Arbëreshë comunities

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Arbëreshë comunities

Postby KrazyZia » 26 Dec 2007, 04:33

Hello -

I'm wondering if anyone has information on Albanian Italian history. I've read a little on Wiki, but I'd like more information. I tried Barnes & Noble for history books, but didn't like what I found. Does anyone have any other resources?

Link to Wiki Arbereshe Info:Wikipedia

My family history could be linked with the Albanian Italians as my relatives reside in Casalvecchio Di Puglia, Foggia.

Thank You!

- Joanna
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= Researching Brunetti, D'Aloia, Delfanti, & Milani Family Names. Casalvecchio Di Puglia, & other Arbëreshë communities.
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Re: Arbëreshë comunities

Postby PeterTimber » 26 Dec 2007, 05:13

One such history as it relates to Albanians in Southern Italy is found at www.initaly.com/regions/ethnic/arberesh.htm maybe of interest to you. =Peter=
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Re: Arbëreshë comunities

Postby Cathynap » 26 Dec 2007, 16:53

I have a page about the Abereshe on my website (although it is not finished yet) here http://www.calabriangenealogy.com/aberesh.html
But the best resource (which I have linked on my site) is here:
http://www.omda.bg/imir/studies/alban_id11.html
If anyone comes across information on Abereshe names, I would appreciate the information. There are some names in my family tree that could be abereshe but I just don't know.
Thanks.
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Re: Arbëreshë comunities

Postby pink67 » 26 Dec 2007, 20:24

I found this very interesting, but ... :( it's in Italian...
You can find lots of links to the others arbereshe sites:

http://www.arealocale.it/default.asp?ac ... cle&ID=168

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Re: Arbëreshë comunities

Postby PeterTimber » 26 Dec 2007, 20:44

Another website of interest is www.arbereshe.uit/home.html. =Peter=
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Re: Arbëreshë comunities

Postby Cathynap » 26 Dec 2007, 20:45

Great link Laura! I found this link there about Abereshe from Maida. Give it a second to load and you will hear an Abereshe song. Very interesting. Thanks again Laura.
http://digilander.libero.it/vjna/
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Re: Arbëreshë comunities

Postby PeterTimber » 26 Dec 2007, 20:51

sorry for the typo...www,arbereshe.it/home.html and then go to the second link on the left for all the towns and most of the largest collction of arberesh surnames in Italy.=Peter=
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Re: Arbëreshë comunities

Postby Cathynap » 26 Dec 2007, 21:21

Thank you so much Peter. You have no idea how long I have been searching for surnames! An excellent resource!
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Re: Arbëreshë comunities

Postby misbris » 26 Dec 2007, 21:26

Don't know if you guys saw this post from last week.

http://www.italiangenealogy.tardio.com/ ... =8269.html
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Re: Arbëreshë comunities

Postby PeterTimber » 26 Dec 2007, 21:56

Yes I did but it didn;'t seem relevant to the poster who was asking for something more specific and right up front, =Peter=
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Re: Arbëreshë comunities

Postby Cathynap » 27 Dec 2007, 03:36

I forgot this site. They have Abereshe documents but the site is in Spanish.
http://www.members.tripod.com/abodily/p ... togen.html
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