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From: Carroll Swenson []

Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2000 5:59 PM


Subject: [{ITA-SICILY-L}] Need Some Help to Start

I am just now starting my research on my maternal grandmother, Marina Rizzo.  She is reported to be from Sicily, and left Sicily around 1897/8 with my mother, Frances, and landed in Boston, MA.   They went to Christopher, Franklin County, Illinois to live. She was married at that time to Anthony Matrece, but later married Joseph Maceri. My mother and her brother changed their names from Matrece to Maceri. All of these relatives have since died, and I have no living relatives from whom to obtain additional information, such as my grandmother's birthplace in Sicily.

Has anyone done any research on the surnames Rizzo, Matrece, or Maceri?

Hortense Swenson