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Thu, Mar 31, 2011

I was born in Pettorano Sul Gizio,which is just outside Sulmona. Came to the USA when I was 8 years old with my parents. My Dad and Mom Anna D'Amato were born in Pettorano. My grandfather was born in Sulmona in the section called Casa Di Censo/Casa Di Ommi, which is a section of houses just off of Via Cavata on the road to Sulmona.

I researched while I traveled back a few times to Italy and the last name was really Di Censo. But when someone comes to the USA it could have been changed to Di Cenzo, De Cenzo, Di Cienso, or even De Cenzio.
Mine is correct- the last Name is Di Censo, I was able to develop my family tree and went back to my greatgrandfather Rafaele Di Censo. My grandparents last name on my mother side were - Maria Ventresca, and Conzezio D'amato all born in Pettorano - but in a group of houses called Ces Marzano on a hillside.
I still speak Italian and visit on occasion Italy to see my cousins. It's great to see where I was born but not many persons are left there. Anyone wishing to know more about the name Di Censo and D'amato e-mail me. Ciao!

Dino Dicenso
West Seneca, new york usa

Mon, Mar 28, 2011

de mi mayor agrado: necesito encontrar la partida de nacimiento de camilo turdo, que nacio aproximadamente en el año 1852, no estoy muy seguro creo en carunchio(chilenza) provincia de chieti italia.- sus padres fueron rafael turdo y palma de carlo.- espero su contestacion a la brevedad posible, saludo atte.
terrassa, barcelona españa

Sun, Mar 27, 2011

Hello-I am trying to complete my genealogy tree with information regarding my grandparents. If anyone has additional information please feel free to fill in the blanks regarding whereabouts, etc. Most of my relatives were born in Fallo-Province of Chieti-Abruzzi, Italy.
Grandfather--Vncenzo Di Gironimo
Grandmother--Biancadora Fratasia
Paternal Grandparents: Nicolo Di Gironimo, Brigida Marianna
Maternal Grandparents: Leopoldo Fratasia, Filomeno Maiocco Any info would be helpful. Thanks,
Vincent Jerome (Di Geronimo)
Williamstown, NJ USA -

Thu, Mar 24, 2011

Trying to get information on grand parents. Grandfather - Donato Lattanzio born 1867 (?) arrived in New York, Ellis Island 28Mar1905 on the ship Sardegna which sailed from Naples. My grandmother - Maria Zaccardi born 1878 (?) arrived in New York, Ellis Island 21Sept1906 on the ship Cretic from Naples. Marie came with her two sons, Antonio, age 8 and Nicolo age 8 mos. I think they might have married around 1900.
Anthony Lattanzio
Rochester, New York USA

Tue, Mar 22, 2011

I am looking for information about my Great-Grandmother Emilia (Roscetti) Lozzi born around 1884, and lived in the Calascio area. She had two daughters Milda born 1910 and Rosa born 1911. Her Husband Nicola and son Domenico both moved to the United States. We are looking to find out what happend to her and har daughters.
Susan Gorman
Ransomville, New York USA

tue, mar 22, 2011

Mi nombre es Amiliano d'Annunzio y he decidido tramitar la ciudadanía italiana. Para ello necesito ubicar la partida de nacimiento de mi bisabuelo, italiano, nacido en Casalanguida, provincia de Chieti. Sabemos que nacio en el año 1888. Era hijo de Florentino d'Annunzio y Savia Orlando. Emigró a Argentina y en el año 1944 con 23 años contrajo matrimonio con Beatriz d'Annunzio tambien italiana. Si alguien puede decirme cómo contactarme con la municipalidad de casalanguida para obtener esa partida de nacimiento, le voy a agradecer infinitamente.
Emiliano d'Annunzio
Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires Argentina -

Sun, Mar 20, 2011

My father, Vito Antonio Carosi was born in Cagnano Ameritano in 1909, October 23. His father was Guisseppe Carosi [Chiropractor]. The family immigrated to Providence, Rhode Island while Vito was 5 or 6 years old. I am looking for any family still there. If interested please email me. Ciao,
Paul J. Carosi
Smithfield, RI USA

Thu, Mar 17, 2011

Looking for anyone one who knew my father, Vencenzo D'Angelo and also my mother ROSINA DiMarcantonia. both born in Citta Sant Angelo, Pescara, year 1890. My father came to the U.S.A.on 2 different occasions which we cannot verify to work and get enough money to send for his wife.in 1962.my mother Rosina D;Marcantonio along with my Brother Rocco who was two and a half years of age boarded the ship guessepe Verdi. for N.Y. where she had a brother living there and was her sponsor. name Ciriaco. my father had a brother living in Philadelphia named Domminic. they got to Reading, pa. where my father's sister Amelia lived. my parents had three more children here, Concetta, Helen and myself Luigi. my poor father died in Coatsville Vetrans Hospital, he was a patient there for 42yrs. effects from ww1. manage la America.
Luigi D'Angelo
Reading, Pennsylvania United States

Mon, Mar 14, 2011

I have been doing some family research. I am looking for DiBenedetto's, Benedetto's brothers came to massachusetts in early 1900's from pescosansonesco, italy. Their names were sante, angelo, nicolo, carmillo and dominic. Sante married Angelina DiBernidino from Corvaro. We are interested.
Pam Benedetto
wakefield, ma usa

Sun, Mar 13, 2011

i am trying to locate relatives of Guido Mastronardi. His mother was Carmella Mastronardi. he was the brother of John, Vincent, Angie, Rita and 3 others. I have his ashes and promised to return them to New York but I have lost addresses and phone numbers of his family. I would like to hear from any of his relatives so I can keep my promise to him. Thank you.
aretta mastronardi lorin
blue springs, mo usa

Fri, Mar 11, 2011

Hola: Mi nombre es Alicia Juana Di Sciullo y solicito infomación de mi abuelo Gioele Rutilio Di Sciullo, originario de Fallo y que nació aproximadamente por la década de 1870 y que emigró a Argentina a principio a finales del ese siglo o a principio de 1900, supongo que habrá otros descendientes de la familia me gustaría tomar contacto. Desde ya muchas gracias. Atentamente.
Alicia Juana Di Sciullo
Buenos Aires, Cuidad Autónoma de Buenos Aires Argentina

Fri, Mar 11, 2011

I am trying to find information on my Great Great Grandmother. I believe that she was originally from Gagliano Aterno. Her name was Laura Voce. In about 1900 she moved to Roccasale with her children but not her husband. There she acquired the name Laura De Simone. I don't know if she got remarried or went back to her maiden name. I would love to find out any information about her and her husband. Thank you,
Mike McNulty
Seneca, SC USA

Wed, Mar 9, 2011

My father, Frank Vincent DiNino, came to the USA in about 1902. I know that he had a brother or perhaps two brothers that also came to the USA. My father was a clarinet player in Italian bands in the NYC area for awhile. He eventually was band director at Ely High School in Ely, Minnesota. I know nothing else about my family. If anyone has any information, please contact me.
Vincent DiNino
Austin, Texas USA

Tue, Mar 8, 2011

I really enjoy the website but I couldn't find any infotmation about my family. I know that my great-grand father came from Pettorano Sul Gizio to Brazil in 1895. I really want know more information about our hitory and if there are other Cicci's around the world, not just in Brasil. I'll really appreciate any information. Thank you.
Gabriela Cicci
Uberaba, MG Brasil

Tue, Mar 8, 2011

I am the gradson of Frank And Emma Ferrara, they were from the town of Villa Santa Maria. I have been to Italy once before but never to my grandparents hometown. I will be visiting Italy again in September of 2011 and plan on visiting Villa Santa Maria. If you have any suggustions for please e-mail me. Thank You.
FrankA. Ferrara
Irwin, Pennsylvania USA -

Mon, Mar 7, 2011

My Grandfather was Loreto Berardicurti, From Celano, Italy. My Grandmother was Santina Stornelli-Berardicurti,From Celano, Italy.
My Grandmother's mother, was Santina Stornelli, but from Corvara, Italy.
My Mother, Rafaella Berardicurti, was born in Celano, (1921) Italy. I have met Stornelli Cousins in Celano. I have not met any Berardicurti relatives in Celano, yet.
My Mother, Rafaella Berardicurti, her mother Santina (Stornelli-Berardicurti), came to US via Ellis Island in 1928, and moved to Rochester, New York.
My Mother's Father: Loretto Berardicurti, was working in Washington state, US, and moved to Rochester New York when his wife Santina and daughter ... my mother, after they arrived... in 1928-1029.
I do not know of any relatives of my grandfather: Loreto Berardicurti, from Celano or surrounding area.
I do not know of any relatives of my grandmother's mother: Santina Stornelli from Corvara.

Any information regarding my Grandfather: Loreto Berardicurti and his family, or of Santina Stornelli from Corvara, would certainly be appreciated. I'd like to know who my cousins are. Thank You.

Robert Pitcher
Charleston, WV USA 25302-3388

Sun, Mar 6, 201

Hello to Claudio and Bonanno Crisi and your wives and children. Hello to all relatives in L'Aquila and Ripa Fagnano Alto. If you still have email address, I would like to have it. Ciao!
Anthony Crisi
Salem, Oregon USA

Sun, Mar 6, 2011

Read about the 'History of the Italians in South Africa'. Insert Andre Martinaglia into the 'Google' internet - also www.lagazzettadelsudafrica.net In English and Italian. See Andre Martinaglia's page 'facebook', covering a wide range of interest. See his collection of photos on facebook in 'Martinaglia Collection'.
Cav.Amb.Andre Martinaglia
Cape Town, Western Cape Province South Africa

Wed, Mar 2, 2011

New website with information about the life and work of Gianna Thompson; the Save the Children Fund in Abruzzo from 1947-68; Ernest Thompson and the Aventino; Ann Cornelisen; work camps in Castiglione Messer Marino in 1962 and Civitaluparella in 1963. www.giannathompson.weebly.com
Keith Washington
London, England

Wed, Mar 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Edith Rosato 95yrs old. Daughter of Thommasso Rosato and Guilia Gattone from Fase San Martino. Sept 1906 left a port in Naples for New York on the Konigen Luise. Born & lived in Clifton Heights for all 95 years.
Anthony Paoletti
Broomall, PA USA

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