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Provinces of Abruzzo

Thu, Jul 29, 2010

Jamie DiGesualdo - get in touch with me as I have some of the family tree that you are looking for.
Charlie Flowers
Ft. Collins, CO USA

Wed, Jul 28, 2010

I would like to locate my cousin Angela (Suozzi) Bianchini wife of Domenico Bianchini of Rome, Italy. Last known address was Via Giggi Pea, 3, or Via Scipio Sighele, 13. Any information as to her whereabouts will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Joseph Ierardi
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401 USA

Wed, Jul 28, 2010

Hello, Lisa De Stefanis! Hello, I don't know if we are related or not but I couldn't reach you at your email to ask you more questions. My grandfather is a Santelli and he came to America with his parents: Luigis and Antoinette Santeli when he was young. He says that he has a lot of first cousins in Australia. Hopefully, there is a connection. Please respond!!
Natalie Santelli
Woodstock, Connecticut United states

Sat, Jul 24, 2010

I would love to find my family. My grandfather, Alberto Jannetti (Iannetti) was born and raised in Cellino Attanatsio and moved to Philadelphia Pa around 1912 when he was 16. His dad was Ercalano and was a cabinet maker. He also had two brothers John and Ralph. Any leads would be so appreciated. I see there are 4 Iannetti families still living in Cellino Attanasio.
Judy
West Deptford, New Jersey USA

Wed, Jul 21, 2010

I am grandson of Vicente Laino primola looking for any body who knew my grandfather from Rivello, Potenza. Thanks
Bernardo Behrens Laino
dallas, texas usa

Fri, Jul 16, 2010

I am researching my husband's family. His paternal great great grandparents were from Castiglione Messier Marino.
The grandfather was Benjamin Tielli 1851- about 1905. He died before his wife immigrated to the US.
The grandmother was Maria Domenica Marchese B 1852 in Italy and died about 1934 in USA - Dunmore PA area. Their children, all born in Italy were Nicola, Francisco, Antonio, Marianna and Teodora Tielli. Maria Marchese immigrated to the USA in 1905 with her daughters Marianna and Teodora. They resided in Dunmore PA, USA. Marianna married another Italian immigrant. Nicolino DeYulio (Di Iulio???). He immigrated in 1904.
I am looking for any additional information on the Marchese / Tielli family from in or around Castiglione Messier Marino.
Tracy
Clinton, NY USA

Thu, Jul 15, 2010

Planning a trip to Italy and want to visit Corfinio, home of my Grandmother, Raffella (Moreschi) Ginnetti and Virgilio Ginnetti. Can anyone help me to locate any distant family I might have there? There is an old house that bears the name "Ginnetti" on a cement wall or foundation. I so want to see where my Grandparents and thier sisters and brothers came from. Any help will be much appreciated.
Linda J. Ginnetti-Browne
Jacksonville, FL USA

Wed, Jul 14, 2010

My grandmother was Maria Carmen Donettelli. Iam not sure but related to Gervasio in NY. I went to Kay house in Queens when I was in the National Guards back in the early 60s. Kay visited Portland. I Know Freddy Linda and Emily. Lil lived next door in Queens. Her husbands name was Charlie. I went to the funeral for Rebel. His wife was name Francis. My mother has talked to Joe the FDNYC. Would like to hear from you. Tell me about Freddy-Linda-Emily
Charles Aceto
Portland MaineUSA, USA

Bon Giorno! My husband & I are going to Italy in early September, 2010 & we are going to be in Chieti for only a day & it's to try & locate family that is still in Italy. My father's parents were Nicoli Teti & Domenica Natale Teti. We know that both my grandmother & grandfather left relatives behind & I really would like to meet any cousins that are still in Italy. My father was Orlando Anthony Teti & if he were still alive he would be so happy that I'm trying to connect with family. Ciao!
Patty Teti Paget
Oaks, PA USA

Wed, Jul 14, 2010


Mon, Jul 12, 2010

My wife is 100% Italian, but I am the one who is interested in family tree. I have mine traced back to 1660 and I have a lot of her information, but am lacking the information from Italy. The names of interest are:
Carlos Vincenzo Controquerra (Contraguerro) from Montesilvane, Spaggie, IT
Francesco DaRoma (Daroma) from Rocca di mezzo, L'Aquila, IT
Luigi Nicholas Bartolomucci, from Barisciano, L'Aquila, IT
Alfred Lee Ostrander
Munroe Falls, Ohio USA

Sun, Jul 11, 2010

I am so happy to have found this! Both my grandfather (Camillo Mingone) and my grandmother (Gloria Breda) come from Villa Santa Maria. I have always been interested and loved listening to the stories grandma would tell of growing up there. She has just turned 95 and is still tough as nails. I grew up in the kitchen and cooking has always been MY LIFE. It is what has always bonded my family for generations. To read all about the tradition of cooking in their homeland is AMAZING! It is something I never knew. I guess it has always been in my blood to be this way. I hope one day to see it in person!!!
Aimee Mingone
Dunedin, Fl USA

Sun, Jul 11, 2010

Pianella Pescara. Looking for relatives and also wanting to know if my grandparents had any brothers or sisters beside Splendora Baggiani. Grandfather arrived in USA about 1903 Pasquale Di Francesco, wife Vincenza Egizii.
Paternal Great grandparents Tomaso Baggiani (DiFrancesco)Pianella Terramo, wife Giustina Marzuoli born Citta San Angelo
Maternal great grandparents Federico Egizii wife Filomena Pittoni, Pianella
Pasquale Di Francesco Born 1874 Pianella arrived in Phila pa in 1903
Anyone DiFrancesco, Egizzi, Marzuoli or Pittoni from Pianella I would love to hear from you. Tomaso Baggiani used DiFrancesco as cognome.
Joe DiFrancesco
Phoenix, Arizona USA

Sat, Jul 10, 2010

My father was Angelo Bernardino Cerasoli. His family was from the town of Borbona,in the province of Rieti, in Italy. His father was Angelo Cerasoli and his mother was Domenica Blasi. My Grandmothers' fathers' name was Carmen Blasi. I know my ancestors on the maternal side had the following surnames: Lopez, Cortese and Gomez. My father emigrated here in 1927 and was never able to return and then died at 54 years. If anyone has any knowledge of this family I would appreciate a message. My mothers parents were named Pasquale and Faiella from Prezza/Sulmona.
Dolores Mc Cray
Quincy, Massachusetts usa

Sat, Jul 10, 2010

Hi my family is from Abbruzzi, my father was born in Bugnara and his name was Antonio Silvestri and my mother was born in Introdacqua, Italy and her name was Maria DiBartolomeo, looking for ani family memebrs out there, I know many stories of my family told by my father and would like to compare notes, I have been back 3 times and do have a home and property in Torre dei Nolfi.
Venanzio
welland, ontario canada

Thu, Jul 8, 2010

I am looking for my brother, he was born March 11 1955, his name at birth was Emilio Boccarelli and was placed in an orphanage to be adopted out in L'Aquila. Any leads or help will be greatly appreciated. Sto cercando mio fratello, nato 11 MARZO 1955, il suo nome alla nascita era Emilio Boccarelli e fu posto in un orfanotrofio da adottare in L'Aquila - qualsiasi traccia o aiuto sarà molto apprezzato.
Antonio Quattrocchi
Gold Coast, Queensland Australia

My name is Marie Ventura, my father's name was Giuseppe (joseph), born in Castiglione a Casauria, Pescara, Abruzzi. He had 2 brothers, Alfredo and Eugenio, living in Castiglione, and 1 brother, Nunzio, who lived in Newark, Ohio. My father lived in Lorain, Ohio. My father's mother's name was Mary. Don't know his father's name. My father died december, 1967. I would love to find any of my family members, just to talk. Molte grazie. Ciao,
Marie Ventura
Cleveland, Ohio USA

Tue, Jul 6, 2010

Relatives in Abruzzo: Gabriele Ciuti, Avezzano Dr. Armando Ranelli, Avezzano Welcome new e-mail addresses from family of Salvatore Ranelli, (Paterno-Celano) Concentina Di Dino, (Rocacasale) Giacomo Zappa (Ateleta) LaVinia Pappa (Roma)
Donna Ranelli Gregory
Vadnais Heights, Minnesota USA

Sun, Jul 4, 2010

As a young man my great grandfather entered a monastery, but left before taking final vows. I would like to verify that he entered with the name Pasquale DiCesare and changed his name to Giovanni which he kept after leaving the monastery. He may have entered the Benedictine Abbey in San Benedetto in Perillis, 8 to 10 miles south of his birthplace San Pio delle Camere. Ther are several other monasteries in Abruzzo.
John J. DiCesare Jr.
Yardley, Pennsylvania United States

Sat, Jul 3, 2010

Hello, I am working on a family tree and don't know anything about my Grandfather on my mother's side. He was born in Capistrello and came to US when he was 17. His name was Alphonso Scatena. Thanks,
Maria
Leesburg, VA USA