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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at 22:44:11 (CDT)

Hello to all Pacentro friends and family. My mother Esther Dora Del Russo was born in Pacentro and came to the USA when she was 14 years old she has shared wonderful stories of her childhood there. I hope to travel back to her home town one day. If anyone reading this is a Del Russo or a Mancini (my Grandmother's maiden name)I'd love to hear from you. Maybe we can conect our families? God Bless, Diana Del Russo.
Diana Del Russo - Varner
Redlands, Ca USA

Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at 21:42:47 (CDT)

Di Sarro, di Sarro, Sarro,Nardacchione, Niro, Petardi, Mitri,Savastano, Gramegna, Pezaroli, Teresengela, d'Uva, Zacobelli, Iammatteo. Marcia Witt 7991 West Lake Drive West Palm Beach, Fla 33406 USA
Marcia Witt
West Palm Beach, Florida USA

Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at 05:01:00 (CDT)

Looking for the name Giardini. Domenico Giardini Born 1860 married with Lucia Bianchi im L'aquila.
Inês Schranz-Jardim
Nidau, Bern Switerland

Sunday, April 27, 2003 at 21:08:25 (CDT)

Looking to hear from anyone from Fossa, possibly related to Lazzaro and/or Lazzaro-Caraderelli,
Nancy Lazzaro DeAmbroggi
New Stanton, , Pennsylvania USA

Thursday, April 24, 2003 at 09:02:12 (CDT)

complimenti per il sito sono l'artista cascella che ha ottenuto ad urbino un kolossal presepe per la manifestazione del natale 6 metri di altezza 5 metri di larghezza e profondità con costruzione artigianata a mano tutto pietra e legno sughero grande cascate con pastori di grande fatturato di stile antico. Il mio sito: maestrocascella.com
giuseppe cascella
nocera inferiore, italia maestro cascella

Thursday, April 24, 2003 at 03:08:54 (CDT)

Ciao a tutti paesani!!
I was born and grew up in Zurich, but I come from Catignano, Pescara and I get there once or even twice a year... my grandfather was alfredo felzani and he was called "dopo dopo" (later later)... when someone said to him "do this or do that" he just said "yes, i'll do it later" .... so my father, alfonso, is dopo dopo's son... and when I get to Catignano they call me the son of dopo dopo's alfonso... :o)
CIAO A TUTTI!!!!
Gianluca Felzani
Zurich, Switzerland

Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at 15:04:31 (CDT)

My father-in-law's grandparents (Michelangelo Caprara and Clara Angelucci) came from Lama dei Peligni and Fonterossi. Grandpa's house was blown up by the Germans because it blocked their view of the road into the town. Grandma's house is still standing. It has a wrought iron balcony and a fig tree in the back yard.
I am eternally in the debt of Tonino Caprara (via Monastario) for telling me about how life was under the Krauts, and how Indian troops liberated the people.
Any information you can provide about the years before World War II, during World War II, about Michelangelo Caprara, or Clara Angelucci or their parents is greatly appreciated. Parlo un pochino d'Italiano.
Oskar Back
Denver, Colorado USA

Monday, April 21, 2003 at 12:25:26 (CDT)

My family originates from Casentino. Most of my aunts, uncles, cousins have emigrated to US, specifically New York metropolitan area. Our family tree has been traced back to the 1790s.
John Di Natale
Cortlandt Manor, New York USA

Monday, April 21, 2003 at 00:23:02 (CDT)

Hello All!
Looking for connections to my ancestors:
Gaetano BACCARI from Bonefro, Campobasso married Francesca BUONSIGNORE from Macchia Valfortore, Campobasso in 1874.
Are there any Baccari still in Bonefro or Buonsignore in Macchia Valfortore? Please write back! Thanks!
Lonna
New Jersey USA

Sunday, April 20, 2003 at 22:43:44 (CDT)

Favor quisiera tener informacion sobre la familia Ferruzzo o Ferruzo de la region de Abruzzo ( A'quila,Chieti,Teramo,etc,).
Muchas gracias.
Adolfo Ferruzo Kloss
Miraflores, Lima Peru

Sunday, April 20, 2003 at 13:58:48 (CDT)

What a wonderful web site. My family names are: on my father's side from PIZZONE (now part of the Abbruzzo National Park) Mancini, Sammartino, Santucci, diChristafano; on my mother's side from Agnone (now in Molise) Orlando, Carosella, dePasquale. I will be back in Italy in the late fall 2003
Vincent Mancini
Key West, Florida USA

Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 06:34:44 (CDT)

I am looking for information on the dibattista family of my grandfather santino who imagrated to america when he was 12 years old from chieti. I believe he had a brother george who also imagrated to america . please help with any imformation on the family of santino dibattisa .
sandra battista
glenolden, pa. u.s.a.

Friday, April 18, 2003 at 20:38:38 (CDT)

I enjoyed the site and hope you look at my web site
www.ilpostinocanada.com, our local italian, canadian french news paper. Let me know what you think. Saluti a tutti!
Angelo Filoso
Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Thursday, April 17, 2003 at 15:47:30 (CDT)

My Grandparents immigrated from Barisciano. My Grandfather's name was Achille and my Grandmother's maiden name was Sidoni. Interested in the family history.
Ron Strussion
Reynoldsburg, Ohio USA

Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at 22:20:22 (CDT)

I have just within the last month reached out to over 100 relatives. Please, anyone having info on the D'anniballe or D'Annibale name email me at the above address. We will have our website up hopefully with the next month. We have numerous relatives in Steubenville, Ohio, but I have found wonderful people that have responded from Colorado/USA to Spoltore and Pescara/Italy
Thank you,
E.J. (Elizabeth D'Anniballe) LoPresti
Naples, Florida USA

Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at 21:34:22 (CDT)

buon giorno: I am planning a trip to the beautiful Abruzzo region,with my wife and three small chrildren.My name is Dorindo DiMartino.All my grandparents were from around Pescara.If there are any DiMartino's out there please contact me.grazie
Dorindo DiMartino
island pond, vermont usa

Monday, April 14, 2003 at 21:06:24 (CDT)

I am trying to get information on my grandfather Raffaele De Simone d.o.b 1868 from Fara San Martino was told by my mother he served in Italian army(cavalry)no date, at that time i belive it was compulsory at age 18,emigrated to United States don`t know when but before 1897 thats when my mother was born,would like to know if he had any brothers or sisters or relatives that may still live in the area.Also any information on his parents,and if possible to get a address to send for a picture of the town he came from.Any information will be much appreciated.
Ralph Masino
Pa. U.S.A.

Friday, April 11, 2003 at 18:13:03 (CDT)

Hola. Mi nombre es Daniel Agosta Roccamante. Mis abuelos son Camilo Roccamante y Filomena Mennilli, ambos de Francavilla al Mare. Emigraron a Argentina a fines de la segunda guerra mundial. Deseo contactarme con familiares de mis abuelos. Muchas Gracias.
e-mail daniel.agosta at marpacifico.com
Daniel Agosta Roccamante
San Rafael, Mendoza Argentina

Friday, April 11, 2003 at 15:39:09 (CDT)

Looking for information on The Guidotti name from Ortona
N Guidotti
Miami, Florida USA

Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 01:03:43 (CDT)

I am trying to research my mother's maiden name of Claudio. Her full name is Juanita Claudio-Smith. Obvioulsy, my father was a Smith but I am only interested in my mother's maiden name. My mother was born in Mexico and I grew up in a town called San Benito, Texas. I believe our family is the only family named Claudio. Is the name Claudio Spanish or Italian? Both would make sense but since there are so few people with the last name of Claudio I want to be sure. Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you,
Nancy J. Smith-Funk
Palatine, Illinois United States

Wednesday, April 09, 2003 at 21:01:59 (CDT)

Il mio nome è Desiati Alberto Luis sono nipote di Nicola Desiati che mi piacerebbe sapere se famiglia esiste in Gissi, io questo un che non, ma dubito che è vero.
Da grazie già per qualsiasi informazioni.
Nicola Desiati da Giovanni e da Gaspari Angela Filomena, nato dell anno mille ottocento-ottantotto , giorno trenta del mese di gennaio in Gissi provincia di Chieti.
Si sposato con Luisa Santilli il cui ultimo nome materno è Spaccini
Luis Alberto Desiati (e)
Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires Argentina

Tuesday, April 08, 2003 at 23:39:03 (CDT)

anybody familiar with pasquales from rapino please write me ... ciao a tutti
c. pasquale
nj usa

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Michelangelo Iacoviello & Rafaella Iacoviello, mother and father of Mary, Michael, Anthony, and Phillis.
Grandparents of Nicola Iacoviello who now lives in Houston Texas. Son of Michael (Black Mike) Iacoviello, who resided in the North End of Boston. I now live in texas and know my grandparents where from Campobasso
I love and miss my father Michael (born 1919 in Boston MA.) I hope to find relatives so my son Michael will someday get to know his family and perhaps visit Italy with me, in the future to see his history and pay respect to his family's honor and memory of their home town.
Nicola Iacoviello
Houston, Texas U.S.A.

Monday, April 07, 2003 at 21:43:59 (CDT)

I had visited Ovindoli in 1978. My family, Ettore D'Onofrio, let Ovindoli in the early 1920's. He came to San Francisco, California and settled there. I met his newphew, Giovanni on my visit. Also his sister, Ida. Any information on my family in Ovindoli would be greatly appreciated.
Gary Jack D'Onofrio
Auburn, California USA

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I am trying to find ancestors with the last name Ippoliti .My grandfather was abruzzi and I know there are many relatives in this region. His name was Christopher and one brother was Americo.
T Ippoliti
NJ Usa

Sunday, April 06, 2003 at 22:23:56 (CDT)

I submitted a query under the research for the town of Gagliano Aterno Surnames, under the province of L'Aquila
I just reviewed it and it has my old e-mail address. Is it possible to change it to the one entered above, which is the current one.
Also are these queries sent to the respective towns or sources for reply?
I appreciate your comments. Thanks. I truly enjoy surfing abruzzo2000 especially the Aquila-Pescara areas
Miriam Olivieri
hamilton , ontario canada L8T 1K5

Sunday, April 06, 2003 at 21:36:44 (CDT)

I'm researching the surname Schino; Giuseppe/Joseph Schino from either the Abruzzo or Puglia regions. I've checked the Cognomi page and there are plenty of names I'm not sure where he's from exactly. Maybe someone can help me.
Briana
Shamong, NJ USA

Sunday, April 06, 2003 at 20:38:14 (CDT)

I'm looking for ancestors from Pescara. My paternal grandfather's name was Emillio Gargano (deceased) and he was from the Pescara area. Any information would be appreciated.
Debra Gargano
Weymouth, ma USA

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God Bless America!!
Dean W. Wegner
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin United States

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I am looking for any kind of information about, Casoli, Italy.
Betty

Tuesday, April 01, 2003 at 14:17:01 (CST)

I invite all Abruzzese ppl in the world to visit our site
www.iperabruzzo.com. Writed in italian language. Ciao !!
Giuseppe
Avezzano, Italy