I was very excited to hear from you and would like to share more information. First I will tell you something about me.
I am 68 years old, live in California with my husband. We have three children and five grandchildren. My husband and I have spent extensive time in Italy. For 9 years we went to Italy each year for at least 6 weeks at a time. I spent 4 months there one year. Lucca was where we rented an apartment when we were there, but we also took trips to other parts of Italy. We hope to go back to Italy within the next couple of years but when the dollar is better. It is just too expensive for us now. We have many friends there but not much family (or at least not that we know are family).
I would like it if we can share by e-mail. I can then send you family tree information. I have 2670 individuals in my geneology program and would be happy to share it with you. We (the Gonnella Family here) gathered information and wrote stories that I put together in a book called "One Man's Family". It is the history and heritage of Giovanni as seen and heard through eight generations.
Here is a small portion: Giovanni Gonnella had 2 wives First wife was Domenica - father Cristoforo Gonnella of Barga (She died in 1849, soon after the birth of their son) Son of Domenica and Giovanni was Pietro Is this the line that you come from? We have no information about Pietro other than date of birth. Our information may be incorrect, so I would be interested in what information you have.
Then Giovanni married Teresa Mucci - That's the line that I come from.
What about you? Where do you live? In the United States or Italy?
There is so much more I can tell you if you are interested. My email address is email@example.com. I hope to hear from you soon.