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Archive for August, 2010

Note: I have made corrections to this 2010 blog post and republished it in 2018.

My sister and I will be in Italy soon and will be researching our grandmother’s family in the Abruzzo province.

If anyone out there knows the whereabouts and names of relatives of our great-grandfather Nicola Mezzacappa, we would love to hear from you. Nicola emigrated to the USA in 1909 on the ship Madonna sailing from Napoli. He and his wife had 5 daughters, Anna, Alice, Agnes, Philomena, Ethel.

Anna was our grandmother and was born in Italy in 1904 in Morro D’oro. Anna married Giovanni (John) Pergolini who was originally from Rosburgo (now Roseto degli Abruzzi) and was born in Montepagano in 1895. Anna and John lived in Philadelphia and bore two children, Louise Pergolini Tucker (deceased) and Robert Pergolini.

Would love to hear from anyone with information on the Mezzacappa families  in Italy, USA, Australia, Argentina or any of  the other countries that are home to the Italian diaspora!  Ciao for now…

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This is where I will be posting my upcoming Italy adventures.  If you want you can subscribe to this blog and you’ll get an email each time I post.  Or just check it out on Facebook or Twitter if we are connected in that way.

Speedy and Jose

And here's a nice picture of my cats!

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Tick!  Done today…

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Right. Tickets paid for, language school enrolment complete, backpack sorted and ready to pack, travel-sized toiletries filled, big sister Annie organised, three weeks work left to go.

Still to do, travel insurance…

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