Wondering if anyone can help me find my roots?
I don't know much about them and they are a dying breed.
My grandfather (VINCENZO FAILLA) left Sicily Italy when my father was just born. The story goes he went to the shop to buy a packet of cigarettes and ended up in Australia. He end up settling in Emerald Victoria. Does this ring a bell with anyone?
My grandfather was married to a CONCETTINA who had 3 sons (CROCE, CARMELO & ? WHO DIED) and 1 daughter (MARGHARETTA?). The two sons migrated to Australia when they were older.
My father is Carmelo (now deceased). My uncle CROCE is still a living relative.
Can anyone help?
Thank you in anticipation.
my grandfather giuseppe failla and your grandfather vincenzo were first cousins. i live in melbourne. do you have twin cousins named maria and connie, if so my mum went to school with them at mercy college in coburg
can u help me?im searching for cetty failla.
All the names you mention are well known here in Melbourne, one correction though, the birth town of all the Failla's you speak of is Licodia Eubea in the province of Catania in Sicily, Italy.
I know several Vincenzo Failla, one from the Emerald area although now he lives closer to downtown in Coburg. he was a potato farmer from Gembrook, he would be about 70 years old now, he is a cousin of my late fathers. The name Croce Failla, is also well known to me as I personally knew him, although he passed away some years ago now, he would have been born on or about 1933 like my father Giuseppe. My father's mothers name was Margherita, although she was a Zappulla. A bit of my family history, my grandad was Paolo, one of seven siblings, he fought in WW1, and migrated to Australia during the big migration boom in the 60's. My father was the first of his family to migrate to Australia, in 1952, and laid the paving blocks that allowed the rest of the clan to come here. He had three brothers Santo (still alive in Licodia although suffering from dementia), Francesco (Ciccio) and Mario, all deceased now.
Anyway I would be pleased to help you trace anyone if you give me more details.
Sebastian (Sam) Failla
I think you and I went to Geoghegan College Broadmeadows in 85 and 86. I am sorry to have diverted from your geneology search but I wanted to get in touch with other Geoghenites. Anyway, I fondly remember our friendship and was wondering if you kept in touch with other Geoghegan folks.
I live in the United States and am happily married with 2 boys.
I hope you are the Antoinette I used to have HDS with with Moira.
hallo my name is margherita i'm from germany but mum was from licodia eubea.my grandmother was a failla,too.
i hope you can help me,i search my parents my uncle is sebastiano failla and his husband carmela.i have 4 cousins the name is sara,maria ,margherita and nina failla.all 4 are married. his father and mother are died. can you help me i can't write good in english please send me email if you knew this people.
I am Croce Failla's grandchild.
Please contact me via email. firstname.lastname@example.org