Hello everyone. This is a revisted version of the letter:
Dear (name inserted here)
My name is Lisa Gooley (maiden name Russo). I live in the United States. I amcurrently in the process of researching my family history and found your address listed on an Italian Phone Directory Web site.
If you could take a moment to review the information below to see if any of the names correlate with those of your family, I would be eternally grateful.
My Great Grandfather:
My Great Grandmother
My Grandfather (Tomasso & Cristina's son):
Carminantonio Russo ( born Feb 15, 1891 - 1959 )
Maria Michelina Scialla (Carminantonio's wife - Daughter of Giovanni Scialla and Giovanna Ferrara of Casagiove) She was born in 1894 or 1896.
They had two sons.
Thomas was born in 1922 and died in 1941
John Joseph Russo was born in 1924 and died in 1974 (my father)
Massimino Russo born in Montesarchio July 4 1881
Massimino's siblings: Guissepe lived on Mulberry Street in NY.
Luigi Russo at 2043 First Avenue, NY
Giovanni B. Russo (1873-1953)
Rosina (maiden name Acompora).
Massimino's children: Gregorio, Anna, Susie (Asunta), Edward and Herman.
If any of this information seems familiar - please contact me - I will be anxiously awaiting your reply.
Dear Lisa have you given any thought to revising a form letter to accomodate the contents of your letter. If you go to www.mangeruca.com and under letters to a "potential relative" you might find it not so difficult as you might imagine.....=Peter=