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Message Board - archive 35

From: John Carden
Email: john_carden@hotmail.com
Subject: Valente Family
Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2009 11:46

Hi Can any one help me find infomation about members of my mothers family, I know that that had a organ repair shop in thomson st,( I think) after that they had a pub for many years in the area. I remember my uncle telling me that on the bar of the pub was two gas lighter in the shape of Punch & Judy, also many of the well known families were regulars. Thank you


From: Lynn Marrazza
Email: lynnmarrazza@hotmail.co.uk
Subject: Marrazza
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2008 17:30

Hi, I know this one is a long shot but wonder if any one could help me, my grandfather Antonio Marrazza came across from Settefrati late 1800's early 1900's. He arrived in Scarborough where he met my Grandmother Alice Grey later coming to Hull where he married her at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Spring Street, Hull. They had five children Philomena, Joseph, Mary, Ann and Peter (my father) all of whom are now deceased. I know many Italians came from Settefrati and I wondered if anyone had heard the name before or could give me information on where to perhaps look records up for my grandfather.(ie birth records, ship passenger lists).
Many thanks Lynn Marrazza


From: lesley
Email: masvarnaseri@yahoo.com
Subject: my family name Rea
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 07:27

Hi my name is lesley and i have been trying to gather infomation from family about my great great grandad joseph rea who came to england from italy and married i have been told that he came from a famous icecream family and was told that if he married the girl he met that they would never talk to him again. he married and they had 11 children 10 girls and 1 boy.

Many Thanks


From: Linda
Email: lsl2002@comcast.net
Subject: Crolla
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 17:04

My Mothers Sister May Stack-Crolla ;lived on Bradford rd for many year,Any news on the crolla Family.Linda


From: Peter Fasoli
Email: peteruk@bluebottle.com
Subject: Tracing family
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2008 14:03

I was told my Gt Grandfather was the 1st to sell Ice cream in Ancoats. (Michael Fasoli). I have a photo of the Ice cream cart he had. I was told they came from Italy place called Sanginar (Not sure of the spelling. Also I have a relitive (Crolla)


From: monica
Email: mondomacondo@libero.it
Subject: monica
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2008 21:56

Vivo in Italia e sono italiana, mi piacerebbe chattare con gli italiani che vivono nel mondo. Esiste un sito dove tutti gli italiani possono incontrarsi? Se potete rispondetemi in italiano grazie


From: Courtney Williams
Email: williamsc-c@hotmail.com
Subject: Orignal Rea
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2008 04:44

My last name has been lost due to a death and re-marriage... I am a Rea, but have never had the honour of being able to use the name legally becuase of imagration to Canada. I would like to know more.


From: Debra D'Annunzio
Email: dmdanunz@hotmail.co.uk
Subject: new book
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 18:08

Hi can you please let everyone know that from 8th december my book Liverpool's Italian families will be on sale at high street book shops and directly from me 10.99
Thanks Debz


From: Manuela
Email: manuelalubrano@hotmail.com
Subject: Italian community
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2008 23:09

Hi, I'm living here since last February and I would like to know if you organize something during the week or monthly somewhere to have the possibility to meet other italian people expecially for my parents that have some difficulties to learn the english language. Thanks


From: Michael Tansella
Email: trimreaper@hotmail.co.uk
Subject: Searching for Family History
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2008 15:40

Dear Tony,

I am emailing you in the hope that you can help me locate information relating to my mother's side of the family.

Her Grand-father Celeste Coniola lived in Ancoat's little Italy and you actually have a picture of him on your website (on the Ice Cream Families page). We know Celeste's father was called Dominic, but are not sure of his mother's name. We don't know where they are from either.

We believe Celeste came over to the UK in April 1883 from Pontari Genova, but we have not been able to locate any other information than this. My parents have been to Pontari but have not been able to trace any records for Celeste or any of his family.

Do you have any information on the Coniola family or could you please point me in the right direction to find out more information. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,
Michael Tansella


From: Rebecca Knox
Email: becksway1@yahoo.co.uk
Subject: Lavagnini/Lavanini
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 12:09

Looking for info on Charles/Carlos Lavagnini/Lavanini b.aprox 1869 Italy. Married Eliza Cavanagh, Manchester and had son Richard Lavanini 1904 Chorlton, Manchester.


From: Tony Fascione
Email: anthonyfascione@yahoo.co.uk
Subject: Angelo
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2008 18:21

can any body help me i trying to find out were my granfather was born he was call Angelo Antonio Fascione DOB 1869 a ice cream vendor of leeds any information will help me to do with the Fascione Tony



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