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I am looking for some relatives of anna luigia teti and her sister domenica emigrated to philadelpia 1910-1920 from Torricella Peligna Chieti Italy
please contact me
Guido Teti
Roma, Italia

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Me gustaría localizar a los BONI y a los FAVA, que llegaron desde Italia a Brasil cerca del año 1903, luego se trasladaron a la Argentina, radicándose en Concepción de las Sierras, provincia de MISIONES.
Los BONI tienen familiares en la provincia de Córdoba, Argentina.
Mi abuelo se llamaba AMADEO BONI, hijo de GIOVANNI BONI y de VIRGINIA FAVA.
Pueden escribirme los BONI y los FAVA. Cualquier información sería de mucha ayuda. Gracias.
I would like to know if there any BONI's out there who may be related to me. My grandfather name was AMADEO BONI, son of GIOVANNI BONI and VIRGINIA FAVA. My family is originated in Italy, mainly from the Piemonte or Treviso.
You can email me if you are BONI or FAVA.
Any info would be helpful. Thanks.
Noelia Haydee Gonzalez Boni
San Fernando- Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Would anyone have access to the current phone directory in Morro D'Oro, Teramo??? I am trying to find the address of any DI GIAMMARINO family members who still live in Morro D'Oro, Teramo.
Thank you.
J. Michael Fresconi
New Castle, DE USA

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I'm going to start research on my Fiance's family, last name of DeMaria. Any information would be helpful, because I'm lost. I know his fathers name is John and his parents are from Italy. I'm interested in finding out what the name DeMaria means and how and where it originated from, for starters. It's such a pretty name and not too common here in the USA
Vickie Hernandez
Morgan Hill, CA USA

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Gostaria di localizar á família BONI e FAVA que chegaram da Italia ao Brasil depois radicaram-se na Argentina (1903),Concepción de las Sierras, na província de Misiones. A familia BONI têm parentes na província de Cordoba, Argentina.
Meu avô llamava-se AMADEO BONI figlio de GIOVANNI BONI e VIRGINIA FAVA.
Podem escrever-me os BONI e us FAVA.
Noelia haydee Gonzalez Boni
San Fernando, Buenos Aires Argentina

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Sto cercando i BONI i FAVA arrivati d´Italia a Brasil dopo radicati a Concepción de las Sierras, pcia. de Misiones,Argentina(circa 1903).I BONI hanno parenti in pcia. di Cordoba Argentina. Mio nonno AMADEO BONI figlio di GIOVANNI BONI e VIRGINIA FAVA. Mi hanno detto che sonno del Nord d´Italia( Veneto;Piemonte; Treviso).
Per favore email me i BONI e i FAVA. Grazie.
Noelia Haydee Gonzalez Boni
San Fernando, Buenos Aires Argentina

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Michael Chiaverini,
There are many in Palena, you should check out the Official Palena Social Club web site. E Mail the president maybe he can help you, if you did not already contact him.
Mary : )
Mary M Catania
Toronto, Canada

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No saben que felicidad la que tengo de haber encontrado una página en la cual despierta en mí la esperanza de poder encontrar o comunicarme con gente que quizá lleve mi sangre, mi bisabuelo era de Casalanguida, se llamaba José Ciancaglini Mattía, sería muy bueno poder llegar a intercambiar cartas con alguien quien lleve mi apellido en ese querido pueblo, desde ya muy agradecido, muchicimas gracias.
Lucas Ciancaglini
26 años.
Lucas Ciancaglini
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Argentina

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Bel sito, mille grazie. Looking for relatives of Angelo Graziano, my maternal great-grandfather who immigrated into NY in 1896 from San Pio delle Camere.
He married Elisabetta Longhi and had a daughter Rosina (my grandmother) who both came to join him in NYC one year later.
Michele Sires-DeLorean
Littleton, Colorado USA

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Much gratitude for this forum...I am searching for any information regarding relatives in Gioia dei Marsi (Joy of the Marsi) with the surnames of Longhi and Delfini, my grandparents who immigrated to NYC in 1897 and 1905.
Specifically, my relatives are:

Elisabetta Longhi (married Angelo Graziani)
Florindo Delfini (married Elisabetta's daughter, Rosina)
I am certain Florindo's family remained in Italy, since a sister was killed in the 1915 earthquake.
Mille grazie,
Michele Sires-DeLorean
Michele Sires-DeLorean
Littleton, Colorado USA

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A distanza di cinquantotto anni, mi sembra opportuno rileggere i versi di una canzone della Maggiolata . L'autore è il Maestro Guido Albanese, la canzone è ispirata alla desolata e tragica visione di Ortona e Francavilla (perle dell'Adriatico), in una livida alba del dicembre 1943.
Noi, che non abbiamo vissuto quei momenti, dobbiamo saper leggere in questi versi la drammaticità di quei giorni che videro “la nostra Terra" teatro” di fatti tragici e i nostri genitori impotenti attori di un dramma che non si deve più ripetere. Nino Berardi

di Guido Albanese (dicembre 1943)

Ah!..Ci manche all'Adriatiche 'na perl'

Ma che sfragèlle mo' z'à scatenate?
Signore Die, Gesù Gesù!
La guerre s'è fermat'a sta cuntrate!
I'nen sacc' piagne cchiù..

Ah!...Ci manche all'Adriatiche na perle,
ah!..ma tutte stu dolore chi po' dirle?
O Urtona, Urtona mè,
i' t'adore sempre cchiù!

Cantève le sirene tra l' vill'
Mo' n'zi sente cchiu cantà.
Ma cerca cerca Francaville...
Màr'a nnù, n'zi po'truvà!
Ah!...Ci manche all'Adriatiche na perle,
ah!..ma tutte stu dolore chi po' dirle?
Francavill', Francavì
Spiaggia d'ore, ‘ddò stiè tu?

Oh fa 'rmenì, Signore, lu serene,
ca Tu sole le può fa',
e ‘rnasce dop' tante e tante pene,
ste ddù perl' di città!

Ah!..ci manch' all'Adriatich' ddù perl'
Ah!...ma tutte stu dolore ch' po' dirle?
O Urtona, Urtona mè,
Francavilla, ‘ddo stiè tu?
nino
Pescara,

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I am trying to locate relatives of my father, Umberto Bucciarelli, of
Sardinaro, Prov. of Teramo, Italy. He left Italy from the port of Naples for New York, N.Y. Born March 26,1884. His father's name was Domenico, not sure of his mother's name. The name Bucciarelli is not a common name. He left Italy May, 1905. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
So happy I found my fellow Abbruzzese friends.
Alice N. Campo
Milford,, Delaware U.S.A.

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Looking for family from Lama dei Peligni or Corpi Santi which is a small village outside of Lama. Visited in May 2001 and met alot of Conicella's. It is a beautiful small village. Anyone from Corpi Santi...please write.
Donna Conicelli
Collegeville, PA USA

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SOY UN ESTUDIANTE QUE VA A ESTUDIAR EN TERAMO A PARTIR DEL 1 DE OCTUBRE,SI HAY ALGUIEN DE ALLI QUE ALQUILE HABITACIONES A ESTUDIANTES QUE ME ESCRIBA UN E-MAIL.TENGO 24 AÑOS,Y ESTUDIO DIRITTO.
MUY AGRADECIDO.
Francisco
GRANADA, ANDALUCIA ESPAÑA

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Hi, I was born in Australia but am very interested in my family's Italian heritage. My mother (Delia Di Medio)is from "Civitella Messer Raimondo" (Prov. Chieti) and my father (Quirino D'Alessandro)is from a smaller town called "Gallo".
If you live in Civitella or if your parents are from there, I would like to hear from you. I visited about 10 years ago and have fond memories of the majestic mountains and of the beautiful people. If anyone has information on the Di Medio or D'Alessandro family names, I would also be interested in hearing from you. Cheers, MARIA D'ALESSANDRO.
Maria D'Alessandro
Melbourne, Victoria Australia

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I was born in Sulmona, Italy in 1954. My great grandfathers name is the same as mine (Antonio Silvestri), he was from Cantone and/or Introducqua area. My grandfather's name is Giovanni Silvestri. He lived in Hartford Conn. for a few years around 1910-1920 or longer and moved back to Italy. My father (Dino Silvestri), my mother (Maria Ventresca, from Torre di Nolfi) and I moved to Canada in 1957. I would like to hear from anyone. Ciao
Antonio Silvestri
Guelph , Ontario Canada

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My parents, Henry S. Vitale & Maria M. DelPrincipe, came to the US in the late 1800,s. They were both very young. Their parents' home town was Pescasseroli. My wife and I will be visiting this community during the early part of November 2001.
Henry A. Vitale
Orchard Park, NY United States of America

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Hello, I would love to hear from anyone that knew my grandparents Quirino Delrosso and Angelina Delrosso (maiden name Angelina Quatrocelli). They stayed in the UK after my grandfather was a POW, sadly my grandfather has passed away but Angelina is still well.
It would be great to hear from friends or relatives so I can share the news with my grandmother.
Thanks,
Steve Morris
Cheltenham, Glos. UK

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I am looking for relatives in Cappelle Sul Tavo. My father born there June 8 1894 to Pasquale and Carolina DiNicola. At age 12, he immigrated to the USA with his brothers Pietro (7) and Salvatore (9) in June, 1905 on the ship Germania from Naples.
My wife and I meeting my son in Italy in December.
Thanks!
Anthony DiNicola
Jacksonville, FL USA

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I am looking for any info on the paoletti family from Castelli,Teramo,Abruzzi
anthony w paoletti
ny, ny usa

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Greetings to all the paisans from ASSERGI. Tony
antonio scarcia
Warren , New Jersey usa

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Sono alla ricerca dei testi delle poesie dialettali di Modesto Della Porta. Grazie a tutti coloro che risponderanno alla mia richiesta.
Antonio De Novellis
St-Léonard, Québec Canada

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To whom it may concern: MONTEBOVI relatives from SAN SEPOLCRO and/or ROME.
I am looking for any detailed information about my ancestors :
(1) Cesare MONTEBOVI, waiter, born (?) in Bournemouth (United Kingdom) on February 7, 1880, Italian nationality, or born in SAN SEPOLCRO (Italy) on probably February 7, 1877. Stayed in London in the period of 1908, the year in which my father (Frank Cesar MONTEBOVI) was born on June 16, 1908).
(2) Luca MONTEBOVI, father of no. (1), born in San Sepolcro (Italy).
MONTEBOVI Maurice
Hasselt, Belgium

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I'am doing family research on my mother-in-laws side of the family. She was Agnes Iacolucci. In particular I am looking for information on John (Giovanni) Iacolucci, born 12/5/1855 and Agnese Iacampo born 9/11/1861, both were born in Vinchiaturo, the province of Campobasso. There is also a Guiseppe Iacolucci born 7/1/1812 who married a Carmela Iacampo. He too was born in Vinchiaturo. That is the only information that I have on them. Any firm information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Linda
Linda Pesce
Renton, Washington USA

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Searching for family D'Addario also spelled Daddario,DeInnocentis.
My grand parents were Domenico D'Addario & Nicolina DeInnocentis
borth were born in Fresagrandinaria. Came to the USA between 1910 & 1920. Lived in the USA in town called Bridgeport, PA. Possible some family went to Canada. Looking for any Daddario out there
Mary Roch
Secane, PA Delaware

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Any D'Ostilio in Petranico,please e-mail me.
My grandfather,father,uncles and aunt were all born in Pietranico.
They came to the USA in 1911.
Grazie
Patrick D'Ostilio
Branson West, Missouri USA

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SEEKING INFORMATION OR CONTACT WITH RELATIVES IN ROSETO DEGLI ABRUZZI
(family name: D' EMILIO) OR ASCOLI PICENO, SAN BENEDETTO, OR PORTO DI ASCOLI (family name: SALLADINI)....MY NEW EMAIL ADDRESS IS: ecurio at home.com.......
EILENA (SALLADINI) LUZZI
GIBBSTOWN, NEW JERSEY UNITED STATES

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My grandparents came from Fallascosa, IT in the late 1800's Guiessipi and Giovina DiPietrantonio with two or three children Peter, Edward, and possibly Mary. They came to the US to Berwyn, PA just west of Philadelphia. There they had three more children Joseph, Dominick and Angelina. After the death of my grandfather, they moved to Ardmore, PA. Any information would be appreciated. Joe Anthony
Joseph Peter Anthony
Ardmore,, PA USA

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Looking for relatives my grandparents of Romeo Bologna Sant'Eusanio Forconese and his wife Irma Colaianni of Onna.
Stephen Bologna
New York, New York USA

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I am looking for DI MARCO FAMILIES in CASTELMAURO.My greatgrandparents were PIETRANTONIO DI MARCO AND GIUDITTA IOVINE.Theycame to argentina with two little children ANTONIETTA and ARTURO.They had four more children here ADELMO,who was my NONO ,ALFREDO,MARIA and ANGELA.If someone read my message and know the DI MARCO FAMILIES,please try to answer to me as soon as possible.My mother and I would be so pleased to hear of you.My name is NORA PEREYRA DI MARCO PAVON 5345 2000ROSARIO ARGENTINA .My phone number is 54 0341 4637802 .MY EMAIL is norypereyra at ciudad.com.ar .I hope to receive an answer.Bye.
Nora Pereyra Di Marco
rosario, santa fe argentina

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Hi everyone ........anyone from Caramanico Terme out there. Both my parents are from there and I'd love to be able to chat to others that can relate to the beautiful areas that we come from.
Look forward to hearing from you soon!
Maria Grazia Sanelli
London, United Kingdom

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Mi nombre es Maria Amalia Santarone, busco familiares que vivan en Bomba Chietti con el apellido Santarone y Sachetta agradeceré informacion muchas gracias
Maria Amalia
La Plata, Buenos Aires Argentina

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Ciao a tutti,
I'd just like to say hello to all the people who live in Fara San Martino, I am coming down for a holiday in January between 20th to 3rd March, I hope it is not to cold. By the way I love your little town, from what I have seen of it.
See you in January!
A Dopo
Monica Travaglini
Melbourne, Victoria Australia

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A tutti Furcesi ea mio frattelo , nipoti , MAMA, Zia e Famigla tanti saluti.ARIVEDERCI A PRESTO. Hello everyone in Furci hope to see you soon all the best Mick
Carmine Cianciosi snr & Michael Cianciosi [son]
Melbourne, Victoria Australia

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Hi! My name's Tiziana and I live in north of Italy.
I found a message wrote by Marco. He was looking for his relatives in Casalbordino (Chieti) called GALANTE. I would like to join him by e-mail. My mother is GALANTE and she was born in Casalbordino in 1931. She still has a brother and a sister who live in Casalbordino.
I know they have their relatives in USA but not exactly where.
If Marco or someone else is interested in can contact me.
Thanks!
Tiziana
Casalbordino, Italy

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I'm looking for friends I went to school with in Scarborough Ontario. Gagliardi, Balduini, Alaimo, Rotondi, and Florio. Thanks,
Karen
Karen
Thompson, MB CANADA

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Hi:
I am searching my Sciulli side of my family, any help would be greatly appreciated.
Antonio Sciulli married Maria Sciulli on 15Ottobre 1903 at Gamberale, Italy.
Given Name and Surname: Antonio Sciulli Maria Sciulli(also maiden)
Date of Birth: 15 Giugno 1878 11 April 1880
Place of Birth: Gamberale Gamberale
Father's given name Federico Sciulli Raffaele Sciulli
Mother's given name: Amisinto (Unknown) Angela Rosa(Unknown)
Date of Emigration: 28 Luglio 1913 28 Luglio 1913
Military Date: 15 Ottobre 1898

Looking for my information on my GGrandparents Angela Rosa (maiden name unknown) & Raffaele Sciulli children: Maria, Ralph, Pauline, Donata, Falco, Henry,Nancy and 2 Unknown.
GGrandparents Amisinto (maiden name unknown) & Federico Sciulli children:
Antonio, Carmen & Rose.

Antonio married Maria arrived at Ellis Island 1913, I cannot find the ship name Ancona...any suggestions
Loretta Montecalvo
Sciulli, Bellisario, Denardo, Dequilanti
Loretta Montecalvo
Philadelphia, Pa USA

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Hi! I'm looking for some information about the DI BERARDINO's background and for relatives as well.
My greatgrandparents used to say they were from BASCIANO,TE, ABRUZZO. Their names were GIUSEPPE DI BERARDINO and LUCIA FULGENZIO DI BERARDINO. They came to Brazil in 1901. One of the reasons they had to move other than achieving a better life quality was that my greatgrandfather's daddy had a vulnerable health, due to the fact it was too cold over there, his name was GIOVANNI ANTONIO DI BERARDINO and his wife's name was MARIA CARMINE SACCHETO.
Sincerely, Thiago tbrandini at hotmail-dot-com
Thiago Brandini de Jesus
São Paulo, SP Brazil

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Visit the Web Site of Forlì del Sannio (MOLISE)
www.forlidelsannio.net
mail: staff at forlidelsannio.net -->
Forlì del Sannio (MOLISE), Italy

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a tutti gli abruzzesi che sono interessati a vedere le immagini della nostra terra, suggerisco il sito www.ripari.it vi permetterà di tornare con la memoria sull'incantevole "costa dei trabocchi" che da Ortona va verso Vasto, non mancano riferimenti storici sulla Frentania
buona visione!
nino
pescara, italia

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I'm looking for the town of Palena, to see if there are any Chiaverini's still living there. I would appreciate any information on them.
Michael Chiaverini
mckeesport, Pa. united states

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I would like to know if there are any BONI´s out there who may be related to me. My grandfather was AMADEO BONI ( your father was GIOVANNI BONI and your mather was VIRGINIA FAVA).My family originated in Italy, mainly from the Veneto or from the Piemonte.
You can email me if you are BONI,FAVA. Any info would be helpful.
Noelia haydee Gonzalez Boni
San Fernando, Buenos Aires Argentina

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A nome di tutti gli abruzzesi in Australia e nel resto del mondo, e' mio desiderio esprimere la nostra solidarieta' con i nostri corregionali e le loro famiglie negli Stati Uniti d'America, ed insieme condanniamo tutti gli atti di terrorismo nel mondo.
Pio Tinari
Perth, Western Austalia

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IN QUESTO TRISTE MOMENTO STORICO VOGLIO ESPRIMERE LA SOLIDARIETA'DEGLI ABRUZZESI AI PROPRI CORREGIONALI CHE VIVONO NEGLI STATI UNITI RICORDANDO QUELLO CHE GLI AMERICANI HANNO FATTO PER LA NOSTRA LIBERTA'
Nino
Pescara, Italia

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we are looking for a work in Usa, we'd like to work in a restaurant or hotel because we wanna do an experience for improve our english, the salary is not very important, thank you....we are waiting someone.....
fabio tiberi
pescara, abruzzo italy

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HI,
I'm looking for any one who knew my grandfather, Louis (luigi) Magliaro. He was from Brittoli, Italy. His mothers name was Francheska Sylvester,or Silvestri. His fathers name was Antonio Magliaro. He married my grandmother, Alfina(ranni) Magliaro in Sydney, Nova scotia Canada. If you have any information on these people,please email me with the information... my email address is ....eileenwiskers at aol-dot-com....thank you...Eileen Moss
Eileen Moss
Circleville, Ohio U.S.A.

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Looking for friends or relatives in the towns of Matrice, Campodipietra or Ripalimosani. My tree includes Cirino, Dicorpo, Carlozzi, Antonacci, Longano, D'amico,Papariello,Giannatonio, D'errico and Gattozzi. I have alot of info and records- willing to share. I have been to these towns. E-mail jccia at infi.net Ciao Joe Antonacci
Joseph Antonacci
Homosassa, florida U.S.A.

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I have visited this site continually for about two years. Now that I was fortunate enough last September 9, 2000 to visit LItaly. We visited my parents birthplace and many other cities and villages.
My mother was born in Collocorvino January 11,1893, my father was born in Loreto Aprutino. My mothers surname was Fiucci, and my father was a Di Panfilo. My grandfather was Phillipe Fiucci and my other grandfather was Donatangelo Di Panfilo. My uncle Camillo Fiucci also lived in Collocorvino. We think he passed away about 1950's
I would love to hear from anyone from those places of birth. I also want to say that if you haven't been to Italy , you must go and see Italy before while you can. This IS really a good site. Thank You
Dan Di Panfilo
Leetonia, Ohio USA

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What a great web site!!!!! Saluti a tutti gli abruzzesi!!!!
Antonietta
Toronto, Ontario Canada

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this message is to Carol in palm Desert, California. Ciao Carol you're finding the Torelli roots, from Archi. Maybe we are relatives, but your email is bad. the answering doesnt leave. Write your good email adress.
bye
gabriele
pescara, italy

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Hello to all fellow abruzzesi! A warm hello to Piancarani in Campli Teramo!
Tempestilli Sonia
Montreal, Quebec Canada

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My grandfather Antonio Baldassarre came from Cellino Attanasio, Prov. di Teramo in 1913 after his brother Giuseppe came in 1911. His sister Francesca Dolceamore came later. Cellino is a beautiful town high on a hill with some of the best cooks in the region. Many years ago the Cellinesi had a Societa' here in Philadelphia. My father remembers the men roasting pigs the ladies making pasta and the kids having a ball. If anyone who's family as from Cellino goes to Italy, visit that town. It is not a rich town but they would welcome you with open arms. When my grandfather was young, he and many boys who wanted to be carpenters were sent to another town to be aprentices. I would like to know for sure which town it may have been, my father cannot remember. I think it may have been Atri, any ideas? P.S. There is a partnership with the Region of Abruzzo and Philadelphia, PA. It was formed in 1997. It is like a sister city. There are more Abruzzese decendants in Phila. than any where else in the USA.
Jody (Baldassarre) Della Barba
Philadelphia, PA USA

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My father Quirino Fato, family name is spelled Fata, is from Lama dei Peligini. My mother parents, Francisco & Theresa Salvi, are also from this town. We have never been able to make contact with my mother reletives. My maternal grandparents imigrated to the US and settled in Glassport, Pa. My father imigrated to the US and also settled in Glassport.
Dolores Fato
Atlanta, Georgia United States

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HELLO FROM AUSTRALIA!
I AM KEEN TO HEAR FROM ANYONE FROM THE TOWN CALLED VILLALFONSINA.MY GRANDMOTHER LIVES THERE AND I WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT WHAT IT'S LIKE THERE?
I'M TRYING TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE PLACE BECAUSE I MIGHT TOUR THERE ONE DAY WITH MY AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL AND CRICKET BAT!!!!
DON'T HESITATE AND PLEASE WRITE TO MY E-MAIL ADDRESS.
CIAO
JOHN BOZZELLA
MELBOURNE, VICTORIA AUSTRALIA

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I am looking for people that the surname is Di Francesco, in Montazzoli.
My grandfather and my grandmother were from Montazzoli and they come to Brazil in 1905.
I would like to receive the e-mail from the Di Francesco that stiil leave in Montazzoli to exchange information about Di Francesc family.
Thakns.
Osmar Di Francesco
São Paulo, São Paulo Brazil

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My grandperants marco rea , maria acari, vincenzo schiavi, brigida tiani came to England Manchester. I have been researching my family surname and i find it comes up in many parts of europe ,including Scotland , Ireland, England, France, Spain ,Italy.I have researched my surname as far back as 1625 to Arpino FR. Can any one tell me if the surname Rea is one hundred % Italian or is it spanish. I would love to know . I know there as been a lot of immigration from italy over many years, but when i consult historical records i get many differing opinions to the origin of this surname REA. I know all Italian surnames end in a vowel.
tante grazie
tony rea
manchester , england uk

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I am searching for Jacoboni or Iacoboni relatives. My family comes from L'Aquila, Avezano, Italy. If you have or know of this surname I would like to hear from you.
DK
Vancouver, Canada

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DIDOMENICO family from: San Valentino (Chieti)
TERRANOVA family from: Baranello (Campobasso)
I would like to hear from any one who knows my family.
Please email me rosemeri at gtemail.net BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA
I am from New York State
rosemeri ciliberto
beverly hills,, ca USA

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I am looking for relatives of Arnold Julian (Giuliani). He is my grandfather. I believe he lived in Roccaraso. Please e-mail me with any information at lipull at aol-dot-com. I hope to visit Italy next year and would love to meet some distant relatives.
Lisa Pullium
New Castle, Pennsylvania United States

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Un saluto a tutti i musellaresi ciao
Francesco
Musellaro, Italy Abruzzo

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Visited my mother and father's birth places in 1986. Both my mother and father were from the province of Chieti. My mother was born in Casacanditella. Her name was Anna Mele. My father was from Roccamontepiano. His name was Giacimo Marinelli. They were both born in the mid 1890's. I met my Mele and Marinelli relatives. It was a beautiful land with beautiful people. God bless all of them. I will never forget.
Angelo Marinelli
Ocala, Florida USA

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hello, i want to know more about my ancestors:

my parents:
Tiberi Concezio 11.06.1941 Raiano (Aquila)
Buccilli Silvia 28.08.1938 Pratola Peligna (Aquila)
08.02.2000 Niederkorn (Luxembourg)

my grandparents:
Tiberi Antonio (Raiano)
Buccilli Edoardo (Pratola Peligna)

thank's for all information
Tiberi Edoardo
Niederkorn, Luxembourg

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hello from luxembourg
Tiberi Edoardo
Niederkorn, Luxembourg

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I found this site by Goggle and I want know where my ancestors from, because I don´t have any informations about my families.
Vizioli(my mother´s family) arrived in Brazil (I don´t know exactly when), especifically in Rio Grande do Sul State. My grandmother´s name was Olivia and her husband´s name was Luiz.
About Chella (my father´s family), I dont´t know nothing, neither the place its came from (maybe Germany). My father´s name was José.
Thank you!!
Ronaldo Vizioli Chella
Curitiba, Paraná Brasil

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My mother, Concetta DiGregorio Detarando, was born in Bolognano Italy in 1912, and came to Southbridge, MA in 1915. She has been back to visit relatives in Torre di Passeri, Bolognano and Pescara. I hope to travel there in April 2003. The house in which she was born in Bolognano has been made into an inn by Rudolfo DiGregorio. Has anyone seen it?
Anne Detarando Hartman
Newton, MA USA

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Hello, necesito información donde puedo dirigirme por internet,
para cambiar mi domicilio para las proximas votaciones en Italia.
Gracias.
MARIA YOLANDA SALINARO
Argentina, FLORIDA Bs. As.

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HI. THIS SITE IS GREAT!! IT IS REALLY IMPRESSIVE TO SEE HOW MANY ITALIANS ARE PROUD OF THEIR HERITAGE. MY HUSBAND'S FAMILY AS WELL AS MY FATHER ARE ABRUZZESE. MY HUSBAND'S GRANDFATHER IS FROM TOLLO, AND HIS NAME WAS VITO GAGLIARDI. MY FATHER IS NINO BIOCCA FROM CELANO, AND HIS FATHER'S NAME WAS ANTONIO. WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE THAT MAY BE RELATED, OR ANY FRIENDS OF THEIRS. I AM PREPARING A FAMILY TREE FOR MY HUSBAND (IT'S A SURPRISE!!) AND FOR MY FATHER AND I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY HELP I CAN GET. HAVE FUN!!!!!
LUCY GAGLIARDI
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO CANADA

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Great site! Looking for other Scurtis in that area....I think my father still has relatives there. His name was Liberato Scurti.
Donald Scurti
West Covina, California

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Looking for information on my family from Pollutri.
Jerry Di Virgilio
North Tonawanda (Buffalo area), New York USA

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I am Wondering if anyone knows these D'Onofrio's

-Carmiro-Antonio D'Onofrio - Born(aprox 1860)
-Vicenzo D'Onofrio - Born(1885) Married Carmela Primavera
-Giustino D'Onofrio - (born 1880?)
-Alberto D'Onofrio -Born(1929) Moved to Germany?
-Luigi D'Onofrio - Born(1927)
-Renato D'Onofrio - Born (1955)Has three Sons in Italy
Julian D'Onofrio
Sydney, NSW Australia

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I was so happy to have found this page! I am looking for anyone who knows of or is related to my name of Chiacco.
My father, Dominic, was born in Mosciano, St'Angelo in 1947. My granparents were Maria (DiDonnato) and Romeo Chiacco.
If anyone recognizes this, please write to me. I also have an uncle living in Italy (Albert Palladini). Would greatly appreciate this!!
I have never been to Italia, but am yearning to find my roots!
Danielle
Astoria, Oregon USA

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Ciao a tutti!!!! I found this web site and think it is fantastic for all of us who have our roots from Abruzzo.
I'm trying to find information so i can make a family tree.I want to see how far back my family goes.
If anyone has any information if you can e mail me it would be great.The family names that i'm looking for information are the Di Labio family and my mother's maiden name Di Meo family.Hope to talk to some of you soon. Thank you
lt1350 at videotron.ca
Marco Di Labio
Montreal, Quebec Canada

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Re: Carosa-Severini Family's
Looking for Information and if there are any Relatives living in Fonticchio (L'Aquila).
Who can Help?
Thanks
Patrick (Pasquale) Carosa
Charlotte, North Carolina U S A

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Re: Carosa-Severini Family's
Looking for Information and if there are any Relatives
living in Fonticchio (L'Aquila).
Who can Help?
Thanks
Patrick(Pasquale)CAROSA
Patrick Carosa
Charlotte, North Carolina U S A

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Sono figlio di abruzzesi emigrati in francia negli anni 60. Ho famiglia a Elice, Città Sant'Angelo e Pescara. Mando un saluto a tutti i De Sanctis e Starinieri around the world.
DE SANCTIS
Deuil la Barre, FRANCE

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My great-grandparents Filandro TORELLI and Pulcheria PETRAGNANI were married in City of Archi, Province of Chieti on October 12th 1891. I am interested in finding any relatives of theirs. My grandmother's name was Catherine Torelli. I believe Filandro Torelli is the son of Nicola and Angela LOMBARDI. Does anyone know of these people?
Carol Chappel
Palm Desert, California USA

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FIASCONE, DI GIUSEPPE, DI GIAMMARINO, DE LUCA

I am trying to find information concerning the above families - all from the Morro D'Oro, Notaresco, and Montepagano areas of Teramo.

Francesco Fiascone, born 1858 Nepezzano, died 1944 Notaresco.
m. #1 1881 Maria Rosa DiGiammarino
m. #2 1889 Carolina Trancanella

His children: Michele (b. 1882) Emigrated to US 1907
Antonio (b. 1885) Emigrated to US 1906
Sophia
Rosa

Michele Fiascone married Rosaria DiGiuseppe, daughter of Antonio DiGiuseppe (b. 1849 Notaresco) and Angela Maria De Luca.
J. Michael Fresconi
New Castle, DE USA

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Cioa, I am just beginning so bear with me. I visited Italy last summer (2000) went to the area my father and mother originated. From the information I could gather, my father was born somewhere near Iserna, his name was Guadino (spelling?) Lombardi born 1899. His mother's maiden name was Yannicito, his father was Michale, his grandfather was Antonio. He came to the USA about 1903? with his mother. His father and grandfather came over first. I do not know if they went thru Ellis Island.
My mothers family came from Chieti. Her maiden name was Tate, she told me it was changed from Tati, or Taite, I don't know how it was originally spelled. My grandmother's husband died in the USA and she remairried, his name was Ficco.
Any information would be so helpful and welcomed.
Phyllis Lombardi Greb
Golden, CO USA

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My brother and I are very interested in finding any relatives from Abruzzi, The home town of our Grandfather Serafino Foracappa. Because we are the only ones in the Baltimore area (or the US) we would like to find a connection to our cousins in Italy. Anyone who can help us, would be a blessing. Ciao, Lanie Foracappo-Hayes
Mary Alane Foracappo-Hayes
Baltimore, Maryland USA

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Looking for any PACELLA from Sulmona that is living in Argentina.
Filomena Lamonato
Melbourne, VICTORIA Australia

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Abruzzesi to be honored with naming of bridge. Alfred Zampa, son of Ortucchio, Abruzzi emigrants will have a bridge currently under construction named after him. The "Al Zampa Memorial Bridge" is scheduled to open in 2002.
Don Zampa
Crockett, California USA

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A bridge currently under construction in California will be named after Alfred Zampa, an Iron Worker and son of Ortucchio, Abruzzi, emigrants. Al has been the subject of many interviews detailing his work on the Golden Gate Bridge and his life as an Iron Worker. For more information, please e-mail me.
Don zampa
Crockett, California U.S.A.

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I AM HOPEING TO FIND ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON PETRUCCI FAMILY HERITAGE!!!!!!
LOUIS A. PETRUCCI
PARMA, OHIO USA

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I am trying to find information on my grandfather. His name is Giovanni Biasella from Castel di Sangro. His brothers' and sister's names are Ralphael, Luigi, and Filomena. My grandfather came to the USA in 1920 and his siblings came afterwards. He settled in Chicago Heights, Illinois as well as his siblings. He was born June 11, 1899. He married Irene DiAnni (born February 9, 1906) and had one child, Emily, born February 13, 1925. If anyone could help me, I would appreciate it. Thanks!
Joan Hogrefe
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

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My grandfather, Filippo Di Fabio, was born in L'Aquila in 1903 and came to the USA on Nov. 24, 1920 at the age of 17. He died a few years ago, but gave us some information regarding his family still in Italy. He was the oldest child, and the only son. He had several sisters, and I am hoping to find them or their decendents. Some of their names are Pia, Josephina, Maria, Estella - I believe there were 6 of them. If anyone has any information on any of them, or any ideas on how to locate them, I sure would appreciate it! thanks a lot!! Melinda (Di Fabio) Link
Melinda Link
Middle Island, New York USA

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Hi,
I have been in contact with Graziano Foracappa in Italy who located me from a previous posting concerning my family and possible relatives in Abruzzi. Everyone who has not tried the "Ellis Island Records" webpage to check the immigration records should do so, it is very helpful. I am trying to locate anyone in the USA with the surname Foracappa or Foracappo. If you know of anyone plese email me with information. Thank You.
CIAO,
Jerry Foracappo
Bel Air, MD USA

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Please help me to find the coat of arms of the family De Cicco in Pescocostanzo. Also I would like to know if the palace of De Cicco is still standing. Grazie tanto. Cristina De Cicco
Cristina