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Sat, Jan 29, 2011

We plan to visit Manoppello Italy in the fall of 2011. We are hoping to locate Distance cousins.
My grandfather was Domenico DiLuca, born 1848 in the town of Turrivalignani Italy,died 5/5/1907. He married Maria Salvatore. My father Antonio DiLuca was born 6/19/1896 died 8/4/1967. He probably lived in the adjacent town of Casalincontrada??? He came to America in 1912 arriving in Boston, Massachusetts. He had a brother Billy. He lived in Pennsylvania. His wife came from same area, Lionora aka (antonnette) Neste. She was adopted. The only name we located was Donata Dinardo, this was from her Social Security number in the USA. She was born 6/20/1895, came to America 1918.
We would appreciate any infomation. Thanking you in advance
James DiLuca
Bristol, New Hampshire USA

Sat, Jan 29, 2011

I am looking for any Decedents of Pietro and Mary Corona, they had children with the names William, Rocco, Caroline, Madeline, John, George, Frank, August, Tony, Henry and Patrick/ "Patsy".
Madeleine was my great grandmother who passed in 1995 in California, where our family took care of her. She had one daughter Marie (My grandmother) and a Son, John (My great uncle). Marie's Daughter is my mother.
I would like to find any surviving relatives still in the Rochester, NY area where the family originally immigrated to circa. 1906: Mary originally came here on a ship called the Nekar as Mary DiPonzio and three children: Madeline, Rocco, and Coroline.
My family is from Villavallelonga, Abruzzo, L'Aquila, Italy. If you know anything about this line of the family or are a relative of mine, please contact me.
Sarah Vanleuven

Sat, Jan 29, 2011

I am searching for my grandfather salvatore palumbo. His wife's name is either oioisa, louisa or loisa. I found my grandmother who came in on her maiden name of Salpietra. She came with my aunt Giuseppa, Epifania, and my father Giuseppe. There was also a little girl by the name of Antonina, whom i have never heard of in my family. All are deceased now.
I am trying to put together a family tree for my children to have, as I am 75 years old and would like to have this in order for them.
Now, comes the difficult part. On my grandmother's ships manifest it reads that she came over on the Sardegna on 11 june 1902. But, no sign of my grandfather. Either he came earlier or later. But went through all the Palumbo's in ellis island with no success. Their residence that was shown on the ships manifest was corelone.
If there is anyone who could help me it would be greatly appreciated. I was born in the usa and do not speak, read or write in Italian.
Many thanks,
Louise Anderson
kallangur, qwueensland australia

Mon, Jan 24, 2011

Looking for imformation on my grandparents Rosario & Constanca Di Marco. Born in late 1800's. Lived in Cugnoli, P .Pescara. Some of their children were: Filamena & Maria (emigrated to Canada), Crocetta (U.S.A), Michelli (Argentina), Pierino (born in 1899) & Gina who married Vincenzo and stayed in Italy. Also looking for imformation on my mothers family Giovina Marcelli ( Di Marco) from Petrenico or Torre dei Passeri
Rosario Di Marco
Biggleswade, Beds United Kingdom

Mon, Jan 24, 2011

I am looking for Mariani family. My father LIBORIO MARIANI was born in Lanciano provincia di Chieti. His mother was Luisa Di Diego and his father Phellippo Mariani. My father was born on 3/14/1898. Married to Consiglia Vessella Mariani. His brothers were Caetano, Eugiana, Ada. I know that had a cousin Mario Mariani. Please if you have any information about any of my relatives, get in touch with me. Thanks Carmela Mariani
Maria Carmela Antonietta Mariani
west melbourne, fl US

Mon, Jan 24, 2011

Hi, I am trying very hard to find out anything about my grandfather's family. His name was John Pace he had 2 brothers Emelio and Victor. He also had some sisters not sure of the proper spelling, Asunta, Lecette, Mickeline...
His mother and father name were Ludovico and Cedia Pace. He was from Pratola Peligna and he came over to Canada about 1928 with his brother Victor. If anyone has any information I would love to hear from you. Thank you
Tracey MacNeil
glacebay, nova Scotia canada

Sun, Jan 23, 2011

Interested in any family history of my grandfather Donato DeFulvio or Grandmother Felichatta Sanfaurra? Not sure if I spelled my grandmothers last name right but my father was John DeFulvio and had a sister that lived in Chieti region named Nicolette. Thank you for any help.
Feliche DeFulvio
Jacksonville, Florida USA

Wed, Jan 12, 2011

Soy nieta de Antonio D'Amico y Antonia Di Nunzio , ambos del pueblo de Quadri en italia, estoy buscando alguien de la familia de mis abuelos para tener algun contacto a traves de carta o mail, quiero conocer algo de mis origenes, a pesar de de no conoci a mi abuela paterna , soy la mas parecida a ella. Si hubiere algun primo segundo , me gustaria saber algo de ellos. Desde ya agradesco su amabilidad. Saluda atte.
Graciela Beatriz D'Amico
Ituzaingo, Buenos Aires Argentina

Mon, Jan 10, 2011

I am looking for information about my great grandfather Filippo Lanuto and his ancestors who arrived in America from Gessopalena italy about 1930? His father and mother are Nicola Lanuto born 1863 and Filomena Desteffano died 1923. My grandmother, Helen, is the daughter of Filippo and Ella Mae Lockhart.
Lori Bingham

Sat, Jan 8, 2011

HI, I'm looking for any information on the Iacaruso family raised in Rosello. My dad name was Vincent Iacaruso. He was born in 1890 son of Didato and Marie Iacaruso. They had 6 childrens.
Robert Iacaruso

Fri, Jan 7, 2011

Looking for anyone familiar withe the name Emilia Vallera, This was my Grandmother who married Pasqualle Trello(Frizinone). Emilia was from Pratola Peligna and came to the United States around 1925-30. Please if anyone knew her or any relatives, I would love to chat to learn more about our family history. Ciao.
Alfredo Trello
Aliquippa , Pa. U.S.A.

Fri, Jan 7, 2011

My grandparents, Pietro D'Amico and Maria Carmella Cetrone D'Amico were born about 1887, and came to the United States in 1909. They had 12 children and my mother was one of their children. Maria's father was Fabian Cetrone and her mother's maiden name was Di Christofaro. (not sure of spelling). My sister and I spent two days in Barrea in July 2010 and it is a beautiful place. We met a few people with the surname D'Amico, but did not have a car and we were there on a weekend, so we did not learn anything about my mother's family. If you have any information about the ancestry of Pietro and Maria -- or any connection to these family names, please contact me.
Thank you!
Dianne Dicks
Lakewood, Ohio USA

Tue, Jan 4, 2011

I want to find out about my dad's family in Castelfrentano Lanciano. My grandmother was Maria Di Nardo. Does anyone have any information? My Father was Antonion Di Nardo who migrated to Australia in 1951 followed by his family in 1953.
clare di loreto
Western Australia

Tue, Jan 4, 2011

Costantino Fatigati

Mon, Jan 3, 2011

Am planning a tour of Italy with special emphasis on Pettorano sul Gizio to do family research in Sept/Oct 2011. Anyone interested, contact me
Jo-Ann Hall (Tecca)
Aspen, CO USA

Sat, Jan 1, 2011

Trying to get in touch with Donna Wyrick RE: posting in 2009, trying to find her Carifa family. I'm her 2nd cousin through Hercules Spadafora/Gilda Spadafora.
banks, oregon USA

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