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Sun, Apr 25, 2010

This is a wonderful website. I stumbled on it by accident. I'm searching for my husband's side of the family. His grandfather was Christianziano Fossaceca (1857-1933) and he married Maria Mercedes Catolina (1867-1934, her birthdate must be wrong). They immigrated to Canada in 1877. Any help in obtaining more information would be appreciated.
Carol Smythe
Tacoma, Washington USA

Sat, Apr 24, 2010

Would love any information on Tolomeo or Cesira Romano who came to the USA on the Germania out of Naples. It docked Ellis Island March 16, 1904. Possibly one child and expecting another (my grandmother) They were from Chieti, Italy. Cesira was 25 years old and had a baby on July 22, 1904 at 157 Thompson Ave. New York City. The midwife was Loreta Astarita. My grandmother was named Mary Clara Romano and baptised at St Brigid's Church by Rev Giovnni Ferrazzo on July 23, 1904 and placed for adoption at the New York Foundling Hospital on uly 26, 1904. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Adriana Ginter
Galena, Missouri USA

Fri, Apr 23, 2010

I am searching for descendent relatives. My grandfather, Geramino Fedele, was born in Manapello, Italy on April 13, 1894 and emigrated to the United States in 1920. He was married to Maria Teresa Cristafaro of Ripalimosani and lived there prior to his departure for America. Am searching for any descendent of those families, any Fedele still residing in or from Manapello, or Cristafaro still residing in Ripolimosani.
Alan Fedele
Concord Twp, OH USA

Fri, Apr 23, 2010

Hello All, I am looking for information on my grand grandmother, Angeline Gagliardi Cifelli who was born in Colledemacine in 1889, I believe. She came to Philadelphia, PA and died in 1971.
Philadelphia, PA USA

Tue, Apr 20, 2010

Looking for anyone related to or with knowledge of my Great Grandfather, Rosario DeFlavio (possibly DeFlavis). Born in Bisenti, Italy on June 9, 1886. Was married in Italy around 1910 (wife's name Dorinda). Had 3 children born in Italy (Francesachina b. 1911 and Nicholas b. 1913 Concetta b.? - she remained in Italy with Dorinda). Rosario immigrated to Atlas, Pennsylvania, USA in 1907. He married Grazia Calabrese (from Montenerodomo) in Atlas, PA, USA in 1920. Franceschina and Nicholas eventually came to Atlas, PA, USA (not sure of year).
Shannon Murray
Bella Vista, AR USA

Mon, Apr 19, 2010

Hello, I am looking to come in contact with my fathers's family. My father was FLORINDO TEODORI. Born September 25, 1903. He was born in San Egidio alla Vibrata on September 25, 1903. He had a sister named Vincenza. His father was named Luigi. I do not know his mothers name. His sister was married to an Angelini. He has 2 nephews. One is Geno and the other is Enzo.
My name is Angeline Teodori Bertolin. I have an older sister Louise and a younger brother named after my father Florindo. My father was married to Leona Loffreda Teodori. He came to America when he was about 17. If anyone there can be of any help I would be most grateful. Please help in any way that you can. Would love to connect with my family. Thanks so much. Grazie,
Angeline Teodori Bertolin
Shelby Twp, Michigan United States

Sun, Apr 18, 2010

Sono di Carovilli, provincia Isernia, Molise. Desidero informazione su emigranti carovillesi sparsi nel mondo. Un bacio,
Edilia Di Frangia
carovilli, italia, molise - isernia

Fri, Apr 16, 2010

I have relatives in Argentina and other parts of South America from Orsogna P. Chieti Abruzzi Italia by the names of D'Alleva Pilona Viano Scenna Iocco, all from Orsogna would like to hear from them if it fits the birth place Sincerely,
Elena D'Angelo Leonido
Dorchester, Boston Mass. U.S.A.

Thu, Apr 15, 2010

My father Pasquale DiTola was from Castel di Sangro, and I believe my mother's family is, too. They are the DeLuca family. He had 2 brothers and 2 sisters. They are all deceased, but my cousins are still there in the area, and in possibly Chieti, Roccocaraso??? and Roma. If you know of any DiTolas I would like to hear. Thanks.
Egla DiTola
Chicago Heights, Illinois USA

Wed, Apr 14, 2010

I just happened onto this website today. Nice to hear that there are so many Abruzzesi (specifically from Torre) all over the world.
My parents (Gemma Di Nardo and Giuseppe Di Domizio) were both born in this quaint little town. They found a new life in Canada in the late 1950's. I was fortunate enough to go back and visit on 3 separate occasions (the last time in 1994).
I am looking for any photos (professionally taken) of Torre dei Passeri that I can hang in my home and office. I promise to go back and visit again some day with my 3 children. Cheers from Toronto.
Rocco Di Domizio
Toronto, ON Canada

Mon, Apr 12, 2010

I am Armand Marchesano (i) My father came to the US from Vasto, Italy. I am looking for other family members. One of his brothers was sent to Argentina at the same time and I am interesting in finding other members of the family in Southern Florida or in Argentina.
Armand Marchesani
Maitland, FL United States

Mon, Apr 12, 2010

My grandparents came from Castrovalva (Nono) and Sulmona (Nana) in the early 1900's. I have tried to have them work with me on our family's history but to no success. They and my aunts, uncles and parents recently passed and with the way generations have come and gone the DiTinno family (now with all girls) will soon be gone from the USA. I would like to continue my search for family and a tree of knowledge to pass down so our name will not dissapear completely. Can you direct me to a more inexpensive method of research at this time? Your assistance would more greatly appreciated than words can say. Sincerely,
Dennis DiTinno
Clearwater, Florida USA

Mon, Apr 12, 2010

I am trying to find information on my grandmothers family. Her father's name was Severino DeRomualdo. They came from Montefino.
Carol Weaver
Dayton, oh USA

Sun, Apr 11, 2010

Looking for relatives from Teramo, Italy, my great grandfather was Giuseppe Varrasso who was born 1883, married Ventura Biagio (Trubiano) came to America in 1918.
Newark, Ohio United States of America

Sat, Apr 10, 2010

Looking for any help on the FERRUCCI family from Casselvecchio, Italy areaNames that are associted with this family are : Raffaele & Maria Petronelli. Children, Amalia; Giovanni; Giuseppi; Antonetta ; & Nicola. Raffaele never came to US but Maria did and all stayed but Nicola who went back to raise his family; Rafaele; Attilio ; Amando ; & Mario.
Sunrise Beach, MO USA

Fri, Apr 9, 2010

Hi there everyone man this is a great site i hope i dont lose it. Im looking for my relations that come from my mothers side the Verna family from Casoli Abbruzzo i have been told they reside around philedephia Sanfansisco Usa area,they moved there late 1800"s early 1900"s one was named Arcangelo another Colo and another brother, we belive there families still reside around there, if anyone knows of them could they please let me know as we would like to get in contact with them before life passes us by. Thankyou to all stay safe.
Peter Sguazzato
Oxenford, Queensland Australia

Wed, Apr 7, 2010

Hi, My grandparents were from Pescara: Adelina Persanti (not spelled right) who married Michael Pellegrino from Salerno. We were always told we had family in Italy but since they really didn't speak much English and our parents were born here no one knows anything. Our one uncle is 90 and an Aunt who did visit she is 93 now so can't find out much. I'm just trying to do a family tree and want to know if we do have any family left in Italy. Thank you!
Mary Ann Pellegrino-Mokar
South Plainfield, New Jersey USA

Mon, Apr 5, 2010

My Great Grandfather, Giuseppe Michetti, came to Canada in 1911 and settled in a small area called Hylo, Alberta. My Great Grandmother, Filomena, and two oldest sons joined him in 1917. They came from the Corropoli area. I am inquiring on where or how to find the family coats of arms. Any help would be appreciated.
edmonton, alberta canada

Sat, Apr 3, 2010

Any information re: Del Monaco's from Sulmona, would be greatly appreciated. Grazie
Gilda Del Monaco
rhode island usa

Sat, Apr 3, 2010

Ciao a tutti! I am looking for relatives of my great grandparents from the towns Castel del Guidice and Pacentro. Here is what I know: My great grandfather was Antonio Pacella (1895-1979) born in Pacentro, married to Vincenza Scarlatelli of Castel del Guidice. Moved to Pittsburgh, PA in the 1920s via Ellis Island.

My great grandmother was Vincenza Scarlatelli (1896-1995), born in Castel del Giudice to Nicolo Mario Gionvanni Scarlatelli b.1843 and Maria Antonia D' Alesio b. 1853. Any help is much appreciated! Ciao e arrivederci!

Carla Chianelli
Tampa, FL USA

Thu, Apr 1, 2010

I am planning a trip to Reggio Calabria coming this May 2010 and would like to find information on property my parents owned before they immigrated to NY in the 1920's. It was actually my grandparents Dominick Luca and Natale Bruzzese who owned the properties. My grandparents, parents and their siblings are all deceased and I have no clue where to start. I know my parents Dominick Bruzzese and Rose Luca were born in Mammola, Calabria in 1921 and 1924. I would like to see if I can at least visit the exact area they lived. Can anyone out there help?? I would appreciate any assistance anyone can offer. Thanks for your time,
Marisa Sclafani
scottsdale, az USA

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