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Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 02:06:09 (US/EST)

I want to visit my mother and father's birthplace in Pratoianni which is a small village near Rieta. Parents' names:Angelo Franchi and Tito Cortesi. They left there in 1920. I need to know a good place to stay for a family of four close by. thanks for any help.
candace sparks
gunnison, Colorado USA

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 13:43:19 (US/EST)

i have written a book: arthur and rose - the caponi/mosca union - october 21,1915
in search of my italian roots
ernest s. caponi,p.e.
ninth child fifth son
the book is currently being published with an expected completion date of october 2006. the book takes readers on a nine year journey thru massachusetts as well as the abruzzo and le marche regions of italy in search of documents of birth, marriage and death which tell about them and their ancestors. the theme of the book is a "how i did it " approach to genealogy research for anyone with an interest in italian americans.
i do have one interesting mystery which is begging to be solved: my mother rose b. mosca is the daughter of concetta sulprizio who was born in popoli pescara abruzzo in 1865. i know her paternal ancestry going back to 1766. Blessed nunzio sulprizio was born in 1817. I know his ancestry back to 1760. I am looking for the name of nunzio's great grandfather (bisnonno) in order to try to find a connection to my grandmother.
I would be extremely pleased if anyone interested in my search could be of help to me in solving this mystery. i do have family trees for nunzio and my grandmother in support of my known facts to date.
Is there anyone who could help me???????? I can be reached as follows:
ernest s. caponi,p.e.
29 causeway terrace
leominster ma 01453-1711
978.534.4735
thank you for reading the foregoing!
ernesto caponi
leominster, massachusetts 01453 u.s.a.

Monday, April 17, 2006 at 09:12:22 (US/EST)

my grandfather was guisseppe marini married fosca cheli lived in pula before 1945 my mother erminia marini moved to australia in 1950 does any one know of these relatives
robert mauro
newcastle, nsw australia

Monday, April 17, 2006 at 01:52:47 (US/EST)

I am looking for any relatives in Italy or the U.S. who may be related to Fiore Angelucci, Born in Castelfrentano, Abruzzi, Italy, he was my grandfather and his parents names were Raimondo Angelucci and Rosina Abbonizio. He was born in 189? he settled in Windber, Pennsylvania around 1900, Also my Grandmother who was born in 1893, in Castelfrentano, Named Laurina Spadone, Could be spelled Spadoni, or Spadano, her parents names were Nicola Spadone, and Maria Campitell. Anyone who may have info from Italy or the U.S. please contact me, Italian language welcome.
Maggie Maria Spadone
Altoona, Pa USA

Saturday, April 15, 2006 at 23:44:08 (US/EST)

Searching for family. Around 1900 four brothers left Matrice Italy. Three came to Ohio USA one Gennaro went to Argentina and was never heard from again. Any Cirino response appreciated. Alex Cerino/cirino
alex cerino/cirino
cape coral, Florida USA

Saturday, April 15, 2006 at 00:05:42 (US/EST)

Nice site! Love to find anyone from San Benedetto, L'Aquila area. Visited once and would love to go back. Rosario D'Addario is my grandmother's cousin's name. Thanks for making the connections easy for those whose hearts are on the other side of the ocean.
Elisa Pepe
Duanesburg, New York USA

Friday, April 14, 2006 at 18:02:10 (US/EST)

Looking for marzella's from filignano village or biello's
sean p. biello
voorhees, n.j. usa

Friday, April 14, 2006 at 02:11:28 (US/EST)

Hi everyone, I am looking for any information past and present regarding the Salvatore and Di Giandomenico surnames. These are my parents and they were both from Castiglione, Casauria from the Pescara providence.
Angelo Salvatore
Adelaide, South Australia Australia

Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 10:22:03 (US/EST)

To John Wargo: your email address turned out as bad destination, so the posting here: the locality might be Tre Ciminiere, in the comune of Atri, which is very near Silvi. The only Tre Camini that can be found in Italy is a frazione of Campofilone, a commune of Ascoli Piceno (over the Abruzzo border north of Teramo). Can the original spelling be Martelli or Martella? The surname Martello is not presently recorded in the white pages of Teramo, while Martelli and Martella appear. More likely, it was Martella. There are two Domenico Martella recorded on Ellis island, one is from Atri and the other from Silvi - both come in 1913, one is 12 and the other 16. The 16-yo is from Silvi, and his parents' names are Giovanni and Anna. The 12-yo from Atri, travels with his mother Rosa Violetti and with other brothers and sisters (Rocco, Candeloro etc) - From what you say the 16-yo should be your ancestor .. the surname Martella appears in Silvi with 13 families. After you have read this message, please send an email to contact@abruzzo2000.com for this info to be deleted.
admin
Abruzzo, Italy

Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 06:41:13 (US/EST)

If anyone has any information about the surname "Martello" from the Abruzzi region, probably from Termo or maybe one of the three Silvi regions I am trying to find out some history on my grand father Dominic Martello born 1896 and died in 1946
or any signficance of the name "three chimneys" tre camini in regards to that region (that may be where he was from) thanks
John Wargo
Atlanta, GA U.S.A.