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

From: John Evans [mailto:Evans1@ev1.net]

Sent: Saturday, January 08, 2000 1:17 AM

To: ITA-SICILY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: [ITA-SICILY-L] new friends

My family originated from Sicily and now spread few among the US. I would love to find those alive and learn more of those past. My family name is Lapaglia. I am not sure of where in Sicily they came, but would love to know. One person I am particularly interested in is my great great grandmother, Anna Rosa Lapaglia 9-8-1898 to 1-5-1972. I am not in touch with any of them and I feel a whole part of myself is in the dark. Any help, even the most basic, would be appreciated more than you could believe!

Thank you,

Micky Evans

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

From: John Evans [mailto:Evans1@ev1.net]

Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2000 2:52 PM

To: ITA-SICILY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: [ITA-SICILY-L] Brick wall

I have run into a few brick walls and I am curious if anyone can answer my questions. I started researching my Sicilian roots because I noticed the blood line disappearing from my family. The last full blooded relatives I have are my grandfather and the majority of his siblings. They are very stubborn about passing on the family information. I am wondering if this is a personal issue with my family members or if others have run into this same problem? Their only response was, "Why do you want to know about a place that was so bad our family wanted to leave?" There was a family rumor that they left over a dispute concerning a goat. ??????

Out of the blue, my mother was able to get one family member to send her a family album with a few pictures in it. I filled in a few blank spots, but then ran into my next problem.  I found that my great grandfather was born in Volilonga, Sicily.  Is this correct or would it be Vellelunga?

For my last question: I have searched many transcriber's guild and found no Lapaglia's - not even one. Is it possible for a surname to change so much that you don't even recognize it?

Sorry for such a long entry! I appreciate any of your help.

Micky

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

From: John Gregory Evans [mailto:Evans1@ev1.net]

Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2000 1:42 PM

To: ITA-SICILY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: [{ITA-SICILY-L}] SS Application

I finally got back the ss application for my ggrandfather and now I am more confused than before. When I sent for it I knew it was for the right person, but I did not expect the information I received. In the little I have my ggrandfather's mother was called Mary Salvaggio. I don't know why, being it should have been Lapaglia. I assumed that Salvaggio was her maiden name. On the application my ggranfather put Mary Mitchell. On his father, I found little things leading me to believe his name was Corsidonia Lapaglia. But on the app. it's Joseph.

Has anyone else had unexpected results like this. There is not much info. on any of the names and I am not sure which to even start with. Also, he did not apply for SS until he was in his 50's and then stated on it he was unemployed. I thought this was weird since he had been in the states since he was young.

If anyone has any ideas, please pass them on. I'm lost!

Thank you,

Micky

Evans1@ev1.net