have located Pietransieri on a map web-site and it's very small. Is there anyone outhere willing to share information regarding any of the information I've shared? Please contact me at panfilo at microconnect.net
thank you
Peter Panfilo Petracco
Lower Burrell, PA

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The only name that I have is Nicoletta Battaglia, my great-grandmother. I have always been told that she is from Abruzzi and that this is her married name. My grandmother, Anna Rose Battaglia/Augustine was born in Hartford, CT. around 1920. My priest, Father Romano Ciatolo told me that I look like the woman of his village in Abruzzo. Any info would be great!
Nicole Augustine
Columbus, Ohio USA

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I am looking for any of my relatives still living in Santa Croce di Magliano. My grandfather left Santa Croce in the early 1900's. settling in Brockton, Mass. His name was Peter A Principe, he had a brother named James and other siblings. As many cousins I have here I know there are some still in Italia.
Joseph Vincent Principe Jr.
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA

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Any with the surname Maggetti? Contact me... Let's see if we are related. Family roots are in Roseto degli Abruzzi. Father: Gino Maggetti Mother: Virginia Maggetti(nee Barbara) My mother's roots are in Pacego, Sicily
John Maggetti
Berkley, Michigan U.S.A.

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I am leaving for a trip to Italy and plan to stop in Roccascalegna in Abruzzo. If you want some information from there plase email me with Roccascalegna on the subject line. I speak no Italian so I am not a great dea of help.
Benjamin Tartaglia
Marlton, New Jersey USA

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I'm looking for my mother's relatives. Her name was Victoria Pacchiarotta. I believe her family is in Abruzzo. Some of her family came to Rochester, New York. She was born in 1920.
Alla Trelford

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Felicitaciones por tamaña empresa como lo es la de ayudar a saber quienes eran nuestros antepasados. Gracias
JUAN CARLOS SPINELLI
Vicente López, Buenos Aires Argentina

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Hi! I'm Eugene Nero. I've been traveling back to Abruzzo, Provincia di Chieti, since 1977. I just returned with a group of 34 for whom I helped kindle the relationships their grandparents, for economic reasons, left behind between the years 1907 & 1922.

I led the group to discover the three mountain peak towns of Montenerodomo, Fallascoso and Torricella Peligni. We connected American cousins with Abruzzese cousins who before now had only glimmers of stories about each other to cling to. We enjoyed Abruzzese living--beauty, slowness, the best food in the world and living to live--not to rush around crazy!

Home made prosciutto, salcicia, fettucini, spaghetti, succo di pomodoro, vino rosso, olio di oliva, grappa di fragolino, please stop me! I can't go on!

Consider Abruzzo as the ultimate destination. Relax, learn about the history of Abruzzo. Learn Italian. Meet your cousins. Enjoy, relax. Learn how the old culture lives and why I chooses to live so.

We'll go to the archives offices and copy your ancestors' birth, baptism, and marriage records. Then, I with 2 pairs of glasses hanging from my face will translate them for you and build your family tree.

I enjoy crying fat tears at the sight of cousins meeting for the first time. Stong emotions well up inside me.

Think about it. Airfare USA to Rome is $1100 until Sept 14th, at which time it drops to as low as $615. Wine season is Sept & Oct. I provide all info, flight coordination. We'll rent cars or vans at Rome airport and do our own driving. We'll stay in beautiful homes belonging to platinum people.

You'll get much more for much less. No tour buses, no watered down tour guide speeches. Live Italian! Learn Italian! Find your grandparents' descendants whom you knew you had, but never could find. Give yourself a chance.

Eugene Nero
1790 S. Treasure Dr apt 2c
Miami Beach, FL 33141

call 786-683-4579
email: anacleto.marchi at att.net
eugene nero
north bay village, florida usa

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Looking for any remaining Laielli's in Castelli. Grandfather Giuseppe came to America in early 1910's and settled in Willamsport Pennsylvania-- worked for the railroads. There are also Laielli's who settled in new jersey
Mille Grazie
Carol Laielli