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Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 14:27:23 (CDT)

I'm planning a trip to Villa Santa Maria, to find records on my great grandfather Galizio Delle Piane. He was orphaned at the steps of the church Santa Maria Basilica on Feb 17 1880 He was named by the "hermit" of the church who found him, hermit's name was Bruno Cotumaccio Nunzio.
He gave my grt grndpa the name Galizio Delle Piane. Galizio Delle Piane was then raised by the hermit. Does anyone have any information at all? My grt grandpa married Angela Spaventa on August 7, 1903 in Santa Maria,
Arrived in NewYork 7-7-1906 ship SS Citta di Genova. Settled in Greensburg, PA West Moreland County.
Thank You,
Chris Vargo
long beach, California USA

Monday, May 30, 2005 at 10:18:08 (CDT)

Hi! My name is Dino John Carozza and I am looking for relatives who reside in the USA or Italy. My father is Dino Ludovico Carozza who was born in the Bronx, New York in 1928. My grandfather's name was Ludovico Carozza and my grandmother's name was Anna Carozza. My grand parents arrived in the USA in the 1920's. If anyone has any knowledge of who my relatives are just email me.
Dino John Carozza
dino carozza
orrville, ohio usa

Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 12:26:02 (CDT)

Ho bisogno di avere già (con molta urgenzia) notizie o un breve cenno biográfico di ARTURO VENTRESCA, pittore abruzzese (credo che nato a Sulmona) che visse molti anni a Capitán Bermudez presso Rosario (Argentina). M´interessa principalmente conoscere i premi ottenuti in Argentina. Lui integra una mostra di pittori italiani in Argentina. Grazie

Necesito con MUCHA URGENCIA datos biográficos de ARTURO VENTRESCA, pintor nacido en Sulmona que vivió muchos años en Argentina. Principalmente saber de los premios obtenidos en concursos de Argentina. Datos para una exposición en el Museo Estevez de Rosario. Muchas gracias
Pedro Sinopoli
Rosario, Santa Fe Argentina

Friday, May 27, 2005 at 14:48:45 (CDT)

My father Angelo was born in the Bronx NY on Dec. 29, 1919.
The nurse who delivered him wrote Benizio on the birth certificate instead on Bonizio and it stuck with him. He had 4 brothers, Patsy, James, John and Albie and two sisters Millie and Viola, all from the Bronx Van Nest Avenue and all Bonizio's. Does anyone know anything about their parents? Very few records exist that I know of and I'd like to do some research, how do I get started?
Charlie Benizio (Bonizio)
Richmond, Virginia USA

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 16:45:16 (CDT)

Looking for anyone related to or with knowledge of my Great Grandfather, Rosario DeFlavio. Born in Bisenti, Italy on June 9, 1886. Was married in Italy around 1910 (not sure what wife's name was). Had 2 children born in Italy (Francesachina b. 1911 and Nicholas b. 1913). Rosario immigrated to Atlas, Pennsylvania, USA in 1907. He married Grazia Calabrese (from Montenerodomo) in Atlas, PA in 1920. Franceschina and Nicholas came to Atlas, PA in 1920.
Thank you.
Shannon Murray
Trabuco Canyon, California USA

Monday, May 23, 2005 at 19:45:27 (CDT)

Conti Macciocca Hi I was born in Tocco and am trying to find information on my family.
I know that some of them migrated to America if anyone can help with information I would be grateful.
Carmel Byham Conti
Sovereign Islands, Queensland Australia

Monday, May 23, 2005 at 15:06:48 (CDT)

Hola soy nieto de Carlos fiorelli mi bisabuelo se llamaba Martín fiorelli. No tengo mucha información de que zona de Italia heran.pero quiere averiguar todo si alguna persona sabe del viejo martín él emigro de Italia a la zona de fray bentos río negro(en Uruguay). Yo investigue y encontré en Parto una villa Fiorelli pero según mis datos el viejo martín nació en piemonte pero yo lo dudo, buenome gustaria que si alguna persona sabe algo se comunique con migo por favor.
Quiero saber todo los datos de mis antepasados todos los dias mando mensajes de correo a personas con el apellido fiorelli pero nadie responde espero que esta pagina de resultados tambien mi abuelo se llamaba JUAN CARLOS FIORELLI
carlos fiorelli
montevideo, uruguay

Monday, May 23, 2005 at 10:48:26 (CDT)

I am interested in finding anyone from the D'Amario/Toppi families from Palena. My grandfather, Antonio D'Amario, married Luisa Toppi, and emigrated to Providence, RI in 1890's. I believe he was a tinsmith in Palena. Any info on any remaining family in Palena would be very much appreciated.
Myrna (D'Amario) Enwright
Newport, Rhode Island USA

Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 12:18:40 (CDT)

This message is an update to my earlier message in July 2002. I am correcting information.
Would love to hear from anyone possibly related.
Carmen Gasbarre (my grandfather - arrived in USA through Ellis Island as a teenager in early 1900's); Enrico (Henry) Gasbarre (my father born 1919 in Ohio); Carmen Gasbarre originally from "Castelnuovo San Pio Delle Camere", born in 1892.
Linda C. (Gasbarre) Halley
Delaware, Ohio USA

Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 07:39:42 (CDT)

hi, everyone i am looking for info on my dad's family Battista who originated from sicily, they immigrated to newcastle hundreds of years ago and i am interested in finding out the rest of my family tree. And i also would like to now what battista means, and what buisnesses they run in italy. Anyone with information please send it me i'll be very greatful for anyone's help.
nicola battista
newcastle upon tyne, united kingdom

Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 03:16:05 (CDT)

I am researching the Di Nobile surname and would be intersted in exchanging information....My direct line came from Ripalimosani....I have noticed many Di Nobile's in Lettoplena , maybe there is a connection ?....I am also help another possible Di Nobile relative research her Genealogy....Her Grand Father was Giuseppe and he had a Brother named Luigi....It is my understanding that they both came over around 1901....Each may have spent time in Massachusetts(Boston) , Rhode Island(Providence) and Ohio(Youngstown)....I know that Guiseppe eventually settled in Youngstown & Luigi in Providence....They may have been from either Palena , Abruzzi or Palma , Campania....The Ship's Manifest I found for Luigi was unclear....Any help that you could provide would be Greatly Appreciated !....
Tony Di Nobile
Cleveland, Ohio USA

Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 09:00:46 (CDT)

i am preparing to publish a book titled "arthur and rose".the book is in fact my search for my italian roots which i began in 1997.
arturo was born in pretare, ascoli piceno, marche in 1891.
rosa's genitori were born in popoli verso 1865.
is there any interest?
i can be reached at 29 causeway terrace,leominster,ma 01453-1711 978.534.4735.
i would be delighted to share some of my wonderful experiences with any interested party.
ernesto caponi
leominster, massachusetts 01453-1711 u.s.a.

Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 19:32:37 (CDT)

A tutti gli abruzzesi del mondo, volete salutare i vostri parenti in abruzzo? Inviate una e mail a: info.ivan at tin.it - Radio mondo da Pratola Peligna li leggerà in diretta durante i suoi programmi. Scriveteci in tanti, vi aspettiamo. - www.radiomondo.135.it
ernesto di marzio
pratola peligna, italy

Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 16:49:26 (CDT)

Grazie a Abruzzo 2000 ho conosciuto tanti abruzzesi che per un motivo o per un´altro sono partiti o non sono neanche nati in abruzzo dovuto a che i nonni tantissimi anni fa sono emigrati, per questo vi ringrazio per averci dato la possibilitá di poter stare a contatto con la nostra terra o la terra dei nostri avi.
Purtroppo molti non parlano italiano e anche volendo non possono fare ricerche sugli antepassati, per questo ho deciso di aiutare un´amica inglese che cerca parenti a Lanciano.
Ann cerca notizie di sua madre che ha sposato un inglese e che dal 1946 nn é piú tornata in Italia.
Sua madre si chiamava Assunta Maria Bomba, nata a Lanciano il 13 agosto 1922, battezzata nella chiesa di San Agostino, da Domenico Bomba e Concetta Cocco che abitavano in corso bandiera 2.
Mi farebbe piacere poter aiutare a Ann....con il vostro aiuto chiaramente.
Un cordiale saluto a tutti
leon, spain

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 08:31:18 (CDT)

Hey, my name is Brittney Lopopolo. Iam trying to find some of my ancestors. The last name is Lopopolo, from sicily, Italy.
Brittney Lopopolo
chattanooga, Tenneesse UNITED STATES

Monday, May 09, 2005 at 13:01:53 (CDT)

i am in the process of completing a book about my search for my italian roots. it is titled "arthur and rose, the caponi/mosca union, october 21,1915."
arthur was born in pretare frazione di arquata del tronto le marche in 1891. rose mosca's mother concetta sulprizio was born in popoli pescara abruzzo in 1865. beato nunzio sulprizio was born in pescosansonesco in 1817. nunzio's father, domenico was born in popoli in 1795 and he died in 1820.
il mio nonno antonio sulprizio was born in popoli in 1809. i am trying desperately to determine if domenico and antonio were related. can any one help?
my book will contain about 300 pages of narrative,documents from italy and the usa covering birth, marriage and atti di nascita, matrimonio e morte tell a great story about the subject of the act. my journey in search of my italian roots has been going on since 1997.
does any one have any further interest in my research? i would be honored to share some of my experiences.
ernie caponi 987.534.4735 29 causeway terrace leominster ma 01453 u s a
ernesto caponi< caponi21833 -->
leominster, massachusetts u s a

Monday, May 09, 2005 at 02:31:09 (CDT)

I am trying to learn more about my maternal grandmother's family and relatives i have in Italy. Her father was vincenzo guglielmelli. I believe he was from avelino providence or mount verde area. I was told his father was a stone cutter who actually carved a 3 room homestead in the side of the mountain, that his cousins occupied when the family immagrated to the states. The home was supposedly featured on "Ripley's believe it or not" some years ago. When Vincenzo came through ellis island the last name was shortened to guglielmo and supposedly his brother's was shortened to melli. If anyone can help me find info on my relatives please contact me.
amelia strucich
edison, nj usa

Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 22:21:25 (CDT)

looking for any information on the DiSabatino family history
tonya disabatino
monroe, michigan usa

Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 22:15:36 (CDT)

This is a wonderful Web Site. Tanti saluti di tutti Abruzzese e Molisane. I am interested in hearing from any and all of Italian background. My father's family is from Pizzone, Prov Isernia, Molise and my mother's family is from Agnone, Prov Isernia, Molise. Father's family names are: Mancini, Sammartino, Santucci, de Cristofano. Mother's family names are: Orlando, Carosela, de Pasquale, Amacone. Tanti salutti a tutti, Vincent Mancini
Vincent Mancini
Key West, Florida USA

Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 16:19:29 (CDT)

Hi My name is Donato(Don). My father is from Colledimacine italy, and my mother is from Ofena italy. Doing research on the last names Coletti from Ofena and Delli Pizzi from Colledimacine.
Donato Delli Pizzi
North Vancovuer, Canada

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 18:56:45 (CDT)

Hi, I would like to find BRANDO or RUSSILDI members, in Rivello ( Potenza ) Italy
Juan Brando Russildi
Monterrey, MEX.

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 04:16:06 (CDT)

hi, i am looking for any information on my nonno. his name was pietro palmieri, i have little information about him but i do know that he came from santa maria, naples in around the 1950s & settled in cardiff, south wales, uk. he had 1 son, francesco & 1 daughter, maria. pls email me at santinosmum at hotmail-dot-com. thankyou.
Anna Palmieri
Wales UKL

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 16:51:08 (CDT)

I am looking for info on the DiNicolantonio family of Atlantic City, NJ. Mr DiNicolantonio is/was a prominent heart surgeon, and owned the Venice Restaurant in Atlantic City in 1944. His wife's (my maternal aunt) name is/was Mary nee Morrison of Philadelphia. I met my aunt only once when she came to Norwood, PA when my mother died in 1944. I know they had a son and a daughter at that time. I am researching our geneology, but not having much success.
Pat Wasilewski Park
Olathe, Kansas USA

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 09:37:38 (CDT)

I am looking for any information on people who immigrated from Pettorano in 1901. many would have gone to Chicago Heights Ill. Some could have come from Amaseno Italy, some could be related to the family of Mingarelli. my grandfather Giovanni Almenti or Olmetti would have been with those who immigrated in 1901 from that area. Thank you
Tony Almenti
Durango, CO USA

Monday, May 02, 2005 at 07:27:56 (CDT)

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