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Monday, July 30, 2007 at 17:38:20 (US/EDT)

My Grandfather Domenici DiDomenico came to the US around the turn of the last century. He fathered a large family but unfortunately died at a young age (44). All I know about his family is they were from Chieti in Abruzzi. His wife, my Grandmother's maiden name was Annunziata Conte. I wish to travel to Abruzzi soon to find more information about my family. I would be very grateful for your help.
Michael DeDominic (DiDomenico)
Paoli, PA USA

Sunday, July 29, 2007 at 20:46:16 (US/EDT)

Hello, my name is Mariano, I am Argentinian and 27 years old. My grandfather Nicola (Nicolino) D'Uva was born on November 15, 1923 in Casale, Catelpetroso (Isernia). In April 1933, he travelled to Argentina where he remained the rest of his life until he died on December 23, 1997. He travelled accompanied by his mother María Cifelli (born on May 25, 1902 in Castelpetroso, daughter of Filomeno Cifelli and Palma Giancola) and his small sister Dina. In Argentina they were waited for by his father, Giovanni D'Uva (born September 21, 1901 in Castelpetroso, son of Angel Antonio D'Uva and of Florinda D'Uva), who was living in Argentina from 1926.
La Plata, Buenos Aires Argentina

Saturday, July 28, 2007 at 14:52:28 (US/EDT)

Hello, My mother is from Carpinone Italy, I have been there a few times, once with my mother. My mother has since passed away, I am interested in connecting to anyone from Carpinone. My mother's name was Pallindino, Sciarra. My father's family is Joesph, Micheal Palazzo, from Foggia. I am not sure they were from Foggia. I have not been able to trace my father's family. Molte Grazie,
Maria Lucia Palazzi
Fairview Park, Ohio USA

Friday, July 27, 2007 at 01:12:44 (US/EDT)

My husband's family came from Lettopalena. Although Martinelli is usually considered a Tuscan name the family came from Abruzzo. His mother's family was Rosetti. It is a small town and we're hoping to visit. The family first migrated to Pennsylvania to work in the coal mines. This was hard work and didn't pay well. Eventually they moved to California where the family still lives.
Phylis Martinelli
Northern CA, California USA

Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at 23:50:43 (US/EDT)

Looking for information/contact with Doctor Vincenzina DiMarco from Chieti.
David DiMarco
Poughkeepsie, New York USA

Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at 17:43:18 (US/EDT)

My name is Carmen Capato. My father Carmen Capato and my mother Almerinda Massucci were born in Forli Del Sannio. They are now both passed away. I have visited Forli 10 times in the past 30 years. I am planning a trip there in the month of August of this year (2007). I always visit in the month of August because I like to be there during the feast of Maria Assunta. My uncle Armond Capato was very much involved in the feast when he was alive. When I am in Forli I stay at the house my grandfather and father built many years ago. The house even has a name "La Fonda Balla" (The fountain at the bottom) The house address is #4 Via Sannio. Living there now is my cousin Letizia Capato, her husband Joe Callabrese, her daughter Donatella, her husband Pepe Zangaro and their son Tonnio. They have made many changes to the house. Also my cousin John Capato, his wife Mina, their daughter Linetta, her husband Donato Massucci and their daughter Maria Franchesca live in Forli. Visiting Forli to me is like going home. I have met many people in Forli and they all make me feel welcome when I am there. I usually stay in Forli for about 3 to 4 weeks when I am there. Forli to me is a page from my parents past and I feel so fortunate that I have had the oppotunity to share Forli with them.
Carmen Capato
Knoxville, Tennessee USA

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at 16:50:54 (US/EDT)

Hello, I'am looking for two italians boys I met two weeks ago en Benidorm, Spain. Their names are Paolo and Andrea, and they were in the same hotel - Los Alamos Hotel. They are from Barete. If anyone knows them please contact me. It´s very important. Gracia
Oporto, Fânzeres Portugal

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at 16:32:19 (US/EDT)

My family is from Tagliacozzo, Abruzzo, Italy. The family names are Antenucci, Rubeo , Casale and Poggiagalle. Please write to Rachele at Ketchem N Killem at AOL dot com, to see if we are related!
Sebastopol, CA USA

Sunday, July 22, 2007 at 03:54:34 (US/EDT)

i need antonio savastano's granddaughter to contact me !! This is about a hammered copper portrait i have in my posession !! This is absolutely beautiful !! I think he may be artist !
alberton, prince edward isle canada

Saturday, July 21, 2007 at 06:20:03 (US/EDT)

Looking for the relatives of Ida Bellarosa. Believe the name Bellarosa was a name given to those who were ophaned. Ida lived in Ofena Itay. Was married to Serafino Mascioletti in 1905 - came to the United States in 1917 with her two children. Came to Niagara Falls to be with husband Serofino.
Merrimack, New Hampshire USA

Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 19:37:15 (US/EDT)

I am a Canadian born in Vacri,Abruzzo,Italy and would be interested in hearing from others from that part of Italy.
Luigi Antonucci

Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 05:12:48 (US/EDT)

Ciao ... My mother's father was Rafael d'Aloisio. his father was Angelo in Abruzzo. Rafael married Filomena Dimartines from Castiglione de Casauria. Any relatives aware??
Lynda D'Aloisio
Phoenix, Arizona USA

Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 22:42:15 (US/EDT)

Lazzaro surname should be added to Fossa, L'Aquila, Italy list of families
Nancy Lazzaro
New Stanton, Pennsylvania U.S.A.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 21:14:45 (US/EDT)

Your site for Fornelli is very interesting. Very happy to have found it since my mother spend a very difficult part of her life there during the 2nd WW. Your date for the tragedy that befell Fornelli and its town council is incorrect. It should read October 4th 1943. Not 1942. This is a place of great interest to me. I am interested in hearing from anyone who might have more information on this event in the history of Fornelli.
Carol A Miller

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at 23:35:38 (US/EDT)

Sto cercando di rintracciare la madre di mia madre per ricostruire l'albero genealogico, e spero che i dati in basso possano evocare ricordi ed emozioni di chi leggerà. Mia Madre (Vittani Vincenza) nacque a Roma nell'ospedale materno di Sant'anna in via arno numero 90 il 19 luglio del 1932 da madre che non voleva essere nominata, e la nascita fu dichiarata dalla signora Camilla Kutter, forse un'ostetrica o un'amica di famiglia. Il giorno ventitre dello stesso mese mia madre venne affidata al Befotrofio di Roma prima di essere adottata dalla famiglia Lucidi di Licenza della provincia di Roma. Dopo molti anni ho visitato il befotrofio di roma, tra i documenti e apparso il nome di mia madre (Vittani Vincenza) affiancato da un nome di una donna (Anna Bravar). L'ospedale di sant'Anna in via Arno 90 rifiuto di rilasciare informazioni vitali alla mia ricerca. Potrebbe inserire nel mio annuncio i dati riguardanti CAMILLA KUTTER. Questo mi ha impedito di progredire nella mia ricerca dell' albero genealogico della mia famiglia ed ha stroncato il desiderio di mia madre di conoscere l'origine della sua esistenza. Da allora le mie ricerche sono state inutili a cause del muro di omerta e le difficolta incontrate con la spessa burocrazia degli uffici di roma. A questo punto la madre naturale di mia madre potrebbe essere deceduta ma il suo ritrovamento aprirebbe le porte della mia ricerca. c'e qualcuno che sappia se e possibile ottenere le cartelle cliniche riguardanti il parto o informazioni su come sormontare l'ostacolo della burocrazia e delle leggi italiane e svelare l'identita della donna che diede alla luce mia madre? Grazie
Giuseppe Rufini

Rome, Italy

Monday, July 16, 2007 at 02:30:45 (US/EDT)

I am asking for help. I am researching my grandparents and all my ancestry. My wonderful Italian side is D'Earmo from Coste Sante,Del Chieti,Lama,Del Peligni,Italy. Family members came to America in around 1884, but returned many times to Coste Santa untill the 1920's. My grandmother family's name is Cocco. In my research in America I have found many spellings of D'Earmo. Deramo, Deremo, De'Armo. I do not know if these places is in your region, but it would assist me alot to know where to go from here. I have diaries of train rides to Naples (135 Miles) from Stazione, Di Palena, which was 12 miles from Lama, Italy and Lama was 2 miles form Coste Santa. I d not know if any one exists from my family over there but would love to find out. Thank you to anyone that can assist. I had wrote this before I found the area with my family names. Any connections feel feel to contact me. Jovanina (Jennie) D'Eramo was my father's mother. She passed away in Feb, 1978 in Tulsa, Okalahoma USA. She had 5 sons and now they have all passed. My own father in 1982. My sister and I will be carrying on the family line as far as we can go back. I have the picture of one of the boats that they traveled on in 1904 at our site at Ancestry.com. I have diaries from Joseph and letters. Franciscio I found the ship manifest where he arrived. Also have the ship manifest for a few others.
Debra Loux
Lakewood, Washington USA

Sunday, July 15, 2007 at 20:10:15 (US/EDT)

Hola: estoy tratando de ubicar a la familia de mi abuelo paterno Ernesto Tano, hijo de Nicola Tano y Maria Bambina Baranelli nacidos en Atessa en el año 1890. Nicola Tano hijo de Giuseppe Tano y Angela Cinalli. muchas gracias
Rosario, Santa fe Argentina

Saturday, July 14, 2007 at 15:32:21 (US/EDT)

i am currently looking for family in italy.... milan... the lepore family... and in the south the demarco,tufano, and the comello familys... if anyone has these names in italy or in america please corispond thank you... trying to find roots...
gail mcelhenie-comello
murphy, n.c usa

Saturday, July 14, 2007 at 15:16:33 (US/EDT)

I Am Looking For Any Familia, In Italy, I Don't Know What Town My Ancestors Are From, But.. My Great Grandfather Was.. Nicholas D'Addario,He Immigrated To Brooklyn New York Around The Age Of ... 1-14..He Settled In Los Angeles California, When My Grandfather, Francis D'Addario Was 17. If Anyone Can Help Me, I Would Appreciate It.
Also. I'm Looking For Any Italianos With The SurName, DePalma, My Fathers Side..I Know Nothing About Them, But..It Would Also Help. I Would Like To Know More About My Heritage, Grazie,
Troi D'Addario
Reno, Nevada USA

Saturday, July 14, 2007 at 05:22:04 (US/EDT)

Hi luigi. Mi name is Guillermo Renzella and I am fron Mar del Plata,Buenos Aires, Argentina. My father is Omar renzella. he is Fron Argentina too.My grandfather was Pasquale Renzella broned in Castiglione e Casauria, Abruzzo, Italy. He came Argentina in 1927 at 7 years old. He was the younger brother of 4. Vincenzo, the eldest, Ida, and Lucia was the others. The only who is alive is Ida, she is 89. Their parents was Angelo Renzella (borned in 1872) and Antonia Ferrara. Angelo Renzella, had a brother called Carmine or Carmelo renzella who died singlein Argentina.. My grandfather (pascual) had 3 half brothers, children of Angelo renzella They were: Sabatino who lived in Canada, Giovanni who lived in Italy and he was living in Argentina in the fifties and Antonetta who died in Argentina in 1994 at 94. I know that a half brother of my grandfather (who could be Giovanni or Sabatino lived in Canada and aproximated he broned in 1897 The parents of Angelo Renzella were Sabatino Renzella and Lucia de Leonardis. We are the only RENZELLA in Argentina so we could be cousins. Please contact me
Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires Argentina

Friday, July 13, 2007 at 23:31:52 (US/EDT)

I would like to get in touch with people with the surname MALFETANO whose ancestors were born in Montecorvino Rovella, Province of Salerno. There many Malfetano families living in New York State who are the descendants of the Malfetanos who emigrated a century ago from Montecovino Rovella. Thanks for your help.
Mario Aramburu
Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 00:37:38 (US/EDT)

Looking for family in Agnone, Italy. My Father's name was Raphael D'Ascenzo or Dascenzo son of Antonio and Mercedes D'Ascenzo. He was born in 1914, and came to the states in about 1930 or so. They settled in Youngstown, Ohio. Please help me find some family members in Italy. Thanks
Barbara Dascenzo
Youngstown, Ohio USA

Sunday, July 01, 2007 at 18:44:44 (US/EDT)

Antonia Di Paolo [Daughter of Assunta & Nicola Di Salle] beloved wife of Emidio Di Paolo and Mother of Giuseppe and Rocco passed away on June 16th 2007.
Rocco Di Paolo
Toronto, Ontario Canada

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