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Monday, May 31, 2004 at 15:04:26 (CDT)

I am looking for information on the Sylvester (Silvestri) family. My Grandfather was from Livigno,Italy. This is all of the information I have. He came to the US, I believe in the mid-1800's.
shirley bishop
Sheridan, WY USA

Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 11:17:36 (CDT)

We believe our grandparents, Louis DiLorenzo and Mary Fiore, came to America around 1915. Name chaged to Lorenzo. Originally lived in St.Paul,MN area (2yrs) then moved to Buffalo,NY where most of our Lorenzo family remained. Our grandparents were from the Torre de Passeri area. We would like to reconnect with our relatives in Italy. Thankyou.
Larry (Di Lorenzo) Lorenzo
Apache Junction, Arizona USA

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 16:58:35 (CDT)

I am looking for information about both my great grandfathers' families in Italy: Dominico Gualano from Castel San Vincenz, born in Jun2 1883. He married Assunta De Troia. He wan an only child, but he had Uncles and Aunts. Some of his cousins immagrated to Chicago Ill, USA many years ago. There are a few Gualano's still living in Castel San Vincenzo. Any information would be appreciated.
Linda Gualano
Montreal, Quebec Canada

Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 09:02:13 (CDT)

I am looking for information about both my great grandparents' families in Italy:
SBEDICO - from San Vito and Lanciano
Giuseppe Sbedico and Enrichetta Gargano Sbedico
MALANDRA - from Chieti
Donato Malandra and Concetta DiVincenzo Malandra
Both families moved to Philadelphia, PA around 1900.
Mark Mordue

Sunday, May 23, 2004 at 23:11:54 (CDT)

I previously posted a message some time ago and changed my email address. I have updated some information and would be interested in hearing from any relatives.

My father, Tommaso Racano, was born in Fresagradinaria in 1935. My grandfather was Cosmo Racano and my grandmother's maiden name was Prassede Granata, who was born in San Salvo in 1903. She has some family in Italy.

My father emmigrated to Canada in 1957 and my grandmother and one sister (Maria) eventually came to join him. He has one sister (Emma) in France and another sister (Claudina) in Pescara, who retired from the Verona Sisters.

There are many people from this region living in Winnipeg Canada. My father has since been back to visit and was happy to see many of the people he grew up with. Both he and I would be pleased to hear from anyone and welcome your comments.

Cosmo Racano
Cosmo Damiano Racano
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 13:48:45 (CDT)

My Grandfather Domenico Ferrante born August 1879,passed 1965 Married Rosa Antonelli, born July 1979 passed November 1954. The were both from Fara Filorine,Petri and relocated to Binghamton,NY and in later years my grandfather resided in Scranton, Pa.I do not speak or understand Italian, hoever, if any one with either of the above surnames knows any one it would be appreciated. My grandfather had relatives in Oliphant, Pa and my grandmother in Rochester,NY and Hartford,CT. Any news on either Surname would be appreciated. ajccann at YAHOOdotCOM
Anthony J. Cannavino
Endicott, NY USA

Friday, May 21, 2004 at 22:50:55 (CDT)

Our roots go back to Loreto Aprutino, provincia di Pescara. My parents came to the US in the early 20th century. Both have passed now, leaving many questions about our roots. My paternal grandfather was Pasquale Sideri, married twice. Once to one sister, and when she passed, he married the second sister. There were children from both marriages. Many of the children settled in Massachusetts. We would like to know more about the era of Pasquale and Luisa, etc.

If anyone know anything about this time, please share this with me.

Lori Sideri (father Orlando, mother Italia Mariani Sideri
Lori Sideri
New York, New York USA

Friday, May 21, 2004 at 15:23:40 (CDT)

I'm searching my ancestrys a long time ago....
Because in Argentina we are only three branches of D'Alfonso Family. I'm living in Patagonia, City of Trelew -Chubut. I'm Phisycal Doctor - neurosurgeon. I'm married with a sicilian women Maria Stella Caltagirone, born in Enna. I'have three childrens Maria Cecilia, Santigo and Maria Laura.My original language is spanish, but i can speak and writhin more and less English and preferly French.
I will be meet people with my surname, including i hope meet cousins or far parents, for make the family tree and meet sincerely contacts.
I think that in the world they are now many wars, dieds an violency, so i think is better known people....
Jose Eliseo D'Alfonso
Trelew, Chubut Argentina

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 14:02:14 (CDT)

I am looking for family history in Sulmona or anyone who has any links to the Family name. Panfilo Balassone who was born in Sulmona in 1864. He had a sister who came to the U.S. and settled in Watervliet N.Y.. His father was Arcangelo Balassone and mother Costanza Martini or DiMartino. If anyone has any information or any link to these family names please E-mail ( fino23 at adelphia-dot-net )Thank you, Fino
Serofino Giambattista
Niagara Falls, New York USA

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 11:41:30 (CDT)

Pittsburgh and Alleghey County honor Bruno Sammartino, the World"s Wrestling Legend.
Roland Lazzaro
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 15:31:15 (CDT)

Ciao a tutti mio familia de Paincarani, PRovice de Teramo, Abbruzzi, Italy.
I am looking for anyone who may be familiar with the family name of Ciccarelli from this village. My mother was the daughter of Splendora DiBonaventura Ciccarelli and Gaetano Ciccarelli and was born in the early 1900's. If you know of anyone related to these persons please contact me. I know of several cousins in the village that I correspond with but would like to meet other members of this family. Grazie.
Julia Cialini Lattanze
Baltimore,, Maryland USA

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 10:52:29 (CDT)

Ciao a tutti!
Sono contenta di sapere che un sito sul nostro magnifico abruzzo esiste! Mio papà è nato a Fagnano Alto. Ho un bellissimo ricordo di questo paese, ho passato tutte le mie ferie infantili... Se siete di Fagnano Alto, aspetto con piacere la vostra posta!
Emmanuelle Linda
Bienne, Berne Switzerland

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 10:30:57 (CDT)

looking for my Italian roots. My grandfather and grandmother and father left Rivisondola or Roccacaraso or Barrea in 1904 to America. Grand fathers name was Jerome DiCola and my grandmothers name Nunziata ( Silvestri) DiCola. My father's name was Andrew, and he was 2years old when he left Italy. In the 1950's my grandmother returned to one of these towns and paid to have a fountain built or rebuilt in the center of one of these towns. At this time she still had relatives living there. My Grandparents and father are all deceased. Doe's anyone out there have any information on DiCola's still living in this area of Italy.
I plan to retire in 2006 and will go to italy and try to find any living relatives there.
Gerard Di Cola
west hempstead, new york USA

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 20:25:58 (CDT)

hi i am looking for giuseppe piluso ,peluso family, he married giovanna defazio, utica ny. they had 5 children all of utica,ny.looking forward to meeting and talking to any piluso's, peluso's or even defazio's, difazio out there! thanks!!
jennierose stuart
utica,, ny usa

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 12:02:38 (CDT)

Greetings to all! My name is John anzini. I am looking for any information regarding my family. My grandfather's name was Joseph Anzini who came from Tagliacozzo according to my father who was also Joseph Anzini. My father visited Tagliacozo and spoke to my grand fathers brother or relatives when his military duty took him to the area. Unfortunatly my father has passed away without our ever having the oppertunity to visit the area he knew. So my search continues. Any information that anyone can provide would be helpful. Many thanks and God bless you all.
John Anzini
John Anzini
Carmel, California USA

Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 20:45:48 (CDT)

I was very pleased to find your website. I've tried in the past to locate some information for my father but was unsuccessful until this moment. My father was born in Bucchianico, Italy. His lastname is DiLanzo. I now only have an aunt and uncle and some cousins still in Bucchianico. It has been 20 years since I have been there. I hope to keep in touch. Thank you. Diana
Diana Sparling
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 22:18:07 (CDT)

Does anyone know the Delfini's or Scarci's from Palena Abruzzo???
Dante Delfini
Chicago, IL USA

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 12:24:24 (CDT)

I am interested in hearing from anyone who is from Villa Santa Maria in Cheite in Abruzzo. My family name is Salvatore and Mastricardi. I would love to hear from anyone from the town of La Villa.
Adele Salvatore
Malba, New York USA

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