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Fri, Jul 31, 2009

I am looking for any information on Faccone or Stinziani families from the Morrone nel Sannio region of Italy. My father, Pasquale, his sister, Maria, and brother Giuseppe, immigrated to the US in 1912 with their mother, Maria Stinziani Faccone. My grandfather, Giuseppantonio had already died, either in the US or Italy and my grandmother and her children traveled through Ellis Island to Seattle, Washington where she married her former brother-in-law, Giuseppe Colasurdo, whose wife (my grandma's sister) had died in childbirth. I would appreciate any information anyone may have available. Grazie.
JoAnn Faccone Paulson
Kent, Washington USA

Sun, Jul 26, 2009

I'm looking for information on the Mancini family from Piscocautano, Abruzzi, Italy in 1885 particularly Vincenzo and Frances (Catenazzi) Mancini from the late 1800's. Their son Dario immigrated to the United States. I am looking for his relatives.
Kathy Mancini
Mechanicsville, MD USA

Sat, Jul 25, 2009

I am looking for relatives of my great grandfather and great grandmother. My great-grandfather was Luigi Carano of Carovilla, Italy born in 1879. He emigrated to the United States in 1905 aboard the SS Cretic with his wife Aldina. I don't know my greatgrandmother's maiden name. Luigi changed his name to Louis Dominic Crano and moved to Akron, Ohio. Any information would be appreciated.
William Jones
Lewis Center, OH United States of America

Thu, Jul 23, 2009

Love this web site. My family names are Ciallella and De Castro from Roccamandolfi.
Karen De Castro Worthington
Dewey, Az USA

Sat, Jul 18, 2009

My mothers maiden nane is Matani, her parents came to the US from Abruzzo Italy in 1915.
Baltimore, Maryland USA

Fri, Jul 17, 2009

I am trying to trace my uncle (and his descendants) who emigrated to Agentina in the early 1940 from Warsaw, Poland. His name was Archie Henri Rapoport, born around 1904. His parents names were Nachman Rapoport and Frajisa Syma Makus.
Jeanette Abraham
Chelmsford, Essex UK

Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 9:49 PM

My Name is Sharon Distefano. My Grandfather John Di Stefano came to Philadelphia to live with his mother Teresa Romano and brothers Pete and Frank around 1916 at the age of 12. His father, Carmine, may have died before the family came to Philadelphia. My grandfather talked about living with a lawyer and his family in Italy before he joined his mother in Philadelphia.They may have been from Cupello. So far I have not found a document that lists my grandfather's town but Cupello is listed on a document for Frank.My grandparents,father and uncle have been deceased for many years and we have no one to ask.I would like to apply for dual citizenship. Does anyone have advice or info. Any Romano's or Di Stefano's in that region I would love to hear from you. Grazie! Sharon
Sharon Di Stefano Cilento
northeast, Maryland USA

Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 4:19 AM

I am looking for any info or relatives of my grandfather, Umberto Valeri.
I have a copy of his immagration paper and found the ship manifest with his name on it at the Ellis Island web site He came to the US May of 1914 when he was 15. I know he had a brother, Ralph here also, maybe in Youngstown Oh or Pennsylvania????
I know he came from Sulmoma, fathers name Antonio Valeri mother is only listed as M. Guiseppia. Any leads or info would be great. Thanks
Kim Valerio Mcmahon
Wauseon, Ohio US

Thu, Jul 16, 2009

Hi I am looking for the Possenti family form teramo..My uncle Paulo Possenti was a doctor and his wife Anita (my father's sister). They are both deceased and had five children...The grandson or great grandson is Marco Possenti...I would appreciate any help as I would like to take a trip to Italy in the near future.. Thanks...
Elaine Canzanese Miller
Deerfield Beach, Florida United States of America

Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 8:52 PM

Hi so wonderful to connect that your great grandfather is Giovanni Tiberi. My father deceased 1988 was also Giovanni Tiberi. Lets try and figure out how our ancestors crossed paths!
Looking forward to this journey
enza tiberi-checchia
mississauga, ON CANADA

Tue, Jul 14, 2009

bari italy - i am interested in finding relatives from bari, names are: mazzilli, amato
i know my grandfather was filipo. my grandmother was luigina her mother was donata. she had a brother named allessandro. i do no know the rest of her family.
mary lucas
bristol, pa usa

Sun, Jul 12, 2009

Hi, I am one of five children to my parents Francesco Giovannucci and Concetta ( Tirabassi ) Giovannucci. Mum passed away nearly five years ago and dad is now in a nursing home. My two older sibblings were born in Sulmona, the other three including me were born here in Australia.

I travelled to Sulmona with mum before she passed to see where and how she grew up and to meet some of the relatives, we had a great time, I wish we could be back their now. Dad has only bad memories of his youth and not interested in the past, except his war stories, otherwise I don't know much about his side of the family.

On dads side, my grandfather-nonno was Domenico Giovannucci and nonna was Bambina Giovannucci, I think she was the cause of my fathers pain from what I understood when I spoke to the oldest relies.

Mum really held our family together, since she passed away we don't talk. Too many disagreements on how best to look after pop. Ironic that it's possible to talk to distant relatives on the other side of the world, but not my immediate ones.

I would really love to here from any Giovannucci's or Tirabassi's that may be related. Dad tells me we also have relies in the U.S.A, New York, Phili' and Chicago. Looking forward to hearing from anyone, Ciao Maurizio Giovannucci

Maurizio Giovannucci
Adelaide, South Australia Australia

Fri, Jul 10, 2009

My Dad was born in 1911 in Fraine Di Chieti Abruzzo Italy. His name was Concezio (Frank Felice) and my grandfathers name was Guiseppe Felice and my grandmother name was Filomena Ramundo from the same town.

Dad came to America when he was three and went back to Italy with my Mom and found the house he was born in. I'm looking to email any paisans out there who would like to connect. My brothers and I were born in America and both my parents are now deceased.

phyllis felice gettis
toms river, nj usa

Wed, Jul 8, 2009

My name is Carla Carozza daughter of Vincenzo Carozza and Mary Carozza (Vittoria) both of Palena, Italy. My Dads parents were Francesco and Carolina Carozza they have 8 of 10 children living mainly on the east coast.
carla carozza
abq, new mexico usa

Tue, Jul 7, 2009

Hola! Soy Vanesa, de Argentina, yo quisiera comunicarme con la persona que busca parientes de apellido D' Angelo. Soy bisnieta de Vicente D' Angelo proveniente de Orsogna. Me gustaria mucho poder tener contacto contigo para poder saber si es que tenemos algún parentezco. Desde ya muchas gracias.
Vanesa Podolsky
Rosario, Santa Fe Argentina

Sun, Jul 5, 2009

Mi marido y yo vamos a estar en Roma entre el dìa 6 y 10 de noviembre en el hotel Montecarlo en via Palestro y via Nometana, muy cerca de la termini.
Luego los dìas 11 y 12 nos dirigiremos a Piano d´Orta y a San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore - Scafa - Pescara. Nuestra intenciòn es conocer el lugar y si es posible la casa en donde vivieron mis padres, y mis hermanos, ademas de tratar de encontrarme con algunos primos.
Ambos con mi marido somos ciudadanos italianos mis padres ya fallecidos se llamaban Jose Mastrodicasa y Paulina Di Tomasso, el primero era de Piano d´Orta y mi madre de San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore.

Mi padre tenia hermanos y recuerdos algunos nombres como Lucia ( que tambìen vivio en la Argentina ) Agostino y Valentin ( Vivio en Argentina un tiempo) y de mi madre recuerdo a Marìa ( La que fallecio hace muy poco tiempo en la Argentina ) y Juan. Ellos vinieron a la argentina a fines del 40 junto a mis hermanos Dante, Enia, Juana, Vicenta y Eva y aquí nacimos mi hermano Juan Jose y quien les escribe la ultima de los hermanos: Maria Luisa Mastrodicasa.
Por favor si alguna persona lee este mensaje y me puede dar alguna orientaciòn para poder ubicar a mis parientes se lo agradecerè mucho.

Marìa Luisa Mastrodicasa
bella vista, buenos aires argentina

Thu, Jul 2, 2009

My name is Darlene Spino, I am a granddaughter of Nicolina Cappella and Angelo DiGiovanni from Mirabella Santico, Campobasso. I have been trying to find any relatives from either one of them who did not come to the United States. My grandfather had 5 brothers- 3 of them settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - John (mary) , Paul (married Angelina Cappella), Florindo (married josephine Verdone) and one brother Michael settled in Ontario, Canada. We lost touch with Uncle Michael's family in the late 60's. Does anyone recognize any of these family names. Please contact me if you have any information. Thank you
Darlene Spino
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

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