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Provinces of Abruzzo

Wed, 19 Aug 1998 12:41:31 -0500

My paternal grandparents came from Abruzzo. My grandfather was Antonio Federico. My grandmother was Rosa Di Cenzo. They came from a village called Petranno sul Gizio near Sulmona. I would love to talk to anyone who is familiar with these family names or who is from there. Grazie mille
Anthony Federico
Jacksonville, Florida United States

Sun, 16 Aug 1998 10:08:26 -0500

great site - hope to locate some of my relatives here
Joseph A. Sbaraglia Jr.
phila, pa USA

Thu, 13 Aug 1998 20:53:48 -0500

all your sites are under construction-when can i get information????????????????
shelley jerome
almena, wi USA

Wed, 12 Aug 1998 23:06:49 -0500

My paternal grandparents are buried in Bussi sul Tirino; paternal grandmother's family was from Ofena and maternal grandparents from Cologna/Giulianova.
Arthur DiTommaso
Scottsdale, Arizona USA

Tue, 11 Aug 1998 09:16:02 -0500

Hi,
My family is from Cansano. It is a beautiful town.I'd like to talk to anyone from Cansano.
Emilio D'Orazio
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Wednesday, July 29, 1998 3:44 PM

My relatives are from Pacentro,near Sulmona.It is a beutiful mountain village at the base of the Maiella.Write to me if you have been there.
Daniel DeMartinis
Troy, MI U.S.A.

Wed, 29 Jul 1998 15:41:03 -0500

Visiting Italy for first time in October. Looking for family names of Sforza, Del Vecchio and Di Santo from the Abruzzi region, particularly Schiavi.
Sandra Crew
Elmwood Park, NJ USA

Tue, 21 Jul 1998 13:33:06 -0500

I am looking for information on my family tree. Born in Roccamorice, P. Pescara and emigrated to Canada in 1953. Names of particular interest include Conte, D'Onofrio, Menna and Rosati. Please e-mail me if these names are familiar to you.
Anna Iannetta (nee Conte)
Toronto, Canada

Sat, 18 Jul 1998 16:46:06 -0500

A big hug to my relatives in San Valentino, Pescara.
Can't wait to see you in two weeks! Also a big hug for
my friends in Civitaretenga, L'Aquila!
Lorena
San Valentino, Pescara Italia

Sun, 12 Jul 1998 21:43:23 -0500

Hope to visit Taranta Peligna in the summer of 1999. My grandfather, Rocco Santarelli left there about 100 years ago. I wonder if there is anyone living there that is related? I would love to hear from anyone who is familiar with the area.
Rocco Santarelli
Rocco Santarelli
Gunnison, Colorado USA

Fri, 10 Jul 1998 11:52:46 -0500

My grandparents came from Abruzzo and last August I had the opportunity to visit the town of Gessopalena where my grandfather was born. My second cousin is the mayor of the town and we spent a few days with him and his family. We had a wonderful time. The Abruzzo regione is breathtakingly beautiful.
My husband and I can not wait to return. On my next visit I would also like to go to Gissi, the town where my grandmother was born. We loved the food, too!
Carol Weston
Princeton, NJ USA

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My wife and I lived in Italy for about 3 years and found my cousins in Gioia dei Marsi in the Abruzzo Region. Beautiful place just outside the National Park. Actual family name is Longo. I welcome any Abruzzese to E-mail me.
Fred Longhi
Bradenton, Florida U.S.A.

Fri, 19 Jun 1998 15:55:41 -0500

I cannot find Caroville on any maps. My mother's hometown, but i cannot find it on any maps. Does anyone know a town that is on the map near Caroville?
Charles DeSimio
Virginia USA

Wed, 17 Jun 1998 05:21:05 GMT

I am an Italian-American visiting Italy for the first time on June 29 through July 9, 1998. I would love to meet some of my Abbruzzese relatives. The family names of my mother and father are: Maggetti, DiBonaventura, Travaglia, D'Ascenzo. If I have any relatives still living in Italy, I would really like to meet them. Please e-mail me if you are a distant family member and would like to meet during my trip.
Paul Maggetti
Laguna Hills, CA USA

Mon, 15 Jun 1998 01:41:37 GMT

Never Been there. What a shame.
Eugene A. Abruzzo
Indialantic, Florida USA

Mon, 8 Jun 1998 21:54:34 -0500

I have visited Castilglione, Pescara, Chieti. I have cousins in Pescara.
Camillo D'Intino, Anna Claudia, Antonio, Iside. I loved the
whole area. Also visited Ville Celle.
Matthew Boddy
Detroit, Michigan USA

Tuesday, May 26, 1998 at 10:33:38

Pizzica & DiMoia From Ripa Teatina & Chieti. Would like City Map with Street Index. Bianchi & DelVecchio From Arpino, Frosinone. Would like City Map with Street Index.
Dean Pezzeca
New Port Richey, Fl 34655 U.S.A.

Friday, May 15, 1998 at 15:29:49

I have a large family in Sambuceto, P di Chieti that I would like to communicate with via E-Mail
Albert A DiNicola
Washington, Mass USA

Wednesday, May 13, 1998 at 06:16:27

I have a friend in Cardito, a suburb of Naples, we have lost touch, does anyone have any suggestions on finding a Neapolitan site with an e-mail directory (perhaps connected to the University there) when we last spoke, she was a grad student.

Saturday, May 2, 1998 at 15:16:06

My grandfather, Oreste Capone was born in Sulmona, one of 13 children. His wife, Gemma DiCiccio, one of 5, was from Popoli. They came to the US in early 1900. I would welcome correspondence with anyone from my homeland.

Yucaipa, CA USA

Sunday, April 5, 1998 at 17:28:57

I was born in Rapino in 1966 and moved to Canada in 1969. I'm going back this summer for the first time for a visit with my parents. Can't wait!!

Nepean, Ontario Canada