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Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 15:55:22 (US/EST)

I forgot to mention that the town that Carmine DiLoreto came from is Castel fretano. His Sister Maria's Grandson Donato & wife Nina managed the only gasoline station in Castelfretano. I hope this helps.
Thanks again
Elsie DiLoreto
Carnegie, PA. U.S.A.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 15:36:35 (US/EST)

I am still trying to trace the family of Carmine DiLoreto, I have just learned the name of his father Nicola & Mother Nicoletta Rulli. There were 4 children, Carmine, Stefano, Maria Married to Donato Crognale, & Rocco born around 1901. Rocco had 3 children. Martino, Guiseppi, & Nicole Giovanni. Would appreciate any information you have. Thank you.
Elsie DiLoreto
Carnegie, PA. U.S.A.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 02:36:04 (US/EST)

My family are from Navelli - L'Aquila. My father Giuseppe Lucciantonio was born in Navelli in 1939. My grandfather's name was Paolo Lucciantonio and my grandmother was Maria Troiani. My father's male cousins migrated to America. If anyone knows anybody with the surname Lucciantonio, please let me know as my father and I would like to get in contact with them. Thank you
Daniela Lucciantonio
Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at 21:48:46 (US/EST)

My great-grandparents were from Abruzzo. Specifically CATERINA FILOMENA DIPASQUALE from MASSA D'ALBE and ERNESTO ALOISI from CELANO. I have a fair amount of information on them, but am looking for further information on their siblings, especially CATERINA's.
Lisa Kelley-Musco
Boynton Beach, FL USA

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at 14:13:38 (US/EST)

8 Agosto 2006 - 50° Anniversario della tragedia mineraria di Marcinelle (Belgio) - Il dramma che sconvolse fortemente l´Italia ed in modo particolare l´Abruzzo, rivive nei versi in vernacolo del poeta abruzzese Giuseppe Tontodonati - Scarica gratuitamente il relativo pieghevole dal sito web: www.giuseppetontodonati.it
Raffaello Tontodonati
Bologna, Italy

Sunday, March 26, 2006 at 19:09:48 (US/EST)

My father is Flaviano W. Calvarese, born 5/30/34. He was named after his uncle, also named Flaviano. The Calvarese family of mine is located in Wilmington, DE. My late grandparents were Emidio Calvarese who was married to Mildred DiGulielmo (Williams).

The family consisted of: Mary Cummins, Frank, Norma Knipe, Flaviano, James and John (deceased).

I realize there were many, many Calvarese family spread throughout the Tri-state area.

Years ago, The Delaware County Daily times ran a huge front-page story of the Calvarese clan. I would love to get another copy of it.

I am very proud of my heritage. My father is very ill with Parkinson's Disease and is confined to a nursing home. My mother suffered a stroke about 15 months ago. She is in good shape but has very limited use of her right side.

My siblings (Stephen, Vincent, Karen, Kathy) and I have done very well for ourselves. We owe it to a good upbringing by our parents, who worked and sacrificed for us. The Calvarese name is one to be very proud of and I wouldlove to hear from any of its members.

Thank you.
Leonard P. Calvarese
Upper Darby, PA USA

Saturday, March 25, 2006 at 18:39:54 (US/EST)

Francesco Nicolini (1892-1896) married Rosa Sparacino (also born 1892-1896) in 1918. Believed his family originated in Veneto or Genoa. Her family originated in Palermo, Sambuca di Sicilia. They migrated to the USA and had 5 known children. Francesco may have only applied as "Declaration of Intent." PLEASE CONTACT ME if you can help. Thanks.
L. Nicolini

Saturday, March 25, 2006 at 18:19:37 (US/EST)

Looking for lineage on the following surnames: Iannessa, Mignella, Prioriello, and D'Eramo. My Maternal grandparents were Nicola Mignella and Felicia Prioriello from Boian, Italy. My paternal grandparents were Vincezio Iannessa and Gemma G'Eramo. I know that I have two Uncles that still live in Boiano, Mario and Pietro. Any information would be appraciated.
Gemma A. Iannessa
Conway, Pa USA

Saturday, March 25, 2006 at 16:24:25 (US/EST)

Hello: March 26, 2006. My interest is finding my Great-Grandparents who lived in Venafro. Their names are:
Carmine D'Antonio Born 9 Oct 1877: Angelina D'Antonio Born 9 Nov 1891; Nicandro Born 19 Dec 1855; Nicoletta Born 10 Dec 1852. If you live in Venafro, how would I get information of family members? Is there a directory of the cemetary in Venafro? Is there an address for the town hall of records? I think I have a second cousin who is a vascular surgeon in Venafro and another relative who owns a dress shop. Any help would be wonderful. I would like to buy a poster of Venafro, as a gift to my family. Is there a shope with a web site that I can accomplish this. Thank you for your time and effort. Barbara. San Francisco, California USA babsie@pacbell.net
p.s. The birth dates may not be accurate.
Barbara Kassity
Woodside, California USA

Saturday, March 25, 2006 at 16:07:56 (US/EST)

Greatgrandfather Antonio DiCarlo was at one time a priest.
Came to United States in the 1920's? Anyone out there have a connection. Cocozziello family name as well..Greatly appreciate any leads.Annemarie
Annemarie Doucette
Moor Park, California United Staes

Saturday, March 25, 2006 at 06:03:06 (US/EST)

My name is Angela Schiazza. I am looking for relatives of Antoni Schiazza married to Marietta (Descipio) Schiazza. I believe Antoni came to this country in the 20's, he was acompanied by a brother or cousin. Mary (wife) is still living at 108. Four children born to this union. Unable to get much history from family. Looking for others who share name. Would like to share stories-ancestry.
angela schiazza
rochester, nh strafford

Thursday, March 23, 2006 at 04:12:14 (US/EST)

I looking for anyone who would remember my grandmother's family. her name was Feliceita Arquilla from Raiano Italy, she came to the United States in 1920, she has since passed away, if anyone remembers the family, I would appreciate the information.
Thank You
Gary R Meese
Rices Landing, Pa. 15357 USA

Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at 16:01:38 (US/EST)

I am looking for information for a good self catering or guest house in the town of Ortona a Mare. I am on a mission to research my families origins in this town.
Could someone please advise me of a suitable place that they may reccomend. Perhaps the rental of an apartment, etc.
Is there a car rental agency close by or do I need to hire a car in Pescara?
Duane Mark Firmani
Cape Town, South Africa

Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at 08:38:31 (US/EST)

iam tracing afriend named mary ann hardy, she is nurse, living in australia.
john kameri memusi
kajiado, kenya

Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at 04:10:02 (US/EST)

Has anyone already constructed a "Durante" family tree from Pietracupa, Campobasso area? The surname also appears in Fossalto and Salcito, nearby. We know a bit about the "Del Monaco" connection also.
Vincent Durante
West Chester, Pennsylvania USA

Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at 00:03:50 (US/EST)

to anyone that can help:
My father, Carlo Dentino, was born I believe in Teramo(Abruzzo) Italy, came to the US in the early 1900's. He was married to Philomena DiPilla who was born in the US but her father, Angelo DiPilla was married to Madelena Scili/Shorley. The only info I have on them is they come from the town of Campobasso.
Thank you,
Thomas Carlo Dentino
bradenton, florida usa

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 18:08:28 (US/EST)

Hello, my son and I will be visiting Italy in June 2006. We are looking for relatives of the Carano family in Carovilli. My great-grandfather, Pasqual Carano, and great-grandmother, Anna Marie Massaro Carano, came to the US in the early 1900's. They settled in Oklahoma and, eventually, in Youngstown and Hubbard, Ohio. Pasqual was married twice. His first wife (unsure of her name) died and he and Anna Marie were married by proxy while she was still in Italy. Their daughter, Louise (my grandmother) married James "Chip" Rossi, whose family may have also come from the same area. I would appreciate any help in finding potential relatives still living in the Carovilli area. Thank you.
Susan Shaffer
New Bern, NC USA

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 17:00:06 (US/EST)

Are there any persons by the surname Spinosa in Venezuela?
If so contact this site. thank-you
E. Spinosa
London, England

Monday, March 20, 2006 at 21:52:11 (US/EST)

Dear Pamela my name is luciano DiPiero Giovani bada was my fathers uncle on his mothers side your grandmother is related onmy mothers side after speaking to my dad he says it is possible we met some time in the past i would like it very much if you could email me to speak in more detail. Call me for some info on your grandparents both my grandmoters are bada annecchini i have tons of stuff
luciano DiPiero
Oakville, ontario Canada

Monday, March 20, 2006 at 03:48:04 (US/EST)

My father Mario was born in Castel di Sangro, Abruzzo in 1933. His father was Silvio DeVincentis (was DeVincenzo)and mother was Nicoletta Caruso. My grandfather was born somewhere near or in Chieti. He had an older brother Enrico (DeVincenzo) and a younger brother named Mauro (his last name was Piscione). I believe Enrico's grandchildren are in Toronto, Canada and Mauro's family in Pescara, Italy. Just curious! Any informaion, please contact me.
Nicoletta DeVincentis
Woburn, MA USA

Sunday, March 19, 2006 at 16:49:05 (US/EST)

Meus avós são todos italianos. Meu avô paterno chamava-se LUCCHESE PIETRO, filho de Cesare e Catterina Bertolo, nasceu em ODERZO (TR) em 18-03-1876; veio para o Brasil em 1887, com seus pais e um irmão LUIGI. Casou-se aqui com ROCCO ANGELA, filha de ROCCO GIOVANNI e de GOBBO ANNA,que desembarcou aqui em 25-07-1891. Tiveram dois filhos: Victório Olivo e Cesar. O avô materno chamava-se LONGHI DOMENICO, filho de Nicola e Di Vito Angela, nasceu em Fresagrandinaria (CH)em 01-12-1864; desembarcou no Brasil em 19-06-1888,sozinho. Casou-se na Itália com MARIANNI MARIETA,com quem teve 12 filhos (um na Itália) e, em segundas núpcias, com MARIANNI FRANCESCA, filha de MARIANNI ROMULO e de TERPOLILLI PHILOMENA,todos italianos. Estou encontrando dificuldades para montar a árvore da família por falta de informação. As igrejas e cartórios, simplesmente desconhecem os pedidos que fazemos. Gostaria de contactar-me com pessoas do mesmo nome, ainda que só por curiosidade. Não falo outra língua, mas posso me fazer entender em italiano e espanhol.
João Carlos Luchesi
Sorocaba (CEP) 18035-090, São Paulo Brasil

Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 10:06:30 (US/EST)

Dear Rosalyn,
My name is Sergio Rosato, I am 45 years old, married with three children and I live in Sydney Australia. I am the first born son of Luigi Rosato, 5th son of Maria Guiseppa La Pietra born on 18th February, 1902 in Lanciano, Provincia di Chieti. Nonna Peppinella was married to Antonio Rosato born in Lanciano 13th March 1898. They had eight (surviving) children who emigrated literally to the four corners of the globe. I was back in Lanciano last September for the Le Feste di Settembre - an amazingly, warm and beautiful place. I know that branches of the LaPietra/Rosato family emigrated to France and to Canada whilst branches of the Rosato clan are located in Canada, US, Belgium, Switzerland, Australia and Italia.
We may be distant relations - who knows?
Sergio Rosato
Sydney, NSW Australia

Thursday, March 09, 2006 at 23:05:39 (US/EST)

I usually spend time on philly ,if some american need find things or family connection write me on taprcomnacozz at hotmail.it
pescara, Italy

Sunday, March 05, 2006 at 03:38:30 (US/EST)

To Fabiola L. Nicolini -- My birth surname is Nicolini. My grandparents were Francisco (Francesco) Nicolini and Rosa Sparacino. They were both born 1892 - 1896 and married in 1918. They migrated to the USA (through the port of Genoa or LeHavre) Does this sound familiar?

Sunday, March 05, 2006 at 02:33:41 (US/EST)

Qualcuno conosce Di Marino Rocco? è mio cugino, abita negli Stati Uniti e non lo riesco più a rintracciare. Non ho contatti neppure con le sue sorelle: Di Marino Filomena e Maria. Se qualcuno mi può aiutare ne sarei grato.
Fernando Marcantonio (figlio di Di Francescomarino Amelia)
guest book di www-dot-comune.pretoro.ch.it
PRETORO (Ch), Italy

Saturday, March 04, 2006 at 01:15:10 (US/EST)

Hi my name is Fabio DiMillo,I'm looking for any relatives from Roccamorice. My grandfather Antonio DiMillo and great granfather Salvatore DiMillo or if there are any relatives in Roccamorice. My grandfathers sopranome was Antonio yo boy or Antonio u brigante they called him. I currently have family aunts,uncles,cousins in chieti,abruzzo. My granfather Antonio DiMillo left Roccamorice for Pretoro, Abruzzo where he married my grandmother Letizia DiFederico. Would like to hear from anyone with information.
Fabio DiMillo
Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Thursday, March 02, 2006 at 20:29:07 (US/EST)

Hi, I am from South Carolina but am currently studying in Firenze, Italy. My family comes from Miranda Italy. The names I have are:
Assunta Varzania
Gaetano Marzano
Can anyone help!! I would LOVE to be able to visit Miranda for my Grandpa (who was never able to see where his family was from) but I need help as to how to get there!!
Kelsi Dunlap
Columbia, South Carolina USA

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