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Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 2:57 PM

My mother, Debora DiSanto was born in Schiavi d'Abruzzo in 1909. I visited Schiavi twice and found relatives on my mother's side who still live there. I was thrilled. Their names are Carmelina Schioppa Falasca and her daughter Paola Falasca Di Carlo. Paola's husband Piero had given me his email address, but I could never find it. Can someone who lives in Schiavi let them know I am asking for them and would like to write via email? I would really appreciate it. Also, my grandfather's mother, Rosalba Sforza DiSanto - would there be any relatives in Schiavi?
Sandra Crew
Lodi, NJ USA

Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 12:14 PM

Hello, Merry Christmas!
I am responding to John Marcello of Australia, who was looking for DiGuilmi's from Vasto. If there are any others please feel free to respond.
My name is Laura DiGuilmi - Bale. My father's family was from Abruzzo. My grandfather, Michael was born there in 1893. I think he had 7 brothers and sisters. I know one brother's name was Nicholas and two of the sisters were Incoronata and Grazia. His parents name's were Joseph and Catherine. He came to the USA in the beginning of 1900's with his brother Nicholas. He married Ana Prospero, She was also from Vasta. They had 7 children. My father, Rudolph was one of them.
I hope some of this sounds familiar. We are very close with my mother's family from Sorrento, but lost track of the DiGuilmi's in Abruzzo. Sincerely,
Laura DiGuilmi-Bale
New Jersey USA

Sat, Dec 27, 2008 at 8:38 PM

My name is Mario, born in 1938 in Navelli, L'Aquila to Agostino and Teresa Bonifacio. My mother's maiden name was D'Attilio and her mother's maiden name was DiFelice.
We immigrated to Timmins, Ontario, Canada in 1948 where my grandfather (mother's father) worked in the gold mines of Northern Ontario for many, many years. I never knew my grandparents on my father's side.
I grew up and went to school in Northern Ontario, then served 35 years in the Canadian Army. I am now retired and living in a small community in Southern Georgian Bay.
I would like to hear from anyone with a connection to either family and the community of Navelli.
Thank you.
Mario Carmine Bonifacio
Wasaga Beach, Ontario Canada -

Sat, Dec 27, 2008 at 10:51 AM

Hello Everyone, This message is to all my friends and relatives of Abruzzo 2000 I wish you all A Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year of 2009 and to let you all know that I have moved and my new Email address follows.
Anne Dalla-Vicenza
Sauble Beach, R.R. No.1, Ontario Canada

Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 11:41 PM

To all my distant family in L'Aquila Merry Christmas. I am the grandson of Carmine Scopano. I hope to visit one day soon. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Joseph Cooke
Elmira, California USA

Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 9:57 PM

Rocco Santarelli please contact me
Bass Santarelli

Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 8:42 PM

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. Also information on any of the surviving evacuees from Isernia who end up in Fornelli during this time period of August to November 1943.
Carol A Miller

Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 5:16 PM

Is there someone from Torino di Sangro with a computer and understands English?? I would like help to communicate via computer with my relative, Luigina Fabrizio, of Torino di Sangro. I can only corresponde with her now by postal mail. I hope someone can & will help me. Thank You !!
Marco Island, Florida USA

Thu, Dec 25, 2008 at 1:11 PM

I'm interested in tracing my family tree. My great grandparents are descendants of the Verrecchia family from the Filignano region. Any information would be most appreciated. This is a great site!!
mississauga, ON Canada

Dec 23, 2008

Can David J Turner who enquired about Guiseppe Perna from Pettoranello contact me at my email - Thanks
M. Perna
Montreal, Canada

Dec 20, 2008

Hello, I was wondering if anyone could help me find the crest/ coat of arms for my family name Carozza. We are from Palena, Chieti Abruzzo. I would appreciate any help you can give to me. Thank you, Grazie
Frank R. Carozza
Scarsdale, New York USA

Dec 19, 2008

Caio a Tutti. My parents Santino Amati and Emma Vicentini both come from Teramo Abruzzo. I would love to follow their family tree. Let me know if you can assist. I miss italy. un Bacio
Maria Pia Amati
Williamstown, Victoria Australia

Sun, Dec 14, 2008 at 3:01 PM

My mother was born in Schiavi d'Abruzzo and she used to make a wonderful cookie that she called (and I'll spell it the way it sounded) Taralucce. I was wondering if anyone from Schiavi or Abruzzo would be able to send me the recipe for this. I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks so much. Sandra
Sandra Crew
New York, NY USA

Dec 12, 2008

looking for information on my grandmother her american name was josephine ditizio, she came over as an orphan after her parents died.
shrewsbury, pa u.s.

Dec 9, 2008

My father's name was Joseph (Peppo) Pacella, born in Pacentro. His father - Giacondino Pacella, mother Laura. I can't remember her maiden name off the top of my head. I have recently been to Pacentro to look for the family house that was accross from the convent that is now a home for the elderly. I was told that his family moved to Argentina. This was obviously not accurate. I went to the hall of records and found my fathers record of birth. If you have any family in Ohio, Pennsylvania or California (this is where my parents relocated in the 60's.) We may be related!!!
Lori Romano (Pacella)
Santa Ana, CA USA

Dec 9, 2008

Two things - I would love to hear from any Lattanzios in Tocco de Causaria. I also would like to find the Lattanzios (Martha and her family) who live in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I've lost track of them.
May Lattanzio
youngstown, fl United States

Dec 8, 2008

I am looking for my Grandfather's Family.
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