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Apr 24

My grandfather was born in Castiglione Della Valle which I am told is now called Colledara. I will be in Italy in June and would like to visit the place of his birth as he is the only one whose information I do not have for my family tree. I wonder if anyone knows anything of this town and where I would go to find records of his birth and possibly my great grandparents marriage records and maybe even where they were buried. I had tried LDS but they do not have complete info on film for this area and the years I need to search. Also if anyone has been there do you know if there are any hotels where I might stay for the night while I research. My grandfathers name when he arrived in 1901 was Pietro deAntoniis but he eventually changed it to Peter DiAntonio
Denise DiAntonio
Hainesport, NJ

Apr 22

My late father was Flaviano W. Calvarese. He was named after his uncle, Flavian. His parents were the late Emidio and Mildred Calvarese. He passed away last June after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. My great uncle, Flavian died before I was born. There is a housing development in Bear, DE named Calvarese Farms. I believe the Calvarese and Trincia families owned the T & C Bakery as well as the T & C Arena in Wilmington, DE many years ago. The local newspaper in my area, The Delaware County (PA) Daily Times had a front page and accompanying article about the Calvarese family in America. Some moved north into the Chester, PA area, the rest went south to Delaware. I am part of the southern family. I am very proud of my family's name and history. I gave my father a copy of the newspaper years ago and would love to read the article again. My father was the most decent and honorable man that I've ever known. I miss him very much. RIP Dad. I will never forget the impact that you had on my life.
Leonard P. Calvarese
Philadelphia, PA

I am trying to obtain info in order to procure my (deceased) father's birth certificate. he was born in pescara italy. I would be very grateful for that info. There is no consulate here, and Ottawa was NO help!!! Thank You
terri (theresa) Diamante
sackville, Canada

Fri, Apr 20, 2012

I am trying to locate information about my Grandmother Concetta Moricone, born 12/5/1881 in Penne and my Grandfather Frederico Stella who was born elsewhere (perhaps Trieste) but shown on ship log as leaving from Penne. Any help would be appreciated.
Marie Stella
Midlothian, United States

Wed, Apr 11, 2012

I would love to contact anyone that may know my family. My grandmother's last name was Campagna and my grandfather's was Pelligrini. They came from the Corfinio, L'Aquila region. They settled in Mansfield MA in the early 1900's.
Carolyn Churchill
Norton, United States

Tue, Apr 10, 2012

A big hello to anyone with any connection to Colledimacine. Especially all the paesani in Philadelphia, New York, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Our poor little town now only has less than 200 inhabitants but is alive and well in the hearts and minds of thousands of its descendants around the world.
Morris Delli-Pizzi
Sydney Australia

Wed, Apr 4, 2012

My husbands great great grandfather, Giustino Di Julio immigrated to the U.S. in 1911. Prior to that his son, Nicolino emigrated. His wife was Maria Concetta Mastrangelo. I am since findind many family members from Castiglione Messer Marino. The spelling of the name varies - Nicolino eventually ended with DeYulio.
Other siblings of Nicolino's are Giacomo, Adelinda, Elvira, and maybe Antonio and Rafaelle - still confirming the last 2. Adelinda married a DeLizio and Elvira married a Sbrocco - all from Castiglione. Nicolino originally settled in Dunmore, Pa before moving to Geneva, NY.
I know of another brother of Nicolino's who lived in Providence RI and had a wife named Susan in the 1950's.
Tracy
Clinton NY