I just found Phil's site and thus this message board over the holidays and can relate to so much of the info that has been covered. It has all been very informative and most interesting. Thanks to you all! My husband, Dominic, was born in Roseto Valfortore in 1951 and moved with his family to Canada in 1952. We visited beautiful Roseto twice with our children, treasure visits to savour, but unfortunately at that time we were not heavily into our "roots". We have just begun, we are new at this, jsut learning, and I have a fair amount of info from his mother but of course will continue further. Have not noticed our names here other than in relation to Rev. Nicolino Goduto (first cousin to my husband's father) who passed away in the Fall of 2002, so thought I would say hello and let others know our research names. If any one else is interested in these names I would like to hear from you.
Had a brief correspondence with Phil who gave some helpful suggestions which proved most useful - thank you Phil.
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada