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Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 15:52:40 (CST)

My father's (Panfilo Almonte) family is from Sulmona.. Almonte. My grandparents are Ida and Ernesto Almonte who came to the United States many years ago. My husband, son and I are planning a trip to see my dad's home country in the summer of 2005 and would loved to meet family that we have never met before. Please contact me if you are related or know of my family.
Gloria Dumas
Palm Coast, Florida USA

Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 13:55:37 (CST)

Ciao
SONO MICHAELA RENZELLA. SONO LA FIGLIA DI NICOLA RENZELLA. HO DUE SORELLE: ALESSANDRA RENZELLA E NICOLE RENZELLA. ALESSANDRA HABITA IN CASTIGLIONE A CASAURIA,CON MI PADRE. STAVO CERCANDO PARENTI MIEI, SÓ CHE HO PARENTI IN AUSTRALIA,CANADA,ARGENTINA. PERO NON CONOSCO A NESSUNO. MI PIACEREBBE SENTIRE QUALCOSA DELLA FAMILIA RENZELLA. VORREI CONOSCERE TUTTI CHE SONO DELLA STESSA FAMILIA.
IL E-MAIL E: michaelarenzella at hotmail-dot-com
UN BACIO A TUTTI CHE HANNO IL STESSO COGNOME CHE IO! AMO ABRUZZO,BACIO MICHAELA
SCUSATE PERO NON SCRIVO MOLTO BENE L'ITALIANO,PERCHE SONO NATA IN SVIZZERA... PERO ADESSO HABITO IN SPAGNA E MI PIACE MOLTO DI PIU CHE LA SVIZZERA...
CIAO
Michaela
lloret de mar, Girona spain

Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 12:41:29 (CST)

Hello I was born in Campobasso my father and mother are Antonio and Maria Masella. My mothers maiden name was Santoro.
My dad has several sisters and uncles my grandfather name was Vincenzo Masella my grandmother was Maria Assunta
my dads granfathers name was Giovanni Masella and his wife my dada grandmother was Maria Rosa. Her maiden name was Garzia or Garzio (spelling) Her dad's name was Domenico always in Mirabello
Vince Masella
Woodbridge, Canada

Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 03:18:14 (CST)

OVINDOLI E SANT'IONA, Buon auguri!!!
Anyone from Ovindoli or from Sant'Iona interested in our ancestry, relationship, or genealogy, please, contact me. You can write to me in English or in Italian. My email address is ovindoli at usa.net. My mailing address is 34851 Beaver Drive, Sterling Heights, Michigan 48312 USA. If you visit in Michigan or northern Ohio around Toledo or in Ontario in Canada around the cities of Windsor or London or Sarnia, call me. My house is open. My telephone number is 586-268-4598.
Elvio d'Attilio Rosati
Sterling Heights, Michigan USA

Friday, January 30, 2004 at 16:47:31 (CST)

I am second generation Italian American..my maternal family comes from the Abruzzi region and my mother's maiden name was Nicolucci and her father came from Lanciano.
Vincent Ciliberti
Wayne, Pennsylvania United States

Friday, January 30, 2004 at 07:01:43 (CST)

Ciao: In addition to Jan 29th message: I have more info regarding my grandparents: Birth certificate states: Prov.di Aquila Pololi Italia; born, Scrano Vienna/diGiuseppe, December 12, 1888, mother Maria Corrinina; married Joseph F. Franceschini (or Francesc). Papers are all in Italian. Vienna's mothers name could have also been Maria Carmen Scarno (Scarano). My mother's birth certificate is as follows: Olga Franceschini et de Du Al Ar de Paris, female to Guiseppe...Fortunato Franceschini et de Vienna Scarano (certificate is in French). Hope this helps to find my relatives. It would mean a lot. Thank you.
Judy Longo
Schenectady, New York United States

Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 19:16:34 (CST)

am searching the mancini/mangine/mangene/macini/settimio family of montorio al comano, teramo, italy. andrea and dominic came to us via ellis island in 1909 on the duca di genoua (mancini) the link goes from an antonio mancini and his parents to evangelista mancini and eugenia settimio. antonio was born 12/28 1856 civile, montorio al comano, teramo, italy. any information would be appreciated, hope to share! take care, aj
aj
usa

Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 13:37:52 (CST)

Ciao: I am looking for relatives of my grandmother whose name was Vienna Franceschini, wife of Joseph. Her maiden name was Scarano. She was born in Popoli, prov. of Pescara. My grandparents did not have children in Italy but came to America via Paris, France, (where my mother Olga Franceschini was born) around 1915. Vienna was the sister of Frederick Scarano. Thank You for your help.
judy longo
Schenectady, New York United States

Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 08:34:57 (CST)

Hello,
we are in search of Filippone Donato from Pianella emigrated in america in 1930-1934 and his family. He was the brother of Filippone Vincenzo died in 1951 in pianella (Abruzzo). Thank you.
Filippone Freddy
B6031 Monceau, Belgium

Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 08:23:35 (CST)

Salve,
Stiamo ricercando trace di Filippone Donato immigrato in America verso 1930-34, è Fratello di Filippone Vincenzo Deceduto nel 1951 à Pianella in Abruzzo. Vincenzo era mio nonno( padre di mio padre )
Grazie di tutto......
Filippone Freddy.
Filippone
B-6031 Monceau, Belgium

Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 14:40:41 (CST)

¡Hola! Me gustó mucho la página y entré en ella pues mi tatarabuelo fue Arcángelo Ciampoli, casado con María Teresa Pellegrini. Uno de sus hijos (no sé cuántos tuvo) fue mi bisabuelo Tomasso Ciampoli que vino a la Argentina donde nació mi abuelo Armando. Eran de Ortona a Mare, prov. di Chieti, me encantaría saber si han quedado ramas de la familia por allí. Muchas gracias!!!Ah! Mi bisabuelo Tomasso nació en 1891.Arrivederci!
Gabriela Anapios
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Monday, January 26, 2004 at 18:25:18 (CST)

saluti a tutti. sono nato in pretoro, provinci di chieti anno 1962, e abbiamo immigrato a boston nel stati uniti anno 1963. spero di tornare in abruzzo in settembre, 2004 per vacanzze. cerco di trovare informazioni per il mountain biking nel parco nazionale. mille grazie.

greetings to all. i was born in pretoro, provinci di chieti in 1962, my family and i emigrated to boston, mass. in 1963. we are planning a trip back to pretoro, and i am seeking information on mountain biking in the abruzzo national park. thanks very much.
paul
somerville, ma usa

Monday, January 26, 2004 at 14:50:54 (CST)

I was looking for any connections to the Santini family in Vasto, Abruzzo. My grandfather, Nicholas Santini was born in Vasto on the coast and I am interested in any geneology that can be found. He moved to Philadelphia at age thirteen, was a shoemaker and bricklayer and later became a steamfitter. He had a brother Michael and sister (who moved to South America). His father went to America before he did and he left with his mother and brother. Any information of current geneology or past information/stories would be appreciated.
Albert Santini
West Chester, PA USA

Monday, January 26, 2004 at 14:27:57 (CST)

I saw a posting for someone looking for anyone named Sidonio. Not sure if we are related since that name in Italy could be like Smith here in the USA.
Cynthia Sidonio
Atlanta, Georgia USA

Monday, January 26, 2004 at 11:39:40 (CST)

Hi, I´m an italian living in Germany but as I got married with a woman from Abruzzo (D´Orazio)we go back very often in the nice Roseto degli Abruzzi. If you want to exchange opinions about everything (for example we love travelling)you are welcome to write me !
Ciao, sono un´italiano che attualmente vive a Monaco in Germania. Poiché ho sposato un abruzzese (D´Orazio) torniamo spesso nella dolce Roseto degli Abruzzi. Se volete scambiare opinioni su qualsiasi cosa (ad esempio amiamo viaggiare)... scrivetemi !
Riccardo
Munich, Bayern Germany

Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 15:52:45 (CST)

Hola mi nombre es Maximiliano Francani quiero saber si hay mas gente con mi apellido por ahi para contactar un saludo grande byeeeeeee tengo 23 años
Maximiliano Francani
Buenos Aires, Capital Argentina

Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 13:27:53 (CST)

I am so happy to find this website, and to see the mention of the village, Le Marane, well, it just made my heart feel warm. My parents were born, raised, and married there. I like to say (and with scientific accuracy I may add), I was conceived there. If life does begin at conception, then I am also originally from Le Marane. I have been fortunate in my life to not only have visited, but to have known all of my closest blood relatives. In fact,they're all still there, if not, in nearby towns in Abruzzo. The names associated in some way with the Centofanti name are Mastrangioli (paternal grandmother), Lucci( paternl aunt and 1st cousins), Leombruno (paternal aunt and 1st cousins). If all people who originated from Le Marane were to return to this village, they would be coming from America, Australia, Canada, Venezuela, and other parts of the world I may not know about.
Post your messages on this site, I will come back to read them, and eventually respond when I set up my e-mail.
Luigi Antonio Centofanti
Sterling Heights, Michigan United States of America

Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 12:20:36 (CST)

I am looking for relatives with the last name BOSETTI. I was just seeing if there was anyone I could find who was related to me or if you know anyone by the last name of BOSETTI it would be cool if you could email me (Nikkerz1222 at aol-dot-com) or instant message me (Nikkerz1222 or GoOn4EverAgain) Hope I hear from some relatives! :-)
Nicole
Wisconsin United States

Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 13:52:29 (CST)

I am starting to research my Italian roots. My grandfather arrived in the USA from Pacentro in the early 1900's. His name was Pietro Agostinelli.
Nancy Agostinelli
PORTERSVILLE, PA USA

Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 09:24:39 (CST)

estoy buscando a familiares giammatteo de crecchio-chieti,mi abuelo valentin giammatteo tenía un hermanastro en texas, el bisabuelo se llamaba giusseppe giammatteo y trabajó en texas durante una temporada. Agradecería información.
Silvia Giammatteo
la coruña, la coruña españa

Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 09:23:20 (CST)

estoy buscando a familiares giammatteo de crecchio-chieti,mi abuelo valentin giammatteo tenía un hermanastro en texas, el bisabuelo se llamaba giusseppe giammatteo y trabajó en texas durante una temporada. Agradecería información.
Silvia Giammatteo
la coruña, la coruña españa

Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 20:22:29 (CST)

Hello paesanos! I am attempting to locate any relatives or families with origins in San Marco Di Preturo, a section of Aquila in Abruzzo. I am particularly interested in any connection to the Berardi family- and especially interested in anyone who knows anything about the life of Anfrosina Berardi, my great Aunt who died at the age of 13 nd is a Servant of God status in the cause of her beatification to sainthood. My grandfather's name was Olivero Berardi and my great grandfather and grandmother's names were Isidoro and Santa Berardi. I am researching any information at all for a book about her life and the life of my extended family during the time of Anfrosina's short life (1920-1933). Tanti grazie! con affecto, Linda Berardi
Linda Berardi
Virginia Beach, Virginia USA

Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 04:36:20 (CST)

Ciao tutti, se ce qualcuno che sa informazione di Pasquale Evangelista che si ha sposata Abella, hanno andato in America, con un figlio che si chiamava Nino, torna il 1900-1930. Era il Zio de mio padre Alberto Evangelista, figlio di Simplicio Evangelista e Antonella Tabora. Anyone knowing any information about Pasquale Evangelista who went to America with his wife Abella and son Nino, in the early 1900-1930's. He was the uncle of my father Alberto Evangelista, son of Simplicio Evangelista and Antonella Tabora. Spero a fa amici. Hope to make friends.
Valeria Evangelista
Sydney, New South Wales Australia

Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at 13:36:56 (CST)

My father was born in Roseto degi Abruzzi. His family name is D'Ilario and I am searching for any relatives that are still around. I visited an uncle many years ago when I was in the service. I hope to return to the area soon and I would like to see my relatives.
Ercole DeLario
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 19:50:25 (CST)

Looking for any relatives from Italy. My Grandfather Antonio DelMonte and Grandmother Rosaria Purificati are both from
Villa Santa Lucia, L'Aquila Abruzzo.
Paul DelMonte
Timmins, Ontario Canada

Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 15:03:57 (CST)

www.costadeitrabocchi.com il portale dei servizi sulla costa dei trabocchi promozione turismo eventi storia tradizioni popolari ambiente mare, prodotti tipici, community, eventi ......
antonio
chieti, italy abruzzo

Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 13:42:00 (CST)

Looking for family from Vasto. My Grandparents migrated to Ellis Isl in 1911. John Michael Giobbie and Maria DeAngelo. Also looking for info on the Valetini family of Vasto..who raised John Michael but did not adopt him..Thanks
Howard Sharrott
Mountian Home, Idaho USA

Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 08:35:32 (CST)

I am the wife of Barry Ernesto Bucciarelli, son of Ernesto Bucciarelli who was born in Caramonico in 1922. We have travel plans to be in Pescara area in autumn 2004. As a result, we are seeking members of the Bucciarelli family in Pescara or Caramonico with whom we might meet to reconnect with the family in Europe.
Anyone who might read this and might tell us who and how to contact Bucciarelli family in Caramonico and Pescara please reply to barraialtd at foothillsnet.net.
mille grazie
Patrice D. Bucciarelli
Monticello, Kentucky USA

Saturday, January 17, 2004 at 21:39:48 (CST)

Salve!
En julio de 1989 visité la Ciudad de Cellino Attanasio guiando a un grupo de muchahcos jugadores de la selección de pallamano (handball) de Honduras. En aquella ocasión estuvimos hospedados en el centro escolar de la comunidad y fuimos muy bien atendidos por las autoridades y las personas del pueblo, en especial por unas nobels señoras que nos preparaban con mucho amor la comida. Recuerdo también al Padre Antonio D'Antonio, cura párroco de la localidad, quine nos acompañó también a una audiencia al Vaticano. Quiero saber dónde encontrar a ese sacerdote y cómo comunciarme con él: dirección actual y teléfono, pues nunca los volví a tratar y deseo algún día visitarlo.
Tante grazie...
Don Walter, salesiano. Panamá.
Don Walter Guillén-Soto
Panamá, Panamá Panamá

Friday, January 16, 2004 at 17:06:40 (CST)

Trying to locate my family, my grandfather was born Concezio Spadaccini in 1886, Chieti in the town of Gissi or Abbateggio. My grandmother was born Ersilia Forlini in 1890,
Civitella del Tronto. My grandfather came to America in 1905 and my grandmother came in 1911. Anyone who may have knowledge about my family please contact me:
Deborah Gianotti (Spadaccini)
Pleasant Valley, New York USA

Thursday, January 15, 2004 at 19:46:21 (CST)

I am researching my husband's family from Introdacqua. His grandparents were Francesco Berardo and Teresa Cocco. It would be appreciated if anyone can give me any information they may have on either of these surnames. Thank you.
Madonna Berardo
Gatton, Qld Australia

Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at 18:14:08 (CST)

If you are searching for information on the following surnames: Moretta, Natale, Ulisse, Finamore and Mercadante from Casalbordino, in Chiete, Abruzzo, click on the website above.
You can discover what they did when coming to the USA.
Vincent Moretta
Little Falls, New Jersey USA

Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at 16:31:46 (CST)

My mother was born and raised in Arielli (CH) and married my father who was born and raised in the Boston area. I go visit Arielli every summer and the place continues to amaze me. As a senior in high school my experiences in Arielli and Abruzzo in general have led to my wish for majoring in Italian, as well as International Relations. Arielli is gorgeous and is home to my family, any people who are interested in visiting should definately go, its a great way to see the "simple life" of Italy without all the tourist attractions you find in Rome (Rome is gorgeous in itself). Arrivederci!
Angela B.
MA USA

Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at 08:21:50 (CST)

Has anyone been to BOMBA? I will be going there in the first week of April to look for the POMPONIO family. My grandfather was Pasqualle Pomponio from BOMBA. His father was Donato Pomponio. What's the town like? Is there a hotel? Anything to do? Please email me!! Thanks...John Pomponio
John M. Pomponio
Cherry Hill, NJ USA

Saturday, January 10, 2004 at 08:52:19 (CST)

My grandparents came from St Angelo in Grotto, last name Mucciarone, grandmother was Lombardi, if anyone knows or has any information please contact me. Thank you. e-mail address: cemucciarone at earthlink.net
Charles Mucciarone
Bradenton, FL USA

Tuesday, January 06, 2004 at 17:56:57 (CST)

Please note my new E-Mail address. I am seaching for the names of Porcellini and Pietranico. My grandparents came from Pianella.
Tony Porcellini
Laurel Springs, New Jersey USA

Monday, January 05, 2004 at 19:56:52 (CST)

I too have my grandparents on the Wall of Honor at Ellis Island. My grandfather, Nicolo DiCrescenzo from Gessopalena and my grandmother, Clorinda DiTieri from Gissi.
I have the certifactes proudly displayed in my family room. I took my granddaughter to Ellis Island last spring to see their names on the Wall of Honor. Hopefully someday she will take her children to Ellis Island and show them.
Carol Weston
Hopewell, NJ USA

Monday, January 05, 2004 at 18:35:09 (CST)

Looking for MARINELLI and VARRIANO relatives from VINCHIATURO.
Jane Hamilton

Monday, January 05, 2004 at 11:45:06 (CST)

I just entered my Great Grandfather, Francesco Larcinese and Great Grandmother Secondina (DeGregorio) on the Immigration Wall of Honor at Ellis Island. I received the certificates and I hope to venture to NY to view them soon.

I have the name and photo of the vessel they came over on as well as the immigration registry they had to check in at Ellis Island- pretty cool stuff.

I will do the same for Francesco's second wife Maria DeGregorio when I get info as well as My Great Uncle Giovanni Larcinese. All from Gessopalena (where else?).

Any other information is appreciated.

Matthew Larcinese
Matthew Larcinese
West Bloomfield, Michigan

Sunday, January 04, 2004 at 08:04:09 (CST)

vorrei tanto avere notizie della famiglia granito alfredo emigrata in argentina verosibilmente intorno agli anni 50.questo appello è rivolto ai figli, parenti,e conoscenti, e chiunque possa darmi qualche notizia, o strada da seguire per rintracciarli. un ringraziamento anticipato a tutti voi.
granito dario
s.elpidio a mare, italia marche

Saturday, January 03, 2004 at 19:02:01 (CST)

Estoy buscando familiares de Monteferrante. Yo vine a la Argentina en 1949, junto a mis padres Orito Vicci y Herminia Agnese Di Fabio, y nunca pude contactarme con ellos.
Mariano Vicci
Capital Federal , buenos aires argentina

Friday, January 02, 2004 at 10:16:57 (CST)

Hi,
My Dad is from Miglianico P. di Chieti. If any one has the same last name please contact me.
His name is Aldo Firmani
Thanks
Rita Di Giacomo
Etobicoke, Ontario Canada

Thursday, January 01, 2004 at 11:26:36 (CST)

Porgo i miei migliori auguri di Buon Anno a tutti gli Italiani ed in particolare ai Cansanesi.
Buon Anno
Romeo
RomeoDiGiallonardo
Flushing, NewYork USA