SEPTEMBER 2003 Guestbook

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Tuesday, September 30, 2003 at 22:14:47 (CDT)

My grandparents were from Filetto (Chieti). My grandfather's name was DiBartolomeo. My grandmother's name was DiRado. Her Mother's maiden name may have been DiTullio. My grandmother had a brother, Umberto Dirado that went to Argentina after the war. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Grove City, PA 16127

Monday, September 29, 2003 at 20:49:38 (CDT)

My name is George Ranallo. My grandfather (Bartolomeo) was born in Ateleta in 1858. He had 8 siblings some arrived in Amaerica in 1881. Familt names that are in our family tree besides Ranallo are D'Ascenzo, Scuillo and D'Nardo. Some family was also from Pescocostanzo.
I have contact with Ranallo's in Texas, Ohio,Wisconsin, Minnesota New Jersey and Pittsburg.
reach me at geoo32 at YAHOOdotCOM lets share information
George Ranallo
Kansas U.S.A.

Monday, September 29, 2003 at 09:58:05 (CDT)

I am looking for relatives and ancestors of my great grandparents born in Genoa, Italy. My great grandfather, Giacomo Moresco came to SF, Califonia in 1888. He was born 4-9-1867. My great grandmother, Rose Calori was borna in April, 1865. Giacomo spent two years in San Francisco (Coima) and then returned to Genoa to bring my great grandmother and her first child, Mary, to America in 1890. We had a Moresco Family Reunion I organized on 9-15-2001 and I would love to know more to pass on to the family. Giacomo never learned English except for the words "apple pie" and "hot dog" and made his own wine to share with his American neighbors from England and Germany. No one could speak the other's language but they really knew how to have fun. I'd love to find any Moresco or Calori relatives and/or any info on their lives. Thanks,
Donna Deiss
Santa Cruz, California US

Sunday, September 28, 2003 at 11:31:33 (CDT)

I am doing research on the Giannangeli name.
My greatgrandfather Domenico Giannangeli was supposed to be from either San Potito or Cagnano Amiterno,Aquila
He was born 1868 in Italy and came here to NY in 1885 or there about.
I am enjoying your sight very much as it provides an excellant forum for people doing research.
thanks you

Sunday, September 28, 2003 at 09:02:42 (CDT)

I am interested to find anyone who remembers Gesualdo
Rossi,late of Torricella Peligna. Born 4.7.1944.He became
a chef and lived until 1979 in the UK.
Denise M Rossi
Peterborough, Cambs England

Friday, September 26, 2003 at 17:20:21 (CDT)

I found your guestbook by accident. I enjoy it. I have been looking for information on Beffi. Both of my grandpas came over from there. I think I like reading the messages from Abruzzi. I know I have cousins in Beffi still and I'd like to hear about them. I know they had flour mills. They're name is DiFabio.
thank you, Michelle Seidita
Michelle DiFabio - Seidita
Youngstown, Ohio USA

Thursday, September 25, 2003 at 21:02:06 (CDT)

Attempting a family tree & looking for relatives of Vincenzo Mancinelli & Madeline Finizio. Brother Thomas Finizio & sister (name unknown). Finizio family from Abruzzi - Chieti - Ortona di Mare. Don't know if Mancinelli family is from there or not. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Robert T. Mancinelli
Clifton, NJ

Thursday, September 25, 2003 at 20:25:50 (CDT)

Hello Ofena, I have a new e-mail.Fausto and Catherine Ilove You.
Dino Lancione
boston , Massachusetts u.s.a

Thursday, September 25, 2003 at 11:30:37 (CDT)

I am researching my grandmother's heritage; her name Caroline Chiappetta, born 9/16/1888, to Lorenzo Chiappetta and Maria Castglione, in Rose, Calabria.

In addition, my grandfather, Biagio Amalfitano, born 9/17, 1878, to Luigi Amalfitano and Teresa Muscari. I do not know
the location.

Any information will be appreciated.
John W. Banks, Sr.
Bethel, CT United States

Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 11:55:28 (CDT)

Hello ! I am looking for people with the "PIRAINO" surname ! Please, contact me. Tks.
Fabiano Piraino Maciel
São Paulo, São Paulo Brazil

Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 10:48:12 (CDT)

Saludos a todos los Mirco oriundos de AquaViva Collecroce, de Campobasso, desde Argentina...
Muy linda web....
Susana Mirco
La Plata, Buenos Aires Argentina

Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 06:13:11 (CDT)

Great grandfather, Frank Marchese, was born in Castiglione Messer Marino in 1870. His wife, Ginevra Rosati, was from Fraine. I'd love to hear from anyone from their family trees.
marilee marchese
Mt. Desert, Maine USA

Sunday, September 21, 2003 at 08:41:21 (CDT)

I'm looking for any imformation on the "Meado" families from
Italy. I found 3 little Meado girls named Gaetana, Michele, and Sabrina who went to New York in 1893. Their last residence was in Ripalimosani, Italy. I could not find any information on their parents and why werent they on the same ship with the little girls?
Louise Meado

Friday, September 19, 2003 at 16:06:48 (CDT)

Researching the following names in Colledimacine, Chieti: Di COIO, ROSSI, BARONE, FALCONE. Also, D'Ippolito, Delli Pizzi, Di Pietrantonio, Mancini, Pignetti. From Lettopalena: Piccirilli & Martinelli. I look forward to hearing from you.
Maria Di Coio
New York, NY USA

Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at 13:48:23 (CDT)

Gostaria de entrar em contato com pessoas de sobrenome Moro
Maria Aparecida Moro
São pedro do Ivaí, Paraná Brasil

Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at 14:21:48 (CDT)

Robert Morlacci Vandergrift, Pennsylvania ho importanti notizie su Angelo MORLACCI scrivimi Patrizio Morlacci
Roma, Italia

Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at 14:18:43 (CDT)

Cerco Robert Morlacci ( Vandergrift, Pennsylvania) per notizie su Angelo Morlacci scrivimi ho trovato i suoi genitori e perfino i suoi nonni,
Roma, Italia

Monday, September 15, 2003 at 21:46:02 (CDT)

I am looking for people from sanvittorino, or caramanico terme. I would just like to see who and what they know. Thank you danny brandolino
danny brandolino
crest hil, il usa

Sunday, September 14, 2003 at 21:24:41 (CDT)

I am looking for any family in Italy...My grandfather was Giovanni Serafino born 1/31/1882 in Bucchianico, Chieti. I know his father was Antonio Serafino and he married Leanora(I don't know her maiden name). My grandmother was Rosa Silvestri born 7/23/1889 in Lama Peligna, Chieti. I think her mother's first name was Alenora. Any other information would be greatly appreciated.
Mildred Detwiler
Burtonsville, Maryland United States

Sunday, September 14, 2003 at 11:49:53 (CDT)

hi i lived in saint-appolinaire and worked in the surrounding areas in 1985 i am trying to trace the longo family who lived in ortona i think particulary carlo and elenora
manchester, england

Sunday, September 14, 2003 at 09:32:21 (CDT)

Looking for family information on my great grandfather Conte Lorenzo De Petris Fraggianni in Corfinio. My grandfather was Felice Vivo Amore, his son. I would like information on Palazzo De Petris Fraggianni.
Jane Flannagan

Friday, September 12, 2003 at 02:35:38 (CDT)

Researching Zenobi, Di Sabatino. Matalucci surnames from the Civitella Del Tronto area, especially any one from Villa Lempa, who might remember my father Quinto Zenobi. Mother's name Maria DI Sabatino, father's name Alessondro Zenobi. hoping some one can help me.
Teresa Zenobi

Friday, September 12, 2003 at 01:30:59 (CDT)

The following are surnames of my direct ancestors, who came from Corfinio, Abruzzo and surrounding communities and emigrated to the US in the early 1900's:
Cola, Frascarelli, Moreschi, Consalvo, DiCesare, Fallavollita, Salvatori, Marrama, DelGiudice, DiMezzanotte, Tabassi, Lucci, DiNardo, Cellini
I would like to hear from anyone who has information to share on these families. Thanks!
Jo Ann Cola
Hayward, California USA

Thursday, September 11, 2003 at 21:03:28 (CDT)

Just looking for information on the name Volponi. Connections to the name are: Maria Volponi, born approximately 1885.Left Colonnella approximately July 1913. Brother: Michel.
Mike Restivo

Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at 20:21:03 (CDT)

I'm trying to locate any persons or family who immigrated from Quadri provincia di Chieti. My husband was born in Quadri and immgigrated to Canada with his family. His great uncle Pietro D'Amico. Most people immigrated to Pittsburg USA, Kenora,Ontario, Canada and Australia. Would love to get in touch with anyone from Quadri.
Elena Simonetti
Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada

Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at 11:11:37 (CDT)

I am looking for information on my grandparents Luigi Lattanzio and Gemma Lanciani Lattanzio who came from Corfinio Italy around 1910, but Luigi Was here before that working coal mines in Penn.
Pat Lattanzio Ricupero
Billerica, Mass USA

Tuesday, September 09, 2003 at 13:13:04 (CDT)

Just updating my Email address which is now: crschafer at adelphia-dot-net
Still looking for the following names in Cansano:
Guadagnoli - De Santis - Di Gregorio - Marcantonio - Villani - Di Paolo
and a few more. Thanks!
Chuck & Connie
Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

Tuesday, September 09, 2003 at 13:50:16 (CDT)

Cerco Robert Morlacci ho notizie sù Angelo MORLACCI puoi scrivermi Ciao da Patrizio Morlacci
Roma, Italia

Tuesday, September 09, 2003 at 10:02:33 (CDT)

Hello Out There! Trying to find info on my grandparents.
Joseph (Guiseppe) Troiani 1/4/1896 Castiglione a Causaria Pescara/parents Cecelia and Domenico Troiani
Florence Terenzi 4/3/1901 Gioa di Marsi Abruzzi
sorry that is all I have - write if you can help!
Emily Haynes

Monday, September 08, 2003 at 22:41:47 (CDT)

SACCO family of Penne, Prov. of Pescara.
Let's connect if you are looking for this family name.
Giuseppe Sacco(b.1814) married Maria Antonia Evangelista(b.1822). Their male children were Antonio Sacco (b.1850) and Saverio Sacco (b. 1854). They lived in an area of Penne called Conaprato and their parish was S. Giovanni. Can you add any information? Any descendants of Antonio or Saverio Sacco out there?
Rosalyn DellaPietra
East Rochester, New York USA

Monday, September 08, 2003 at 21:32:42 (CDT)

This is a delightful website. How wonderful that the labors of our parents and grandparents bore the fruit not only of our flesh and blood but also the sense of connectedness to the land that they loved and left. My mother is Mary Jean Daniele, born in Castelnuovo, San Pio delle Camere in 1923. My father is Dominic Joseph Gasbarre, born in Johnsonburg, PA in 1921. My maternal grandparents were Pasquale Daniele and Celeste DiMarco Daniele; Paternal grandparents were Zaccaria Gasbarre and Angeladea DiNardo Gasbarre - all of whom were born a long time ago in Castelnuovo! 1890s - 1901. I was born and raised in Rochester, New York, and migrated to Ohio to pursue a law career. I am an attorney in the Cleveland area and include in my practice immigration law. Anyone looking for relatives from Castelnuovo S. Pio delle Camere who immigrated to the Rochester area should be glad to know that there are many, many Italian Americans who still have strong ties to that area, and should contact the Rochester Public Library for information on searching Italian American roots in Rochester and Western New York.
Lisa Gasbarre
Cleveland, OH USA

Sunday, September 07, 2003 at 09:38:34 (CDT)

Hello, My name is Carla Cioffi. I'm trying to do locate any family members related to my father. His name was Alberto Cioffi and he was born in Messina, Sicily in 1930. His father, my grandfather, was Gennaro Cioffi from Naples, and his mother was Teresa Testa from the island of Lipari. Gennaro and Teresa had eleven children, my father Alberto was the seventh child. He immigrated to Caracas, Venezuela in the late 50's or early 60's. Three of my father's brothers also immigrated to Caracas. There names were Attilio, Antonio and Cesare Cioffi. I was born in Caracas in 1968. My father died in Caracas in 1977. Since my family went to Venezuela, as opposed to the US, it's been difficult to find information on any existing family members. If anyone out there knows any information on any of these ancestors of mine, please email me. Thanks so much and good luck to everyone out there.
Carla Cioffi
Alexandria, VA USA

Saturday, September 06, 2003 at 09:32:34 (CDT)

Looking for Girolamo and Theodora Colavincenzo Both Born about 1870 Landed at Ellis Island March 03, 1901 from PROVINCE OF L'AQUILA Castel di Sangro Abruzzo where Theodora's father was Mayor. Theodora had many brothers, one of which was a Judge. I do not know Theodora's maiden name. Please contact me if you have any information about this family
Kate Micco
Chardon, Ohio USA

Tuesday, September 02, 2003 at 06:36:32 (CDT)

Saluti! Il mio nome è Bonnie Noe. Sono venuto da Pittsburgh, PA. Cercando gli antenati da Roccacinquemiglia: FALCIONE SANTUCCI ORSINI LUPONE.
Bonnie Noe
Toledo, OH 46309

Monday, September 01, 2003 at 16:02:03 (CDT)

Doing research on the Di Sano and Purificati surnames, if anyone has these names email me. Thankyou.
Mario Di Sano
Sault Ste. Marie, ON Canada
Mario DiSano
Sault Ste. Marie , Ontario Canada - Monday, September 01, 2003 at 16:02:03 (CDT)

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