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-----Original Message-----

From: VanSise@aol.com [mailto:VanSise@aol.com]

Sent: Monday, April 09, 2001 5:32 PM

To: ITA-SICILY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: Re: [{ITA-SICILY-L}] roll-call

 

My surnames:

 

From Menfi, Sicily:

CAMPO

ALCURI

PIAZZA

ROLLO

LI BASCI

LIBASCI

MULE'

GIOVINCO

LA SALA

PALMINTERI

BUCALO

LA GRECA

MAUCERI

SCADUTO

LIONE

MIRABILE

LIOTTA

CUSUMANO

MONACO

 

From Sciacca, Sicily:

SCADUTO

 

From Santa Margherita di Belice, Sicily:

LIOTTA

MAUCERI

 

From Messigno/Gragnano, Naples Province:

DI PAOLO

CASILLO

CASCONE

BUONDONNO

LIGUORI

 

From Agerola, Naples Province:

MANFRONE

MILO

NACLERIO

 

From Boscoreale, Naples Province:

VANGONE

 

From Rimini, Northern Italy:

MANFRONI

TAMBURINI

MARTININI

SIULIANELLI

 

~Brian A. Van Sise

http://go.to/menfi

 


-----Original Message-----

From: VanSise@aol.com [mailto:VanSise@aol.com]

Sent: Saturday, August 05, 2000 10:33 AM

To: ITA-SICILY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: [{ITA-SICILY-L}] MENFI surnames

 

Hi all,

I'm new to the list (though not new to Italian genealogy.)  Just thought I'd post up my surnames and see if there are any relates paesani here:

My surnames (all from Menfi (AG) Sicily.):

CAMPO, LIBASCI, PIAZZA, MULE', MIRABILE, ALCURI, CUSUMANO, MONACO, LIOTTA , LIONE, SCADUTO, MAUCERI, LA SALA, GIOVINCO, ROLLO

I also maintain the Genealogie Menfitane Homepage, located at

http://members.aol.com/s157rv/menfigen.html

which also includes a new site called the Menfi project containing databases of Menfitan records. I'd be interested in hearing from all you Menfitans out there.

I'll also include a list of names from the website (following my signature), for those who are interested:

Ciao for now,

Brian

COGNOMI MENFITANI:

Alcuri Cerami Allegra Amato Barbera Bivona Bonfante Bono Buscemi Butera Calaci Calegra Campo Clemente Controne Cusumano DiCarlo DiGiovanna Fisciolla Geremia Giglio Guardino LaMaria LaSala Libasci Libassi Mandracchia Mangiaracina Manto Mauceri Menfi Mirabile Miralete Miralite Montalbano Mulè Palminteri Pendola Piazza Pizzuto Riggio Rina Rizzuto Rumore Sanzo Sanzone Sciacca Sutera Taormina Tortorici Triolo Triola Alesi Andozzone Agugliaro Ardizzone Armenis Armenio Albene Amico Avona Alongi Alonge Arone Alese Alagna Amella Baccarella Bruno Blasi Blandina Bucalo Botta Bove Cacioppo Colletti Calcagno Catalano Carbona Cottone Ciaccio Catanzaro Cattano Ferraro Ferrari Giaccone Giattini Giglio Gagliano Giovanna Gatti Giambalvo Interrante Imbornone Indelicato Lanzarone Leo Morrione Mistretta Milici Mancuso Margiotta Ognibene Li Petri Palagonia Prizzi Quartararo Ragusa Ruggia Ravidà Riportella Raia Sutera Sanacore Safina Savà Tito Vetrano Vivino Vascellaro Valente Viola Ingrau DeBlasi DiBlasi Debbelasi Bonfiglio Bilà Messina Coppola Infantino Tudisco

http://members.aol.com/s157rv/menfigen.html


-----Original Message-----

From: VanSise@aol.com [mailto:VanSise@aol.com]

Sent: Sunday, August 06, 2000 9:01 PM

To: ITA-SICILY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: Re: [{ITA-SICILY-L}] MENFI surnames

Alan,

How did I not see this before?!? Are you related to Ludovico Viviani ? I have a bio/portrait of him that I'm putting up on the site - Ludovico was a revolutionary in the war of 1848. He was way back in the queue, but I'll put him up faster if it's of interest to my ol' paesano buddy- :o)

Bri


-----Original Message-----

From: VanSise@aol.com [mailto:VanSise@aol.com]

Sent: Saturday, August 05, 2000 11:24 AM

To: ITA-SICILY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: Re: [{ITA-SICILY-L}] MENFI surnames

 

Dear Listowner Alan,

My Giovinco connection is Rosa Giovinco, born in the 1750's, who married Pietro LiBasci (d. 8 January 1789). Pietro e Rosa had at least two sons:

Nicoḷ, who married Francesca Prizzi, and Paolo (b. 1779), who married Giuseppe La Sala.

I also have a Caterina Giovinco who married a different Pietro LiBasci and had a daughter Maria (1770-1840), wife of Pietro Pisciotta.  Then there's also my possible ancestor Gaspare Mauceri (1750-1835), who was married to Liboria Giovinco. (children Melchiorre, Anna e Rosario).   Unfortunately, I don't see how I can move back on my Giovinco line without going to S. Antonio Church, which we know won't be very helpful.

Bri


-----Original Message-----

From: VanSise@aol.com [mailto:VanSise@aol.com]

Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2000 9:13 PM

To: ITA-SICILY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: [{ITA-SICILY-L}] The Menfi Project

Hey Everybody,

This is Brian A. Van Sise, the humble webmaster of the Menfi Project (http://go.to/menfi ). As some of you may know, my site has been growing exponentially over the last few months, with added civil records, censuses, emigration lists, biographies, maps, military records, photographs and links. Within the next month, roughly 200 PAGES of new information will be added, all pertinent to the city and people of the area in and around Menfi, Sicily.

I had another idea, and thought that some of you out there in internet land might be interested. I thought that it might be interesting to add family photo albums to the site to represent some of the many families from Menfi that came to America. For an example, please visit the personal album I set up for my family at

http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=1147511&a=8428861 .

If anyone is interested, the process is incredibly easy (it only takes seconds), and I'll be glad to put up any and all pictures on my own space on personal point (which, happily, I just found out is infinite! :o) ) I'll also be happy to scan photographs if anyone out there wants to participate but doesn't have access to a scanner.

Anyway, if anyone out there is interested, please feel free to drop me an e-mail at watsmatau@aol.com .

Thanks for your time,

Brian A. Van Sise

P.S. Sorry about any of you getting this twice - I sent it out to multiple lists.

Brian A. Van Sise (GKQ)

LI-Rooters Owner

Queens County GenExchange

Visit my sites:

The Van Sise Family               http://go.to/vansise

The Diocese of Menfi, Sicily   http://go.to/menfi

Researching:

Long Island, NY: VAN SISE, VAN COTT, WHITE, SCUDDER, PLATT and a slew of others.

Brooklyn, NY: PALMER, GILLIES (also in Pennsylvania, along with the HYDE family), LEARY (also in So. Ireland),

Menfi, Sicily : CAMPO, LIBASCI, MULE', PIAZZA, MIRABILE, CUSUMANO, ROLLO, ALCURI and a bunch of others.

Gragnano, Italy: DI PAOLO, CASILLO, CASCONE, BUONDONNO, LIGUORI

Agerola, Italy: MILO, NACLERIO

Rimini, Italy: MANFRONI, TAMBURINI

Erbstadt, Germany: STOERKEL

Alsace-Lorraine, France/Germany: SACHS

Rothes, Scotland: FRASER


-----Original Message-----

From: VanSise@aol.com [mailto:VanSise@aol.com]

Sent: Friday, October 13, 2000 9:27 PM

To: ITA-SICILY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: [{ITA-SICILY-L}] Bushwick Residents (or Menfi people)-HELP!

 

Hey all you smart, good-looking and intelligent people out there in cyberland, Thanks to Alan Hartman, the administrator on the Ita-Sicily list, I just got my hands on a photograph of the members of the Menfi Social Club (Bushwick, NY), taken March 4th, 1923. Only problem is, I only have a scant number of names for the people in it and, basically, would like more. You can find a scan of the photograph at:

 

http://www.geocities.com/agentakbar/menfisocialclub.jpg

 

Here's what I know: in the photograph are Luigi Cacioppo (first row, 4 from L), Luigi Prestia (right back corner), Gaetano DiGiovanna (first row, 2 from right), and a man who is either an uncle of Angela Safina DiGiovanna or of the Russo family (first row, far R) and the guy fourth from the right, first row looks very much like a Palminteri.

 

There's a fellow in the second row who looks A LOT like my grandfather (born 1916, so obviously not him: surnames: CAMPO, LIBASCI, MULE), and as such, a copy of this photograph will be shipped off to Italy soon with lots of hope.  Now, if any of you fine and wonderful people can identify anyone else in this

photograph, there's a box of cannoli (or some other pastry) on it's way to you (and I'm being serious.) The more people you name, the more cannolis.  Deal?

 

Help!

~Brian A. Van Sise

http://go.to/menfi


-----Original Message-----

From: VanSise@aol.com [mailto:VanSise@aol.com]

Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2000 10:26 PM

To: ITA-SICILY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: [{ITA-SICILY-L}] INFANTINO FAMILY- Caltabellotta / Brooklyn

 

Hi all (please accept my apologies if you receive this twice):

 

I'm searching for the family of Luigi Infantino, born circa 1890-1900 in Caltabellotta, Sicily. He came to America around 1922, and was later followed by his wife Giuseppina Libasci (born 1896 Menfi, AG) and her three oldest children aboard the Giuseppe Verdi in January 1923. I am looking for relatives of this couple or their descendents:

 

Nicoḷ (Nicky), born Sicily circa 1918.

Rosa (Rose), born December 27, 1919 in Menfi. Married name De (Di) Luciano.

Angela, born 1922 Sicily.

Isabella, Pietro (Peter), Maria (Mary) Infantino, all born on this side of the pond, in Bushwick, NY. Has anyone heard of these people?

 

Brian A. Van Sise

http://go.to/menfi

INFANTINO, LIBASCI, LI BASCI, DILUCIANO, DELUCIANO, MENFI, CALTABELLOTTA