MARCH 2003 Guestbook

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Saturday, March 29, 2003 at 16:33:10 (CST)

Hi - although I have no Italian connections, living in Scotland you're always aware of the number of Italian people settled here; this is a fascinating web site and a great community - congratulations!
Margaret MacGillivray
Helensburgh, Argyll Scotland

Saturday, March 29, 2003 at 20:56:22 (CST)

Looking for any DiDonato/DiRocco/ Mazzaferra/Scurci connections from Manopello around 1800-1880. Please reply with information. Grazie
Robert DiDonato
Pittsburgh, PA

Monday, March 31, 2003 at 11:55:57 (CST)

Very interesting site.
John F. D'Arcangelo

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Looking for great grandfather Francesco PRIMIANO and great grandmother Anna ZAMPINI and great great grandfather Gaetano PRIMIANO and great great grandmother Ablonia PETRONE. Born in Montagano in the 1800s.
Susan Auld

Friday, March 28, 2003 at 06:07:53 (CST)

I am looking for information about Aurelio Cianfarani, b. 1851 in Balserano, and his two sons, Aurelio Jr., b. 1874, and ?Phillip, b. 1876. I am confused because I remember hearing only about one of them, Aurelio Jr., from my mother-in-law. Her father came to the US in 1882, according to census records, and lived a time in Chicago. He was a tailor and a musician, but I may be confused about two. Her father took the name "Philip Farren" and lived most of his life in Columbia City, Indiana, where he is buried. I took the birth/death dates from cemetary information posted on the internet. The website that Marina Troiani has created has photographs of her Cianfarani family, one of whom could be a twin to the son of Phillip, who was Joseph Farren, another musician. My mother-in-law never knew where her father received musical training.
He was in the Army band during the Spanish American War, and later founded a high-school band and was it's director for many years. The website is at: http://web.tiscali.it/troianifamily/ By clicking on the photo in the center, a group of photos appear on the next page. The one at the top, left, is remarkable resenblance to the son, Joseph. If anyone has information to share, I would love to know more.
Florida US

Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 23:17:28 (CST)

My mum and dad were born in Scerni and Colle Marrollo respectively and migrated to Western Australia. I have visited their towns four times now and am fascinated with how they lived and the wonderful people from those towns.
Susy Pellegrini
Perth, Western Australia Australia

Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at 20:45:29 (CST)

Looking for relatives of
CARMINE BRACCIALE of Francovilla, Chieti
JULIA PAOLUCCI of Ortona, Chieti

My great-grandparents arrived in Philadelphia ,Pa about 1905-1915 and lived in Wind Gap,Pa., and Roseta,Pa..Also, can someone please explain the Argentina connection for so many Italians from Chieti?
Thank You
Carla Cangelosi-Uribe
Carla Cangelosi-Uribe
Coopersburg, Pa USA

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I am looking for relative with the last name of Butticci. Please email me at tennishppy at hotmail-dot-com - thank you!
Stephanie Butticci
San Diego, CA USA

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Would like to place the name De Simone on the index for Fossacesia. Looking up relatives for a friend. The friend is Abbot Ronald Rossi. His mothers name was De Simone. Thanks much-jbg
Jack Ginder
Philadelphia, Pa. USA

Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at 23:54:34 (CST)

I am looking for any information on my families ancestors. The last name is DeNapoli. My great grandfather came to America in 1905 from Coseuza. I have not been able to locate any information on my ancestors prior to him coming to the United States. If anyone has any information I would grealty appreciate it. Or if there are any of my relatives out there looking to start a research book plese contact me. My Great Grandfathers name was Guiseppe Julio DeNapoli and my Great Grandmothers name was Maria Guiseppa Cardone.
Victor Carl DeNapoli
Olmsted Falls, Ohio USA

Sunday, March 23, 2003 at 22:13:37 (CST)

I am going to Abruzzo on March 26th 2003. My ancestors are Delmonaco's ( Our family's spelling was Delmonico, after ancestor's came through Ellis Island) from Scontrone. They are also related to the Scalzitti's from the same region. Anyone in Abruzzo that can help when I visit? I will be in the Rome/Abruzzo region for only one week. This is a terrific site and thanks to all who have contributed!
Therese Delmonico Ness

Sunday, March 23, 2003 at 20:40:57 (CST)

I was searching on the net in regards to topics for my history project, it was then that I stubbled on this site. It is very interesting to see different links, people and places from my heritage. Great job to all those who contributed! If anyone knows of any information regarding my Italian history please feel free to email me. My great great grandfather is Antonio Di Clemente, my nonna's maden name is Rosalia Rosati. My father's cousin is Salvana Di Clemente. I actually visited to Roccamorice in 2000. I stayed with Salvana who owns the clothing store there. I am most greatful to those who contributed to this site. Thank-you
Theresa Di Clemente
Cambridge, Ontario Canada

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I am looking for Luigi Cicci in San Stefano. He emigrated to Corning, NY. I have his decesndants, but I'm looking for his ancestors.

Any direction will be appreciated.
Gene Kocis
Corning, NY USA

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Sono brasiliana, discendente di immigranti italiani. Ricerco aiuta di personi generosi che potere aiutare me trovare nella Comune di Vasto-Chieti, documenti della antenata:

FANGELLA MARINA, nato 27/05/1894, figlia di: FANGELLA GERARDO e FRANCESCO FILOMENA. Ringrazio per tutti aiuta e colaborazione. Distinti saluti per tutti! Joseane.
São Paulo, SP Brasile

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Un caloroso saluto a tutti gli emigrati abruzzesi... in particolare ai lancianesi come me
mi piacerebbe comunicare con qualcuno di voi, sono affascinato dalle vostre esperienze
Lanciano, Italia

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Hi - I have much family living in Ripa Teatina, Chieti, Italia. My mother was born and raised there, and now she lives in England with my father. I was born in England and lived there until the age of 22 when I married an American GI and moved to the States.

Just trying to get in touch with my family in Ripa Teatina -- hopefully someone will know the DiMartino family...there are many of them still in the Abbruzzi region.

Thanks and ciao.

Marilyn Doyle
Walforf, Maryland USA

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Hello Tonino Faiella

I wanted to just say hello to you... My Father is Fabiano Faiella from Prezza. I just today found the Abruzzo website. My father and his brother Victor who lives in Canada went back to Prezza a few years ago. They said
the people still remembered them as they walked down the street. There are not many Faiella's around, it was nice to see my family name.. brought a smile to my face. Are there any more around? Is my father's or uncle's
name known by you or your familia !!?

Love and God bless

Nancy (Faiella) Bunting
Nancy Faiella
brockton, ma usa

Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 09:17:58 (CST)

Un saluto a tutti i parenti del bellissimo Abruzzo! Ci vediamo presto! Andrew, from New York City!
Andrew Mucci
New York, U.S.A

Sunday, March 16, 2003 at 12:21:01 (CST)

Quinzio, Sabatina and Trubiano, MariaGrazia,were married, probably from Penne, and Abruzzo areas, arrived in 1903 and 4, or 1904 and 5 in Wakefield, Massachusetts. I am ressearching this name and can not seem to find Quinzio or DiQuinzio. Can anyone help me find the area they could have come from.? Their daughter, Algisa, was my mother in law. Thank you.
Joan M Lee
Ocala, Florida USA

Saturday, March 15, 2003 at 19:39:22 (CST)

I will be visiting the two towns of Collanella and Martinsicuro this June. This is a wonderful website.
Patricia Bastianelli
West Point, NY USA

Saturday, March 15, 2003 at 09:35:24 (CST)

Looking for information and family of my grandparents, Luigi D'Angelo and Camille whose maiden name was Liberascioli. They came to the United States in 1907.
Joe DiAngelo
Phila, Pa USA

Thursday, March 13, 2003 at 19:00:45 (CST)

My grandparents were born on Torre del Passeri in the late 1800s. Their names are Pasquale Pompeo & Carmela Montopolli. I am looking for any information on them that I can find.
Thank you.
Ralph Pompeo
Braintree, MA United States

Thursday, March 13, 2003 at 17:59:52 (CST)

Searching for descendants of the Paolini, Iansante, Mirabilio, and Canto families from Vallemare di Cepagatti in provincia di Pescara. My grandfather, Fazio Paolini, immigrated to New York around 1896, and his brother Sabatino, followed soon after. Their wives and other family members arrived in New York after 1897. Please email me if you are related to these families from Cepagatti. Thank you.
Linda Gauthier
Montreal, Canada

Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at 02:49:07 (CST)

would apreciate any correspondence re D'Ovidio / Montagliani families inparticularily marriage of antonio and Quintina in 1955/1956 before immigrating to canadain fall of 58.

Also sir names bevilaqua and delasandro the other maiden names as well as Ciaccia all relatives including Carusi, and Rammunno.

Grazie Vincenzo R. D'Ovidio
Born Celano July 08 1956
Vincenzo D'Ovidio
Vancouver, B.C. Canada

Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at 16:32:21 (CST)

I am researching the names of Pallozzi and Marinucci from Sulmona.

Marilyn Hight
Florida USa

March 11, 2003 at 15:01:02 (CST)

Ciao tutti. We just got back visiting our family in Roseto Degli Abruzzi, which in my opinion is the most beautiful part of Italy. My family lives in both Montorio al Vomano and Montepagano which is a smaller village within Roseto. During this time, we took a road trip from the north of Italy(Rimini, FLorence, Bologna, Milano,Sienna) to the south(Roma, Napoli and Amalfi). The entire country is gorgeous, great food, spectacular history and amazing women (wow!!) but Abruzzo definitely tops them all. Gorgeous beach, bars and clubs. Abruzzo....we miss you. Salute da Toronto. Ciao.
Christien Veroni
Toronto, Ontario

March 10, 2003 at 12:13:43 (CST)

Mi abuelo nacio en Guilmi, y vino a Argentina cuando tenia 15 años. Fallecio cuando yo era muy pequeña, y me gustaria saber si hay familiares alli. Me gustaria mucho cartearme con ellos.
Mi grandfather was born in Guilmi, but he came to Argentina when he was 15. He died when I was little, so I do not have info about family roots. I would like to find any relatives who might live there!
Marcela Tracchia
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Sunday, March 09, 2003 at 17:19:33 (CST)

Favoloso! Thanks for a great website.
Camille D'Antonio
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Sunday, March 09, 2003 at 14:01:59 (CST)

I cant find any info on my family Ciccotelli
Merideth, NH

Thursday, March 06, 2003 at 20:06:52 (CST)

eu gostaria de saber origens da minha familia
meus bisavós são e Roccaspinalveti - Achile grimaldi e Vicenza Croci
sbo, sp brasil

Thursday, March 06, 2003 at 19:18:57 (CST)


I was born in Brasil , but my grangrandparents and grandparents , are all from ABRUZZO , PETTORANO SUL GIZIO , SULMONA . I´ll give some informations about my family in this region .

grangrandparents: ANGELO ANTONIO CICONE
birth: no informations
death: 05/09/1.931
birth: no informations

grandparents : GIUSEPPE CICONE
birth: 14/08/1.889
death: 18/06/1.972 (in Brasil)
birth: 30/03/1.893
death: 02/10/1.952

Someone who knows anything about my family , contact me.

(KS) 011 4746 2176
(FAX)011 4746 2594
E-Mail : h.cicone at uol.com.br
End : Rua Dr. Prudente de Moraes , 567
CEP: 08613-000

March 05, 2003 at 21:28:50 (CST)

I would like to hear from anyone outside of Ontario that originated from Boiano, specifically the last names of Paiano, Marzilli, Malatesta, Pulsone, & Rico. But even if these names just sound familiar to you, pleae contact me and let me know how. This website is quite interesting to see how the people of our small home towns spread around the world. Hope to hear from you all soon.
Giulio Paiano
Hamilton, Ontario Canada

Monday, March 03, 2003 at 22:30:54 (CST)

I am looking into my fathers family history. More so my grandparents family history and my husband and i are planning on a visit in early 2004. The two family names I am looking for are DeAmicis (Castel Castagna, Teramo, Abruzzo) and DeProphetis (Castelli, Teramo, Abruzzo). If anyone has ANY information on either names I would really appreciate the help.
AnnMarie Deprophetis
Edmonton, Alberta Canada

Sunday, March 02, 2003 at 18:00:36 (CST)

Would like to hear from any LaCivita friends or relatives in the Sulmona area Thanks!!
Rick LaCivita

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