this is also the family I have just started researching!! I am the sister-in-law of Maria Champion (nee POLETTI) daughter of Viviano POLETTI and Nina (nee Nicolia). Viviano came out to Australia from Busano, Reggio Nell Emilia (sorry about the spelling!!) I believe in early 1956. I have located the arrival and departure documents for Viviano's brother Giacomo from the NAA in March 1956 and left in Oct 1961.
Viviano came out to work with his uncle, your grandfather, Pietro Giovanni POLETTI and so since Viviano's dad and Pietro were brothers, have concluded that (obviously) both were sons of Domenico and Angelina POLETTI. Have only been on this track for a week, so the whole Italian research is new to me (I note though the IGI has lots of Poletti entries but for areas OTHER than Reggio Nell Emilia.)
Since your original email was dated 1999, I am wondering if you have been able to get any further since then ?? (I don't want to duplicate anything unnecessarilly).
If I read your email correcly, Maria Rosa and Pietro were cousins?? Sounds like Poletti is quite a populous name in the northern areas of Italy...is itpossible there is a south Tirol/Austrian connectionfurther back??
Would LOVE to be in contact, and try attacking the research together!!
My direct email is firstname.lastname@example.org
I am gusessing you may be related to Tsia Rea?? (my spelling is appalling..sorry!!
Hope to hear from you
Greensborough, Victoria, Australia