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Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 19:49:31 (CST)

i am the grandaughter of Ida Ciaglia, daughter of Antonio and Corinda Ciaglia of Acciano, L'aquila. Antonio died in 1945 at age 95 years. Ida Ciaglia Ricci die in 1984 age 91 in Vancouer BC. Is there any information on this Ciaglia family
sharon thomas
richmond, bc Canada

Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 09:06:53 (CST)

can anyone tell me how i can obtain a copy of the life of beato nunzio movie directed by rosario de sanctis? i would be extremely happy to see this movie.
my great grandfather antonio sulprizio was born in popoli in 1809. i am also trying to determine if nunzio and antonio were related.
many thanks for any information.
ernesto caponi
leominster, massachusetts u.s.a.

Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 02:24:50 (CST)

I am looking for family members of my grandfather Vincenzo Centi. He immigrated from Barisciano (L'Aquila) between 1900-1915 and went to Germany. At the time he left Barisciano he must have been 15 or 16 years old. He died in Germany 1921. I know that he had a sister, Rosina Centi, which still lived in Bariciano in the 1960's where my mother Elena visited her once. I was told, that this aunty Rosina had a small shop in Barisciano.
My Grandfather Vincenzo had also brothers who immigrated to France (Lion?) and maybe to the USA.
I would be very happy if anyone could give me more informations about my ancestors, the CENTI family from Barisciano and their decendents. Potete rispondere anche in italiano. Grazie !
Gisella Salem

Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 12:41:40 (CST)

I am looking for information on the Di Legge family of Portocannone,CampoBasso, Molise. Trying to connect with relatives in the USA and Italy! Any information would be appreciated.
Lauren Di Legge

Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 14:26:57 (CST)

I am looking for information on my ancestors, the DeCesaris family, from Abruzzo. If you have any information at all it would be greatly appreciated.
Al Decesaris
Riva, Maryland USA

Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 14:20:54 (CST)

No family in Italy, just a love for the country; particularly Abruzzo. We dream of moving there soon. Any suggestions?
Jodell Hinojosa
Vancouver, WA United States

Monday, October 27, 2003 at 16:46:49 (CST)

necesito contctar a familiares de don Arcangelo Bucciarelli,se que hay parientes en Chietti,Guardagrelle,la necesida de conocer a quienes son tambien mi familia,me es muy importante,quisiera que se dirijan a mi mail personal,desde ya estoy muy agradecido.
Arcangel Bucciarelli
Paraná, Entre Rios Argentina

Monday, October 27, 2003 at 16:39:15 (CST)

busco a familiares que viven en Chietti,mi padre era don Arcangelo Bucciarelli,vino a este pais en 1900,quisera se contacten a mi mail,por favor para mi es muy importante,gracias desde ya.
Arcangel Bucciarelli
Paraná, Entre Rios Argentina

Monday, October 27, 2003 at 06:46:55 (CST)

My father, Anthony Calvarese was born in Tortoreto Lido in January, 1905. He and his family came to America around 1916. There were three sisters, everyone is deceased.
My father returned to his native land for a visit in 1962, he was accompanied by his cousin Ernest Ianni and a friend Ernest Nepa.
My grandparents were named Nicola and Guisuppena Calvarese.
Other relatives from the Abruzzo area were the Divincentis'.
Is there anybody familiar with the above mentioned?
Lou Calvarese, Sr.
Wilmington, De United States

Monday, October 27, 2003 at 03:13:47 (CST)

i was search for information on my family history. My family comes from Cansano. If anyone knows of anyone or has information on the Guadagnoli family, please could you get in contact with me, it very important.
Adriana Guadadgnoli
Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Friday, October 24, 2003 at 11:11:02 (CDT)

My name is Matteo Giardetti. I was born in Pietracamela in 1934. The most beautiful place in the world! I am interested in hearing from anyone who is from the town(especially from Giardetti and Pomanti relatives).
Matteo Giardetti
Scarborough, ON Canada

Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 02:17:07 (CDT)

I am looking for members of my father's family
His name was Antonio di Nardo born in Italy , Lanciano
Castel Frentano in 1918 if any one knows of the where abouts of any living family please email me ASAP
clare di loreto
Hamersley, Western Australia Australia

Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 11:26:45 (CDT)

My great-great grandmother was Carmina Prosia - she was probably born around 1865-1875 give or take a few years. She married Orante Ciaglia (I would guess he was born around the same time). Their child (and my great grandfather Mariano Ciaglia (born in 1895) came to the US in about September 1915 (after the Avezzano Earthqauke). I also had great-great grandparents in Pescina, L'Aquila - Anthony (Antonio?) Zazzara and Candita Dela Morta - also probably born around the same time. Their daughter (and my great-grandmother whom I remember quite well) Concettina Maria Zazzara came to the US in 1913 and married Mariano Ciaglia. They settled in St. Paul, MN and changed their last name to Charles. One of the couples (Proisa/Ciaglia or Zazzara/Dela Morta) were killed in the Avezzano quake in January 1915 - not sure which couple - although the fact that Mariano came to the US in September of 1915 leads me to beleive it was his parents that died in the quake.
Anyways, long story short - does anyone have any information about any of the familes I mentioned that would be of interest.
Andrew Elm
St. Paul, Minnesota USA

Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 09:55:20 (CDT)

my grandmother concetta sulprizio was born in popoli about1868. her father antonio was born in 1809.
blessed nunzio sulprizio was born in pescsansenesco in 1817.
his father domenico sulprizio was born in popoli in 1794.
i am trying to determine if there is any link between antonio and domenico/nunzio.
can anyone provide any input that might enhance my search?
i would be very appreciative of any clues!
mi aiuto per favore? tante grazie!
ci sentiamo a presto.
ernesto caponi
leominster, massachusetts 01453-1711 united states

Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 08:05:32 (CDT)

Hello, I am in the midst of doing my family tree for the D'Andrea side. My grandfather was Panfilo D'Andrea, who was born on June 14, 1889 and I believe that he may have been born in Introdacqua or Galande (spelling?) Can anyone tell me exactly where I can write to get a copy of his birth record. He married Ernesta Spinosa and they had three children, Yolanda, Mario and Angelo. Mario is my father. I would greatly appreciate any help that I can get. I really love trying to find out whatever I can, makes me feel closer to my grandfather, who I never knew. Thank you.
Joanne D'Andrea
Ardsley, PA USA

Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 00:20:27 (CDT)

Hi,I'm looking for any information on my Grandfather John Scipione born in Sulmona, Italy on June 9, 1893. His Mothers name was Mary Pacelli which was suppose to be related to Pope Pius the XII. Fathers name was Vitto Scipione. My Grandfather came to the United States around 1905-1910 and settled in Lynn Mass. marrying Beatrice Mayo, then moving to Greenwhich,Stamford CT. area around 1928-29. Had Brothers Joe, Paul, etc. Anyone with information would be greatly appreciated. Yours Truly Louis Greco
Louis Greco
Scottsdale, AZ USA

Monday, October 20, 2003 at 20:15:03 (CDT)

what an amazing site!
any information out there on the families of Tarquinio , Esposito Amalia, Sciascia, Caprara ,Fitti and Persiani from the village of Monteodorisio (provincia Chieti) would be greatly appreciated and reciprocally if anyone is interested in the small amount I have collected todate I would be happy to hear from you.
Amalia Tarquinio
Bowral, NSW Australia

Monday, October 20, 2003 at 13:28:11 (CDT)

Hello: I am in the midst of doing my family tree for the D'Andrea side. My grandfather, Panfilo D'Andrea was born on June 14, 1889 in Introdacqua. Can anyone tell me where I write to in order to get a copy of his birth record. He married Ernesta Spinosa, and I am not sure exactly where in Italy they were married. They had three children, Yolanda, Mario and Angelo. Mario is my father.
I would greatly appreciate any help that I can get. I really love trying to find out whatever I can, makes me feel closer to my grandfather. Thank you.
Joanne D'Andrea
Ardsley, Pennsylvania USA

Monday, October 20, 2003 at 01:52:24 (CDT)

I am trying to locate my two older sisters from the Chieti City of Abruzzi. My birth name is Gabriele Santalucia, and was sent to America after being adopted by two parents. Father from Rochester, New York. My Mother born in the United kingdom. My birth Father died before I and my twin brother was born. My twin died due to a colon defect and died in surgery. We were both two months premature and weighed only 4 pound and 5 ounces. My birth Mother's name was Lucia Santalucia. She put us up for adoption because she wanted to marry another man. He didn't want the responcibility of her children, so I and my two sisters were put in an orphanage somewhere in Chieti. I was born on Feb. 8, 1964. I left Italy in the month of Sept. 1966. I have dark blonde hair and blue eyies. I was told by my adopted Aunt that she believe that my two sisters were adopted together by a same family. If this sounds familiar to two sisters that may be looking for their long lost brother, Please find me. I want so badly to meet you both and be reunited so that I can have my sisters back in my life. I was baptized at a church called the "SANTA MARIA DE DA GRAZIE" in the city or town called ORTONA. I am now 39 years of age and will be 40 in Feb. From what I learned of my Father, he was killed in an auto accident and left behind his wife and 3 children. If you can, plaese contact me at the AMERICAN RED CROSS in Southern California, USA. the address is AMERICAN RED CROSS at 1130 S. Vernomt Ave., Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA. 90006. USA. This is where I work. Tahnk you and I hope I hear something.
Guy Gabriele Cenname (Gabriele Santalucia)
Hollywood, California U.S.A.

Sunday, October 19, 2003 at 23:54:16 (CDT)

Hello, My name is Maria Cheatham (my maiden name was Ippolito). My grandmother was Maria Ippolito (Scarinato). I am looking for any information about a brother of hers who was called Nino Scarpinato that sailed to America possible early 1900's. Any info would be appreciated.
I have enjoyed reading all the messages on this notice board.
Maria Cheatham
Sydney, NSW Australia

Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 21:19:39 (CDT)

My grandfather Guiseppe Palumbo was born in Ofena, Laquila in 1895. He settled in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He had cousins Silveri that settled in Ste.Saint Marie Canada. I would love to find out more about my ancestors, but I am not sure how to begin. I think he had a sister who lived in Luxemborg. If anyone has any connection to the Palumbo's of Ofena or know of the history, I would be extremely grateful for your help.-God Bless You,
Joseph Palumbo
Naperville, Illinois USA

Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 09:55:04 (CDT)

Hi to all, i'm an indipendent reps of ACN, we are in 11 country, I hope to meet some parents in this Job, if you have someone who come from crecchio chieti whit surname LA BARBA or SMIGLIANI, write me. My address are:
ACN-ETT roberto smigliani reps#id7800007302 www.acninc.com
crecchio, italy

Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 09:40:00 (CDT)

Looking for family history on the Marinucci family from Aielli, Italy.
Phil Marinucci
Canton, oh usa

Sunday, October 12, 2003 at 18:14:55 (CDT)

I am working on my faimly tree and my Wife's family is from Ofena, Italy. Looking for Scappaticci, Siveri, Moretti, Moscardelli. Please e-mail.
Kurt Sobina
New York USA

Friday, October 10, 2003 at 23:06:43 (CDT)

LOOKING FOR ANY INFO ON PATRICK ALFANO WHO MARRIED CONCETTA RUSSO. HIS SON ANTONIO CAME TO THE USA IN 1910, AND IS MY GRANDFATHER. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ANY INFO ON PATRICK & CONCETTA WHO LIVED IN PESIANO, and how to maybe get a copy of their marriage license. I know i am asking alot, but just want to know my ggrandparents.

Friday, October 10, 2003 at 03:22:33 (CDT)

Does anybody have information on my family name (Mascitelli). I know that my grandfather came from Abruzzi at the turn of the 20th century as a small boy. My dad had an old photo of our family in Italy working on a hillside planted in grapes.
John Mascitelli
Elmira, CA USA

Wednesday, October 08, 2003 at 15:27:42 (CDT)

This site is interesting.
Tricia Janshego

Sunday, October 05, 2003 at 11:32:24 (CDT)

My family is from Palmoli, my father came to the U.S. in June 1912 when he was 16yrs. old His sister stayed on the family farm and died there in 1969. Her name was Sabbina Salvatore. Just find that geneology is very interesting, find out where my relatives are. Last known was relatives in Chicago Heights Ill.
Anthony Valentine Salvatore
New Britain, Connecticut United States

Saturday, October 04, 2003 at 20:36:50 (CDT)

Hola amigos, resulta que yo soy de Chile y me encuentro en la siguiente situacion: Soy de la tercera generacion de la familia Tenisci, la procedencia de mi apellido es de la familia Tenisci Starto, de la Provincia Di Chieti, cerca de Ortona, mi bisabuelo llego a Punta Arenas(Chile) en el año 1917, su nombre era Rocco Tenisci Starto, tuvo un hijo llamado Salvador Tenisci Alvarez(Abuelo mio), por esto me gustaria saber de alguna descendencia de la familia, su historia o algun tipo de comunicacion conmigo por parte de familiares o gente que conocio a mis ancestros, esto lo estoy llevando a cabo por un pedido de mi abuelo, ya que el queria saber mas de mis antepasados pero no lo pudo lograr.

Sin nada mas que decir y esperando un pronta respuesta se despide un amigo chileno: Raul Tenisci Diaz.

Chao, muchas gracias.
Raul Tenisci Diaz
Santiago, Region Metropolitana Chile

Saturday, October 04, 2003 at 16:24:28 (CDT)

Hello, searching for relatives in Castel di Sangro. Any descendants of Fierangelo PETRARCA. Others with surname Petrarca: Hilda, Fred, Valentine, Leonardo, Emilia, Genevra, Denia, Elena, Nina, Giulia.
Also, CARUSO--Salvatore, Emidio, Luigi, Nicola, also from Castel di Sangro.
Thank you
Joan Caruso-Alessi
Orange Park, FL USA

Thursday, October 02, 2003 at 05:52:44 (CDT)

Looking for information on my family- Tarquinio.
Fort Collins, Colorado USA

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