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Provinces of Abruzzo

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Hi, I live in Switzerland and search any people who are originary from Cermignano/TE/Abruzzo.
My parents were born there and I hope so to meet many cermignanesi from around the world.
ciao a tutti.....
Rosanna
Zürich, Switzerland

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Io Domenico RANTE figlio di RANTE Raffaele nato à RAIANO é Marguerita NAVARROLI figlia di Domenico NAVARROLI e Maria Angela SPADORCIA nata à PREZZA, voglio salutare tutti mie amici di PREZZA spero che qualqu'uno mi rispondi , mi fara molto piaccere.
Io sono nato in FRANCIA ma quando ero piccolo ogni anni col mio genitori passiamo le vacance a PREZZA per il mese Agosto col le mie sorelle Maria Cristina é Liliana . Da quando é morte il mio nonno Domenico NAVARROLI in Gennaio 1996 non sono piu ritornato à PREZZA.
La casa dove passiamo le vacance era vicino alla croce , la via BORGHETTA.
Io spero che uno amico , amici o cugini mi scrivi e mi mande fotografia.
Io spero che uno giorno vieni a PREZZA colla mia famiglia Sabina la mia moglia e i mie figli Aurelio e Tomasso (13 anni e 10 anni )
Ciao! Ciao! A tutti amici e tutti cugini di PREZZA e Di RAIANO
Domenico RANTE
HOUDEMONT, FRANCIA

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Just found out about website. Mu grandparents were born in Italy.
If anyone knows a Galuppo please pass any information you have.
Thank You.
Nancy Galuppo
Sebastian, Florida USA

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I am looking for anyone familiar with the name Pirozzi. My grandparents, Antonio Pirozzi and Maria Abbandonato were born in Mosciano Sant Angelo and left for upstate New York around 1920. Any information would be most helpful.
Stacie Pirozzi
Boston, Massachusetts USA

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My grandfather Umberto Ferrone left for the USA when my dad Everino and uncle Ribella (who have both passed away now) were 2 and 5 years old respectively. We have been told that granddad started a family in the US and we have patchy information about them. Our family comes from Pianella and very much like to know about possible links to other Ferrones in the US. I stress that we do not seek to impose on the family however if you are related and wish to establish contact I and my brothers and sisters will be happy to get to know you. With love Livio
Livio Ferrone
Bournemouth, Dorset UK

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Looking for information on the families of Antonio Aucelli (or Angelli or Ancelli), married to Braca, Maria Cresceza di Giuseppi, and their daughters Nicolangela (born 22 May 1870) and Nicoline Maria Teresa (born 3 December 1872). They emigrated from Campochiaro in 1888 and settled in Manhatten, New York City. Nicolangela married Luigi Mastriano (from Avellino) in 1888 and moved to the Bronx, New York City in 1901. Nicolina Teresa married Pasquale Picciano (also from Campochiaro) in 1890 and later moved to Endicott, New York . Are there any relatives of this family still in the Campobasso area? (I am the great grandaughter of Nicolangela). Thanks!
Louise A. Neu
Takoma Park, MD USA

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Ciao a tutti gl'italiani del mondo. I have truly enjoyed this website and am amazed at how many are looking for their family heritage. I was born in Montreal from parents that were born and raised in Italy, Ferrazzano and Campodipietra. Hope to return soon to the beautiful country!
Rosanne Paventi
Montreal, qc Canada

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Does Capestrano have it's own website?
Domenic Gentile
South Boston, Massachustts United States of America

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Ciao Pianellesi a message of goodwill to you all from one of your sons who left in 1965 to come and live in the UK I am one of seven children I often visit the Pianella website to see what's new I was moved to see so many messages I thouht I would add mine. Buon Natale e Felice anno Nuovo to all who read this message Livio Ferrone
Livio Ferrone
Bournemouth, Dorset UK

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I'm looking for information on the Suzi family that lived in Castiglione a Casuaria, Provincia di Pescara in 1929. Vincenza Suzi died 6 days after giving birth to her second daughter Nicoletta, my mother. My mother's father re-married to Giuseppina (unsure of surname) same year.
Felice
Melbourne, Australia

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I am looking for any information about Fornelli Italy, and anybody related to the Petrarca family
Mike Petrarca
Columbus, OH US

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I am in Australia & i was sow impressed to see information about my nice home town of Bugnara, my compliments, but there was not many photos of the town wich i feel when you are away from home it would be very nice to show other people were a person comes from & very proud again my compliments for what you have hope it will show more in future, best regards Lino Ruggieri di bugnara e saluti ai miei zii e cugini.
Lino Ruggieri
Adelide, South Australia Australia

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Ciao a tutti! My mother, Nicoletta Di Blasio, was born in Castiglione a Casuaria in 1929 and lived in Scafa. She migrated to Australia in the 60's. Her father Giovanni Di Blasio died young. Anyone know this family I would love to hear from them. Ciao!
Felice
Melbourne, Australia

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Ciao italia! Come sta?!
João Paulo Freire Paglione
New York City, New York USA

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Looking for connections to my grandparents RICCIOTTI Germano and MARCHIONDA Domenica of Sulmona. Information in Italian or English. Please do not hesitate topass on any information however unlikely the link may seem. Thank you. Grazie.
Linda Houssaye
Australia

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Ciao a tutti,
I am looking for information about my ggrandparents. My grandparents came from Castiglione a Casauria, Abruzzo. They were Egidio Spezza and Antonia Martino. I would love to hear from anyone with more information. Anche se scrivete in italiano, vi capisco.
Grazie a tutti.
Cloe Milonopoulos (Chirico)
Campbellfield, Victoria Australia

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I would like anyone from Teramo, Prov. of Sardinaro, Italy, with any connection to the Bucciarelli family to contact me. My father's name was Umberto Bucciarelli, his father's name was Domenico, and his mother's name was Carmela Camera. He immigrated from Naples, Italy, in the early 1900's and landed on Ellis Island, N.Y., stayed in N.Y. for a time then moved on to Phila., Pa. I understand he had some brothers. Possibly, I have some unknown cousins I would like to contact. I would appreciate hearing from you. Grazie!
Alice (Bucciarelli) Campo
Milford,, Delaware USA

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Siamo agli inizi del'900. Tre giovani fratelli, Michelangelo, Francesco e Maria Rosa decidono di lasciare il paese natìo, Rivello, i loro legami d'affetto, per emigrare in Brasile e costruirsi lì un futuro, altrimenti negato dalla povertà. Un discendente ne racconta con passione la storia, addentrandosi anche nelle vicende storiche di Rivello. In previsione le versioni italiana ed inglese.
http://pettinato.cjb.net
http://pettinato.hypermart.net
Marco Tulio Pettinato Pereira
Rivello , Potenza Italia

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How do I get a heading under two of the Communes. Capestrano and Navelle, though I would prefer to start something for Civiteretenga.
Also, how can I beging to learn the dialects of these to villages?
Grazie,
Domenic Gentile

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Tanti saluti
a tutti i Cupellesi e ai Scernesi
Michele
La Palombara Michele
Zuchwil, Schweiz Solothurn

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Looking for my "Colamaio" relatives in Cercepiccola,Campobasso. My grandfather was Marcello Colamaio and he married Angelina Infante. I look forward to hearing from you.
MaryAnne Colamaio-Beamesderfer
Pennsylvania USA

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Looking for Deiderio and Peerazza relatives..r u outthere?
linda
winter haven, fl usa

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My grandfather was Florindo DiMeco. He emigrated from Frisa to the USA in 1902. I am looking for the maiden name of his wife, Angelina. You have a great web site.
Kenneth McMaster
Bakersfield, California USA

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ciao ai tutti abruzzesi!!!!
Mary Breda
west springfield, ma usa

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Excuse Me, Ciao a Tutti !
Dino Zaccardelli
Westlake, Ohio

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Ciao a tutti !
I am the only one in my family born in the USA. My mother lives in Goriano Sicoli where we originated from. I visit her as often as I can with my american wife and three boys. We all love it there. My older brother is retired from the US Air Force and lives there. My other brothers are here.
I live in Cleveland, Ohio where my father imigrated to in 1952. I have a rich family heritage and others from Cleveland have posted on this web site. We will all be traveling to Goriano this summer 2002.
Dino Zaccardelli, Cleveland , Ohio (look me up !)
Dino Zaccardelli
Westlake, Ohio USA

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comunico a tutti gli amici abbruzzesi che possono vedere video on demand sul nostro sito www.canalewbe.net, Castelli d'Abruzzo, Le Pinciaie Carnevale di Francavilla , La Perdonanza e tanti altri completamente gratuito.
I whant to inform alls about the best video on demand of Abruzzo see it on www.canaleweb.net
saluti a tutti
sabatino
castellalto teramo, abruzzo Italia

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Ciao ,
My father came from Tagliacozzo to Greenock , Scotland circa 1958 . I have been back many times but if anyone remembers him his name was Luigi Fanci . His brother Angelo still lives there also my John Marletta . Just a wee hello to everyone .
Bye.
Riccardo Fanci
Greenock, Scotland

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Ciao a tutti di barisciano!I'm Messineo Nathalie , every year i enjoy my holidays in italy!saluti a tutti,Marco,Loris,Andrea.Francesco,Kiara....bye and big Kisses from luxembourg!
Messineo Nathalie
Lussemburgo, lussemburgo Mertzig

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Auguro a tutti gli abruzzesi vicini e lontani di vivere felici con i propri cari nel cuore
. . .vi auguro di rivedere la nostra bella terra. . .
se vi va visitate il mio sito forse vi sentirete più vicini
. . .almeno a Casalbordino. . .
erminio morelli
CASALBORDINO, ABRUZZO (logicamente) ITALIA

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ciao! my name is roberta piccone. i would love to hear from any pen pals i had from celano as a young girl. i visited celano as a young girl 2 summers in a row. my sister and i made many wonderful friends. her name is carolyn piccone. my father is robert piccone and my mother, margaret piccone. i would love to hear from any family or friends from celano. sincerely, roberta piccone
Roberta Piccone
u.s.a.

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I come from Barrea. Buon Giorno to all of my cumbas! Buon Natale! Love, Pia
Pia Bruno
Niles, Ohio USA

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Saludos al Pueblo Bomba desde de Mallorca tambien a la Casa Albergo "SPAVENTA" per anziani. Un Saludo especial al Signore Girolamo Marino de su Hijo Francesco
Francesco Marino
07670 Porto Colom, Espana Mallorca

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Estoy encantada de la Homepage de Bomba. Quiero saludar la Casa ALBERGO "Spaventa" per anziani. Saluti al Signor Girolamo Marino.
Francesco Marino
07670 Porto Colom, Spanien Mallorca

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My name is Jorgelina. I'm form Argentina (Santiago del Estero).
I'm searching information about "Del Rosso" family from Campobasso, Molise.
My grand grandparents was born there and inmigrate to this country in 1890. my grand grandfather's name was Miguel (Michelo, probabli) Del Rosso, and he's wife name's was Maria Lichiardi.
jorgelina
la banda, santiago del estero argentina

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I'd like to hear from any other Di Prospero out there
Tony Di Prospero
Hamilton , Ontario, Canada

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I am looking for any information on my grandfather
Quirico (James) Marie. He was born in Sante Marie L'Aquila on 02/19/1992. He came to the United States on June 17, 1916. He landed in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, and began to work in a coal mine. On April 05, 1921 his wife Filomena Calderini followed him to the United States with their three children. Giuseppe Mari/Age 12, Francesco Marie/Age 10, and Olindo Marie/Age 7.
James had five or six brothers, but their names are unknown.
I am hoping any relatives still living in Italy will read this and contact me. Any information received will be greatly appreciated.
Debbie Donato
New Philadelphia, , Ohio United States

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Saluti, from USA - Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.
I was born in Gamberale, Chieti in 1955 and lived there for about 2 years. I would like to return some day for a visit.
Leo Bucci
Pittsburgh, Pa 15025

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I am looking for information on the DiGiandomenico family of Castiglione a Casauria p. pescara. My father, Nicola, was born there in 1909 and my mother, Maria Domenica Trubiano, was born there in 1914. If you are a DiGiandomenico, I would love to hear from you.
Daniel Nicola DiGiandomenico
Sandwich, MA USA

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Ciao, Looking for relatives in Pianella, Pescara and citta Sant' Angelo, Pescara Italy, DiFrancesco, Egizii, Pittoni, Marzuoli and Di Marco. Pleas contact me if you have any information on these family names. Grazie, Joe
Joe di Francesco
Phoenix, arizona

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Looking to corespond with Melchiorre and Marchionda of Sulmona
Ray Melchiorre
Hilliard, Ohio U.S.A.

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Hi to all the other Abruzzesi. I was born in L'Aquila, Abruzzi and came to Australia when I was 4 years old, too long ago. I have been back when I was married at 19 and absolutely loved our region. I studied Italian at Uni and am quite fluent in speaking and writing. So if anyone would like to write me I would be happy to respond. Se qualcuno vuole scrivermi sono contente rispondere. Ciao a tutti.
armida equizi nee ciccozzi
adelaide.south australia, south australia australia

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great site and good for every one
joehan
osaka, japan

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this is a beautiful place to visit hope to see some of you in the near future
turiddu
letino, caserta italy

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Nei giorni 17 e 18 novembre p.v. in Ortona, si ritroveranno centinaia di persone provenienti da tutta Italia per ricordare le vittime civili dell'ultima guerra mondiale.Ortona,scelta quale città simbolo assieme a Cassino, ebbe 1400 perdite di vite umane.La città, totalmente distrutta a seguito dei cruenti scontri fra le truppe alleate e quelle tedesche in ritirata, si fregia ora della medaglia d'oro al valore civile.In questo momento è doveroso ricordare quelli che non ci sono più e augurarsi che in qualsiasi parte del mondo torni la "PACE".Nino
nino
Pescara, Italy

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I am looking for information on family members living or deceased. I know they lived in Roccaraso. Great Grandfather is Alfredo Scocchera, Great Grandmother is Nunzia DiBattista Scocchera, Grandfather is Dominick Scocchera (emigrated to US), Uncle is Joseph, and Aunt is Giussepina. Please help with any information you may have or please tell me where I can look for information on these family members.

Thank you,
Elizabeth Scocchera
Lowellville, Ohio United States

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Hi folks! Great site.
My father's parents came to the U.S. from Manopello in 1919. Their names were Raffaele Napoleone and Lucia DiDonato. They settled in the Detroit, MI area.
Karen (Napoleone) Meech
Saline, Michigan USA

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I'm looking for any information on the name Lisio I believe Ii have relatives somewhere in Italy if you know anything about the surname Lisio email me thanks
John Lisio
Columbus, Georgia USA

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My parents, Ray Pomponio & Romilda Ricciuti Pomponio were born in Civitacampomarano in the early 1920's. I understand that I have family, (aunts,uncles,cousins) still living in Civitacampomarano and would like to make contact with them. Any help in contacting them will be greatly appreciated.
Peter Pomponio
Apollo beach, Florida United States

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Ciao,
I am looking for any information on my family. My great-grandfather, ANGELO ANGELONI left PESCARA to come to Boston around 1910. Also, I will be visiting Italy within the next year and would like to meet any relatives from around Pescara.
Mark Angeloni
Norwell, Massachusetts USA

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Sto cercando persone di cognome Federici e Costarella
javier
lignano sabbiadoro, udine italy

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Hola queridos amigos, les quiero contar que voy a empezar con los tramites para adquirir la carta de ciudadania italiana.Tambien les escribo para tratar de intercambiar mail con familiares mios por parte de mis bisabuelos y abuelos maternos y bisabuelos paternos, nacidos todos en Massa D´Albe, provincia de L´Aquila.Mis bisabuelos maternos son Angel Domingo Miguel Orlandi, Angela Eliggi y mi abuelo Francisco Orlandi. Mi bisabuelo paterno es Pedro Antonio Damiani.
Les agradezco que me den este espacio para escribir esto.
A los que quieran escribir estare esperando su mensaje.
Ahi les dejo mi direccion de correo.
Chau.
Hasta siempre.
Leonardo Damiani
Santa fe, Santa Fe Argentina

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Busco contactarme con familias D´Annunzio ó Forchetti, residentes en Casalanguida ó region aledaña (Chieti).
Desde Argentina un saludo muy grande
César Leonardo D´Annunzio
Bahía Blanca, Provincia Buenos Aires Argentina

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i would like information about my sister beryl maddamma somewhere in
denver/colorado. I have not seen her for 40 years and would like to know that she is alive and well.
barry craven hyde
ipswich, suffolk england

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I am searching for relatives of the following
from MACCHIAGODENA: ROCCO GIULIETTI (1892-1968)- CONCETTA DUGANIERO (1882-1966)
from FALLASCOSA: ANTONIO D'ORAZIO (1886-1975) - ROSA TADDEO (1894-1978)
Thank you for any information provided
Joanne J Henry
PA USA

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To whom it may concern,
I am looking for information about the "Paolantonio families" in Pratola Peglina. My grandfather's name was Donato Paolantonio and he married Agata DeDominicis. Any info would be most appreciated.
leonore
New York

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Carunchio, Chieti: famiglie CONTI: vorrei informazioni sulla famiglia di Filomena Conti, sposata con Antonio Lucangioli.Suo figlio,Alfonso Lucangioli -nato il 18/12/1871- e arrivato in Argentina nel 1885.Grazie!
Mara Lucangioli
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Ciao! Vorrei informazioni sulla famiglia di mio bisnonno, Alfonso LUCANGIOLI, nato a Carunchio,Chieti, il 18/12/1871, figlio di Antonio F.Lucangioli e Filomena Conti. Grazie!
Mara Lucangioli
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Hi. My cousins & I have been trying to research the Tano line of our family. We really haven't had any luck in here in the U.S. and the family will not offer any information. Our grandfather was Fred Tano, but he died in 1951, before we were born. We believe his father may have been Nicola Tano, who came to the United States in the early 1900's from Atessa, Italy. A Luzio Tano may also be related. If anyone can help us, we would greatly appreciate it. We don't know what the big family secret is, but we feel we have a right to know. Thank you.
Claire Whitehurst

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Searching for relatives in the RICO family from CELANO, ABRUZZO. My grandfather, ALEXANDRO RICO came to the U.S. from CELANO in 1905. He had siblings named ORAZIO, CESARE, ANNIBALE, ANTONIA, GAUDENZIA, MARIETTA, ALFREDO AND CONSANZA RICO who also came to the U.S. through Ellis Island. Would love to hear from any relatives of these people! Thanks.
Tina
New York USA

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Hi. Great site! I am searching for any relatives in the RICO family. My grandfather, ALEXANDRO RICO came from CELANO, ABRUZZO
Tina
New York USA

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Help...I am looking for any information about my grandfather, born in 1887 in Onna, Aquila, Italy. He left around 1914 and return to Italy to fight in W.W.I. After the war he married Henrietta Pulucci and had a daughter Maria Annunzia Camardese, then came back to America around 1921 via Ellis island. He had a sister who was a nun...sister Maria Sarafina of the divine order of Beata Sant'Antonia, Aquila, Italy. He also had three brothers Antonio, Saverino, Elia. They all came to America. He came through via Ellis island and settled in Philadelphia. We would be grateful for any information pertaining to Amedio Camardese. *note: I was told that the family name is engraved somewhere in the town square. On a fountain? Maybe? The next generation of Camardese's would be very appreciative if anyone has any information regarding our heritage. Thank you so very much. Gracias, ciao
judy

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To any one out there who has info on Prezza, i would like to know more on my ancestors. Please do email me.
Rita Tulliani
Montreal, Quebec Canada

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To anyone that knows the Commito or De Felice name please email me
and say hello the last time I was in Vittorio was 1980 to 1985
I would like to hear from my cousins and family ciao a tutti.
Anna Rita Commito
Barrie , Ontario Canada

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Hello! I am looking for any family in Abruzzo with the surename Gentile..... My father was named after his grandfather....Liberato Gentile... His father was Giovani Gentile... Thanks, Jeannine (Gentile) Harrilal
Jeannine Harrilal
Reserve, Louisiana USA

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What a great site. My Great-Grandfather Beniamino D'Alessandro was born in the town of Ari, in the province of Chieti. He was born Feb. 19, 1881 and came to Philadelphia, Pa. in the year 1903. He died at the age of 28 in 1909, so the family does nor know alot about the family because my Great-Grandmother remarried. I know this was a common name in that town. His father's name was Rocco and his mother was Antonia DiBiase. If any one has any connections with me that would be fantastic.
Ron Dalessandro
Blackwood, New Jersey USA

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Just updating my surnames: D'Alfonso, DiMillo, Sabatini, Rabuffo from Abruzzi. Baudone, DiFrancesco, Grasso, Sausa from Sicily. Please contact me at dimilloa at YAHOOdotCOM if anyone has any information. Ciao!!
Annemarie D'Alfonso-DiMillo
Portland, Maine USA

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Hi,
I am researching my ggrandparents: Eustacchio Tarquinio married Maria Domenica Novella, they had 6 children Eugene & Paul (twins),Joseph, Carmine(my grandfather)Mary & Anna.
Carmine Tucci married Filomena Guardiani they had 10 children: Camilla,Eustacchio,Liberta,Lucia(my grandmother) Cesidia,Nicolette, Alfonso,Giuseppe,Dionino,Agostino.
Eustacchio Tarquinio,Maria Domenica Novella,Carmine Tucci,& Filomena Guardiani were all from & buried in Tocca Da Casauria in the Abruzzi Region.
Thank you in advance for any help!
Terry Tarquinio
Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania USA

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I am returning to Lanciano on 8 of November 2001. I lived there 1990 - 1992. I miss the town and people very much. I wish every day that I could afford to return there forever !!! So if anybody out there wants to offer me a job and rent an appartment to me, just let me know. Ciao
Jane Fabrizio
Milton Keynes, Bucks England

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Any one from S'eufemia a maiella p.pescara has a E_MAIL address that would like to communicate with me please do so. I am from this town and I left there in 1968.And I still have many friends and relatives.
GINO DI NARDO
CREST HILL, ILL USA

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Looking for anyone living in the Philadelphia area connected to the surname "Angelozzi". My father had an uncle that immigrated to Philadelphia in the 1930's and his name was Umberto Angelozzi.
Linda Izzo
Calgary, Alberta Canada

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São Paulo/Brazil, November, 01 - 2001

My name is Milton Mastrocessario, and I am looking for information about the grandfather of my father, Vicenzo Mastrocesari.
Vicenzo was born around 1870, in the Province of L'aquila and went to Brazil around 1890. Please, anyone knows any information about Vicenzo mastrocessari,let me know.

Thanks,
Milton Mastrocessario
São Paulo, São Paulo Brasil

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What a wonderful site!!! I am looking for any information on my grandfather and his family still living in the area.His name was Louis Frattarola, born in Farindola around 1870 and came to Ellis Island in 1912. Any information on the Frattarola family would be helpful. Thank you all and may you all find the loved ones you are looking for.
Ciao and God Bless America......
Robert Frattarola
Weston, FL USA

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GOD BLESS-- A GREAT WEBSITE.
TRINCHINI
ROCHESTER, NY USA