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D'Ambra info

Nancy D'Ambra Schiano (View posts)
Posted: 25 Jun 2003 1:55AM GMT
Classification: Query

My name is Nancy D'Ambra Schiano
My husband and I are taking a trip to Italy and the last two days of my trip will be spent in Ischia, October 3,& October 4,2003.
My grandfather , Antonio D"Ambra and my grandmother ,Maria Christina Impaglazzio D'Ambra came to America with three young children, Stanley, Annunciata and Frank. My grandfathers brother, Phillipe D'Ambra also came to America from Ischia, he was a sea captain and went back and forth from Italy to America many times during his lifetime.
Philippe D'Ambra returned to Ischia in the late 40's and never returned to America. We know he had a family in Italy.
My grandfather spoke many times to me of his life as a young boy in Ischia, fishing for a living.
I would very much like to make contact with some of my relatives that may still be in Ischia.
I know he had a sister Angelina, another sister Loretta, a brother Carmino and his younger brother Vincenzo D'Ambra.
They all came to America and settled in Rhode Island.
My grandfather spoke many times to us of his land that he had left behind. He traveled many times back to Ischia to visit his father and his relatives.
If anyone can help me in my search, I would very much appreciate it.
Thank you
Nancy D'Ambra Schiano

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Francis and Melissa D'Ambra (View posts)
Posted: 1 Nov 2003 2:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Nancy,

I am not exactly sure how you are related to me. I am Francis T. D'Ambra Jr. son of Dr. Francis T. D'Ambra. I live in Manteo, NC with my wife Melissa and three children. You probably know that the late Dr. D'Ambra was the son of Charlie and Regina of Providence. Charlie is the son of Antonio and Maria.

I would be greatly interested in knowing the ancestory of Antonio and Maria when you get back from Ischia. I did hear my dad say that there is a winery in Ischia which carries the name Casa D'Ambra. These people are supposed to be directly related to Antonio. God bless you in your quest!

Francis D'Ambra Jr.

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Nancy D'Ambra Schiano (View posts)
Posted: 1 Nov 2003 3:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Francis,
Great to hear from you.
Your dad and I are first cousins. I met you at your dad's wake and your grandmothers wake who was my Aunty Regina.
My dad, Joseph and your grandfather Charlie are brothers.
My dad passed away last year and your grandfather is the last child living of my grandfather Antonio and my grandmother Maria Impaglazzio D'Ambra.
I spoke to your aunt Marie before I left for Ischia. She gave me the address of one of your relatives on your grandmothers side. ( Luigi D'Ambra) As you know they were related to your grandmothers mother who also was a D'Ambra.
I only spent 2 days in Ischia. I had a car accident. This family was great to me.
As far as the winery, they do not attest to the fact that any of their family ever came to America. ( Tough to believe.)
My grandfather, your great grandfather had a brother Francesco. He named one of his children after him. His first three children were born in Ischia. I could go on and on.
I know your dad wrote a book and that he did a great deal of research on our heritage. Do you have it?
I have many great memories of your dad, as we were raised together in Providence as young children and spent many Sundays at our grandfathers beach in Longmeadow,Warwick,RI.
Sometime I can share funny experiences we shared growing up.
Great to hear from you
cousin Nancy D'Ambra Schiano & Family

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Nancy D'Ambra Schiano (View posts)
Posted: 9 Nov 2003 2:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Francis& Melissa
Did you receive my reply(November 1st) to your questions that you emailed me about your dad? I will be happy to hear from you. I'm sure that is a lot more info I can share with you.
Take care
Cousin Nancy D'Ambra Schiano

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Posted: 26 Apr 2004 3:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: D'Ambra, Impaglazzio, Sciolto
You are related to my boyfriend! His grandfather's grandmother was Maria Christina and his mother was Annunziata (Nancy)! Annunziata married Vito Sciolto. You seem to have more information than we do--I'd appreciate if you could email me and let me know what you have related to them and I'll try to fill in any blank spots you may have.

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Nancy D'Ambra Schiano (View posts)
Posted: 26 Apr 2004 3:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Dorinne,
Yes I am related to your boyfriend. His grandfather, Anthony Sciolto is my first cousin. I am named after his mother, Annunziata. My grandfather, Antonio D'Ambra lived with me for twelve and one half years before his death.
My grandmother Maria Christina Impalazzio D'Ambra died in the 1938 hurricaine in Longmeadow where she had a summer home.
I just came back from the island of Ischia and am planning to go back this coming autumn.
Yes I probably can fill in a lot of blanks for you as I have wonderful memories of my grandfather Antonio D' Ambra and his family.I speak with your boyfriends grandfather every so often. He is my first cousin.
He is a great person!
If you would like more info I would be glad to help you if I can. We are blood relatives.
Warm regards
Nancy D'Ambra Schiano

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Posted: 7 Sep 2008 1:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dambra

My son in law is the son of Ann Dambra Yetton, and her grandparents are the same as your boyfriends. I have tried to contact Nancy and the e-mail doesn't work. Did you ever get in touch with her and did you get any family information? I'd love to get as much as possible and if there are any family photos, I'd love to have access to those (scanned if possible).

Would love to hear from you,
Rachel Williams

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Posted: 7 Sep 2008 1:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dambra

Did you ever hear back from Dorrine or Nancy regarding the Dambra connection? I've been trying for a while to contact either of them to no avail.

Rachel Williams

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Posted: 7 Sep 2008 1:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dambra

My son-in-law is related to you through Ann Christine Dambra, grand daughter of Antonio and Maria Christina Impaglazzio. Do you have information on this family or photos of this family? I'm trying to get information for Ann and wondered if you could help us. Ann and her husband Dana are going to Ischia this coming week and had hoped to get information that would help them track down family.

There is family tradition that perhaps their Dambra's lived in Forio, on the island of Ischia. Do you know any information about this?

I have seen NO photos of this family. Are there photos available?

Would love to hear back from you,
Rachel Williams

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Posted: 11 Jun 2011 8:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
You said your grandmother died in the 38 hurricane
my fathers aunt died in that hurricane
it was told to me she wouldn't leave her house and drowned
is this the same person
I believe an uncle died along with her
my fathers name was edward d'ambra
his father was vincent and mother was florence delsesto d'ambra
are we related
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