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Provinces of Abruzzo

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I am searching for the Spera family tree. Giovanni Spera was my husband's (Dennis) grandfather. Giovanni had brothers Luigi & Guiseppi. Giovanni ended up immigrating to USA. Luigi immigrated to Venezuela. I do not know yet of other brothers or sisters. A Spera relative is reported to once have been Mayor of Capestrano. Any information would be helpful.
Maria Spera
Patchogue, New York USA

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Hello,I am a second-generation Italian American, with family from the town of Fallo in Abruzzo. I've never been to visit this ancestral home, but I would like to one day. I was born in 1952 and raised in and around boston, MA. My father is a well-known Jazz musician, Charlie Mariano and he has six daughters! I would love to correspond with someone from Fallo, or who still lives there. I use a translation service that is on-line, so I can correspond in Italian, too. God bless! Ciao, Cynthia

Ciao, sono un Americano di italiano di secondo-generazione, con la famiglia dalla città di Fallo in Abruzzo. Non sono mai stato visitare questa casa avita, ma amerei a un giorno. Ero nato in 1952 ed aumentato in ed intorno boston, MA. Mio padre è un musicista di Jazz pozzo-saputo, Charlie Mariano e ha sei figlie! Amerei corrispondere con qualcuno da Fallo, o che vive tuttavia lí. Uso un servizio di traduzione che è la su-linea, dunque posso corrispondere nell'italiano, troppo. Dio benedice! Ciao, Cynthia
Cynthia Mariano-Blanchard
Merrimac, MA USA

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Is there a local soccer club in Sulmona? What team do the locals follow? Would like to copy club jersey to promote and show respect for homeland in the USA!
m. balassone
mobile, alabama usa

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My father's family (MARCHETTI) came from Guilanova (Teramo) and imigrated to Philadelphia, PA in the early 1900-11. My mother (CAMPITELLI)and her family came to Philadelphia from Castrel Frentano (Chieti)during that same period.
John Marchetti
Bowie, MD USA

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My grandfather was born in collelongo, Frank Cesta. I was wondering if anyone has any info on him Thanks
Ray
Kenner, LA USA

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Hi there my name is lucy trotta, i was born in melbourne, australia. Both my parents are from tocco casauria p.pescara. They were born there and still have brothers and sisters that live there. My mothers maiden name was Sticca and my fathers name is Mariani. My mothers name is Gilda and my fathers name is Fortunato. On my fathers side my grandmothers name was Rosina Lombardi and his father Paolo Mariani My mothers parents were Domenica Sticca and Giuseppe Sticca. I would like some information on anyone that shares the same surnmane as myself or has relatives in Tocco Casuaria thank you.
lucy trotta
melbourne, victoria australia

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I am adding to my original message about my grandfather Guistino Giampaolo. I believe he was born in Chieti. My father, Orlando Giampaolo was born in Cugnoli
Carol
Braintree, MA USA

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My garandfather's name was Guistino Giampaolo. He married my grandmother & I believe her maiden name was Grandis. She had 6 children by a previous marraige. My father was Orlando Giampaolo. He had a brother , his name was Aldier Giampaolo. My grandmother< Antonetta married Guistino & they came to America with their 2 children & possibly other children from her previous marraige. They came to America around 1904-1905. I would love to here from any one who knows of them or who has any information at all about them. Thanks so much!
Carol
Braintree, Ma USA

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My whole family comes from the small town of Pietracamela, province of Teramo, Abruzzi. We came over to the United States in 1959 and settled in Chicago. Until a few years ago, my aunt still lived in the town. Family members have gone back several times. I have not been back since 1987. Would be interested in hearing from anyone on my hometown.
Elio Perfetti
Mt. Prospect , IL USA

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Next April 2003 I am coming to visit Celenza Sul Trigno with my daughter and grandaughters to show them where our family began years ago. I am in my 80's my father was Donato Aquilano. The "c" was accidentally put into our name in the US and it stuck. Can anyone give me some info on the Province today?
Daniel Acquilano
Seneca Falls, New York USA

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Looking for a family connection with the surname MANUCCI from Bellante (Teramo), Italy and NESTORE from Piraino, Sicily. Please contact me at ACTUMMINIA at aol-dot-com
Anna Tumminia
New Jersey USA

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I am writing you because I was looking for a map of L'Aquila and I haven´t found it.
I have to know in which city of Aquila was my grandfather worn.
I want you for help!!!!!
Sorry about my inglish, I am learning.
I'll waiting for an answer,
Adrian De Leonardi
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Argentina

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I should like to connect to all ZEZZA families all over the world.
Pasquale Zezza
Andria, Italy

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This is a great website. I feel like I have somewhere to start with my family search.
I have found the name "Ciampoli" all over the region in historical and current listings, but I cannot locate my grandfather's name, Giuseppe. I do not know his parents' names, but I do know his brothers' names, which were Vincenzo and Amadeo. They were all born in Italy, and my father says we still have family there, possibly in Francavilla al Mare, or the Pescara/Chieti area. If anyone knows anything about these people, please contact me. I am in the very beginning stages of research, so any information would be helpful.
GIULIANA CIAMPOLI
new york city, ny USA

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I am a direct descendant of the town of Rivisondoli. My father, his 6 brothers and 1 sister, migrated to the USA between 1901 and 1927 with my grandparents, Vincenzo Martini and Rafaella Ferrara Martini. I have completed a 200 year history of my family from 1800 - 2000 which includes numerous townsfolk from Rivisondoli. If anyone is a descendant of the Martini or Ferrara family and would like some information or connection, please let me know. Cousin Luigi Ferrara and family still reside in Rivisondoli. We have been back numerous times, especially when I was flying for the U.S. Navy! Buono fortuno!!
Perry Martini
Annapolis, MD USA

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just browsing
Angela DeBiase
Seattle, Washington USA

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GOT ANY INFO ON THE CIOLFI CLAN FROM NAPLES, ITALY?
DR. QUENTIN P. CIOLFI
MELBOURNE, FL USA

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Information please about a city named Petima what is it called now where
Janice Gualtieri
newton, ut usa

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I am researching my grandfather's geneology. His name was Alfred Carifa (likely Alfreddo Carifa), born in Introdacqua around 1895 or so. His father was Giovanni Carifa, also from Introdacqua. His mother's maiden name was Pelino from Sulmona; apparently, she died in a flood in Italy around 1900. Giovanni Carifa emigrated to New York City around 1900. He later sent for my grandfather, Alfred, around 1904. My grandfather recalled travelling from a relative's home in Carpinone to Napoli to board a ship named the Mulkie, sailing from Napoli to New York. His sister, Lena, lived with Pelino relatives in Sulmona until Giovanni sent for her sometime in the early 1900s.
I am trying to get information regarding the Carifa family in Introdacqua. If anyone has any information, please e-mail me. Thanks!
Ken Carifa
New Britain, Connecticut United States of America

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I live in the United States. I am looking for family members from Teora, Italy, surname of Santa Maria.
Diana Santa Maria
Branchburg, NJ USA

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Greetings one and all! I am traveling to Italy this summer and will spend some time in Vicenza. I was wondering if anyone knew of any good places to go or neighboring cities to visit. I appreciate any help.

Y. Reed
Y. Reed

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Estuve visitando su hermosa pagina. Toda mi familia paterna son del pueblo de Castel Frentano - Chietti. Ellos emigraron a Argentina durante los primeros años del 1900. Mi abuelo se llamaba Domingo Abbonizio quien en Argentina se caso con Herminia Di Camillo. Siempre tuve interés en conocer si tengo parientes en Italia. Soy Medica, especialista en Clinica Médica Y Geriatría y Profesora Universitaria en esta ultima especialidad. Me gustaría que si aún existe una rama de la familia, se contacten conmigo a mi e-mail. Gracias
Alicia Susana Abbonizio
Rosario, Santa Fe Argentina

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Ciao! I'm looking for information about the D'Egidio family from Castiglioni, Teramo. Adelina D'Egidio immigrated to the US when she was 19 in January 1910 to join her husband, Francesco Luciotti in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, US. I am Adelina's great granddaughter, please help he find my relatives in Abruzzo. Thank you...
Donna Marie (Luciotti) Bursk
Centreville, Virginia USA

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W Schiavi di Abruzzo e i suoi abitanti!!! anche all'estero!!!
Filippo
Schiavi di abruzzo, Italia

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Please can yuou give me more information about Tom Shepard
Pittsgrove, New Jork Usa. We could have the same ancestros!
Travaglini _Nicoletta
Roccascalegna , Italy Italy

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Trying to find information on my paternal grandfather and his family. My grandfather was born between 1884 and 1894,
he married Maria Victoria D'Polito, she was born 3.10.1894. Her parents are buried in the local cemetary. They are both from the Molise, camp basso region. They came to the US around 1917-1919.

If you can help please e-mail. Thank you.
Francine Longo
New York, New York USA

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My Father Carmen Gerino Ciammaichella (John) was from Forley Del Sano ,Italy. His father, my grandfather was Guiseppe Ciammaichella, he was born in 1884 and died in 1934. He was aa National Police oficer in Italy and was awarded the 2nd highest national military metal for bravery. My Grandmothers maiden name was Angelina Iacovetta, she was born in 1886 and died in 1944. I remember mty father talking about the Old Country a lot and I know that he has relatives in Forly Del Sano and Chieti. I wouled very much like to get in touch with any of my Cousins,Uncles and Aunts that may be in Italy. My son's and Grandsons and our familys may come to that region in Italy in 2003 and we would be very gratefull to meet any of our relatives over there. Thanks very much My e-mail is ronkemo at hotmail-dot-com Please contact me if possible.
Ronald J Ciammaichella
Wadsworth, Ohio United States of America

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Meus avós são todos italianos. Meu avô paterno chamava-se LUCCHESE PIETRO, filho de Cesare e Catterina Bertolo, nasceu em ODERZO (TR)em 18-03-1876; veio para o Brasil em 1887,com seus pais e um irmão LUIGI. Casou-se aqui com ROCCO ANGELA, filha de ROCCO GIOVANNI e de PADOVANNI ANNA,que desembarcou aqui em 25-07-1891.Tiveram dois filhos: Victório Olivo e Cesar. O avô materno chamava-se LONGHI DOMENICO, filho de Nicola e Di Vito Angela, nasceu
em Fresagrandinaria (CH)em 01-12-1864;desembarcou no Brasil
em 19-06-1888,sozinho.Aqui casou-se com MARIANNI MARIETA,com quem teve 11 filhos e, em segundas núpcias, com MARIANNI FRANCESCA, filha de MARIANNI ROMULO e de TERPOLILLI PHILOMENA,todos italianos. Estou encontrando dificuldades para montar a árvore da família por falta de informação.As igrejas e cartórios, simplesmente desconhecem os pedidos que fazemos. Gostaria de contactar-me com pessoas do mesmo nome, ainda que só por curiosidade. Não falo outra língua, mas posso me fazer entender em italiano e espanho.
JOÃO CARLOS LUCHESI
18035-090 SOROCABA, SÃO PAULO BRASIL

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My name is Tony Marchegiano. I was born in San Vito Chietino Prov di Chieti.I'm looking for information about my Grandfather that migrated in the USA around 1906. He left my Grand Mother with one child (my father) and never returned. He wanted my Grand Mother to go to America to join him but her father did not let her go. I think he went to a city of Hamilton.

Thanks
Tony Marchegiano
Adelaide, South Australia Australia

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Hello,
Is anyone researching the Di Francesco or D'Annunzio families from Castelli, Teramo? Our branches of the Di Francesco family emigrated to Ontario, Canada in about 1911/12.
I'm just beginning research in Italy & any assistance anyone can share will be greatly appreciated.
I'd like to send for Civil Records, Birth (Long Form), Marriage & Death. Does anyone know the fee for these? Also, if you send for church records, will a fee be charged or is a donation appropriate, if so, what amount would be acceptable to send? Thanks,
Mari Francis
London, Ontario (Province) Canada

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My paternal grandfather was
Michele DePamphilis, arrived at Ellis Island, NY, USA, in 1899 (age 24) from Colledimacine, Italy
I believe that his brother was Giuseppe DePamphilis, arrived in 1920 (age 29) from Colledimacine, Italy
I would like to learn more about the history of these two men, and about the DePamphilis family, in general.
Melvin L. DePamphilis
Olney, Maryland USA

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Cari amici
Gradirei contattarmi con parenti di Orsogna e la regione intera di Abruzzo per questo vuole dire, per sapere le mie radici nella mia cara Italia.
Gli cognome del mio antenati italiano è, Sanfelice, Pace, Cerro e Ceccaroni.
Se alcuno di voi sa i miei probabili parenti, per favore, faccia che esso sappia.
Grazie per la Sua buona volontà.
Saluti a tutti
Guillermo Sanfelice
Rosario, Santa Fe Argentina

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Io voglio contactarmi con persone discendente di Rosalba Di Nillo, Figlia di Antonio Di Nillo e Maria Domenica Palmieri, Sposata credo co un Uomo di congnome Perella, nata circa fine dil secolo 19 in Borrello, e emigrata a la cita di Boston (MA,EEUU),il mio nonno era suo fratello
Aspeto notizie, salutti per tutti gli abruzzesi nell mondo
Ciao
Eduardo Gilardoni Di Nillo<egilardoni at cootepal.com.ar -->
Pálpala, , Jujuy Argentina

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I am looking for information regarding the Baratta & Felicita families from Ferrazzano (Campobasso & Molise). My great grandfather, Carmine R. Baratta, age 20 immigrated to USA/Syracuse New York March 1, 1900 (according to the ship's passengers' list). With him was his wife Paretta Marie, age 25, whose maiden name was Felicita. They were accompanied by other Felicita's including Giovanne, age 43 years (her mother perhaps?). They eventually settled in Solvay, NY. I would love to make contact with Baratta & Felicitas from the region.
Catherine R. Baratta
New Britain , CT USA

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Looking for relatives of Giuseppe Marsinelli(Mazzinelli) born in Lanciano in 1883 and may have moved and spent time in Canosa Sannita and Antonietta DiFilippo born in Canosa Sannita in 1888. Is there a church in Canosa Sannita called Parroco della Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo Apostoli di Canosa Sannita?
Antoinette
Malden, MA USA

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Ciao, sono discendente di Giavanni Mariano e Maria DiGironimo, entrambi il nato in Fallo intorno 1890. Amerei delle informazioni su come ottenere i dischi di nascita del mio grandparents. Per favore e la posta me a bluemariano at earthlink.net se lei vuole parlare circa niente a tutto, soprattutto nostro relativo in comune. Vivo in Massachusetts, USA ed usa un servizio di traduzione sull'internet per raggiungere quelli che parla soltanto italiano. Ciao! Cynthia Mariano (4-02)
Cynthia Mariano Blanchard
Merrimac, MA USA

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my great grandfather was Francis Alexander Passerini, I think. we were always told that he was from Switzerland, but maybe he was from Italy. he was married twice and from the second marriage to Jane Lowry my grandmother - Annie Marie Elizabeth was born - 13/7/1884
joy
melbourne, australia

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Ciao, mi chiamo Marcelo, sono argentino e abito a Buenos Aires. Voglio soltanto salutare a tutti gli abruzzesi del mondo. Ho avuto la grande fortuna di conoscere l'Italia, e mi è piaciuta moltìssimo, soppratutto la regione di Abruzzo. Un abbraccio a tutti, chau, chau. Mi dimenticavo di fare i complimenti per questa bella pagina. Arrivederci.
Marcelo R. Martinelli
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Am searching for: Any information on Donata and Loreto Fantozzi were married in Alvito, Italy in 1905 and the parents of Severino (b.1097?), Mary, Dante and three other children. The family settled in New York, Loreto built a house in Corona, Queens in the 1920s. Please contact me at alkmom at msn.com Thanks so much in advance.
Rhonda
Elkridge, Maryland USA

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Would like to contact Linda Catrell in regard to DiFonzo posting. I tried e-mailing back but kept getting my message bounced back to me. Any info. would be helpful. Thanks
Annemarie D'Alfonso-DiMillo
Portland, Maine USA

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I am looking for information about the Luciotti and the D'Egidio families. Francesco Luciotti was from Montefino, and Adelina D'Egidio from Castiglione. They are my great grandparents. Francesco immigrated to the US in 1903 aboard the Leon XIII; and, Adelina from Castiglione in 1910 aboard the Duca DiGenova. Both arrived at Ellis Island. Where did they marry? They raised a large family in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Some of their children's names include: Russell (their oldest son, and my paternal grandfather), Carlos, Anthony, Barney, Belman, Mary, Stella, and twin girls (names unknown, they died around the age of 2). I am 50 years old now and want to leave my sons with our family tree. Oh how I wish we had photos of Francesco and Adelina...
Thaks for this opportunity!
Donna Marie (Luciotti) Bursk
Centreville, Virginia USA

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Finally, I found the best site which I try to search about Francavilla, Chieti. I've found informative additional information that what I want to know about. Thank you for created this web site.Thank you so much !!
khomkanin
Bangkok, Thailand

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I'm looking for any info on grandparents. Both came from the town of Pretoro, in Chieti,Abbruzzo. Their names are Antonio Pantalone and Mary(Anntoinette)D'Angelo. Also searching for anything on family named Zuccari who were from the Abbruzzo region.
Debbie Lambing
Philadelphia, PA USA

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Anyone know of the Pisegnia and Basi family history please email me. thanks:)
Cesidio Basi
wollongong, nsw Australia

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Im am the Granddaughter of Rocco Flamminio married to Selvina (Romano) I and looking for family. He came from San Vito Chistino approx, 1909. Lived in Mowin, Ohio and Saltsburg, Penn. working in the cold mines. I love to hear from anyone with information. Thank you.
LeDonna Flamminio
Palm Desert, Calif USA

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I want to say God Bless You and thank you for creating and
maintaining this website. I have found informative additional information to add to my ancestry research. I am learning more each and everyday!
I am proud to be a product of Italian Ancestry.
God bless you always,
Regina
Regina Viscichini Martin
Downingtown, PA USA

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Last night (A[ril 3/2002) I watched part of the movie "Ladyhawk" and found out that it was filmed in Aquila. As my husband studied in Aquila and lived in the palazzo per i convitori during the late 1950's and early 1960's, but does not remember much. I was very intrigued to see the beautiful scenery and architecture, as I did not have the opportunity to visit that part of Italy in person. Today I was trying to see the castel (monasterie in the film) and found a lot of slides, all of which I enjoyed very much. Thank you for the opportunity and it would be lovely to see some fotos of the inside and outside of the castelli that were the locations for that movie (1985, I think). Speriamo un giorno non tanto lontano di venire li a rinfrescare memorie. Grazie tanto, tanto. Gerda Foti
Gerda Foti
London, Ontario Canada

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Estoy buscando familiares en villa Maria, provincia de Chieti. Mi abuelo se llamaba Antonio Liberatore, hijo de Jose Liberatore y de Giovina Porcara. Mi abuela se llamaba Juana Pellegrini. Soy medica y tengo ganas de viajar para conocer a algun pariente. Ellos vinieron a la Argentina en 1920 y tuvieron 4 hijas.
Patricia Liberatore
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Argentina

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Estoy buscando familiares en villa Maria, provincia de Chieti. Mi abuelo se llamaba Antonio Liberatore, hijo de Jose Liberatore y de Giovina Porcara. Mi abuela se llamaba Juana Pellegrini. Soy medica y tengo ganas de viajar para conocer a algun pariente. Ellos vinieron a la Argentina en 1920 y tuvieron 4 hijas.
Patricia Liberatore
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Argentina

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Hi!
I'm stiil searching relatives all around the world from Di Genova surname. I've found a wonderful cousin who lives in Canada.
If anyone knows sombody with the surname Di Genova from Casacalenda, Molise, Let me know!!
Lucy Di Genova
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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I am searching for ancestors of Mariantonia Buccione, born 1863, location unknown, married to Francesco Michitti (born 1860)in Serramonascesca, Abruzzo. They lived in Serramonascesca and had four children. We have pretty good information on the Michitti geneaology but not much on the Buccione family.

Any information will be appreciated.
Frank M. Michitti
Destin, FL United States

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Cari amici
Gradirei contattarmi con parenti di Orsogna e la regione intera di Abruzzo per questo vuole dire, per sapere le mie radici nella mia cara Italia.
Gli cognome del mio ancestros italiano è, Sanfelice, Pace, Cerro e Ceccaroni.
Se alcuno di voi sa i miei probabili parenti, per favore, faccia che esso sappia.
Grazie per la Sua buona volontà.
Saluti a tutti
Guillermo G. Sanfelice
Rosario, Santa Fe Argentina

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hi my great grandfather was santo pulcinella and his wife was lougia asperetti they came to usa in 1902/1903 and settled in pennsylvania. he had several siblings that came over to usa but not all came here.woulod love to contact relatives still in miglianico italy please email me
pat smith
morrisville, pa usa

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am looking for any one related to pulcinella or de cola family please email me thanks
pat smith
morrisville, pa usa

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Hola a todos los Abruzzos y muy especialmente a aquellos de Ocre en L'aquila, mi padre (Francesco) proviene de allí y me gustaria entablar comunicación con aquellas personas que tengan sus antepasados en la región.
Bernardo Sellecchia
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Hello, I am a descendant of the Digironimo (my gradnmother, Maria) and Mariano (my grandfather, Giovanni) families, of Fallo in Abruzzi. I am 50, now in the year 2002, and have a daughter and two granddaughters. I am the second child of jazz musician Charlie Mariano, all of us from Boston, MA originally. I would love to hear from anyone who may be related to us! God Bless!
Cynthia Mariano Blanchard
Merrimac, MA USA