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Thursday, December 31, 1998 at 20:24:57 (CST)

My parents came to the US at the turn of the century from the town of Palena in Chieti. The surnames of my parents are Paterra and DiIorio. I would love to hear from anyone who has links to these names!
I am truly enjoying your site!
Linda (Paterra) Picchiarini
Linda Picchiarini
Belle Vernon, PA USA

Thursday, December 31, 1998 at 14:37:10 (CST)

My family is from Poggio di Roio, which is a small town just outside of L'Aquila. If anyone else is from there or knows my family please drop me a line. I would enjoy talking with you.
Richard Tunno
Orlando, Fl USA

Wednesday, December 30, 1998 at 12:44:33 (CST)

Complimenti per la realizzazione del vostro sito.
Sono un vostro Turista da sempre.
Ciao a presto.
Oreste Morciano
Brindisi

Wednesday, December 30, 1998 at 02:00:52 (CST)

Fantastic web site !
I love very much abruzzo, my family in law is from Giulianova (TE) and my wife has a shop in Lille (north of France) "La Bottega" with very good Italian and Abruzzese products.
Bravo. Buon Natale. Auguri
eric Dangréaux
Denain, France

Tuesday, December 29, 1998 at 15:41:20 (CST)

My grandparents are from a town called Lettomanoppello and came here to the US in 1923. His name was Panteleone Palanza, her maiden name was Concetta Massofero. My Great uncle was a WW1 war hero who fought the Austrians in the town of Gorzia in Northern Italy his name was Francesco Palanza. Please if anyone has information on my ancestors and there town write me
Peter Palanza
portland , me USA

Monday, December 28, 1998 at 12:01:24 (CST)

Planning a trip to Abruzzo on January 18. Both grandparents were both from Miglianico di Chieti.

Names of great grandparents:
Domenico Pulcinelli and Luisa De Luca--Children: Augusto, Angela Nicola (my grandmother) and Carolina--All came to U.S. in early 1900s.

Antonio Ciccotelli and Elena Volipone or Elena D'Anagemma--Children that I know of (born in Tollo) were Attilio (my grandfather), Adenua, Alinda--came to US in early 1900s. Other sisters and brothers and parents remained in Miglianico. Any knowledge of living relatives would be greatly appreciated.
Angela Ciccotelli Mulloy
Orange, VA USA

Sunday, December 27, 1998 at 19:25:47 (CST)

My Grandparents are from Tocca de Casauria. Last names of Lupone and Macciocca. Macciocca family went to San Paulo, Brazil in 1895? know I have family there but need help in contacting them. Anyone having any ideas please email me.
Joe Marinello
Wethersfield, Connecticut USA

Saturday, December 26, 1998 at 11:23:41 (CST)

would like to contact other capraro's
bill capraro sr
oakbrook, ill USA

Saturday, December 26, 1998 at 07:44:31 (CST)

Great site keep up the good work
Steve Austin

Saturday, December 26, 1998 at 06:32:21 (CST)

My father was born in Vasto in 1909 and my grandmother's maiden name was Delello or Dilello. Would like any information on family. Will visit Abruzzo in March 1999
Nicholas Calvano
Ormond Beach, FloridaUSA

Wednesday, December 23, 1998 at 19:13:20 (CST)

grandparents are from a town called lonta montepello
Peter Palanza
cape elizabeth, maine

Saturday, December 19, 1998 at 09:51:46 (CST)

Buon Natale a tutti gli Abruzzesi nel mondo
leonardo
l'aquila, italy

Thursday, December 17, 1998 at 13:35:28 (CST)

Would like to become a member.
Luigi Salvi
Abingdon, MD 21009 USA

Wednesday, December 16, 1998 at 19:59:42 (CST)

Love the Website; Love Abruzzese. Grandparents from Bellante. Been there and going back. Keep up the good work.
Robert Di Ferdinando
S. Burlington, Vermont USA

Wednesday, December 16, 1998 at 15:26:49 (CST)

Un sito ben strutturato, qualitativamente buono, migliorabile con l'integrazione di molte altre attività turistiche legate alla natura agrituristica della regione.
Daniele Napoleone
Pescara, Italia Italia

Monday, December 14, 1998 at 09:42:34 (CST)

I now know more about my family and the names I'm trying to locate. My great grandparents were Enrico DiPillo and Concetta Fronte, My grandparents were Paolo DiPillo and Albina Castiglia. Her parents were Luigi Castiglia and Filomena Fonte. I am trying to locate family members. My wife and I are planning a trip to Italy to include Raiano. Any help is appreciated.
Hank & Karen DiPillo
Grass Valley, California USA

Wednesday, December 09, 1998 at 21:04:22 (CST)

Love your site, and would love to know about relatives in Barrea, L'Aquila. I am named for my grandfather, Emil DiIulio, of that town. My mother, Mary Giura, was born there; her parents were Tomasso Giura and Pia Vecchione Giura. Any links?
Emilia DiIulio Love
Kinsman, OH USA

Wednesday, December 09, 1998 at 20:28:12 (CST)

I would like information on products for sale
Anthony Saldutti
Wallingford, PA USA

Tuesday, December 08, 1998 at 23:42:35 (CST)

My ancestors are Abruzzese from the village of Ripa, southeast of L'Aquila. I still have an aunt living there, Francesca (Pompeani) Crisi. Her husband died about two years ago -- Mariano Crisi. I have relatives living in Pennsylvania in Beaver Valley, south of Pittsburgh. I am married with two grown, married children, a boy and a girl. I have four grandchildren, three girls and a boy, with another boy on the way. I am working on the genealogy of my ancestors. I am satisfied with the ancestry on my father's side but am having difficulty getting more information on ancestors on my mother's side of the family; namely, my maternal grandparents.
Anthony (Tony) Dominic Crisi
Salem, Oregon USA

Sunday, December 06, 1998 at 06:37:03 (CST)

Hi. I am researching my husband's family tree and would love to hear from anyone with connections to Roccamorice, Lettomanoppello and Turrivalignani. Names include Rulli, Pietrangelo, Parete, Placido, DiBiase, DiPaolo, Addario, Conte. Ferrante,Pietrantonio,DiRocco,D'Angelo,DiMillo, DiSilvestro
B.Rulli
Ontario Canada

Thursday, December 03, 1998 at 22:19:02 (CST)

Ciao: Both my parents came from a small village called Archi. My mother's maiden name was Carpineto who had one brother who is deceased and my father had two brothers who are both deceased. If any has any knowledge of the small village please contact me.
Philomena DiFlorio Russo
Albany, New York USA

Thursday, December 03, 1998 at 03:31:50 (CST)

I was born in Chieti in 1961 and migrated to Australia in 1965. I would like to contact any relatives out there. The Ditonto's or Dilizio's out there in Pescara or Chieti (Ripateatina) please contact me by email. Ciao.
Patrizia Ditonto
Sydney, New South Wales Australia

Wednesday, December 02, 1998 at 19:35:27 (CST)

The new Abruzzo2000 website looks great! And is easier to navigate. Nice work! There's so much to explore here now, I'm sure it will take me many nights.
I especially like the links to the Italian newspapers; it's a great new feature.
Albert Porreca
Delran, NJ USA

Tuesday, December 01, 1998 at 12:32:24 (CST)

My great-grandparents were born in Roseto (in Teramo) in the Abruzzi region. They came to the U.S. (New York, but settled in Roseto, PA, near the Poconos) in the early 1900s through Ellis Island. I am considering going to Roseto when I visit Italy in June and would like to hear from any relatives living in the area. The family names were Ruggiero, Sabatino, Marcantonio
Carolyn Oberholtzer
New York, NY USA

Tuesday, December 01, 1998 at 02:22:08 (CST)

complimenti per la splendida regione io ho degli amici abruzzesi che risiedono in Ticno
Michele Bortone
Lugano ch