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Friday, December 31, 2004 at 12:46:39 (CST)

Hello there everybody! My parents are from a little town called CELANO located in Aquila (Abbruzzo). The families on my dad's are Santucci and my Mom's is DiRenzo. They moved to Canada in 1966. The last time I was in Celano was over 13 years ago. I miss it....gotta go back. Saluti a tutti!!!
Domenic Santucci
Mississauga, Ontario Canada

Friday, December 31, 2004 at 09:35:38 (CST)

Hi! My best wishes for a peacefull 2005.
I'm looking for my ancestors: my father Valentino born in the State of Albany on 02.14.1912, my grandfather, Massimo Crisi, went to USA about 1904-08. They came from L'Aquila (AQ) and about 1924-26 they went back in Italy.
Thank You
Alessandro Crisi
Roma, Roma Italia

Friday, December 31, 2004 at 09:32:57 (CST)

Hello!
I am looking for my grandparents who were from Cupello, Chieti, in Abruzzi. My grandfather's name was Joseph Perfette, but in Italy, it may have been Guiseppe Profete or Profeta. My grandmother's name was Clara Santoro Budo before she married my papa. My grandfather was a widower when he married grandma. His first wife was Romelia Macchia. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Eileen Ciminero Patrone
Niles, Ohio USA

Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 14:49:50 (CST)

Your site is outstanding. My brother visited family in Calasio this summer('04. I Plan to visit in the near future. My Grandfathers name was Costantino Palumbo. Any relatives, I would love to hear from you.
Virgil Palumbo
Windber, Pennsylvania U.S.A.

Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 12:31:22 (CST)

I am looking for a Volpino Italiano but this is a hard to find breed. If anyone knows a breeder of volpino's in Canada or the States could you please e-mail the information to me at mike-r at rogers.com. Thanks.
Mike

Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 03:20:33 (CST)

i am looking for relatives of francesco moschetti born in 1881 in palena married vittoria delmastro had a brother falco and children born one son names nicholas and grand mother born 1882
elizabeth
north providence, rhode island usa

Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 23:25:23 (CST)

My paternal grandfather, and my father, emigrated to the US from Silvi. I have visited on a couple of occasions but not recently, and have some relatives still residing theree. Unfortunately, they are not good correspondents, probably because my Italian skills are minimal, as are their English ones(although one young cousin does write occasionally in good English).

One of my favorite memories was hosting a "pranzo Abruzzese" for all my relatives on my first visit, in 1977.
It was held at a restaurant called Vecchio Silvi. Marvelous. A succession of courses that echoed our family Christmas celebrations in the States. Antipasti without end, three different pastas including spaghetti alla chittara, three entrees and a myriad of desserts. I did not want to eat for four days, but the relatives kept feeding us.

I would love to hear from residents of Silvi or Silvi Marina who may know my family.
Leon(e) Ciferni
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey USA

Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 15:02:45 (CST)

Happy New Year OFENA,ITALY.
Fausto and Catherine I hope your Well.
dino
boston , Massachusetts USA

Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 15:02:10 (CST)

Happy New Year OFENA,ITALY.
Fausto and Catherine Ihpoe your Well.
dino
boston , Massachusetts USA

Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 23:25:12 (CST)

My paternal grandfather, and my father, emigrated to the US from Silvi. I have visited on a couple of occasions but not recently, and have some relatives still residing theree. Unfortunately, they are not good correspondents, probably because my Italian skills are minimal, as are their English ones(although one young cousin does write occasionally in good English).

One of my favorite memories was hosting a "pranzo Abruzzese" for all my relatives on my first visit, in 1977.
It was held at a restaurant called Vecchio Silvi. Marvelous. A succession of courses that echoed our family Christmas celebrations in the States. Antipasti without end, three different pastas including spaghetti alla chittara, three entrees and a myriad of desserts. I did not want to eat for four days, but the relatives kept feeding us.

I would love to hear from residents of Silvi or Silvi Marina who may know my family.
Leon(e) Ciferni
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey USA

Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 06:15:37 (CST)

Ciao, my family came from Tocco Da Casauria in Abbruzzo,my grandfathers name was Pietro Conti I beleive some of his family migrated to America,any inforamation I would be grateful for.My fathers name was Antonio Conti my mother was Camilla Macciocca.Thankyou
Carmel Conti
Sovereign Islands, Queensland Australia

Sunday, December 26, 2004 at 23:55:30 (CST)

ciao! i am looking for relatives of erminio iacobucci, born 1891 in pratola peligna (parents emidio iacobucci (born castel di sangro) and maria domenica leombruni) and sofia presutti, born in pratola peligna (parents vincenzo presutti and maria zavarella) i would love to communicate with any family members. i am also searching for any family photos, specifically any of my grandparents while still in italy or of my great grandparents. i know my grandmother sofia had a pretty large family so am hopeful that a photo of her parents exists somewhere in italy amongst family members. thank you, diane
diane (iacobucci) rog
cleveland , ohio usa

Sunday, December 26, 2004 at 23:29:17 (CST)

hello. anyone who was communicating with my cousin carolyne reeves (researching presutti/iacobucci from pratola peligna/castel di sangro) please contact me, diane (iacobucci) rog at sophiesahm at YAHOOdotCOM. my cousin, with whom i was researching family history, passed away a little over a year ago, and i would love to resume her contacts and continue her research. thank you, diane
diane (iacobucci) rog
cleveland, ohio usa

Sunday, December 26, 2004 at 23:24:29 (CST)

ciao! both my grandparents came from pratola peligna, names erminio iacobucci and sofia presutti. my husband and i visited pratola in 2000 and are planning another trip spring 2006 and are beginning planning early. hope to bring many more family members with us this time and would like to meet as much family as possible. would love to communicate with family from pratola (presutti, iacobucci/pizzoferrato) and castel di sangro (iacobucci) diane
diane (iacobucci) rog
cleveland, ohio usa

Sunday, December 26, 2004 at 21:54:31 (CST)

Hello,

My name is Dennis Bruno and I'm looking for any information of my Dad who was born Vincenzo Bruno in Rocamandolfi 1910. My grandmother name was Maria Martelli born May 31,1888. My grandmother had three brothers all born in Italy, Ralph, Joe and Luigi...Some other family names are John Bruno wife Giovanna....Adeline Bruno Pinelli....Any Info please send to Dbruno0630 at aol-dot-com
Thanks for your help...
Dennis Bruno
Jacksonville, Florida USA

Sunday, December 26, 2004 at 20:51:51 (CST)

My grandfather and grandmother were Antonio and Antonia Mannella born in Ateleta in the late 1800's. They came to the US and settled in Pittsburgh, PA in the early 1900's and had 8children...Alexander,Carrie, Mary, Philip,Anna, Rose, and Anthony (my Dad) who is 89yrs old. I know the DeLuca, Donnetelli's, and Rossi's figured into our family a lot. Does anyone have any information on birth dates, etc?

Thanks, Nancy Stinson
Nancy Stinson
Salt Lake City, Utah USA

Sunday, December 26, 2004 at 10:51:21 (CST)

I would really enjoy hearing from family on my mothers side
Her name was Assunta Taconelli and she lived in Chieti. She had a brother named Rocco, and nieces that I had met when I visited Italy in 1994. Their names are Giuseppina (Taconnelli) Capone, and Maria (Taconelli) Salbucci. Her nephews name is Mario Tacconelli, married to Lucia Proietto.
Also anyone knowing of the Lattanzi family that lives, or lived, in Castel D'Iedi (spelling???)
Anthony DiPietro

Sunday, December 26, 2004 at 09:20:25 (CST)

Searching for information on the SECATORE family which emigrated to US perhaps in 1910 or thereabouts. Father was Domenic, mother was Adele Desiderio, children were Franklin, Adelmo, Amleto, Remo, Renato, Evelyn.
Paula Rechnitz
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

Friday, December 24, 2004 at 21:03:05 (CST)

Merry Christmas and a happy new year, to all the abruzzesi around the world. I was born in Castel di sangro ciao.
ron rucci
perth, wa australia

Thursday, December 23, 2004 at 16:00:14 (CST)

Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo a tutti gli Molisani in particolare a i residenti di Civitanona del Sannio. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Mary Alati
Richmond Hill Ontario, Canada

Thursday, December 23, 2004 at 14:48:26 (CST)

Merry Christmas and happy new Year 2005!

PACE!!!! PEACE!!!!

Buon Natale e felice Anno Nuovo a tutti nel mondo e specialmente a tutti gli Abruzzesi!
Filippone Freddy
Charleroi, Belgium

Wednesday, December 22, 2004 at 11:58:55 (CST)

Ciao! The names DeFelice and Ascolese are in my family. The DeFelices came from Abruzzo, and the Ascoleses came from Naples (and few from another name in Venice). If anybody has any information about history or people, please email me. I'm sorry I couldn't write more.
Con Affetto,
Dominica DeFelice

Sunday, December 19, 2004 at 17:59:19 (CST)

My Grandfather lived in Abruzzo before coming to America his name was John Anthony Luciani,he was married in Italy by an arranged marriage.
Donato Luciani

Monday, December 13, 2004 at 13:34:14 (CST)

Desidero dire Buon Natale i Felice Anno Nuovo a tutti il paesanos in America o Europa chi può vedere questo messaggio. From, the Santucci family, Chicago , IL, Westchester (suburb). Con affetto sempre, Dino, son of Carlo ( who came here 1955), son of Libero and Carmella Santucci (also 1955, now deceased), tutti da Pizzone originalmente.
Dino Santucci
Chicago, IL 60606

Thursday, December 09, 2004 at 21:56:34 (CST)

SEARCHING FOR ANY ONE WITH INFO ON MY GRANDFATHER ALBERTO UMANI FROM TERMO CAME AS A CHILD AND SETTLED IN SECANE PA.ABOUT 1920?MAYBE
LISA DONATO
GLEN MILLS , PA. USA

Thursday, December 09, 2004 at 12:19:04 (CST)

Looking for relatives from my grandfathers family -- Nicholas, brother Pat, sisters Carmella and Antoinette. I think his mothers name was Angelina and my great grandfathers name was also Michael. All ended up in NJ.
My wifes family is from from Sicily -- last name Indelicato, (mothers name was Stallone) all ended up in Bristol, PA.
Anyone?
Mike Abruzzi
Yardley, PA USA

Tuesday, December 07, 2004 at 07:34:55 (CST)

Ciao ho usato il vostro ottimo sito per programmare una vacanza in un centro Culturale della Regione.
Il sito è stato davvero di grande aiuto per me e per gli altri membri dell'associazione.
Clara, Associazione Culturale Micene
Clara
Torino, Italia

Monday, December 06, 2004 at 22:27:40 (CST)

does anyone know the arms or "mascot" of filetto. I know many italian cities have animal mascots and i wasnt sure if filetto did?
Adam
boardman, oh us

Monday, December 06, 2004 at 12:22:37 (CST)

Hi! I'm looking for info. about my great-grandfather, Rocco Melchiorre, married to Carmela. They lived in Philadelphia and are originally from Abruzzi. They had 7 children, Dominick (Dan), James, Joseph, Antoinette, Filomena, Mary and Elizabeth.
Lauren Maddock
Lyons, NY USA

Monday, December 06, 2004 at 10:13:38 (CST)

I'm looking urgently for Mr. Enzo (Vincenzo) Calabrese who is living in Turdera, Buenos Aires, Argentina. His Fathers name is Vicente Calabrese and his father is resident at Santa Ana 55 PB Buenos Aires - Turdera.
Mr. Enzo (Vincenzo) Calabrese was the General Director of the a company denominated DEWT S. A., and BR Petrol SA both with address at Lavalle 774, Piso 5° Of. 18, in 1047 Buenos Aires, Argentina.
I would very appreciate if a person or anybody else can assist and help me to find Enzo Calabrese. I would be very grateful to receive contact information, phone, fax email or mobile phone numbers to go in touch with him.
Sincerely yours,
Marquees Armando Mormina
Marquees Armando Mormina
Luxembourg & Windhagen, Luxembourg & Rheinland Pfalz Luxembourg & Germany

Monday, December 06, 2004 at 00:43:05 (CST)

Wow, my eyes are very sore. My heart is touched and i'm feeling sad i miss my birth land. DiNunzio my father's side/Carmosino my mother's side. We came to Canada in 1954 from villa s. michele a tiny town that i visited many years ago. I'm waiting. xoxoxoxoxo
Silvana DiNunzio
toronto, ontario Canada

Friday, December 03, 2004 at 18:48:13 (CST)

I found your site very interesting since I am enquiring into the purchase of property in Abruzzo. Thankyou! Can anyone tell me the average low temperatures in winter & highs in summer?
E. Perry
Coos Bay, Oregon USA

Thursday, December 02, 2004 at 08:24:02 (CST)

Visitate a Teramo il presepe "Le genti del Parco", il più grande d'Abruzzo, nei locali dell'ex ospedale psichiatrico dal 8 dicembre 2004 al 9 gennaio 2005

Teramo, Italy Abruzzo