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29 Apr 2004
Out of all the pages I never seem to come to is the message board. Reading all of these nice messages from our Coniglio's and ones from all over the world, I must say for them to somehow find the site and recognize what a wonderful one it is to visit truly shows what a GREAT job you do to preserve our heritage.
Thank you for all you do and for updating Frankie's and Gabrielle's pages.
We Love You!!!
Frank, Dawn, Francesca & Gabrielle
5/1/2004 12:22:11 AM EDT
Hey uncle Ange,
How are you? Thank you for sending me all the info on the family web-site. I love showing and telling Marianne all about our family and family history. We are desperately trying to make it up to the picnic this year. It has been a while since I have attended but it has been really hectic the last three/four years, with finishing up baseball, school, and now trying to earn some vacation time at work Anyway, I am attaching a picture of Marianne and my new house. We purchased the house two weeks ago and are really excited about it. Looks like we will be calling Olive Branch, MS our home. Anyway, tell everyone I said hello and I miss and love them sooo much. By the way, I have a close buddy playing baseball for the Buffalo Bisons. We grew up playing ball together and we always new that he would be the one to make it big. His name is Jason Anderson and he went through the New York Yankee minor league system before making his debut in the majors two years ago. Last year he was traded to the New York Mets before getting traded to the Cleveland Indian organization this year. Anyway, talk to you later.
02 May 2004
I learned about the website by meeting Tony Coniglio in Toronto at the Annual Conference of the Council on Foundations last week. My husband's paternal grandfather came from Sicily, and settled in Oswego, NY. They are now in and around the Syracuse area. My husband's grandfather was Giacomo Coniglio, and he had eight children: Vincent, Sebastian, Joseph, Stephen, Salvatore, Lucy, Phyllis and Rose. Sebastian lives in Fulton, NY; Salvatore (Sam), my husband's dad, lives in Syracuse. Aunts Lucy and Phyllis live in Baldwinsville, NY. Giacomo Coniglio ran a grocery store and bakery (bread) in Syracuse. We have a story of Grandpa Coniglio's life that is written in Sicilian dialect...are there any translators out there?? It was fun to meet Tony and see all the wonderful pictures on the website...especially all the rabbits! Take good care and thanks again.
Jamie and Peter (yes, really) Coniglio
02 May 2004
Just want to thank you for all the time and effort you have taken in making our family website such a wonderful place to visit. Although I am sure there are a lot more memories here for some than me, I so enjoy coming here to read the history of our family and see the new pictures.
I am looking forward to the picnic again this year, and spending some time on the beach.
Love you all,
25 May 2004
Hello from a "family" member, matter of fact I purchased my domain from a Coniglio in Italy. I'm from Ohio, second generation American Coniglio.
19 Jul 2004
My name is Jackie Coniglio. I am married to Albert Coniglio from the Bronx, NY. We now live in PA. and we're retired.
03 Aug 2004
Dear Uncle Ange,
Great updates with the AWESOME pictures Greg and Melissa took on their honeymoon. They deserve a great deal of thanks for them they are really wonderful!
The family picnic pics are also great. I really want to know who was keeping score at the baseball game!
We Love You!
Frank, Dawn, Francesca & Gabrielle
16 Aug 2004
My name is Denise Coniglio. My grandfather was from Sicily and my grandmother was from Trento, Italy. When my family first came to America they were stone masons that helped to build Princeton University, in exchange for land. Much of my family lives in NJ. I currently reside in Fairfax, VA. I am third generation and it warms my heart to visit a Coniglio family website.
19 Aug 2004
Hi "Uncle" Ange:
You did a nice job with the web site. See <clifton.com/clifton.html>. My in-laws
were from Sicily, my family are from Cornwall England.
"Cousin" Jack Clifton in sunny Florida, where Mickey Mouse lives!
03 Sep 2004
Hello, my name is Lauren Cattolico and my mom was a Coniglio from Pittsburg, California. My grandfather is Michael Peter Coniglio and my great grand father was Giuseppe Coniglio, both of Isola Delle Femmine, Sicily. I'm 20 years old and a junior at Chico State in California. Just thought i'd say hi to potential cousins..and i think this site is great!
20 Sep 2004
My name is Salvatore M. Coniglio (Salvi). I'm a 1st generation Coniglio, and live in Pittsburg Ca. My father, Salvatore N. Coniglio, is the 4th born of 9 children from Isola Della Femmine, Sicily. My father was 19 years old when he came to Pittsburg Ca. in 1964.
(Looks like my cousin Lauren Cattolico found this site before me. Hi Lauren.)
From Frank Coniglio:
01 Oct 2004
Hi my name is Frank Coniglio and I live in NYC. I am a first generation Italian American. My parents came from Sicily in the 1950s. They are from a small town named Canicatti. Unfortunately my grandfather died during WWII and my father does not know how many relatives he really has. Any way it is nice to know that there are a lot of Coniglio's out there who are proud of their Italian heritage.
I have a 9 month old son who is named Angelo after my dad. I hope I can instill some of my Italian upbringing in him.
Bye...... Frank Coniglio
[ The grandparents of my father Gaetano Vincenzo Coniglio were Raimondo Coniglio (born 1805) and Maria Messina of Canicatti! . . . Uncle Ange ]
10/5/2004 12:32:09 EDT
Complimenti per il sito!
Io sono Calcedonio Vaccari e ho 21 anni. Vivo a Serradifalco. Sono pronipote di quel segretario delegato che registrÚ la nascita di Gaetano Vincenzo Coniglio come avete riportato nel sito. Pasquale Vaccari era il padre di mio nonno Calcedonio.
Voglio complimentarmi per il sito creato e per le notizie inserite su Serradifalco, il nostro amato paese. Anche io mi sto interessando di ricercare documenti storici che mi facciano sapere di piý sulla mia famiglia che ha sempre vissuto a Serradifalco.
Io non so se avete ancora parenti a Serradifalco ma apprendo dal sito che la vostra famiglia Ť emigrata negli USA ma del resto parecchie famiglie serradifalchesi. Mi piacerebbe scambiare con voi foto antiche e notizie storiche.
Nella speranza che questa mail vi arrivi e che qualcuno di voi sappia ancora leggere l'italiano, la lingua dei vostri padri e nella speranza che mi rispondiate vi invio cordiali saluti e vi faccio i miei migliori auguri.
Congratulations on the web site!I am Calcedonio Vaccari and I am 21 years old. I live in Serradifalco. I am the great-grandson of the delegated secretary who recorded the birth of Gaetano Vincenzo Coniglio, as you reported on the website. Pasquale Vaccari was the father of my grandfather Calcedonio. I want to compliment you on the site you created and for the news you included about Serradifalco, our beloved village. Also, I am interested in searching historical documents so I may know more about my own family that has always lived in Serradifalco.
I do not know if you still have relatives in Serradifalco, but I learned from the site that your family emigrated to the USA from several Serradifalchese families. I ask that you exchange photos and historical information with me.
In the hope that you receive this mail, and that one of you still reads Italian, the language of your fathers, and that you answer me, I send you cordial greetings and give you my best wishes.Calcedonio Vaccari
05 Oct 2004
it is great that you are getting responses from everywhere.
11:47:28 AM EDT
Hello, my name is Salvatore-Cyril Lo Guasto. I am living in Saint-Etienne, France. I'm 31 years old. My fathers name is Pascal Lo Guasto. My grandfather Salvatore Lo Guasto came from Serradifalco, Caltanissetta, Sicily. He was born in 1907, my grandmother Pasqualina GIUNTA was born in 1913.
I've seen on your site that there were many Lo Guastos in your ancestors. And I am very interested by my origins.
Your site is very complete, have you more information about the Lo Guasto family?
I hope you are able to respond.
From Timothy Alessi:
06 Nov 2004
My father was Anthony Vincent Alessi, his mother was Carmela Alessi. His mom and dad both came from somewhere in Italy. My father had a brother called Joe. They were both born in Hoboken N.J. I thank there fathers name was Antonio Alessi. My sister middle name is Angelina I seen some alessi woman with that name when I was trying to find something out about my family name. I love to meet someone that was kin to my father.... in arkansas alessi name is not common i sometimes get ask if i am in the mob......
22 Nov 2004
Angelo, this is Laurie from your fellow "Tuesday Nighters" at LDS (Church of Latter Day Saints Family History Center). Thank you for showing us your beautiful website! Your ancestors would be proud of your website! I am coming back until I have seen every last page and photo of this site. It takes dedication and commitment and a heart full of love and respect to create such a beautiful place to honour your ancestors. See ya on Tuesday!
A fellow beachcomber from a beach further up Hwy #3!!!!
25 Nov 2004
PerchŤ inserite la mail senza chiedere il permesso? No che io sia contrario a quello che fate ma vi sembra giusto inserire il mio indirizzo e-mail ad uso a abuso di chiunque ne venga a conoscenza tramite il vostro guestbook? Prego gentilmente il Gentilissimo Sig. Coniglio di far in modo di eliminare il mio indirizzo. Nella speranza che questa mia richiesta non venga fraintesa e che ci si continui a scrivere, invio un caloroso saluto da Serradifalco.
Why did you include my e-address without permission? I'm not against your work, but it seems wrong to use my e-mail when anyone using your guestbook can use it. I pray the gentleman Mr. Coniglio to find a way to eliminate my e-address. In the hope that you don't misinterpret this request, and that you continue to write, I send a warm salute from Serradifalco.
TO THE AUTHOR OF THE ABOVE: Please e-mail me at nospam.ConiglioFamily@aol.com and IDENTIFY YOURSELF, and I'll remove your e-mail address from the guestbook. "Uncle Ange"
ALL'AUTORE DEL SUDDETTO: Prego E-mail a me a nospam.ConiglioFamily@aol.com e SI IDENTIFICA e rimuoverÚ il vostro indirizzo di E-mail dal guestbook. "Zio Angelo"
16 Dec 2004
I live in London and my Grandad's name was also Ciro Coniglio, from a little village near Palermo. Contact me and tell me if there's any connection.
25 Dec 2004
Ms.Coniglio - even though she wasnt there too long, she was one of the best teachers we could of ever asked for. We miss u and love you. Raedean Hughes (Clyde-Savannah Student)
03 Jan 2005
My name is Nicholas Coniglio, the son of Stephen and Anna Coniglio. My grandfather Francesco came from Palermo, Sicily in 1911. He opened a Barber Shop in Georgetown, Wash. D. C. I never knew that there were so many Coniglio's. I have a brother Frank Coniglio in Palm Beach, FL.
10 Jan 2005
Hello, My name is Karen Coniglio Gorka. My family is from Fredonia N.Y. My grandparents were Carl and Mary Manzella Coniglio. They had 6 children,Vincent, Joesph, Jesse Sam, Carl, Grace and Angeline.
It was interesting to find your family web site and view pictures of possible ancestors.
[Karen's grandparents emigrated from Valledolmo in 1892.]
From Anna Barca:
26 Jan 2005
Bongiorno a tutta la Famiglia Coniglio.
Abbiamo riconosciuto le fotografie sul vostro sito Web. Mi chiamo Anna Barca sono la nipote di Antonio Coniglio (fratello di Giuseppe et Gaetano). Mia madre e Antonina Coniglio (figlia di Antonio e di Verdone Giuseppina). Paolo e Raimondo Coniglio sono i miei zii ma non sono i figli di Giuseppe ma quelli di Antonio e di Iandolino Antonina. Raimondo Coniglio e la sua famiglia abitano ancora a Serradifalco (Sicilia). Paolo non cŤ piu e morto. E noi siamo in Belgio.
Ci farebbe molto piacere avere una risposta. Potremo mandarvi Ie nostre fotografie. Ci ha fatto molto piacere sapere che ci sta ancora la nostra famiglia in America. A presto.
Goodday to all the Coniglio Family.
I recognized the photos on your website. My name is Anna Barca, I am the granddaughter of Antonio Coniglio (brother of Giuseppe and Gaetano). My mother is Antonina Coniglio (daughter of Antonio, and Giuseppina Verdone). Paolo and Raimondo Coniglio are my uncles, but they are not sons of Giuseppe, but of Antonio and Antonina Landolino. Raimondo Coniglio and his family still live in Serradifalco (Sicily). Paolo is there no more, he died. And we are in Belgium.
It would give me much pleasure to have a response. We could send you our photos. It has made me very happy to know that our family is now in America. I hope to hear from you soon.
15 Jul 2005
Fantastic website Ange - love it all. Your hard work and dedication come shining through. My name is Gloria Raver and I am a greatgranddaughter of Giuseppa Callari and Antonio Greco. They married in Serradifalco, immigrating first to Pittston, PA and then to Rochester, NY. Please feel free to contact me.
[Thank you for the message! You are the first descendant of my great-great aunt Maria di Giugno to contact me. She married Antonio Callari and was the sister of my great-grandmother Angela di Giugno. Maria and Angela were daughters of my great-great-grandparents Leonardo di Giugno and Michela Vella, on my mother's side. According to that, your grandparents were my third cousins, and you and I are "third cousins, twice removed". You can see the di Giugno line at GenCirclescom.]
Viewing your site, I have been able to see the immeasurable love for our village, which gives me immense pleasure, notwithstanding the fact that many years have passed since your parents arrived in America.With sincere esteem, Salvatore Luigi Avarello
email@example.comFinora non avevo mai visto questo sito eppure ho ricercato molte volte la parola Serradifalco tramite i motori di ricerca. Vuol dire che adesso avete maggiore visibilitŗ oppure state diventanto importanti ;-) Ammiro e mi compiaccio del Vostro lavoro per realizzare il sito e del Vostro orgoglio di essere originari di Serradifalco. Bravi davvero e saluti dal paese. Ciao
Until now I had not ever seen this site, even though I have searched for the word Serradifalco many times with search engines. That means that now you have greater visibility or have become important. ; -) I admire and am pleased with your work to set up the site and with your pride of origin in Serradifalco. Good work, indeed, and greetings from the village. Ciao.
04 Sep 2005
Hello, my name is Lee Coniglio. I am 5th generation Coniglio. I live in Seattle, WA. I grew up in Chicago. I have no idea where my family tree is nor do I know where to begin. My wife is a flight attendant for United Airlines and we plan on going to Italy next year in our quest to find where my roots are. Who knows,maybe we are related. Nice web site. Take care.
my name is Simone (03/12/1977), Iím the son of Giuseppa Coniglio, daughter of Giuseppe Coniglio (1879) born in Serradifalco 10/08/1946. My grandpa was married with Anna Fazio (she died in 1993) and they had 9 kids, one died young, but some of them are still alive in Italy.
Carmela (wife of Giuseppe Difrancesco and they live in Serradifalco with three kids, Luigi, Maria Concetta, Sergio)
Angelo (dead, was married with Carmela Fazio with two daughters Anna and Giuseppina)
Gaetano (married w/ Anna, they have two kids, Gaetano and Raimondo)
Raimondo (married twice w/ three kids, Anna Maria, Daniela and a boy)
Giovanni (married with Adriana, they have two kids, Sergio and Stefano)
Rosa (she is dead and she has three boys, Alessandro, Pino and Tommaso)
Giuseppa (married w/ Tiziano Belloi, they have two kids Simone and Massimiliano)
Maria ( she has two kids, Daniela and Andrea)
I have lots of pictures of my Grandma and my momís family, unfortunately I have never met my grandpa but my mom told me lots of stories about him. I actually work and live in US, I recently moved to Los Angeles but I used to live in Chattanooga, TN. Iíd love to get in touch with you people and my mom would love to met her cousins, Iím getting married next year and my parents will come over. If you have any questions, please write me back soon Ö I canít wait to hear from you.
The letter on your newsletter is from my aunt Carmela, my momís sister in Serradifalco, I havenít seen them in years and I hope Iíll get the chance to go back to sicily soon.
I hope you have a great day!
Beloved Coniglio family:
I want to compliment all of you for the creation of the web site, rich with news and edited meticulously. Viewing it and vicariously following the life of my grandfather Giuseppe Coniglio (brother of Gaetano) from his entry point in America to his eventual return to Italy, it is amazing and moving to see documents of the era regarding the list of passengers of those ships (that for many represented hope of a better life).
I am called Peter Latona and I am the eldest son of Gino (Luigi) Latona and Antonia Coniglio (daughter of Giuseppe Coniglio and Anna Fazio, sister of Angelo, Gaetano, Carmela, Maria, Giuseppina, Rose, Giovanni, and Raimondo); I was born on 13 October 1964 in Serradifalco, and live in Caltanissetta since 1988.
I have 2 sisters, Cinzia Maria of 42 years and Monica of 34; and I have also 2 daughters Sandra of 21 years and Simona of 17.
A warm embrace from your far-away cousin. ~ Pietro Latona
Grazie della foto. Ci ha fatto piacere vederla inserita nel suo sito Web.
Ammiriamo il suo attaccamento alla nostra cara terra.
Auguriamo ogni bene a Lei e alla sua famiglia.
Un caloroso abbraccio da Mussomeli.
Anna Maria e Pinuccia.
June 5, 2009
Thank you for the photo. It made us happy to see it on your Web site.
We admire your attachment to our beloved land.
We wish everything good for You and your family.
A warm embrace from Mussomeli.
Anna Maria and Pinuccia.
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