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6:08 PM on July 18, 2017

When I came across my Great Grandmothers birth certificate it indicates that she was placed on the Foundling Wheel in Muro Lucano. She was born in 1889 & given the name Adelaide Buonavolonta. She is part of my Rendina Line. At the age of 8 she came to the US with her Mother & Mother's husband. Does anyone know if there is anywhere i could look for more information. Has anyone else come across a similar situation??

Peter Cannella
10:55 AM on November 9, 2015

My Grandfather, Michael Cannella, was from Corleone. I am researching his line which includes DiGirolamo, Pacella, Marolda, Tummillo, Zampino. Can anyone help?

Schreier
5:24 PM on March 4, 2014

During WWII, my family and I lived in Muro Lucano as Internati Civili da Guerra along with a few other refugees.

I have only the best memories of the kind people that we had the pleasure to meet during this difficult time . I came back to visit Muro Locano in 1980 and was happy to greet old friends from the past.

[email protected]
5:13 PM on January 30, 2014

Hi All - I recently came across my Great Grandmothers birth certificate. She was born in Muro Lucano 1889. She is part of my Rendina Line. The Record is a written record. Does anyone know someone who does Translations?? Nima

loretta
1:28 AM on January 30, 2014

my grandmothers maiden name was Barbieri. She was from Muro lucano. Her parents were Vito and Philomena Barbieri. If you have any more info let me know.

loretta
1:27 AM on January 30, 2014

Gina Sutherland says...

My maternal Grandmother and Grandfather were born in Muro Lucano and emigrated to to NYC circa 1895. Family surnames were Zariello, Vitiello and Lenzi. They owned a farm in the valley and relinquished it to relatives in the 20s or 30s. Would love to find records.

Jim LaGrippe
10:30 AM on July 24, 2013

Ciao J. Cerone, My grandmother was Vincenze Cerone, born in Muro Lucano in 1866. Her parents were Pasquale and Filomena Bastia. Vincenza married Giuseppe Logrippo in Muro Lucano and immigrated to the US (Chicago) in 1892. Please let me know if you have any information regarding Vincenza or Giuseppe. Thanks, Jim

Jim LaGrippe
10:27 AM on July 24, 2013

J Cerone says...

My father was born in Muro Lucano. Some last names in my family tree from my dad's side are Ramundo, Barbieri, Ferracane, Bianchini, Diovisalvi, and Cerone of course. I wish there was more information I could find for my genealogy, everything is pretty much limited.

Jim LaGrippe
10:24 AM on July 24, 2013

Ciao Luciana....My grandfather was Giuseppe Logrippo, born in 1863. His father was Antonio. I don't know Antonio's date of birth but it may be near the date of birth of your relative. please contact me if you want to discuss this further. Thanks, Jim

Jim LaGrippe
10:21 AM on July 24, 2013

lucania says...

i contacted ottavio viglione in regards to birth information for vincenza scaringi,wife of giuseppe logrippo,married in muro lucano in 1831.all i have found on the internet(rootsweb)is a birth year of 1800.if someone out there has her 1831 marriage record to giuseppe logrippo,or her 1845 death record,her age at these events should be noted.this would give me an idea of approximately what year she was born in.as her birth was either just before 1800-or just after,it would only be found other in whatever parish was in muro lucano at this time.other than that,the best guess would be the ages noted in 1831 or 1845. thanks

Saracini
6:59 PM on October 21, 2012

Have seen some references to the names Scarengi and Nardiello. I had a great aunt named Rosa Maria Mureno (1868-1907) married to my great uncle, Michele Saracino (1863-1961). She was the daughter of Angela Maria Scarengi and Antonio Mureno. On our visit to Muro Lucano a couple of years ago, we met a Nardiello family who were our third cousins. If anybody sees anything familiar, please respond on this website. Ciao!

My great uncle Michele was one of the sons of Maria Donata Nardiello (1838-?) who was married to Giuseppe Saracino (1838-1873)

lucania
6:53 PM on April 26, 2012

i contacted ottavio viglione in regards to birth information for vincenza scaringi,wife of giuseppe logrippo,married in muro lucano in 1831.all i have found on the internet(rootsweb)is a birth year of 1800.if someone out there has her 1831 marriage record to giuseppe logrippo,or her 1845 death record,her age at these events should be noted.this would give me an idea of approximately what year she was born in.as her birth was either just before 1800-or just after,it would only be found other in whatever parish was in muro lucano at this time.other than that,the best guess would be the ages noted in 1831 or 1845. thanks

Nancy Cipollo
10:32 PM on December 12, 2011

Antonietta:

On you visit in September where you able to find any info from Maria Cipolla? My son and I just discovered that my Great-Grandfather's name was Luigi Cipolla. His wife Maria Vincenza came to the United States around 1900. My grandfather his son Felice left Muro Lucano on the Alsatia in 1898 at the age of 15. What we are now trying to find out is if Luigi was also in Muro and maybe died their prior to Maria Vencenza his wife coming to the United States, as it looks like the son Felix came over with his sister but not his mother. This is leading us to believe the father Luigi may have stayed behind. We found Maria Vincenza in a 1910 census in Philadelphia living with her son and it shows she was a widow. She died in 1935 at the age of 77. She was born around 1858, so I am thinking Luigi was probably born in and around the same time. However, I can not find a record of him living here at all. Any info is appreciated.

Nancy Cipollo
10:25 PM on December 12, 2011

Antonietta Mercurio says...

Hi Nancy,

I was born in Muro, but left very young, but i have gone back many times with my parents, and thru my travels, my mom introduced me to a Maria Cipola, now, not sure if that is her nickname..or...her maiden name, but i will be travelling there around sept...6th, i will ask if they are somehow related to your grandparents.

Antonietta Mercurio

Nancy Cipollo
10:27 PM on August 15, 2011

HI Antonietta

I am so excited I would think Maria Cipola might be a key to my family history. I will gather what information I have and see if any pieces may fit. My great grandmothers married name was Maria Vincenza Cipolla, her son Felice Cipolla was my grandfather. My grandfather Felice left Muro Lucano on the Alesia in 1893. He was born in 1877. He had a brother Michele who left Muro Lucano on the Alsatia in 1898. He too was around 15 when he left. They came to Philadelphia, Pa. As I mentioned I don't have the name of Felice's father my great grandfather. I do have a feeling that he might have never left Muro Lucano.

My great grandmother from what Pa census records I have show her here alone and I widow in 1910 census. She was born around 1856. I did find a ship manifest with a Maria Cipolla who left Muro Lucano on the Noord America in 1903. Ages match and she was traveling alone so that is what leads me to believe that my great grandfather (?) may have died in Muro Lucano. Is there a church that may have family records?

I also found a Rosa Cipolla, born around 1874 who married a Vincenzo Crusco born around 1869 they came here from Muro Lucano with my grandfather Felice in 1893. I was trying to find a marriage record of them and figured from that I could find her fathers name which would be my great grandfather but no luck yet. I figure they might have been married in Muro Lucano.

Thanks for the information and have a great trip back.

Antonietta Mercurio
7:38 AM on August 4, 2011

Hi Joe,

no sadly it does not, sadly it seems my paternal grandma, Rosalinda Zaccardo} left Muro Lucano ata young age, the story goes that she lost her husband, and moved away, so info on that side of the family is limited, but i am going to Muro Sep 2011, and, i do know some of the very very older folks there, i can ask around for you..

Just shoot out some of the questions you would like me to ask..

Antonietta

Antonietta Mercurio
8:01 AM on August 3, 2011

Hi Nancy,

I was born in Muro, but left very young, but i have gone back many times with my parents, and thru my travels, my mom introduced me to a Maria Cipola, now, not sure if that is her nickname..or...her maiden name, but i will be travelling there around sept...6th, i will ask if they are somehow related to your grandparents.

Antonietta Mercurio

Nancy Cipollo
10:27 PM on July 30, 2011

Family names associated so far with my Grandparents are Domenica LaGrossa married to Felice Cipolla, Vincenzo Crusco married Rosa Cipolla Felice Cipolla's sister. I am trying to find a marriage documentation of Rosa and Vincenzo which might show Rosa's fathers name. I am trying to find my great grandfather Felice Cipolla but don't have a name. I feel he must have died in Italy as I found my great gradmother Felice Cipolla's mother buried in the United States her name was Vincenza but no trace of her husband, therefore I feel he must have died in Italy. I felt if Muro Lucano was their place of residence before coming over that maybe Vincenzo and Rosa were married in Muro Lucano and their would be documentation as to who Rosa's fathers first name was

Nancy Cipollo
10:10 PM on July 30, 2011

Thank you for the information on how to reach Muro Lucano. Does anyone know if back the 1893 if this was a town that people put down as their last place of residence before leaving for the U.S. My grandfather Felice Cipolla shows that he came over on the Alesia in 1893. He put his last place of residence as Muro Lacano. I don't know if he really lived there or if people leaving Italy left from the town of Muro Lucano and just used it as their last place of residence.

J Cerone
3:53 PM on July 30, 2011

My father was born in Muro Lucano. Some last names in my family tree from my dad's side are Ramundo, Barbieri, Ferracane, Bianchini, Diovisalvi, and Cerone of course. I wish there was more information I could find for my genealogy, everything is pretty much limited.

Gina Sutherland
3:21 PM on June 7, 2011

My maternal Grandmother and Grandfather were born in Muro Lucano and emigrated to to NYC circa 1895. Family surnames were Zariello, Vitiello and Lenzi. They owned a farm in the valley and relinquished it to relatives in the 20s or 30s. Would love to find records.

Jan
8:54 AM on March 24, 2011

From Naples I took RailEurope to Battipaglia; Battipaglia to Bella Muro; then take taxi Bella Muro to Muro Lucano. I imagine from Rome you would take the same route via RailEurope. You cannot get into Muro Lucano by rail. You must get taxi into Muro. Good Luck and it will be the best trip of your life. Muro Lucano is magnificent.

Jan
8:21 AM on March 24, 2011

Just made a website to dedicate to Muro Lucano and my family and friends there. go to http://TrottaGenealogyMuroLucano.web.officelive.com

Hope you all enjoy the story of my journey to Muro Lucano and how the wonderful people of Italy made my dream come true.

snowbird
2:02 PM on March 17, 2011

Happy 150th anniversary for the United Italy to all.

Joan Tukey
5:25 PM on February 13, 2011

Hello to all -

I am the granddaughter of Giuseppi Farenga who was born on 2/14/1895.

I would like to travel to Muro Lucano.

Can anyone tell me the best way to get there and where to stay?

Thank you.

Jerry Farenga
11:36 AM on February 10, 2011

What type of historical information are you looking for? Have you checked the unified database yet? There are 1,304 listings for Cerone. Lagrippo is not listed, but there are 336 listings for Logrippo. The listings are from the Civil records from 1810 to 1860.

James LaGrippe
8:20 PM on February 9, 2011

I am looking for historical information for two families: Lagrippo and Cerone. Thanks ............

enzo valente sorrento
12:42 PM on December 11, 2010

dear bob to many trouble on my work now retired.now at your

Rose Siviglia (Rosina Comunale)
2:09 PM on November 13, 2010

Ciao. I am wondering if anyone can be of assistance. I was born in Muro Lucano and came to the United States with my parents and two brothers when I was five years old. My parents became USA citizens five years later and I became naturalized through them. We had to relinquish our Italian citizenship at that time. I had no say in this as I was a minor. I am now seeking to get back my Italian citizenship and cannot move to Italy at this time as I am caring for my dad. I have ALL the necessary paperwork for the Italian government . Does anyone know how I can regain my Italian citizenship from New York? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Grazie!

Nancy Cipollo
10:18 PM on November 8, 2010

We are visting Italy in September 2011. How did you travel to Muro Lucano? We will be in Rome for about a week. Did you fly into a certain place and then take a train or other transportation. From the history we have found so far. My grandfather's last residence before coming to America in 1893 at the age of 15 was Muro Lucano. We are trying to trace his roots in Italy and are searching for the name of his Father. My grandfathers name was Felice Cipolla.

Jan
3:16 PM on October 31, 2010

I recently had the opportunity to visit Muro Lucano and to fulfill my lifelong dream of visiting the birthplace of my Grandparents Guiseppi Trotta and Rosa Lombardi.

I also wanted to meet any family I have there, since I understood that I did.

The people were happy, friendly and helpful. Thanks to them I did find my family. I also visited the actual home of my Grandfather which surprsed me because I had thought it was destroyed in the earthquake. It was not and I was quite emotional when I was taken there. I also visited the homesite of the Lombardi family.

Many other wonderful things happened to me also. I was able to enter the actual birthplace of St. Gerard. I also found the Castello and the surrounding buildings very mystical and could imagine it in midieval times.

The city itself it spectacular and very colorful. A lot of steps and cobblestone streets. Very narrow streets.

The Castello lit up at night over Muro Lucano is a splendid sight. The Hotel DelleColline is very nice and the food there is amazing.

Anyone who is interested in history and unbelievable panoramas should visit here.

Love to all of my new friends in Muro Lucano and especially my family, the families of Incornata Trotta and Rosa Trotta.

Nancy Cipollo
4:50 PM on October 8, 2010

My grandfather Felix Cipollo was born in Muro Lucano April 1877 - He came to U.S. on Alesia in 1893. I am researching for any information regarding his family in Muro Lucano. His mothers name was Vincenza, don't know his fathers name at this point. Any record of his family in Muro Lucano? I'm visiting Italy next September and would love to know if this was the town he was born in, or if any family exist.

Nancy Cipollo Gefvert
4:24 PM on October 8, 2010

To my knowledge my grandfather Felix Cipollo was born in Muro Lucano on 4/23/1877. He came to the U.S. on board the Alsatia in 1898. The Manifest shows his name as Felice Cipolla. Do you have any information regarding his birth in your town or any informaton on his parents. I know his Mothers first name was Vincenza.

Thanks you

Terry Page
2:01 PM on October 5, 2010

Hi Cathy DiMaggio, I am your husband's Agostino (Mickey) DiMaggio's first cousin. Only our grandmother, Filomena Russillo DiMaggio was born in Muro Lucano. Our grandfather, Agostino DiMaggio (no middle name) was born in Sava, Italy nearTaranto. Did you get the photos you were looking for?

Terry

Salvatore Oliveto
10:14 AM on September 18, 2010

Hi, I'm very happy to discover, thanks to Jim Trotta, a virtual community of Muresi in the world.

Greetings from Muro Lucano

I leave you some "muresi" links:

- Associazione Mus.Amb.A. ONLUS - http://www.musamba.it

- Comune di Muro Lucano - http://www.murolucano.eu

- I Love Muro Lucano - http://www.ilovemurolucano.it

- Associazione San Gerardo Maiella - http://www.associazionesangerardomaiella.it

- Isola Libera - http://www.isolalibera.com

Robert Catale
8:42 PM on September 17, 2010

I am thrilled to discover your web-site...I have been searching my genealogy and discovered this site...my ancestor if Pietro Catale and his son being Francisco and Anthony....believed to be born in Muro Locano.....if you can help, it would be appreciated....thank you....Robert Catale

Robert Catale
8:31 PM on September 17, 2010

I am thrilled to discover your web-site...I have been searching my genealogy and discovered this site...my ancestor if Pietro Catale and his son being Francisco and Anthony....believed to be born in Muro Locano.....if you can help, it would be appreciated....thank you....Robert atale

Cathy DiMaggio
5:31 PM on September 16, 2010

My husband, Agostino DiMaggio's grandparents are from Muro Lucano and I would like to get copies of the pictures posted on this website to frame for him as a Christmas present. Would you be able to help me with that?

Michelangelo Tangredi
8:53 PM on September 5, 2010

My roots are from Muro, and my father (Luigi Tangredi) emigrated to Montreal, Canada back in 1957. My grandmother names was filomena altieri, and my grandfather was Michelangelo Tangredi. We have a home on via castello. My Phone number in Canada is 514-674-0801.

Saracini
1:00 PM on September 4, 2010

I have left messages for a couple of people here and I thought I would add all of the family names i have found for review: They are : SARACINO; SARACINI; MURENO; DECANIO OR DI CANEO; FERRACONO OR FERARA; VALLARIO; NARDIELLO; DIOVISALVI.

Saracini
12:55 PM on September 4, 2010

Mandy ... I'm Jim Saracini theGreat grandson of Giuseepe Saracino (not Saracini ... that for whatever reason, came later) and Maria Donato Nardiello (see info under Nardiello in this book). One of their children was Vincenzo (in the US he used James) Salvatore Saracini. His siblings were Franciso Antonio, Maria Theresa, Michele (whose second wife was Philomena Ferracono (some think Ferara). I knew her as Aunt Mae until her death in 1941) and the last daughter who stayed in Italy, Maria Antonia. I remember Tom Moreno and I recall hearing about Feliga. Mary Morena, a daughter of Tom, was a close friend of my mother. If you want to review any of my family tree, let me know,

Deanna ODonnell
1:27 PM on August 27, 2010

Searching for information on the family of Pietro Lopilato born April 3, 1878 in Muro Lucano, died June 1967 New York, USA. Any help with this family surname would be appreciated.

Richard Rands
11:52 PM on August 22, 2010

I am researching the family of Francesco (Frank) Catale who settled in Hillsville, Lawrence, Pennsylvania.

Donna Bianchino-Siegel
9:44 PM on August 17, 2010

Yes Sandra, the women usually used their maiden names but generally not once they were here in America.

Dale J. J. Leppard
5:34 PM on August 16, 2010

Interested in Lordi/Luordo family of San Gregorio Magno and adjacent towns including Muro Lucano, Ricigliano, Balvano, Bella, Buccino, etc. Looking for origin of the Lordi family in Muro Lucano and the stemma of the Lordi family. I have extensive genealogy for the Lordi/Luordo of San Gregorio Magno back to early 1600s for all families so far. Please contact me at: [email protected] THANKS IN ADVANCE! Dale

Sandra Lewis
1:45 PM on August 15, 2010

Researching Guiseppe Marolda who immigrated to USA about 1888 to New York. He married a Felice Laparola Orriere in 1890 in Manhatten, NY. On marriage certificate it states Vincenzo Marolda and Maria Cardella were Guiseppe's parents. Guiseppe eventually moved to Buena Vista, Minotola, New Jersey and married Teresa Angiolillo and had 6 children. I'm trying to find more information, i.e. dobs, date of marriage on Vincenzo and Maria and any other children besides Giuseppe.

Also, when a child was born, I'm finding on my searches on the passengers logs that the name are different. Another words, mom's last name is different then childs. Did the female spouses keep their maiden names as their last name?

Rose Siviglia (Rosina Comunale)
1:22 AM on July 24, 2010

Ciao Antoinetta, I believe I will be seeing your brother later today on Long Island, NY. I've been to Montreal with my parents a couple of times and remember that my mom, Maria Corrado, and your mom, Angelina, were good friends. Good to hear about you. Rose

Rose Siviglia (Rosina Comunale)
1:17 AM on July 24, 2010

Ciao Nicoletta, My mother's maiden name was Maria Corrado. She was one of seven children. We were born in Muro Lucano. I am wondering if there is a relationship here. What are your parents' names? Look forward to hearing from you. Rose

Joe Zaccardo
5:53 PM on July 12, 2010

Hi Antonietta,

Do you know anymore info on the Zaccardo side of your family. Are you related to a Guiseppe Zaccardo. He was a Capo(Police) in Muro Lucano. he remarried anfd had 5 other children besides my grandfather (Michele) and My Aunt Annunziata Zaccardo. My grandfather and his sister Annunziata came to America in the 1920,s. Also, one chils was a vet who died when he got kicked in the head in Muro Lucano by a horse,another was killed by an automobile in Muro Lucano.Does any of these stories ring a bell?

Thanks. Joe Zaccardo

Joe Zaccardo
5:46 PM on July 12, 2010

Is anyone related to the Zaccardo Family from Muro Lucano. My Great Grandfather Guiseppe Zaccardo married Annunziata(nancy) Pacella. She died at age 28 and he remarried to a woman named Mara Bernadetta.

lolleaste
7:44 AM on July 12, 2010

Hello there Everyone, I am not brand new to your website but I figured now was as good as time as any to say hiya, so.. well hello there :)

Mandy
11:58 PM on July 5, 2010

I am looking for information on Amelia (Mae) Philima of Muro Lucano who was my great-grandmother....the only other information I have is my great grandfather (Tom Mureno born in 1879) and his first wife (Feliga Ferracono born in 1881). The name of my great-great-grandfather is Guiseppe Saracini. In all, three brothers, a sister, and a brother in law immigrated to America from Muro Lucano.

Catherine Balduino
8:31 PM on July 5, 2010

Looking for information regarding Michael and Lucia Pacella and also Antonio Balduino.

Jim Trotta
2:50 PM on June 27, 2010

Gene says...

Robert: --Does any of the following information look familiar ? ---Gene

Vittoria Sofia (1 Antonio Sofia and Angela Pistolese, 2. Giuseppe Sofia and Rosa Maria Pistolese, 3. Vincenzo Sofia and Maria Teresa Bologna) married Donatantonio Valente on 30 January 1839. Donatantonio was the son Vincenzo Valente and Vittoria Cerone. Donatantonio Valente was born on 18 April 1820

The children of Donatantonio Valente and Vittoria Sofia were:

1. Vincenza Valente was born on 3 October 1845.

2. Maria Teresa Valente was born on 31 July 1849 and died on 9 October 1850.

3. Vincenzo Valente was born on 1 April 1853 and died on 19 April 1853.

4. Maria Teresa Valente was born on 10 April 1854.

5. Rosa Valente was born on 11 July 1857

6. Rosamaria Valente was born on 21 February 1860.

My Great-Granfather PietroAntonio Valente was born abt. 1855 in Muro Lucano. He married Caterina Galizia.

He had a brother Guiseppe and a sister MariaTeresa. That is all I know so far.

Jim Trotta
2:48 PM on June 27, 2010

Robert F. Valente says...

In preparation for a vacation in Italy this summer, I have been doing genealogical research and am pretty certain that my paternal Great-Great Grandparents came to the US from Muro Lucano in the late 1800's. They were Giuseppe and Calucia Valente, and Callucia's maiden name seems to have been Colucci.

My Great-Granfather PietroAntonio Valente was born abt. 1855 in Muro Lucano. He married Caterina Galizia.

He had a brother Guiseppe and a sister MariaTeresa. That is all I know so far.

Felicia Catale
9:05 AM on June 16, 2010

Thanks to all who have contributed to this work. I have been able to trace my ancestry in Muro Lucano through the late 1700's.

Peter Cannella
12:17 AM on June 16, 2010

My paternal grandfather, Michael Cannella, was born in Muro Lucano in 1891. I have been able to trace his family back to 1820 and I have found I am related to the Tummillo and Pacella families. If anyone can help, I am looking to find the parents of Vincenzo Cannella, born in Muro in 1820.

James Saracini
4:50 PM on June 14, 2010

I have recently visited Muro Lucano with 11 other members of my family. Our Grandparents came from this lovely and pristine village at the turn of the 20th Century. We were greeted warmly by everyone, including the mayor. We have very good memories of our visit and home we return and spend additional time. Grazie!

Gene
11:19 AM on June 9, 2010

Robert F. Valente says...

In preparation for a vacation in Italy this summer, I have been doing genealogical research and am pretty certain that my paternal Great-Great Grandparents came to the US from Muro Lucano in the late 1800's. They were Giuseppe and Calucia Valente, and Callucia's maiden name seems to have been Colucci.

Robert: --Does any of the following information look familiar ? ---Gene

Vittoria Sofia (1 Antonio Sofia and Angela Pistolese, 2. Giuseppe Sofia and Rosa Maria Pistolese, 3. Vincenzo Sofia and Maria Teresa Bologna) married Donatantonio Valente on 30 January 1839. Donatantonio was the son Vincenzo Valente and Vittoria Cerone. Donatantonio Valente was born on 18 April 1820

The children of Donatantonio Valente and Vittoria Sofia were:

1. Vincenza Valente was born on 3 October 1845.

2. Maria Teresa Valente was born on 31 July 1849 and died on 9 October 1850.

3. Vincenzo Valente was born on 1 April 1853 and died on 19 April 1853.

4. Maria Teresa Valente was born on 10 April 1854.

5. Rosa Valente was born on 11 July 1857

6. Rosamaria Valente was born on 21 February 1860.

Gerald A. Saracini
3:16 PM on June 2, 2010

Great site looking forward to more info since we just visited town in May 10.

Gino Cecchini/Ganz
7:56 PM on May 14, 2010

A great site, I just thought to leave my name....

Laurence Roay
4:48 PM on May 11, 2010

I've been searching for the birthplace of my great-grandparents for almost a year and found that both were from Muro Lucano. Finally found this web site and found their names and the names of their families. If anyone who read this is related to Paolo Rota (B-4/18/1847) and or his wife Pasqualina Vitiello (B-8/6/1851. Please contact me. I would like to learn more about them.

James Saracini (nee Saracino)
11:44 PM on April 30, 2010

I have just returned from Muro Lucano. My family of 12 cousins amd spouses idecided to return to the ancestral village of our grandparents - Vincenzo Saracino and Rose Maria Gialletta; Michele Saracino and Rosamaria Murena; Maria Teresa Saracino and Vito DiCanio; Maria Antonium Saracino; and Maria Filomena Saracino and Antonio Diovisalvi.. We are all 3rd generation Italian-Americans and we were interesed in returning to better understand the motivation to make such a ong adn dramatic trip to a new land; a new language; a new culture. We were unsure of what we would experience but when we arrived we were amazed at the quality of our village. Absolutely spotless! If any graffitti existed, we did not see it. Not a cigarette butt on the ground. Friendly people, willing and anxious to help.. We met with the mayor, an ultimate politican . Warm, affable; enjoyable! We are looking formawd to returning for a longer stay to get to know these wonderful people in a more personal way. A moving experience... and highly recommended.

Lewis Sarcinella
7:32 PM on April 5, 2010

Great website,I have some information on my family and will compare it to your records.

Mario Aramburu
7:37 PM on April 3, 2010

Further to my previous mail, the right name is Teresa INDELLI who emigrated to the USA in 1908, at the age of 22.

Thanks.

Mario Aramburu

Argentina.

Mario Aramburu
7:36 PM on April 3, 2010

Does anyone know the family of Teresa Indell who emigrated to the USAin 1908, at the age of 22? She married Domenico Malfetano, a relative of mine from Montecorvino Rovella, Salerno. Thanks for your help.

Mario Aramburu.

ARgentina.

Antonietta Mercurio
9:05 PM on March 5, 2010

Hello all, a little background. I was born in Muro Lucano in April 1960,

Parents Salvatore Merucrio aka sante rac, Angela Cantore aka caccafone, those are those nicknames Muresi gave to each other, grandparents were,

Maria Donata Remmolino (maternal) Rosalinda Zaccardo (paternal), great grand father (maternal) francesco cantore , I never met him.

I go back often, and we held on to our little family home. I have now made many many freinds from there.

Thank you for this wonderful way of perhaps finding out more.

Antonietta

Snowbird
2:21 PM on February 26, 2010

Salvatore Rendina says...

Please let me know any updates about the town. My Grandparents were born there in the 1800's....

Hi Do you know the names of these people who emignated & what year?

jane jobson
6:23 AM on February 25, 2010

my mothers brother is married to angelina capezia who originates from muro lucano

angelina and her brother alex and sister rosa came to live and work in birmingham england after the second world war

gerada is another family name mentioned in this family

l am interested in tracing this familys history in muro lucarno and would some day like to visit

RonD.
10:47 PM on January 26, 2010

My grandparents and great grandparents were from Muro Lucano. Grandparents Carlo Capobianco (born 1898) and Rosa Maria Ferracane (born 1902). They came to the US in the1930s.

gabriela simonetti
11:08 AM on January 24, 2010

hello, mi name is gabriela simonetti. i would like to find information about mi grand grandfather Antonio Nicola Danzi. He was born in potenza in 1965 and until he emigrated to Argentina between the years 1880 and 1896 could you help me find the exact place of his birth? or know who could help me?

thanks

resellerhosting
1:34 PM on January 22, 2010

I have visited your website so many times but only just noticed you have a guestbook!

Jonathan Pignataro
5:12 PM on January 17, 2010

Great Page! Look forward to looking through your page and finding family history and new relatives!

Dave Zarella
2:38 PM on December 18, 2009

Anthony Zarriello says...

Paternal grandparents came from Muro, Zarriello and Discianni married in NYC then moved to NJ. Been to Muro twice, it was a great experience.

Anthony,

My grandparents are from Muro and they changed their name from Zarriello to Zarella once they got here. He was Franco Zarriello and she was Roasmaria Carbornara. They came over at the trun of the century. Most of their relatives moved to Australia. Could we be related??

LANZIANI, SERGIO ENZO
6:11 AM on December 8, 2009

Mi granfather NICOLA LANZIANI born in RIVELLO, in 1903. His father was Blas Lanziani and mother Rosa Gindano

philip Norton
3:54 PM on November 26, 2009

Got interested in Muro Lucano because my mother-in-law was

born there Nov. 04, 1910 and just celebrated het 100th birthday.

Her maiden name was Teresa Dimuro. Her fathers name was

Vito and her mother was Brigida Ferrucane. She migrated to the US along with her sister Mary in approx. 1921.

Nicoletta Corrado
3:08 PM on November 26, 2009

This is my parents home town. I have been to Muro Lucano 6 -7 times and all my relatives are all there. I love Muro Lucano it is like I was born there but instead I was born in Montreal, Canada.

snowbird
7:42 PM on October 17, 2009

Carmella Storione-Pappert says...

I am currently looking for relatives in this region. My paternal grandparents were born and married here. They came to the USA in 1921 and were residents of Philadelphia,Pa until their deaths Carmela Crusco-Storione and Pietro Storione.

I am looking for any records of them birth,marriage etc..

The name Storione is familiar since I remember my father doing mention of it, please contact me and in the meantime I will go and question my dad.

Ciao.

Very nice site!
4:05 AM on October 2, 2009

Very nice site!

Cav. Giuseppe Ventura
11:24 PM on September 27, 2009

Cav. Giuseppe Ventura:

sono nato a Muro Lucano nel 1944. I miei genitori si chiamavano Girolamo Ventura Jr. e Angela Gugliotta. La nonna si chiamava Lucia Lombardi e spos� con Girolamo Ventura Sr. e poi si ri-spos� in America con Antonio Sinatra di Hoboken, New Jersey.

Ho parecchi nominativi di persone di Muro Lucano nel mio sito di Genealogy.com.

Tutti i muresi in America, in Canada o nel mondo sono pregati di rivolgersi a me per eventuali ulteriori informazioni di parentele di Muro Lucano.

Cav. Giuseppe Ventura, [email protected]

Maria McCullough
8:24 PM on September 27, 2009

This has been a great insight as I have visited Muro Lucano but my notes are tucked away somewhere years ago. Now patching my past together so great resource!

Cav. Giuseppe Ventura
10:48 PM on September 26, 2009

sono nato a Muro Lucano nel 1944. I miei genitori si chiamavano Girolamo Ventura Jr. e Angela Gugliotta. La nonna si chiamava Lucia Lombardi e spos� con Girolamo Ventura Sr. e poi si ri-spos� in America con Antonio Sinatra di Hoboken, New Jersey.

Ho parecchi nominativi di persone di Muro Lucano nel mio sito di Genealogy.com.

Tutti i muresi in America, in Canada o nel mondo sono pregati di rivolgersi a me per eventuali ulteriori informazioni di parentele di Muro Lucano.

Cav. Giuseppe Ventura, [email protected], 601-261-0630.

Cynthia Rosati
7:48 PM on September 4, 2009

I enjoyed the photos of Muro Lucano! What a well done website. I do not have ancestors from Muro Lucano, but I enjoyed the website. Grazie!

Salvatore Rendina
3:40 PM on September 1, 2009

Please let me know any updates about the town. My Grandparents were born there in the 1800's....

Nimea
1:35 PM on August 14, 2009

My Great Grandmother, Adelaide Rendina Buonavolonta was born in Muro Lucano, 1889, she was the daughter of Gerarda Rendina. Gerarda was the daughter of Guiseppeantonio Donato Rendina & Maria Vitiello. Gerarda came to the USA via Ellis Island in 1901. Looking for information on Buonavolonta...

Jerry Farenga
6:15 PM on July 2, 2009

You did a great job setting up this website

Vincent Farenga
2:00 AM on June 26, 2009

Vi ringrazio per il vostro lavoro di costruire e mantenere questo website. Ho gia appreso un sacco di cose sui miei antenati di Muro. M'interessano sopratutto informazioni sulle famiglie Farenga e Cantore perche' miei nonni (Farenga Vincenzo e Cantore Mariantonia) sono nati a Muro nel 1881 e 1880. Antecipo il piacere nel prossimo avenire di cercare informazioni sui Muresi nati negli anni 1870-80.

Vincent Farenga (Los Angeles)

Anthony Zarriello
3:49 PM on June 16, 2009

Paternal grandparents came from Muro, Zarriello and Discianni married in NYC then moved to NJ. Been to Muro twice, it was a great experience.

Robert F. Valente
4:12 PM on June 1, 2009

In preparation for a vacation in Italy this summer, I have been doing genealogical research and am pretty certain that my paternal Great-Great Grandparents came to the US from Muro Lucano in the late 1800's. They were Giuseppe and Calucia Valente, and Callucia's maiden name seems to have been Colucci.

giovanni mercurio
10:33 PM on May 16, 2009

CIAO A TUTTI I MURESI , IO SONE QUI A MONTREAL CANADA DAL 1962, SONO NATO A MURO LUCANO, NEL 1953, HO TANTI RICORDI DI MURO , SOPRATTUTTO QUANDO ERA PICCOLO , SE QUALQUNO VOREBBE COMMUNICARE CON ME MI FARA MOLTO PIACERE. CIAO A TUTTI, IL MIO E MAIL E [email protected]

Carmella Storione-Papper
t1:38 PM on April 23, 2009

I am currently looking for relatives in this region. My paternal grandparents were born and married here. They came to the USA in 1921 and were residents of Philadelphia,Pa until their deaths Carmela Crusco-Storione and Pietro Storione.

I am looking for any records of them birth,marriage etc..

Michael Lanzi
5:36 PM on April 9, 2009

What a treasure of information. I have been looking for a while, and finally came across this site.

Lou Galicia
2:09 PM on December 22, 2008

Amazing! So much work. And, I'm related!

Donna Bianchino-Siegel
7:15 PM on December 6, 2008

I am so excited about this site. I only hope I can make time to check out all the information. Thank you to those responsible for the obvious hard work and time put into this site and the databases.

Marie Bonaduce
10:53 AM on November 9, 2008

Thank you so much for your great work on this rescource. I was able to fill in quite a bit of info on my family tree. I look forward to seeing the birth years that have not yet been transcribed. I would also love to see a link to a blog/chat/forum here. Thanks again!

Tom Alciere
10:26 AM on October 22, 2008

You should allow people to upload GEDCOM files which you then link so people can download the files. (If you accept GEDCOM files please do not hide them behind a search box without also letting folks download the whole files.)

Jim Trotta
3:33 PM on October 9, 2008

I will be visiting this site quite often. o you have any plans to add a blog, chat room where we can contact each other and share information? We might meet cousins we never knew we had.

vanessa
10:15 PM on September 26, 2008

just wanted to say i enjoyed this site!!!!

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