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Sunday, February 29, 2004 at 18:51:51 (CST)

I'm looking for my relatives of FOSSA, SANT'EUSANIO FORCONESE, SAN DEMETRIO NE´VESTINI, FAGNANO ALTO.
My ancestors named MASCI, GAROFALO, LISI and DE ANGELIS.
My ggrandmother named MASCI BERARDINA and my ggrandfather named DE ANGELIS DONATO.
I'm looking for where my maternal grandmother, named DE ANGELIS LUCIA o ADA LUCIA, born in L'AQUILA PROVINCE, in Gennaio/1890.
If semeone can help me, I'd very happy!
Thanks,
Vera.
vera lucia cernaglia de lima
mogi guaçu, são paulo brazil

Sunday, February 29, 2004 at 17:04:23 (CST)

MY NAME IS CATHERINE CHERRY HIDALGO. LOOKING FOR THE CERASA FAMILY. PLEASE CONTACT ME BYUREDD at AOL.COM THANKS
CATHERINE CHERRY HIDALGO

Saturday, February 28, 2004 at 19:47:31 (CST)

Looking for any inforamtion on the DiCesare geneology. Not sure if realated to Michele DiCesare. But if so that would be very great to know.
Terry DiCesare
clenmoore, pa chester

Saturday, February 28, 2004 at 10:21:14 (CST)

My Castelpetroso family tree includes the following names:

Cosmo Notte married to Isabella Vacca c 1695
other spousal names and approximate marriage dates include:
Catarina D'Uva c.1729
Antonia Armenti c 1755
Maria Iannone c.1815
Giovannantonia Petrecca b. 1830
Giovanni Pugliese b.1830 m. Maria Roberti(?o?)b. 1831
Antonia Pugliese b. 1864

Do I have relatives out there? Where are you?
Marie Capezzuto
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA

Friday, February 27, 2004 at 14:36:46 (CST)

I am searching for relatives of Giacchino Difonso and his wife Filomena Carrara who left Pettorano sul Gizio around 1910. Need parents and brothers and sisters. Any Difonzos or Carraras out there?
Kathy
Weston, FL USA

Friday, February 27, 2004 at 14:35:35 (CST)

I am searching for relatives of Giacchino Difonso and his wife Filomena Carrara who left Pettorano sul Gizio around 1910. Need parents and brothers and sisters. Any Difonzos or Carraras out there?
Kathy
Weston, FL USA

Friday, February 27, 2004 at 11:55:03 (CST)

My Father,Fillipo D'Adamo was born in 1892 in Vasto,Italy and came to this country in 1909 when he was l7 years old. He settled in Baltimore, Maryland due to havein his older brother,Pietro and many cousins living here. But my Grandmother Anna Marie Celenza and Grandfather Pasquale along with two sisters stayed behind. My Grandfather died when Dad was traveling to America and my Grandmother died during World War II from malnutrition. It tool six months for the word to get to us. From what we hear our famile has many relatives still in Vasto. We would love to here from them. I am so glad to have found this wonderful site.
Rita (D'Adamo)Rubie
Catonsville, Maryland USA

Friday, February 27, 2004 at 01:39:50 (CST)

Hi ... my family comes from Taranta Peligna (CH). My father's parents came to the US in 1907 and settle in Colorado. They left Italy to work in the mining industry. I have traced my family back to the early 1600's - thanks to the priest in the village. My family names are: Lippis.
big_player
New York, NY USA

Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 13:14:30 (CST)

Looking for any Vitale Family that may live in Ovindoli Area. I believe my great grandfather (Pietro Vitale) moved from Ovindoli to Pettorano Sul Gizio around 1870-80.
Vince Pizzoferrato
Canton, Ohio USA

Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 10:04:25 (CST)

I co-compiled a family history about my ancestors from the village of Palmoli, located in the Abruzzo Region. If you are interested in Palmoli, and its people e-mail me.
big_player
New York, NY USA

Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 02:23:20 (CST)

Un bellissimo sito sulla tradizionale festa delle Farchie di Fara Filiorum Petri. Da Visitare: farchie.too.it.
Andrea
Chieti, Abruzzo Italia

Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 12:19:08 (CST)

W L'AQuila
Maria
Portland, USA

Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 07:31:39 (CST)

I'm looking for any relatives on my father's side. My father was Victor Nicholas Lecce, his father was Nicholas Lecce, and his Father was Vittorio Lecce. My Great Grandfather settled in NY, and I believe a brother of his resided in the Scenectady NY area. Anybody has any info it would be much appreciated.
Nicola Lecce
new market, tn usa

Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 13:13:31 (CST)

We have been visiting relatives in Lama di Peligni for about 15yrs. after doing a family tree search. Would love to meet other Laudadio's that originated from that area. Remigio Laudadio was our grandfather who immigrated to Pennsylvania. We have deep affection for our Italian relatives who have treated us with the best of hospitality.
Sylvia
Orlando, Florida USA

Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 13:07:06 (CST)

hi,
i need information oon my grandfather Enilio Siravo family. grandpop would have been born in the 1890's and came to the usa around 1910. his fathers name waw frederico siravo and his mother was madelina spina. my only referances to towns are abruzzi,campobasso, montiguaa ?? or montiguka. can anyone help !!!!

thanks,
Henry A. Siravo Jr.
Malvern, Pennsylvania USA

Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 02:32:17 (CST)

I am looking for information on my G-G-G Grandmother and Grandfather, Cesidio & Colomba "Gaunciale" Pisegna. Colomba was born in 1846 in Collelongo. Dau. of Camillo Guanciale & Giovanna DeMedicis. Sister of Pietro & Giuseppe Guanciale.
Colomba married Cesidio Pisegna. Their children, Domenico, Francesco, Giacomo, Antonio, Sante, Maria, Rosetta, Consiglia.
We dont know if she came to America or remained in Italy?
We have one photo, located at www.tribalpages.com (search for Guanciale) She is wearing traditional black outfit of a widow, indicating Cesidio passed on before this portrait was taken. Please respond if you know anything of our family. Thank you
John
Cleveland, Ohio USA

Monday, February 23, 2004 at 03:43:58 (CST)

Trying to put together a little family history for my dads 80th birthday. His name is Mariano DiLabio and was born in Villamagna. Could anyone whos parents or grandparent or really anyone who knew him when he was growing up could send me some info or anyone who could help with the family tree l would be very greatful
Thanks
Tiziana Reginato (DiLabio)
brisbane, queensland australia

Sunday, February 22, 2004 at 08:03:51 (CST)

My parents, Battista and Melba DiGiallonardo are from Abruzzi, Italy, namely Cansano. I was pleased to come across this website! Anyone else from Cansano? It's heartwarming to see a site where we all have a common connection! My husband's parents are Italian and German so that's where my current last name, Wolf comes from.
Anna Maria Wolf
Glendale, New York United States

Saturday, February 21, 2004 at 21:27:38 (CST)

Ciao: I am trying to find where my grandfather came from. I believe it is in the Abruzzo/Agnone region. He married Elvira Recanatini. He emigrated to Ameica between 1850 to 1890. His name is Lorenzo DiMenna. I am told by trade he was a barber. When he came to America he had children: Inez, Ernest, Ronald, Rene, Edward (my father), and Matilda. I will be traveling in April to that region and would like to look up any living relatives. I lean toward believing he may have come from Agnone because there are familiar names such as Lorenzo, Michele, Raffaele and Lucia, living now in Agnone. I would appreciate any information you can give me. Many thanks.
Elvira Muscolino
West Nyack, New York USA

Friday, February 20, 2004 at 10:47:17 (CST)

Hi, Love the website! My mother was born in Torricella Peligna. She is Nicoletta Ficca and her parents are Giovanni Ficca and Luisa Teti. I am visiting Torricella next month, so I found this site during my research. My maternal great-grandparents are: Marianna Di Marino and Nicola Teti and my paternal great-grandparents are: Rosa Dulisse and Camillo Ficca.
Feel free to contact me with any research questions.
How exciting!
Donna M. D'Angelo
Philadelphia, PA USA

Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 18:43:24 (CST)

Looking for anyone who might know of Oreste Padovani or Maria Lazzaro Padovani. They were my grandparents and come to USA in early 1900's
Joyceann Padovani
Langhorne, Pennsylvania USA

Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 06:50:42 (CST)

I CAME ACROSS THIS WEB SITE BY ACCIDENT I LOVE IT.
I WAS BORN IN PACENTRO I CAME TO AUSTRALIA WHEN I WAS SEVEN YEARS OLD AND NOW I'M (55) I HOPE ONE DAY TO GO BACK AND RELIVE IT ALL AGAIN. I DO HAVE A COUSIN NAMED FLORA IN PACENTRO NEE PICCIRILLI. IF ANYONE KNOWS HER GIVE HER MY REGARDS. THANKS RITA.
RITA DAMETTO
GRIFFITH, NSW AUSTRALIA

Wednesday, February 18, 2004 at 19:02:10 (CST)

Ofena!
Hello to the people of Ofena Hello to Fousto an Catherine if someone knows my cousin Marta Ferrera tell her to write me at this email.
Dino Lancione
boston , Massachusetts u.s.a

Wednesday, February 18, 2004 at 15:13:22 (CST)

HELLLO TO ALL THE ABRUZZESE!!!! ANYONE COME FROM CANSANO,MY FATHER'S NAME IS DONATO TARULLI,BORN IN CANSANO,& MOVED TO MONTREAL IN 1962,WOULD LOVE TO HERE FROM ANYONE WHO'S ROOTS ARE FROM CANSANO , ITALY .THANK-YOU CIAO
DANIEL TARULLI
MONTREAL, QUE CANADA

Wednesday, February 18, 2004 at 08:17:21 (CST)

I believe that i am the great grandson of Domenico mattozza, i am told that i am named after him if anyone has more info for me. please let me know!
Domenico Mattozza
shelby, mi usa

Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at 23:56:35 (CST)

Ciao italiani,specialmente gli Abruzzesi. Con molto piacere ho trovato questo guestbook! Sono nata in Assergi, L'Aquila, proprio sotto le falde del Gran Sasso, e sono orgogliosa del mio incantevole paesetto, arrivederci.
anna maria mosca,cerulo
millington,, new jersey u.s.a.

Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at 10:59:25 (CST)

I am researching Antonucci & Fallavollita surnames, it is great to see another webiste about my abruzzo heritage..
Best Regards
Descendant of Antonucci & Fallavolita & Salvatore surnames.
Bob Turcott
Everett, mass usa

Monday, February 16, 2004 at 12:10:04 (CST)


Hi! I am interested in obtaining information on my family history. I would like to connect with relatives living in Miranda, Italy or elsewhere. My grandfather was Charles Northen (Narducci). He and his brother Dominic came to Canada around 1890. They settled on Cape Breton Island and worked in a steel mill in Sydney. From there Dominic moved to Philadelphia, Penn. for some time and later moved back to Italy. My grandfather's name was changed to Northen when he moved to Canada. If anyone has any information regarding the Narducci family in Miranda, Italy I would appreciate hearing about them. Thank you.
joan northen
rocky mountain house, alberta canada

Sunday, February 15, 2004 at 10:24:51 (CST)

hi,i'm looking for my parents ancestors.my father venzo radeschi married to adriana rosati immigrated to canada in the early 1950's.my father's father name was pasquale radeschi born in corfinio does anyone know of him please help.
mauro radeschi
chomedey,laval, quebec canada

Saturday, February 14, 2004 at 07:44:20 (CST)

Marco Tulio Pettinato Pereira
David

Friday, February 13, 2004 at 00:49:33 (CST)

I am going to Acciano this March to visit my grandmothers home. I will be looking for information on her parents, Antiono Ciaglia and Catarina Colangeli.
Sharon

Thursday, February 12, 2004 at 07:54:44 (CST)

Hello, I am looking for any family (friends) of my family in Celano, Italy. Both of my parents are from the Abruzzi region. My father is Dominic G. Marianetti, a funeral director in Rochester, New York. My mom past away this past November. Her maiden name was Ruscitti (Victor and Mary) My dad's parents were Gaetano Marianetti and Annarella Mancone. Also, one of my good friends from Rochester was living in Celano: Monica Pasqualoni Piccone. Any information would be most appreciated.
Donna Marianetti Tallarida
Rochester, New York United States

Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at 20:44:13 (CST)

Looking for Sabatino or Sabatini relatives in the Rochester, NY area. My grandmother stayed with relatives there roughly around 1920 when she immigrated from Italy then moved to Portland, Maine to marry my grandfather Constantino D'Alfonso. If this sounds familiar, please e-mail me.
Annemarie D'Alfonso-DiMillo
Portland, Maine USA

Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at 13:48:34 (CST)

My grandparents on my mother's side came from Castelvecchio Calvisio. Thier name was Michael and Terezzana Viola. My grandmother's maiden name was Pacini. Other relatives that came from that area were the Scacchitti's and the Ciuffini's. They all settled in Northwestern Pennsylvania (Bradford, PA). I will be visiting Catelvecchio Calvisio and the Abruzze in April and if, hopefully, some of my long lost relatives. If of my relatives are out there, please contact me. Thanks.
Tony Pascale
Scottsdale, AZ USA

Monday, February 09, 2004 at 04:28:24 (CST)

Viva l'Abruzzo!!
amedeo massimi
Pullman, WA USA

Sunday, February 08, 2004 at 17:59:46 (CST)

My Grandfather was Joseph Carl Polite was married to Patty Green(Joespeph's father Carmelo Polite) He was a Calabrai I've beem told. He has 4 daughters and a son named Joe (polite's). If anyone knew him please email me.
Thanks, Cody.
Cody Bollman

Sunday, February 08, 2004 at 15:48:22 (CST)

Looking for marriage info re Palmina Di Mecola and Domenico Coccione both from Arielli. Married about 1900. Immigrated to USA in 1902 with daughter Mary Grace Coccione.
Domenico also had a previous wife who died at sea bound for Argentina about 1890 during child birth.
Any info on families welcomed, birth etc.
Dick
Phoenix, AZ USA

Sunday, February 08, 2004 at 06:53:50 (CST)

Bonjour à tous, je suis le fils d'un pere s'apellant Antonio Paciocco né à vacri en 1947, je recherche tous les documents me permettant d'en savoir plus sur mes ancetres Paciocco ainsi que sur ma famille Di Camillo. Mon Grand pere s'apelle Francesco Paciocco et ma rand mere Nicoletta Di camillo né Angelo Di Camillo et Maria Domenica D'Angelo merci à tous.
Paciocco Raphaël
Halluin,, Nord, France

Saturday, February 07, 2004 at 20:30:41 (CST)

I would like to contact anyone that lives in Giulianova with the last name of Nataloni. My grandparents came to America in the early 1900's. My granfather's name was Attilio and my grandmother's name was Giulia.
Atley Nataloni

Saturday, February 07, 2004 at 18:25:07 (CST)

Hello, I'm Marco Tulio Pettinati Pereira.
Visit my site.
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Marco Tulio Pettinati Pereira
Rivello , Potenza Italy

Saturday, February 07, 2004 at 16:39:25 (CST)

Trying to find my grandparents relatives. My g/father was Alfonso Civitarese, from Poggiofirotto. He arrived in America on March 26, 1903 and he was going to visit his brother,Giovanni Civitarese.He also had a cousin living with his brother, Frank Fallino.
My g/mother, Retucsia ( Rita ) Marinucci,arrived in America on 29 April, 1911. Her father's name was Pantalone Marinucciand he lived in Canosa S. My g/mother was going to stay with her brother.Guiseppe Marinucci in Valhalla, New York.
My Uncle Joseph Civitarese once went to Italy to meet the family and recieved the genealogy of the family, but he gave it to one of my cousins and he lost it in his computer which crashed. Please, if you have ant knowledge of my family or are related, contact me at suprgramps at aol-dot-com
God Bless you all, Jim
James Dominic Civitarese
New Bedford, Massachusetts America

Friday, February 06, 2004 at 09:56:55 (CST)

I had left an earlier message on the message board but I had to change my e-mail address. My previous e-mail was: rcuoppolo at osc.gov.on.ca. If anyone would like to get in touch with me please e-mail me anytime at ladywop77 at hotmail-dot-com. My mother is Maria Cuoppolo nee Di Giallonardo. She comes from the small town of Cansano in the province of Aquila. All the best to all the Abruzzese. Ciao from Toronto Canada
Rose Cuoppolo
Scarborough, Ontario Canada

Thursday, February 05, 2004 at 22:59:12 (CST)

My Parents are from fossacessia and Rocca san Giovanni and my mothers maiden name was Caravaggio looking for any info thanks.
Rino Mancini
St.Catharines, Ontario Canada

Thursday, February 05, 2004 at 18:19:34 (CST)

My grandparents and other family members were from Contraguerra (Teramo). Several years ago the city of Philadelphia exchanged "keys of the city" with Teramo because there were so many people of that area that had settled in Philadelphia. At any rate i would love to hear from anyone that has any knowledge of the Piattone, Planamente or Volponi families. When my grandparents died all records of our descendents died with them.
thank you
Joseph s. Ali
clementon, new jersey USA

Wednesday, February 04, 2004 at 21:18:25 (CST)

My father arrived in Canada at the age of 19 in the middle 1960s. He was a resident of the town of Paglieta in the province of Chieti. I would like to congratulate the creator(s) of this website for you provide a meeting place for many immigrants and sons and daughters of immigrants to discuss their roots. Not only do you provide an avenue of discussion you also promote the education of the young generation about the past and about their origins. Hopelfully this will enable the children of the future to have a stake in knowing where it was that they came from and in turn understand the world better. I hope that at some point in time I may have some information that may be of use to someone in the future.
Marco Scatozza
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Wednesday, February 04, 2004 at 19:14:29 (CST)

My father came to the United States in 1927. He was born in Atessa. His father's name was Masimino and his grandfather's name was Angelo. I understand that both his father and grandfather came from Paglieta. I would very much like to hear from any other DiNella's that come from these towns. I would like trace my family for my children.
Franco DiNella
Bradenton, Florida U.S.A.

Tuesday, February 03, 2004 at 04:45:01 (CST)

Scuppoz...parola nata dal festoso schioppare di coppe a...Valle Castellana in provincia di Teramo, a due passi da Ascoli Piceno.
Valle Castellana è un paese posto su un'altura a 630 metri sul livello del mare immerso in uno splendido paesaggio montano, nelle vicinanze si possono ammirare i suggestivi ruderi del duecentesco Castel Manfrino, nei pressi di Macchia da Sole.
Venite a trovarci...
Damiano
Valle Castellana, Italia

Sunday, February 01, 2004 at 17:19:28 (CST)

I am trying to investicate my husbands parents background. Ny information on a Felicia D'Alfonso from Rocca Scalegna or Rocca SCalinia and also Sabatino Proficuo
from Mosciano Sant Angelo. Any information will help.
Mary Ellen Ambrosi
Winter Park, Fl. USA