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Sunday, September 30, 2007 at 04:33:30 (US/EDT)

I'm looking for information on D'Alessandro's in Busso. My maiden name is D'Alessandro and my grandfather is Dominick and came from Busso.
Puyallup, WA USA

Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 22:59:25 (US/EDT)

My name is Lorri LaBella Collett, LaBella being my maiden name. I am looking for anyone who may have information on my father's side of the family. My grandfather was Matteo LaBella, he was born in Iseriana, Italy, the Molise region. His father was Camillo LaBella and mother was Caroline. Not sure of her maiden name. Any info would be helpful. Would love to know if Camillo had siblings?
Lorri LaBella Collett
Weirton, WV USA

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 20:41:36 (US/EDT)

I am looking for any Information about my Grandparents who lived in Carovilli. My Grandfaher was Leopoldo Lalli and my Grandmother was Annunziata Cerulli. Any information is welcomed.
Donald Florence
Roseville, CA USA

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 01:02:51 (US/EDT)

Hi, my name is Jessica Antoinette Hernandez. Most people would look at my last name and automatically assume that I am Mexican American, which I am. But, I also have Italian blood in me. My father is mexican, but my maternal great grandfather is from Genoa, Italy. He immigrated to the U.S. I believe in the early 1900's, his name was Guiesseppi Arango. He ended up in New York and worked on the railroads and slowly worked his way to California. There he met my great grandmother whom he married and had my gradmother, Ophelia Antoinette Arango. Unfortunately, my great grandfather Guisseppi never talked about his relatives, nor had any pictures of them. I know he had some because everyone does right? I was very close to my grandmother and would love to see if there are any people out there that could possibly be related to me. My grandmother, mother and all their relatives have Italian features, so I would love to get to know if there's anyone out there that could possibly be a distant cousin to me. This means a lot to me because my culture is very important to me. If you, or anyone you know is related to me, I would appreciate if you would contact me. Im a 23 year old female living in Southern California, and would love to hear from you. Please don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks, Jessica.
Jessica Hernandez
Chino, Ca USA

Friday, September 21, 2007 at 03:52:42 (US/EDT)

Hello Everyone, D'ADDIO...VALERIO...POLIDORO...PIVACCO - I am looking for these family names to add history to my Family Tree. If you have any connections to any of the names above please conatct me. You have a beautiful Country and I hope to be able to visit your country some day as it is 50% of my heritage. Have a blessed day.
Carmel Pivacco
Clermont, Florida USA

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at 16:54:55 (US/EDT)

I am trying to find out about my Mother's grandmother. The story I've heard is that she was born in the hills of Calabria. I think it might have been Serrastretta, Catanzaro. Her mother was a peasant and her father was some land baron. I don't have either of their names. My Mother's Grandmother was named Guiditta and she was born in 1889. She had a younger sister named Francessca who the town called Novantanove (99) because she was the ninety-ninth child of the land baron. I believe both girls were raised by the Cardamone family. That was the maiden name I have but I don't think it was their father's or mother's name. Guiditta came to America in 1909 and married Francesco Graziano. Francessca married John Cardamone and also came to America - I don't know the date. I would appreciate any information anyone might have on this fascinating story. thank you
Theresa Hoiles
Playa del Rey, CA USA

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 00:52:23 (US/EDT)

Hello. My name is Davide Massimi. My home town in Abruzzi is Cermignano, 2 km from Cellino. My father, Rocco Massimi, originally came from Bisenti and married my mother, Francesca Ursini. My father had 7 brothers and 2 sisters. I have 9 siblings. I moved from Italy in 1972 and have been living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada since then. I wonder if we're possibly distant cousins.
davide massimi
toronto, ontario canada

Monday, September 17, 2007 at 23:43:43 (US/EDT)

My grandfather alexander m. Dicarlo came to the united states from marseille, france in abt 1916 to find his father antonio. Antonio dicarlo came to the u.s. abt 1910-1914 from marseille france. Antonio was born and raised in southern naples italy. I am looking for ancesteral info. For a trip to naples and or abruzzo region. I understand that i have an english speaking 3rd cousin in naples at this time and would appreciate any information or advice as to how to pursue it. Thanks,
Brian Alexander Dicarlo
Charlotte, North Carolina U.S.A.

Saturday, September 15, 2007 at 21:40:59 (US/EDT)

hi i left avezzano when i was 8 yrs old to come and live with my parents in toronto ontario canada and would like to say that abruzzi is a very well known city world wide. nice to see so many abbruzzesi getting together on the net and letting everyone else know that we are the best. well wishes to everyone reading this.
antonella trivelli
toronto, ontario canada

Friday, September 14, 2007 at 13:17:54 (US/EDT)

Were you one of the English boys who worked for the Save the Chidren Fund in CIVITALUPARELLA in 1963 or CASTIGLIONE MESSER MARINO in 1962? If so, or if you have any information regarding Giovanna Thompson and James Morton, please contact
Keith washington
London, UK

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 20:21:08 (US/EDT)

I am a decendant of the CHIAPPETTA family, and they were from villa franca sicula in sicily, my father was called Alfonzo, and i am looking for his uncles, his father my grandfather told him that 6 of his brother and one sister went to USA in the 1920 and so all of my fathers relative are in USA some where. when i have found Chiappetta in USA they advise me the are from calabria, so if you know any Chiappetta from sicily originally please contact me on my email. My name is lucia and I live in england.
lucy bufano
luton , bedfordshire england

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at 20:56:31 (US/EDT)

Seeking birth parents of Achille Charles Ciarrocchi born Sept 1894....Could the last name also be spelled "CIARRONE"? He came in the US in 1926 or so. Please reply directly to my e-mail. Thank you
Steve Seivwright
Oxford, PA USA

Saturday, September 08, 2007 at 06:12:23 (US/EDT)

To all my fellow country men and relatives in Italy who may want to communicate with me this is my updated e mail address. So please email me especially Nino Mancini.
Dino Andreucci
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa

Friday, September 07, 2007 at 05:05:41 (US/EDT)

Hello, i'm writing to a lady (probably a couple years later, cause she wrote in 2203) called teresa zenobi, she has my exact last name, I contacted this site cause Im looking for the family I have in Italy and England, my father came to Argentina with his family after the war, and I wanted to contact cousins, uncles, etc...those who are, or have information please contact me.
Buenos Aires Argentina

Thursday, September 06, 2007 at 17:54:07 (US/EDT)

i have written a book about my search for my italian roots. see www.arthurandrose.com
one of the mysteries i cannot solve is regarding blessed nunzio sulprizio. my nonna concetta sulprizio was born in popoli in 1865. i am trying to prove whether or not she and nunzio were related. i need to know nunzio's male ancestors from the 1700's. can anyone help me to find out these names? please? "ernie" - ernest s. caponi, p.e.
29 causeway terrace - leominster ma 01453 u.s.a. - 978 534 4735
ernest caponi
leominster, massachusetts u.s.a.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007 at 02:06:35 (US/EDT)

Hello, Thank you for enabling me to post this message in the hope that one of my many cousins who live in and around Giulianova will contact me. Our father was raised in Giulianova and left for the United States around 1938. Our mother's relatives were also from the Abruzzo but we are not sure who they are at this point since her father's name is Romani which is a very common name, consequently I have not been able to trace our relatives in Abruzzo since there are many Romani's. I have been to Abruzzo several times in the past and have met some of my cousins (Mario, Liliana, and Giuliana). Their father's name is Alessandro who passed away sometime in the 1960's. Mario, Giuliana and Liliana are married and should be around 60 to 67 years of age. If you know them please be kind enough to ask them to send me an email, preferably in English since my Italian is poor. Thank you for allowing me to post this message. Telephone 703-754-6222 in the USA.
Louis Vincent Blasiotti
Haymarket, Virginia United States of America

Sunday, September 02, 2007 at 05:20:26 (US/EDT)

I am responding to the March 3, 2007 post of Kristopher Granchelli. I am unable to contact Kristopher directly since there was no E-Mail address attached. My father is Guiseppe Granchelli, born in Civitella Casanova in 1929. His father was Vincenzo, born approx 1895 and his mother was Marianna DeCamillus from Carpineto Dell Nora also born approx 1895 or 1895. My Grandparents had 2 children, my Dad and my Aunt Mary who was born in New York City approx 1933. My grandparents immigrated to New York at approx 1932. My Grandfather was an ornamental iron worker. I know that my great-grandfather (Vincenzo's father) was also Guiseppe. My grandfather came from a large family and I know of two names, Gaetano (who lived to be 100 and died withing the past 10 years) and Tom. (Dad said that Tom was a prankster and lots of fun to be with) My Grandparents did go back to Italy in their later years and are both buried in Civitella Casanova. It is my fondest earthly desire to visit the Pescara region and find some Granchelli's. Kristopher, I found a wonderful local newspaper that is printed monthly from the Civitella Region. I have a hard time reading Italian, but I can get the idea of some of it, and the pictures are wonderful. www.parallelovestino.com When you get there, click on "Civitella and Dintorni". Also, I would be happy to put you in touch with my Dad also. Best Regards. Lisa
Lisa Granchelli-Danz
Hillsdale, New Jersey USA

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