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Fri, Nov 27, 2009

Our family is searching for descendents of the siblings of our grandfather, Dominico Di Pietro of Abruzzi, Italy. We are aware of a brother, Angelo, and his family who remain in Europe. We have been told that two brothers, Camillo and Rocco may have immigrated to New England(MA and RI)USA. If you have any knowledge that will help us in our search, please contact us. Thank you,
Frances Di Pietro Socha and Mary Di Pietro
Bristol, CT USA

Tue, Nov 24, 2009

Hello to all: I'm looking for help on my ancestry in Italy. My great-great grandfather is Thomas Sideri born 12/21/1875 in Bari, Apuglia, Italy and my great- great grandmother is Antoinette Zucarrini born 10/20/1893 Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Dayton, TX USA

Fri, Nov 20, 2009

Researching the name Martinelli. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Hammonton, NJ USA

Fri, Nov 20, 2009

Born in Montereale, provincia l"aquila, parents born Isala del Gran Sasso, Teramo Abbruzzi. anyone related to the Franquelli or DiGennaro family please contact me. thank you.
mariarita franquelli
toronto, ontario canada

Wed, Nov 18, 2009

Hi. This is in response to Christie Gagnon and the DiIulio surname. My great-grandmother's name was Giustina DiIulio. She was born in 1879 and lived as a widow in Capestrano. Do you think she is related to your great-grandfather Emidio?
anna stopar
Sudbury, Ontario Canada

Mon, Nov 16, 2009

I'm trying to help a friend find family/descendants of Joseph Lippa (born March 2, 1881, died April 13, 1946) in Villavallelonga, Italy. Joseph served in the Italian Army and his parents operated a community bake shop. He was the oldest of 6 children, his youngest brother was Conzencio Lippa, one sister was Librata Lippa. Joseph married Josephine Maria Bianchi (Born Aug 28, 1889, died April 14, 1933) in Italy in 1910, moved to London, Ont. in 1912 then to Alberta in 1918. Joseph’s childrens names were Medoro Lippa (born 4/13/1911), Nicole Lippa (born 1921), Lucy Lippa (born 1/1/1922), Nick Lippa (born 1924, Mary Lippa (born 9/21/1926 – legal 10/26/1926). Many thanks.
Denise McLennan
Enderby, B.C. Canada

Wed, Nov 11, 2009

Hi, Well I just wanted to add my name to this list since my last name is DiPersio. My grandfather's name was Emilio.
Steve DiPersio
hatfield, pa usa

Tue, Nov 10, 2009

Hi, I am looking to find my distant relatives who still live in Italy. I am planning a trip there sometime next year and I would like to meet them. My Great-great Grandfather was Gesualdo Mancini and my Great-great Grandmother was Pia Mattozzi. They were both from Barisciano, L'Aquila, Italy. I know that my Great Grandmother, Zelinda (Mancini) Elefante Kaczmar went to visit them sometime 20-30 years ago. She has since passed away and I am not sure if she kept in touch with them or not. Any help would be great. Thanks!
Media, PA United States

Tue, Nov 10, 2009

I am looking for my parents, father name Louis Vincent mother Henrietta Kiernan I was named on my baptism paper Louise JIJak. I was baptize at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Jersey City New Jersey in 1960. I think i have an ant named Mary Kiernan. I was adopted by an afro-american family, the Wright family, in 1965 I lived in jersey city all my life. Also I have a baby picture of me I dont know how old i am in it. Looking for family, I want to know whwere I come from.
louise wright
waycross, ga united states

Tue, Nov 10, 2009

Looking for the family of Rocco Di Fulvio. Married to Guiseppa Mennitti. Came over on the Lombardia from Napoli on 7-27-1905 with four children, Raffael, Francesco, Anna, and Maria. They were from Ortona, Italy.
Lisa Scenna
Collegeville, PA United States

Sun, Nov 8, 2009

Mi nombre es Norma Mene, soy de la ciudad de Las Parejas, Argentina, quisiera si es posible me ayuden con otorgandome información sobre personas de apellido Mene, de la localidad de Chieti. Mi padre se llamaba Nicolás Mene, nació el 27 de julio de 1907 en la localidad de cChieti, sus padres (mis abuelos) se llamaban Jorge Mene y María Fresselliy, y estoy segura de que puede haber algunos parientes en la localidad Desde ya, muchas gracias. Espero ansiosa alguna respuesta

My name is Norma Mene, I am of the city Las Parejas, Santa, Argentina, if it is possible to help me with information on people of Mene last name, of the locality of Chieti. My father was called Nicholas Mene, was born the 27 of 1907 July in the locality of Chieti, his parents (my grandparents) were called Jorge Mene and Maria Fresselliy, and I am sure that he may have some relatives in the locality. Thank you very much, I'll wait for some answer.

Il mio nome è Norma Mene, io sono della città Las Parejas, Santa Fe, Argentina, desiderata se è possibile lo aiuta con le informazioni sulla gente di ultimo nome di Mene, della località di Chieti. Il mio padre è stato denominato Nicholas Mene, è stato sopportato i 27 il 1907 di luglio nella località di Chieti, i loro genitori (i miei grandparents) mi sono stati denominati Jorge Mene e Maria Fresselliy e sono sicuri che può avere alcuni parenti nella località. Da già, grazie molto. Aspetto ansiosa una risposta

Norma Mene
Las Parejas, Santa Fe Argentina

Fri, Nov 6, 2009

my son, brother and niece & i finally went to Vasto in May 2009 and met our family. Vasto is a beautiful town and the family was wonderful. My grandmothers sister is still living there (Concetta Marino Manzi) and unfortunately we lost the addresses of her daughters to contact them to thank them of the wonderful time we had with them. Also we met my grandfathers niece Marta who owned a wonderful store in town, and spent a great night with them. it is amazing to me that family bonds are so strong even though this was the first time we ever met them all. thank you to my grandparents Giulio & Maria for giving us the love of Vasto in all their stories and for having such a wonderful family to embrace us as if we have been in their lives forever.I will definately go back, and would love to live there some day.
lucille cordovano
buchanan, new york usa

Thu, Nov 5, 2009

Hi...I am trying to find a bit more about my family's heritage. My grandfather came from Pietrelcina, Italy. His name was Alphonso Mario Paolucci. His wife, my grandmother probably came from another nearby city. Her name was Mariatonia De Carlo. They arrived in the USA in the early 1900's. Both used the Ducca Degli Abrussi which ported at Ellis Island. Her mother's name was Caroline but this is all that we know about their pre voyage lives. Any help with who their parents might have been is appreciated. Thanks.
Tom Groll
St Louis, Missouri UAS

Wed, Nov 4, 2009

My name is Donald Desselle. My mother's maiden name was Marie (Mary) Fatigati. Her father was Alessandro Fatigati (I believe). Estimated birth date of 1888. He arrived in New York on 12 Oct 1905 at the age of 17. From what I can see of the shipping document he was from Poggio di Roio,Piano,Italy. I would like to hear from anyone that may know of the Fatigati family in or around Poggio di Roio. The information that I have isn't much,I've only found out this much just a short time ago.
Donald Desselle
Moon Township, Pennsylvania U.S.A

Mon, Nov 2, 2009

Ciao como estan, en principio quiero decir que en estos años e tratado de poder tener contacto con algun familiar directo, que de echo los hay, por parte paterna son Ferrante y d'Arezzo que es la parte materna de mi padre; mi padre son de Crecchio y yo en una oportunidad e echo contacto telefonico con un primo de mi padre para poder conoser como llegar mis dos primos que tengo y quiero conoser . Yo quisiera poder conectarme con ellos por internet pero no puedo hacerlo por que no tengo nigun dato, pero si creo que algun nieto o hijo de ellos podrian darme un mail para hacer contacto ,se que uno de ellos en Vila Rogmania se llama Nevio y a lo mejor si leen esta nota pude que alla algun enlace: otro dato que doy es que mi padre llego a la Argentina en el 1947 y trajo a toda la familia menos a su hermano juan que se quiso quedar los demas emigraron todos pero hoy yo nesesito cerrar un circulo y quiero encontrarme con ellos mio cuggino Nevio e Pino
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