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Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 3:43 PM

Salve, cerco parenti o chi mi può dare notizie sul Sig. Antonio Aucelli, che ha conosciuto mio padre Domenico negli anni 60/70 in svizzera o germania...aspetto notizie... grazie.
Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italia Abruzzo

Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 8:13 AM

Hello, I am looking for any information on the DiDonato and Lippis families from Taranta Peligna. My great grandmother's name was Elizabeth Lippis and my great grandfather's name was Anthony DiDonato.
Deborah (DiDonato) Bachmeier
Olympia, WA USA

Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 6:31 AM

Does anybody know FOMIATTI, Carla b. 13 June 1924 & Ester, b. 15 February 1946
Origin: Sondrio, Italy, Departed from: Genoa
Arrived: 23 February 1952, Aboard: Oceania
First settled in: Perth, W.A. Australia
Bill Jensen
West Chester, PA USA

Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 4:09 PM

Hi I'm searching for anybody with the name Mancini from Abruzzo region and a village called Lentella. My Dad was born there and I had relatives from there that went to America and Argentina. I would love to hear from anybody from that area etc Regards
Remo Mancini
Redruth, Cornwall U.K.

Sat, Mar 28, 2009 at 7:10 PM

Hi everyone, it looks like you are all trying to do the same as I am doing. Looking for roots to your Ancestors. My father is Angelino DiCesare born in 1917 and is still alive. His parents were Dominic Angelo DiCesare born Nov 1877 and died May 1943, his mother was Antonina Quaglia and she died in May of 1946. He had three brothers, Luciano, Rocco and Mario DiCesare. They all lived in the town of Gagliano Aterno. My dad and Mario are the only two living from their family. I am trying to find out my grandparents names of their parents or anything that can be of help to me. I am doing a family tree on the DiCesare side. Please contact me if you know of any information. We were there about 16 years ago and never returned. I'd appreciate any information that can be found. Thank you. Daughter of Angelino DiCesare, Antonette Jones.
Antonette DiCesare-Jones
Taylor, Michigan USA

Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 10:21 PM

I would be interested in hearing from D'Andrea and Diorio Families from Pizzone. My grandparents and my father were born in Pizzone. I have tried emailing several people asking for the same information, but some of the emails were returned. I spent some time in Pizzone and found many relatives I didn't know. It was a wonderful experience. Also, I have found several in Arizona and one family in Las Vegas. Always happy to find new family.
Till Diorio Somers
Paradise Valley, AZ USA

Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 4:13 AM

Greeting From Colorado! My mom, sister and daughter and I are planning a trip to Italy in May 2009. My great grandma and grandpa were born and raised in Agnone. Her maiden name was Carosella (Michelina) and my grandfather's name was Nicola Appugliese. They were baptized and married in the Chursh of Nicola. We are not sure if they have any living relatives, but would love to meet them if they are still in Agnone. Please let me knopw if you have any information. Thanks,
Lisa Runyan
Pueblo West, CO USA

Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 3:27 PM

Hi, im looking for any Ciancone's or Olivieri's. My family is from L'Aquila, Abruzzo. I am related to Angelina Ciancone, and Giovanni Olivieri. Both have passed btu they are my only ties to Italy other then Pasquina Lucia Olivieri. (I am not sure about the spelling) But i would love to hear from anyone.
Linnea Wood
Buffalo, New York United States Of America

Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 4:51 AM

Looking for any relative of Severino DiBucci. Left Ateleta for Pittsburgh around 1920. Married Josephine Santella.
Ralph DiBucci
Gibsonia, Pennsylvania USA

Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 4:44 PM

Holaaa! Me gustaria contactarme con la familia Cauli de Casalanguida... Lugar de origen de mi familia, abuelo Luis Cauli vis abuelo Carlo Cauli, quisiera saber la historia y el porque de migracion a la Argentina. Desde ya agradezco toda informacon.
claudia alejandra
buenos aires, temperley argentina

Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 10:56 AM

looking for information regarding my grandfather's birth parents. his name is raffaele sabatino. i believe he was born in catanzaro calabria torre di ruggero italy in 1863. do not know his mother's name. heard his father was in calabria studying at a seminary there. believe he was brought up by the pugliese family. he later married carmela puia and had 8 children, moved to sao paolo brazil returned to catanzaro and then came to the united states in the 1900s. His family came over in 1912. any information on his childhood will be welcomed. do not know if these are correct names. would love to hear from someone. thank you,
fran citino sullivan
cambridge, massachusetts united states

Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 4:44 AM

I would like information on the following families: de Luca, Marinelli, Zara, Tambelli and Genova families. The Zara family was originally from San Felice Slavo in province Campobasso, but lived in Vasto in the 19th century before some of them emigrated to the US. I would like to know when they arrived from Croatia and what town in Croatia they were from. Tambelli, Genova, deLuca and Marinelli were native Vastese. My great, great, great grandparents are: Guiseppe Tambelli married to Felicia Tambelli and Filippo Genova. I don't know the dates of their births. More recently, my ancestors are: Francesco Tambelli (b. around 1815) married to Mariangiola Genova (b. 1828) Francesco Zara (b. around 1844 in San Felice) married to Elvira Tambelli (b. 1850) Dominico deLuca (b. around 1828) married to Vincenza Marinelli (born around 1838). My grandparents, Michele deLuca (b. 1868) and Virginia Zara (b. 1877) emigrated to the US around the turn of the last century. Thank you for any help.
Ghanda Di Figlia

Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 8:09 PM

I am looking for any relatives of Leopoldo Lalli from Carovilli. He migrated to America in 1907. Settled in Oklahoma. I believe I had a Aunt and Uncle who moved to Ohio. Thanks for any details.
Donald Florence
Roseville, CA USA

Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 12:11 PM

I live in Australia and I don't know if my Auntie Maria Di Stanislao is still alive, we have lost contact. She lived on Via Nazionale. Grazie
Bruno Di Stanislao
Melbourne, Victoria AUSTRALIA

Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 2:34 AM

Hi my name is Dawn Six and I am researching my husband's family tree. I have traced his maternal grandfather back to Torricella Peligna Chieti Italy. His name was Pietro Antonio Dipaolo. Pietro's parents were Diodato Dipaolo (1893) who married Maria Antonina Piccoli (1895) If anyone out there in Torricella Peligna Italy can help me research some information on any of these people I would grately appreciate it.
Dawn Six
Follansbee, WV USA

Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 4:02 AM

My grandmother, Giselda Troiani, was born in Abruzzo, Italy March 24, 1902 to Joseph and Maria or Anna(not sure of mother's name)(mother's maiden name is DiNicolantonio). She had 3 sisters and 1 brother. That's all I have. She came to the USA when she was 16 yrs old by ship and landed in Boston. I have more information from that time, but looking for brother and sisters names. Thank you.
Quincy, MA USA

Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 11:05 PM

My father was Giuseppe Iacobucci, my grandfather was Vito Iacobucci. They came to the United States around 1914. The name was changed to Buch and they settled in Canton, Ohio. My father was deported in 1950 or 51 and went to Chieti in the provance of Abruzzi. I have relatives living in Canton, Ohio and would like to be able to contact them to find out where my grandparents came from in Italy. My cousins names would be Rosetti. My grandmother's name was Rose Buch, I don't know her maiden name. I had a cousin Charlene Mastriano but don't know her married name, her mother's name was Mary. I also had an aunt Julia, Edith, Elizabeth, Ruby and Lena. Uncles John, George, Elmer all Buches. Please let me know if you can come in contact with them.
Rosemary McDonald
San Bernardino, CA USA

Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 4:59 PM

Greetings! My grandmother was Angelina Sferra and my grandfather was Rosario D Ricchuiti both from Carovilli. My aunt Felicia, uncle Mike and uncle Lester were born in Carovilli. Lester died in Carovilli as a toddler due to burns from boiling water. Aunt Felicia was also burned and she told me that she was in the hospital in Rome for a month. The accident was confirmed by Senora Testa. Senora Testa's family should have a picture of her in a mother of pearl frame that I took back to her on the second trip. My father John Rich was born in Krebs in 1911.

I visited Carovilli and met Ciro and Lucy DeFrange and and their son Rudy and Rudy's sister. I am sorry but I cannot recall the sister's name. Maria Sferra and Lucy Defrange were very gratious hosts and acted as guides for me. I will be eternally grateful to them. I spent the night on two different trips with Nick and Sylvia Ricchuiti. On the second trip I had to slip out and get back to the city due to chest pains.
At the time of my first visit I had just recovered from a major heart attack and bypass surgery. I have since had the bypasses redone and am still up and about. I was certain at the time of both visits that I would be dead very soon.
Myself, my great-niece and the son of my cousin Linda are all still very much intrested in our family tree. I have not been able to get a response due to what appears to be fears that we are after property or such. I would love to have the youngsters see the old house. But ownership is not even a consideration.
Note, I met a lady named Orazia Sferra while there and I have a couple of pictures. She was living with Maria and Luigi Sferra and was a playmate of my aunt Felicia. I would appreciate any help identifying my great, great-great and etc of both sides of the family. I have a photo of ta Sferra but I do not know his given name nor have I found his wife's name.
PS. Aunt May Sferra was married to Vince Stizzi,

William R Rich (Ricchiuti)
Harlingen, Texas USA

Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 3:33 AM

Looking for relatives from the region around Campobasso, Italy. My grand father, Giovanni Pluvinale migrated to US thru Ellis Island with his brother Angelo and father Pasquale in November, 1900. My great grand parents were Pasquale Pluvinale and Michelini Trevisone. Trying to locate my relatives and history. Thanks,
Liz Polvinale
crofton, md usa

Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 8:39 AM

Mi chiamo Imperatore Maria Antonietta, cerco la mia discendenza. Mio nonno proveniva da Pacentro, poi si è trasferito a Sulmona e infine a Pescara. Il suo nome era Imperatore Amerigo, ha sposato Romano Clelia ed ha avuto 4 maschi e 3 femmine. Il nome di mio padre era Imperatore Pasquale, vorrei fare l'albero genealogico da poter lasciare ai miei figli. Se qualcuno ne sa qualcosa potete scrivere alla mia email.
Imperatore Maria Antonietta
Perth, West Australia

Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 12:52 AM

Hello to anyone in or from Ofena The land of My Family Name
Dino Lancione
Boston, Massachusetts America

Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 10:27 PM

Brilliant site, I only wish We had found it sooner. My Wife has info on the Verrechia Family. Louisa Stevens (message august 2002) Julie Connelly (2006) and Lindsay in December 2008, please contact Me for more details K
ken nixon
SURREY, United Kingdom

Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 10:29 PM

I am looking for information on my paternal grandparents, believed to be from Bariseiano, Aquila area.Their names our Marco and Ceocifissa DiPalo Bartolomucci. He was born in 1871 and left Italy for the US in 1908. She was born in 1879 and may have come to the US in 1902 ( the date may be wrong). She may be from Calascio. I am trying to find the names of their parents and siblings, also any other information on The Bartolomucci/ DiPalo families. All help will be appreciated. Thank you,
Robert M Bartolomucci
Ocala, FL United States

Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 9:14 PM

Im looking for relatives with the last name of Maselli in the town of Combaso Italy. My grandmother, Carmella Maselli, immigrated to Pennsylavnaia, USA. The only one of her family at the age of 21 years old settled in the USA but grandchildren and surviving daughter would like to know about the Maselli Family in Combaso Italy. Please assist. Thank you.
Rosana Knebl-guzman
Dayton, Nevada USA

Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 11:06 AM

[Mancusi] please can anyone help trace Pietro or Guiseppie Mancusi Both merchant seaman known to have been in england in the 1880s,working in the seaports of Portsmouth Cardiff and Bristol.other clues i have are there farthers name Giovvani Mancusi a farmer, and they might originate from [f]-? florence tuscany.Pietro married my Great Grandmother.Angela Macari in Portsmouth 1882 and Guiseppie lived with Sarah lucy Ansell in Cardiff and Bristol . [It is posible that both men are the same person] in 1881 they where both 39 years of age .between them they had four children Antonio celestine angelina and joesaphina.the other surnames names in my family from italy are many ,pompa,falco,pellosi,and more.as you can see my surname is now Manguzi. but should read Mancusi.i would like to have my real name back and my family roots,thankyou so much for reading my letter thanks allso for this site for giving someone like myself to get in touch with friends i dont even know Fondest Regards from
Henry Francis Manguzi
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk England -

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