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From: Collings []

Sent: Thursday, December 02, 1999 1:25 AM


Subject: [ITA-SICILY-L] Surname Search



I am a new beginner to this list and have been facinated with the knowledge of those who have been doing this for awhile. I hope that I can gain from some of your expertise in my research. Currently the surnames I am researching are as follows:



Napoli (possible)

Pippena (possible)


My great grandfather is Sabastiano (Charles Napoli) Gannuscio born in Campofiorto, province of Palermo, Italy (or is it Sicily?). His birth date is approx. 1876. He married Josephine (Pippena) Deionesia on 24 June 1902 in Luchcycle, Italy. She was born approx. 1882. Sabastiano's parents are Leonardo Gannuscio (born approx. 1850) and Dominia Angelica (born approx. 1854). Josephine's parents are John Deionesia (born approx. 1856) and Maria (born approx. 1860). These dates are from notes of my grandmother along with the cities. The Napoli and Pippena names are noted in brackets and may have been their surnames before arriving in America. I have also not been able to locate the city of Luchcycle, Italy. There is not a lot of information but it is what I have to start with. I would appreciate any assistance or direction in finding any additional information. This is my first experience in research outside the United States and it has been a little overwhelming.

Thank you in advance

Jeff Collings