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Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 11:42:56 (US/EDT)

Hi, im looking for anyone that has any information reguarding the name Marinucci, my father Guido was born in Sulmona and my mother Ida was from Allano and her maiden name was Dipaulo or Dipaolo. I know I have a heap of relatives in Abruzzo just no contact details, would love to hear from them.
Melbourne, Australia

Sunday, February 24, 2008 at 22:37:30 (US/EDT)

I am interested in corresponding with anyone living in Collelongo, Italy who might be distant relatives of mine. My grandfather, Carmine Casciere and grandmother, Marie Guglielmi both were born in Collelongo, around 1891 and 1896 respectively. My grandfather had 2 brothers, Frank (born 1871 in Collelongo)and Antonio. All three brothers came to the USA between 1910 and 1920 and settled in Pennsylvania. Also, my uncle, Bill Cashier, married Paulina Cesire (Jessie) Botecella born in Collelongo in 1930. Jessie's parents were Carl Botecella and Mary Cashiere. Any information would be helpful as I'm planning a trip to Collelongo in May. Thank you!
Michael Casciere
Burlington, North Carolina USA

Friday, February 22, 2008 at 11:14:47 (US/EDT)

Hello, I am Caldarone family from Carunchio, I am reserching other Caldarone from Carunchio in the worid.
Juan Ugnacio Caladarone
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 21:38:51 (US/EDT)

I will be going to Italy, Silvi Marina and Citta Sant'Angelo and I am wondering if anyone can help me out?
My Grandfather, Carminantonio Cichella was born in 1886 in Silvi, died in Canada. Relatives on my Grandfathers side are: Sante CICHELLA / Filomena DI LUZIO / Teresa COSTANTINI / Donat DI LUZIO / and Annanicola MOLINARI.
My Grandmother, Nicoletta Cichella(Amodeo) was born in Citta Sant'Angelo, died in in Canada.
I would like to go to the cemetary and see if I can find markers for the above individuals. What I need to know is where and how many cemetaries are there in either of these towns. Would also like to know who/where the records are kept for deaths in these towns? Thanks.
AJ Cichelly
Ottawa, ON Canada

Monday, February 18, 2008 at 02:10:11 (US/EDT)

Hello everybody, my name is Carmen my father name is Dante Foracappa, he was born in italy abruzzo, teramo alba adriatica. His current age is 86. I am looking for relatives who are Foracappa's or know any one whose last name is Foracappa please contact me at my e-mail, thank you and god bless you :))) amore carmen chaooooo
Carmen m foracappa
Plainfield, IL U.S.A.

Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 21:02:58 (US/EDT)

This is a message for Mr. Antonio Alfredo Varrasso: I am trying to find anyone who could tell me about my granfather's family in the Abruzzo area. My grandfather's name was Biagio Varrasso (it was spelled Varaso when he came to the United States in the early 1900's. I was told he had a sister who moved to Brazil. I also was told that his parents names were Cecilia Triani and John Varrasso. Could Mr. Varrasso be related to my grandfather?
Frank Barrella
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania USA

Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 16:36:00 (US/EDT)

My name is Pasquale di Lisio I am searching for anyone with my surname in the USA.
Pasquale di Lisio
Teramo, Italia

Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 04:07:36 (US/EDT)

I would like to communicate with Di Piero family members in Bugnara. My grand mother was born there as well as my great-grandfather and great grandmother. My great-grandfather and grandmother names are Loreto and Anna Di Piero. My grandmother's maiden name was Felicia Di Piero.
Mark Covella
California U.S.A.

Friday, February 15, 2008 at 23:27:34 (US/EDT)

My parents are Roberto Mastromonaco, Teresa Brancatella, we are 5 children, 4 girls, 1 son. I am looking for any family that still live in Provvidenti.
Angela Mastromonaco
Mercier, Quebec Canada

Friday, February 15, 2008 at 15:30:45 (US/EDT)

There is a Teresa asking about Cipolla from Monteodorisio, she can write to me. Then this is Monaco and Di giacomo, I can be of help, bye
brindisi, puglia italy

Monday, February 11, 2008 at 16:03:31 (US/EDT)

I'm trying to contact Ms. Stopher from Sidney who was looking for family from Ortucchio and Sykesville, PA.
Rocky Christopher
Vail, CO USA

Hi: My Grandfather was born in Collarmele in the late 1800s. His name was Enrico D'Alessandro. He left his town and his parents in 1907. His father's name was Daniel D'Alessandro. He had a sister Mary Giamberdino. I think she may have married in Collarmele before she came to the US. Her husband was Antonio. My grandfather also had a brother Luigi (Louis), a brother Antonio and a brother Daniel, who I think lived in the Pennsylvania area after coming to the US.
I would very much like to find out more about my family and get in touch with any relatives that may still be living in Collarmele. I think my great grandparents died in an earthquake, or at least that is what I seem to remember. They never left the town and died there.
I will be visiting Italy in October and plan to visit Collarmele. I would like to contact the village church and find out more about my grandfather's birth and family.
Margo D'Alessandro Bunda
Huntley, Illinois USA

Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 17:59:34 (US/EDT)

Bonjuorno! my grandfather is Emidio Campellone and my grandmother was Margarite Angelone Campellone. I am trying to find where our relatives are in Abruzzi. Any information is appreciated. Ciao!
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Wednesday, February 06, 2008 at 20:40:20 (US/EDT)

family tree for: william j. torelli jr
son: michael rudy di labio 1954-20 -- wisconsin [ME]
father: ernest james di labio 1919-2005 mahanoy city, pa
grandfather: joseph+grace di labio 1895-1940 mahanoy city, pa
P.S.dick torelli 1900-1990 [employed; EKCO Products inc.1960-1990] 777 wheeling rd. SECURITY guard, whelling,IL. 60090
was my fried dick in your family
mike di labio
weyauwega, wis usa

Wednesday, February 06, 2008 at 14:59:03 (US/EDT)

Just found this site. Does anyone have any information on the Santangini from Atessa Abruzzo? I understand that my grandfather came through Ellis Island. Also Fante and Pinto? Naples.
Dennis Santangini
Lewes, Delaware USA

Tuesday, February 05, 2008 at 15:09:31 (US/EDT)

Hi!...ciao and buon Giorno!... I happened upon this site while looking for ancestry info. I am going to Italy in April and May of this year with family and we are hopint to find information on our ancestors. My mother was born in Chieti to Vincenzo Buccione and Lucia (nee DiGiovanni) Buccione. Lucia came from Catignano, both in Abbruzzi, my grandmother Lucia's mother was Domenica Renchia and her father was John I believe DiGiovanni, my grandfather's father was Agostino and his mother Philomena.
my father's family the Mascetta came from Palena, his father was Agostino and his grandfather DonatAntonio. He was named after him. My father's mother was Laurenza Medici from Caserta. Since we will be in Abruzzi for 2 weeks the end of April it would be great is someone had any info for us before we got there. We're staying at an apartment in Penne. Thanks.
Barbara Mascetta
Lehigh Acres, Florida USA

Monday, February 04, 2008 at 15:02:55 (US/EDT)

My mother's maiden name was Di Benedetto and her mom and dad came from,what I am told, the town of Pescara. They immigrated to the USA in the early 1900's through, which I believe is New York City. My grandfather's name was Ponteleon Di Benedetto and he had 2 other brothers, Anthony and, I'm sorry to say that I don't know the other brothers name. They settled in Connecticut, one in New Britain, one in Southington and one in Hartford. Ponteleon married Maria Negal (not sure of the spelling of her last name). Possibly Negal could have been her middle name. The other family name that I know is Battaglia which could have been her last name. Many of their siblings still live in Connecticut. If there are any Di Benedetto's out there, I would be pleased to hear from you. Maybe there is a relationship somewhere in history that links us together.
Mary Anne Gardner
Largo, Florida USA

Monday, February 04, 2008 at 04:39:01 (US/EDT)

Looking for mother and father's ancestors. Mother's family from Enna Italy, names would be Masotta and Assunta. Father's family from Barrafranca Italy, names Bartoli and Bonafine.
norma bartoli
carson city, nevada usa

Saturday, February 02, 2008 at 23:07:32 (US/EDT)

I believe that I am 100% Italian. My family came from Barrea in L'Aguilla. They came to New York in the early 1900's. My grandfather was Falco Melone and grandmother was Plutilda Scarneccia - not sure about this spelling. Anyone related?
Dennis Melone
ridgefield pk, new jersey usa

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