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Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 11:32 PM

Cari amici, Il mio nonno era un soldato nel Calvery in parte posteriore di Aquila verso la fine di 1800' s. Stavo domandando se ci è dell'informazione sulla lima nella città che potrei potere verificarmi. Qualsiasi organizzazione là che potrebbe fare una ricerca ed individuare il " papers" di scarico; appartenendo a lui, se possibile? Il suo nome è stato registrato (credo) come: Bernardino Battistella (o Battestilli) non absoultely sure su quello. Sarebbe circa 1880-99. Grazie per tutta l'informazione. I non parlo molto italiano ma ho un traduttore di Babelfish!
Berni A
Tennessee USA

Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 9:12 PM

I am looking for Lazzaro, De Filippis, Marino, and Perillo cousins from vasto italy. please email me.
Kathleen Lazzaro

Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 8:04 PM

My grandparents are from Abruzzi,Chieti,Montenerodomo. Unfortunately, due to my father's large family, they passed awawy before I was born. To my knowledge, there are several DiFrancescos still residing there. I hope to make it there someday soon and meet some of my distant relatives.
Joe DiFrancesco
Williamsport, Pennsylvania USA

Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 7:49 PM

HELLO, Iam looking for the rudy salci, who wrote in her mothers name was speziale, ive tried the e-mail address phone books for the area etc. please help me, my grandfather was also from pianella,italy,and theres history from nocciano,the namev would be speziale, any information would be greatly appreciated. thanks contact me at my email.
RockyFace,Georgia, georgia usa

Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 5:24 PM

I am trying to find out my grandmother's maiden name. Her married name was Mary Agnes DIfiore born in 1884 and died in 1954. He husband's name was Cosmo. Can anyone help me?
Mary DiFiore/Valenti
Redlands, Ca. SanBernardino

Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 1:50 AM

My father Giovanni Gatti was born in Celano in 1925. His mother Assunta Tiburrzi-Gatti died approx. 1931 or 32. He was sent to an orphanage in the area possibly St. Benardo. If anyone has any information about the orphanage or my grandmother please e-mail me. I am desperately trying to locate a picture of her or connect in some way to share information.
Donna Gatti
Lancaster, NY USA

Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 6:46 AM

Hi, My name is Lori Speziale my grandfather is Cesare Dominico Speziale,from what ive found he was born in Pianella,Italy.Married to Rosa had a daughter named Christina Speziale, brothers Antonio, Vincent, Louis and possibly a sister, who would be about in their 80s. He also was in Italian military. I would love to find Christina or family of hers, last residence known was T.Passeri. Would love to have any information on Speziale family. Please if anyone could help us find family.
lori speziale
RockyFace, Georgia U.S.A

Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 2:02 AM

I am doing a family geneology and I am trying to find information about my great-grandfather. His name was Domenica or Dominick Cannone born about 1878, son of Rachel Belardi and Leonardo Cannone of Tarino de Sangra, Providence of Chieti. He came from a large family of 8 or 9 children. He went to the US about 1907 at the age of 29, sponsored by an uncle Vito Bocchini.
Deborah Bernardo Abrams
Dover, DE USA

Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 12:13 AM

My grandfather Camillo is from Catignano, Italy. Does anyone out there know of Camillo DiBenedetto 12/25/1894 whose parents were Vincenzo DiBenedetto and Josephine Zopita or any way to contact someone from Catignano to find out whether any of those families are still there? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Joseph DiBenedetto
Yonkers, New York USA

Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Cari tutti abruzzesi specialmente gli aquilani, sono nato a Onna pr. laquila figlio di Antonio Paolucci e Zelinda DeFelice ,i nomi dei nonni erano,Sabatino DeFelice Volpe Carolina. Cerco informazione alla figlia con il nome Armenigilda DeFelice emigrata in Argentina circa 1900. Vorrei mettermi in contatto con i cugini,se qualcuno legge questa informazione e sembra famigliare mi potra mandare un email BACIONI A TUTTI.
Roberto Paolucci
marietta, georgia USA

Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 11:48 PM

I am looking for relatives of my great grandparents Donato Calabrese and Concetta Rinaldo. They were married in Montorio al Vomano in 1889. My grandfather's name was Alfonso Calebrese born the same year, his birth certificate is from Montepagano. He emigrated to the US in 1910 and married Eleanor Dipietro (spelling may be Dipietrantonio or similar). They settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvanie, USA. Thank you.
Dolores Johnson
Williamsport, Pennsylvania USA

Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 8:07 AM

Looking for information on a Sicilian mayor around 1891 period that may have put his illegitimate aon in an orphanage. This may have been in the town of Piraino, Sicily.
Robert Nestore
Marlton, New Jersey USA

Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 10:56 PM

My father was Michael Angelo Sciullo, born in Ateleta, province of Abruzzo, Italy, in 1998.My grandfather was Giachino Sciullo. My father entered the USA through the port of Philadelphia, accompanied by his sister, Roselina. Michael was a tailor. He settled in the Philadelphia area at first, then moved to Vineland, NJ, to Atlantic City, NJ, and died in Miami FL. Siblings of Michael are Roselina, Arcangelo, Philomena, and two other sisters whose names are unknown to me. I am aware of the marriages and offspring of Arcangelo and of Philomena. Roselina (married name believed to be DiSanto) settled in or near Harrisburg, PA. Children are Cleopatra, Antonio, Diana, Angelica, Ida, Drusina, and Benito. As to the unnamed sisters, one is known to have settled in or around Pittsburgh, PA, and the other in a South American country, possibly Argentina. I would like to hear from anyone who can confirm that Roselina's married nane is DiSanto, and can furnish any information about the other two sisters.
Caroline (Sciullo) Scullin

Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 12:07 AM

i am the daughter of milleo bolli. im looking for any other bolli's some are in philadelphia and also in florida and also in other places they are from italty anyone with any info on my family please email me, thankyou
bristol, va usa

Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 5:56 PM

Hello...My name is Raymond Scarazzo. My surname was originally spelled "Scarazza". For some time I have pursued a Scarazza/Scarazzo genealogy. To date I have over 500 people in 9 generations in the USA and Italy. Most of the US decendants hail from Abruzzo. My grandfather, Nicholas/Nicola and his family came from Tortoreto. Many of the family members come from the following Italian towns: Tortoreto, Mosciano Sant Angelo, Teramo, Civitella del Tronto, Sant' Egidio alla Vibrata and others. I I believe the surname spelling may have other variations here in the US. Contact me via email if you have an interest, maybe we can help each other. I wish everyone "good luck" in their pursuit of their families. It takes a lot of time and patience, but the rewards are great! Ciao!
Raymond N. Scarazzo
Liverpool, PA USA

Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 7:27 PM

My father was from Abruzzo. Last name DeCesare. I think the town's name is Castella Fontana. Anybody with any infomation would be appreciated. Thanks,
Annette Melucci
warwick, ri usa

Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 6:09 PM

Ciao tutti. My name is ANGELA DE TOMMASIS. Both my parents are from Sulmona and immigrated to Australia in the early 1950's. My mother IRIDE MATTICOLI (parents ANTONIO MATTICOLI and ANGELINA BOLOGNINI) and my father GIOVANNI DE TOMMASIS. My father was given the "adopted" name of DE TOMMASIS. He was adopted and raised by the TIRABASSI family in Sulmona. We discovered he has a half-brother ANTONIO DI GIORGIO living in Michigan USA. If there are any relatives of either the MATTICOI, BOLOGNINI OR TIRABASSI families, I would like to contact you.
Angela De Tommasis
Fayetteville, NC USA

Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 7:59 PM

Looking for info. on my grandfather. From Macchia da Sole near Teramo. His name once in Canada was Sam Baldassero. But true first name is Salvatore, and last name could be Baldassarre or di baldassarre or some similar spelling. Not quite sure. Would appreciate any information you may have. Came to Canada in late 1800's or early 1900's with his brothers, landed in Montreal, moved to North Bay, then to Hamilton, Ontario. Thanks.
Peter Gray
Canmore, Alberta Canada

Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 6:47 PM

Hello, I'd like to learn about my father's family and his childhood.he was born in Castiglione a Casauria on 23rd November 1926. His father was Nunzio Salvatore and his mother was Antonia Salvatore-Ventura. He died in 1997. And now I'd rather like to know a lot more about his life when he was a child and a young man.He left his country when he was 26 and he went to ther north of FRANCE to work.
Bousbecque, Nord FRANCE

Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 7:03 PM

My grandfather on my mother's side was Frank (Francesco?) Bruno. He married Concetta Branella. They lived in Wilmington and then most of their lives in South Philadelphia, PA USA. They had a number of children including Edith, Rita, Joe, Roger, etc. I am trying to find either Bruno family members or Branella family members. My uncle told me that his parents came from Nereto or Campobasso, he was not sure. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
Francis DeHoratius
Wayne, PA USA

Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 6:01 PM

looking for info on Elisabetta Giampietro from Nocciano. Father was Guiseppe and mother was a Di Cresenzo. thank you for any help
pat jordan
norton 02766, massachusetts usa

Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 2:21 AM

Hi my name is Teresa Varrenti, My dads Sister which is my aunt. Her married name is Dellorefice Elenora.
teresa varrenti
briarcliff manor, newyork usa

Sat, Feb 7, 2009 at 3:05 PM

My father was was a Petrarca was born in Capriati al Volturno but grew up in Fornelli. Would like to hear from anybody in either of those places. There is still family there but have had no contact.
Johanne Chianese
Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 5:20 AM

If anyone is interested in local info, please contact www.federazioneabruzzese.com for the federazione abruzzese del michigan thanks!
vince vivio
Detroit, MI USA

Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 9:47 AM

Je cherche la famille FRATTURA. Mes grands-parents (Francesco Frattura et Bettina Di Geronimo vivaient et se sont mariés à FALLO. Ils sont partis en Argentine où ils ont eu 8 enfants. Actuellement je sais qu'une pertie de la famille réside à Lanciano. J'aimerai les contacter. Aussi des personnes aynat connu mes grands-parents (lorsque je suis allé à FALLO il y a 9 ans avec mon père, des vieilles dames du villages se souvenaient de Francesco et Bettina. Merci de me dire des nouvelles.
Betina Frattura
lille, France

Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 10:19 PM

My grandfather - Guido Rossi was from Civitella and my grandmother, Mary DeSantis was from Villetta Barrea I visited in "01- will be re-visiting soon- our family would like to live in this area much of the year... it's the blood thing you know...
John C. Rossi
Marietta, OH USA

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