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Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 19:55:39 (CST)

My father (Angelo Bonaventura) came to the USA in 1922.
Born in Pettoranno Sul Gizio; Provincia, Aquila. Some of our family are settled in Massachusetts. Most are in New Jersey.
I'm interested in the lineage of our name.
Pasquale M Bonaventura
Colonia, New Jersey United States

Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 19:18:03 (CST)

Hello, I am trying to find out about my family history. My great grandfather was Pietro Filomeno Ciaffoni from Torano Nuvo. He came to the USA in 1914 at the age of 16, would like to find family further. thank you

Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 12:01:41 (CST)

Hi im always looking for information on Ofena my family has been there for generations yet i know little about it i have been once if u have any interesting facts feel free to contact me
Also if you know anything about the family names Dionici or Pasquantonio please share the info thanks
Anthony Pasquantonio Boxell
Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at 14:28:56 (CST)

Hello to my Family in Ofena , I have a new email dlancione at comcast-dot-net please if anyone knows my cousin please if anyone knows my cousin Marta Ferrera Please tell her to write please. Ciao Ofena. The Nicest Town in Italy .
Dino Lancione
boston, Massachusetts USA

Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at 10:44:57 (CST)

any one with information about pizzello name from italy. my father ralph j. pizzello had two sisters and one brother who stayed in italy.he also had a nephew that was a dr.id appreciate any information. also any information about gabriel francione who came to the u.s. in 1904.
phyllis hall
bordentown, n.j. u.s.

Monday, March 29, 2004 at 19:35:42 (CST)

Hello My name is George Ranallo.
My grandfather, Bartolomeo arrived in America in 1881 from Ateleta. He and two brothers Errico and Gabriele arrived with him on the ship Vincenzo Florio. Bartolomeo made his way to Kansas City Missouri and raised his family. It is his two brothers, our families have lost contact with. We think one went to Cleveland and the other to Canada.

Our family had a reunion in 2002 and had 98 attend out of a possible 128. We did better in 2003 with 107. We are planning another in October 2004. I have contact with Ranallo's in Texas, Minnesota,Cleveland, New Jersey and Wisconsin. I would enjoy any answers to this posting about anyone or families who might be able to make our reunion.

I also have a cousin who lives in Rome and supplies us with much information on the Ranallo's from Ateleta.
George Ranallo
Overland Park , Kansas Johnson

Saturday, March 27, 2004 at 18:52:41 (CST)

Trying to find an old friend, Mary Kane DeNicola, an attorney last known address in Francavilla al Mare. She's American married to Italian. They have a daughter, Lisa and a son. Thanks for your help.
marge richards
west chester, pa usa

Thursday, March 25, 2004 at 12:35:43 (CST)

Un saluto a tutti gli abruzzesi nel mondo. Ho realizzato, all’interno del mio sito del paese di Cappadocia (Aq), una pagina dedicata alle “storie degli emigranti...”, grazie al racconto del sig. Domingos Lollobrigida, avvocato brasiliano, la cui nonna partì da Cappadocia nel lontano 1891 alla volta dell’America Latina. Vi attendo sul sito, e non dimenticate di firmare il guestbook!
Cappadocia (Aq)
Cappadocia (Aq), Italy Abruzzo

Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at 15:23:01 (CST)

Hi, Everyone.
Congratulations to you on your Abruzzo 2000 website.
Antonio Z. Campagnano
Schenectady, New York United States of America

Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at 04:53:45 (CST)

Un caro saluto a tutti gli abruzzezi nel mondo, specialmente alla gente di Carpineto Sinello, Chieti.
Marcello Marraffini
La Plata, Buenos Aires Argentina

Monday, March 22, 2004 at 18:41:12 (CST)

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Hello: I am researching the Colombo and Restelli families from the villages of Turate, Lucernate and Fenegro, all near Como. I am alos researching the Dalia family from Oriolo near Cosenza in Calabria. The address of my web site is http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gaertner/ I would like to hear from any one studying these families from these villages. Thank you.
Chris Cipriani
Wexford, PA USA

Monday, March 22, 2004 at 18:34:19 (CST)

Hello. I am researching the Cipriani family from Collarmele in L'Aquila. You can find results of the search, along with photos and a history of Collarmele, at my web site. The address is http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gaertner/. I would love to hear from any one connected to my family. Thanks.
Chris Cipriani
Wexford, PA USA

Monday, March 22, 2004 at 13:57:11 (CST)

Scusi porfavore, non parlon Italiano. My Italian friend has lost both his parents in the last year, he is devastated to say the least.His last name is Mercuro, his father was from Fuma (near Naples?) and his mother from Bari. I have crafty hands and want to surpise him with an egg to commemorate their lives for Easter.I am computerless and only know minimal bits of Italian from working with freinds in showbiz.I can't read or access Italian sites.Would anyone know of where I might be able to locate a picture of the region or provincial seal of Bari and Fuma to place on the outside of a jewelled egg, and the family crest of Mercuro to place on a frame cover of his parents on their wedding day to fit inside the egg? Finding a picture to go by seems impossible to me.Does anyone have a scan of those regions emblems or possibly the Mercuro crest? Mili gratzi!
Craig Carr
West HIlls, California USA

Monday, March 22, 2004 at 12:34:19 (CST)

I am looking for information either on the Evangelisti name and/or Di Renzo name. My father was an Evangelisti from Monte San Giovanni Campano, Prov. of Frozinone and my mother was a Di Renzo. Her parents were from Ortucchio, in the Abruzzo region. My mother was born in Chicago, IL.
My father was born in Porrino, a hamlet of MSG Campano. Do I have any cousins out there that I don't know about? I can give you more info if you will write e mail to me. Other names associated with Ortucchio and related to me are Monaco and Rancone.
John Evangelisti
John Evangelisti
Lorain, Ohio U.S.A

Sunday, March 21, 2004 at 12:33:41 (CST)

I am beginning a search of my father, Guiseppe Liberati, ancestry. His family was from Fontecchio, L'Aquila. Dad was born 1912 in France then immediatly returned to Fontecchio. If anyone has begun a search on the L'Aquila Liberatis I would appreciate e-mailing me the results of the search.
joseph j. liberati
monaca, pa US

Thursday, March 18, 2004 at 19:09:30 (CST)

Mi nombre es Ariel y mi deseo es poder contactarme con descendientes de Donato Lalli nacido en 1876 hijo de Nicola Lalli y Elisa Tadeo nacidos en Castiglione Meser Marino. Estare agradecido si me pueden contestar.
Ariel Diaz
Río Cuarto, Córdoba Argentina

Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 20:57:29 (CST)

Hi My name is Rick, my parents Alfredo and Italia Colasacco left Capestrano between 1952-54 to start a new life in Australia.
Enrico Colasacco
Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Monday, March 15, 2004 at 21:03:01 (CST)

I am looking for information or decendents in the Duronia, Province of Campobasso, Molise area. My paternal grandparents the names are Angelo DiSalvo 1875-1962 and Orianda Minichiello (1879-1942). Thank you.
Newport Beach, CA USA

Monday, March 15, 2004 at 19:09:04 (CST)

I am looking for the Corti family who were from Popoli, province of Pescara. Both my great-grandparents immigrated to NY. My grandfather, Asunto Corti immigrated in 1890?
Angelina Corti, my great-grandmother, arrived12/6/1897 at Ellis Island and lived in Mamaroneck,NY
They had seven children.
I would love to know if they had siblings and if I have relatives in Italy!
Lori Daw
Klamath Falls, OR USA

Sunday, March 14, 2004 at 17:28:23 (CST)

Salve a tutti, sono Mauro Lovato, leggo mensilmente le news letter di Abruzzo Heritage con molto piacere ed nteresse.
Scrivo la presente non per farmi pubblicità ma per ringraziare il sig. John M Light e sua moglie residenti negli U.S.A. che nel mese di gennaio/febbraio 2004 sono stati miei ospiti durante la loro vacanza italiana.
Voglio ringraziarlo per aver scritto (pur sbagliando il cognome) del bene sulla mia azienda.
La vitalità alla verde e tenera età dei signori Light è invidiabile.
Siamo felicissimi di averli conosciuti.
Un saluto a quanti dall'estero sono iscritti alla m.list di Abruzzo Heritage.
Ad Abruzzo2000 i miei complimenti per l'ottimo servizio di corrispondenza.
Grazie, Mauro Lovato

Hi to everybody, I am Mauro Lovato, I monthly read the newses letter of Abruzzo Heritage with a lot of pleasure and interest.
I write not the present one to make me publicity but to thank the sig. John M Light and his/her wife residents in the U.S.As. that in the month of January / February 2004 they have been my guests during their Italian vacation.
I want to thank to have written him (also mistaking the last name) of the good on my firm.
The vitality to the green and tender age of the gentlemen Light is enviable.
We are happy to have them known.
A regard to how much from the foreign countries they are enrolled to the m.list of Abruzzo Heritage.
To Abruzzo2000 my compliments for the good service of correspondence.
Thanks, /strong>
Mauro Lovato
Ripa Teatina, ITALIA

Sunday, March 14, 2004 at 14:45:33 (CST)

visit the new web site of Forlì del Sannio (Molise) Italy
Forlì del Sannio (Molise), Italy

Sunday, March 14, 2004 at 11:38:59 (CST)

www.costadeitrabocchi.com .... è il portale dei servizi sulla costa dei trabocchi promozione turismo eventi storia tradizioni popolari ambiente mare, prodotti tipici, community, eventi ...... ricco di foto aggiornamenti settimanali
abruzzo, abruzzo abruzzo

Saturday, March 13, 2004 at 14:10:49 (CST)

I am looking for relatives in italy, Daniele and villanella daniele from st donato near san sosti and villanella from campobasso
ed bowell
deland fl, fl usa

Thursday, March 11, 2004 at 13:59:54 (CST)

Il miei nonni BELLARMINO MANGIFESTA, sposato con GESUINA SILVERIO, loro nascevano ambo in CHIETI approssimativamente 1850. Loro avevano sei bambini NICOLA, ALFREDO, UMBERTO, CONCILIO, AMADEO, CONRADO. ALFREDO MANGIFESTA, nato in 10/01/1891, in CHIETI in di 1899 che tutti di loro sono venuti a Brasil, il de di Rio Janeiro.
Antonio Carlos Mangifesta
Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro Brasil

Thursday, March 11, 2004 at 13:57:01 (CST)

My grandparents BELLARMINO MANGIFESTA, married with GESUINA SILVERIO, they were both born in CHIETI about 1850. They had six children NICOLA, ALFREDO, UMBERTO, CONCILIO, AMADEO, CONRADO. ALFREDO MANGIFESTA, born in 10/01/1891, in CHIETI, in may of 1899 all of them came to Brasil, Rio de Janeiro.
Antonio Carlos Mangifesta
Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 18:42:29 (CST)

bob marino you wrote in regards to our relatives. your aunt mary and uncle joe were my grandparents. you did not leave an e-mail address in your letter, please send it to me and i will get back to you. your cousins rocco and nick(corky) celenza say hi. good to hear from you. ciao
dennis celenza
barryville, n.y. U.S.A.

Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 16:06:55 (CST)

hello to all my paesanos worldwide i am paride speranza born in poggio picenze l'aquila in 1955 moved to toronto canada in 1959 currently living in toronto. please send me a message.
perry speranza
toronto, ontario canada

Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 08:45:06 (CST)

Salve! Mi chiamo Federica e vivo a Castiglione Messer Marino (CH) dove mi occupo di ricerca storica. Ho letto alcuni messaggi lasciati in questa rubrica e vorrei aiutare chi sta cercando le proprie origini sapendo di qualche parente di Castiglione, visto che già ho aiutato una persona che vive negli Stati Uniti a rintracciare un suo lontano parente, consultando gli archivi di Castiglione. Se interessato può prendere contatto con me alla mia e-mail
Federica Proni
Castiglione Messer Marino, Italia

Tuesday, March 09, 2004 at 14:36:57 (CST)

My Grandparents,Domenico Ferrante,born 31 Aug 1879 and Rose Antonelli Ferante born 28 July 1879 in Fara Filliorum Petri,Province Chieti, Abbruzzo. My mother was also born there on 23 May 1905. They settled in Scranton,Pa and Binghamton, and Endicott, NY. I do not speak Italian,however if anyone has any information on them or their families in Fara Filorine it would be appreciated. www.ajccann at YAHOOdotCOM
Anthony Cannavino
Endicott, NY usa,,,

Tuesday, March 09, 2004 at 13:31:51 (CST)

Please need info. DiGiambattista,Torchetti,from Ofena. Also Balassone from Sulmona & Marcantonio. Thanks
Serofino Giambattista
Niagara Falls, N.Y. U.S.

Tuesday, March 09, 2004 at 10:29:43 (CST)

Greatings to all the Abruzzesi around the world.
Trying to locate some of my mother's family around the world.
Other family names related (cousins - brother or sister in law etc..) to my mother family:
Other villages near SAN DEMETRIO NEI VESTINI:
Bazzano - Paganica - Onna - San Gregorio - Poggio Picenze - Fossa - S.Eusanio Forconese - Villa S.Angelo - Stiffe - Ripa - Vallecupa
Giancarlo Staroccia/Antonelli
Rome, Italy

Tuesday, March 09, 2004 at 05:08:24 (CST)

Hello my name is Maria and I was born in Sicily .I came here when I was 5 years old and grew up in Australia. Married A Dutchman by the name of Christopher and have 2 children, 1 (boy)James and 1(girl)Jessica. I would really Teasure any information that I can find out about my family name which is "Caltagirone" Greetings to all lovely people in my country I miss everything But I will be back for a fourth visit ?? Soon !!My husband Loved it there in Sicily on the Mediteranian, told everyone here in Australia he would love to live there, and I think its the best summer in the world. Also I can still read and write in Sicilian and I Didnt even go to Italian school..
Grazie a tutti
Ci vediamo al piu' presto
Maria Jansen
Sydney, NSW Austalia

Monday, March 08, 2004 at 22:26:54 (CST)

Looking for any corazza's which was the way my grandfather originally wrote his name. Obviously the vowels were transposed. He was from San Benedetto but I'm not sure which one.
charles carozza
ridgewood, n.j usa

Monday, March 08, 2004 at 20:58:18 (CST)

We are a family of five,looking to rent a house around provincia da Pescara during the months of september and october. My children are very young and we would prefer to be around other families. Any information would be appriciated. grazie
dorindo dimartino
Island Pond, Vermont U.S.A.

Monday, March 08, 2004 at 08:22:30 (CST)

I am looking for ancestors or friends of my great grand parents, Antonio D'Antonio and Julia Taddeo from the village of Montenerodomo. They came to the US during the late 1890's and made their home in Vestaburg, PA, a small coalmining town in Washington County. They had 5 children,
Mike, John (nickname-Scorp), Constance(my Grandma), Lena, and Anthony (who died at the age of 3)
Brooke Mahler
Aliquippa, PA 15001

Sunday, March 07, 2004 at 22:01:51 (CST)

my fathers name was thomas(tommaso) he was from either screni or casalborbino,my mother was teresa tiberio from casalbordino,if these names are know to any one contact me at the email listed iwas born in rochester n.y.i now live in florida .hope to hear from someone who knows of them thanks
angelo d'ortona
holiday, florida united states oo america

Sunday, March 07, 2004 at 17:15:11 (CST)

My father was from a town called Picinisco and my mother was from Villa Latina. I am coming to Italy this year and would like to look up these villages. Could you please tell me what area of Italy they are located in? Thank you!
Kathie Valeri Carroll
Clarkston, Michigan USA

Sunday, March 07, 2004 at 11:58:01 (CST)

Sono nato a Chieti nel 1945. Cerco contatti con discendenti di miei parenti emigrati negli Stati Uniti agli inizi del 1900 con cognome Picciani,
Un abbraccio a tutti gli abruzzesi nel mondo.
Enrico Picciani
Milano, Italia

Saturday, March 06, 2004 at 15:42:43 (CST)

Please any help for info about family. Both my Great Grandparents, Emedio Nicola Torchetti who married Maria Marcantonio. Both from Ofena. Thanks
Serofino Giambattista
Niagara Falls, N.Y. U.S.

Saturday, March 06, 2004 at 11:03:30 (CST)

I am looking for relatives, trying to go further with geneology. My Great Grandfather was Ponfilio Balassone from Sulmona. He left Italy very early in his life and went to Brazil, later to U.S. If there is anyone who knows of his family in Sulmona please let me know. Thanks
Serofino Giambattista
Niagara Falls, New York U.S.

Saturday, March 06, 2004 at 10:45:23 (CST)

I am looking for any family to speak with, trying to go deeper with geneology. My Grandfather was Serofino DiGiambattista from Ofena. My Grandmother Vincenza Torchetti also from Ofena. Also Great Grandfather Ponfilio Balassone from Sulmona. Any info would be terrific. Thanks
Serofino Giambattista
Niagara Falls, New York U.S.

Friday, March 05, 2004 at 21:54:19 (CST)

My grandfather was born in Paglieres; province of Cuneo in the Piemonte region in 1903.He was a blacksmith. His father was Giovanni Delpui and his mother was Catterina Simondi. He arrived to Argentina in 1927. My father is a carpenter and he came to the United States where I was born. I’m 26 years old. And I would really like to know something about his family, because since he died very young we lost all information about them.
If anyone knows anything about my family. PLEASE email me
West Paterson, New Jersey United States

Friday, March 05, 2004 at 20:22:01 (CST)

I am searching for genealogical information on my maternal grandparents:
Maria DiSepio and Giovanni Fusarelli, both arrived at Ellis Island in around 1912-13.
Angelo J. Scarsella

Friday, March 05, 2004 at 16:58:27 (CST)


Friday, March 05, 2004 at 09:26:54 (CST)

Congratulations Abruzzo 2000,
I would like to contact GARZO surname, everybody from Reggio Calabria area.
Tanti Salutti.
Jaraguá do Sul, Sta. Catarina Brazil

Thursday, March 04, 2004 at 10:21:39 (CST)

Am searching the last name DiNardo from Taranta Peligna first names: Domenico, married a dePamfillis; Luigi,married a Natale; Domenico,married a Merlino also family name of Natale first names: Carlo, married a di Santo; Nicola, married a d'Attilia. Also family name of dePamfillis first name Filippo, married a Casassanta. Years from 1813 back to at least 1760. Mildred Van Nortwick,218 Daniels Avenue,Browns Mills,New Jersey,08015,U.S.A. (mpathfinders at aol-dot-com)
Mildred Van Nortwick
Browns Mills , New Jersey U.S.A.

Thursday, March 04, 2004 at 09:55:47 (CST)

I am researching and decend from Piccozzi, caferelli, and bucci would appreciate any information regarding them:-)
Shelter Island Hgts, NY 11965, ny USA

Wednesday, March 03, 2004 at 15:30:02 (CST)

My Grandfather Antonio DellOsa came to NY from Provincia di Cheiti in Abbruzzi. Our family is currently located in NY and Calif. (USA)
Anthony Dellos
Tustin, California USA

Tuesday, March 02, 2004 at 23:28:47 (CST)

My grandparents Nicola DiGiandomenico and Marianne (D'Olimpio) were both born in Castiglione A Casauria. They had four children Cecilia, Leonardo, John and Louis. Nicola DiGiandomenico parents were Leonardo DiGiandomenico and Cecilia Varasso. They had three children Nicola, Lugia, Cecilia. Marianne D'Olimpio-DiGiandomenico parents were Luigi D'Olimpio and Elizabeth Ventura. They had four children Marianne, Angolo, Domenic, John.
Lou DiGiandomenico

Tuesday, March 02, 2004 at 21:32:03 (CST)

My grandfather's name was Orazio Rufo and my grandmother was Carmela Cedrone. They came through Ellis Island. They worked in New York for a logging company and later moved to the Boston area. I would like to know more about their lineage.
Marla Rufo

Tuesday, March 02, 2004 at 19:34:32 (CST)

I'm looking for my family in Penne, Italy by the surname of Lenuzzi. I was adopted by an American family 46 years ago. My name is Patrizia - please contact me with any info. to the whereabouts of this family. The only knowlege of my adoption was that a relative (Aunt) wanted to keep me but couldn't afford to raise me.
Patti Ryder
Mt. Laurel, NJ USA

Tuesday, March 02, 2004 at 00:12:32 (CST)

What a fantastic website, I'm looking for the family of Egidio Giuseppe Tiberi from Raiano (My grandfather).
Anyone can help I thank you.
Egidio (Jim) Tiberi
Sydney, NSW Australia

Monday, March 01, 2004 at 21:22:31 (CST)

I am researching my family in Castel di Sangro. Our names are:
My grandfather was Antonio Buzzelli (b.1878 d.1971) His parents were Luigi (Pasquale) Buzzelli and Maria Rosario (Pavone) Buzzelli . They lived on Rocco Street.
I plan to visit Castel di Sangro in April 2004. Hope to meet relatives while there. Any info will be appreciated.
Antonio Buzzelli
Lake City, Florida USA

Monday, March 01, 2004 at 15:56:26 (CST)

Hello, i was born in alfedena 46 years ago...it's nice to have a website on it..i wish we could update the town and it's amenities...emma
emma mercuri
huntley, illinois usa

Monday, March 01, 2004 at 06:47:42 (CST)

I'm looking for any relatives on my Grandfather's side. My Grandfather was NICOLA MANGIFESTA, his father was BELARMINO MANGIFESTA, and his Mather was JESUINA SILVESTRI. My Great Grandfather settled in Brazil, Espirito Santo's state, and I believe their's are from Napoles about 1895. Anybody has any info it would be much appreciated.
Thanks so much.
Antonio Carlos Mangfeste
Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro Brazil

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