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Monday, July 31, 2006 at 20:17:03 (US/EST)

Rapino Chieti want to trade home in Arlington Virginia (5 minutes to Washington DC) for place in Rapino. next summer july or august 3 or 4 weeks.
victor ferrante
washington (capitol), DC Us

Monday, July 31, 2006 at 12:03:23 (US/EST)

I am from the Di Labio family originally from Bucchianco Italy for thoes who are looking. Cheers
Adam Di Labio
New South Wales Australia

Monday, July 31, 2006 at 04:31:08 (US/EST)

Hi, I am searching for any family members of the Bellomo family. My father now deceased, Carl Charles Bellomo, lived in Rochester all his life, but we never knew any of his family. If you have any information please contact me at carol120@datanet.com. Thank you.
carol imburgia
penfield, new york usa

Wednesday, July 26, 2006 at 20:28:16 (US/EST)

I am in search of any information regarding my grandfather. We were told he was adopted to a Puerto Rican family. His name prior to being adopted was Vicenzo Serbeli Martini, and his adoption name was Eduardo Rodriquez Latimer. Please email me.
Norfolk, VA USA

Saturday, July 22, 2006 at 20:18:08 (US/EST)

I will be traveling in Italy in September/October 2006. My grandfather, Dominic Luciano (known as DiLuciano in the United States) was born July 14, 1891 in Montorio al Vomano, Italy. I understand my grandfather had six brothers/sisters. My grandfather left Italy in 1913 and moved to the United States, Pennsylvania and then Ohio. He died September 19, 1968. In 1966 my grandfather returned to Italy for a visit and met up with his sister, Mrs. Louise Falcone, who I believe was in France. I am trying to determine if there are any relatives/friends of the DiLuciano family who can provide additional information. I do not speak or write Italian but will be traveling with a friend who can translate.
Carol Sanders
Memphis, Tennessee USA

Friday, July 21, 2006 at 19:17:46 (US/EST)

My grandfather, Donato Marchegiano, came to America from Casalincontrada, Chieti in june 1902. I am looking for any Marchegianos currently in Casalincontrada who may be related. He had a brother Rafael and a sister Rosa, all who came to America in the early 1900's. I know there were still relatives in Italy because my aunts used to send packages to them.
Il mio nonno, Donato Marchegiano, è venuto in America da Casalincontrada, Chieti nel giugno 1902. Sto cercando qualsiasi Marchegiano attualmente in Casalincontrada che possa essere parente. Mio nonno aveva un fratello Raffaele e una sorella Rosa, anche loro vennero in America agli inizi del '900. So che c'erano parenti ancora in Italia perché le mie zie mandavano loro dei pacchi
Bob Marchegiano ome
Ellicott City, Maryland USA

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at 17:33:50 (US/EST)

FYI: Bernadette Urbani died on February 1, 2005.
Terry Callen
Gloucester City, NJ USA

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at 10:02:56 (US/EST)

Hi everybody,
Great website. I am trying to find relatives of mine and especially my father. My fathers name was Giovanni Milano - born 13 may 1930. He used to live in Rosciano - Via San Salvatore - near Pescara. In the years 61/62 he lived and worked in Stuttgart/Stoccarda -Germany, went back to Rosciano and then apparently moved to Belgium. In case someone knows of his whereabouts or is/has been related to him somehow, please do not hesitate to contact me.
No financial interests, I just want to know how he looks and feels (if he's still alive).
Thank you - greetings from germany
Freiburg, Baden-Würtemberg Germany

Sunday, July 16, 2006 at 07:37:04 (US/EST)

I am looking for any relations of CATERINA BATTAGLIA born 14/08/1913 in Messina Italy or her husband GIOVANNI RIOLI or there children ANTONINO, GIOVANNI & GIUSEPPINA, I was born to ANTONINO here in Australia and will be going to Italy next year, any information would be great. Grazie.
Janetta Rioli Barnden
Geraldton, WA Australia

Sunday, July 16, 2006 at 05:08:37 (US/EST)

Hi, My name is Janet Helfand - I am looking to contact old friends of the family - Enzo and Annamarie Basilico. We were friends in Johannesburg in the 1970's and 1980's. My family moved to Australia and the Basicilo's moved back to Italy (I believe Pescara). It would be nice to get in contact.
Janet Helfand
Perth, Western Australia Australia

Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 12:21:23 (US/EST)

looking for natural parents or relatives of patrizio tuffarelli born december 6 1957 lanciano, chieti. came to america, july 26 1959, adopted december 22, 1960. two beautiful grandaughters ages 6 and 8 anxiously waiting to find you.
t imperiale
kansas city, mo usa -

Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 18:22:14 (US/EST)

Hi, I am Anthony Cicione. My family came for Aubreze, Italy i am 13 and i was always wondering what my hertiage was and all my cousins. My real name is Anthony Cicioni but when my great-great-grandfather came here for Italy he put he forgot to dot the -i so forever it looks like an -e so if anyone has information or has the same last name as me call (330)819-4789 thank you for our time.
Anthony R. Cicione II
cuyahoga falls, ohio U.S.A

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at 18:50:49 (US/EST)

We are searching for family members of Urbano DiMenna m. to Rosa DiNardo in April 1904 from Bucchianico. They emigrated to U.S. approx. 1909, 1910. Desperate to find any relatives of this lineage. They are my grandparents. Great-grandparents were Antonio DiMenna m. Angelini Maria Vincenza in 1867, and maternal great-grandparents Angiolino DiNardo m. Teresa DiFederico in 1880-81.
J. Miller

Saturday, July 08, 2006 at 22:29:02 (US/EST)

Would love any information and/or contact with any Pacella's living in Sulmona or Italy in general Regards,
Nilla Pacella
Melbourne, Victoria Australia -

Saturday, July 08, 2006 at 15:03:01 (US/EST)

I would like know any information about my ancestors of Roccascalegna, Chieti. My grandfather Annunciato(Nunziato) Ângelo borned in december 23th. of 1899, in Roccascalegna. Son of Cosmo Ângelo(or D`Ângelo or Giovannangelo) and Christina Travaglini, they came to Brazil in 1900, on board the ship San Gottardo.I will appreciate any help. Thanks a lot!
Nivaldo Ângelo
Londrina, Paraná Brasil -

Friday, July 07, 2006 at 16:38:13 (US/EST)

Visited Liberatore relatives in Celano in summer of 2003. Four first cousins of my dad were still there, as well as several of their children and grandchildren. Sister and cousin will return August 2006. We want to find information regarding grandfather Rizziero Liberatore's marriage to Concetta Sperandio from Cerchio around 1900-1902. Grandpa came to Rochester NY in 1903 and left Concetta and daughters Santa and Gaetana, returning to bring them back to USA in 1910-1912 but we can't find port of entry. 1920 census shows their children Lorenzo (my father), Francesco, Domenico, Rizziero..... to be followed by Antoinette, Telma, Americo. Concetta Sperandio's family is rumored to have died in 1-13-15 terramoto in L'Aquila province. Does anyone know of her family?
joanne liberatore iuppa-hayden
knoxville, TN USA -

Thursday, July 06, 2006 at 01:47:27 (US/EST)

Viva Grosso!
Art Phoenix, AZ -

Tuesday, July 04, 2006 at 04:29:12 (US/EST)

My late maternal grandfather, Pasquale Ditommaso, immigrated to Youngstowm, Ohio in the early 1900's. He was from Bugnara. Upon arriving in America, he changed his name to Patsy Thomas. I was fortunate to know him. He passed away in 1963. I was 9. My mother's mother died when my mom was 5. My grandmother's maiden name was Anna DiVito. I believe she was born in Pittsburgh, PA area or came here as a little girl. Her father's name was Paul DiVito. He too, may have come from Bugnara. I believe I still have relatives in Sulmona and Bugnara. Would love to communicate with them.
Thomas Occhipinti
nashville, tn USA -

Tuesday, July 04, 2006 at 01:13:54 (US/EST)

Another success story from this web site - I have just returned from a wonderful week in Barrea, inside the national park, and in Rome. I have met all my cousins except two, got the chance to hug my father's two brothers (he has been dead for nearly 20 years!) and see the house where my mother was born. Wonderful family, beautiful village - what a trip! And all because, 5 years ago, I posted a note on this web site asking for information about my family in Italy. It took six months, but my cousin's daughters responded and everything snowballed from there. Just keep trying!
Emily DiIulio Love
Kinsman, Ohio USA

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