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Message Board - archive 36

From: Carol Pointer
Email: Plowgold@aol.com
Subject: DellaRocca
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2009 22:48

Does anyone have any links with a DellaRocca family in Salford athe beginning of the 1800s? In 1803 my 4xg.grandfather, Michael James DellaRocca of Salford, married Sarah Beesley in St. Mary's Manchester (later the Cathedral). I have no earlier information about Michael's family and would love to trace my Italian roots. Any help greatly appreciated.
Thanks Carol


From: Carol Richardson
Email: carolrichardson@hotmail.co.uk
Subject: re.giovanni andreucci
Date: Sun, 8 Mar 2009 16:20

Hi my name is carol the grt grandaughter of giovanni andreucci known as john andrews.who sold icecream in ancoats.i would love to find out as much information as i can .so if anyone out there as any please could you reply to me .
many thanks carol


From: Paola Browne
Email: paola-browne@sky.com
Subject: Avi-Avo di frosinone
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 23:18

Hi My grandfather was born at 33 Jersey street Ancoats in 1912. His parents had to return to Italy as Nonna was unwell. Their names were Mario domenico and Cinzia Avo but we can find no other AVo's other than our immdediate known post war family . On Grandads birth cert it is spelt Avi I am wandering if it is a derivative of Schiavo/i. Do you know anyone who may be able to help?


From: Mike Guerrieria
Email: michaelguerrieria1@sky.com
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2009 12:47

Dear Mr. Rea,

Please add my family name of Guerrieria to your list of Ancoats families. I am trying to trace my family back to Italy. My Grandfather's name was Antonio Guerrieria.

I know that they were in Dougall Street in Hulme from 1920 onwards.
In 1915 I know that he was in John Street ( wherever that was ).
I know that he was in 1 Back Holdens Strand Ancoats in 1911 and that he sold ice cream.
I know that he was in 3 Parr Street in Macclesfield in 1907.
From there the trail goes cold as he is not in the 1901 census.
I have found out that he was born in Italy in 1875/1877 in Naples ( so my relatives did tell me ) and that his father was called Megell Guerrieria.
Can you give me any tips or advice as to how to continue my research.
Thanks and kindest regards,
Mike Guerrieria.


From: Andrew Simpson
Email: andrewbeechroad@tinyworld.co.uk
Subject: Thank you
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 17:52

I continue to visit the site regualrly, and continue to enjoy it as dose my Italian partner Andea


From: Julie-Dawn
Email: boozy.bird@ntlworld.com
Subject: sheffield italians
Date: 21 Feb 2009 10:15

Hi Sheffield had its own 'little Italy' some of our famlies married in to ancoats families. Sheffield italians may be able to help some of you trace your ancestors. regards Julie


From: Harry Manguzi
Email: hmanguzi@ukonline.co.uk
Subject: pompa's diploma ice cream
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 07:55

My GT Grandfarther had his own ice cream factory in GT yarmouth .His name giuseppie Pompa.The story is that he was asked to supply ice cream to a local hotel who had a special guest. namely the prince of wales ive been told the prince enjoyed it so much my GT Grandad was given a diploma. wich hung over the mantle pieace for many years


From: Henry manguzi[mancusi]
Email: hmancuzi@ukonline.co.uk
Subject: my italian ancesters
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 19:12

the names i am related to are Mancusi Falco Macari Pompa pelosi place,s of origin in italy piconesco setterfarati vico equince and florence in tuscany .i live in gt yarmouth i think the web site is great fondest regards to you all harry


From: John Carden
Email: john_carden@hotmail.com
Subject: Valente Family
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 11:28

I have posted a number of requests about my family but with no results. I now know that Antonio & Palma Valente had the ASHLEY ARMS pub on Gt Ancoats st for many years and that it was a watering hole for many Italian families inculding the Valvona's. Can anyone help me with this do you have any pictures etc. Thank you John


From: jacqueline mcdowall
Email: jacquiuk41@hotmail.com
Subject: the salvatore family
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2009 21:36

Hi ive been trying to find some dear friends from lower broughton in the 40/50s.the name is Salvatore they mad eand sold ice cream on camp st lower broughton. im almost one of the daughters Gloria married Donni Rea they had 2 sons, joey and mark.and lived in jubilee st lr.broughton same as i did.also another sister stella married to bill. children lorriane and paul. lived in the same street. Donni use to give me a lift to work on the way to dropping joey off at school in hr broughton. gloria and stella were very good to my mam and i would dearly love to know anything about them or their familes..


From: Sylvia Toboni
Email: sylviatoboni@hotmail.com
Subject: Stephen Wood October 2008
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 12:09

I am trying to get in touch with Stephen Wood who was enquirying about his family on his grandparents side. We are related and I tried to contact him from the email address he left. The message came back saying the address was wrong. If you read this Stephen Wood please get in touch, we are cousins !!! Sylvia Toboni


From: susan hall
Email: susanebbrell@live.co.uk
Subject: maggis
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 20:40

what about my life longfriend the maggis or madges manipur street and ashton old road betty and johnie oh so very happy happy days the freeze yard i remember it all


From: susan hall
Email: susanebbrell@live.co.uk
Subject: Rea family of Arpino
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 21:46

Hi Tony
Do you by chance have a Giuseppe Rea in your family tree. Giuseppe married Anna Ciarella in Ramsgate, Kent in 1895. Wedding certificate indicates Giuseppe's fathers name was Antonio. The 1911 Census shows that Giuseppe was born in Arpino, Italy.
W. Flamma


Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2009 19:29



From: Tina Gairdner
Email: marsland_tina@hotmail.com
Subject: Re:surname Abba
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 12:58

hi i am trying to find out which part of Italy my great grandfather came from.His name was Giovanni Abba.I am also not sure how Italian the surname Abba is or whether he infact lived in Ancoats.He definately was in Manchester,that i do know.How do i find passenger lists? any help appreciated.



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