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Thursday, January 30, 2003 at 21:01:08 (CST)

Hello, I mistakingly wrote my name in a search engine and this came up. A whole town with my last name as its title. Wow! My grandfather used to talk about it but we thought he was just kidding. If anyone could help me figure this out it would be very helpful. My great grand father's name was Antonio Moscufo he came to the United States around 1908, to the Philadelphia area his wifes name was Emelia Pette. If u know anything about this please contact me.
Michael Moscufo

Thursday, January 30, 2003 at 13:47:26 (CST)

I am only updating my E-mail address.
I found my Grandmother's maiden name from Tolo, Italy love this site.
Ralph P. Zulli
Chalmette, Louisiana United States

Thursday, January 30, 2003 at 10:43:01 (CST)

Am looking for anyone with the last name of Tibuni. My grandfather Louis Tibuni immigrated to the USA in the late 1800's or early 1900's and worked in the southwestern states mining areas, he eventually settled in El Paso, TX
miguel tibuni
el paso, tx usa

Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 18:08:05 (CST)

I have many messages searching for relatives of Donato DiPietrantonio.He has a sister Rosa but do not know her married name. Their father's name is Pietro DiPietrantonio and theit mother is Mary Pinchotti. I would like to hear from either side or both if possible. Donato was born in Bisenti, Italy.
My grandmother was allegrina Serrani. She has a sister Anine. I don't know her married name. Their father's name is Giovanni Serrani and their mother's maiden name is Louise Pallotta.They are from Penna Sant' Andrea.
My e-mail address has changed.
It is now: prisandlynn at msn.com or you can reach my sister Joan at:petro1of7 at ameritec.net Thank You!
Priscilla Woodliff ( DiPietrantonio)
Rockford, Illinois U.S.A.

Monday, January 27, 2003 at 17:40:53 (CST)

What a great site! My family is from Villetta Barrea - a beautiful town that I had the good fortune to visit in 1981. My parents have also visited. Any information about the DiGiulio or Battista families would be much appreciated! My grandmother was Adalgisa Stella Maria Battista and my grandfather was Vincenzo Assunto DiGiulio. They lived in Pittsburgh (after coming over from Villetta Barrea at different times) and had six children. I hope to take my daughter to visit sometime soon!
Denise DeJulio
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Sunday, January 26, 2003 at 19:24:00 (CST)

Looking for my fathers side of family His name Giovanni or John he was born in Naples Italy in 1910 he died 1969. He lived most of his life in Phila, Pa. He had family in upstate N.Y. but do not know who or were.
Joseph X CIANCIO
Atco, N.J. Camden

Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 23:09:22 (CST)

Thank you for this wonderful sight, I have received 4 e-mails in response to my previous messages, but I now have a new E-MAIL address: dansr at dipanfilo.com
I am still hoping to receive more e-mails from anyone familiar with the following surnames: DiPanfilo, Fiucci, Perilli, Pacitti, Dattilio, Donatelli, Chiola, DeLuzio, Onesti from Loreto Aprutino, Collecorvino, Penne and Pescara in Abruzzo.
I was fortunate enough to make a visit to all of that area and have met a few people named Fiucci and DiPanfilo and hope to hear from more. Again I will say that the trip to the Abruzzo was a very memorable trip and a beautiful province to visit.
My father was born in Loreto Aprutino and my mother was born in Collecorvino. Grazie
Dan Di Panfilo
Leetonia, Ohio 44431 USA

Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 21:50:06 (CST)

Looking for any info regarding my maternal grandparents, Giovina Lucaluce (1890-1981) and Raffaele Nenni (1874/5-1935), both from Civitaquana, Pescara. Raffaele immagrated to US in 1906 and Giovina in 1917. Feel free to email me.
Chris Pratico
Mohegan Lake, NY USA

Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 16:40:15 (CST)

try to find relatives iam third generation d'angelo my grandfather left italy in 1923 his name was lorenzo d'angelo he was 23 when he left.my grandmothers madien name was boccardi he was from the town of castlemauro provence of combaso.
lawrence d'angelo
wolcott, conn. us

Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 16:38:07 (CST)

I am looking for any information of my great grandfather's family. His name was Guiseppe D'Andrea. He was from Pizzone Italy. His mother's name was Loreta Rossi and his father's name was Antonio D'Andrea. My ggrandfather came over to the states in the early 1900s with his mother following shortly after. Any information on his family would be greatly appreciated for I have hit a dead end in my search.
Dawn Sweet
Dayton, Ohio USA

Friday, January 24, 2003 at 22:49:19 (CST)

Hi, my dad Augusto Conti migrated to Australia in 1955 from Trasacco (L'Aquila)where he married my mum (Arleide Santariga from Tagliacozzo) in 1958. His dad's name was Cesidio Conti and his mum Bisolina Fosca, if there are any relatives floating around the world who would like to get in touch, please do so, I'd love to go back to see where the family originated from. Thanks - Good luck to all in their search
Lina Conti
Sydney, NSW Australia

Thursday, January 23, 2003 at 11:43:00 (CST)

looking forinformation on d'onofrio family from coreno ausonio italy
frank d'onofrio
cleveland, ohio

Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 22:48:57 (CST)

Hello! I am beginning the long trek to our family's history. My grandmother, Dina ELISIO (ELISII) came to Ellis Island w/ her mother in 1920 from Abruzzi, province of Chieti. She was one of 7 born to Filippo Elisii and Balbina PINTO. My grandfather, Pasquale DIDESIDERO also came over from Abruzzi, province of Chieti, but arrived much earlier. He was one of 9 born to Justine DiDesidero and Antonia TETTAFERRANTE. If anyone can give me information on these families, I'd appreciate it. I will begin searching my husband's side, the COGLIAMESE family, soon too!
God bless!
Mary Coglianese
Tampa, FL USA

Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 16:48:47 (CST)

Quisieramos contactarnos con familiares de ORSOGNA u alrededores, donde nacio nuestro abuelo Rocco D´alleva el 18 de abril de 1905, hijo de Pascuale D´alleva y Antonia Antonelli.
Amadeo D´alleva y Gonzalo D´alleva
San Jeronimo Sud / Rosario, Santa Fe Argentina

Monday, January 20, 2003 at 16:16:03 (CST)

I am doing research for my granddaughter on our heritage. My grandparents were Sabatino and Natalina Cicolani. They left Scoppito in either 1906 or 1911 to come to the United States, where they settled in Ohio. I know that one of my father's sisters returned to Italy when she became emancipated. She never returned to the United States, as far as I know. My grandparents died before I was born, and my mom and dad are also deceased. It would be wonderful for us to locate our relatives in Italy. It has been a long-time dream of mine. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Chrys Cassetta
Sacramento, CA USA

Monday, January 20, 2003 at 11:10:11 (CST)

My grandfather came from Capestrano. My understanding is that he left in about 1903. His name was Generro d'Antonio. Can anyone tell me if there is anyone with a last name of D'Antonio still in Capestrano? My family is considering coming over there in the near future and I would like to know if there is anyone who may possibly be a relation of mine. If there is still someone with a last name of D'Antonio, can you tell me how I could contact them, by mail? Any help will be appreciated.
Ron D'Antonio
LOMBARD, ILLINOIS USA

Monday, January 20, 2003 at 08:16:26 (CST)

My Grand Father was born in Cerchio. I believe in the year 1880. He passed away in the year 1960. As a boy I remember hearing him speak of his home. I have never been able to visit there. But it holds a special place in my heart.
Daniel Antonio Antidormi
Lakewood, Pennsylvania United States of America

Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 15:06:13 (CST)

I'm trying to find the birth place of my Grandfather.I believe he was born in VASTOGIRARDI, IT or in some other town in the Abruzzo/Molise area. His name was Guillielmo Francesco D'Aloiso, but went by Frank William Daluiso in the U.S. He immigrated to Philadelphia with his mother in 1913 at the age of 2-3 and his birthdate was July 26, 1910. His mother went by the name of Maria and her maiden name was Belluzi or Pelluzi or something similar, and she was born in Italy on July 24th 1889. I believe his father's name was Mazarelli D'Aloiso, or something similar. If you have any information, I would love to hear from you. Grazie Mille!
antonia daluiso
firenze, Italia

Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 14:00:46 (CST)

I'm researching our family's surname of DiNardo. My grandfather was born and raised in Pescara. His parents sent him to Ellis Island when he was a "very young man", he said. He was born around 1884-85? He had little family in the US except for a cousin (Jimmy). Love to hear from anyone who knows any DiNardo history in Pescara. My father doesn't know his grandparent(s) names, so it is difficult to connect to research.
Love to hear from anyone. Thanks.
Debi DiNardo
Auburn, me USA

Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 11:58:13 (CST)

Un caro saluto a tutti gli Abruzzesi nel mondo e felicissimo principio anno 2003. Nata a Prezza, L'Aquila, emigrata in Canada nel 1966. Ho avuto l'occasione di visitare questo meraviglioso paesetto di montagna 4 volte. Spero di mettermi a contatto con qualcuno che ha delle radici di questo paese. So che ce ne siamo tanti sparsi nel mondo. Aspetto una risposta. Ciao
Francesca Varrasso
Stoney Creek, Ontario Canada

Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 08:10:42 (CST)

i AM TRYING TO FIND INFORMATION ON MY MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS. MY GRANDFATHERS NAME WAS VINCENCO DICICCO. HE MARRIED MY GRANDMOTHER MARIA JOSEPH SALVATORE. i BELIEVE THEY CAME FROM CIVITALUPARELLA ITALY.MY GRANDMOTHER CAME TO AMERICA SOMETIME IN 1902 OR 1903.
Anthony Nuccitelli
Cleveland, Ohio UNITED STATES

Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 17:35:15 (CST)

my names is PETRARCA SABINE from the belgium je recherche documentation famille petrarca fornelli. merci thank you
trochT
herstal, belgium 4040

Friday, January 17, 2003 at 18:36:38 (CST)

My grandfather, Giuseppe Michetti, came to Canada in 1911 and settled in a small area called Hylo, Alberta. My grandmother, Filomena, and two oldest uncles joined him in 1917. They came from the Corropoli area. I would like to make contact with any relatives that I might have in that area. My grandfather's parents were Domenico Michetti and Angelina Fava. My grandmother's parents were Antonio Zippili and Pacianza Capoferro.
Selina (Michetti) Lacombe
Westlock, Alberta Canada

Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 10:58:27 (CST)

Estoy buscando datos de mi bisabuelo llamado Vicente PRETA. La unica informacion que poseo es que nacio en 1859 en Abruzzo. Segun la lista de surnames, los unicos PRETA existentes en registros de la region estarian en las ciudades de Celenza sul Trigno, Palmoli y Torrebruna. Alguien podria ayudarme a encontrar el lugar exacto de nacimiento de mi familiar??? Desde ya les agradezco. Muy util la pagina de Abruzzo.
Vilma Preta
North Babylon, New York USA

Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 00:50:41 (CST)

CIAO FROM AUSTRALIA!!!!
WHAT A FANTASTIC WEBSITE... My father is Luigi Salerni son of Guiseppi Salerni and the late Anna Della Rocca Salerni from Casalbordino Chieti.I would like to know more about my family history and relations in Italy, America & infact anywhere worldwide where ever they may be.We live in Australia. I have been there many times many years ago and loved the place!!!! Abruzzo is a beautiful region!!!! If anybody knows any informaton please let us know....We would love to hear from you all....GRAZIE ANNA =D
ANNA CRISTINA SALERNI
QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA!!!!!

Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at 19:28:21 (CST)

Has anyone heard of Mariano or Emilia D'Ascenzo? He lived lives in Montenero Di Bisaccia,Italy. I would like to recontact him or his family. Please write me if you think you have any comments.
P.S. Please identify yourself on the subject line. Thanks.
Elishebah
Baltimore, MD USA

Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at 14:25:22 (CST)

trying to trace my grandfathers place of birth ther are many giuliani"s in corvara. my grandfather arrived on us in 1905 at age 7 i think he lived around wilsonville illnois and married beatrice yatoni. they settled in st. louis mo, they are both deceased now and i have no information. i am just now starting my search.
thanks, chuck giuliani
arthur giuliani
st louis, mo 63033

Monday, January 13, 2003 at 21:04:14 (CST)

MATTIA-PADUANO
Below is a short pedigree chart of my family. Anyone related or who has further info to add, please contact me.
Giovanni MATTIA (no details at present)His son was:
Innocenta MATTIA born in Italy.
He married Martina PADUANO.
Child of Innocenta MATTIA and Martina PADUANO is:
Giuseppe Antonio MATTIA who was born (my grandfather)
7 OCT 1870 in RIPABOTTONI Campobasso Italy.
He died 1972 in Montreal Quebec Canada.
He married Angela PADUANO, daughter of Michele PADUANO and Maria Nicola FRENZA.
She was born 1 JUL 1873 in RIPABOTTONI Campobasso Italy.
She died 1945 in Montreal Quebec Canada.
He arrived in Canada (circa)1902, she arrived 1905 with a four year old daughter named Maria.
Would you be so kind as to include my site on your pages...if possible.
Thank you.
Dee Mattia
Montreal, Quebec Canada

Monday, January 13, 2003 at 17:34:10 (CST)

Trying to get some sort of military history of the advance of the British 8th Army up the Adriatic side of the boot, through Abruzzo. The Gustav line of the German defenses was anchored in Chieti/Pescara. I believe the Canadians liberated much of the country south of Chieti, but have no documentation. Interested mainly in the area of the villages of Casoli and Rocascelegna. Any help thanks.
John M Light
Conway, SC USA

Sunday, January 12, 2003 at 19:26:15 (CST)

Any other DiIorio's out there on the web??? My Father left Torricella in the 50's and eventually landed in Baltimore, Maryland. He was a Bricklayer. I am one of his sons. If any other DiIorio's are on the web, give me a shout....
God Bless
Salvatore DiIorio
Coral Springs, Florida U.S.A.

Sunday, January 12, 2003 at 10:12:53 (CST)

Thank you Abruzzo 2000 for helping me find Family in Italy (L'Aquila). Spend two weeks in Nov. with them and had a grand time.
Thank you again
Patrick Carosa
Charlotte, NC. USA

Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 15:23:52 (CST)

I am looking for any information for my grandfather, Giuseppi Alberto Cagno. I don't know when he left Italy, but my father, Giovanni Baptiste Cagno was born in Providence, Rhode Island, on February 2, 1902. My grandmother's maiden name was Michelina Russo. I believe that the region in Abruzzo was, or sounded like, Tiena.
William N. Cagno
San Mateo, California United States of America

Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 13:40:30 (CST)

In search of information about:
Carlo Castelli (born approx. 1885)
Giacinta Soli Castelli (born approx. 1888) buried in Atri
Giacinta's mother with surname "Soli" (may have been visiting Italy from England)
Aurelio Grue (died 1896) believed to be Giacinta Soli's father.
Please e mail me with any information you may know about any of the people or surnames above.
Thank you
Lisa Colangelo
Westmont, NJ USA

Friday, January 10, 2003 at 21:33:55 (CST)

We are researching our family name. My Grandfather, Giovanni DiCioccio settled in Roccasecca, Frosinone in the late 1800's. I believe that Giovanni was originally from L'Aquila. He may have had two brothers, Francesco and Pietro Antonio that came to America in 1902-1907. Would appreciate any information.
Thanks,
Joseph A. DiCioccio
Harrison, NY USA

Friday, January 10, 2003 at 10:12:40 (CST)

Hey, I'm searching my ancestors. My family come from Archi, and then has moved to Lettopalena during the second half of the XIXth century. Anyone can help me? Thanks
Alessandro Totoro
Francavilla a mare, ITALY

Thursday, January 09, 2003 at 23:36:54 (CST)

We'll try again..... WITH e-mail.
Grandfather Riziero Liberatore (1886 b.Celano IT-1936 d Rochester NY), grandmother Concetta (nee Stornelli??) 1888-1953 and Aunt Caterina Liberatore Ciccarelli, Uncle Riziero Ciccarelli, Aunt Santina (Sara) Liberatore Catalani, and Uncle Riggiero Catalani all emigrated from Italy to Rochester NY in early 1900's..... need to know more about their relatives and possibilities of visiting in Celano IT June 2003. I am 60 years old and father was Lorenzo Colombo Liberatore born in 1913 in Rochester. Please RSVP if you can help.
joanne liberatore iuppa-hayden
Knoxville, TN USA

Thursday, January 09, 2003 at 22:15:17 (CST)

Much needed site. My nonna came from Ripabottoni, provincia di Campobasso, Surname of Parente.
Ripa was hit very hard by the earthquakes of the past two months. Check out the website www.ripamici.it/
Bill Volpentest
Mountlake Terrace, WA USA

Thursday, January 09, 2003 at 18:49:17 (CST)

Hello,
Is there anyone out there that knows of Miriam, Gabrielle and Beatrice. They came to England for a while and since returning to Italy I have lost their address.
I have recieved a postcard from them stamped Villa Rosa.
Nicola Harlow
Nottingham, England

Thursday, January 09, 2003 at 12:14:06 (CST)

I am attempting to trace my roots, perhaps I can be assisted. My Great Grandfather Antonio Firmani came from Ortona a Mare. He and his two brothers Peitro and Tommaso initially travelled to USA then on to Cape Town South Africa.
I am trying to establish contact with any one from Ortona or connected to Firmani Family in Italy to assist me.
Any help will be appreciated.
Duane Firmani
Cape Town, Western Cape Republic of South Africa

Thursday, January 09, 2003 at 11:16:08 (CST)

Hello, My name is Lorena Bardati DeLuca - from Hamilton, Ontario. My father, Berardino Bardati came from Antrodocco, Italy in 1926. Any relatives out there. My grandmother's name was Francesca Stocchi. Thanks. Hope to hear from someone.
Lorraine Bardati DeLuca
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Thursday, January 09, 2003 at 08:18:14 (CST)

Hi Italian-American friends, I am an Italian American, writer and researcher on alternative medicine. Presently in Italy to promote a book I published in English with rights in Italian language. It is called CONVIVERE CON L'AURA,Interpretazione dell'AURA Sciamanica Tibetana....Life With Aura...Tibetan Shaman Interpretation of the Aura. If anyone is interested because they are just dying to know about the AURA in both languages and I will send them info and we would be happy to even sell you a book. And offer a free Quick, snap AURA reading with the purchase. Happy and Serene New Year. May your AURA glow and continue to expand
Pattie Pellicciotti
Milan-NewYork, Lombardia-NY Italy-USA

Thursday, January 09, 2003 at 08:07:45 (CST)

Dear Friends, You graciously located for me information on my paternal grandfather for the pur pose of my applying for Italian citizenship without losing that of USA.
I have two problems, maybe you can assist me in locating the right ear to twik or the proper underscore of a law that can help me out of this difficulty.
1. The US immigration dept is very slow in providing me with the proof they need here in Italy that he went to the USA. They ask me for proof he did not renounce his citizenship of iTaly prior to the birth of my father. But the problem is that he never did it so the document when it arrives will not address renouncing or not. There is no law in USA that when you automatically because of time residing in USA that you are required to renounce your former citizenship especially with countries in which there was an accord. And in fact, Mother Cabrini in the early 1900’s fought for the Italian immigrants to maintain their dual status. The law has been in effect as such and has not changed. In fact, my grandfather was immigrated in the early 1900’s. Is there anyother way that this can be handled to get to the point that the beaurocrats want??
2. They have told me that there are two types of application, one that you apply through the prefettura and the other through the citizenship office of the city you live in. The former thay say I must renounce my USA citizenship, the other they say is dual. Is that true? And if so, how can I get what I need without renouncing.
3. The citizenship office tells me if I take that route, the fact that my grandfather was PELLICCIOTTA in Italy and in USA became (we do not know how) known as PELLICCIOTTI and all family legal papers show this, that they will not in any case honor the documents because it can be false. Which is absurd because all the other information corresponds with dates, ancestors, parents, children, etc. Yet the prefutura route they tell me it is all self-certified and they will accept this as so. But I must renounce USA. Seems absurd.
Is there another way around all of this????

I thank you all so very much for your assistance in advance.
Respectfully,
Patricia Pellicciotti
Milan-N.Y., Lombardia USA-Italy

Wednesday, January 08, 2003 at 19:06:40 (CST)

My grandmother Anna Perrotta came from Larino, Italy. I would like to find her relatives. Please write, she would be sbout 100 yrs. old now. thank you. Georgeann Pizzo
georgeann pizzo
bllue bell, pa usa

Wednesday, January 08, 2003 at 17:00:20 (CST)

Grandfather Riziero Liberatore (1886 b.Celano IT-1936 d Rochester NY), grandmother Concetta (nee Stornelli??) 1888-1953 and Aunt Caterina Liberatore Ciccarelli, Uncle Riziero Ciccarelli, Aunt Santina (Sara) Liberatore Catalani, and Uncle Riggiero Catalani all emigrated from Italy to Rochester NY in early 1900's..... need to know more about their relatives and possibilities of visiting in Celano IT June 2003. I am 60 years old and father was Lorenzo Colombo Liberatore born in 1913 in Rochester. Please RSVP if you can help.
joanne liberatore iuppa-hayden
knoxville, TN USA

Tuesday, January 07, 2003 at 02:38:52 (CST)

My name is Giuseppe Caporrella,I was born in Mozzagrogna (Chieti). Now I live in Australia. My ancestors are from Iconicella, Lanciano. I would like to hear from the Caporrella and Caporella whose origins are from Lanciano (Abruzzo)
Also I'm very keen to hear from the Di Giuseppantonio.
Thank you very much Abruzzo Guestbook
Joe Caporrella
Australia

Monday, January 06, 2003 at 18:45:40 (CST)

I like very much the page you created.
I´m from Uruguay and I would like to get in touch with someone with my lastname MAUCIONE
See you
Carlo Maucione
Montevideo, Montevideo Uruguay

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Looking for Rel. in Santa Eufemia Majello. My grandfather was Amato Palmieri, moved to Australia, had five children, Julia, Vera, Angelo buried in Italy my father Antonia. and Camillo buried in Italy.
thanks
Angelina Giobbi
Queensland, Queensland AAustralia

Sunday, January 05, 2003 at 19:34:52 (CST)

I am looking for someone with the last name Diodati. My grandfather came here to the states on or around 1908. The ship he came on was called the Moltka. He departed from Naples,Campania. If he had family or some one who might know somethig of him. He lived in Springfield Mass,to sons. I am his grand daughter. Thank You.
Dolores Diodati Peletier
Greenfield, Mass U.S.A.

Sunday, January 05, 2003 at 13:00:49 (CST)

Antonio DiNino lived in Corfinio,L Aquila and married Maria Di Clemente from Roccacasale 7 Children: Rizier (Chicago, Illinois USA), Anna (Sorci, Roma) Domenica aka Fragoletta (Ciaralli), Concettina (Salvatore Ranelli, Celano & Saint Paul, Minnesota USA) Lina Di Nino, Corfinio, Elsa (Vincenzo Fallavollita) Corfinio, Mario: Salerno Elsa lives in Corfinio, Lina is dead and Mario is in Salerno. Their mother was Carmela Guzza.
These are my relatives. Antonio is buried in the Corfinio cemetery. Nonna Concettina was married in the Chiesa San Pellino at age 18 and went to America.
Nonno Salvatore had 17 brothers and sisters from Celano. He was the son of Giovanni Ranelli and Lucia Trotta Their children: Onofrio, Agnese, Lucia, Palmina, Vincenzo, Domenico, Giovanni, Carmenuccio, Maria married Ciutti, daughter Antonina Ciutti, son Gabriele; Domenica, Guerrino married Giuseppina Muccio Children Marisa married Elvio Marziale daughter Valeria who married Mario ?; Giovanna, Elvira, Crocifissa, Riccardo married Sofia Mastrozci, Salvatore married Concettina Di Nino, Nicolina, Luisetta.
Would appreciate any e-mail addresses to get info.
Donna Ranelli Gregory
Saint Paul, Minnesota USA

Sunday, January 05, 2003 at 12:44:18 (CST)

Looking for Carrea/DiNardo families from Colledimezzo, Chieti. My grandmother (Gilda) left sisters( Olivia and Theresa) and a brother (Arturo, now living in South America) behind. Anyone with info please come forward. My heart aches.
janet bianchini
cherry hill, nj

Sunday, January 05, 2003 at 10:41:50 (CST)

Hello,
I am trying to get more information for my family tree and I thought that I might post this message.
I am looking for D'Angelo, Perseo, Disipio and Liberatore from Pretoro - Provincia di Chieti.
It seems that the Liberatore name is not very common in Pretoro, but it has roots to the region, including Pescara and L'Aquila as does D'Angelo
Please contact me for further information in the hopes that we can find our heritage together and who knows, we might be related somewhere along the line. Thanks,
Nick D'Angelo
Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Saturday, January 04, 2003 at 14:41:04 (CST)

Happy New Year to all!
Trying to find any Antenucci's from Cupello. I don't care if they are still in Cupello or elsewhere around the world.
Also any info on websites for any people in Cupello(how to contact) would be appreciated.
Chris Antenucci
Alexandria, Virginia USA

Friday, January 03, 2003 at 21:10:26 (CST)

i am just starting my family tree. my family on the centofanti side is from sulmona,aquila and introdaquia? i have many centofanti relatives in the area and lotterio's. i only started 2 days ago 1/2/03 i wll post the names of my grate grand parents asap! if anyone can help, let me know, thank you!!
alex lotterio / centofanti
niagara falls. new york usa

Friday, January 03, 2003 at 18:26:09 (CST)

Hi great website I hope this works for me. im looking for someone that knows my relitives in Brittoli Prov. of pescara my dad was salvatore his dad antonio , maria (disano) his mom thanks
Antonio DiPersio
Tewksbury, ma USA

Friday, January 03, 2003 at 17:12:01 (CST)

Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year from Cappadocia.
cappadocia
Cappadocia (L'Aquila), Italy Abruzzo

Friday, January 03, 2003 at 16:27:48 (CST)

People from Castelfrentano please kontakt me. I need your help to find my father Giancristoforo Franco. He live in castelfrentano - chieti. I looking for any info about him.I never saw him. I`m 25 years old, I have a husband and a two sons. It`s by funny to find him.
Phone +46 8 7716236
Komowska Giulietta
stockholm, sweden

Friday, January 03, 2003 at 13:17:50 (CST)

I am trying to find any information about Generosa or Federico Giancola from Aquila, Molina Aterno, Castelvecchio Subequo. Generosa immigrated in 1901 & Federico in 1903 at the ages of 22 & 23 years. I would like to know their mother and fathers names. One document that we have mentions an Anna Felice Di Berardino. (mother?) I would appreciate any information. Thanks, Cheryl chermark at msn.com
Cheryl Giancola Gajdos

Friday, January 03, 2003 at 11:15:15 (CST)

My grandfather, Agostino Pellegrini, came from Opi, in 1929 along with my mother, Sofia Pellegrini and settled in Hamilton, Ontario. Are there any relatives out there? Would love to hear from you.
Lorraine DeLuca
Hamilton, Ontario Canada

Friday, January 03, 2003 at 02:50:27 (CST)

I am the granddaughter of Paul Petitta of Abruzzi. He came to this country in the late 1920's, I belive. He married Anna Yolanda DeMassimo and they resided in Cleveland, Ohio. They had one son, Lorenzo Fausto Petitta. I am his daughter. Looking to find Petitta family relatives to visit on an upcoming trip to Italy (August 2003)
Lynn Cornejo
Calif USA

Thursday, January 02, 2003 at 10:44:58 (CST)

I am trying to locate information on my mothers family. Her mothers name ( my grandmother) was Marie Gusseppe Bontempi and came from Civitaluparella, province of Chieti. I would appreciate any information anyone may have.
Thank you.
Anthony Nuccitelli
Cleveland, Ohio United States

Thursday, January 02, 2003 at 10:25:56 (CST)

Hola, soy hijo de Torchetti, Pascual, vivo en Argentina. Mi madre aún vive. estoy buscando los orignes del apellido. Lo he localizado hasta el año 1587. Su origen es Ofena. Saludos para todos de un Italiano, que esta lejos.
Feliz año 2003 -2.1.2003
jose mario torchetti
hurlingham, Provincia de Buenos Aires Argentina

Thursday, January 02, 2003 at 08:40:51 (CST)

auguri e felice 2003 a tutti
luntseling antonio
vizille, france

Thursday, January 02, 2003 at 06:42:07 (CST)

I was born in Castaglione a casauria Prov. Pescara Abruzzo in 1946.I left for Australia with my parants in 1951.I have been back in Italy five time in the last twenty years.
Reading this guestbook makes me feel still I am part of Italy.
Other should be encourange to use the Guestbook and we travellers from little Castaglione a casuaria may find each other in this big world.
Domenicantonio Varrasso
Kew, Victoria Australia

Wednesday, January 01, 2003 at 20:25:20 (CST)

I am coming to Celano,Abruzzo in June 2003. I am trying to find living relatives in the Celano area. My grandfather, Rosario Liberatore, now deceased, left Celano in 1907 to emigrate to the US.
His wife's name was Concetta.
Two daughters born about 1903, 1904 were named Santina and Katerina.
He returned to Italy and brought my grandmother and his 2 children to the US early in 1913. My father, Lorenzo, was born in Rochester, New York in 1913.
Can anyone tell me how to go about finding my living relatives in Abruzzo?
Thank you.
Loretta Liberatore Bunn
Clearwater, Florida USA

Wednesday, January 01, 2003 at 17:31:50 (CST)

Hello, my name is Nicole Pantalone. My grandfather Is Carl Pantalone. He lived in Italy for 20 years. I want to know more about the city he was from and if I have any other relatives in Italy?
Thank you
Nicole Pantalone
Ravenna, Ohio United States

Wednesday, January 01, 2003 at 12:43:19 (CST)

My grandfather Carlo Pezzopane emigrated to the USA from Onna in 1907 and was followed in 1908 by my grandmother, Marianna Graziani Pezzopane, my father Alessandro and his brother Carlo Jr. I would like to learn more about other Pezzopanes that emigrated from Onna in the early 1900s and any possible relatives I might have still living in that area.
gary pezzopane
newark, ohio usa

Wednesday, January 01, 2003 at 15:20:14 (CST)

tanti auguri a tutti gli italiani nel mondo e che l'anno nuovo possa portare tanta pace e prosperita per l'umanita intera. Patrick Di Francescco,Syracuse,N.Y.
patrick di francesco
new york state USA