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Saturday, December 27, 2003 at 14:26:32 (CST)

My mother's father and mother were from Castel di Lire, Abruzzo, their last name here in the USA was NOBILE, Antonio and Filomena. My mother is Edith Nobile Hunter, one of 11 children, Anton, Romolo, Frank, Louis, Dominic, Rose, Irene, Mary, Augustina, Alfonsia and my mother Edith and many aunts, uncles and cousins. I am sure there are still relatives here. My husband and I will be traveling to Italy, Rome and Assisi, next year and would like to plan a visit there too if possible.
Nancy Dury
Las Vegas, Nevada USA

Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 13:35:21 (CST)

toronto, canada

Monday, December 29, 2003 at 21:43:26 (CST)

Tanti cari auguri di un buon anno nuovo
a tutti gli Abruzzesi nel mondo.
Ilario Tresca
Buffalo, New York USA

Saturday, December 27, 2003 at 13:58:08 (CST)

I am looking for descendances of Leonardo Placentra from Macchia Val Forture who came to this country (USA) in 1903 and went to New York City to stay for awhile. I am unable to track him any further. any help will be appreciated
John Placentra
Franklinville, New Jersay United States

Saturday, December 27, 2003 at 11:12:19 (CST)

I was going thru different towns and saw my surname (Malospiriti) and wanted to say Hello. From a previous search, we have found many family members that have migrated to Rome. Once again Hello.
Ray Malospiriti
Martinsville, Indiana USA

Friday, December 26, 2003 at 17:58:05 (CST)

I just found out that my last living Aunt in Roset degli Abruzzi just died. I'm looking for any family members or anyone who may know english speaking people over there. My family surname is Ciampone and Marziani.
Andrea Layden
Philadelphia, PA USA

Friday, December 26, 2003 at 14:25:09 (CST)

From personal experiences and what I read on the Abruzzi message board, the question arises why our parents were reluctant to relate stories about their families they left behind. My cousins and my brothers and sisters were of the opinion that we were the only Placentras left in the world.This all came to pass when I started my genealogy quest.During the war (WW11)I had the privilege of visiting my father's home town (Macchia Valfortore)and no relatives emerged from the group of town's people who wined and dined me. In 1975 the same thing happen, so in March 2004 I'll try again. I know as a matter of fact that there no family animosity or feuds. What's your opinion?
John Placentra
Franklinville, New Jersay United States

Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at 20:59:56 (CST)

I am researching my family relatives from Pietracamela and Monterio al Vomano in provence of Teramo:
Paoletti; Ferrante; Carl'Antonia, Morgante; Montacuto and Zuccarini.
Richard Paoletti
San Pedro, California USA

Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at 12:35:39 (CST)

Auguri di buon Natale a tutti gli abruzzesi
sparsi in tutto il mondo.
Un forte abbraccio a tutti i nati o originari di Torricella Peligna.
Roma, Italia

Monday, December 22, 2003 at 19:43:52 (CST)

I'm looking for relatives who still live in Italy (surnames "di Marcantonio" or "Chiodi".
My family is from Campli, Teramo Province, Ambruzzo. Looking for my relatives in internet I found refferences about Chiodi in Campli and about Di Marcantonio in Morro d'Oro, a city very close to Campli, also in Teramo Province, Ambruzzo, so it's probably my family too.
Thiago di Marcantonio
São Paulo, São Paulo Brasil

Saturday, December 20, 2003 at 19:48:15 (CST)

I am interested in all information on the D'Amato family from Nociano, Collina. My grandfather's brothers are Antonio and Giuseppe D'Amato. They had several children who almost all have moved to Australia. I wonder if there are any D'Amatos left in Nocciano? I also am of Scipione ancestry. My great grandmother was Amelia Scipione who married Orazio D'Amato in Nocciano in the late 1800's. I would love to correspond with others from Nocciano. Parlo e posso leggere abbastante bene l'italiano. E stato 20 anni fa che ho visitato nocciano.
Donna D'Amato McKee
Sacramento, CA USA

Saturday, December 20, 2003 at 14:08:37 (CST)

I am researching any Troiano's, diSilverio, and DeAngelo's from the village of Picciano, Pescara. Any Help would be greatly appreciated. I have done the research on our family here in the USA and would love to trade information.
Lenoir City, TN USA

Friday, December 19, 2003 at 18:50:29 (CST)

Ciao & Hello
I want to wish everyone a Buon Natale & prospero anno nuovo 2003& 2004. Especialmente agli abruzzesi di sant' Eufemia a maiella.
Gino Di Nardo
Crest Hill, Illinois usa

Friday, December 19, 2003 at 04:19:35 (CST)

I was searching some information about my grandfather's grandfather Pasquale Aquilano who emigrate in Argentina (city of Saladillo) at the beginning of 1900 approximately.He was born in Celenza sul Trigno (Chieti).He did not return more in Italy.We think, perhaps, he had a new life there.So we'd like to know if there are our descendants relatives!!
Please contact me if you think to have some information..I will give you more information by email.Thanks a lot!:)
Francesca VEspasiano
Roma, Italy Europe

Tuesday, December 16, 2003 at 15:16:41 (CST)

My brother is researching our family history, and apparently my great grandfathers surname was Casoli, having copies of the birth certificates from the UK for my grandfather.
Have no idea where he came from, but i got here through a website named casoli.
Maybe he did come from there and judjing by the amount of e-mails from America he got on the wrong boat and ended up in London.
If you have any info on 'Casoli's' in general that would be great. Thanks!
Joe Denney
London, England

Monday, December 15, 2003 at 22:05:40 (CST)

I am looking for any relatives I may have in Abruzzo. My father came to the United States in the 20's. He passed away in 1983 at the age of 89. His mother's name was Agnes Galiardi (unsure of the spelling) and his father was John DeDominicis. He told me many stories of Italy and I hope to visit there some day.
A few of his brothers remained in Italy, others came to United States also. He spoke of a set of twin brothers. One brother was deaf. He had one sister named Lucy. If someone knows of this family and it's descendants, please be in touch.
JoAnn DeDominicis
Rochester , Pa. United States

Friday, December 12, 2003 at 10:07:15 (CST)

sono nato a silvi paese /vivo in canada /vorrei dialogare con conpaesani nel mondo /ciao
ottavio scianitti
toronto, ontario canada

Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at 16:01:30 (CST)

Revisiting Abruzzo in January. I have been fortunate enough to have found living cousins (D'Andrea) in Casoli and Roccascelegna BUT we have trouble communicating. Question: anyone know of a young student in that area who I could hire as an interpreter for a day, and how do I get in touch with the priest of the local parish prior to my arrival so that I could possibly check some birth, death, christening records. Thanks!
John Light
Myrtle Beach, SC USA

Monday, December 08, 2003 at 17:23:55 (CST)

Hello to all of the Abruzzese around the world,
I inadvertently stumbled across this website and became delighted at how many Abbruzzese are out there. Although I was born and bred in Adelaide (Australia), my father, Eliseo Pastorelli, came from Roio Piano and my mother, Anna Rosaria Scasrsella, from Genzano di Sassa. Both towns are in the province of L’Aquila.
I am very impressed with this web-site. It certainly made me reminisce about my cultural heritage.
Anyway, let’s continue to uphold the Abbruzze tradition and let the legacy live on!
Ciao for now.
Alf Pastorelli
Adelaide, South Australia Australia

Sunday, December 07, 2003 at 21:38:54 (CST)

I am trying to contact any members of the Di Scerni family (sometimes spelt Discerni or Diserni) who came from Cupello and have since migrated to other parts of the world.
Sam Di Scerni
Perth, Western Australia Australia

Sunday, December 07, 2003 at 21:02:53 (CST)

I'm starting my Farina genealogy. I only know my great grandfather Angelo M. Farina (or Farino) came to the USA in 1907 from the Abruzzo region. He married a Mary Dornia also from Italy. He was born around 1855. Any help appreciated. His daughter Dascha was my grandmother. Thanks.
Lynn Wheeler
Hillsboro, NH USA

Friday, December 05, 2003 at 09:05:29 (CST)

Hello Gessopalena. My maternal grandparents were both from your hometown. Hello to the families of Antonio & Concetta Trolio Salamone.
Gloria Ciccarone Alba

Friday, December 05, 2003 at 08:50:15 (CST)

Hello to Palmoli, and other Ciccarones in the USA and around the world. My father was born in Palmoli has passed on, but his memories of his home town he passed on to us.Hope to visit there some day.
Gloria Ciccarone Alba
Norristown, Pennsylvania USA

Friday, December 05, 2003 at 04:00:55 (CST)

Il mio nome é Marcelo F. Valente, ho 39 anni e habito a Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA.
L’atto di nascita di mio disnonno ANGELO VALENTE, nato il 11 Maggio 1871, figlio di GIOVANNI VALENTE e di PERFETTA TORTORA. Avrei bisogno, anche, di atto di matrimonio di mio bisnonno con GIOVANNA MARINI, nata nel 1872, figlia de TEODORO MARNI e di ANNA MASTROCEZARI, il 08.01.1894 (o 1895).
Ho la sicurezza che questi documenti sono, ancora oggi, nella parrochia del Comune della SCURCOLA MARSICANA.
In attesa della sua gentile risposta La saluta distintamente.
Marcelo Fabian Valente
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Wednesday, December 03, 2003 at 16:28:59 (CST)

Abbiamo costituito in onore di Pascal D'Angelo (1894-1932), nostro concittadino emigrato negli USA e divenuto poeta famoso, un Centro Studi e una Fondazione.
Nelle nostre ricerche e nella nostra biblioteca abbiamo già oltre cento libri di poeti, romanzieri e saggisti abruzzesi emigrati nel mondo: saremo lieti se ci invierete materiale pubblicato o ci fate avere notizie su abruzzesi che hanno pubblilcato le loro opere.
Abbiamo pubblicato in Italiano l'autobiografia di Pascal D'Angelo (Son of Italy) €12.
Grazie Massimo Tardio
presidente Centro Studi Pascal D'Angelo
Via Susi 2
67030 Introdacqua AQ Italy
massimo tardio
introdacqua, italy l'aquila

Monday, December 01, 2003 at 01:19:57 (CST)

I am looking for Baldassarre relatives. My grandfather, Ezio, came from Cesacastina, Teramo, Italy. His family immigrated to the United States in 1929. The family stayed in the Niagara Falls area. When in Cesacastina, the family operated the town bakery I believe. My great-grandparents are Francesco and Anita Baldassarre. My grandfather, Ezio, has siblings named Ennio, Nestore, Raffaello, and a sister Egla. If anybody has information about these individuals or their relatives or how to find out more about researching for them, please email me.
Mike Churchill

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