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Provinces of Abruzzo

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Looking for information on the Palombaro,Iandimarino,Abruzzi and Pauline families from Palombaro, Chieti Abruzzo. also on the Vecchione, Leone, Uzeo and Guira (Yura) from the Barrea L'Auila Abruzzo Italy. I am new to this. thanks for all your help
carolyn cramp
Poland, Ohio USA

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hi my name is linda d'antonio and am looking for connections to my family tree. parents pasqualina (d'antonio) and felice (d'antonio) were born in montenerodomo, a province of chieti, abruzzo.
would like to talk to others of same surname.
linda d'antonio
australia

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Thank you for designing this Web Site....my cousin, Sharon Danton (D'Antonio familia) (mainden names) has made contact with our family members in Fara San Martino and this has renewed my interest in my Italian heritage. I hope to visit Chieti some day, and it really helps to learn more about the region.
Marilyn (D'Anton) Philbin
Rockville, MD United States of America

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My grandmother (Angela Campellone Incollingo) was born in or near Colli al Volturno. My grandfather's (Giacomo Incollingo)family (Incollingo and DiSandro) were also from that area. I am looking for any information available. Thank you
Michelle Incollingo Harwan

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It's a wonderful Web Site. My father, Luigi De Lellis, was born in Giuliano Teatino. He came to Venezuela during the early fifties. I'm very close to the Abruzzo's traditions through my father's memories. Tanti auguri e Buon Anno a tutti. Ciao. Regards,
Luigi De Lellis
Caracas, Venezuela

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Looking for any information on Antonio Benedetto from a small village in Abruzzi and his wife Irene (Decarlo) The oldest son died at the age of 8 at a fire work display between 1905 and 1907. the other 2 children were Joseph born sept 3, 1903 and Laura born March 12, 1901. they came to the US in 1907 and settled in Phila. Pa.
I am also looking for info on Mary(Giantonio) and Stefano Delbuono from Molise. They had children Filamena and Angelina. I am not sure when they came to the US and settled in Phila. but I would guess in the early 1900's. Mary also had a brother James Giantonio. Any information I can get on these families would be wonderful.
Happy New Year to all!
Gretchen Benedetto
kitty hawk, north carolina usa

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I am interested in anyone who might have known my grandfathers family, they came to america in 1885 somewhere thereabouts, they were thought to have changed their names from D'Amario to Maro, they came from Castelguidone to america in pennsyvania, my grandfathers name was william and his wife was angelena. My mom would so much like to know about them, they are actually my great grandparents, they spoke very little english and facts are fuzzy. thank you cc
fay
ala usa

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While searching for a relative artist (giacomo diChirico) I fell into this wonderful web-site . Abruzzi is my maternal roots and di Chirico my paternal....guess all roads do lead to Rome! WHERE is the listing for the town of TAGLIOCOZZO? Granted it's small but it is there....I've visited and seen the church at the top of the hill whose crucifix survived several lightening bolts (as the story goes and I am sure has grown through time)! If you are from Tagliocozzo and know the name Tobacco...my great uncle was a beloved priest there...please contact me. Also, please loby for a separate listing for the wonderful little town with the fountain in the square that was the bithplace of my beloved mother and hers' and hers'. Please write in English if you can...When my grandmother died I lost all contact with the language to my deep regret. Ciao, Toni Chirico Shiffman
Toni (Chirico) Shiffman
Cortland, New York USA

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i am reserching Iarossi, . my father RINALDO, born ROMA, 3 living brothers GINO, ANTONIO e ROBERTO . My father RINALDO and ROBERTO migrate to AUSTRALIA 1950's LATE>
probable family history in Abruzzo.prov. Tione degli Abbruzzi or Parma???? .I would appreciate any other information..carlo.
carlo iarossi
Canberra, Australia

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My grandfather was adopted in 1913 and was from Vasto. I would rather not mention the name, but if anyone somehow knows of a foster home in that city during the time I would be much appreciative.
Michele
New Jersey USA

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i'm looking for my family the di lullo. the first landed at ellis island in 1906 my grangfather angelo di lullo, his father's name was domenico di lullo, his mother's name was carolina pallante. there were five of them Pasquale, saverio, celestino. maria rosa, and my grand father angeloi kmow they were all born in montelongo campobasso. what i would like to find out is, was the family origenally from montelongo or they came from same place else please if any body can help me find out something please emailme at nninapannunzio at YAHOOdotCOM please any lead you have it would appreciated
nina di lullo
montreal, quebec canada

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Hello All,
I am trying to locate my grandfather's relatives in Cepaggati, Italy. He came to the USA in 1913 and settled in a town called Lansdale in Pennsylvania. Any information would be much appreciated.
My mother's name is Mary Minnucci.
Kind Regards,
Michael (Minnucci) Grimm
Souderton, PA USA

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Merry Christmas. 2002 was a great year for me and my family. I finally got to see the town where my grandfather was born....Rapino in Chieti Province. My grandfather was Domenico Rosano. He passed away in 1967. We were welcomed with open arms, and stayed one night in the only hotel (Il Tiglio) in town. My wife and I speak very little Italian.. but it didn't matter because we were able to understand each other easily. The town probably hasn't changed much in the 91 years since my grandfather left to come to America. Remove the modern conveniences like automobiles and buses and it could very well be taken for Rapino, 1911. My wife and I attended Mass. We were the only tourists in a church that was filled with about 15 women wearing black (widows?). I think the church could hold maybe 50 people. The scenery was beautiful from the town with the mountains in the background. I noted very beautiful hand painted pottery in one of the shops in town. but it was closed. The restaurant was filled with men, except for my wife.. a throwback to the old days. The proprietor of the restaurant and hotel was a Mascioli.. a distant relative of my grandfather. My grandfather's sister married a Mascioli. I would have liked to find out the house my grandfather lived in, but that would have taken a lot more time and a better handle of the language, and we just didn't have either. Hopefully one day we or my children will be able to return. Ciao.
Philip Haderer
Manalapan, NJ USA

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just want to wish all abruzzese buon festa e felice anno nuovo
lorena -

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Hola a todos los visitantes de este Web a toda la comunidad italiana y en especial a las personas de Pratola Peligna soy de Venezuela y tengo familia en pratola y me encantaria conocer a mas personas de este bella comunidad
Carlos
Cumaná, Sucre Venezuela

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My name is Ron Benvenuto, I was born in Vacri, Abruzzo but now live in Canada. Unfortunately I have lost touch with most of my relatives. I have relatives in Binghamton NY. who are from the Nanni family. Would like to know how they are all doing. My grandfather on my mothers side was a Paciocco. He left my grandmother around 1922 and started a new family in the Detriot area. We have never been able to contact this side of the family. I know I have cousins there and would love to know a little about them. I would apreciate any information someone might have on these two families.
Ronaldo Benvenuto
ancaster , ontario Canada

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i just want to say merry christmas and happy new year to all of the IULIANI AND PACIOCCO familys in italy and in the united states,from ROBERTO,BARBARA,ROBERTINO IULIANI........WE MISS ALL OF YOU FAR AND NEAR, HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU GUYS SOON,,,, MY E-MAIL ADDRESS IS AS FOLLOWS
astoriagirl at cox-dot-net thank you, the IULIANI'S IN ARIZONA
barbara ann iuliani
glendale, AZ usa

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Hola a todos los italianos y abruzzesis en el mundo. Soy nieto de Oreste Picciotti, emigrado italiano al Perú a comienzos del siglo XX. Amo a Italia y ya soy ciudadano de ese país desde este año. Mi bisabuela se llamaba Concetta Di Francesco. Busco información de mi familia que vive en Mosciano Sant'Angelo. Feliz Navidad y Prospero Año Nuevo.
Cesare Picciotti
Corona, California USA

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A tutti i Cansanesi e Abruzzesi. Un felice Natale e prospero Anno 2003.
Maria D'Orazio
Toronto, Canada

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HI,
I just recently wrote a message and I mistakingly said I was looking for a lady related to Carozza and to look under googles.com type in carozza, but I made a mistake and it is under aol anywhere search and you type in carozza and click under carozza home pages. Sorry
Maria Carozza
OH USA

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Ciao mi fratelli e cucini in Bellanti. Tu avente una sposa per mi?
John Di Fabio
Harrisburg, Pa. USA

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Ciao, sono giulia, sono francese e sto cercando informazioni sula mia famiglia.Mia madre , originaria di Alanno, è figlia Cavicchia/Di-fiore. Se sapete qualcosa a riguardo, vi prego di contattarmi.
Giulia
france

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tanti cari auguri di Buon Natale a tutti gli abruzzesi che vivono lontano dalla propria terra
Nino
Pescara, Italia

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I love this place, If anyone has infomation on Antonio Farchione. He was born in 1889 in Tocco, came to the United States around 1912, He married Santina Terzini born 1892 also from Tocco, Antonio's parents were Eustachio Farchione and Philomena Deltioni??? any info. Please write, thanks.
Eric Farchione
U.S.A.

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Hello!
I'm looking for relatives to Annadomenica or Giuseppe Priscilli (Briscella). They were from Pianella (PE) and went to Philadelphia in 1920. If you know anything about these two persons please let me know! Thanks!
Maria-Letizia Priscilli
Stockholm, Sweden

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i'm studying Italian in the Univeersity and i used the Italian tutorial to prepare for the test.
Thank You!! it helped me so much, and it's great you have solutions, not only exercises..
tali
israel

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Tantissimi auguri per un Santo Natale ed un prospero e felice Anno Nuovo.
Fam. R. DiGiallonardo
Romeo Di Giallonardo
New York, n.y. usa

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THIS IS ABSLOUTLEY A WONDERFUL SIGHT. I AM TRYING TO GET IN TOUCH WITH A LADY WHO WROTE ABOUT THE CAROZZA FAMILY JOURNAL AT GOOGLES UNDER SEARCH CAROZZA, THEN CLICK ON TO CAROZZA HOMEPAGES.HER MAIDEN NAME IS ALL I KNOW IT IS MCMAHON AND SHE MARRIED ALFRED CAROZZA,(HE HAD A SISTER JOSIE AND BROTHERS GIOVANI, AND ANTONIO . SHE WAS LOOKING FOR HER FATHER-IN-LAWS BROTHER AND THAT IS MY GRANDFATHER LUDOVICO CAROZZA (DEWEY). HE HAD TWO KIDS DINO AND ALBA. MY GRANDFATHER AND HIS BROTHER ARE FROM ABRUZZI IN THE TOWN OF PALENA.NICODEMO CAOZZA WAS MY GRANDFATHERS BROTHERS NAME.MY FATHERS NAME IS DINO CAROZZA. NICODEMO AND LUDOVICO CAME FROM ITALY LIKE I SAID AND SETTLED IN NEW YORK.EVERYTHING THAT WAS WRITTEN MATCHED PERFECTLY WITH US.WE NOW LIVE IN OHIO. THE EMAIL ADDRESS THAT AS GIVEN TO GET IN TOUCH DOES NOT WORK. IF ANYONE CAN HELP U WE WOULD APPRECIATE IT.
Maria C.T. Carozza
O,, OH USA

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Hello to all of the Francheschelli family in salcito, love you all. Pasky
Pasquale Mucilli
Denver , Colorado U.S.A.

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Great site I am looking for friends or relatives of my grandparents. My Grandfather was Assuntino D'Amario
born 02-20-1893 in Civitguana, Pescara Prov, Abruzzo, Italy
My grandmother was Bambina DeLuzio D'amario born 06-06-1901 in Pescara Italy. She came to America January 22,1915 abord the Regina d'Italia. My grandfather also had five brothers relocate to America. they were Vencenzo, Antonio, Peitro, Tito and Carmello. Thank you in advance
John D'Amario
Wilbraham, Massachusetts USA

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Hello:
This is a wonderful resource, my first visit, surely not my last.
Rosa D'Orazio
Toronto, Canada

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If anyone knows of anyone with the name of Tosto or Morrone
I would be interested in talking with them.
I am searching for direct decendents of Rocco Tosto and Dolores Marrone from the province of Chieti/Fossacesa. [excuse spelling]
Thank you,
Francesca Tosto
Pottstown, PA USA

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i would like to hear from any relatives living in vacri. i do have some ther known as paci,paciocco. my family is planning a trip to vacri in august 2003. hope to see euginio and others.chao,carlo
carlo paccio {paci}
binghamton, new york usa

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I think it is neat that I found this page. Our ancestors had the last name of "PACI" anyone know them?
Corrine Paccio
Arlington, VA USA

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Ciao a tutti!!
Un buon Natale e un felice 2003!!!
Simonetta Vaccari
Brunssum, Limburg The Netherlands

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Looking for any TUCCERI family members. The TUCCERI family is from the ROCCA DI MEZZO / ROVERE area with several members from the Celano region. I have already complied a fair amount of information which I am willing to share with you. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank-you ... Tony
Anthony Vincent Mark Tucceri
Ottawa, , Ontario Canada

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Fantastic website!!!! Wish I had found it before my first visit to Abruzzo in Jan 2000...looked for (and found living relatives of my mother [nee D'Andrea] in Casoli). Also found D'Andrea who were not directly related but who welcomed me into their homes and went out of their friendly ways to help me in my search (example: personally took me to parish cemetary in Roccascalegna to find my family grave sites. I've been trying since return from second trip to obtain WW II info. I know there was POW camp in Chieti,
for captured allied flyers before they were transferred to a Stalagluft, and that there was German occupation in certain villages. But, can anyone direct me to sources for British 8th Army liberation of Chieti province? And/or tell me where the Germans were located during their occupation.
PS-Anticipating a return visit in February just to enjoy the countryside as a tourist.
Jack Light
Conway, SC USA

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it's amazing to see who you might meet around the corner. my grand parents anna sichetti from fossacesia and my grandfather amedeo fattore from villa romagnoli. my mother and father both had the same last names fattore from the same hometown. anyone out there?
amedeo fattore
king city, ontario canada

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it's amazing to see who you might meet around the corner.my grand parents anna sichetti from fossacesia and my grandfather amedeo fattore I from villa romagnoli. my mother and father both had the same last names fattore from the same hometown. anyone out there?
amedeo fattore
king city, ontario canada

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First of all my special greetings to all the abbruzzesi and the rest of Italians living in different parts of the world.My name is Patrick Di Francesco,i came to the u.s.a. from Gissi,provincia di Chieti. I am searching for my cousin's family who live in Argentina.Ubaldo Gaspari,son of Domingo Gaspari and Maria Di Francesco who migrated to argentina around 1940,i believe that they went to Wilde or avellaneda. Ubaldo, the only child died in the 1960's i believe, leaving his wife and two girls and unfortunately i do not even know theyr names. If some one who lives in Argentina(buenos aires prov)should happen to remember Domingo Gaspari and Maria Di Francesco(my aunt)who came to Argentina with a son by name Ubaldo from Gissi, Chieti around 1940 please e.mail me. I will be grateful for any info. Thank you and happy holidays to all out there. Patrick Di Francesco
patrick di francesco
syracuse, new york u.s.a.

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Good work on your website. I am looking for relatives of the Rossetti family whose ancestors were Della Guardia and they lived in Vasto in the 1600s'. My website shows our family tree back to Pietro Della Guardia. After Dec. 2002 my website will be lafamigliarossetti.com
Carl Rossetti
Lady lake , Florida USA

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Would appreciate information concerning the birth of my father in Law John DiStasio born on Sept 10,1905 in Volturara Apuglia Italy.
Robert J. Perugini
Prospect, Ct United States

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Would appreciate information concerning the birth of my father in Law born on Sept 10, 1905 in Volturara Apuglia Italy.
Robert J. Perugini
Prospect, Ct United States

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I am very happy to had found a place in wich I can comunicate with my roots. LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE BLANNO AND MOLITERNO FAMILY, FROM SICILIA. I AM SEARCHING FOR THE BIRTH TOWN OF MY GRANDGRANDFATHER. HE WAS BORN IN 1890 IN CALABRIA. FAMILY NAMES ARE BLANNO, MOLITERNO, TASSO .INFORMAZIONE DI LA FAMIGLIA PLEASE SEND ME BY MAIL TO blannod at hotmail-dot-com
Thanks.
Victor Blanno
Orizaba, Veracruz México

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I am so excited to find this site. I have been looking for a friend who lives in Ortona. I have no last name but Marino is his first name and his wife’s first name Marina are the same.
Marino owns a language and interpreting school in Ortona. We met in 1994 and again in 1995 while visiting my daughter and her family who were transferred there by my son in-laws company, 'Sonsub'.
I was fortunate to be able to stay for a total of almost 5 months. It was so hard to leave each time.
Regretfully my son in-laws contract expired and they moved back to the states in 1997
Marino was hired to teach my daughter Italian and I am in need of an interpreter for a group of travelers I am planning a tour to the typically unseen, but so charming, areas of Italy. Since I now the Chieti area so well, of course, it was first on my list.
If someone can help find Marino I would so grateful. (I hope I am spelling their name correctly.)
Tricia Elting
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Tricia Elting
Corona, California USA

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Ciao, I'm trying to locate my family that came from Italy.in a small town that means goodnight in Italian.
My father had 2 brothers and 1 sister and he came to America as a young man.
My father was Angelo Antonio Giampaolo and had a brother, Charles, who had a son Dominic who's mother raised my sister Elena. I hope to be traveling to Italy in 2003 and would be very greatful to have the opportunity to meet my fathers family.
Love......Carmella
Carmella Giampaolo
Richmond, CA USA

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I am researching my family tree, and would appreciate any information on the family name CERCONE AND DECHELLIS.
Voglio trovare tutti con il cognome di CERCONE I DECHELLIS.
Grazie,
Andrea DeLuca Pedone
Yonkers, N.Y. USA

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UN SALUTO A TUTTI GLI ABRUZZESI E TORTORETANI SPARSI PER IL MONDO
SIETE GRANDI CIAO CIAO
marcello
tortoreto, italy

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Like Everyone else I am very interested in learning about my parents hometown, Santa Maria Imbaro. Any information about the town or the DiRado family very be appreciated. Thank you, John DiRado
John DiRado
Norristown, Pennslyvania USA

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Hey... I was searching the web and was interested if there were any "unknown" Gallichio's out there. I came across this site and was wondering if you have a family tree of your family. My great grandfather was from Sicily. Any information would be great! =o)
Nicole Gallichio
Long Island, New York USA

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My father, John Dalanni, was born somwhere in Teramo on January 6, 1886. Any information on members of his family will be very much appreciated. Happy Holidays to all.
Rose Dalanni-Hall
USA

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My mother, Maria Scaramuzzi, was born in Farindola on May 21, 1895. Any information on her parents, deceased relatives or living ralatives there will be very much appreciated. Many good wishes for the holidays to all in Abruzzo.
Rose Dalanni-Hall
St. Louis, Missouri USA

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I just want to wish all the readers and visitors to this WWW site a very Happy Christmas (Buon Natale)a prosperous and peaceful New Year (Buon Anno).
May your dreams and wishes come true and may you all keep healthy and strong.
Best wishes
Livio Ferrone
Bournemouth, Dorset UK

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Came to America 1956
Arnaldo J. Marinelli
Southington, Connecticut USA