Joe's Italian Genealogy Guestbook - 1997

Name: Vicki Jo Pollina
Location: Stafford, VA USA
Date: Sunday, December 28, 1997 at 07:05:22

Hi, Joe! I've been working on Pollina and Troiani for years now; was even a volunteer in the Genealogy branch of the National Archives here in Washington. But now that I work full-time, the only way to research is on the Net. So glad I found you! Have you told your readers about "The Came in Ships," by John P. Colletta, PhD.?(ISBN# 0-916489-42-6)Dr. Colletta give lively lectures at the Archives regularly. This is a great place to start. Thanks. Buona Natale e Buon Capitano. Vicki Jo

Name: Arlene Faria
Location: East Wenatchee, WA USA
Date: Saturday, December 27, 1997 at 04:46:48

Was glad to find your homepage!! I'm trying to get started' on my family history and don't know where to get started. My grandfather's name was Mastropaolo and my grandmother's name was DeSantis. Is there any was you can check on this or tell me how? Thanks!! Arlene

Name: Nicolle Giangregorio

Date: Friday, December 26, 1997 at 22:33:20

Hey Joe! I've begun my search for my family in both Italy and the U.S.! I appreciate web pages like this, but I just don't know where to start!

Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX U.S.
Date: Friday, December 12, 1997 at 17:38:07


Name: Alice Minardi Cangemi
Location: Cleveland, OH USA
Date: Friday, December 12, 1997 at 10:39:34

Dear Joe, I have just spend 4 hrs on your web site and absolutly love it. Cant get over all the info on genealogy. I am a very newbie on the subject and having a ball talking with the family and all. It is a sense of family ties again. Once the Grandparents are gone, so were the families, but it seems its getting together again. There are a thousand quesions I could ask you but I will only ask you one. There is a small town in Calabria that was called town of pigs because thats what was raised there. I can not find any info on it except that my Aunt (who has mispronounced may words ect) said it was ST Mauoro. that is how she is pronouning it, not the correct spelling. Any way you can help me? She also pronounces my Grandmothers name wrong cause there is not one single person by that name in all of Itally. The name is Sara. Lots of luck to me. haha Did nt mean to take up so much of your time, but thanks and have a nice day. Alice Minardi Cangemi

Name: Dawn Detweiler
PA usa
Date: Friday, December 12, 1997 at 09:56:53

I need to find the name "Dimarcello" from Sicily. They also have realitives by the name of VITO and PEPE who live in Pennsylvania. Mary Dimarcello is the daughter and is my grandmother who died a few years ago. I would like any information you could give me. Thank You very much!

Name: Tony Montalbano
Location: Rome, Ny USA
Date: Thursday, December 11, 1997 at 13:54:49

Nice page Joe!!

Name:Joe Caropepe
Location: Houston, TX US
Date: Tuesday, December 9, 1997 at 21:53:01

This is message number one in what I hope grows much bigger.