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If anyone has any information on the D'Orazio family that lived in Salle, Italia, i would greatly like to know. My great grandmother was Maria Gracia D'Orazio and my great grandfather was Vincenzo D'Orazio. They had 3 children My Zio Chesedio, My Nonna Ida, and My Zia Marie. Anyone with any information PLEASE CONTACT ME. Molto Grazie!
La Grasta
Naples, Florida USA

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I am visiting Popoli in search of my family roots, if anyone knows any thing about the surname Esposito origionaly from Popoli please let me know, thanks for your help.
Christopher Esposito
San Francisco, CA USA

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I posted a message a few years ago which now has an incorrect e-mail address. Can I change this original message or do I need to compose a new one? Thanks.
James Libertini
Seaford, Virginia USA

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Originate from Collarmele AQ. My original message from 2000 reflects an e-mail address that has since been changed. I welcome any information that will assist with the completion of my family tree which akes roots in the late 1700.
Anthony Cipriani
Toronto, Ontario Canada

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My family and I are planning to visit Abruzzo in October, to attend a wedding in Civitella Messer Raimondo. My grandparents emigrated from Castiglione Messer Marino (DiStefano, Sciartilli, Iacavone, and Liberatore families). We tried to visit Castiglione MM two years ago, but were unable, due to a snowstorm that made driving difficult on the narrow mountain roads. We hope to have better luck this time. I would appreciate hearing from any possibly related family in Castiglione, or from others who have visited there. Any suggestions, advice, etc, will be much appreciated. Grazie!
Michael DeStefano
Philadelphia, PA USA

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We just returned from a visit to Roccacasale, Italy yesterday.
I am the grandson of Antonia Santilli and Raffael DiGiannantonio married in Roccacasale in November 1900. I would like to know if anyone would have information as to the family members of either the Santilli or DiGiannantonio family from Roccacasale or the L'Aquila area. Thanks for your help.
Mike LaMonica
Colleyville, TX

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Hello, im Vanessa 15years old and iam searching for my dad, all informations that i have are in my homepage. Please take a minute and read it, maybe you can help me! Here is my url: www.freehomepage.de/members/vanessafreier
Vanessa
Germany

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To all DiRisio's out there, I invite you to check my web page
www.bunt.com/~utvols/dirisio.htm
Has some info on other DiRisio's.
Al DiRisio
Germany

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Would love to hear from any DiRisio's out there.
My husbands father Nicholas DiRisio was born in Casalbordino and his mother Theresa Sozio was born in Fairport NY (her mom born in Naples 1900). We are trying to finish filling in a family tree that dates back to the 1800's.
Mary and David DiRisio
Seffner, FL United States

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I would like to hear from anyone who has any memories of my father Dr David Ropschitz who spent several relatively happy months interned at Notaresco during WW2. He was interned because he was a stateless Jew. He was taken to Notaresco from the concentration camp at Ferramonti di Tarsia, near Cosenza, in Calabria. He was returned to the camp after his time at Notaresco. I am working on the manuscript which my father left recounting his times in Ferramonti and Notaresco. As he was a doctor my father treated people in the town and became friends with some of them. He especially mentions a cafe-owner whose daughter had tuberculosis.
manfred ropschitz
Totnes, Devon United Kingdom

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Hello, I'm looking for information on current relatives or ancestors from Raiano with the surnames Cellini, Tiberi, LaSchiazza, Tronca, Gentile, Caruso, LaFratta, DiBiase, and DelBoccio. My family immigrated to Chicago from 1900-1920 or so. My Great-grandparents were Emidio Cellini and wife, Italia Gentile. Emidio had a brother, Raffaele, and a sister, Elisabetta. Emidio's first cousins were Vincenzo and Alesio Cellini (both of their wives were Domenica Tronca, cousins). Emidio's parents were Antonio Cellini and Pelina LaSchiazza. Vincenzo and Alesio's parents were Giosaffatte Cellini and Filomena. Italia's parents were Venanzio Gentile and Maria Valeri. Her siblings were Gessidia (DiBiase), Angelina (Conti), Paolina (Stammitti), Bernardo and Joseph (known as Pepino). On my grandmother's side, her father was Giovanni Tiberi, son of Bernadino Tiberi and Camilla Lozzi. His siblings were Massimo and Assunta (Lucio). Her mother was Beatrice Caruso, daughter of Giuseppe Caruso and Alfonsina LaFratta. Her siblings were Fiore, Clementina (DiBiase), Frank. Half siblings were Alfonsina (Liberatore), Rosina (Lucente), Carmela, and Felix. If anyone thinks they may be related or have any information on my family. Please contact me. Thanks. Nicole
Nicole Cellini
Chicago , Illinois USA

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Looking for information on my great gradfather Domenic Di Vincenzo. He shanged his last name to Vincenzo when he came here. He was born in Italy 1852. His last known residence was Rionero and came to U.S. in 1893 and moved to Ashtabula OHIO. His wife was Nancy Selvester she to was from Italy. Does anyone know of a town hall in Rionero Santicco where I can dig up records on him?
GOOD LUCK TO EVREYONE ON HERE !!! I HOPE EVREYONE FINDS WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR.
Jon Vincenzo
north ridgeville, OHIO United States

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I am looking for any information on my great grandmother and her family. My great grandmother was Louigia Gaviati, born May 12, 1881 in Casale Monferrato (Alexandria, Molise) to Pietro Gaviati and Giuseppina Bottacco. Giuseppina Bottacco was born 1845 in Casale Monferrato and died February 26, 1929. Besides Louigia the only other children I am aware of are Natalina Gaviati and Armando Gaviati. Armando married a Angiolina Gallina.
Louigia Gaviati married Taddeo Faiella from Prezza and immigrated to the USA in 1902, taking their youngest daughter Pia along.
Any information on the Gaviati's or Bottacco would be very helpful.
Thanks so much in advance,
Barbara Klein
Reseda, California USA

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I am hoping to contact by husbands relatives in Abruzzo Region town of Casalbordino. His name is Thomas Zimarino and his father was Angelo Zimarino, born in Casalbordino in 1898. Migrated to US at 16 we think and came with cousins named DiPaulo. We will be visiting Casalbordino on November 9, 2003 for 2 days in hopes of finding relatives.
Victoria Zimarino
USA

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I am looking for any information on a family that lived in Bari by the last name of Losito. i understand that it could have changed when the migrated over to the US. any help would be wonderful. If i remember correctly, my father-in-law family had a olive farm. I know definitly that the family was from Bari.
Laura Losito
Holbrook, New York USA

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My Grandmother was Genoveffa Di Camillo. She was from Collecorvino, Pescara Italy. Her Father was Gaetano Di Camillo and her Mother was Annasveria Rongi. She was born on June 10, 1890 and arrived in the USA via Ellis Island on June 29, 1911. I would love to hear if any of her relatives still live in Collecorvino. Other family names going back are in her linage were DiGiampaolo, Sabatini, Almonte, and D'Amico. Can anyone help me ?
David Cesare Vest
Parker, Colorado USA

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MASCIOLI-MARINELLI, COCULLO, AQUILA:
I am looking for information about my maternal grandparents who came from Cocullo, Aquila, Abruzzi. My grandfather was Vincenzo Dominic Mascioli and he emigrated to America in 1906. My grandmother, Nunziata Marinelli Mascioli, came America in 1913, with their first-born named George. I believe she had one sister who was a Carmelite Nun, and another sister named Antoinette - married to a Caputo and lived in Worcester, Massachusetts when I was a girl. I would like to hear from any other Masciolis or Marinellis, especially in the Florida area.
Marjorie J. Williams
Delray Beach, Florida USA

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i was born in settefrati in 1948 - maiden name is Socci - anyone out there with this name - love to hear from you
Anne
Howard Beach, New York USA

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I am looking for any information on my great grandfather and his family. His name was Taddeo Faiella, He had 2 brothers Aureliano and Nazzareno. One sister Vincenza. Taddeo was from Prezza and had studied law there. His brother Aureliano was a Jesuit Priest at the vatican. Vincenza married a Decilio Previdi. Taddeo and Nazzareno immigrated to New York in 1900/02.
Taddeo Faiella (Fajella ) maried Luigia Gaviati from Prontestura, Casale Monferrato.
Taddeo's parents Angelo Faiella and Constanza Navarrioli
Barbara Klein
Reseda, California USA

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We plan to visit Manoppello in the spring of 2004. My husbands family was born in the area. Following is information that we have been able to compiled. If he has any relatives, we would love to contact. Grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Di Luca, Mrs. Di Luca had children Billy( died of influnza in Penn.) and Assunta, Mrs. Di Luca deceased. Mr.Di Luca married Mrs. Di Carlo (Mr. Di Carlo deceased). The above children would be half brother and sister to my father Antonio Di Luca, born 6/19/1896. He came to America in 1912. My mother Lionora (aka Antonette) Nesta adopted from same area. Went to the Church( Chiesa Di S Nicola.
She was born 6/20/1895 and came to America 1918. She had two sisters Maria and Domasi. Family moved to France, used to correspond with my mother. Thank You for having such a great site.
James Di Luca
Hampton, NH 03842 USA

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Looking for information on Nunziato Antonio Tamburrino who came from Roccaraso, Abruzzo, Italy and Married to Vincenza DiLettuso.
Thanks,
Tricia Janshego
Sandusky, OH USA

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Hi, I would love to track down my family history. Surname PUGLIELLI from Sulmona Abruzzo. I believe this name has already been researched and therefore would appreciate any information forwarded to me.
Sonia
Vic Australia

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Looking for additional information on the Colameco Family.
My grandfather, Giovanni, was born in Villa St. Lucia on November 10, 1897. He had 5 siblings. His mother was Marie Antoinette and his father was Carmen.
judy colameco
Taunton, MA USA

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Ciao!, Sono nato a SAN GIOVANNI LIPIONI (CH) nelle 1953. Cerco da trovare la mia familia: MONACO, GROSSO, CATALANO.
Sono tornato il mese scorso in italia. Ho saputo che una donna cercava la casa dovè e nata. Questa casa e mia. Niente e' cambiato dal 1950. Potete lasciare anche un e-mail se avete informazioni.Grazie.
Monaco Giovanni
Limendous, 64420 France

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Hi, I was born in 1953 in SAN GIOVANNI LIPIONI (CH) ABRUZZO
I search my genealogy about family MONACO, GROSSO, CATALANO. My father buy a house in '50. I returned in SAN GIOVANNI LIPIONI last month. A person from Argentina or USA research the house where she is born. This house is mine and nothing is changed from the years 1950. If you learn this message, write to me. I hope.
Monaco Giovanni
Limendous, 64420 France

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Hi,

Does anyone who is reading this have any information on the family name of "COLLINI". They are from Silvi Marina.
carolyn collini
Vineland, Canada

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Hola a todos! agradecería que me puedan ayudar a encontrar a familiares u conocidos que me puedan informar sobre el lugar de nacimiento de mi bisabuelo Carlos Vaccarelli, el llegó a estas tierras patagónicas alrededor de 1910, conoció a mi bisabuela llamada Maria Rosa Cheuquemán (aborigen tehuelche) con ella tuvo 5 hijos cuatro mujeres y el último - único hijo varón (mi abuelo) que nació en 1922, dado que mi bisabuelo falleció en 1921 -en plena huelga del '21 - a mi abuelo le anotaron mal el apellido: Bacarili, por esa razón siendo el único hijo varón y estar mal anotado su apellido, nosotros somos bacarili.
Agradecería todos los datos que me puedan acercar sobre Carlos Vaccarelli- segun mi escasa información habría llegado desde Italia con un hermano y luego en Bs. As, se separan y toman rumbos diferentes.
Mil gracias por cualquier dato o contacto que me puedan brindar.Otros mail: rosbali at YAHOOdotCOM.ar - rossbacar at YAHOOdotCOM.ar
Rossana Bacarili
Calle Las Piedras N° 105 C.P (9400)
Rio Gallegos - Santa Cruz - Argentina
Rossana Bacarili
Rio Gallegos, Santa Cruz Argentina

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Hello, I'm glad about this website and I hope that I can get in contact with someone who eventually knows relatives of my grandparents. My grandfather's name was D'Angelo Eugenio and my grandmother's name was D'Armi Luisa. They both lived in Civitella Casanova/Pescara. About 1925 my grandfather lived in the USA, but I don't know exactly where in the USA. I know that a son of my grandfather's sister was in the U.S. Army and stationed in Heidelberg. I'm from Civitella Casanova, too, and live in Germany at the time and would be happy if someone could help me to find relatives in the USA or anywhere.
D´Amico
91809 Wellheim, Bavaria Germany

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Ciao to all italian around the world,I live in Celano and I would like to meet CELANESI in the world.
Alessandro Taccone
Celano, Italia L'Aquila

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Hello to all the Abruzzi's in the world. My name is Michael Fiorucci. My dad's name is Gaetano Fiorucci, he was born in Ripalimosani. My Grandparents names are Michele and Francesca Fiorucci from Ripalimosani. Anyone from Ripalimosani i'd like to hear from you. CIAO TUTTI!
Fiorucci
Perth, WA Australia

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Wish i was traveling to pacentro this year.... After visiting the last 3 years in a row, I feel like a yearly visit is the only medicine I need. If anyone has pictures of pacentro to share, i'd be happy to receive them.... email them to me....... a miny fix if you will
John Angelilli
Youngstown, Ohio USA

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i am looking the name trentini,roschetti,antonacc. some may have come from l'aquila,abruzzio,rocca calascio,italy.
jr trentini
naples, fla.3 usa