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Monday, August 27, 2007 at 23:23:27 (US/EDT)

I am the grandaughter of BRIGIDA and PASQUALE GIAMPAOLO of Pittsburgh PA. I will be traveling to Gamberale/Sulmona in October 2007 to see some remaining relatives (Scuilli, Bucci, Ciccarelli). I would like more information on Giampaolo side to trace my grandfather's heritage. Please email me if you know anyone related to Pasquale Giampaolo or his sister, Sabia. Their father's name was Antonio.
Lisa Hager
Cleveland, Ohio USA

Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 14:53:44 (US/EDT)

I am searching for any of my father's relatives. The last name would be MINOSSE. Please contact me if you have any information. My father's father's name was Luigi Minosse. He left his oldest son in Italy when he came to the US late 1800s or early 1900s. Thank you!
Sandra Baker
Walkersville, MD United States -

Friday, August 24, 2007 at 17:19:35 (US/EDT)

I am looking for information on any Mozzani's. My grandfather, Vincenzo Mozzani from Sant Omera came to USA in early 1900's. any info on the name Mozzani would be helpful. My records have him born March 16,1895 in Chieti, Italy. My grandmothers surname was Fucilitti.
denise craig
downingtown, pa usa

Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 17:43:25 (US/EDT)

I am trying to learn more about my family history. My Grandmother and Grandfather were both born in Castel di Sangro, Italy, and they came to the United States at a young age and married here. My Grandmother's name was Philomena Sansonetti. She had a brother named Charles Sansonetti.. I believe her birthdate was September 19, 18__ (not sure of the year). My grandfather's name was George DeOre. He had a brother who also came to the US. I believe my Grandfather's name was changed at Ellis Island when he arrived in the United States. I believe the correct spelling of his name was DiOrio or D'Orio. Any information that you can provide would be so helpful. I found photographs of the town Castel di Sangro in my Mother's belongings. It is a very old picture. I want to travel to Italy and visit my Grandmother's and Grandfather's birthplaces. I noticed that there are Sansonetti and DiOrio families still in Castel di Sangro, so I am hoping that someone remembers or has a family history. Thanks so much!
Judy Wooton
Westminster, CA USA

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at 13:31:23 (US/EDT)

Hello! I am looking for relatives of Frank Ferretti, from the village of Farindola, in the provence of Abruzzo. He came to America in the early 1900's and was married to a woman named Giovanina. Please contact me if you have any information. Regards,
annette d'angelo fulton
bethlehem, pa usa

Monday, August 20, 2007 at 03:24:32 (US/EDT)

I was so pleased to come accross this site. My grandfather Calgidonio Gambacurta and father Sam were born in the village of Filetto. Iwanted to find out more information about the town. I was there years ago for a brief time and I wish I had found out more information about Filetto and my family tree. Is Filetto in the province of L'Aquila or Chieti? Thanks for such a wonderful site!!

Fanwood, NJ United States

Monday, August 20, 2007 at 01:17:50 (US/EDT)

Am looking for information on the Torelli family from Sulmona Abruzzo. My father's name was Anthony Albert Torelli and was one of many brothers and sisters. Any information would be extremely helpful, Thanks
stella torelli
roseland, nj usa

Saturday, August 18, 2007 at 00:48:55 (US/EDT)

Hi Pat: I was amazed to see that you have a web site about your Dad's family. I sent you an email to your business address, but not sure if it went through so I'm sending this again. I've always been interested in doing a family history and have some information written down that I would love to pass along to you.

The last time I spoke with you was about four years ago and your Mom had just passed. Time passes quickly and I can't believe it has gone by so fast. I'm 60 years old now and I have three grown children and one grandchild who lives in North Carolina. One of my daughters lives in Braintree, MA and the other lives in Connecticut. (Yes, her boyfriend is a Yankee's fan!!) I always have fond memories of visiting your family when you guys were living in Elizabeth, NJ - I can't believe that the high school has been built over your old house and I still tell the story to a lot of people how Uncle Angelo used to buy his fig tree in the ground. Of course, we didn't do that in Abruzzi as the climate was a little milder, but my brother-in-law, Tony's next door neighbor still buries his fig tree just like your Dad used to and of course, it reminds me of the family in NJ.

My love to Liz - say hi to Angie and Tony - oh, are they still in Las Vegas? Write back and tell me all about your family please.

Joseph Bonaventura
Stoneham, MA USA

Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 01:22:21 (US/EDT)

Ciao! I would love to get in contact with Franca Ranieri or Tommaso Ranieri. They used to live in Via S.Nicola in Paglieta! If u know them or where they are pls help me to find them! Thank u!
Uppsala, sweden

Monday, August 13, 2007 at 20:50:47 (US/EDT)

Miei Cari Amici. Mi chiamo Mario Pazzelli, in queste momento sono alla ricerca dei miei parenti, precisando che mio avo a nome di Venanzo Pazzelli Cosimi, nato in San Ginesio-Macerata, il 16-12-1877, figlio di Niccola Pazzelli Francia e di Anna Cosimi Palma, emigró per L'Uruguay nel 1895/1900. Desiderando di cuore rintracciare la mie radici perse, spero questa lettera non rappresenta per lei un gran disturbo. Anzi, magari a lei fara cosi tanto piacere quanto a me pensare alla possibilita di ritrovare un legame familiare tra noi malgrado L'oceano che ci divide e tutti questi anni trascorsi. Nell'ansiosa atlesa di una sua graderde risposta,la ringranzio in anticipo e le porgo i miei saluti piú sinceri e sentiti
Mio indirizzo: Mario Pazzelli - Geminis 6381 bis - 12100 Montevideo-Uruguay
Mario Pazzelli
Bella Italia, Montevideo Uruguay

Monday, August 13, 2007 at 17:26:14 (US/EDT)

my mother nunziata maria del grande was born in pratola peligna in 06/22/1908. my grandfather was: pasquale del grande. my grand mother was: giocondina presutti. My uncle nicholas persutti visited me in the u.s. in the 1950's and spoke of his house in the cemetary where his decease4d wife was waiting for him. grandmother told me how the wolves howled outside the village walls during long and cold winter nights. My mother and father visited the village during the 1960's and spoke kindly of the relatives that she met. She was about three years old when she and her mother left to rejoin the men of the family - who had preceeded them to america during the previous year. my mother had 2 older brothers, swimmon and albert. she also had a sister, anna, who died around age 10 (?) I would be interested in hearing from anyone who knows about these people or their relatives.
eugene la borie
murrells inlet, south carolina u.s. 29576

Sunday, August 12, 2007 at 23:37:32 (US/EDT)

deseo saber si mi abuelo fidel angel giuliani venido de Trento en 1898 dejo familia alli y como es muy dificil que yo vaya por ahi quisiera conocer si tengo mas familia y si pueden mandar fotos para saber como es el lugar de donde vinieron los abuelos la abuela se llamaba estefania cornelia pluner, gracias
angel adolfo giuliani
mar del plata, buenos aires Argentina

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