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Sunday, November 30, 2003 at 21:30:10 (CST)

I am searching for information on my great grandparents. I believe that they were born in Furci,province of Chieti.His name was Achille Cianciosi,born 1874? He married Maria Di Pierro, born 1874? Looking for birth dates,marriage date, parents names,siblings. Anything that could help me learn more about them. They had 2 children born in Italy before coming to the USA. Their names were Concettina and Antonio. They had 4 children born in the USA. Nicholas, Rose, Angelo and Lucy(my grandmother). They had changed their names to Angelo and Mary Changose. They lived in Hornell, New York, USA. If anyone has any information I would love to hear from you.
Sandra Minuto
Warwick, RI USA

Sunday, November 30, 2003 at 22:01:33 (CST)

my grandfather was born in castel frentano april 3 1908, filino angelucci. he left about 1920, was wondering if any of his cousins remain in the town?
joe ferkler
havertown, pa usa

Sunday, November 30, 2003 at 13:23:39 (CST)

My uncle Agostino Di Millo came from Roccamorice, born circa 1910, died 1998 Gasport NY USA. Any information, connections would be so nice to have. Thanks! I am half Del Papa, by the way, origins in Carunchio, Chieti.
George Laribee
NY USA

Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at 14:23:13 (CST)

Greetings, I welcome information or communication from potential lost/unknown family members. I am 1st generation Italian American and both parents were born in Pescosansonesco. My dad is Agostino Confalone, my mom is Maria Benedetti-Luciani. My dads brother and moms cousins continue to live in Pesco and I've been lucky enough to visit a few years back...but would love to talk with potential relatives. Thanks for your time, Dino.
Dino Confalone
Boston, MASS USA

Monday, November 24, 2003 at 13:19:42 (CST)

I am looking for information on Vincenzo Pontarelli (born about 1840 in Rocchetta a Volturno). He had six children: Marcellino,Francesco,Agostino,Annibali,Barbara,Dionisio. Any information regarding spouses and children of these people would be appreciated.
Tony Izzi

Saturday, November 22, 2003 at 01:21:17 (CST)

Regarding DiIulio of Ofino, I too am a nee DiIulio and I'm searching for family in every corner of L'Aquila,but you give no info. to work with.Our family are kin to Sabatino and Crocefessa, My father Rosario their son came to America in 1917,Crocefessa passed,Sabatino and Francesca DiNicole married children of this union were,Frank,Armondo,Miladina,Antonina and Mary,of Corvara,If you can shed any light on this search I would be greatfull
Happy searching, gildific at YAHOOdotCOM
Gilda DiIulio,Pacific
Bloomingdale, Illinois U.S.A.

Friday, November 21, 2003 at 11:11:44 (CST)

Ciao a tutti gli Abruzzessi nel mondo.
E' online un nuovo sito sul paese di Bussi sul Tirino (PE)
all'indirizzo www.cocoprojazz.com/bussi
visitatelo e tante belle cose.
Carmine Bucci
Lansing, IL USA

Sunday, November 16, 2003 at 21:35:11 (CST)

I am searching for my great grandparents from Fossacesia, Chieti, Italia. My grandfather was Carmine Paolucci, born 1870, in Fossacesia, died 1927. My grandmother was Concetta Gianleonardo, born 1881 in Fossacesia and Died 1963 in Fossacesia. I know my great grandfathers name was Antonio Paolucci, but I need to know when he was born, died and his wife's name, date of birth and date of death. And also information on their parents would be wonderful. Any info please email me at lemgeorose at comcast-dot-net.
Rose Paolucci-Canzano Lemieux
Plymouth, Michigan USA

Sunday, November 16, 2003 at 20:54:54 (CST)

I am searching for more information on my great grandparents from Fossacesia, Chieti, Italy. My father was Rocco Paolucci, born 1904 in Fossacesia and died 1986 in Fossacesia. His father was Camillo Paolucci, born 1873 in Fossacesia and died 1958 in Fossacesia. His wife was Rosaria Paolucci, born 1880 in Fossacesia, and died 1951 in Fossacesia. Camillo's parents were Vincenzo Paolucci who married Filomena. I do not have any information on Camillo's parents who were my great grandparents. Also Rosaria Di Stefano's parents were Antonio Di Stefano and Addolorata Contini. Rosaria Di Stefano was my grandmother on my father's side and I do not have any dates of births of Antonio Di Stefano and Addolorata Contini. I would certainly appreciate any information on these people from Fossacesia in the late 1880's.
Rose Paolucci-Canzano-Lemieux
Plymouth, Michigan USA

Saturday, November 15, 2003 at 11:57:50 (CST)

I am looking for relatives in San Biase, Italy. My name was changed by my adoptive parents. My father is Robert Mandicino... I believe our family name is Mendicino or Mendocino. I know also that we have family in Australia and Canada.
Leighanna Mandacino
Cocoa Beach, Florida UA

Thursday, November 13, 2003 at 15:21:10 (CST)

I am trying to trace my father's relatives from the bolzano, belluno, tisoi region. My father Antonio Bolzan married viotti maria laura from vernazza. I believe a relative was looking for me in the village of vernazza. I can be contacted at my daughter's e-mail.
thank you
guiseppe bolzan
scarborough, north yorkshire england

Thursday, November 13, 2003 at 12:43:24 (CST)

Hello,my name is Francisco Alberto Donatucci and I am searching for my genealogy.
My grandfather was born in Ortona,province of Chieti in 1887 or 1888,then he decided to go to Argentine near of 1900 and here in buenos aires he had seven sons.
His father named Tomasso Donatucci and his mother named Maria Farina,and I know that he had three brother and a sister
Here in Argentina are a lot of Donatucci,generally we live in buenos Aires,but there are also in Cordoba and Santa Fe
I am a doctor in Medicine and want to know about my genealogy.
I know about Donatucci in Italy of course and in USA and Australia
Please if you know anything tell me
Alberto Donatucci
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Argentina

Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at 20:39:20 (CST)

I am trying to find out any information about my great-grandmother - married name Angelina Salvatore (married to Antonio Salvatore). I know we are related to the Meo's also. I met Col. Antonio Meo in 1969 when I visited his family in Ostia. My grandmother's name was Mariangela Salvatore. She came to the US in the early 1900's, and married Antonio Bucci. I know she had two brothers, John and Joe, and at least one sister, Bambinelle. I've talked to all my relatives in this country, and no one seems to know anything about Angelina. I would appreciate any information. thanks so much.
Rosanne Bonomo Crago
Tucson, Arizona USA

Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at 13:03:17 (CST)

Hello,
I am the great-granddaughter of Salvatore Cataldi, born in Gioia dei Marsi, Abruzzi around 1870. My great-grandfather was a stonemason by trade and worked all over Europe. He married my great-grandmother Katharina in Germany in 1903 where he was working as stonemason for a newly built railroad. He also worked on numerous churches in Germany. He had a daughter, then a son in Germany and left for Gioia dei Marsi in 1915 after the earthquake to assist his family. He was drafted by the Italien military and died fighting in Tyrol. His name is engraved on the Gioia dei Marsi Worldwar I monument. However, we are not able to locate any familiy members. Anyone with information?
Birgit De Geere
Pinehurst, North Carolina United States of America

Monday, November 10, 2003 at 20:32:18 (CST)

Attempting to do a family tree & looking for any information
or relatives of Vincenzo Mancinelli, born 8-10-1881 in Crecchio. Came to America in 5-17-1905. Married Madeline Finizio from Ortona di Mare.
Robert Mancinelli
Clifton, New Jersey United States of America

Monday, November 10, 2003 at 16:35:28 (CST)

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Linda Van Deman
Mesa, Arizona USA

Saturday, November 08, 2003 at 20:27:43 (CST)

Yep you found me, Nick Iacoviello from the North End
(Salem Street),Boston
Ive been looking for my friends Bobby Tarquinio and John Moruzzi, I used to work at the 108 Richmond Restaurant years ago. My Father was Michael Iacoviello who past away Dec, 13 1985 ( Bless his heart) I miss him. I would like to see my uncle Anthony again after all these years also if you have any information on the whereabouts of the old gang please email me. Thanks (Seniornicola at aol-dot-com)
Nick Iacoviello
Houston , Texas u.s.a

Friday, November 07, 2003 at 13:13:15 (CST)

I was born in Treglio Italy in 1962 and came to live in the U.S. in 1964. My father Giovanni Toscano brother Emidio and mother Antonietta DePaulo and my self have lived on the north shore of Boston for the last 39 years. I have been back to Treglio to visit many times and often wonder what life would be like if I never left. Would love to talk to people with the same experience. please E-mail me at Minina at comcast.com
Minina Filomena Toscano
beverly, MA u.s.a.

Thursday, November 06, 2003 at 15:36:32 (CST)

We will be celebrating the Grand Opening of the Alfred Zampa Memorial Bridge in Northern California on Saturday, November 8th. This bridge is named after my Grandfather who worked on many bridges in the Western United States including the Golden Gate Bridge. His father, Emilio Zampa and Mother, Maria Guisseppa Di Cristofaro left Ortucchio for America around 1895.
Feel free to contact me regarding bridges, the Iron Workers Union, Zampa, Di Cristofaro, or anything else.
Salute Abbruzzesi
Don Zampa
Crockett, California USA

Tuesday, November 04, 2003 at 22:08:19 (CST)

Greetings:
Reasearching: D'AMICO/MANCINI, D'AMICO/LAMERLA, MANCINI/IRACE TAVENNA, Campobasso 1860-1930
Thank you kindly. Jim McCarthy
Jim McCarthy
Santa Clarita , California USA

Tuesday, November 04, 2003 at 08:46:23 (CST)

I'm researching the Giuliani family from Corvara, Province of Pescara, especially line of Domenic Giuliani (wife, Tecla DiGiovanni), their son Angelantonio (born abt. 1849) who married Lucia Ventura at Corvara in 1873, and Angelantonio's children: Giulia, Biagio and Michele, all of whom emigrated to the U.S. by 1910. Would like to share info with anyone researching this family. Also would like any info on how to purchase a copy of Katia Battaglia's book on Corvara titled: "La Terra di Corvara Nelle Fonti Storiche"; the book was published by the municipality of Corvara in 2001. Thanks, Mike
Michael Hebert
Providence, RI USA

Monday, November 03, 2003 at 07:17:33 (CST)

My Tiritilli geneology has been researched and well documented but we don't seem to have much on my mother's ancestry, the Colecchi family which I believe came to Scontrone from Sulmona. If anyone has any information to share, I would appreciate it especially since I am planning a trip with my children to Italy in the summer of 2004. Thank you.
Gina Tiritilli
Santa Ana, California U.S.A.

Sunday, November 02, 2003 at 21:18:37 (CST)

Dear Friends,
My surname is Madama, formerly Maddamma from the area of Barrea, Villetta Barrea in Abruzzi. i would like to be in contact with anyone having the same surname. i have the pedigree back to about 1699 and 99% of all the descendants up to current. i also have local history books which have alot of information about people from those two towns which i would be glad to refer to in order to help others in research. sharing is the best way to complete our family histories.
Please write if i can help you, or if you know any historical or genealogical information about the surname Maddamma. thank you and best wishes
khadi madama
toms river, nj, 08757 usa