Capaldi Guestbook

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Submitted on March 13, 2013 4:30 PM EST
Name: David Grilli
Comments: Hi Stuart, My family are from Villalatina/Vallegrade. I have recently traced my grandfathers siblings and found 2 sisters remained in Italy. On a recent photo of my Great Grandmothers Grave, Domenica Frezza d 1927 I was surprised to see fresh flowers on the grave. I think therefore that my grandfathers sisters families have remained in Villalatina. I wonder if you have a contact such as Tony Valente (jeweller) who has been helpful to many people. There must be a caretaker for the cemetery at VL. Do you have any suggestions? I would be grateful for any help you can offer–any email contacts would be great. Many thanks david–PS are you related to Marco Capaldi who lives near me in Dover Kent. If you know him is his mother still alive?

Submitted on January 29, 2013 12:17 AM EST
Name: Elizabeth Snider
Comments: Wonderful and so extensive. I am a descendant of Sante Capaldi (he is my 8th great grandfather), my grandfather Alfonso Arcari and grandmother Rosa Di Duca. I will be traveling to the homeland for the first time this October2013 and hope to stay at Ann Tantangelos place in Sora. I would so appreciate anything you can tell me about living relatives. I speak some Italian, I lived in Florence for a couple years in 1980s.

Submitted on November 29, 2012 1:36 PM EST
Name: Michael Porrelli
Comments: Interesting to read this. My Dad Victor Anthony Porrelli was an ace cabinet maker and antique furniture restorer and he learnt his trade from a Capaldi in East London in the 1930’s. Have researched our family history and all originate in San Giuseppe, Picinisco. Other names in our family history are Di Gizzi and D’Ambrosio. Kind regards.

Submitted on August 22, 2012 2:59 AM EST
Name: Victor Giannandrea
Comments: I too have relatives living in Villa Latina , my mother Antonetta Andreucci was from San Guisseppe, my father was from Belmonte, I have a distant relative still living in Falkirk Tony Giannandrea who is 102 , and was inspirational in giving me lots of foo on our family .I too visit the home land and have just completed my family tree with lots of input ….love to talk with you .best Regards Victor Giannandrea
How did you hear about this site? Just browsing , as you do ….

Submitted on July 16, 2012 4:00 PM EST
Name: Philip Coppola
Comments: This is just awesome. I am the great grandson of Paulo Coppola (victim of the Andorra Star) and Achille Fillipe’s grandson. If you would like to know more on that part of the family tree I would be happy to help you out. Philip
How did you hear about this site? By searching for my family’s past

Submitted on May 10, 2012 4:37 PM EST
Name: Louise Valentine
Comments: Hi, my granny was Congetta Capaldi. Her father was Pasquale Capaldi and her mother was Conyetta Ezze, and they married in 1920. That’s my starting point! 🙂

Submitted on May 7, 2012 4:10 PM EST
Name: Ida’s Granddaughter
Comments: Hi i am the grandaughter of ida matilda gizzi, i am related to the capaldis and gizzis, my grandmother was left the land and house in italy and she gave it to the people to live on . ithought i would look around on here to see what i could find and then noticed your site i have some photos you might want to see or might already have , look forward t hearing from you , kindest regards laura
How did you hear about this site? just came acoss it !

Submitted on January 3, 2012 3:11 AM EST
Name: Anita Stevenson
Comments: Thank you for sharing so much useful information – My Great Grandmother Emilia Capaldi was born 1876 in Pantano, Filignano, Italy. Her parents were Michele Capaldi Born 1835 also in Pantano, Italy and Rosa Piccolo B 1840. looking for any further information and to extend and share the Capaldi Family information
How did you hear about this site? Ancestry. com

Submitted on November 21, 2011 2:50 PM EST
Name: Michael J.P. Gizzi
Comments: Would you like to add another Capaldi to your list? my grandmother was born in Villa Latina on the 20th June 1876, her name was Matilde Capaldi, her father’s name was Michaelangelo Capaldi, her mother’s maiden name was Carolina Cocozza, what I find even more interesting is that my grandmother was born in the household of the Gizzi family, I can’t seem to get any further back than this date.
How did you hear about this site? surfing the net

Submitted on October 21, 2011 2:49 AM EST
Name: Mrs Susan Joyce Capaldi
How did you hear about this site? Husband

Submitted on October 10, 2011 3:02 PM EST
Name: Paul Jordan
Comments: Hello my grandmother is Restituda Ferri, daughter of Michaelangelo Ferri from Picinisco…. I’m researching the familiy tree. Talk soon Paul
How did you hear about this site? Wendell Murrey

Submitted on May 25, 2011 3:29 AM EST
Name: Donna Marie Capaldi
Comments: Don’t know much about family history, but I do know my fathers people came from Picinisco
How did you hear about this site? Browsing

Submitted on May 17, 2011 1:59 PM EST
Name: Christina
Comments: I didn’t mean to click on your website but somehow ended up here by searching capaldi because my great grandmother’s maiden name was Maria Assunta Capaldi born march 1891.. if this is the same maria assunta capaldi please contact me.

Submitted on February 25, 2011 4:28 PM EST
Name: Angela Tighe
Comments: I too am looking for Capaldi’s from Picinisco and think your website is brilliant. I haven’t found anyone in common yet but have downloaded your trees to double check.
How did you hear about this site? on a google search

Submitted on February 22, 2011 2:24 AM EST
Name: helen quilietti stanton
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Comments: Just stumbled across your webpages whilst doing a wee bit research about the Edinburgh Neri family whose roots are also from Picinisco. YOU Have done a great job.

Submitted on February 21, 2011 7:31 AM EST
Name: David Greig
Comments: What a fascinating site! You have/are doing a brilliant job.

Submitted on February 20, 2011 1:18 PM EST
Name: billy mc gowan
Comments: Hi – in my own research kept seeing your name and this led me to your site My great gran Rosalia Mancini came from Atina My g.Grandad Vittore Prete came from Conca Casale near Pozzilli isernia and they came to London where they married before settling via Cambuslang , Shettleston and Baillieston. Victor had an ice cream shop at one point. I hope to visit Atina within the nest year and I would value some help from you in best way to go about it. I live in Coatbridge at present and have made contact with Pretes in London and America

Submitted on January 1, 2011 9:29 PM EST
Name: T salvatore
Comments: trying to find out about bazilio salvatore AND WIFE ORAZIO WHO LIVED IN SAN GUISEPPE BAZILIO DIED THERE

Submitted on June 14, 2010 9:14 AM EST
Name: Wendell Murray

Comments: Hi, Stuart, You and I have communicated before, I believe, on one of the Picinisco forums. I just found your web site while searching San Giuseppe. It’s a nice site. I will spend more time here when I can. I did download your family name list and notice that we do share some ancestors, notably Michelangelo Ferri, born in 1761 (and his father Cosimo, of course). Michelangelo was my 4x-great-grandfather. Most of my Italian ancestors are from Molise, specifically from the Volturno valley – Pizzone, Castel San Vincenzo, Colli a Volturno, possibly Scapoli. But Michelangelo’s daughter Serafina married Pietro Di Iorio of Pizzone in 1815, Pietro and Serafina are 3x-great-grandparents. This union, by the way, surprises me somewhat. We were there last spring and drove from Pizzone to Picinisco. It took an hour and a half on modern roads in a good car. I often wonder what brought Serafina and Pietro together. You don’t mention in your family name list Cosimo Ferri’s wife Serafina Salvatore or Michelangelo Ferri’s wife Maria Angela Maddalena Faccenda (she went by Maddalena). I mention this just in case you don’t have these names. It’s interesting that I have ancestors also from Scotland, but from a Scottish line. A 7x-great-grandfather Sylvester Proffitt (born 1698) was from Perth. He was a Jacobite rebel during the 1715 rebellion against England. He was captured and sent to the colonies as an indentured servant. My wife and I enjoyed being in Italy. It is very beautiful there. Again, I like your site. I look forward to going through more of it. Ciao, Wendell Murray

Submitted on June 1, 2010 4:09 AM EST
Name: jeannine di sosa callaghan
Comments: I found your sight very interesting my grandfather was born Atina and I have my great grandmothers italian passport they came to scotland around the late 18 houndreds I visited Atina 2 years ago but had no clue were to start because I want to keep the Italian roots alive for my own children as far as I know they had cafe at hugganfield loch in glasgow and cafes in shettelston rd glasgow my own grand parents had icecream factory in govan and also fish and chip shops and various other types of shops
How did you hear about this site? I was looking for information on travelling to Sperlonga

Submitted on March 24, 2010 1:19 AM EST
Name: Katia Ansalone
Comments: (Scotsitalians research project) Hi Stuart thank you for offering to help.I sent you the questionnaire from the email address above, as I have problems accessing my own one. Hope you get it. Thanks again Katia

Submitted on March 22, 2010 11:45 AM EST
Name: Katia Ansalone
Comments: Dear Stuart I was given your contact name by Caroline Church, on the Italian genealogy website. In collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, I am carrying out a research project on Italian language maintenance among the Scotsitalian community and on the role that the language plays in shaping the identity of successive generations of Italian immigrants. The research will make use of data collected through the administration of a short (anonymous) questionnaire. I was wondering if you could take the time to help (whether you can actually speak Italian or not is not important). I can either email the questionnaire to you or send it by post, together with a self-addressed return envelope. I would also appreciate it if you could tell about the project to anybody that might be interested – at the moment I am experiencing enormous difficulties in recruiting respondents. Should you have any questions about the research, I will be pleased to answer them. Kind regards Katia Ansalone katiaansalone123 @
How did you hear about this site? Italian Genealogy Forum

Submitted on March 16, 2010 7:13 PM EST
Name: helen lewis
Comments: thanks Stuart for replying to me on Italian Genealogy. I’m most grateful for any info in what is a long and tedious, but sometimes exciting journey. rgds helen (Australia)
How did you hear about this site? thru Italian Genealogy

Submitted on January 28, 2010 7:56 AM EST

Submitted on October 15, 2009 1:28 PM EST
Name: Patrick Capaldi
Comments: Nice site. Fascinating isn’t it? My family came from Ediburgh too but the linkage is shot!
How did you hear about this site? Wandered in

Submitted on August 15, 2009 9:19 PM EST
Name: Stuart Capaldi
Comments: Hello from Marmora, Ontario, Canada! I was just surfing the net and stubmbled across your site. I would like to correspond with you via email and see if there is any connection to our familes. We are decendant from the same area in Italy.

Submitted on May 4, 2009 2:45 PM EST
Name: Robert Capaldi
Comments: Stuart, My name is Robert David Capaldi born 1971 Bakersfield California USA son of Robert Patrick Capaldi born 1930 Baltimore, Maryland USA son of Dr. William E Capaldi. I would also like to know more about our family.
How did you hear about this site? searching google for capaldi

Submitted on April 12, 2009 10:31 PM EST
Name: Loretta Capaldi Powell
Comments: I happened upon your website and looked up some geneology records of my family. We are related. I live in Michigan in the USA
How did you hear about this site? By accident

Submitted on April 9, 2009 4:38 PM EST
Name: Sandra Bassiri
Comments: Dear Stuart, my maiden name is capaldi and I am trying to trace my family tree also. My descendants also come from Picinisco in Italy, but not sure how to retrieve this info. Can you help – you have so much great info on your website, any help would be greatly appreciated.
How did you hear about this site? Searching for capaldi on the net.

Submitted on March 6, 2009 4:38 PM EST
Name: Rose Reeves
Comments: Hello Stuart – interesting site. I still have photos of June and Ian and also one of Betty and Louie taken late 40’s perhaps. Best wishes to you and yours.
How did you hear about this site? Discovered it while surfing the net.

Submitted on December 5, 2008 1:13 PM EST
Name: Gwen Reilly
Comments: Stuart – I have to say how impressed I am. Long lost Reilly connection doing similar on Ancestry site.It may extend to the Griffiths side but unsure at this moment. Looks like we are spread around the globe – Regards – Gwen
How did you hear about this site? Whilst browsing around

Submitted on November 3, 2008 10:20 AM EST
Name: Dean DeSalvi
Comments: Great site helped my family tree building.