Giovanni Masi married Rosalia Lopes (b. 1750-5/22/1830).They wer married in Piana dei Greci (Now Piana degli Albanesi).Their children were: *Sebastiano b. 1776 **Anna b. 1777 Maria b. 1814 Natale b. 1785 Concetta b. 1800
** Anna b. 1777-10/4/1857 married Giorgio LO GRECO *Sebastiano b. 1776 married Antonina FUSCO To them were born: *Giovana 9/15/1823 Rosalia 1812 Maria 1814 Matteo Giovanni 11/1817 Petronilla Giuseppa 6/28/1820 Giovanni 11/9/1825 Vita 4/8/1827 Giachina 4/5/1828 Giuseppa Maria 1831 Giorgio 1833 Giovanni 1835
*Giovana Masi b. 1823 married Vincenzo PETTA (b. 1/21/1821-- the son of Nicolo PETTA and Mattia Di Giorgio) on 1/7/1839.
All the above events took place in Piana.
I have a database with 2700 related names. Some of the names include:PETTA, BALSAMO, RANDAZZO, RUSSO..many from the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area..if your Italian/Arberesh side is smaller, perhaps you could send me some of the surnames you are interested in??? Alioto Alberti Amato Balsamo Biancuzzo Bova Bua Bruzina Cianciolo Corso Cuffari Cusimano Di Giorgio Fratto Genovese Genuisi Gusmano Jannettto LaMilia Leone Maglio Masi Mordini Pedriana Petta Randazzo Riccepito Russo Scaffidi Scibetta Trupiano Valenza Verdina Vermilyea Vicari
These are the major surnames in my database...hope this helps. Are you a member of P.O.I.N.T.? It stands for "Pursuing Our Italian Names Together". I have been a member for 4 years and it has been very helpful to me. They also have local chapters and meetings which are called "Pointers in Person"(PIP). There is a PIP meeting in Milwaukee at 11:00AM at the Italian Community Center. I am taking my dad with me this time. Annually the POINT group publishes a directory with the names of people who are researching, their addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses (what ever way the wish to be contacted). This directory is set up to cross research by surname, and town of origin. Quarterly, they publish a small magazine which I find veryinteresting..lots of culture and heritage.
Again, hope I have been helpful. Looking forward to hearing from you, Susan firstname.lastname@example.org
My RANDAZZO line is related to the TERRASI line which settled in Maturin, Venezuela.
Susan PETTA-Nokes currently at: email@example.com (Family crisis) home e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Page: http://www2.tscnet.com/~snokeshttp://www2.tscnet.com/~snokes (needs to be updated with the past 18 months of info, but you might find it interesting)