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Jul 31

I'm looking for information on my grandparents who lived in the Caserta area. Grandfather: Giuseppe Passaretti, grandmother Carmella Marra. Born about 1870. Are there any relative of either of these people still in the area?
ethel passaretti paquin
grantham, NH

Jul 31

Mio nonno è nato a Teramo. Excuse my poor Italian. He was married to my grandmother, Concetta, nee DiCrissi, but I'm not sure where she came from, or if they met on the way to the US. Any help would be appreciated. I'd love to find more family members.
Bill Klinger

Jul 27

I am looking for the family of Domenico Luciani. He was born in 1896 in Francavilla a mare, province of Chieti. His father was Vincenzo and his mother was Maria Pantelone. He had brothers who remained in Italy and raised families. Some of their names were Rocco, Vincenzo and Salvatore. I know Rocco had sons, one of whom was Antonio. I believe his family still lives in Francailla a mare. He had brothers Nicola, Costantino and a sister Philamena that came to America. At on time Salvatore also came to America, but he then returned to Italy. My father, Domenico arrived in New York in 1921 from Napoli. His full name at that time was Domenicantonio Luciani. If anyone could tell me about his nieces and nephers in Italy I would be very grateful.
Anna Luciani Kelly
Allentown, Pa.

Jul 26

My mother was a Mancini from Reiti, my father a Gregori.
Domenick Gregori
Jensen Beach FL

Jul 25

My Great-Grandfather came to the US from Italy and ended in West Virginia, working in the coal mines. In performing some preliminary research, it seems as though his original surname had changed. One family member had noted that he came over in 1903, and that his name had been Anthony Vincent Lupino. After searching that name, I came up with nothing. In digging through the Ellis Island manifest lists, there was a Vincenzo Lupinotti that came over that same year and was within 1 years age difference that my Great-Grandfather. There doesn't seem to be any records of a Lupinotti anywhere, so I'm wondering if the name got confused at sign in and should have ready Lupinetti. I'm trying to figure out if there's any way this could've been him. It said he was from Castilenti, Italy, where Lupinetti seems to be a big family name. If you know of anything, please let me know. Thanks! :)
DeeDee Thomas
Nashville, TN

Jul 22

I am looking for Gionnoscoli/Bellotta,Pica, Diluzio/Baldasari families in Francavilla a mare, and Torrcella de Peligna.
Yvette Wilson
Quakertown United States

Jul 18

I'm looking for information on my grandfather, Costantino Mastrodicasa. He immigrated to the US from San Valentino, Pescara in 1915. He had a brother, Antonio, who lived with us in the US for a short time in the early/mid 1960s. Antonio's wife's name is Amelia.

Jul 16

Hi, my name is Leisa and I am trying to research my family tree on my fathers side. I'm a D'Amico and I am trying to find anything on my Greatgrandfather Francesco D'Amico b.03/04/1902 d. 17/05/1992. All my Italian family are from Lettopalena. I am also searching for a photograph of my Great Grandmother Anastacia Romanelli b.19/02/1898. If anyone can shed any light on these people, it would mean the world to me...My family is my heart.
Leisa Hilkmann
Muswellbrook Australia

Jul 15

re: Pergolini family Roseto
Hello Dale, my grandfather was from Roseto. He was born in Montepagano as were his 4 brothers and sister. Descendants of Francesca Pergolini Di Giambattista still live in Roseto. Descendants of Guido live in Rome. I am in touch with all of them and many of the descendants of the Pergolini brothers (all born 1892 through 1910) in the USA. My mother was a Pergolini. Most of the siblings migrated to Philadelphia during the period 1909 - 1939. Happy to share information, dates, some photos, etc...I, by the way, live in Australia. The Italian diaspora continues... Regards,
PS your email is out of date on this site so I am posting directly.
Mary Louise Tucker
Adelaide Australia

Jul 14

I would be greatly thankful to whoever can give me information about Giuseppe Chaponi. He used to work in Hotel Jaragua Dominican Republic, I believe as a chef in the years of 1962 and 1963, He was also the owner of a pizzeria restaurant named Pizza Roma. Please email me.
Estaria altamente agradecida a cualquier persona que me pueda dar informacion sobre Guiseppe Chaponi. El trabajaba en el hotel Jaragua en Santo Domingo Republica Dominicana por los anos 1962 y 1963. Tambien era dueno de una pizzeria llamada Roma. Por favor, si tiene informacion favor de email me. Muy agradecida de ustedes.
port st lucie

Jul 10

I am looking for any information on the Pantalone family in Pennadomo region and the Di Cicco family in villa Santa Maria. My grandfather Giovanni Pantalone and his wife Maria emigrated to south Africa in the 1960's and I would love to know more about where they came from. Thanks
Andraea pantalone
Gauteng South Africa

4 July

Looking for my maternal Grandmothe's family. Her maiden name is De Gaetano from Torre Del Grecco. We visited them in the summer of 1968.
Judith Ruscito-Kurtz
Selden USA

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