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Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 1:45 AM

My name is Robert De Lucia. My father, son of Silvio De Lucia, though born in the US, grew up in Rosello, Abruzzo as a child from age 3 to age 15. His name was Ottavio. He was there with his sister Clare, and his brother Anthony (deceased WW2). Ottavio revisited Rosello many times, starting in WW2, and later in the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's with me. He also revisited in the 1990's with his sister and cousins. I am looking to see if any of the De Lucia family still lives in Rosello, and hope to visit there again with my two sons.
Robert S. De Lucia
Colmar, PA USA

Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 2:43 PM

I am looking for relatives from Italy.
The surname was FORGIONE but was changed to FORJOHN. My father in law gave me the following information and this is the generation that would have changed to FORJOHN.. due to jobs.
My paternal grandparents had the following children - my uncles and aunt: Philip - chemical engineer
Peter - lifelong career at Philadelpia Ship Yard
Ralph - had a bar in west Philadelphia
Henry - chemical engineer, headed Allentown for major US insurance company
Horatio - artist: Pennsylvania Museum & School of Industrial Art (My father)
George - insurance
Josephine - my Aunt - a little person 44 inches tall.
A male child who died about age 12, I don't know his name
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Kimmi Forjohn
Bridgeport, PA USA

Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 1:12 PM

Hi all, Thank you for having a great website.
I am trying to find my wifes family history, her father and mother were born (We think) in Macchiagodena.
Her father was Michele Carile (dec) born May 6th 1921 and her mother is Domenica Carile (Palermo) born June 18th 1920. They have three (3) daughters: Angela Born in Macchiagodena, Maria Born in Macchiagodena, Lucia Born in Western Australia (This one I married). They left Macchiagodena in the late 1950's dad first then mother in 1958 on the SS Neptunia.

We have very little information about their history in Italy and of the family and would love to hear from anyone that knew of them or could direct me to where I could obtain birth, marriage certificates for them or of their parents, grandparents etc.
Thank you in advance for any information
Regards

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Ciao a tutti, Grazie per avere un grande sito web.
Sto cercando di trovare la storia familiare di mia moglie, il padre e la madre sono nati (si pensa) a Macchiagodena. Suo padre è Michele Carile (dicembre) nato il 6 Maggio 1921 e sua madre è Domenica Carile (Palermo) nata il 18 Giugno 1920. Essi hanno tre (3) figlie: Angela nata a Macchiagodena, Maria nato a Macchiagodena, Lucia nato in Australia occidentale (che io ho sposato). Hanno lasciato Macchiagodena alla fine del 1950 il padre prima, nel 1958, poi la madre sulla SS Neptunia.

Abbiamo pochissime informazioni circa la loro storia in Italia e della famiglia e vorremmo contatti da chi li conosceva o che possa indirizzarmi dove ottenere certificati di nascita e matrimonio per loro o dei loro genitori, nonni ecc.
Ringrazio in anticipo per qualsiasi informazione. Saluti

Michael Coyle
Perth , Western Australia

Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 7:15 PM

Looking to find out the name or names of who the Mayor was for Piraino,Sicily around 1890 to 1892. Please email me.
Robert Nestore
Marlton, NJ USA

Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 9:22 PM

My father, Thomas (nmn) Paciocco was born in Vacri March 5, 1908 and came to Pennsylvania when he was 16 years old. I am looking for anyone in Vacri who knew him. His father and mother lived in Vacri all their lives. I believe his name was Giustino Tommaso Paciocco and I beleive her name was Marie Parenti Paciocco. My wife and I plan to visit Vacri in May and are trying to find out anything we can about my grandparents' family and home in Vacri. Thank you for any help you can give us.
Robert Paciocco
Washington, North Carolina USA

Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 8:40 AM

Mi trovo in Australia e precisamente in Perth e mi piacerebbe conoscere l'albero geneologico della famiglia di mio padre Imperatore. Mio nonno proveniva da Pacentro però alla mia nascita resideva a Pescara. Se potessi sapere qualcosa da tramandare ai miei nipoti sarebbe molto bello. Vi ringrazio tanto.
Imperatore Maria
Perth, Australia

Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 2:54 AM

My name is Nick Iustini, I live in Canada, my mother's maiden was Maddalena Spatocco, I am originally from Vasto province of Chieti Italy. I know that my mother had 3 brothers that emigrated in the USA in the Philadelfia area in the early 1900's. I would like very much to know more about her side of the family. Please email me if you can help. Thank you.
Nick Iustini
Maple , Ontario Canada

Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 11:39 PM

Looking for information on the last name Nestore from Piraino, Sicily. Also looking for the Gennusa family from Poggioreale Sicily. Please email any info.
Robert Nestore
Marlton, New Jersey United States

Sat, Jan 17, 2009

Looking for anyone with a connection to Lazzaro or Padovani families from Fossa, L'Aquila.......
Nancy Lazzaro DeAmbroggi
New Stanton, PA 15672 USA

Thu, Jan 15, 2009

Researching the following surnames: FERRERI, SACERDOTE, COPPOLA, JAFOLLA, DIBIASE, RUTULANTE, GANGA, COSTEICONE, FONTECCHIO, SANTINI, DIJULIO, LERZA, TROLLA, SPERA, VESPA. All originally from the Capestrano area. Most came to the US in the early 1900's, some settled in Brooklyn, NY others went on to Iron Mountain, Michigan.
Faith S
NJ USA

Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 2:23 AM

Hi I am Mr. Sandy Cresidio Im looking for my relatives here and so on the other country pls contact me as soon as possible
Sandy Cresidio
Manila, Bicol Philippines

Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 6:35 AM

looking for any family left by the name of DiPretoro in the town of Guardiagrele. what i do know a nicola dipretoro came from there. if any one has any information regarding this family please respone to my e-mail.
tom
brooklyn, ny, ny usa

Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 1:27 AM

ciao a tutti, io sono un abruzzese non ancora sono esperta del computer ma ci mettero tutta la pazienza e volonta. mi piace leggere le notizie della nostra terra e di tutti gli emigranti sparsi nel mondo, sono tornata tante volte in abruzzo e le cose che mi colpisce subito è il panorama. io sono di Ortona e a qulsiasi punto mi metto scopro la maestosa e bella montagna La Maiella, il Gransasso e il nostro bel mare. qui in Canada non ci sono panorami cosi ma ci sono tante cose belle e poi qui è la mia terra qui vivo con la familia da 46 anni l'abruzzo lo porterò sempre nel cuore come un bel ricordo di fanciullezza. un consiglio dò a tutti se avete la possibilità di andarci, andate. il mio mese preferito è settembre perche i turisti se sono andati non c'è folla e nemmeno zanzare e anche perché c'è della buona frutta cioè uva, fichi e delle buonissime pesche e avrete le spiagge tutte per voi. un saluto fraterno, che San Tommaso ci benedica a tutti
Alida Ferrante
Mississauga, Ontario Canada

Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 12:11 PM

Hi, My Grandfather Simplicio Carusi came to Australia from Abruzzo.
I am also looking for more information on family etc. I see some Carusi's went to the stated, some even of the same name.
There are many Carusi's in Australia and all seem to be related, from Darwin to South Australia. Ciao
MoNeek
Sydney, New South Wales Australia

Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 7:45 PM

My great-grandfather was Francesco Paolo Trivilino from Lanciano, Italy. He married Giovina Tosone, and together they had at least 2 sons, Umberto and Giuseppe, and possibly more children. Giuseppe moved to Brazil. My grandfather was Umberto, who brought his family to the United States in 1911. He was married to Francesca Forgione, and together they had four children, Paolo, Giovina, Ermenegildo, and Richard. My father was Ermenegildo, who was called Herman. I am very interested in learning about my family. Can you help me?
Peter Trivilino

Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 5:26 PM

Io ho ripreso residenza nel paese di Mosciano Sant Angelo, nato a Montorio al Vomano. Vado in italia ogni anno per quattro mesi e spero di poter restare dai sei ai dieci mesi all'anno. L'Italia èil più bel paese del mondo.
Claudio Di Giamberardino

Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 2:48 PM

anyone from roccomorice italy ......mail me
donato dipasquale
amherstburg, ontario canada

Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 12:26 AM

Ciao a tutti... Sono Veronica Paione. Nata in famiglia PAIONE in abruzzo. Siccome ho madre di Rep. ceca e vivo qui con lei, però padre è italiano e ho famiglia anche in italia-abruzzo, allora vorrei salutare tutta famiglia. Nonno, Zia Adrianna, Zio, Marika, Valerio, ma non solo la famiglia ma anche un po di mie amiche.. Allesandra, Valentina e tutti quelli che mi ricordano. Vi voglio un mondo di bene xsempre..Spero che ci vediamo presto!!! Mi mancate tutti moltissimo!!!!!!! Ciao,un grande bacione a tutti!!!!
Veronica Paione
Brno, Brno-centrum Czech Republic

Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 4:37 PM

We think my grandfather Guiseppe Colasante(i) was born in Pescara. He and his cousin Frank Polici landed in Montreal ( 1918?) where they eventually married 2 Irish sisters ( O'Donovan).
My father was born in Montreal (1921-2003) the family moved west to Hamilton area, my grandfather started a lumber business however, shortly thereafter developed tuberculosis at age 28...He was quarantined for 5 years until his death. By necessity they moved east to Trenton area.
Any information would be helpful and obviously contact by Colasante(i) in the Pescara district would be great.
Regards
Michael Colasante
Trenton, Ontario Canada

Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 2:43 AM

My grandparents, Donato and Katerina Santoro Tarinelli, emigrated from the Abruzzi region of Italia (I believe Popoli) to the USA, first in the early 1900's. They had two sons, Palmero in 1903, and Jessidia (my father) in 1906. They returned to Italia and came back to the USA in 1908. They had a son, Barnato, who died on the boat. Their next son who was born in the USA, and was also named Barnato after him. They lived in New York, (Katonah) where my father was born, and Bridgeport Connecticut. They eventually had two more children, John, and Ann. My family became quite successful in Connecticut, but now I am interested to know who my grandparents were and why they returned to Italia with a young family and then returned to the USA. Sadly, my father, uncles and aunt are all deceased and I so want to learn about my grandparents.
Thank you for any help you can offer.
Judith Tarinelli Lisi
Tampa, Florida USA

Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 12:40 AM

My grandmother was Antonina Bongiovanni - married to Giovanni Faranda. They lived in Hoboken New Jersey. They came here about 1903. They had other family here.
Etta Starr
Estes Park, CO USA

Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 9:19 PM

My name is Anthony DiFonzo born in 1935 son of Antonio Di Fonzo of Helena Italy mother Mary Toscanno of Abruzzi Italy father was deported back to italy in 1936 never seen again
Anthony Difonzo
newton, massachusetts U.S.A.

Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 6:29 PM

Hi. My name is Anamarie Terese Battistessa. I am 52 years old and currently living in California, USA. I was born September 30, 1956. I seek to find my family. I was adopted when I was 3 years old. I was adopted in Pescara Italy. I don't know for sure if I was born in Pescara, but I was told I had been at the orphanage for 3 years before I became adopted. I would like to find out the name of the orphanage which I was adopted from so that I might find out what was my biological surname. Please, please, if you have any information about orphanages or churches or adoption agencies which may have offered adoption in the year 1956, near Pescara Italy, please write. Thank you.
Anamarie Terese Battistessa
River Vale, NJ US

Sun, Jan 4, 2009 at 9:12 PM

Ciao, I am looking for family - Melone - from Scontrone Province, L'Aquila, Italy. My great-grandmother was Cordelia Melone - married around 1880's to Angelo DeMilio - came to US around 1898 with my grandmother Adelena DeMilio, and settled in Chicago.
Carlotta Masse Robison
Scottsdale, arizona USA

Sat, Jan 3, 2009 at 6:38 AM

I have a picture of my Grandfather when he was a boy with his parents. The back of the picture it is written Giovanina Farina, Giacinda Ialenti, Annunzia, Luigi Pete Farina and Vincent James, who was my Grandfather. They came from Campolieto, town, Campobasso province. Someone was from Chieti Abruggi. I don't understand all the county, province, town situation, but some day I want to go find out. My Grandfather came to America and settled in Braintree Massachusetts. He married Marie Chiota. I don't know if I'm spelling my Grandmother's name correctly. I would like to find out her side of the family. She was related to Marchegiano, the heavyweight boxing champ. I met him when I was a little girl, along with my cousins and brothers. Some day I want to go to Campobasso. Then again, I think it would be too emotional for me. I loved my Italian Grandmother and father beyond reality. Thank you for this site. Grazie e Arrivederci.
Ellen Mary Pellant
Carson, Nevada USA

Sat, Jan 3, 2009 at 2:12 AM

Ciao Bellini di Italia, Buona furtuna per questo anno. Il nostro DIO è molto bravo e ci ama a noi tutti per tutta eternita!!!! Pace dal la chita del chielo a tutti !! Liviamaria Elizabetha Glorianna All the best to everyone. Peace be with you all from God the Heavenly Father. John 3:16. Amen and amen forevermore.
Liviamaria Elizabetha Glorianna Alessandrini
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Fri, Jan 2, 2009 at 9:32 PM

Boa Tarde
Meus avós paternos (Bozzella Amalia e Nicola Francesco) casaram-se e formaram sua familia nesta cidade. Não tive a alegria de conhecer meu avó, uma vez que o mesmo faleceu na 2ª guerra. Estou tentando fazer a nossa arvore genealogica e gostaria de saber se ainda existem parentes do meu pai Celestino Ulacco e ele veio para o Brasil no ano de 1916. Eu tenho muita esperança que um dia ele possa retornar a cidade de Villa Alfonsina e rever sua estoria. Ficaria muito feliz se houvesse retorno. abraços
Sandra Regina Ulacco

Fri, Jan 2, 2009 at 7:03 PM

My father's family came over from Calabria Italy in the late 1800's to early 1900's, the last name is Arena and Accurri, I would love to meet some relatives from Italy.
Peggy Arena
Ludlow, MA US

Fri, Jan 2, 2009 at 5:50 PM

I'm searching for Iannarellis in Abruzzo -- especially Pescocostanza My great grandfather, Alessandro Iannarelli, was born and raised in Pescocostanza mid nineteenth century. He worked with stone -- carving marble and also as a contractor for buildings and bridges. I believe his father's (my great-grandfather's) name was Giuseppe Iannarelli.
I would be very grateful for any information.
Thank you so much.
Beth Genné
Ann Arbor, MI U.S.A.

Fri, Jan 2, 2009 at 4:24 AM

Hello, My name is Vittoria Rea, I was born in Isernia, Italy 1955. My parents, born in Italy, are Antonio Rea and Antonietta Rea. My grandfather was Santo Rea and Vittoria Rea. My mother's parents were Maria DelBianco and Celestino DelBianco. I have a lot of family still in Isernia. It has been a long time since I visited there and I can't wait to come back. I was actually born and delivered by a mid-wife in Isernia. I was wondering if anyone out there would recognize the above names and would like to converse. Thank you and the vita è bella.
Vittoria Rea
Matawan, New Jersey United States