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Greetings! I am interested in talking with other Alimecco's.
Carolyn Alimecco
Palmyra, VA usa

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Hello Rocca Pia!! I was born in Rocca Pia in 1951 and came to Canada with my parents; Giuseppe Leone and Antonietta Berarducci in 1956. My grandparents, Onofrio Berarducci and Anina Pulcini joined us in 1961. My widowed grandmother Giuseppina DiPaolo Leone and my Zia Lina came here in 1959, as my Zio Mario Leone and his wife Gilda were already here as well. Now the Leone name is flourishing in Canada. I have two brothers, Robert and Tony; and three sons; Don, Greg and Scott, and a daughter Amanda. My son Don has a son Donato, and a daughter Maja and my son Greg will become a father any day now! Ciao Tutti!
Donato Sabatino Leone
Brantford, Ontario Canada

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I am looking for informations of my bisgrandfather: Giusepe Rubino.
He has born in San Cipriano Picentino (Salerno) and has married with Catharina Conte. He has died in Brazil in 1914.
In 1899, he had a son in Brazil called Ciriaco Conte Rubino. Ciriaco defended Italy during the war of 1914.
I need to find the register of his "birth, wedding" that happened in Italy probably in San Cipriano Picentino.
I wil really appreciate if someone confirm the officer (anafrade) and send me instructions to get it.
Thanks in advance,
Adriana
Adriana
São Paulo , São Paulo Brazil

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Looking for decendents of Filomena Marconi/Marcone who traveled from Tortoreto in Teramo to the U. S. in 1913. Traveling with her daughter, Rosa Quintilli who was 11 years old . It is believed they eventually settled in Connecticut. Also looking in the U. S. for decendents of Amodeo Marconi/Marcone (Filomena's brother)who at age 18 in 1910 left Tortoreto for the U. S. He was going to his uncle, Andrea DiFerdinando. No other information is known.
Thank you.
Enrichetta Lelli

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I had the wonderful experience of visiting Schiavi d'Abruzzo in July, the town where my mother was born. It is a beautiful mountain village and it was living a dream. I actually met some relatives on my mother's side, descendents of my grandmother's brother. We shared a wonderful day together. I Was also able to trace the family tree (maternal) back to my great grandparents. Some of the family names are: Di Santo, Del Vecchio, Sabatino, Orlando and Falasca. I truly encourage anyone who is thinking of going there to do so....
Sandra Crew
New York, NY USA

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I'm looking for any one with the surname 'MANCINI'from the
Chieti area. Look forward to hearing from you!
Remo Mancini
Redruth, Cornwall U.K.

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Hi-
My mother's family came from Isernia (Campo Basso), Rochetta, last name is Pontarelli.
My mother's name is Nella Sylvana, her sister Michelina, her mother Maria, father Germano Pontarelli (whose grandmother was Teresa Giannini). His parents were Rosina and Amadeo Pontarelli.
My grandmother's parents were Michela and Giacomo Pontarelli, whose (grandmother was Lucia Batista)
If anyone is related to any of them, or has information on any other family members, please email me.
I also have family in Chicago, Argentina, Australia, Canada who came from the Pontarelli's.
Lisa Maria Pontarelli Rosado
Philadelphia, PA US

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Hi,
I'm trying to find more information on my Grandparents, Augusto Voce and Franchina Voce.. They were born in Gagliano Aterno, L'Aquila, Italy late 1890? I'd love to be able to go back another 1/2 century or more and follow the lineage (through the Roman Catholic Church). Do I have any cousins still living in this town?
Thanks,
Robert Voce
Farmingdale, NY USA

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I am looking for any information about my grandmother's sister and her family. Her name was Lauretta Colantonio and she lived in Chieti. She had 2 sons. Also, any information on John Pietrobono - he came from Rome. Thanks for any help you can give.
evelyn pietrobono
wilmington, de usa

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Looking for information on my grandparents. Grandfather's surname Biasella, first name Paolo. Grandmother Marie Calabrese. Came to US sometime from 1890-1910. Settled in Windber, Pennsylvania in coal mining region. He belonged to local Abbruzzi Lodge in Windber, PA, USA. Children's names: Josephine(living), Sundie(deceased), Albina(living), James(living), Albert(deceased), Edith(deceased), Theresa(living), and Isadora(living). I know there are existing relatives because Josephine made a trip over to visit a few years back. Thanks to anyone who can direct me.
Elaine Polgar
Canton, Michigan USA

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I am searching for Ferinna Scarci Delfini who formerly lived near the Chicago area. She and her husband had four sons. Her husband was in the house building trade and Ferinna managed a large restaurant. When she and her husband retired, they returned to Italy and settled in Palena, Abruzzo. My father and Ferrina are cousins. We live in Cleveland, Ohio and Ferinna and my dad corresponded for many years. When she returned to Italy my father wrote her several letters but never received a reply. He's quite concerned about her and asked me to use the internet as a tool to search for her. I came across an e-mail on this site which I answered. Unfortunately, the e-mail address is no longer current and I have reached a dead end. I'm hoping that someone out there might know what happened to her. Thanks.
Judy Scarci Bohanek
Cleveland, OH USA

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Hello ... looking for Marro/Marra Family Ancestry; G-Grandfather, presumably "Michael" Marro stayed in Castel Marrone, Italy, and grandfather, Joseph Marro, immigrated around the turn of the century thru Ellis Isl. to Hamden (New Haven) CT; married to Maria Volpe of Avellino. Question is whether the family name was actually Marro or Marra. My grandfather has a first cousin, Louise Marra - also immigrated to Hamden. Joseph & Maria had 11(?) children total ... only 8 survived to adulthood, including my mother, (deceased) Margaret June Marro Blackie. All siblings are deceased except Louise Marro Pacelli. Michael must have had siblings for Joseph and Louise to be first cousins ... but who? Does anyone recognize this family "tree branch"? Grazie Tutti!
Jim Blackie, Jr.
Gilford, NH USA

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I am looking for information regarding my father's family. We can go back only as far as my grandfather. His name was Giacomo Pari and his last residence in Italy was Torli Sannio, Campobasso. His father's name was Mariano and his mother's name was Carmella. I have relatives in Italy, however, I do not have access to them; I know one of their names is Concetta, and I think another one's name is Rafaella, or Raphaella. My brother and I are very interested in tracing our Italian ancestry. I wrote a letter about 15 years ago to the Italian government but it was returned to my grandmother and she had a family feud years ago and wouldn't tell me anything about my grandfather's family. The letter from Italy came from Caserta - not Campobasso. I would greatly appreciate any information about any Pari's in those areas. Thank you.
Vicki Pari
Orange, CA USA

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Anybody with the surname mancini from the Abruzzi region please get in touch, we could be related!
Remo Mancini
Redruth, Cornwall u.k

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Looking for information on Maggi and DiMuzio families
Gloria Maggi Unruh
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania USA

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Lookinh got information on Maggi and DiMuzio families
Gloria Maggi Unruh
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania USA

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Hi,my name is Donald Tony Palmieri.My parents names are Domenico Palmieri and Gelsomina Palmieri(nee D'Amico)Their village of origin was Lettopalena.My father first came to Australia as a post-WW2 immigrant.I think the town may have been called Proserpine,mum arrived after dad had set up somewhere to stay.They enentually settled in Newcastle New South Wales,Australia where we have lived ever since.I would love to contact anyone who might know of our particular family.My father has no direct relatives living in his village.Any correspondence would be greatly appreciated.
donald palmieri
newcastle, nsw australia

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What a great site! I found two people that were linked to our family - My maiden name is Pascetta, my mother's maiden name is Faba and my married name is Pietrangelo. My parents came from San Valentino, Pescara, Abbruzzi, and my husband's family is from Boiano (Civita Superiore in Campobasso) I am interested in learning about any relatives in the world that could be linked to us.
Tina (Pascetta) Pietrangelo
Toronto, Ontario Canada

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hello to fabio and marco iuliani, in rome and francovilla, if you know them please give them my e-mail so that they can get intouch with me,,, astoriagirl at cox-dot-net thank you , this is zia barbara and zio roberto
BARBARA IULIANI
GLENDALE, , ARIZONA USA

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my surname is Iarossi, i have relatives in Rome where my father is from, yrt i understand that his family is possibly Forli del Sannio, my fathers name is Rinaldo and he transfered to AUSTRALIA with youngest brother ROBERTO.
other living brothers in ROMA, ANTONIO, GINO. would appreciate any information regarding my family ties in this area ....
Carlo Iarossi
Canberra, A.C.T Australia

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I was in Paganica in Mai 2002 wit 4 friends with our motobikes. We stand in villa dragonetti, and we eat in a small pizzeria. I`m searching for the telefon number of the pizzeria. The very nice chef of this restaurant wount to send me bottles of wine.
Who can help me and send me the telefon number of this pizzeria? Many thanks, regards, Alge Reinhard
Reinhard
6890 Lustenau, Austria

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Hello, my name is Elizabeth Aceto. I am an American-Italian I am looking for any relatives who are from Lettomonepello.
My father's family is from there. Also,Addario. These are the names of my grandparents.
If you can give me any information, please write. I am trying to start my family tree.
Thank you,
Elizabeth Aceto
Portland, Maine USA

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looking for information on grandparents.
Vencenzo Ditizio, came to america about 1903
elaine
n.y.c, n.y u.s.a.

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Hi my name is gene i'm third geneoration italian American.I came across this site looking for a family coat of arms.My mothers madin name was Pacione,her grand father(Luigie) was from Ofena.On my fathers side his grand father (Nicholas D'Alessandro)was belived to be from the same town.But than again my father was told stories as a child that his grand father was an orphan and came over with 2 youger brothers.At Ellis Island one of the brothers took the last name of Alxander the other brother kept the name D'Alessandro.I was told the surname D'Alessandro was common in Italy.I'm just searching for any imformation on the D'Alessandros in Ofena.Feel free to E-mail me geno at gwi.net thanks.
Eugene D'Alessandro
Biddeford, Maine U.S.A.

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Tried responding to a message of Clarisa Mortzig - mgortzig at aelphia.net regarding location of town she was looking for. The town of Campodipietra. My e-mail was returned. In A Barnes & Noble bookstore, viewed 2 very good maps of Italy, both showed location of Campodipietra. It is just east of Campobasso, and north of Rte 645. Hope the message is viewed by Clarisa Mortzig. Good luck.
Elizabeth Mangini
Wilmington, Delaware USA

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I am looking for information regarding Valerina Rose Fattore or Nicola Pompeani families from Ripa Fagnano Alto (L'Aquila, Italy)
Linda Pompeani D'Antonio
PA USA

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My father & I visited his home in Italy in 1977. I have never forgotten the hills and rugged terrain found in Campodipietra. He ran up & down the hills and I trudged behind. My father died five months ago and my mother & sisters & I are going to revisit his home. We are unable to find the town on the map. Could someone please help us. Thanks!
clarisa gortzig
orchard park, new york usa

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I am interested in visiting Caroville. Is there anyone out there who lives there or can tell me more about it. Thanks
Geoff Drake
Dublin, Ireland

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I would like to know more about my relatives in Sicily. Any ideas please email them to me. Thank you - Jenn
Jennifer DiFederico
Connecticut United States of America

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Saludos desde España, león. Ya hace unos años tuve la suerte de estar en Santa Maria Imbaro para realizar un proyecto de investigacion en el instituto Mario Negri. Allí conocí a una persona excepcional, Mons. Danilo Salomone. Desde aquí un fuerte abrazo de alguien que no le olvidará nunca. Si tienen noticias de el, por favor escríbanme.
Greetings from Spain, León. Some years ago I went to Santa Maria Imbaro to perform a research project at Negri Institute. I met there an excellent person, Mons Danilo Salomone. I want to send him a great hug and tell him that I will never forget him. If somebody read this and have any news of this person, please write me to the address indicated below.
Ignacio
Leon, Leon España

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I am interested in tracking any relatives on my mother's side. My grandparents were born in RicciCompobasso. My grandfather's name was Giuseppe Cirucci. Grandmom's maiden name was Mary Moffa, and her mother's maiden name was Anunziata Calabrese.
CarolynVerdi
Philadelphia, PA USA

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Great site, I will frequent this site. Thanks and good luck!!
guido
Fram., MA USA

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Looking for Lattanzios from Tocco and Chieti and any information regarding Paolo Lattanzio and Elisabetta de Lutis from either of those places who were married about 1890 and emigrated to America.
Michele Lattanzio Zimmerman
Virginia usa

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My father came from Abruzzo in 1948. My grand father is from Forchella, near Teramo. Great site. Bella Italia. Saluti per tuti.
Hernan Michini
Ramos Mejia, Buenos Aires Argentina

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D'Antico , Demarino , Dimorino
Keep in mind I want D'Antico the most I have plenty on information to share from here in the USA.
I'm looking for information about my family in Italy. My great grandfather Giovanni Dimorino returned to Italy and retired there. I'm ashamed to say I can't not read Italian. Thus this search has been difficult. I have located all my realtives of the D'Antico side of my family that traveled to America to Elis Island.Dimorino was changed for some unknown reason to Demarino.Please anyone just look up D'Antico in your white pages. I know that some must have stayed behind. I'm also seaking information on Giordono.My great grandmother came to the USA before 1918.Please help me out.The biggest problem is that D'Antico means antique in Italian there for all I come across is stores and not people. I also tried to use the white pages but again I could not read it. Thank you so much. I need to find the info out before it is lost and forgotten. My children should carry on their families history. Kiskasa at aol-dot-com Please put D'Antico in the subject heading.This email address will always be mine so don't worry that I have changed it because I wont.
Candice D'Antico
Cranston, Rhode Island USA

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Hi: my name is Rosanne and I reside in New Jersey. My grandparents both came from Camposano, Napoli.
Granmother's name Antoinette Intes Grandfather's name Gavino Cerco. Last i knew were cousins of my mom living in Camposano I have letters that date back to 1972
Signed by an Esterina, Clara and one by a Baldaresse which i believe was my mom Rose Cerco's uncle.
Any information on the Inteso family still living in Camposan, Naples, italy or the Cerco family please E mail me.
I have any address in Italy and I am writing to a Sr Ciccone Angelo that was a return address on a letter that I found recently.
Please any information on my grandparents please E-mail me. Antoinette inteso was born December 12, 1881 in Camposano
rosanne lisa
New Jersey United States

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Hi, la mia nonna grande Elena Picciano proveniva da Busso, Campobasso. Ha lasciato l'Italia per gli Stati Uniti quando aveva 16 anni. Era a bordo della nave Florida che a sinistra da Napoli, Campania ed arrivato a nuovo York il 24 dicembre 1907. Vorrei sapere se chiunque sa se venisse negli Stati Uniti con la famiglia. È ci dei parenti che sono ancora in Italia? Spero qualcuno fuori là posso aiutare. Grazie

Hi, My Great Grandmother Elena Picciano was from Busso, Campobasso. She left Italy for the US when she was 16 years old. She was aboard the ship Florida that left from Naples, Campania and arrived in New York on December 24, 1907. I would like to know if anyone knows if she came to the US with family. Are there any relatives that are still in Italy? I do hope someone out there can help. Thanks
Robin Cagle
Memphis, Tennesse USA

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Hello! I am searching for any D'Egidio's or Luciotti's.
My family came here 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. I am interested in finding any relatives or any information about either of these families
Thank you!
Diona Koenig
Lebanon, PA United States

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My great grandmother was viola digirolomo from castelvecchio calvisio, my grandmother's name was vitalina maria married to Franco Depetris. My grandmother immigrated to usa in july 1922. Any information or family members would be pleasant.
elaine maternowski
beverly, ma usa

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i am looking for any available information on my relatives from Brittoli, Italy. Rocco and Lorretta were my great grandparents, and my grandfather Franco was their son. All named DePetris.
elaine maternowski
beverly, ma usa

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Hi My name is Walter Del Boccio I'm from Corfinio far two steps of Raiano where my Family moved from Raiano on the early 1905-1910 My passion is the Italian Immigration to the State I'm trying to find my ancestor for a while I know My ancestor was Giuseppe and Antonio Del Boccio arrived in Ellis Island on the early 1903-1909 I'm living in Luxembourg now !" almost sure there's a link between us ?????
Waiting for news
Walter Del Boccio

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Soy de argentina y deseo conocer la historia de mi familia, gracias por su ayuda. que dios los vendiga.
JOSE MARIO TORCHETTI
hurlingham, Prov. buenos aires argentina.

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Nice site!
Jennifer Georgino
Atlanta , GA USA

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I am in search of GAMBINO relatives of Alphonzo, and wife Mary (Gambino); both born in Naples, Italy (?), late 1800's, who setteled in Meriden, CT.(USA).

I don't know if all GAMBINO'S are related but I would appreciate some history.
Lucien N. Gambino
Wilm., DE USA

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Thanks for this website. Can someone who is bilingual contact me regarding further instructions in learning the Italian language?
Please send information that is cost-free, e.g., websites, etc.
Sincerely
Lucien N. Gambino
Wilm., De USA

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My Great Grandparents were from Bugnara. My Great Grandfather Loreto Di Piero came to the USA around the turn of the century. My Great Grandmother Anna Pasquale was born in Bugnara in 1883. My Grandmother Felicia Di Piero was born in Bugnara in 1908. Are there any Di Piero or Pasquale relatives in Bugnara who would like to stay in contact?
Mark Covella
Ukiah, CA USA

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Estou tentando encontrar descendentes da Familia Giusti, de Toscana, Lucca. Meu avô veio da Italia para o Brasil por volta de 1850, não tenho certeza, só sei que nasceu em Toscana e seu nome era Angelo Micheletto Giusti. Peço ajuda para saber mais sobre ele.
ROSA MARIA GIUSTI
Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul Brasil

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I am the grandson of Domenico Altobelli b.1876 in Pollutri. His father was Enrico. There were two other male siblings, Querino and Costantino. Domenico was married to Theresa Bernardi and they had one daughter, Elisa Altobelli. Querino was married to Maria Bevilacqua and they had one son, Raffaele. Costantino was married to Bambina ???? and they had one son, Giuseppe. Their immigration information lists Vasto as their place of residence circa 1920. Please contact me with any info on Altobelli, Battaglini, Marchesani or Bernardi form Abruzzo.
Frank Battaglini
Fairport, NY USA

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I live in Fairport, NY, USA, a suburb of Rochester, NY. There is a large population of Italian families from Abruzzo especially from Vasto and Casalbordino. I am looking for my roots to the Battaglini, Altobelli, Marchesani, Bernardi families of Vasto, Pollutri and Casalbordino. If you are aware of these names in Abruzzo, please contact me.
Thank you,
Frank Battaglini
Fairport, New York USA

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Have just started research on the Salvator Rocci family from Castel di Sangro in the Aquila region, have found some imegration record on his brother Armando rocci and a marriage record on his father Aurelio Rocci's marriage in 1892 in Castel di Sangro I know that Salvator had more brothers, and one sister am trying to find out ther names. My mother was France Rocci oldest daughter of Salvator Rocci after he came to Windber Pennsylvania in 1910, and later to the Columbus, Ohio area in 1920.
Frances Hargis
Grove City, Ohio USA

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Bongiorno!
My grandparents on my father's side of the family came from Roccamorice. The last name was Rosati. When he came to America via Ellis Island in 1903, he was given a choice. Change his name from Donato Antonio Rosati to Tony Ross, or go back to Italy. He naturalized as Tony Ross. As of 09 September 2002, after discovering information from the Ellis Island website, I have legally changed my last name to Rosati from Ross. I love this site and will visit here often! God Bless.
Ciao
Thomas V. Rosati
La Grange, Illinois USA

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Visiten el sitio www.italianos-argentinos.cjb.net
el sitio de los Italianos Nacidos en Argentina y defiendan sus derechos. No permitan que los represntantes ante el gobierno italiano CGIE, propongan limitar la leuy de ciudadania italiana
Dr Francesco Matozza
Buenos Aires,

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my father was born in canzano but his family moved to pescara. would like to contact daniello capriotti who works at the capriotti volkswagen dealership in montesilvana
william c capriotti
west chester, pennsylvania usa

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Hola. Soy Claudio y quisiera saber si en Italia existen descientes con mi apellido. Mi abuelo se llamaba Francesco y emigró a Argentina en 1920, desde Cancellara, pcia. de Potenza. Un saludo grande per tutti l'italiani!
Claudio Picciano
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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HI
INTERESTED IN FINDING ANY RELATIVES RELATED TO IRENE SALVINI
AND JOHN D'ANGELO, FROM ORSOGNA. JOHN D'ANGELO WAS THE SON OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH CARETAKERS. HE CAME TO AMERICA IN 1919. IRENE'S SISTER WAS CAROLINA ANTONELLI AND OWNED THE TOWN BAKERY. HER DAUGHTER WAS MINUCHE TENAGLIA W/2 SONS GIOVANNI AND ENIO. IRENE CAME TO AMERICA W/SON IN TOW LOUIS D'ANGELO. I WAS THERE IN 1969 AND AM CURIOUS ABOUT MY ITALIAN COUSINS OR ANYONE W/INFO ABOUT THEM...
PAULA JACOBSON
LI, NEW YORK
PAULA JACOBSON
OLD BETHPAGE, NEW YORK USA