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My grandfather comes from Popoli, Amadeo Fontana, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1912. He has passed away but we keep all the old ways alive for our future generations. I would like to hear from anyone who recognizes the name, our family is very proud of our italian heritage.
David Joseph Fontana
Salt Lake City, Utah United States Of America

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Hi, My family comes from Bugnara. I would love to hear from anyone who lived there or has relatives from there. Some members of my family include Colangelo and Frataroli.Thanks
Niva Di Tommaso
Aliquippa, PA USA

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Dec 26 2001
A happy holiday season to all.
Great site, I will be visiting again soon.
De Prophetis, Gabriel
Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada

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Sto cercando notizie su alcuni DI LORITO emigrati negli States nei primi anni del Novecento. Mio nonno si chiamava GIACOMO, nato nel marzo del 1896. Mia nonna si chiamava SOFIA PETTINELLA. Hanno avuto 6 figli.
Grazie
Gabriella Di Lorito
Spoltore, Pescara Italia

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Hello to all of the Abruzzese.
This website keeps getting better and better.

To all my family and friends from Cansano. Send me an e-mail, I would love to hear from you and anyone who carries the name Di Giallonardo.
Ciao and all the best.
Luciano Di Giallonardo
Staten Island, New York U.S.A

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Hello, I am trying to locate my ancestory in Italy and around the world, if anyone knows anything about the COLASIMONE family please contact me via e-mail. My great grandfather was GIOVANNI COLASIMONE and my grandfather was GUIDO COLASIMONE. I would really like find my relatives, if you can help it would be greatly apprieciated.
Thanks.
Mac Colasimone
London, Ontario CANADA

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THIS IS A GREAT SITE. MY FATHER WAS BORN IN PALENA IN 1915 AND CAME TO THE US IN THE EARLY 20'S HE LIVED IN NYC AND THEN MOVED TO NEW JERSEY. WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE THAT IS FROM PALENA.
ANITA CAMPANA
New York, Ny usa

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Buon Natale, Felice e prosperoso anno nuovo a Nereto,il val Vibrata, l'Abruzzo, l'Italia
ed a tutti gl'Italiani nel mondo!!!!!!!!!!
Middio
Kenosha, Wisconsin USA

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BUON NATALE E FELICE ANNO NUOVO A TUTTI !!!!!
(un salutone ai San Demetrani sparsi per il mondo )
massimo pelliccione
luxembourg, luxembourg

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Our family is from Ortana d Mari.....like to hear from fellow Ortonese
Anthony Basti
Quakertown, New Jersey Hunderdon

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. My roots go back to Atessa Grandfather
(Luzio Nardone b.1878-d.1923 in Philadelphia) and Campobasso, Grandmother ( Rosaria D'Adamo b. 1878 -d. 1944 in Philadelphia.
I am just beginning to explore my roots, and enjoying it.
L.Barry Nardone
Hollidaysburg, PA USA

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i want to wish to all the abruzzesi UN BUON NATALE E UN PROSPERO ANNO NUOVO and peace to the world ,un forte abbraccio a tutti i MONTORIESI i will see all of you in JEN.02 to celebrate LA FESTA DI SAN.ANTONIO CIO
CLAUDIO DI GIAMBERARDINO
COATESVILLE, P.A U.S.A

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Best wishes to all the American people, but preferably to the Abruzzo's people living around the world and made our Regione Abruzzo proud of our children working in the world.
Merry Christmas and Happy new year.
gabriele paolini
Pescara, Abruzzo Italy

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Looking for relatives from my paternal side. My father's name is Gervasio Donatelli born in Queens, NY in 1942. My grandfather's name was Ribelli Donatelli born in the township of Abruzzi, Italy in 1909. My grandfather came to the USA around 1919. He married Francesca Aloi. Some of his brother's names are Gaspare Donatelli and Joseph Donatelli (still living in Flushing, Queens, NY). My great-grandfather's name was Gervasio Donatelli also. Any information will be greatly appreciated at Lisacpht at hotmail-dot-com
Thank you and happy searching!
Lisa Marie Donatelli Fochtman
Loganville, GA USA

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A tutti i Cansanesi e Pratolani vi auguro un Buon Natale e prospero Anno nuovo.Ciao a tutti.
Maria D'Orazio
Toronto, Conada

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Auguroni a tutti gli ITALIANI ed in particolare ai miei compaeasani (abruzzesi)
Salute e prosperita'
Romeo Di Giallonardo
New York, New York U.S.A.

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Tanti auguri di buon natale e buon anno a tutti gli abruzzesi nel mondo. Un abbraccio a tutti i nati o origine di Torricella Peligna.
Guido Teti
Roma, Italia

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It is great to have a website to be able to reach the very people of the region where my ancestors are from.
Rose Dalanni-Hall

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I would like to get any information on the Scaramuzzi family of the town of Farindola. My mother's name was Maria Scaramuzzi and she arrived on Ellis Island on March 17, 1911 on the ship Konigin Luise. Thank you and greetings to all from America.
Rose Dalanni-Hall
St. Louis, Missouri United States of America

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Utilizzando questa poesia vorrei ricordare assieme a tanti ortonesi di una certa età, che sono per il mondo, la vigilia di Natale...
con l’acquolina in bocca per gli antichi ricordi culinari che emergono da questi versi, auguri a tutti Nino Berardi

di Luigia Garzarelli
LA VIGGIJE DI NATELE


La viggije di Natèle
diceve Mamma mè,
n’zi magne
ma...zi magne assè.
Allicche a ecche
assagge a elle,
stiè sempre a ruminè,
Le bbone piatte
che zi pripareve
pe la viggije,
daveva resse 9:
- le fidiline
fatte ‘nghe la sardelle
lu pesce miste
‘mbrudette e fritte,
lu baccalà ‘mbanète,
le vruòcchele arifatte
‘nghe aije e pispagnuole,
na pignatelle
di fasciuola rusce,
le ciammaijche
‘nghe l’aije ‘mbricchittète
le crispelle
arpiene d’uva passe
e
come se n’avisse sdijunète,
le caviciuna fritte
t’arfaceve la panze
e lu palète.
Frutte a n’abbundanze
accumpagnète
da nu ponce calle,
manneve tutt’abballe.
Mò la viggije
nisciune le fè cchiù
accome jè na vòte!
Nu ccone
ca z’à perve la usanze
e n’atre
pecché ognune
vò mantenè – la linea -:
Queste è giuste!
Ma,
na vòta l’anne
diceve Mamma mè,
ddije le cummanne!
Vi augure perciò
de putè fè ‘nfamije,
‘nghe nove pijatanze,
ogne anne
la viggije!
nino
Ortona

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Un calendario su San Tommaso apostolo per finanziare la ristrutturazione della cattedrale. E' l'iniziativa che il quindicinale ortonese 'La Piazza' ha messo in campo per questo Natale. Insieme al periodico oggi in edicola, diretto da Pasqualde de Gregorio, i lettori troveranno un calendario con le foto sui luoghi sui momenti più significativi della devozione degli ortonesi al loro santo patrono: la chiesa prima del 1943, il sacro busto, la festa del Perdono, il corteo delle chiavi, il mare. Il calendario è stato stampato in 4 mila copie a colori e potrà essere acquistato anche nelle parrocchie. Gli incassi della vendita saranno girati al Comitato, sorto per iniziativa del vescovo, monsignor Carlo Ghidelli, che sta coordinando gli interventi di sensibilizzazione al problema del recupero del luogo di culto. La cattedrale ha lesioni gravi alle volte e agli archi della navata centrale e all'abside. Il costo dei lavori è di oltre un milione di euro, circa 2 miliardi e mezzo di lire.
nino
Ortona,

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I'm looking for my ancestors in Italy. My grandparents named Giuseppe Di Berardino and Lucia Fulgenzio migrated to Brasil in 1901. They used to live at Basciano, Teramo, Abruzzo.
After arrival in Brasil, my grandfather's name was changed to Brandini with no known reasons. He had an oncle who was priest. At their property they had a small church (capella). The family was known as the Family Della Capella.
I would be very glad if I could find some of my old relatives.
Adhemar Brandini
Brasilia, DF Brasil

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Hello !
Buono NATALE e felice anno nuovo 2002 a tutti amici , cugini , zia , zio di PREZZA é di RAIANO e tutti citadini di PREZZA e di RAIANO
CIAO ! CIAO ! A presto ! Baci a tutti
Domenico RANTE
HOUDEMONT, FRANCE

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Ciao a tutti gli abruzzesi! Interessantissimo il vostro sito sull'Abruzzo. È un modo di unire tutti gli abruzzesi sparsi nel mondo. Io sono nativo di Fallo (in provincia di Chieti) e, con lo stesso vostro spirito, ho realizzato un sito dedicato a tutti coloro che sono nati e che conoscono questo nostro piccolo paese. L'indirizzo Web è: digilander.iol.it/faldus. Visitatelo, diffondetelo e datemi suggerimenti su eventuali miglioramenti da apportare: è un modo per sentirci di nuovo tutti uniti. Saluti e buone feste a tutti!
Giovanni Mariano
Roma, Italia Cerveteri

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My grandmother's name was Oliva Iezzi. She was born and grew up in Casalincontrada, and she came to the United States in 1921, when she was 18 years old. If anyone knows about her or her family. Please let me know. Thank you.
Donna Dalanni

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Does anyone have any information about Abruzzese newspapers? My parents are from Sulmona and I'd like to get them a subscription. I know how much they'd love to read the local news!
Merry Christmas to all!
Rosanna DeSantis Boudreau
Boston, MA USA

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I want to get in touch with my cousin D'italia Monteleone in Torre Di Ruggiero, if possible by email.
Raffaele W. Pisani
Wappingers Falls, New York USA

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Hi, my name is Rebecca Puglielli and I'm originally from Sulmona, Abruzzo. I know my relitives in Sulmona well, (I have been the 3 times), But I would like to get to know other Puglielli's around the world to see if our families can be traced back to one common ancestor. Also I'd like to know the origins of our name...Proud to be Puglielli!!!
Rebecca Puglielli
Melbourne, Victoria Australia

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I would like to establish contact with families whose surnames include: Nero, Coladonato, Di Tomaso, D'Orazio, Maccarone, Di Valerio, Rossi, Pietrantonio, Taddeo, whose ancestors immigrated to USA, Canada, Australia & Argentina from Abruzzo Citra: Montenerodomo, Torricella Peligna or Fallascoso.
My grandparents and their relatives left these towns between 1906 and 1924 for the USA. After 1924, their relatives went to Canada, Australia & Argentina. If this includes your ancestors, please contact me to be included in our family tree which to date contains 1267 members. The tree covers from the year 1700 to the present.

Thanks & Happy Holidays,
Eugene Nero
Miami Beach, FL USA
305 993 5023
enn51 at att.net
eugene nero
miami beach, Florida USA

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Buon Natale a tutti i villalaghesi e felice anno nuovo.
loretta maria mancini-sacco
winnipeg, manitoba canada

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My parents were from Teramo and Basciano Abruzzi.Any relatives or friends that remember them or us, their descendants, let us know who you are. It would be nice to remember and get nostalgic over the good old days. I know I miss my parents and how much better does it get than being from abbuzzi? Here's hoping-------
Ida Fiore Rovere
Voorhees,N.J.08043, New Jersey U.S.A.

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A tutti gli Abruzzesi e Palenesi sparsi nel mondo i migliori auguri di buon Natale e un felicissimo anno nuovo,pieno di gioia e di pace.
Antonio Di Fiore
Toronto, Canada

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I'm a genealogist, member of the Italian Heraldian Genealogy Institute and a student of the School of Genealogy, Heraldry, and Documentary Sciences. I work here in abruzzo, if You need help for Your research, please contact me.
Sebastiano Pasquini
San Salvo Marina, CH Italy

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Hi! I am looking for TRIBUNO(A), D'ERAMO, DeSANCTIS (?), D'ULLISE. My father was born in Lama De Peligni in Chieti Abruzzo. His name is Frank Tribuno. He came to America in 1954 with his mother. His father came later. His parents were Guiseppe Tribuno, born in Lama, and Bambina D'Eramo, born in Palo Alto PA. Her family came to PA to mine coal but when her father got ill they returned to Italy. My grandmother's parents were Francesco D'Eramo and Anna De Sanctis. My grandfather's parents were Benedette Tribuna and Maria Domenica D'Ullisse. From what my father knows about Benedette Tribuna is that he stole everything from Maria and then fled to South America. If anyone may have any information regarding any of these people, I would love to talk to you. Thank you.
Barbara Brown
Baltimore, Maryland USA

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Buon Natale e felice anno nuovo a tutti gli Abruzzesi del mondo e specialmente ai paesani di Tottea il paese che non mi ha mai lasciato dal cuore. Tanti auguri pure a tutti gli Italiani del mondo ciao!!!
Persia Giorgio
Clark, N J USA

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A tutti gli Abruzzesi e Riparoli auguro un buon Natale e felice anno nuovo.
Graziano Di Lizio,15/12/01.
Graziano
Ripa Teatina, italia Abruzzo

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Quisiera establecer contacto con familia: Nero, Coladonato, Di Tomaso, D'Orazio, Maccarone, Di Valerio, Rossi, Pietroantonio, Taddeo, cuyos ancestros imigraron a Argentina o Latinoamerica desde Abruzzo Citra: Montenerodomo, Torricella Peligna, Fallascoso, Lettopalena, Palena.
Mis abuelos salieron de estos pueblos entre 1906 y 1924 para los USA. Despues de 1924, ellos que quedaron en Abruzzo y querian salir, tuvieron que irse a Argentina, Australia o Canada.

Favor de contactarme cuanto antes para poder incluyirse en nuestro arbol genealogico que ahora contiene 1267 familiares. Cubre los anos 1700 hasta el presente.

Muchisimas gracias--esperando noticiias suyas,
Eugenio Nero
Miami Beach
305 993 5023
Eugenio Nero
NBV Miami Beach, Florida USA

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I!m looking for people with the surname Travaglini to change informations. My relatives were from Abruzzo and there are Travaglini in all the world. I'll be happy for your message!
sidney travaglini
Bauru, São Paulo Brasil

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Ciao a tutti figli e figlie Abbruzese in tutto il mondo. My dad was from Cermignano, Teramo. I've been there a few years ago. We visited the graves of his mom and dad. He showed me the home he grew up in as a child. It was abandoned then, and one of his cousins living there was taking posession of the property. Unfortunately, I was unable to visit the interior. I was told it was falling apart roof leaked all over. That year my dad passed away. I am glad we had the opportunity to see the house together, and it remains a memory of my dad for the rest of my life.
Robert Urbani
Montreal, Canada

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Hola, visite su pagina buscando informacion de mi abuelo, Nicola Pellegrini, nacio en la Comuna di Atessa, el 2 de Agosto de 1904.
Un gran saludo por el nuevo año, y Felices Fiestas!!!!
Norberto (un argentino con Sangre Italiana!)
Norberto Daniel Pellegrini
Firmat, Santa Fe Argentina

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Information about children of Pietro Stefanelli (My dad's brother)
My grandparents were Nazario and nicoletta Stefanelli. they had 3 children. My father, Vincenzo, a sister, Mary Staniscia, who emigrated to Argentina, and his brother, Pietro. I think some of Pietro's children are in Argentina. would like information on my cousins.
Thanks
Mary Stefanelli Eichhorn
Tiffin, Ohio USA

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Hello to all,
I am interested in locating any DiVincenzo or Falcone family from the area of Teraomo. My grandfather was Giovanni and his father's name was Berardo. Berardo DiVincenzo married Vincenzo Crisante.
I would like to hear from anyone with inf.
Regards,
Bruce J. DiVincenzo
Landenberg , Pa USA

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a tutti gli abruzzesi che sono lontani dalla propria terra auguro buon Natale e felice anno nuovo Nino
nino
Pescara,

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Looking for email addresses of Troiani families and relatives originating around Arsita region.
bruno troiani
Hamilton, Ontario Canada

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Sigo buscando de donde vengo y el significado de mi apellido.
Si pueden ayudarme en algo, estoy atento.
Llegué a 1880 con un tal Humberto Scurzi, no sé más.
Gracias.
SCURZI Pablo Eduardo
La Plata, Buenos Aires Argentina

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I am researching the Palizzi family of Torricella Peligna. They intermarried with the Passalacqua, Antrilli, Mirolli, Amorosi, and families of Torricella Peligna. I'd like to share research with anyone researching those Torricella Peligna surnames!
Janet DiPastena
Salt Lake City, Utah USA

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CIAO: I AM LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION ON MY GRANDPARENTS. GRANDFATHERS NAME WAS FULVIO NENNI, GRANDMOTHERS NAME WAS RAFFAELE CIARFELLA. THEY IMMIGRATED TO THE USA IN 1903. BOTH WERE BAPTIZED IN 1880. ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE DEEPLY APPRECIATED. MILLE GRAZIA. SINCERELY,
FULVIO NENNI
WAPPINGER FALLS, NEW YORK USA

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I am looking for any Tabilio's from Picciano Abruzzo or anywhere else.
Thank You
Vincenzo James Tabilio

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I'm brazilian and my grandfather was born in Pescara in march /14/1874, and he came with his family to Brazil in 1901.His name was "Sabatino Mancini". His wife is Concetta Fratini. Great Grandfather is Giuseppe Mancini, Great Grandmother is Maria Mammarella. I'd like to have more informations about my origins and the family. I know that in Pescara (and Francavilla al Mare) have many "Mancini", and "Fratini",and "Mammarella".
Please help with any information you may have or please tell me where I can look for information on these family members.
Eduardo Mancini
São Paulo, São Paulo Brasil

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Escribanme a mi e-mail personas que conozcan a la flia. Antoriano
Marco Antonio Antoriano Ordoñez
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

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Busco familiares apellidados PONTARELLI(CAMPOBASSO) O NATALE(CHIETTI)
Néstor J. Natale
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Seeking information re Giuseppe Battista whose name appears on the Casalciprano War Memorial, dated 1919. Believed to be related to Angelo Battista (my grandfather) who emigrated to Mt. Vernon, NY in the late 1800's with wife Josephine nee Simone.
Dick Batiste

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I am researching family names from PENNAPIEDIMONTE, CHIETI, ABRUZZO.

Paternal grandfather - Emidio Di Giorgio - born 1874, emigrated 1891 to Philadelphia reportedly with an older sibling who I have not been able to find information about. Emidio ended up in Erie, PA around 1900. Died Erie, PA in 1962. He married Marrieta Malagranto (unsure of spelling of name - this is listed on her father's gravesite and on the deed of the house they owned) in 1904 she was 16 at the time), whose father was Augusto Malagranto, and mother was Concetta Malagranto ( Concetta is believed to have died before 1900 as my grandfather used to say his wife Marietta was such a good wife and mother because she had been taking care of her father for several years while still attending school - we have no information on Concetta's maiden name). Augusto was born about 1857 and died in Erie, PA 1916 which is information taken from census and cemetary records. We know the Malagranto family was Italian, but we have been unable to find any connections with that name anywhere in Italy. My grandmother Marrieta died in 1923 after several years of serious illness. Records indicate that my grandfather, Emidio emigrated the same year as the Malagranto's, so it is my guess he traveled with them on the same ship. He was 16 or 17, and his future wife was only around 4 at the time they emigrated. My grandfather travelled around the country for 7 or 8 years before settling in Erie, PA, where the Malagranto's and many other Italians from Pennapiedimonte were living. The majority of the Pennapiedimonte natives who moved to Erie lived in the Northwest part of town in the 4th Ward, and the Malgranato's lived there, too. It was a very tight knit community and they even had a social club called the Pennapiedimonte Club (Penn Club) which during the 20's through the 40's was one of the top night spots in Erie!

I have been unable to find the ship they may have traveled on, since it is prior to the records at Ellis Island. The Malagranto's may have been from another part of Italy, though it is doubtful because my grandfather was a died in the wool Abruzzese, and my father talked about what a good Abruzzese cook his mother was.

My grandfather had a first cousin born the same year as he (1874), in Pennapiedimonte, who was named Emidio Di Giorgio, who emigrated to the US in 1900 or 1901 and also settled in Erie, PA, so there can be some confusion in the names.

My maternal grandfather was Domenico Giuliante, born in Pennap-iedimonte Dec 18, 1883 and emigrated via Ellis Island on the Citta Di Napoli, arriving April 22, 1906. He died in Erie, PA in 1956. He married my grandmother Sabia Di Bello born 1887, also from Pennapiedimonte shortly after she arrived at Ellis Island on the Duchessa di Genova on April 25, 1910. She died in 1970.

Following the rituals of Italy, the marriage between my mother and father was arranged by my maternal grandmother and paternal grandfather. It was the last one arranged by either of the families. By the timing of events, I suspect all of my grandparents also had arranged marriages. My grandfather often reminded me as a young boy that I had pure Abruzzese blood running in my veins, and to always be proud of that heritage. No one in my immediately family was interested in documenting our family history until I started doing it a few years ago. I recently purchased a book which documents all the heads of households in Pennapiedimonte in 1753, and was thrilled to find so many households of Di Giorgio, Giuliante, and Di Bello listed even back then. There are many other names I recognize as being common names of people I knew while growing up in Erie, PA. D'Ascanio, Carideo, Di Placido, Di Marco, Di Prinzio, Di Tulio, and Ramondi, to name a few. Unfortunately, no Malagranto.

I am primarily interested in locating the names of the parents of Emidio Di Giorgio, Domenico Giuliante, Sabia Di Bello, and to try to gather any basic information about the name Malagranto, or derivitives or other spellings of that name. Any help would be appreciated.
Bill DeGeorge
Fairfield, PA USA

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I am researching my grandparents, Filippo and Maria Teresa (Orlando)Savitti, who were born in Lanciano about 1867 and 1875.
They came to Manhattan in 1897 and 1898 and years later moved to the Bronx, New York. I believe that Filippo's 2 brothers, Raffaele and Nicola, stayed in Italy. Raffaele was married to Giovina Mammarella and their children Teresa, Donato, and Alfredo came to the US. I don't know anything about Nicola.
I would be very happy to hear from or about other relatives. Please reply if you have any information.
Grazie.
Terri Salvitti Lerose
Wilmington, NC USA

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I am trying to make contact with Mr, Edward Carosella. An American born in AGNONE and returned there after retiring from US government civilian service. I would appreciate your help in contacting him for me and giving my address at 28 Smiths Lane, Commack, NY 11725 PH# 631...543-7179. I would like hearing from him. Thank you,
ANTHONY R GLAUDINO
Commack, New York USA

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My Grandfather was born in Altino. He came to the United States when he was 12 years old. He settled in Philadelphia, Pa. He married Anntoinette Rossi and had 6 children. I am trying to find out if we still have relatives living in Altino. If so please me on my website. Thanks! Brenda Staub
Brenda Staub
Feasterville, Pa. USA

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La mia bisbisnonno Raffaele Eramo e la mia bisbisnonna Columba Della Morte da Ortona dei Marsi. Ha bambino Agostino nato Agosto 1875 a Ortona dei Marsi. Agostino la mia bisnonno. Agostino sposato Teresa Di Croce (la mia bisnonna). Agostino e Teresa ha bambina Angiola nata circa 1896 e bambina Maria nata circa 1899 nella Ortona dei marsi. Nel Dicembre 1913, arrivato a Ellis Island e conseguentemente accomunare Agostino nella Boston. Sono poco conosciuto quando Agostino arrivare nella Boston. Scrivere favore con informazioni e favore scusa il mio Italiano. Gracie.
Margery Eramo
Wakefield, MA USA

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To everyone who has their Roots in Rocca Pia, I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2002.
For those of you who have not been to Rocca Pia or anywhere in Abruzzi, take the time to go and visit where it all started. It is truly spectacular.
Michael J. Rigazzi
Toronto, Ontario Canada

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Hello! I am researching my family history and recently learned that my great-grandparents came to the United States from Roccacasale, Italy. Their names were Angeline and Zacceria Anzellotti. When they came to the U.S., their names were changed to Angeline and Jack Angelo. I am looking for anyone who might have known them or known of them. If you have any information, I would greatly appreciate any help. Thank you! Nativegypsy98 at nls.net
Melody
Middletown, Ohio United States

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I'm just now getting into researching my roots and the Facciolini name. I'm interested in hearing from anyone whom I may be related to both in and outside of the US. Please contact me if you have any information!
Jolie Facciolini
St. Louis, Missouri USA

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My name is Jonathan Zappi. My Grandfathers name was Alberico Zappi and my Grandmothers maiden name was Theressa Menna. I unfortunatly do not know much about my family's history. I know many bits and pieces and would very much like to put them together.
If anyone could provide some of my family's history I would be very grateful.
Jonathan Zappi
Montreal, Quebec Canada

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Any descendants of Trubiani from the San Valentino Area. Please send me an E-Mail.
Joe Ascenzo
Livingston, NJ USA

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My Grand parents, Guiseppe Iacuone and Consettina Guardiani Iacuone came to America from Pescara. I would like to find any relatives still in Italy.
JUDY KREITZER
BREWSTER, NEW YORK USA

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Having a great time with this wonderful website--thanks. I'm looking for anyone connected to the Parete family of Roccamorice. My grandfather, Guiseppe Parete, came to upstate NY in 1912 but left behind his parents and many siblings.
Julia Parete
Watkins Glen, NY USA

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Interested in any Information on Antonio and Marie Mannella. They were born in Ateleta, late 1800's.
Benny J Mannella
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15224 United States

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Hello, I'm looking for anyone who might know of any Rizzo's or Ciavattella's from Citta S'Angelo,in the province of Pescara Italy.
My grandparents were Aniceto or Antonio & Anna Rizza, the name was changed to Rizzo sometime in the mid 1910's.My father was Laurentino,he also went by Louis.His 2 brothers were I believe Virgil & John or Giovanni.My grandmothers maiden name was Ciavattella,I think she had several brothers,possible names, Nicola,Angelomaria,Daniele. My grandfather came to USA in 1905, my father came in 1913 and joined his father.They were first in Pittsburg,Pa. then later in Philadelphia Pa .My grandfather returned to Italy, I'm not sure when. My father married my mother in 1919, she was American from Charlotte,NC,and they lived there their whole lives,except for a while in Miami,Fl. My fathers 2 brothers settled in Philadelphia,but somehow over the yrs.lost contact. I came along late in my parents lives,my father was 51 when I was born. My father died in 1960.I have very old pictures of my grandparents &uncles.If anyone has any information please contact me at Rizzokid4given at aol-dot-com.
I hope to make a trip to Pescara and Citta S'Angelo some day.
Thanks,
Linda Rizzo Poplin

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Hello out there. I am Australian born as both my parents are from Abruzzo. They migrated to Australia in the late 1950's. I spent 20 wonderful days in Italy during Feb-March of 2000. Stayed in Rome 5 days, 5 days with relatives who live near Chieti and 5 days in Florence then 5 days in Venice. What a Vacation. Next time I go to Italy I will stay longer with my relatives as they were great.
This is a great web site. Ciao tutti...........
Sandra
Perth, West Australia Australia

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Hi,
I'm brazilian and my great grandfather was born in Barisciano in 1885, and came alone to Brazil. His name was "Constantino Santavicca". I'd like to have more information about my origins and the family. I know that in Barisciano there are many "Santavicca", but here in Brazil only my family. I`d like to know if the surname has an armorial berings. One day I`ll be there in Barisciano. Ciao
MARCELO SANTAVICCA
SAO PAULO, SAO PAULO BRAZIL

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Hello fellow Piasans;
I am very happily married to John Di Millo, another Piasan.
We will continue to uphold the Abbruzze tradition and let the legacy live on!
Angela Pietrangelo-Di Millo
Downsview, Ontario Canada