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Saturday, April 28, 2007 at 18:37:51 (US/EDT)

I visited Italy in May 2006 and just loved it. I am looking forward to returning. My grandparents were from Castelvecchio Calvisio (Michael and Terenziana Paccini Viola). Michael was born July 11, 1878---the son of Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Viola. Terenziana was born February 14, 1880---- the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Erminio Paccini. They were married there on December 29, 1901.
I know that there are still Viola relatives in Castelvecchio Calvisio but I would like to know if there are any Paccini relatives there. The village is very small but I was wondering if there is any lodging there for visitors.
So, if you know of any Viola or Paccini relatives in Castelvecchio Calvisio or a place to stay there, I would love to hear from you.
Judy Pascale Brown

Saturday, April 28, 2007 at 15:52:53 (US/EDT)

My great- great grandmother came from the Quadri family in Agnone, Italy. Her name was Maria Quadri and maried CARMINE CAMPERCHIOLI of Agnone, Italy. Their daughter Maria married Domenico Antonio Zarlenga.
Donald Zarlenga
Humacao, PR USA -

Saturday, April 28, 2007 at 02:37:03 (US/EDT)

My Grandmother came from Monteordorisio in approximately 1913. Her name was Alfonsia Verini and she came to Massachusetts, USA with her mother Grace Verini. My Grandmother was 14 years old at that time. When she arrived here she met my Grandfather Michael Zerra. They were later married and had three children. I would like to know more about the place were she lived and if there are any relatives still alive there. If anyone remembers here please contact me.
Judy Grimaldi
Agawam, MA USA -

Friday, April 27, 2007 at 14:49:30 (US/EDT)

Yo me llamo alberto depetris busco iformacion para encontrar parientes mi visabuelo depetris junto a un hermano escapo de italia durante la gerra vino a la argentina escondido en un varco quedaron en italia como 9 hermanos mas esos son todos los datos ya que mi abuelo jose depetris y mi padre osvaldo depetris an fallecidos les agradeceria informacion
alberto americo depetris
las varillas, cordoba argentina -

Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at 04:36:15 (US/EDT)

Oliviero querido encontramos su letra en el Web site sobre la familia de Marinacci. Riziero era mi tío de las madres. Su padre era Antonio Marinacci. Vivieron en la provincia de Picenze de las madres de L'Aquila.My que el nombre es Angelina. Vivimos en Australia Riziero teníamos 3 hermanos y 3 hermanas. Finau, Alfedio, Fontino, Maria, Elia y Dora. Maria todavía está viva y vive en Belguim. Mi madre viajará a Toronto en julio para tener un renunion con un pariente de Colombia. We no sabe su nombre. Mi madre tiene una hermana, Modesta que viva en la Argentina. Esperamos oír de usted pronto.
Erminio Bonomo
sydney, NSW Australia -

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 08:57:51 (US/EDT)

Dear Oliviero, Riziero was my mothers uncle. He was the brother to Finau, Alfideo who also went to Colombia and Antonioand Fontino. He had sisters Elia, Maria and Dora. Maria is still alive and lives in Belgium. She is 90. They all came from a town called Picenze in Abruzzo. In July 2007 my mother Angelina will travel to Toronto to have a renunion with a cousin from Colombia. I think she is Finau's daughter. I would like to communicate further with you. Her sister Modesta lives in Argentina. Regards, Your cousin Erminio
erminio bonomo
Sydney, NSW Australia -

Monday, April 23, 2007 at 14:21:45 (US/EDT)

Interested in anyone knowing any information about the family names PALASCIANO and GISMONDI originating from Bari, Italy. My grandparents (both sides) came from Bari, Italy which I hope one day to visit. Any information would be very helpful. Thanks!
Nicholas Gismondi
Port Jefferson, NY USA -

Monday, April 23, 2007 at 08:27:56 (US/EDT)

Hello everybody. My name is Antonio Victor Crossley, son of Anthony Derek Crossley. I was born in Ortona in 1984 and I'm desperately seeking my Godparents whose names are Antonio or Antonius Angelucci and my Godmother's name I cannot remember. He has a business I think in Pescara where he does all the interior of houses about bathroom fixtures. I don't know if they are still alive as I really really need to see them urgent. I am 22 years old now and if anybody knows their whereabouts, please could you kindly help me my giving my email address to them or by my cell phone contact in Thailand: 086-8449337. You have to dial the area code first. Thanks everybody, ciao.
Antonio Victor Crossley
Sattahip, Chonburi Thailand -

Sunday, April 22, 2007 at 19:53:50 (US/EDT)

Of course, the name is D'Addario. Antonio came from Ofena in the Abruzzo. His wife was Marie Corradi. In the USA, my grandfather to be married Julianna Ciovacco whose family came from Lorento. My father, Emilio who was in the OSS during WWII entered Ofena two days father the Germans had left with a sargent driving a trunk of food. As a child I spend a year in Roma staying with those Corradi cousins. And indeed, my niece flew into Roma this morning and emailed me of her safe arrival.
Stephen Daddario
Washington, DC USA -

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at 16:16:11 (US/EDT)

Pertenço à família Paolella, embora no Brasil tenham errado o nome, e mudaram para Paolelli e para Paulelli- Meu bisavô era Domenico Paolella e bisavó e seus Pais: Giuseppe Paolella e Domenica Vorchetta Gosto de pertencer a esta família. Aceito corresponder-me com alguém da família.
Maria Elizabeth Paulelli
Cmpinas, sao paulo Brasil -

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at 04:10:35 (US/EDT)

I am looking for information about Luigi and Maria Morscaritolo. They were maybe from Florence (somewhere in Southern Italy). My great-grandfather, Luigi, had a heart attack and died, and my great-grandmother, Maria, lay down and died beside him - didn't want to live without him. It was in the papers then. Does anyone know the name Morscaritolo? I am trying to research it. When they arrived in Boston, they changed it to Morse (because Italians were not looked on too kindly then. If any information or clues, please e-mail me at npbackes75-changethistoat-yahoo-dot-com
Naomi Backes

Monday, April 16, 2007 at 19:19:20 (US/EDT)

Hi everyone. Hope someone can help me. Just wanting to learn more of my history. Anyone having any relation to or knows something about the D'Angelo family from Lanciano, Chieti. My dad's parents were Antonio D'Angelo (son of Domenico D'Angelo and Filomena?) and Giacinta Tenaglia (daughter of Tomaso Tenaglia and Maria Abbonizio). If you know anything about these people please let me know. thanks.
tina
montreal, qc canada -

Sunday, April 15, 2007 at 23:00:58 (US/EDT)

I am trying to locate and possibly contact Antonio Prioriello, (I believe he has two sons). He immigrated to Canada sometime in the early 1950's and during the same period worked at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto as a cook. If anyone knows of him please contact me. Thanks
Anthony Zanette
Kitchener, Ontario Canada -

Saturday, April 14, 2007 at 01:57:41 (US/EDT)

I am looking for any information on the Di Pietro family? My Great Grandparents were from Pretoro. There names Philip DiPietro and Chiara Cavallucci.
Gina Feltner Bouws
Marquette, MI USA -

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at 00:25:22 (US/EDT)

Ciao Tutti, Honoro www.abruzzo2000.com molto. Quando ho visto come e bello , piangio. Io credo que dovevo niachiere in Abruzzo!!! E molto bello tutto i paesi. Mi piace i confetti-fiori di Sulmona. Tutte le belle cose a tutti . Ci vediamo!!! Ciao Ciao!!! Abito a 194 Arlington Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, m6c2z2 -- 4167637048
Livia Maria Julietta Alessandrini-Holyland
Toronto, Ontario Canada -

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 02:48:11 (US/EDT)

Ciao a Tutti! My name is Giuliana Falco. I am a first generation Italian-American. My parents; Lucia Della Rocca and Antonio Falco are from Torre dei Passeri. They are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary this upcoming summer in Torre dei Passeri at the church in the piazza called, Santa Maria della Grazia. The priest that will be renewing their vows is the very same priest that blessed them 50 years ago! He is now in his 80's, but still remembers my parents because they were the special couple that he recalls sending off to live in America. Lucia and Antonio Falco created a home and family in Quincy, Massachusetts, where many friends and neighbors were also Italian immigrants from Abruzzo. They have four children: Tina, Giuliana, Lisa and Anthony and 15 grandchildren, as well! Each and every member of our family will be in Torre Dei Passeri this August 11th, 2007, to celebrate the Wedding Anniversary of Gold! We are looking forward to spending two glorious weeks in Torre Dei Paseri and we hope to share the joy and celebration with everyone there. Festegiamo tutti!
Giuliana Falco
Massachusetts USA -

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 00:48:23 (US/EDT)

hi, i am planning a trip to italy fall of 2007. my grandfather mario john olivastri was born in treglio the 5th of march, 1912. son of enrico, born 1872 and margherita. he had one sister, m. enrica olivastri. she was a mother superior in a convent in the same region, we think. he may have had a brother or cousin santonio olivastri born january 11, 1905, died april 1, 1968. thanks for any help.
nancy mahoney
wallaceburg, ontario canada -

Monday, April 09, 2007 at 12:39:40 (US/EDT)

LOOKING FOR FAMILY OF MASCITTI
My family is from Corfinio. But I have heard that many families moved to Celano. So, I am searching for family based on my family tree that may have originated in Corfinio but may be in Celano as well as other places in L'Aquila.
My family history of the Mascitti family in Corfinio Provincia di L'Aquila, Regione Abruzzo is as follows:
My Great Grandmother: Vincenza Molinari, born:November 18, 1857 in Corfinio, Her father and mother were: Father: Giuseppe Molinari Mother: Carmina Consalvo
My Great Grandmother Vincenza Molinari married Loreto Barbone.
They had my Grandmother: Elvira, Born: 7/17/1881, Elvira Barbone - Father; Loreto Barbone - Mother: Vincenza Molinari - Born in: Comune di Corfinio Provincia di L'Aquila, Regione Abruzzo
My Grandmother Elvira Barbone married Francesco Mascitti Born: 10-05-1871 Father: Pasquale Mascitti Mother: Angela Pellegrini Born in: Comune di Corfinio Provincia di L'Aquila, Regione Abruzzo
Elvira Barbone and Francesco Mascitti Married: November 29, 1900
My grandparents: Francesco Mascitti and Elvira (Barbone) came to America in Apr 18, 1901 landing in Boston Mass. Eventually they settled in Ellsworth and Bentleyville PA
Their first son was my father: Pasquale Mascitti Born: June 14, 1903 Born in Ellsworth, PA; Then they had:
Amelia Mascitti born: July 12, 1905 Ellsworth Pa
Eduardo Mascitti born: approx. 1907
Some time after the birth of Eduardo Elvira Mascitti went back to Corfinio with her 3 children. She gave birth to
Vincenza Mascitti Born: 10 -16-1908 in Comune di Corfinio (Provincia di L'Aquila, Regione Abruzzo)
The four children returned to Ellsworth, Pa via Philadelphia on April 14, 1911 returning to their father. Elvira return is not known. 1914 Elvira sued for divorce from Francesco Mascitti at the county court of Washington, PA April 15, 1914
She married: Carmine Santarelli July 11, 1914
Carmine Santarelli

Thursday, April 05, 2007 at 00:45:12 (US/EDT)

HI. my name is Jimmy Rosciolo, my family came here from Italy and i'm looking for someone from Rosciolo Italy to corispond with or someone who can tell me more about the history of Rosciolo Italy so i can find out more about myself. Thank you.
James Michael Rosciolo Philadelphia, Pa U.S.A. -

Monday, April 02, 2007 at 19:52:14 (US/EDT)

My dad came to America in the early 1900's and his name is Giavanni Belle or Belli (original spelling somehow changed) and he was son of Miguel and Angela Spomoni Belli. He was from Baranello although I believe his mother was from Molise. Any information on the family would be wonderful. He had a niece (daughter of his sister) who remained in Italy.
patricia bell westerlund san juan capistrano, california usa -

Monday, April 02, 2007 at 05:36:34 (US/EDT)

Hola a todos los abruzzeses!!!! extraño esa hermosa region donde fuì tan bien recibido por mis familiares flia. D'Andrea (la bandiera), flia. Faricelli, y flia. Granchelli. Soy Brian y espero que se contacten conmigo. Abrazos y muchos cariños!!!
Brian Diego Cutrone
Lanus, Buenos Aires Argentina -

Sunday, April 01, 2007 at 02:43:34 (US/EDT)

Hi Linda, I know that is 6 years later than your message, but just now I look this site, so I’m writing (and sorry by my english), because my name is Silvia Liberatore, like your grandmather. I think that our grandparents were close parentes, but I don’t have a large family tree. I’ll ask my relatives here and maybe – Wy not? – we will know each other soon. I lived in São Paulo (city) – Brasil - for almost all my life, but last year I’ve moved to Londrina, in Paraná State, next state of São Paulo. In Brasil we ar e all one single family Liberatore, but the old people fight for some reason, and the third generation didn’t know the other’s relatives. Did you see Silvia Liberatore in Rome? She looks a remarkable golf player. I’m so happy to find you. With my best regards,
Silvia Liberatore
São Paulo, São Paulo Brasil -