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still searching for relatives-or anyone who know's of my family:
CAROSA-SEVERINI from Fontecchio,Abruzzo
RADESCHI-CAMPEA from Corfinio,Abruzzo
any information welcome
Ciao
Pasquale(Patrick) Carosa
Charlotte, North Carolina USA

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With the Lenten Season almost here I thought it would be nice to share my family's Easter traditions with all of you wonderful people. On Easter morning we like so many other people from Abruzzo and Molise make a huge frittata. Well our family took huge to beyond huge. When I was little I remember my Gramma Provident making the frittata with the help of my uncles cracking the eggs. The frittata that she made contained over 100 eggs, her homemade sweet sausage (it was dried all winter under the celler door), veal cutlet, and fresh ricotta cheese. This was cooked on top of the stove and all the men took turns stirring it. The big moment came when it was time to flip it. Everyone held their breath until it came out o.k. When it was finished it was served with her beautiful Easter bread and a ricotta pie in the shape of a big turnover. There was an array of fresh fruit, and coffee and juice,and the colored eggs that each grandchild brought to the table for gram. In turn Gram made each child a bunny or chick doll cookie with an egg baked in it's belly, and covered in pastel icing and candy spinkles. Gram has been gone for over 25 years now and each of her decendants families keep the tradition alive. My daughter is 21 and this the 3rd year she will be making the frittata for us. She uses about 8 dozen eggs. My daughter in law recieved the ricotta pie recipie and does that very well. I make the Easter bread exactley as gram did. One of Grams daughters still is involved with her family's cooking . Their family is so large that their frittata has grown to 18 dozen eggs! All cooked in one very large pan on top of the stove. My point is Easter was always my favorite holiday as a child and it still is because of la famiglia. My children are grown up now and it pleases me that they ,too want to keep the tradition alive. Everybody, teach your children their heritage and keep traditions alive, it makes for beautiful memories that last lifetimes. By the way my gram and pap came from Montagano, near Campobasso in Molise.
Susie Marbella
Pittsburgh, Pa. USA

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Looking for information on Rizieri DuLuzio, died March 7,1912 in Navelli married to Gelsomina Di Pietro. She had two sisters, one was named Enrica, who had a son Luigi Di Rosa (81)who lives in Civitaratange by Navelli. Any infomation on Gelsomina's or Rizieri's parents and family would be appreciated.
Jeannine Fruci
Jeannine Fruci
Spokane, WA USA

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GREETINGS TO ALL FROM ABRUZZO..THIS IS A PROVINCE NOT DISCUSSED MUCH BY TOURISTS OR EVEN LISTED IN TOURS OF ITALY..
I SPENT ONE WEEK THERE IN 89 IN SEARCH OF RELATIVES ..SURNAMES LANCIA..WHO LIVE IN AND AROUND SULMONA.
AS I WALKED THE STREETS OF SULMONA..A FEELING CAME OVER ME THAT I HAD BEEN TO THIS PLACE AND THAT THIS IS WHERE I BELONGED?
BOTH MY PARENTS WERE BORN IN PETTORANO IN THE EARLY 1900'S AND WERE BROUGHT TO USA BY THEIR PARENTS..SAILING OUT OF NAPLES AND MY MATERNAL GRANDFATHER(lUIGI PINCIARO..MADE SEVERAL TRIPS BACK AND FORTH)SAILING OUT OF MILAN ONCE.
IF ANYONE KNOWS OF LANCIAS LIVING IN SULMONA COULD THEY SEND ME THE STREET ADDRESS OR EMAIL?
IT IS SOMETHING TO KNOW THAT WAY WAY BACK MY FATHER'S PEOPLE COULD HAVE BEEN SHEPERDS?
i AM AN iTALOPHILE...
FLORENCE IN TEXAS
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS USA

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My father Piero Ranieri,born 13.11.1940 in Chieti was in Berlin in 1963/1964.After my birth he left Berlin and went to Baden-Baden,Chieti and Rom.He worked in the Hotel Exelsior in Rom and after that he is missing.All I have is one photo,letters and postcards.
I never had the chance to see him and to speak to him!!!!!
If anyone may have any information about Ranieri's in Chieti or whole Italy, USA, Germany and the rest of the world regarding any of these people. I would love to talk about you.
Thank you and god bless you
With love and understanding for all.
Manuela Damaschke
Berlin, Berlin Germany

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Testimonial to:
Anthony Coladonato, Son of Abruzzo, RIP 9-11-01 WTC NYC
Hello, Everybody!

I'm sharing with you an email and website I just recieved from Salvatore Coladonato. I began to know Sal on Friday Sept 14 when he appeared on Fox News talking about his brother Anthony who had perished in the fall of the twin towers.

Instantly,I searched all New York phonebook listings for Coladonato & sent out a dozen letters trying to make contact. You see, my maternal family is Coladonato & I've worked on the Coladonato tree for years. Coladonato is a very rare name, so it's easy to find out where Coladonatos are and which towns they've been in both in Italy and in the USA.
In Abruzzo, the focal point for Coladonatos is Fallascoso, now a legal part of Torricella Peligna. Other towns with Coladonatos are: Pennadomo, Fara San Martino. As soon as Sal can get the info from his elderly father, I'll begin to patch our 2 trees together, although Ellis Island info has already predicted for me the connection.

Please email Sal to help us cheer him up! It's been bad for him & he's been carrying the weight of his family & his brother's since 9-11. Email to:

Sal Coladonato" daddysmc at hotmail-dot-com

Anthony is survived by a very large family & Sal's been the guy doing the hard work keeping the gang together. I know Sal needs support and would love to hear from you.

Here's Sal's letter & please see his brother at the website:

Sal Coladonato" daddysmc at hotmail-dot-com
To: ENN51 at ATT.NET
Subject: Just keeping in touch. It's tough!
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 19:13:56 -0500

Hi Eugene, I know you haven't heard from me in sometime. But like anything else in this life, there there doesn't seem to be enough time to do everything. Hope everything is fine with you & your family. We are all hanging in over here, but the hurt seems to grow even more, but this is something we are going to have to get through.

Just so you know what you cousin looked like; there is a web site put out by Cantor Fitzgerald. Go to this site:

WWW.CANTORFAMILIES.COM, go to family tribute
& click on "C"
& go to Anthony Coladonato

& read some of the tributes that family & friends had to say about him. Again thank you for your thoughts & information regarding our family. I'll pass this over to my father & when I have him over I will call you so you can talk to him yourself. Please keep in contact. We will talk soon.

Take care,
Your cousin Sal :)

Anthony Coladonato, RIP 9-11-01 WTC NYC, Son of Abruzzo !
eugene nero
miami beach, Florida usa

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Would like to hear from other decendants of people from Montagano,(Campobasso) Molise. Share stories ,recipies, family info. suzybuchaus at earthlink.net
Susie marbella
Pittsburgh, PA. USA

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Hello to fellow Melchiorres! My father was born in Introdacqua, Italy. His name is Rafaele. My grandfather's name was Antonio and my grandmother's name was Brigida.
My knowledge of Italian is limited since my parents believed that it was very important fro us to be bilingual (English and French). They didn't want to confuse us. Even though my Italian speech is limited, the local people in Introdacqua were extra friendly when I visited in 1997. I was very impressed.

Anyone with any information whatsoever is invited to send me a message!

Thanks!
Claudia
Claudia Melchiorre
Montreal, Canada

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Congratulations for this marvelous site. I found my relatives in Scalea di Cosenza, Italy but I had to travel there. Now it is a lot easier to find ancestry for people who care.
Nicolas D'Anello
Panama City, Provincia de Panama República de Panama

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Mi nombre es Domingo Antonio Giannini , Mis abuelos Domingo Antonio
Vitullo, era originario de Bomba, al igual que mi abuela Rosarietta
Pelegrini y Mi mama Marillena Vitullo.
Se que todavia tengo parientes en Bomba quisiera contactarme con ellos
espero poder hacerlo por medio de este interesante sitio.
gracias.
giannini.da at starmedia.com
Domingo Giannini
Mar del Plata , Buenos Aires Argentina

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hola me lla mo Daniel La Rosa y estoy casado con Cecilia Roccamante, su papá nació en Villamagna y quisiera saber si existe algun familiar de mi esposa, su padre se llamaba DONATO GUIDO ROCCAMANTE, y fallecio en 1980.
muchas gracias!!!!!!
danla at arnet.com.ar
Daniel La Rosa
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Great Website, Great memories I made a secondtrip togagliano Aterno in 1997, I am first generation born in US, mother; father and brother were born in gagliano. My family and I enjoyed it very uch. It was my second trip and my families first. Keep the site up it;s great.
Robert Bucci
Niagara Falls, New York United States

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Researching my husband's family Galli and Liberi from Roccamorice, Italy. Paternal grandparents were Carlo Galli and Maria Scolastica Giansanti. Maternal great grandparents were Basilio Liberi and Elisa DiMillo grandparents were Nuzio Liberi and Francesca unkown.
Looking for any info on the Liberi's or Galli. Dante Liberi went to Phil. around the 1900's died 1950.
Sylvia Galli
Hamilton, Ont. Canada

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I know a litlle about D`ADDERIOs family. Do you need any help? netselma at bol.com.br,netselma at btopemworld.com
Ernesto
Sao Jose do Rio Preto , Sao Paulo brasil

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Researching family members Pisano and Scarpitti
Scarpitti lived in the town Carovilli and Pisano one was living there but I am not sure where my grandmother was born
If any is researching these name I would appreciate you getting back to me
thank you
Bev
Longimom at aol-dot-com
Beverly Sirna
Cleveland, Ohio USA

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My Great-grandfather, Alfonso Pantoni was from Controguerra in the province of Teramo. He arrived in the USA on June 11, 1903 at the age of 19. He was Born 11-03-1884 and died 08-09-1972. I believe he had 3 brothers and possibly 1 sister. I've been told that he owned olive groves which were sold close to or after his death. I am interested in finding any information on relatives or parents. He married Concetta Mango (also from Italy) in Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
The name Pantoni was changed sometime in the 1920's to Pantone. They had 9 children the oldest was Adalene "Lee" Pantone. Any Information would be greatly appreciated.
Joyette
USA

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I am trying to locate anyone with the last name PICCONE My grandparents Giovanni(John) and Pasquina(Pasqua) listed Ovindoli as their home before they came to the US.Anyone with the surname PICCONE or anyone knowing of them please contact me.Thanks
viki(piccone)flagel
newark , ca usa

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I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed Myself while in Abruzzo in July 2000 I want to say thank you to the staff of the hotel I was staying in, The Diana park hotel for making me so welcome. I went to Abruzzo on my own to trace my Italian roots. My great grand fathers family lived in villa latina in Lazio but within 4 miles of abruzzo, I,m sure they must have visted the beautiful mountains many times.To the people of Abruzzo I would like to say,Please never change, I will be returning this summer 2002 with my family to show them this most beautiful place
Martin Valente
Ireland

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My family way back originated in Italy and settled in New Mexico. I have located some of my long lost cousins in the last 8 years and one just recently.
would love to hear from any one with this last name who feels we may be related. Two brothers came from Italy and one named Pierto settled in New Mexicao and had two sons..........ernest and Pete
I am slowly learning more about my family tree. One brothe that came from Italy was to have settled in San Francisco and the family is in the fishing industry.......are you out there
ernie palladini
tucson, arizona pima

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I am trying to find any information I can on Pizzone, Italy. Birth place of my grandfather Giuseppe D'andrea. Thanks
Mike Bain
Charlotte, NC USA

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Muy interesante sitio !! Permite buscar nuestros orígenes. Gracias.
Very interesting place !! It allows to search for ours origins. Thanks.
Mauro Antenucci
Rosario, Santa Fe Argentina

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Hello to all De Cecco's :)
I am interested in knowing and understanding more about my heritage. If anyone has any information about the De Cecco family, please let me know!

Thanks,
Bob De Cecco
Bob De Cecco
Lakewood Ranch, Florida USA

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My family migrated to Australia from Vasto Abruzzo in 1958 and I would love to hear from any other Marcello or DiGuilmi anywhere else in the world that have connections with Vasto.
John Marcello
Perth, Western Australia Australia

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Saluti a tutti. Vorrei sapere come posso ottenere il certificato di nascita di "Luigi Marzano" (1860 - 1870). Famiglia Marzano, di Forlì del Sannio, provincia di Isernia. Grazie.
Igor Marzano
Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brasile

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Hi i'm looking for any information about COLASESSANO'S My grandfather came to america from Campobasso. Any information would be very helpful. Thank you Gianetta
gina
west springfield, massachusetts USA

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LA DONNA SULLA PRIMA PAGGINA DEL CALENDARIO DEL 2002 INDOSSA
IL COSTUME DEL MIO BEL PAESE SCANNO!!
CIAO VERA
VERA FUSCO
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. USA

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I am looking for relatives of my maternal grandfather, Antonio Pardo, who came to America from Reggio di Calabria in the early 1900's. He settled in Detroit, Michigan and married Domenica DiGuilio from Tocco da Casauria, Pescara.
Susan Powers
Chicago, IL USA

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Dear Reader,

This 100-year Transition from Abruzzo to America has had it's bumps along the way. While my mom's family had always kept some contact with the old boot, my dad's didn't. In 1936, my dad's parents died from wild mushroom poisoning leaving 10 orphans. Thus, the connection to Abruzzo was cut. I have met & stayed with the Abruzzese Neros several times since my first trip back in 1977. However, just last month, we were able to reestablish contact with an elderly Argentine woman and I was able to grant her tearful request: the chance to speak with her long-deceased Uncle Santo's son in the USA, my dad.

I, as an Abruzzese-American, would like to express my agreement with the author of the 'General rules to post your entry' when I read of "... foreign domination, sufferings and hardships."

I have been researching my family tree since 1977, when I spent a month with my great aunt Mary in Lettopalena, provincia di Chieti. I began to write it in the basement of the ancestral church of my grandparents during the summer of 1980. To date the tree contains 1440 names, dates & places. I must say that every entry has a document behind it to prove it's veracity. Dealing with those archive repository employees, be they church or civil government, hasn't been easy all the time. Most are usually helpful--not overly, mind you. Some in fact and in deed are very outrageous in their unwillingness to understand our wish, desire, need to reroot our ancestry to our own lives.

The reader may be aware that I have spent 6 months pleading with a certain office for the information from my great aunt's birth certificate. After the first family tree was handed out in 1980, a certain someone yelled fowl with no evidence whatsoever that my mom's father & my great aunt were only half related??!! Sure!
To prove my work was valid I needed my great aunt's birth certificate.I stressed with a certain archive repository office in both languages that I don't need the copy, that I just need her parents names & ages at the time of her birth. Also, I sent a cousin of my from a town 30 miles away to ask for the info. They humilliated him, sending him back home empty-handed!

Well, finally I found someone who understands how it feels to be an Abruzzese-American flat up against the wall of an Italian archives office! He's a lawyer. He understood the 'issue,' (problem is now taboo) and is doing the work pro bono. Isn't it preposterous that a lawyer's got to go to get names & ages from my great aunt's birth certificate?????? Hello, is this the real Abruzzese Hospitality & Warmth!? I read of "foreign domination, sufferings and hardships." I agree wholeheartedly! Please, though, think about it a little more multi-directional sense for just a moment.Thank you & have a Good 1!

Eugene Nero
1790 S Treasure Dr Apt 2C
Miami Beach, FL 33141
305 993 5023
eugene nero
miami beach, Florida USA

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I am looking to find exsisting relatives in the Province of Pescara. My Great-Grandparents were Giovanni (John) Profenno and Antonia (Toni) Marinelli. My Granmother Elvira Profenno-Simpson is still living in the United States and although she can point me to names of relatives she does not know of anyones whereabouts. I myself only speak English which makes it extremely hard to search through the web with all the Italian formatted sites. I am only looking for myself to gain a better knowledge of where I come from and in hopes to one day travel there to meet my relatives. Please feel free to email me at: witchywoman21403 at YAHOOdotCOM if you happen to know any of my relatives or happen to be one yourself. Know that if you reply in Italian it will be extremely hard for me to decipher what you are telling me :)
Many, many thanks in advance!
Desiree Simpson
Annapolis, MD USA

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Ciao Pierangela ,grazie per la tua e-mail
Middio
Kenosha, Wisconsin USA

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LUCANGIOLI FAMILY TREE.Hola! Te gustaría ayudar a armar nuestro árbol genealógico? Si tu apellido paterno, materno o de casada también es LUCANGIOLI, o si también sos descendiente de Alfonso Lucangioli y María Piazza, pedimos tu colaboración para completar los datos que nos faltan. Necesitamos: nombres, apellido, fecha y lugar de nacimiento tuyos y de tus padres y, en caso de que los hubiera, los mismos datos de tu cónyuge, hermanos, hijos y nietos. En caso de fallecimiento de alguno de ellos, también lugar y fecha. Sabías, por ejemplo, que Alfonso Lucangioli nació en la región italiana de los Abruzzos y que su padre se llamaba Antonio y su abuelo Emidio? Desde ya agradezco tu colaboración y la de tu familia. El árbol estará listo para ver en internet en unos pocos meses. Te saluda: Mara de Souza Martínez -hija de Noema, nieta de Eduardo, bisnieta de Alfonso Lucangioli-
Mara
Munich, Bayern Germany

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I am trying to trace the heritage of my father's family. He was a 1st generation immigrant to Leonello and Leonilda Ianniccari. My father's name was Amedeo Joseph Ianniccari. He had four brothers; Edurado, Frederico and Anthony.

My grandmother's maiden name was rosetti. I believe my grandfather was from a village named Loretto?

My granfatther came to the US in the early part of the century. He was a tailor and played the tuba in a band. He settled in Philadelphia, Pa.
Please contact me at rogers99 at mediaone.net. I want to know this wonderful side of my family.
Maria Rogers Ianniccari
Neptune Beach, Florida USA

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This is much better. Now when a person reaches the guestbook screen, he or she will see the rules first. Now it's kind of hard to plead innocent by reason of lack of clarification. Job well done!

Thank you--once again,
Eugene Nero
eugene nero
miami beach, Florida USA

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Dear Lucrezia,
you are right, a bit more explanation is necessary. With some practice it is not difficult to use these sites even if you do not know the language. We plan to have a very detailed explanation online soon in the genealogy section.
You just write the surname in the field "cognome" and then you write either the municipality ("Comune") if you know it, or the province ("Provincia": L'Aquila, Chieti, Pescara, Teramo, Isernia, Campobasso etc).
Webmaster Abruzzo2000
L'Aquila, Italia

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The two websites you list for names and addresses are in Italian. What do we Americans who do not speak or read or write Italian do? I only speak, read and write English.

Thank you.
Lucretia Amaranto
Kiowa, Oklahoma USA

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I would love to hear from anyone who was from the town of Villa Santa Lucia. My parents were from there. Please feel free to write.

Joanne
Joanne Di Sano Wheatley
Toronto, Ontario Canada

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messaggio prova
nnn

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Mi nombre es Teresita Pendenza (residente en Argentina), y me gustaría encontrar a mis familiares que tienen origen el L´Aquila.
Mi e-mail: tpendenza at YAHOOdotCOM.ar
Contáctenme.
Teresita Pendenza
Berisso, Provincia de Buenos Aires Argentina

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My grandfather was Giuseppe DiPietrantonio. He arrived in the USA from Lettomanoppello in the early 1900s. He lived in Concord, NH for a while the moved to Portland, Maine in late 30s.

Vorrei corrispondere alla gente da Lettomanoppello
Joseph DiPietro
Portland, Maine USA

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I am the son of Carmen Anthony Capuzzi & Geneva Verna who are the Son and Daughter of Ralph and Mary Capuzzi and Anthony and Leona Verna.

to my Relatives I say Hello.
James Capuzzi
Saltsburg, PA USA

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My father Stephano Tranquillo Married my mother Addolorata DiDonato and both were fron from Teramo Castiglione. My father came to the United states and later my mother also came to the United States.
This occured back in the year about 1900. My mother also had two brothers, Domenic & Joseph that also came to the United States. I have no other information on my fathers relatives and would certainly appreciate any information about Stephano Tranquilo and my mother Addolorato DiDonato. Sincere Thanks,
Joe Tranquillo
Conshohocken, PA USA

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AUGURI A TUTTI GLI ABBRUZZESI SPARSI PER IL MONDO.
UN PARTICOLARE ABBRACCIO AI "RADOMILE" DEI QUALI MI PIACEREBBE CONOSCERE LA STORIA, VISTO CHE FINO A QUALCHE ANNO FA CREDEVO FOSSIMO IN POCHI.
G. RADOMILE
METZ, FRANCE LORRAINE

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Un forte e stretto abbraccio a tutti i Toccolani nel mondo ma specialmente alle famiglie Terzini residenti a Tocco

Ciao e saluti - Omega
Wishing and a Hopin' (Dusty Springfield)
Terzini
Melbourne, Victoria Australia

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My parents migrated to Perth, Australia from Ridotti Di Balsorano, Abruzzo in 1966. Our surname PERRUZZA is quite popular in the village of Ridotti, and I've just been told the first Perruzza dates back to Austria!! Quite interesting I thought. If there are any other Perruzza's out there, please feel free to contact me! :)
Albano Perruzza
Perth, Western Australia Australia

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I'm trying to see if anybody knows of the Zappi family. My grandparents were from Abruzzi. Let me know! Ciao
Lisa
Oakville, Ontario Canada

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I Would like to find out if I still have relatives living in Altino.
My grandfather was born there May 1899. His name was Giovanni DiGuiseppe. His brothers and sisters - Louis, Chelistino, Arturo, Nicholas, Anthony, and Anna. He came to America 1910/1911. I would love to find his birth home. I plan a trip sometime this year. Thanks
Brenda Staub
Feasterville, Pa. United States

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I am looking for information on my grandfather's family ,Donato D'Alessandro. He immigtated to the USA in 1909 with his wife, Vincenza Troiani and three children, Lena, Attilio, Ugo. They were from Castel di Ieri. Donato was born about 1875. Vincenza was born about 1876. After Vincenza'a death Donato returned to Italy and married Josephine. I would appreciate any information on the family or Castel di Ieri. Thank you so much.
Lisa Railsback
Richmond, Texas USA

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Wonderful site - haven't found any connections yet but hopes are high.
Looking for Campobasso, DiMeo and Faricelli from the Civitaquana region
Sarah Campobasso Gould
Morehead City, NC USA

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un saluto a tutti i fossolani di Melbourne
cittadino di fossa (aq)
fossa, italia

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Hello, I'm looking to say hello to Ruggero Bellini or his relatives in or around Cagnano Amiterno.
David Bellini
Montpelier , Vermont USA

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This is the greatest website! The Fontana name comes from Popoli and I hope I hear from someone who has info. A big hello to all my Italian people!!
David Joseph Fontana
Salt Lake City, Utah United States Of America

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I am trying to find information on either my grandfather or great-grandfather, who both emigrated from Ortona, Italy. Grandfather's name was: Frank (probaby Franco) DiFulvio - probably came to U.S. from Ortona at 1904 - his father, Rocco DiFulvio, arrived earlier - not sure what year. Would love to hear from anyone who has any information about DiFulvio's in Ortona!

Thanks.
Gail Dougherty
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania United States

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The grandfather of my grandfather was born in Italy. His last name was Gianella. Im from Peru, and i need some information about Gianella's family in Italy. Thanks
Giancarlo
Surco, Lima Peru

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desearia obtener la partida de nacimiento de mi abuelo llamado DOMINGO CROCE, nacido en Roccaspinalveti, en el año 1.871, hijo de ATNONIO CROCE y LUISA BRUNO. Gracias
hector miguel crocce
pehuajó, buenos aires argentina

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cerco abruzzesi nel mondo che vogliono importare prodotti tipici abruzzesi. Io vivo a sulmona (aq)
marcello palumbo
sulmona, abruzzo italia

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I was born in Macchia Valfortore Campobasso Italy. I come from the families of Durante, Cappabianca, D'Agostino, Muccigrossi My great grandparents were both from there and immigrated to Maryland in the early 1900.Returned to Italy years later.I had the oppotunity to meet my greatgrandmother Maria Lombardi and her husband Salvatore D'Agostino.The D'Agostino are mostly in NY some in Toronto Canada and still some of them in Italy.Anyone close to this Tree I would be very instrested to get in touch. Thanks
Domenic Durante
Toronto, Ontario Canada

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This is a wonderful web site! My mom's parents were from L'Agulia migrating to the Pittsburg area in the 1910's. Their names were Domenic and Marrianna Ulizio. My mom, Sophie, has 3 brothers and 1 sister who still live in the Pittsburg area with their children and grandchildren. My mom married Gino Macciomei in 1945 and moved to Flint Michigan. She doesn't know much about her ancestory. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you for a great web site!
Darlene Macciomei Robinson
Flint, MI USA

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My Son Giovanni told about this web site. My parents were born in Abruzzo, Italy and came to the USA in the late 1920's. My brother Dominick was born in Abruzzo and came to the USA when he was 7 years old. I am glad Giovanni told me about this web site. I would like to find out more about my family background.
Gerald DiGiacomo
Jericho, Vermont USA

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Hi. I am from the town of Longano in Molise. I was wondering if you could make a link for this town. Thanks.
Domenico Romano
Pickering, Ontario Canada

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It would be great to hear from Sciorra surnames. I think we hail from Carunchio, Cheiti, Abruzzo
Arthur J. Sciorra
USA

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Me gustaria contactarme con gente de apellido Menna de Casalanguida.
Ahi nacio mi tatarabuelo en 1852 y estoy recaudando información sobre él y su señora.
Desde ya muchas gracias
Paola Menna
La Plata, Buenos Aires Argentina

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Wonderful site that you have here. My father and both grandparents were born in Roccamorice. Santangelo and Rosati.
Would like to visit there sometime.
Albert Santangelo
Bethany, Ontario Canada

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i am looking for relatives. in popoli. my great great grandparents were nunzio castricone and camilla tammaro both born around 1810. gaetano castricone born 9/27/1839 and anna lucia deleonibus were my great grandparents. alamedeo antonio panebianco and angelina castricone were my grandpaents.
angelina ferguson
wingdale, new york usa

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Interested in the family name BONITATIBUS from the town of Pettorano-sul-Gizio. My great-grandfather's
name was CESIDIO BONITATIBUS. He came to the USA approximately 1900 -- may have come to USA
multiple times. However, by 1905 he was pretty much settled in USA in the Philadelphia area and married to
MARIA CRISTINA FACCIOLA. They did go for a time to West Virginia in the early 1910s but eventually returned to
Philadelphia. His father's name was ANGELO BONITATIBUS (d. 1916/1917 Italy) and
his mother's maiden name was MARIANINA RUGGIERO (d. 1940s Avella, PA). Have done a lot of researching with
LDS microfilms and have been able to trace this line back to the late 1790s. However, I am interested in the story
behind the name -- since it isn't exactly Italian, but pure Latin.

Thanking you in advance for any kind help.
Sincerely,
Katherine Condon
Oroville, CA USA

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per favore voglio sapere o informacione di tutti i tobioli che stanno
nel direttorio de manopello cio piu de 20 anni che non so niente di loro per favore si cualcuno sa di cualcosa comunicare pronto
gracie.
sabino tobioli
turmero, aragua venezuela

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me gustaria recibir informacion de posibles familiares residentes en Abruzzo.Tengo parientes en Roma,pero se que mi abuelo provenia de Aquila.En el sitio Abruzzo2000,encontre Babusci en Morino.Tengo interes en formar mi arbol genealogico.Agradezco a todos los que me puedan aportar datos.Un gran saludo a todos los abruzzeses del mundo.¡Escribanme!
ana maria babusci
la plata, buenos aires argentina

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Famiglia Di Sanfelice:

Ciao:
Il mio nome è Guillermo Sanfelice, io ho 35 anni e vivi in Rosario, Argentina. Cerco i parenti con il mio ultimo nome nel mondo, specialmente nel mio paese della base. Dopo parecchie generazioni in Argentina della famiglia di Sanfelice, qualcuno volume il lavoro per cercare i nostri antenati in Italia.
Oggi, nonostante la cosa difficile che è di potere da munire l' albero genealogico della famiglia, tagliare il tempo a cubetti passato, noi ha detto a su uno strumento fondamentale, che sia Internet.
Per questo motivo, ricorro alla volontà voi e della vostra memoria, per potere accede a alcune informazione che lo aiutano a rivelare i miei dubbi.
I consolati italiani dell' Argentina, sono soprafati con i discendenti di italiano, che desiderano potere alla cittadinanza ed all' pontenza emigrare. Ragionare perchè uno diventa molto noioso per ottenere le informazioni a breve termine quelle io cerca.
A chi può o desidera fornire alcuni dati, sul mio gran-nonno Roque Sanfelice, io ringrazierà per esso molti.

Genealogy ricapitolato:
· Roque Sanfelice., padre di;
· Jose Sanfelice, padre di;
· Roberto Sanfelice, padre di;
· Guillermo Sanfelice.

Alcuni dati del mio gran-nonno Roque:
Data della nascita approssimativa: Fra 1870 e 1880.
Luogo di nascita: Regione dell' Italia della nascita: Abruzzo
Lugar della nascita: moglie più sconosciuta:
La Concepcion Pace
La Documentazione: Passaporto italiano secondo le versioni esperte.
Non sappiamo se arrivasse sposato o celibe in Argentina. Sappiamo che è arrivato con un fratello, io sto provando ad individuare ad un certo parente di lui per conoscere il relativo nome, poiché nessuno se lo ricorda. Apparentemente, sarebbe stato situato in un' altra zona del paese.
Tutti i dati che desiderano contribuire, possono farli al email: a graficad at citynet.net.ar
o per posta alla a: Guillermo Sanfelice
Julian de Leiva 5230. (2000) Rosario
Provincia Santa Fe - Argentina

P/d. Chiedo le giustificazioni dagli errori di traduzione, sono che ho utilizzato un traduttore di Internet.
Guillermo Sanfelice
Rosario, Santa Fe Argentina

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Poxa!!!!
Ninguém fala português por aqui!
Se alguém estiver interessado me escreva.
Beijos,

Gioconda Di Blasio
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais Brasil

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I am proud that my father came from Furci and I have many beautiful relatives still residing there.
Nicola Cianciosi
Hornell, NY USA

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I am proud that my father came from Furci and I have many beautiful relatives still residing there.
Nicola Ciuanciosi
Hornell, NY USA

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I am trying to find any information about my grandparents' families. They are Phillip DeDominicus and Carmina Troiani. They immigrated around 1910 and were not married at the time.
Thanks
Jane Maracek
Beaver, Pennsylvania USA

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I would love to hear from anyone who recognizes my name! I was born in Introdqua, Italia. I was five years old, when I left Italy.
RENO FERRI, SR.<
NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio USA

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Hi,
My name is Greg Somaio. I haven't had much luck finding other Somaios in the world. I know that it was my great-great-grandfather, Giacomo Somaio, who brought the family name to São Paulo, Brazil in the early 1800's.
My great-grandfather is Frederico Somaio, my grandfather is Antônio Somaio. My father's name is Osvaldo Somaio, brother of Frederico, Wanderlei, Maria Inez and Ana Lucia.
Most of the Somaio families in the US and in the state of São Paulo and the one family in Dourados, MS, Brazil are realtives. I know of two Somaio families in Chieti. One in Lanciano, one in Crecchio. I'd like to know of more Somaio's in the world, especially in Italy and surrounding countries. If anybody can help, please email me.
Greg Somaio
Weymouth, Massachusetts USA

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1 Chiamata al Tribunale di Lanciano, Chieti, per piacere!
If the Tribunale di Lanciano says it can't find piccone maria,
born 9 june 1901, Fallascoso/Torricella Peligna, Chieti

her sister Berenice piccone was born in 1907
sister Carmella piccone born 1905
brother Emedio Francesco piccone born 1909
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Se il Tribunale di Lanciano dice che non trova niente sopra piccone
maria, nata 9 giunio 1901, Fallascoso/Torricella peligna, Chieti,
forse si trovera'
la sorella Berenice piccone, nata nel 1907
sorella Carmella piccone, nata nel 1905
fratello Emedio Francesco piccone, nata 1909

Per me e' lo stello. Ho bisogno della identita' degli suoi genitori e
la sua eta a la nascita degli figli. Da li' posso continuare in
Chieti.
eugenio nero
NBV Miami Beach , Florida USA

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I seek possible relatives(distant relations)of my maternal family. My mother's father was named Fiore Vincenzo Di Leo, who was born on November 26, 1892, in Fallo, Chieti Province, Abruzzo. He attended technical school in Naples, Campania, then(1914)came to Argentina. A first cousin of his emigrated to the USA.Other relatives(children and grandchildren)of his firs cousins live in Naples, Campania.

Are ther any relative with this family name in the USA?Thanks in advance.
Mario González
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Argentina

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Hello

I am trying to trace my family history, and also to see if I still have relatives living in Italy.

My information may not be totally acurate, but I will tell what I know.

My family comes from Vasto in the Abruzzo region. My great-grandparents came to NY sometime in the late 1920's or early 1930's. I believe my great-grandfather (Michael Canci) came here first, and then sent for my great-grandmother (Acursia Canci) later on. I also think that my great-grandfather might have had a brother named Luigi, but I am not sure of this.

I was also told as a child that I had some family of ours relocate to Australia.

My aunt...Letticia Canci was the only one who kept in contact with any of my relatives, but she has since passed, and I am trying to pick up where she left off.

Please help me if you can ....I would love to here from anyone.
Michael Canci
New York, New York United States

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I would like to hear from any of my relatives. my father, Ercole Ardizzi was born near Teramo, in a town called Leoane. My mother Was Iolanda Carusi, from Loreto Aprutino, near Pescara, both in Abruzzo. Let's hear from you!!
John J. Ardizzi
Havertown, Pennslyvania United States of AMERICA

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Please call Tribunale di Lanciano for info re: piccone maria, 9 june 1901, Fallascoso/Torricella Peligna.

I'm looking for someone who would call the tribunale di Lanciano (Chieti, Abruzzo) and ask the information concerning my great aunt

piccone maria
born 9 june 1901 Fallascoso/Torricella Peligna
I need only her parents' names and ages at her birth. From there I can get the older information in Chieti's archivio di stato.

The record is not at the archivio di stato di chieti.
All records from 1800 to 1899 are in chieti.
All records from 1900 to present are in lanciano.

I would thank you forever if you could email me:
her parents' names and ages at time of her birth.

I don't need a copy of anything; I only need the information.

Thank you,
Eugene Nero
Miami Beach
enn51 at att.net
eugene nero
miami beach, Florida usa

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My grandfather and grandmother were born and married in Torella Del Sannio. Their names were Clemente Di Bartolomeo and Carolina Meffe.
They were married in 1902.
I would be interested to know if any of the Di Bartolomeo's or Meffe's
in Torella del Sannio are related to me.
Sincerely,
Caroline Di Bartolomeo
Bayonne, New Jersey USA

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Mi nombre es Walter Piedrabuena y estoy buscando a un amigo mio llamado JOSE PABLO INVECCHIATO . Quisiera contactarme con el, dejo mi e mail: claudm at fibertel.com.ar. Vivo en buenos aires , argentina .
Su ultima direccion era: Via Pedine 25 TOLLO CHIETI. (hace 10 años que no se nada de el ).Mi direccion en Buenos aires : Av. Belgrano 4270 2° I. Capital Federal. (CP:1210)argentina. Muchas gracias y feliz año nuevo!!!!!
walter piedrabuena
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Nice Site.
My grandparents came to Canada in the early 1900's.
Their last name was Fuselli and my grandfather went by the name of
George.
I was told they came from Villa Santa Lucia.
If anyone has any info. to share it would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Elwood Powley
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada

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Hello to all my family in Abruzzo.
We have being enjoying the company of Oswaldo & Jacqueline Zappa, my mother's cousins from Canada.
I would love to hear from my Italian cousins. I hope one of you receives this message.
This website is a great idea!
Monica Di Ianni
Brisbane, Queensland Australia

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Hola a todos , italianos y descendientes, un saludo afectuoso y un deseo de felicidad por el año nuevo , quisiera conectarme con todos los de origen abruzzeze y especialmente del Borrello , mi padre nacido alli Mariano Basilio Di Fiore ,mi abuelo Mariano Di Fiore y mi abuela Clorinda Di Tullio. ESPERO ANCIOSO NOTICIAS DE ALGUNO DE USTEDES. MI TELEFONO ES 00542954433705 . SERIA DE GRAN ALEGRIA ENCONTRAR ALGUIEN CON DICHOS APELLIDOS O FAMILIAS ALLEGADAS .
Osvaldo Oscar Di Fiore
Santa Rosa , La Pampa Argentina

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I would love to hear from anyone who has information on the Giangiacomo family of,(and I am not sure of this spelling), Corlocovino, in Abruzzi. My cousins are planning a trip to this area in February and are hoping to meet relatives. Our grandparents did not communicate with their relatives after about 1919. Any advise or help would be appreciated.

Any suggestions for heritage tours of this area would also be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Cricket Giangiacomo
Ohio USA

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Great site
Frances Cunningham
Phila , Pa 19148

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Searching for Conicella, Masciarelli, Peshio and Laudadio families from Lama dei Peligni (Corpi Santi). Please e-mail.
Donna M. Conicelli
Pennsylvania USA

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Seeking information about my husband's grandparents. Giuseppe Sciullo and Maria (Mannella) Sciullo. Married on April 3, 1913 in Pescocostanza, Italy. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Arrived in the United States on June 27, 1913 in New York Harbor, left from the port of Naples, Italy.
Mrs. Ralph Esposito
Gambrills, Md United States

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Hola a todos!
SOY ARGENTINO HIJO DE JUAN FRANCISCO PINA Y (LIBERATA ROSATI) ESTOY BUSCANDO PARIENTES DE MI MADRE QUE ES DE LA FAMILIA ROSATI POR FAVOR ENTREN EN CONTACTO PARA ESTABLESER LAZOS DE FAMILIA.
Gustavo Gabriel Pina
Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina Brasil

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Hello, I'm searching for info on the village of Serramonacesca where my father was born.
James DiStefanis
Woodhaven, , Michigan USA

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My grandmother Michelina Daniele arrived in the USA Jan. 1906 from San Buono at the age of 26 years old. I would like any information or possible relatives. Also, the last names of Ceremano,Ciampi and Gabriel. Thanks.
Anna Ceremano
Tampa, Florida USA

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Increibles Saludos para nuestra familia redescubierta en Argentina despues de 70 anos:

Giovina Rossi, en Buenos Aires: telefono: (54)114 75 21 938. Saludos por parte de su biz sobrino: Eugenio Nero!!!!!!!!!

Quisiera re-establecer contacto con familia: Nero, Coladonato, Di Tomaso, D'Orazio, Maccarone, Di Valerio, Rossi, Pietroantonio, Taddeo, D'Antonio, Di Tollo, cuyos ancestros imigraron a Argentina o Latinoamerica desde Abruzzo Citra: Montenerodomo, Torricella Peligna, Fallascoso, Lettopalena, Palena.
Mis abuelos salieron de estos pueblos entre 1899 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 1403 familiares. Cubre los anos 1650 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 would like to establish contact with families whose surnames include:
Nero, Coladonato, Di Tomaso, D'Orazio, Maccarone, Di Valerio, Rossi, Di Pietrantonio, Di Tollo, 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 1899 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 1403 members. The tree covers from the year 1650 to the present.

Thanks & I'm hoping this year'll be better than last,
Eugene Nero
Miami Beach, FL USA
305 993 5023
eugene nero
NBV Miami Beach , Florida USA

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tanti saluti a tutti i lisciani che sono in giro per il mondo e chi ha voglia di scrivere e prendere contatto lo faccia senza scrupoli, ma un salutone anche a tutti gli abruzzesi che sono in giro per il mondo a dimostrare la loro tenacia e loro capacità di adattamento ad ogni tipo di cultura e ambiente, senza però dimenticare la sua cultura e le sue radici, siamo forti, e tenete duro, un buon anno a tutti roberto lucci,
lucci roberto
liscia ch, italia abruzzo

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Mi Nombre es Miguel Faienza, mi padre se llama Jose, Hijo de Miguel Faienza el cual nacio en Atessa en 1908, su padre fue Ignacio Faienza y el apellido de su madre era Carbonetta.
Si conocen alguna relacion con mi familia, por favor, escribanme...
Gracias.
Miguel Faienza
Rosario, Santa Fe Argentina

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Ciao a tutti specialmente i riparoli!! Abruzzo per sempre ti amo!! I'm proud to be and italo-australian with both parents from Abruzzo. My dad was born and raised in Ripa Teatina prov Chieti and mum the same in Pescara Citta.
I would love to communicate with anybody from there or even just with links to abruzzo. Family names of ours include Surricchio, Mangifesta, Angelucci. Most of my family still lives there, although I don't know how far our family names have scattered and am very interested to see where they have gone and who they have become.
Remember...who has the 7 wonders of the world all in one mangificant spot...ABRUZZO!! Looking forward to meeting u :)
Daniela
Sydney, NSW Australia

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My grandparents names are Louis D'Ambrosio and Mariannina Teti they moved to Washington around 1900 or earlier, and I am interested in any information anyone knows about them or relatives still living in Italy.
Thanks, Jim
James DeAmbrosio
Seattle, Washington U.S.A.

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I am searching for possible relatives in the USA. My grandad Umberto Ferrone left Pianella when my dad was only two years of age. We believe he started a family in the US and had a daughter named Frances (Francesca) this means that her children would not have Ferrone as their surname. My and my brothers and sisters' only desire is to know about possible relatives. Please do not hold back. Get in touch.
Livio Ferrone
Bournemouth, Dorset UK

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My grandfather, Pasquale Lancione, was from Abruzza, immigrated to Pennsylvania around 1908, then to California. He may have had a brother who was mayor of Springfield, MA. Would love to hear from anyone having links to them or knowing what part of the Abruzza region the Lanciones are from. Thank you. Linda Lancione Moyer
Moyer, Linda Lancione
Oakland, CA USA

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Trying to locate relatives of Domenico Antonio Pece or maybe Pecce.Born somewhere in Italy abt. 1825 married Cecelia De Santis abt. 1860, had 8 children and all arrived in New York in 1886.All made it to the 1900 census and most made it to the 1920 census.Any help (either way) would be great.
Bob Pecci
Clearwater , Florida U.S.A.

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Thank you for this wonderful web site and all the information on Abruzzi. With the help from this site and the Microfilms from the LDS Family Library, I was able to trace my family roots. There are LDS centers located in most cities and have many towns of Italy recorded on film. Can't wait to visit Abruzzi.
Rita Cicconi
Mesquite, Tx USA

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I am a decendent of the Teti family of Torricella Peligna. I would like to get a family history from anyone in the town who might be able to e-mail me. My brother Richard has visited the family a few years ago and I would like to visit sometime.
Judy Berryessa
Steilacoom, Washington USA

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My Grandfather Luigi V. Santilli migrated to the Pittsburgh, PA area from Castelvecchio Subequeo, Italy. We are continually searching for an ancestry track to complete the family tree. Here's an open invitation to help us with any information you may ever provide us. Thank You.
Michael Santilli Pendel
Coraopolis, PA United States

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Befaro-Giannetti
Would like to connect with any De Prophetis relative to exchange
information. We immigrated from Befaro in 1956 as family,parents
children; Fiorindo & Maria, Bruno, Filomena, Gabriele, Michelina and
have lived in Thunder Bay Ontario ever since. Our parents have passed
away. I wish we had documented our family history when they were still with us but unfortunately we did not. I wish all our parenti
a happy and prosperous new year.
De Prophetis, Gabriel
Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada

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Vi auguro a tutti i celanesi nel mondo,un buon anno che dio vi aiuti sempre ciao
Giuliano Contestabile
Montreal, Quebec Canada

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Hi, my name is Gino Fagnilli. My father, Gino Fagnilli was born in Pizzoferrato in 1937. He had 8 sisters. He came to the USA in 1955. Anyone have any information on my family or yours from Pizzoferrato? I plan to visit there in the summer of 2002. Feel free to email me. Thank you.
Gino Fagnilli
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA

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Hi to all the Abruzzese in the world, My home town is Orsogna I came to the US when I was 8 yers old, I am looking for the history of my town and history of my region, maps of area, This is a great website
Domenic D'Alleva
Everett ., Ma. USA

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I am looking for relatives or information about my great-grandfather
Paolo Chiulli. He was born in Cugnoli in 1879 and emigrated to Boston, Massachusetts, USA sometime before 1911. He died in Massachusetts in 1949. Thank you.
Dennis House
Hartford, Connecticut USA

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Tanti Auguri Di Un Buon Anno,A Tutti Gli Abruzzesi Nel Mondo.
Viva L'Italia, Viva L'Abruzzo La Piu' Bella Regione D'Italia.
Ciao A Tutti.
Ilario Tresca
Holland, New York USA

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My grandparents were both from Prezza. My granmother's name was Bambina Gentile. She was born in 1902. Her parents names were Pasquale and Francesa (D'Eramo). My grandfather's name was Loreto Forgione. He was born 1894. His parents names were Sante and Lucia (Giavannucci). Would like to hear from other Forgione's and possible relatives! Please send me an email at Angela_Forgione at YAHOOdotCOM God Bless!
Angela Forgione
Bedford, MA USA

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Je souaite a tous le Abruzzese de joyeuses fêtes et bonne annee 2002.
Que la fête commence !!!!
A zio Notarini Giovanni+ Teresa ,Fabrizio, Marco, Anna et conjoint(e)et a tutta la famigia DE Dominicis di Montorio al Vomano.
PS. Long vie a tous!!! CIAO Francesca
Menei Francesca
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

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Looking for any information on the Gambacorta family from Teramo Province. Specifically, my Great Grandfather was from Castelli and came to America in 1903 at the age of 19. Any information regarding the Gambacorta's would be appreciated.
Jason Gambacort
Brantford, Ontario Canada

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GET READY GIULIANOVA, THE PAGLIACCETTI'S OF AMERICA ARE GETTING READY TO COME HOME AND RECLAIM THIER HERITAGE.
PAGLIACCETTI, EUGENE
Sewell, New Jersey 08080 USA

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I am searching informatiom about Bucciarelli's family in Teramo Italy because my greatgrandfather was born in Teramo-Italy 1880 his name was Vincenzo Bucciarelli father's name was Rosa Minori and Mauricio Bucciarelli came to Brasil about 1901 any information thank you.
EMERSON BUCCIARELLI
São Paulo Brasil

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I was born in Nocciano in 1941 and have gone back a number of times to visit. My mother's maiden name is Speziale and was also born in Nocciano. Before we emigrated to North America, we lived mostly in Nocciano and Alanno.
If you know of me or my family, please write to me at the address in Italian or English.
Thanks,
Rudy Salci
RUDY SALCI
CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA USA

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anyone reading message from 9/1/01 (guestbook) looking for
Carosa,Severini,Radeschi and Campea Family's please respond.
Thank you
Patrick Carosa
Patrick Carosa
Charlotte, North Carolina USA