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Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 13:48:30 (CST)

Hye my italian friends. I want to know if would it be possible that you send me a map from the city of Raiano. With the position of this city in the country of Italy. Thank you, and I´m waiting...
Luiz S. L. S. Carvalho
Sta.R.P.Quatro, São Paulo Brasil

Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 12:55:42 (CST)

Addendum to my earlier message: My paternal grandparents, Giuseppe Costantini and Teresina Sabetti immigrated to Ottawa, Canada in and around 1910-1915. They came from the area of Campobasso/Province of Teramo. They were married in Ottawa in March of 1917. There was also another brother, Ilario Costantini who married Giovannina Sabetti. Any information or relatives out there, please let me know.
Trina Costantini- Powell
Ottawa, Canada

Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 09:23:14 (CST)

I found the quick course to be very helpful. Ciao
Joe Raffa
Miami, FL USA

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great resources - I am looking for my mothers family named OCCHIOCUPO. Her fathers name was Donato Occhiocupo from the province of Teramo. He came to America and married Elizabeth (Lucy) Reale. from Kelayres, Pa. He died at the age of 29. Not much is known of his family, as my mother was only 9 years old when he passed away. There was a brother, we think, by the name Luigi. If anyone can help me to find relatives, please e-mail me.
Julianne Vanko O'Gorman
Summit Hill, Pa. USA

Saturday, March 27, 1999 at 13:06:10 (CST)

I am very interested in hearing from any relative I may have here in America whose last name is Candelori. I was born in Roseto degli Abruzzi and came to America as a small child after WWII. I have returned to Roseto several times to meet and see my family again. Italy is a beautiful country. My husband who is not Italian loves it as much as I do.
Angela Candelori Nemesh
Roswell, GA USA

Friday, March 26, 1999 at 19:07:53 (CST)

Looking for Donatelli from Teramo. Also looking for DiLisa from Roccavivara, in the Molise region.
Rosemary Drazenovich
Freehold, NJ USA

Thursday, March 25, 1999 at 07:36:17 (CST)

Born in Tocco Casauria March 33.
Love Abruzzo Mio.
Mario Iezzoni (pietromartire)
Summit Hill, Pa USA

Wednesday, March 24, 1999 at 23:45:32 (CST)

My name is Cathleen Falsani Possley. My grandfather (Ceasar Falsani) and grandmother (Aida Rocca) were from Vicoli. Both emigrated from Abruzzo to the United States around 1910 and settled in Milford, NH, a small town about 75 miles from Boston. My father, Mario Falsani of Connecticut; brother, Lt. Mark Dante Falsani of Texas; cousin Robert Falsani of Minnesota and his son, Kelly Falsani, of same; are the only surviving Falsani's that I know of, either in the states or in Italy. Priscilla Gemmill (listed below) is my father's first cousin. Haven't made it to Italia yet, but have plans to do so in the next year or two.
Cathleen Falsani Possley
Oak Park, Illinois USA

Wednesday, March 24, 1999 at 21:26:54 (CST)

Wonderful website!! I visited Civitella Alfedena in 1984 and hope to return this summer. My great-uncle John Rossi told me alot about the region. I am interested in conducting family research. Any Rossi family information would be helpful.
Linda Ross
Youngstown, Ohio USA

Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at 13:08:41 (CST)

Glad to find this website. My paternal grandparents immigrated to Ottawa, Canada in and around 1912-1915. They were married in 1917. They came from the Campobasso/Teramo area. Any leads would be much appreciated.
Trina Costantini-Powell
Ottawa, Canada

Monday, March 22, 1999 at 20:48:15 (CST)

Very interesting website. We started very late trying to get information on grandparents (Pasquale Casalena and Concetta Patano both from Bellante).
Hope to find all the COUSINS! Love Italy but have not made it to Abruzzo region yet.
Patty Brown
Athens, AL U.S.A.

Monday, March 22, 1999 at 08:43:00 (CST)

I am researching ancestors Lombardi and Virgilio from Castel di Ieri, L'Aquila, and hoping to travel to Abruzzo soon.
Dalia Lombardi Scioscia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA

Sunday, March 21, 1999 at 19:08:17 (CST)

Great, Great site. Congratulations!
Nicola Di Croce
Atco, NJ USA

Sunday, March 21, 1999 at 08:14:33 (CST)

My grandparents are from a town called Lettomanoppello and came here to the US in 1923. His name was Panteleone Palanza, her maiden name was Concetta Massofero. My Great uncle was a WW1 war hero who fought the Austrians in the town of Gorizia in Northern Italy his name was Francesco Palanza. Please if anyone has information on my ancestors and their town write me
PETER PALANZA
PORTLAND, MAINE USA

Friday, March 19, 1999 at 15:25:57 (CST)

Hi, I have set up a site for all of you with the DiPilato surname. I have links and a BBS where you can leave or read messages.
Vincent DiPilato
Staten Island, NY USA

Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 19:34:28 (CST)

verygood - looking for palmieri's
anthony palmer
scranton, pa. u.s.a

Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at 17:10:56 (CST)

Look forward to seeing everyone at the Abruzzo-Molise exhibit in North Hollywood
Robert E. Altieri
Simi Valley, California USA

Monday, March 15, 1999 at 18:00:43 (CST)

We need a chat room for those of us with links to the Chieti-Pescara area. I am at the research stage of a creative non-fiction book going back to my maternal grandparents and hope to obtain as much information as possible before the year ends. If anyone is related to Pantalone, please contact.
Camille Taccarello-Christie
Novato, California USA

Monday, March 15, 1999 at 16:29:30 (CST)

GREAT TO LEARN ABOUT THE ABRUZZI REGION BIRTHPLACE OF MY DAD
EDWARD DIBERTO
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA USA

Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 23:49:29 (CST)

What a wonderful site!! My family is from Tortoreto!! I am looking for Guidobaldi or Baldassarre family members. My greatgrandparents were Quintino Guidobaldi and Candida Baldassarre Guidobaldi. Hope to hear from anyone related or with info to share!!
Marie Guidobaldi Darrer
NJ USA

Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 10:15:43 (CST)

stupid site
bye

oss, noord brabant holland

Saturday, March 13, 1999 at 18:52:15 (CST)

Delighted to find this website. Will be visiting Italy, including Abruzzo region, for the first time in late April, 1999. Hoping to find family members from my mother's side, who come from Celano. Family names I know are Fegatelli, DiPersico. Can anyone help?
Carol Grieco McManus

Wednesday, March 10, 1999 at 22:44:35 (CST)

Good site. My grandparent's (mother's side) were born in Sulmona.
Nicola Trinkino (Trinchini) and Rosaria Molinaro.
Joseph O. Celtruda
Hopewell Jct. , NY USA

Monday, March 08, 1999 at 14:46:41 (CST)

What a great site! I am a first generation Italian. Both parents migrated from Italy in the 1950's. Dad from the Abruzzi region-small town called Torrevecchia-provincia di Chieti. I have a grandmother and uncle along with many other relatives still living there, what a beautiful region!! I visited once in 1990 and stayed for five weeks and loved every minute of it!! -I was fascinated by everything. I found I was related to an entire village! Family I had never met before treated me as if they had known me for years!! I had the greatest experience of my life! Can't wait to return!! Thanks again for this opportunity to communicate with others!!
Rose Mackey
Pittsburgh, PA U.S.A.

Friday, March 05, 1999 at 13:56:11 (CST)

Un saluto a tutti. I'm from Ripe di Civitella del Tronto.
Claudio Colaianni
Roma, Italy

Thursday, March 04, 1999 at 13:00:08 (CST)

traveled to family home of pescocostanza 2 years ago and can't wait to return. if anyone has information on this beautiful town please contact
gary sciullo
phoenix, az USA

Sunday, February 28, 1999 at 13:16:14 (CST)

Love your website
Stephen Della Rocchetta
Sunnyvale, California USA

Sunday, February 28, 1999 at 03:54:45 (CST)

This is my first visit to your website. I will be going to Italy this summer and am interested in finding any relatives still in the Ateleta area. My grandfather, Clement Petrilli was born there. Any info would be appreciated.
Donna Pottruff
Carmel, California USA

Monday, February 22, 1999 at 13:13:54 (CST)

excellent site
Alex Di Marco
Peterborough, Ontario Canada

Monday, February 22, 1999 at 10:15:59 (CST)

My grandmother was born in Palmoli, Italy. I visited there to do research, but a lot of
the records were destroyed during WWI. I visit Chieti often to visit my cousins. I love the Abruzzi
area.
Caterina Campi
Haddonfield, New Jersey USA

Sunday, February 21, 1999 at 22:03:44 (CST)

Originally from Lettomanoppello, Italy 35 years ago today, February 21 - living in Franklin, Wisconsin USA. Please write
Franco DiPietrantonio
Franklin, Wisconsin USA