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Provinces of Abruzzo

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Hello,
My name is Pasquale Carestia and I found this web site very interesting. My parents came from a small town called San Vittorino, about 3 miles from Caramanico T. My parents came to settled in the U.S.A. in the 70’s. Since then I was always involved about my parents heritage and how lived compared to today. I visited Italy 3 times and I think that Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. I enjoy searching the internet about Caramanico, I wish I could find something about San Vittorino. I lot of the people from San Vittorino have came and settled in Joliet IL. We also built a club along with other people, called the American Italian Cultural Society www.italianclubaics.com. At this we continue our Italian traditions.
Pasquale
Joliet, IL U.S.A

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Hi, I have started to research my genealogy and through the internet have hooked up with people who tell me there are Iommi's possibly in Bussi sul Tirino. I wouold appreciate hearing from anyone with any information regarding the Iommi name. My grandfather was Guiseppe Iommi who emigrated to NY.
Jerilyn Iommi - Goldshlack
Randolph, New Jersey USA

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Just browsing.
Dawn Discenza
cleveland, oh cuyahoga

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Visitate il nostro guestbook.
www.vinchiaturo.com
Vinchiaturo, Molise Italia

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Would like to find out some information on my parents, both are deceased,but they were born in Pizzaforato. My mother arrived in America in the 20's. Her parents were Dominicangelo and Maria Casciato. My sisters and brothers are wondering if there are any relatives there today.
Helen M.DiTommaso
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA

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Helping a colleague find her DiLorenzo ancestors in Torre de' Passeri.
They immigrated to New York.
C Jensen
Michigan USA

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My grandfather hailed from Carunchio, his name was Camillo Sciorra(born 1870's), and his father's name was Antonio Sciorra, also from Carunchio. Do you know this family surname or this family, I would be pleased to hear from you. there are few with this name, and I would like to trace the lineage prior to Antonio Sciorra. Thank you.
Arthur J. Sciorra
Michhigan USA

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Searching for family from Naples. Napolitan.
SIMONE. Mario Simone came to Minnesota in the early 1900's.
Passed on as a young man.

DeLUCA. A very common sur name in that region. Searching for THE HERITAGE OF Gus (Augusto)De Luca, settled in New Mexico and Minnesota. Came to the United States early 1900's, returned to Italy to bring Anna (Angeline or Angela)
Corbo to the United sTates. May have been married before they left Italy.

Names also connected: Deguibelli / DeGuibelli /Deguibellis (a version changed to at Ellis island)

Thank you, blessings to all.
Josie Tagliente
Phoenix, Az. USA

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My grandfather and grandmother were from Torella. His name was Giovanni and hers was Angela. They had a son in Italy named Nicholas or Nicola berfore they came to America. Then they had another son, my father, Anthony Sr., a daughter Rose and another son, Danny. My grandfather was killed by a train when my father was 13. My grandmother remarried to Nunzio Carovillano. My cousin's daughter is now researching the family name, so any help I can get would be appreciated. Eventually I would like to take a trip to Torella. Let me know if there is anyone who may know anything about the family. Thank you, Anthony.
Anthony DiBartolomeo Jr.
Frenchtown, New Jersey 08825 U.S.A.

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Greetings from Ottawa! I am the grandaughter of Giuseppe Costantini and Teresina Sabetti. My grandfather emigrated to Ottawa in and around 1914-15 and married my grandmother in March of 1917 in St. Anthony's Church, Ottawa. They proceeded to raise 7 children , of which there is only one daughter still alive. My grandfather's younger brother was Ilario Costantini and he married my grandmother's younger sister Giovanna Sabetti. They had a family of 5 children. There is , needless to say, a large extended and very close Costantini family. I would be interested if anyone had any information on any Costantini. My grandfather apparently came from Campobasso and or Mutignano in the province of Teramo. I have also posted a greeting on the message board of this website and do look forward to hearing from anyone with the same name and or any information.
I think that my great-grandfather in Campobasso was named Francesco Costantini and his wife was a Caterina De Gabrielis. Hope this helps anyone. Ciao for now!
Trina Costantini-Powell
Ottawa, Ontario Canada

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I am looking for possible relatives in the USA. My granddad left Pianella in the early 1920s and re-married. My dad Everino and my uncle Ribella were 2 & 5 respectively when he left. We know that he had a daughter named Francesca (Frances). Obviously she would have had a different marital name. Any information will be very welcome. Please contact me if you can help
Livio Ferrone
Bournemouth, UK

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Trying to find information on my family (grandfather Giacinto DiMattia) who are from Pratola Peligna???
Domenico DiMattia
Clairton, Pa USA

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Hi!! I come from Catignano, Pescara...

Saluto tutti i Pescaresi!!!!!
Gianluca Felzani
Zürich, Switzerland

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Hello!
Do you want to be a part of the art work? I’m going to do video art from still photos as my final work. ”Life Cycle”. So I need (face)photos of women, men, all races and ages 0-100 years. The hole idea is to make a video of human getting older and then young again. So I use faces as they are, nothing else.
If you want to participate, please send me photo/s to SYKLI at HOTMAIL.COM
Put in your name, country and age(same as in photo.)
I need ages to put faces in a right order, names/countries I need for thank you list, but anonymous is ok.
Thank you!
Niko Mansikka
South-Carelia Polytechnik Department Of Fine Arts
Imatra, Finland
niko mansikka
Imatra, Finland

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I am looking for information on Guiseppe and Raphael Nasuti who arrived in the United States early 1900s on the ship Ballia(?)...they come from Cheiti Italy...I am looking for any geneaology from before that time...
Amy Swartz
Dagus Mines, PA USA

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I am looking for any info. on PETTA, TROLIO, VETTA and ZARA. Please email me!

Lisa
lmsmith000 at aol-dot-com
Lisa
Ohio USA

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My name is Louis Vazza. I am looking for releatives in Introdacqua of Lorenzo DiPietro. He only had a daughter named Bambino DiBenedetto. I am hoping to learn more about my ancestors and possible get some information on the city of Introdacqua. Any one having information please feel free to contact me on my toll-free line 1-800-252-1127.
Louis Vazza (DiPietro )
Boston, MA USA

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Thank you for this site!
This message is for Elizabeth Nalesnik.
I answered your post from a year ago, and will enter info. here, as well, hoping you will find it.
Re:Pietrantonio.
My sister's Mother was Selma Pietrantonio, who married Giusseppe (Pep) Tagliente in Iron Mountain. Selma passed on when my sister was a young child.Also from Iron Mountain, the family Pietrantonio who moved to Eveleth , Minnesota.My cousin's Mother, Mary Pietrantonio, is from this family. She married my uncle, Ben Deluca, my Mother's brother.( I will contact her for more information.)The Eveleth branch, fathered by Dominick Pietrantonio: Elizabeth, Violet, Rose, Mary(my cousin's Mother),Joe and another son.They have all passed on. Dominick's sister, Mary Pietrantonio, married Tony Rainaldi, also in Eveleth.Mary and Tony have passed on. There are two children.
The Corsi and Valenti family are also connected, through marriage. Selma was connected to the Valenti family. My father's sister, Anina Tagliente, married a Corsi. They lived in Camden, N.J.That was the last time I saw her,in about 1950. There is one Corsi in Iron Mountain, left ,who is in her 80's. If she remembers anything, I will pass this info. on to you. I will wait to see if you get this and if it is helpful.My cousin, Margaret should have info on the Pietrantonio family, as well.
Don't give up your search. Recently, a gentleman saw my name, I kept my maiden name, in the college, (where I teach,) course book. Calling the college, we were put in touch. Our grandfather's were brothers!! His Mother was a Tagliente! We are now sharing family information, trying to fill in the blanks. Blessings,
Josie Taglienti
joyfulsun at aol-dot-com
Josie Taglienti
Phoenix, Az. USA

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I am the grandson of Concezio Di Pietro. Son of Lorenzo DiPietro, sister of Bambino (DiPietro) DiBenedetto. Would like someone to contact me in planning to come in September 2002. I would like to know about my heritage, and about Introdacqua. If you would be able to help me with this please contact my number 1-800-252-1127.
Louis Vazza
East Boston, Ma us

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Looking for relations in Altino. My great grandfather was mayor in Altino. His name was Giuseppe DiGiuseppe. My grandfather was Giovanni DiGiuseppe. He came to America in around 1910. If anyone can come up with any information of family still in Altino, I would be greatful.
brenda
Feasterville, Pa. USA

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Researching Cicioni, Cicione. Most of family are in Abruzzo near Mosciano S.A. and Guilianova.
Peter Cicione Jr.
Gibbstown, New Jersey USA

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Anybody out there who might be related to a Padovani in Fossa, Italy? My grandparents and father left there in early 1900.
Joyceann padovani
Langhorne, PA USA

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I am trying to trace any family members with the same last name of SFAMURRI - I know there is a branch with 3 brothers whose parents emigrated at the turn of century and subsequently died leaving 12 children orphaned only the 3 oldest boys kept their original surname - in the US.

I also know that there is a branch in Pescara, ITALY (my grandfather - Severio) plus his brother's family which is located further north up the coast - this brother was raised by another family since the 2 boys were orphaned at the tender ages of 10 and 11 years of age.(mother died, father disappeared).

I know there must be someone out there who knows this family - there's really not many of us out there. Any clues I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
M. Sfamurri
Newark, Delaware USA

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Looking for the family surname of Planamenta/Planamento/Planamenti. Have found many spellings at the Ellis Island site. And, have found many people who went to visit my grandfather at 26 Aqueduct St in Ossining NY. My grandfather, Enrico Planamenta, as well as his brother, Dominic, emigrated to the USA in the early 1920s or there about. They were from Castiglione in the Province of L'Aquila. Dominic later moved to South America without a trace. I cannot find anything on our family, although we did have friends who visited Abruzzo many years ago tell us that our surname, while considered quite rare in the states, was like Smith or Jones in Italy! I would love hearing from anyone with any information that would help. My father would be simply elated! Thanks so much.
Janice Planamenta
St. Pete, Florida USA

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What a wonderful site ! I am taking my mom to Italy this year. I was very interested to know about Abbruzzi,where her parents were born. We will visit Rome and Venice, but will be spending most of our time in Abbruzzo.
My mother's name is Lolita (DiSanto)and her parents were Carmella (Sacredote) and Biagio DiSanto. Again, wonderful site!!
Katerina
Morgantown, Pennsylvania Usa

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hi, im looking to see if anybody has any information on a Jiacinta Silvano who migrated to the uk with her parents around 1867. she married an abruzzese and later had the name anglicised to bruce when she married in glasgow around the turn of the century. its a long shot but can anyone help. great web site. ta, natalie x
Natalie_ebbage at YAHOOdotCOM
natalie Ebbage
manchester, Lancashire uk

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My mother & brother will be visiting Italy soon. My mothers father & mother were from Italy and came to USA. Would like to find out if there is any family still in Italy. Mother was from La'Guila and her last name was Massari. Father was from Terramo and his last name was Manzoli. Thank You. If you reply please do so in English, if possible, I don't speak Italian, my mother speaks some.
Lil
Ellsworth, ME USA

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Hello to all. I am looking for anyone from provincia Isernia. My family is from Pesche and Miranda. Please email me.
If anyone knows of any Molisana websites or web pages about Miranda or Pesche, please pass it along. Saluti a tutti :)

Giovanna
New Jersey USA

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Hi, Friends!

This message is not 'advertising products or services,' so please do not delete!

I have on hand tourism paperback materials:
1 map of the Abruzzo national parks &
2 guides, different authors, to Abruzzo museums & archaeological sites. Beautiful landscapes, clear, concise directions, maps, suggestions & don't-miss places to visit! One describes day tours & half-day tours throughout the region & its 4 provinces: Aquila, Chieti, Pescara & Teramo
Very interestingly & incredibly & finally, they're all in English!

If you'd like me to send you this beautiful trio, just email me for I have 40 copies of each, (39, because I'll keep one for little ole me!) So don't wait!

Best Wishes & Tante Belle Cose,

Eugene Nero--Il Turismo Genealogico
1790 S Treasure Dr Apt 2c
Miami Beach, FL 33141 USA
enn51 at att.net
305 993 5023
eugene nero
miami beach, Florida USA, Stati Uniti, Estados Unidos de Norte America, Etats Unis, America the Beeeutiful

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I am trying to get any information on my grandfather, Raffaele Di Pancrazio, married Anna Barone, lived in Toricella Sicura, Teramo. I would like to know what his parents names were. It seems he was an only child.
Ralph Di Pancrazio
Montreal, Quebec Canada

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Need to know how to obtain white pages for the surnames.|Amaranto - Trozzi - Cocco - Buccigrossi and
Ranallo in Pescocostanzo, Italy. Need this printed in English, cannot read Italian.
Need information about Angelina Trozzi who died in Italty before 1920 and was married to Frank Amaranto in Krebs, Oklahoma, USA in December 1900.
Frank came to the United States approximately three to four times. Have found him on Ellis Island Records, but no record of Angelina Trozzi coming over.
Does anyone have any information about these families in Italy or the United States? Please e-mail me privately at jkjames at indiannationinternet.net.
There were four children born to this couple, two in the United States and two in Italy. Would like to know how to obtain birth certificates for the two born in Italy. Would someone please help this dumb blond.
Judy James
Savanna, Oklahoma USA

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My name is Anita Colletta-Trollinger. My grandfather immigrated from Nereto, Italy in the early 1900's and I would like to be able to contact anyone from his family. His name was Pasquale Colletta. I know that his mother's name was Guiseppa Colletta, but I do not know her maiden name. He had a brother, Luigi (I think that was his name) and he also had 3 sisters. Our branch of the Colletta's are also related to the Branella's in Nereto. I believe that my grandfather's sister married a Branella.

Thank you for your wonderful website. I find something new each time I visit it. I hope to visit Italy after I finish my degree at the University.
Anita Colletta-Trollinger
Acworth, GA United States

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I would like any information at all on the Evangelista family.
My father was Caesar Palmiro Evangelista (a.k.a. Caesar Palmiro Batistella), he was born in Castelvecchio, March 23,1902. He came to the U.S. in 1910 with his mother, Carmella Evangelista(her maiden name). She had married a Batistella(not sure of correct spelling),who came to the U.S.with their son and was supposed to send for her and their daughter Grace. Bastistella never did send for them. Carmela later lived with a tailor in Castelveccho. He fathered my dad.
The tailor was going to move to Pescara and would take his son, Caesar,and Carmela but not Grace. Carmela said,take all or none. The tailor left by himself.
Alesondro(sp.?) Vespa sent for Carmela to take care of his three children when her sister died in child birth.That is why Carmela and Caesar came to Iron Mountain, Michigan in 1910.
When Caesar grew up, he anglicized Evangelista to Evance.
P.S.:I don't remember Grace's first name.It may be Maria.She married Tony Gazza, also from Castelvecchio, before coming to the U.S.
I think this is the place where my father was born: Castelvecchio Calvisio, Province of L'Aquila
Wallace Caesar Evance
Norway, Michigan U.S.A.

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I am looking for my parents in Sessano del Molise, Campobasso. My grandfather was Giovani Ippolito. His granparent was Antonio Ippolito e Carmella Ippolito. He cames to Brazil near from 1900. Thank you, Elodie
Elodie Hyppolito
Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo Brazil

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ciao a tutta la citta di alba adriatica che amo molto perche ne ho molti souvenir.mi piacerebe comunicare con qualche gente di la in particolare con il mio grande amico Diemidio Fabio , se qualcuno lo conosce mi puo contatare ho pure li dire che lui mi deve rispondere.
vorei anche comunicare con le persone di nome Stotoni e D 'arcangelo che erano il mio none e mia nona.
Grazie per le vostre risposte un abraccio dal belgio (dove fa freddo) ciao a tutti
virginia del belgio!!!!!!!
ps: se mi rispondete dovete precisare che il mail e per virginie cange.
cange virginie
belgique

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Muchos y afectuosos saludos a todos mis familiares en Fara San Martino,Chieti,familias Miscione,Tavani,les deseamos desde este pais tan lejano los mejores augurios para las proximas Pascuas del 2002.
Delia Miscione y Maria De Simone Tavani
Cap Fed, Buenos Aires Argentina

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This is a great site, My family (on my dad's side) come from Tocco da Casauria and i found this site a great way of seeing my second home.
Claire Di Benedetto
basingstoke, hampshire United Kingdom

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saludos a todos los que lean este mensaje, deseo contactarme con familiares de colasurdo angel, y josefa,de morrone del sannio, quienes emigraron a la republica argentina a pincipios de siglo 20, si es asi o quien lea puede darme referencias gracias y saludos. correo ccolasurdo at intramed.net.ar
colasurdo carlos alberto
buenos aires, argentina vicente lopez

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Un abbraccio forte, forte, fortissimo da questa parte del mondo a tutti i miei parenti e amici Moscufesi.
Scrivetemi cari amici di Moscufo!!!!!
Dina
Antonieta (Dina) Rovere
Caracas, Miranda Venezuela

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Hello:

I am just starting to research my geneology, and was hoping to connect with others researching this name. We come from the city of Capitignano. My Grandfather August came to the United States as a little boy in the 1910's with his father and brother Julie...his father returned to Italy and the two boys settled in Ohio...other names from this city in my family tree are Muzzi and I think perhaps Cuccaro.

Thank you
Jeffrey Fulvimari
Bearsville, New York United States

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This is a WONDERFUL website! The Abruzzese people are given short shrift in Italo-American culture, but our reputation as "forte e gentile" stands us in good stead in the USA. My father grew up in Villa Santa Maria in Chieti, on the Fiume Sangro. I saw it for the first time a few years ago, and it is so much more beautiful than he described.
I can't wait to return. Salute a tutti!
Nick Di Lello
Congers, New York USA

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Family names already researched in our family tree:
(Count as of 10 February 2002: 1518)

Albano Annonio Antonelli Apromonte Barchiesi Benigno Bianco Bonino Borrega Bottino Brusca Cacciavillani Calabre Calabrese Carmena Carozza Cartenesetta Cianni Coladonato Colarosa Coletti Croce D’Alessandro D’Antonio D’Orazio DeAspro DeFelice DeBiase Di Alisio Di Angelo Di Florio Di Francesco Di Giacomantonio Di Giulio Di Iorio Di Lionardo Di Lullo Di Nicolantonio Di Pietrantonio Di Rocco Di Tollo Di Tomaso Di Tommaso Thomas Di Valerio Dulisse Evangelista Fatta Fortune Frescura Fusco Gentile Gialluca Giangierdano Giangiulli Gramjeanolo Gretto Imbastaro Imeli LaBella Liberto Luca Maccarone Melchiorre Millietta Muratore Nardo Negro Nero Nigro Ofena Orpello Pacchiaci
Pagnotta Palomeno Paparella Passalacqua Pelligrini Piccoli Piccone Pizzo Profetta Radomille Romano Rossi Ross Rubino Salario Salemi Salomone Salvatore Santangelo Santille Santore Santori Scafite Sciubba Scuderi Simone Spadaro Spanno Tacconelli Taddeo Tamborrino Tamburrino Tamburrini Tarantini Tete Teti Tate Travatello Travatella Zarro Zitarelli.
The above list is copywrited © Eugene Nichols Nero 2001 All Rights Reserved Respect to be respected. Please do not copy ! Thanks.
eugene nero
miami beach, Florida USA, Stati Uniti

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je suis fils d'italien j'habite en france mon père rocco faricelli est né a pianella j'ai actuellelent un oncle a pianella qui s'appelle antonnio faricelli moi j'ai 50 ans vous pouvez me contacter si vous le voulez
j'attends vos réponses salut a vous tous
faricelli
pierrelatte, france

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does any one have any info. on the galante family?
of a michael galante who immigrated to america around 1913, leaving behind brothers and possibly a sister in vasto?
if you can help connect the dots please e-mail me!
you see my 90 year old grandmother would like to know more about her real father michael as he was killed soon after arriving in usa.
she was told of her father's brothers who still lived in vasto, and it would make her feel reconnected to her father in her advaced years!
THANK YOU , LOU
louis devecchis
havertown, pennsylvania usa

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I am starting to trace my family my dad originally from Bolognano Di Lisio family. I have visited Abbruzzo several times I love it I hope to bring my family and spend some time there with them.

Email me with info
Liana Benini (Di Lisio)
Melbourne, Victoria Australia

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Ringrazio alo cari amici italiani per la grande aiuta voluntaria che me datto a trovare Battesino di miei bisnnono Loser Vincenzo. Sono personi gentile come miei cari amici che Dio inviare a noi aiutare con inteligenzia,sopratutti con amizia. Grazzie mille cari amici : GIORGIO DE GURGLIEMI ; LIVIO DALLE MOLLE ; CARLOS ALBERTO CREATO.
MARIA DA GRAÇAS ROSSI
Fortaleza, Ceará BRASIL

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i have enjoyed reading all the messages, if any one is out there looking for the family name schavio. my grandfarther was vincenzo from Galinaro, ITALY
Linda HINDS

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If there are any DiLizio's out there from Chieti (Ripateatina). PLease contact me :)Ciao Ciao!!
Janelle DiLizio
Cape May, NJ USA

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i was adopted 1956 from chieti italy, my real name was franco navidio. I have been trying to found out if anyone from chieti has ever heard of the navidio name but all I get is no such name, if anyone could help me i would be very grateful, i don't know what to do anymore, i need to know if i have any family still living. thanks marco...[ franco navidio]
robert marcovecchio
johnson, n.y 10933 united states

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I am born and live in Australia and both my parents migrated here from Abruzzo Italy in the 1950's. I travelled to Italy in 2000 for 20 days and stayed with relatives for 5 days in Abruzzo. They live in a town called Palombaro near Chieti. My cousins family run a B&B there.
Ciao tutti e tante belle cose.
Sandra
Perth, West Australia, Australia

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Dear Abruzzo2000,
This is a great website! I will take a boat to Italy to sign the will that is left for my mother Mirta. In the year 1890 in Sicily my nona had a Uncle who was very ill in the hospital and there were Bars of gold left for my Grandma "MariaElena" he said in Quotes "I want MariaElena to have the Bars of gold that I have for her but please hurry and sign to document from the Italien Government that was sent to Buenos Aires in the 1920s. He lived in a Castle with many servants and many many Bars of gold in his Chest. Which is worth now trillions. I would like to know what happened to the Document because I will personally fly or take a boat to Italy and find the truth about what the Italien Government did with the Castle and the bars of gold.
Sincerely,
Soraya Orcely
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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MY NAME IS FERNANDA AND I´M FROM ARGENTINA. I´D LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT THE PAPERS OF MY GRAND GRANDFRATHER. HIS NAME WAS MARCIAL BARONI AND HE WAS FROM BONELLO,CHIETI. I WOULD APRECIATE YOUR HELP IN SENDING US THE ACT OF BIRTH TO:

VALVERDE MARIA FERNANDA
ADDRESS: LIJO LOPEZ 7680
7600-MAR DEL PLATA
BUENOS AIRES
ARGENTINA
Fernanda Valverde
MAR DEL PLATA, BUENOS AIRES Argentina

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Hello, My name is Mary Adair, nee Aimola. My parents, Anna Aimola and Tomaso Aimola, came to Peterborough, Ontario around 1902 from Rocca San Giovanni, Abbruzzo.
Mary Adair
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

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My name is Peter Paolini born Piero Paolini and I live in Australia.
I am 41 years old and I am trying to trace my family roots.
My mothers name was AnnaMaria Disanto and my fathers name was Mario Paolini.They migrated to Australia in the late 50,s, married and had children.My mother spoke of Torre di passere and my father spoke of Pescara.
At this stage any one with any thoughts please feel free to email.
I will soon be able to be a bit more specific.
Peter Paolini
Melbourne, Victoria Australia

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I am interested in finding Natale family members.My Pop-pop's name was Francesco Natale.His parents were Flaviano Natale & Pasquarosa
(Sacchini)Natale.I know that my greatgrandmother left Italy with my Pop-pop & his 2 sisters ,Anna & Christina in 1910.Flaviano had come to the United States before them .My pop-pop & his family came to Ellis Island so I have some facts about them.Pasquarosa was 33yrs.old and the ship manifest says that their place of residence was Mosciano,Italy and I am assuming that the manifest was correct.My family & I are interested in taking our father to Italy and would love any information on our family roots.When my Pop-pop came to America they changed the spelling of our name to Natalie on my Dad's birth certificate,but on my Pop-pop's IT IS NATALE.I look forward to hearing from anyone with any information .Thank you & God Bless
Jamie Natale-Martin
Downingtown, PA USA

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My mother and her family came from Roccaraso in the very early 1900's. Their family name was Giancola.Grandpa's first name was Faustino.
My father and his family camr from Naples. His name was Rusciano. My paternal grandfather's first name was Filippo.He also arrived in the early 1900's.
My mother, aunts uncles grandparents and sisters have all visited their respective villages. Even my oldest son has been there. My daughter and the Litergical Choir from St.Thomas College were in the Vatican for the Pope's Midnight Mass, 2000, to sing. She met a nun whose last name was Rusciano.The sister was in charge of the vestments for the Midnight Mass.
Me, mostly I have worked to support the family.I have read many of the notes and the discriptions of the great festival meals brings back many memories.
Filippo Faustino Rusciano
Minneapolis, Minnesota America

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I am looking for information on Giancola's and Di Loreto's who immigrated from Molina Aterno, L'Aquila, to the Little Falls, New Jersey area circa 1904-1906.
Chuck Giancola

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I'm trying to locate my cousin Mr. Antonio Iatauro in Vinchiaturo or nearby town. Please contact me at this e-mail adress if possible.
Antonio Cipollone
Rio Rancho, New Mexico, 87124 United States of America

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Un caloroso saluto a tutti gli abbruzzesi nel mondo in particolare gli Valentini, Gismondi, Perruzza, Tuzi ecc. Sono orgogliosa di essere nata dove l'animo, la semplicita', l'entusiasmo e la sincerita' lo si vede negl'occhi della gente.
Lucia Valentini
Toronto, Canada

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Mi sono appena conettata con Internet e con grande felicitá trovo questo bel sito. Mi piacerebbe conettarmi con abruzzesi del mondo. Sono nata a Pescara, e abito in Argentina da molto piccola. Mi piacerebe anche ricevere poter conoscere italiani nel mondo con il cognome Colangelo, D'Ercole, Salerni e Meo, i cuatro cognomi dei miei nonni.
Tanti auguri a tutti ed a presto.
Maria Cristina Meo
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