In reply to Ray Parry's message dated 27/10/00. I do not have a great deal of information regarding the Birmingham Taroni's although my father [Alfred Taroni] was of the Birmingham Taroni Stock. Prioir to joiniung the InterNet it was my belief that the UK Taroni's all originated from Birmingham, apparently not! I went to Lake Como around 12 years ago and indeed in one village the Taroni's were 99.9% of the inhabitants. I met a 'Real Live' Taroni who gave me a copy of the Taroni family Coat of Arms and I am willing to send a copy of it if you are interested? However to answere your question I do not know of any connection between the Birmingham Taroni's and the Tyneside Taroni's, I,m still very much trying to find my family connections in Birmingham as my father left home at an early age and joined the British Army and I subsequently travelled around with him and never really got to know my family connections in Birmingham. It is by chance that I now live in North Warwickshire and only about 10 miles from B'ham.Look forward to hearing more form you.