DECEMBER 2000 Guestbook

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Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 23:30:03 (CST)

Visited Abruzzo this past summer, in particular Popoli, Sulmona and Bussi sul Tirino, and fell in love with the country and people! It's so very beautiful! Hope to go again soon! A very big Hello to family in Bussi from family in Wisconsin! We love you all!
Kathy Natarelli
Sussex, Wisconsin USA

Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 19:06:28 (CST)

Hello from Montreal. I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. If there are any friends or family out there reading this, please respond, I would love to chat with you.
Ottavio Giannascoli
Montreal, Quebec Canada

Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 18:24:56 (CST)

How wonderful this is--my husband's grandfather was Guerino FEDERICI, b: 6 Feb 1886 or 1889 in Paganica. His grandmother was Ersilia ALLEVA from Bazzano. Hope to hear from FEDERICI or ALLEVA cousins. Thanks, Carol
Carol Griswold Salli
Schenectady, New York USA

Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 18:24:04 (CST)

Hello to all my relatives in Rocca Pia. I am beginning some research on my family and would be interested in any information anyone can give me about the D'Aurora family and the Fidei family. Grazie.
Josephine Fidei-Roach
Sterling Heights, Michigan USA

Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 11:56:21 (CST)

My Father's family is said to be from sulmona, italy and I am trying to find a connection to the names Traficante or DelMonaco if you can point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated.
Susan Traficante
quincy, Mass. USA

Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 17:03:27 (CST)

Not sure how to join Abruzzi
Albert D. DiVincenzo
Dearborn, Michigan Wayne

Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 13:15:52 (CST)

¡¡Hola a todos!! Estoy buscando personas de apellido Terpolilli en fresagrandinaria, provincia de Chieti, Abruzzo. Tengo 23 años, soy periodista y planeo ir a esa zona de Italia para saber de dónde salieron mis antepasados cuendo viajaron rumbo a la Argentina. Si algun Terpolilli o allegados a ellos leen este mensaje por favor traten de contactarse conmigo, les agradezco muchísimo y les deseo de todo corazón que el 1001 sea un año MARAVILLOSO.
Fernanda Terpolilli
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 10:08:17 (CST)

saluti a tutti gli abruzzesi del mondo. aspetto risposte! buon 2001 a tutte le persone del mondo
giannini mauro
chieti, italia ripa teatina

Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 09:30:07 (CST)

I am planning to visit Chieti in the fall. Our family is from San Vito Chietino. I would really appreciate any info on De Nardis' living in the area. This is a great site-thanks for all the work.
Mark De Nardis
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 00:10:41 (CST)

Estoy buscando familiares en Atessa de apellido Rosato o Rosatto que sean parientes de Antonio Rosatto.
Rosario, Santa Fe Argentina

Friday, December 29, 2000 at 23:16:50 (CST)

I will be in Italy in April, 2001 and would like to meet relatives of my father (Donato Martelli), now deceased. His sister Pauline's married name was Crognale and she lived in Lanciano, Chieti. Anyone with information, please e-mail me at Danlinks33 at aol-dot-com
Dan Martelli
Daniel Martelli
Springfield, PA USA

Friday, December 29, 2000 at 17:58:55 (CST)

My grandfather, Michael Oddis migrated to United States. I am looking for his relatives. They are supposed to have come from the Abruzzo region.
Several Oddis' live in Roccarsaro and Castel di Sango. If you know them please have them email me at leoddis at aol-dot-com. Thanks!
Leonard E. Oddis
Jacksonville, Florida USA

Friday, December 29, 2000 at 16:49:45 (CST)

Busco información que pudieran darme sobre la familia MEO, de Castelguidone. Aquién sepa algo le pido me lo informe a emdaoud at hotmail-dot-com. GRACIAS. Buen Año.
Ezequiel Mariano Daoud
Buenos Aires, Capital federal Rep. Argentina

Friday, December 29, 2000 at 14:15:21 (CST)

My parents came from Salle in Abruzzo. If anyone recognizes the name, please contact me at
asarrant at optonline.net
Thank you
August C. Sarrantonio
Hunt. Sta., New York USA

Friday, December 29, 2000 at 12:55:19 (CST)

My grandfather came from Salle in Cagnamo Amiterno. I plan to do a search.
Matthew J. Cimini
No. Providence, Rhode Island U.S.A.

Friday, December 29, 2000 at 11:42:06 (CST)

My grandfather, Ralph DiVico was born in Mirabello Sannitico, Molise. If anyone has information on the DiVico family name it would be appreciated. Ciao, Jeff
Jeff Speight
Rockville Centre, New York USA

Friday, December 29, 2000 at 11:07:44 (CST)

Any Info on the name Ciarrocchi will be appreciated. Great Site
Margaret Ciarrocchi
Blackwood, NJ USA

Friday, December 29, 2000 at 10:04:34 (CST)

Thanks for a great site. I've only scratched the surface. I'm looking for the area from which my grandfather Pausquele Ciofani came from. Thanks
Michael Angelo Ciofani
Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA

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Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo - I am in search of any information with regards to the Sainthood of Don Gaetano Tantalo - on behalf of my very good friends the Coccia's! Ciao!
Tammie Cancelli
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at 15:05:30 (CST)

Am looking for my ancestors from Montorio al Vomano, Teramo in Abruzzo. Grandfather was Francesco Marconi and he married Agata Nobile and came to USA (Maryland) in early 1900's. My grandfather had brothers and a sister who stayed in Italy.
Lynda N.
Maryland USA

Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at 09:59:02 (CST)

Greeting from a Collarmelese in Canada.
Great and interesting site. Just discovering the endless possibilities. Look forward to future discoveries.
Guerrino Rocco
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at 07:57:41 (CST)

To all those that originate from Collarmele AQ, I welcome your comments. I have created a family tree that may include yours. I will be glad to share the information.
Anthony Cipriani
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Tuesday, December 26, 2000 at 11:29:36 (CST)

My family comes from Assergi, Provincia di L'Aquila. I cognuomi di i miei parenti sono Mosca,Scarcia,Giampoali,Ciampa If anyone knows of any other sites that can give me more info on land, birth certificates, etc...
Franco Mosca
Yorktown, Hts, NY USA

Tuesday, December 26, 2000 at 00:20:06 (CST)

My father, Michele Gissi immigrated to the USA in 1951
to meet my mother, Carmela Lamelza.
His siblings still reside in Montelcifone, Compobasso would like the history of when the family left Gissi, Chieti, and how they came to settle in Montelcifone
Anthony Gissi
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Monday, December 25, 2000 at 21:36:36 (CST)

Hi! My family surname is ROSELLO which I believe is from the Rosello municipality, province of Chieti in the region of Abruzzo! My great grandparents (Vincenco & Mary Rosello) Vincenco fought in WWI for Italy and arrived in the US probably in the early 20's. We are looking for any information concerning them.
Much thanks. Brad
Brad Rosello
Crofton, MD USA

Monday, December 25, 2000 at 15:55:54 (CST)

Looking for any other Piccirilli from the town Colledimacine, Chieti.
Ernani Piccirilli
Sydney, Australia

Monday, December 25, 2000 at 14:49:15 (CST)

Thank you for the wonderful website. I am searching for my roots which are traced to L'Aquila for my grandfather Fabio Aleandri b 1874 and my grandmother Concetta Papagna b 1880 in Pescara. I plan on travelling to the region in 2002.
Albert F Aleandri
Arvada, CO

Monday, December 25, 2000 at 11:22:25 (CST)

buon Natale, buon anno
Ennio Cardilli
pgh, pa USA

Monday, December 25, 2000 at 09:38:46 (CST)

Send a message to your relatives in Abruzzo - it's a new program by Radio mondo from Pratola Peligna - the radio reads received messages every day (monday/friday 16.00-18.00 Central European Time). Please write message in Italian. Thank you.
marco, sulmona, aq italy

Monday, December 25, 2000 at 09:24:24 (CST)

a tutti gli abruzzesi del mondo, volete salutare i vostri parenti? Inviate una e mail a djplanet at iol.it - Radio mondo da Pratola peligna li leggerà e invierà in diretta durante i suoi programmi. Scriveteci in tanti, vi aspettiamo. - www.djplanet.3000.net
ivan cianchetta
sulmona, aq italy

Monday, December 25, 2000 at 07:30:27 (CST)

Un augurio di Buon Natale a tutti i San Demetrani (né Vestini) sparsi nel mondo (estensibile a tutti gli Abruzzesi).

Sunday, December 24, 2000 at 22:46:50 (CST)

Thanks for the website. I am looking for information on my family which come from the Abruzzi region and eventually settled in Pittsburgh, PA. I have some information that they may have lived near Campli or possibly in a community called Campobasso, although I have not been able to find any information on this community through the web. If anyone has information that might be useful, I would appreciate you emailing me. Thanks.
George Louis Stelluto
Alexandria, Virginia USA

Sunday, December 24, 2000 at 20:43:52 (CST)

Thank-you for this wonderful site on Abruzzo.I find all the history and info.very interesting. I was born there 36 yrs. ago and immigrated to Canada as a young boy (2yrs old) I try to visit on a regular basis and am always fascinated with the warmth and charm of such an enchanting place. I am proud to say that I am from Abruzzo when someone asks "Where were you born"
Keep Up the Good Work
Dominic Sciullo

Sunday, December 24, 2000 at 15:31:26 (CST)

I am a descendent of people of Fallo, Provincia Di Chieti, Italy
Domenick P. Maiocco
Broomall, Pennsylvania U.S.A.

Sunday, December 24, 2000 at 14:00:39 (CST)

I am beginning to trace my family history.
My paternal grandfather is Domenic Antonio Amicucci, b. 1888 Roccapia. He is the son of Francesco Antonio Amicucci and Angela Raffaela Fidei.
My maternal grandmother is Anna Rigazzi, b. 1892(?) Roccapia. She is the daughter of Francesco Sabatino Rigazzi and Maria Elisabetta Leone.
John Amicucci
Duluth, GA USA

Sunday, December 24, 2000 at 09:21:35 (CST)

tanti auguri a tutti gli abruzzesi e italiani compresi i miei parenti sparsi in canada in america e australia.Happy Christmas to all........
tornifoglia dino
chieti, italia abruzzo

Saturday, December 23, 2000 at 19:15:41 (CST)

Ciao, cerando le residenze di Paganica con un indirizzo della posta de E corrispondere. Ho famiglia in Paganica. Riguardi, Normanni

Saturday, December 23, 2000 at 17:23:44 (CST)

great site... father was born in tocco casauria in 1898...
eugene iacuone
follansbee, wv USA

Friday, December 22, 2000 at 23:58:50 (CST)

Buon Natale e prospero Anno Nuovo a tutti i Cansanesi sparsi per il mondo.
Maria D'Orazio
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Friday, December 22, 2000 at 18:32:25 (CST)

Io sono di Lettomanoppello, P.Pescara e voglio dire a tutti gli abbruzzesi nel mondo BUON NATALE E BUON FELICE ANNO!!!! CIAO
Antonio D'Alfonso
Malden, Massachussetts U.S.A.

Friday, December 22, 2000 at 17:32:39 (CST)

Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo a tuttti gli San Valentinesi e Palenesi
Joe Ascenzo
Livingston, NJ USA

Friday, December 22, 2000 at 14:28:48 (CST)

Researching my Teramo ancestors. Surnames: ANDREONI, DE FILLIPO, DE COLLI, ROMANO, DI SABATINI, DI PIETRO, FOCOSI.
Nancy Andreoni Burns

Friday, December 22, 2000 at 13:27:02 (CST)

This is to explain to our guests who do not understand Italian that Max, below, was answering to the mysterious "arvatnapasclepechr" meaning "return to look after your sheep" - Max wisely answered that if in the world there were more sheep in the pastures, there would also be fewer mad cows and fewer people like Mr Ettore Gentile

Friday, December 22, 2000 at 05:06:20 (CST)

al signor Ettore Gentile che crede di essere spiritoso dico solo che se nel resto del mondo si pascolasse come in Abruzzo ci sarebbero meno mucche pazze e di conseguenza meno scemi come il signor Gentile

Thursday, December 21, 2000 at 22:53:45 (CST)

I'm looking for information on my family from Roccacinquemiglia, L'Aquilla (family names of Rucci, D'Amico, Capone, and Buzzillo) and Ateleta, L'Aquilla (family names of Rossi, Ranallo and Di Salvo). I'm also interested in any descriptions of these locations and corresponding with anyone from either location.
Mark Ruchie
Minneapolis, Minnesota USA

Thursday, December 21, 2000 at 04:41:15 (CST)

I'm looking for anything on the history of the Acciari surname. My grandfather came to America from Abruzzi Italy and lived in Buffalo New York. Any help appreciated.
Margie Christian

Wednesday, December 20, 2000 at 13:23:43 (CST)

I am looking for relatives my grandfather's (Vincenzo Tenaglia) brother - Dominick Tenaglia. They were from Monteodorisio.
Does anyone know the Tenaglia's?
Michael Tenalio
Geneseo, New York USA

Wednesday, December 20, 2000 at 06:36:40 (CST)

Mio padre é di Vasto ed io ci ritorno ogni tanto, bellissima città in Italia, ti amo!!!
Corinne Mastroberardino
Zurigo, Svizzera

Tuesday, December 19, 2000 at 23:22:09 (CST)

Post to Mosciano Sant'Angelo. I'm researching the Calvarese, Lucano, and Trinca families from Mosciano Sant'Angelo. Anyone with info. on this line please contact me. I am starting from Flaviano Calvarese married to Norma Trinca. Flaviano's father was Augustine Calvarese. Flaviano was an immigrant to US and settled in Wilmington, DE. Thanks!
Terry Lane
Lititz, PA USA

Tuesday, December 19, 2000 at 18:12:08 (CST)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.
Anne Dalla-Vicenza (nee De Marco)

Monday, December 18, 2000 at 13:07:31 (CST)

this is a great site ,Iam doing research on my family name Orlandi this i hope will help me in my search.
Dan Orlandi
canton , mi USA

Sunday, December 17, 2000 at 18:39:30 (CST)

Seeking information on surnames Subrani, Berardicurti, Meleta and Paris from Celano. Also Maddamma believed to be from Barrea.
Patrick S. Madama
Brooklyn, New York USA

Sunday, December 17, 2000 at 15:31:56 (CST)

Search for any info on family MAIONE or FORLINI
Anna Maione
Montreal, Quebec Canada

Sunday, December 17, 2000 at 13:19:14 (CST)

I love this site. I'm looking for any Dell'Orefice family in Casacanditella , Chieti. My grandfather Antonio born in 1894 .if you have any information about family w/same last name please contact me. Thanks
Graciela Dell'Orefice
Magna, Utah

Sunday, December 17, 2000 at 11:40:39 (CST)

Auguri di Buon Natale a tutti gli Abruzzesi nel mondo in particolare ai nati o originari in Torricella Peligna (Chieti).
Guido Teti
Roma, Italia

Sunday, December 17, 2000 at 09:06:18 (CST)

My family is from Miglano dei Marsi. I'm working on our family tree and hope to visit in the near future.
Teddie Kutyla
Columbia, South Carolina USA

Saturday, December 16, 2000 at 17:26:42 (CST)

My family and myself really enjoyed going through Abruzzo, at our fingertips! Congratulations on a job well done! Send us any information about the region if possible. My father is from Roccaspinalveti and my mother (D'Alesio) is from Palmoli.
Sabrina D'Addamio
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Friday, December 15, 2000 at 17:11:26 (CST)

ettore gentile
missaglia, italy lombardia

Friday, December 15, 2000 at 16:28:40 (CST)

My grandparents, father, an aunt and uncles came to Ellis Island fom Pietranico,Pescara.They settled in Rochester,NY.
Anyone knowing someone with the last named, D'Ostilio, please e-mail me.
Thank you,
Pat D'Ostilio
pat at tri-lakes.net
Patrick W. D'Ostilio
Branson West, Missouri USA

Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 10:55:47 (CST)

Family from Pettrano Sul Gizio
Divittori, Gaetano
Norman DeVictor
columbus, Ohio United States

Tuesday, December 12, 2000 at 23:55:42 (CST)

Searching for anyone who knows of Rocco Ferri (deceased) last known to be residing in Penne Pescara in 1950's - 60's
Marie Ferri
new york, ny USA

Sunday, December 10, 2000 at 19:39:13 (CST)

I am looking for any relatives of Mercurio Battista born in Casalbordino, Cheiti. Mercurio's parents were Carlo Battista and Antonia (D'Attilio) Battista.
Mike Battista
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Friday, December 08, 2000 at 01:12:17 (CST)

hi all. i'm looking into my family's background, and know that
my father was born in luco dei marsi in 1932 to antonio and
margherita massaro. margherita's maiden name was civitella.
any information would be great!!! thanks!!!
vancouver, Canada

Thursday, December 07, 2000 at 21:14:10 (CST)

What a great site. I am very interested in making contact with any possible relations. My parents are from Loreto Apprutino Abruzzo. My grandfather was Giovanni Di Zio (born in 1899). My father is Silvino Di Zio (born 1933). Contact me if you have any information.
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Thursday, December 07, 2000 at 20:32:21 (CST)

My mother was born in collelongo, her maiden name was Di loreto. MY grandfather was Antonio DiLoreto born 1888.
I visited collelongo in 1983 with my parents. WE satyed with my mothers cousin ada, sister to Angelo Cesta If anyone in collelongo remembers me and speaks and writes english please contact me. Its been 17 years since my visit and I still can not speak or write Italian. I would like to hear from my cousins.
Joseph La Duca
Aventura, Florida USA

Thursday, December 07, 2000 at 19:58:28 (CST)

I am trying to do research on my mothers paternal grandfather. His name was Gabriel Pincelli. I believe he came to the States around 1910. Any info.? Please contact me.
Martha L. Reay
Lansing, Mi U.S.A.

Tuesday, December 05, 2000 at 15:56:51 (CST)

sito da fare piu chiaramente
calascio, Italy

Tuesday, December 05, 2000 at 14:28:05 (CST)

Both of my grandparents came from Abruzzo. My paternal grandfather's name was Panfilo Letteri. He immigrated to the US in the late 1800's. He had two sisters. My maternal grandfather's name was Giovanni Tacconelli from Chiete. He also immigrated to the US in the late 1800"s. I would be interested to hear from anyone who may have known them or knew anyone from their family. Thanks
Carl Letterie
Cinnaminson, New Jersey United States

Monday, December 04, 2000 at 13:48:23 (CST)

I am trying to do research on my grandfather: Pietro Benito Colaianni (Colianni). Immigrated to USA early 1900s (around 1910?). b: December 1893. His brother, Guiseppe also came to USA. Our last contact was with a letter from a female relative with a postmark of Compobasso in 1950's. I would love to hear from anyone who could help me.
Shirley Sinclaire

Monday, December 04, 2000 at 13:35:16 (CST)

I'm tracing my family tree. My Father was born and raised in Villa Peta. His name was Dario. I believe I am related to the Bruno and Merlini family. My grandparents were named Dominick and Giacinta. I believe I have cousins living in Villa Peta and Terramo area. Contact me via E-mail.
Gary D'Addario
Baltimore, Maryland USA

Monday, December 04, 2000 at 08:33:36 (CST)

My parents were born in Prezza 1919 and 1920. There names are Sante and Yolanda.

Sunday, December 03, 2000 at 19:31:21 (CST)

Estoy buscando informacion sobre el lugar de nacimiento de mi bisnono. Se llamaba Saverio Spinelli y llego a Argentina aproximadamente en 1880. Muchas gracias.
Julio Spinelli
Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires Argentina

Sunday, December 03, 2000 at 15:28:32 (CST)

I am the third Tony Sallese from Joliet, My Grandfather setteled here after migrating from Caramanico.
Anthony Raymond Sallese (1960)
Joliet, Illinois USA

Saturday, December 02, 2000 at 23:47:39 (CST)

Cansano........looking for DiPaolo, DiGiacomo, Ciro
Paul (DiPaolo) Barrett
ny, ny united States

Saturday, December 02, 2000 at 21:25:00 (CST)

I am first generation Abuzzese on my father's side; second generation Sicilian on my mother's side---my deceased father, Pietro Di Filippantonio was born 10/9/20 in la. Valle S. Giovanni, Abruzzia, Italy near the town of Teramo. While I have relatives from there who keep in touch; I wonder if there are any blood lines elsewhere. The family tree names are DiFilippantonio, Troiano, Durante, and diGiovacchino.
Linda Di Filippantonio Kessler
Fairfax, Virginia USA

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Il Palena Social Club di Toronto augura a tutti i Palenesi nel mondo BUON NATALE e FELICISSIMO ANNO NUOVO.
Antonio Di Fiore
Toronto, Ontario Canada

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