2003 Guestbook



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Greetings to all and happy new year.

I just found your site. Several families originating from Losinj were and still are established here. To name a few, Loverich, Cosulich, Martinolich, Antoncich, Tarabochia (SanSego), Rarecich, Svornich, Mirkovich.
Sincerely,
Gary

Gary Loverich <gloverich@oceanspar.com>
Bainbridge Island, Washington USA - Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 17:41:22 (MST)


Sono un americano e non parlo molto italiano, ma preferisco scrivere in questa lingua perche la considero la piu bella del mondo.

Soltanto voglio dirvi come mi e piacciuto il suo website. Ho potuto trovare le parole di qualche canzoni italiani che non trovavo molto tempo fa. Grazie per tenerlo.

Z. Peter Mitchell <zpmboca@aol.com>
Bronx, NY USA - Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 17:14:32 (MST)


Happy Holidays to all Istrians!

Sretno!

Diane Zupicic <dz227@hotmail.com>
Montreal, QC Canada - Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 20:40:59 (MST)


A tutti i Capodistriani sparsi per il mondo voglio Augurare Buon Anno e se leggete questa lettera fatemi sapere chi siete ho sempre piacere ricevere vostre notizie
Antonio Steffe USA.

To all the people from Capodistria disperse around the world I Wish all of you a Happy new Year and if you read this letter let me know who you are ,it is nice to have news from person from the home town.
Happy New Year to all.
Antonio Steffe USA

Antonio Steffe <effets@aol.com>
Gladstone , Missouri Clay - Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 17:54:07 (MST)


WISHING ALL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, TRIESTE, MONFALCONE, SLOVENIA, MONTONA, CALDIER, GOLUBICI, LIVADE, LUBIANI, PIRELICI, PORTOLE, RESARI,FLEGHI, STANZIA FLEGO(SAN BORTOLO), PISINO, ABBAZIA, AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND, GERMANY, CANADA & AUSTRALIA A VERY MERRY CHIRSTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

AUGURIAMO UN BUON NATALE E FELICE ANNO NUOVO A TUTTI ISTRIANI NEL MONDO

VIVA L'ISTRIA!!!!!

LINETTE,NELO,BRUNA(FLEGO),GIANNI E MARIE BASIACO

LINETTE BASIACO <linettebasiaco@wxc.com.au>
MELBOURNE, VICTORIA AUSTRALIA - Monday, December 29, 2003 at 01:50:33 (MST)


Svim ISTRIANIMA u Istri, kao i sirom svijeta, zelimo sretne blagdane, kao i sve najbolje u Novoj Godini 2004-oj!! Istriani grada Calgary, a posebno Ivo i Lina Puhalj.
Lina Puhalj <lpuhalj@primus.ca>
CALGARY, ALBERTA CANADA - Saturday, December 27, 2003 at 08:38:29 (MST)


Poveri Istriani...sempre SCHIAVI

God bless you all!

Ive Kalcic <asempre@hotmail.com>
Toronto, Canada - Friday, December 26, 2003 at 01:57:55 (MST)


 

Marisa Ciceran
New York City (Manhattan), NY USA - Thursday, December 25, 2003 at 00:00:00 (EST)


I am from the US, but working in Europe. I first visited Istria in 2000, and immediately decided to make a home there. My dream has finally been realised and I will spend my first day in my new [old-1838]house tomorrow - Christmas Day.

I wish to thank you for all the hard work you have put into this website, as it will help me gain a deeper knowledge of Istria - its history and culture.

Michael Stechow

Michael Stechow
Momjan/Momiano, Croatia - Wednesday, December 24, 2003 at 07:57:12 (MST)


Mi unisco al coro di auguri in arrivo da tutto il pianeta per i cari frequentatori e organizzatori di questo sito internet magnifico, utile, sincero, coraggioso.

Carissimi amici ISTRIANI il mio augurio e' per voi specialmente per chi in questo giorno di festa sarŕ lontano dai propri cari, per chi e' in difficoltŕ economiche, per chi deve portare la croce della malattia.

Vi lascio un piccolo pensiero di un Frate italiano mancato all'affetto del mondo una decina di anni fa: David Maria Turoldo.

"Il mio re e' nato in una stalla; non ha mai fondato eserciti, non ha mai portato armi. Ha detto: che tutti si amino e siano una cosa sola. Dove l'umanita' e' unita. La' e' il suo regno."

Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo 2004.
Sretan Bozic i Nova Godina 2004
Merry Christmast and Happy New Year 2004

PRODAN Dario <dario@akura.net>
Torino, Italia - Wednesday, December 24, 2003 at 05:25:02 (MST)


Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!!!
Love Mikaela

Mikaela Glavinic <mikaelaglavinic@hotmail.com>
Stockholm, Sweden - Wednesday, December 24, 2003 at 04:33:11 (MST)


Hi Everyone. My daughter and I just came across this site. It's nice to know so many Istriani are all over the world. I was born in Gomila, Grisingana Feb. 12/1937. Came to Canada March 1957 and settled in Brampton, ON. Married in 1960 to Argelia Altin from Altini, Grisingana, Istria. We've been wintering in Florida for the last 10 years. Recently, Argelia passed away in Englewood Florida. We have friends and family in Trieste.

I want to thank my cousins in Trieste for their love and support during this difficult time. I would also like to hear from anyone we knew, especially from Trieste.

Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2004.

Ermenegildo Giugovaz <sdegliangeli@hotmail.com>
Brampton, Ontario Canada - Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at 17:42:10 (MST)


Un Buon Natale a tutti ed un anno nuovo felice in particolare a tutte le comunita Istro-Giuliano-Dalmate

Giuseppe Ritschl <giuseppe221@supereva.it>
Senigallia, Italia Senigallia - Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at 15:12:12 (MST)


Sretan i blagoslovljen Bozic kao i uspjesnu Novu 2004 Godinu zelim svim istarskim hrvatima kako u domovini tako i izvan nje.

Lučano Božac <lucasino@hotmail.com>
MISS., ONT: CND. - Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at 11:50:31 (MST)


Sretan i blaboslovljen Bozic kao i uspjesnu Novu 2004 Godinu zelim svim istarskim hrvatima kako u domovini tako i izvan nje.

Lučano Božac <lucasino@hotmail.com>
MISS., ONT: CND. - Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at 11:49:43 (MST)


Ho appena scoperto questo bel sito,per il quale faccio i miei complimenti agli organizzatori.Non pensavo che ci fossero in giro per il mondo ancora tanti Istriani e discendenti che sentono il richiamo di questa nostra bellissima terra!

Colgo l'occasione per fare i miei piu' fervidi auguri di Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo a tutti gli Istriani, in particolare a quelli della zona di Sicciole,Parezzago e dintorni (Comune di Pirano).

I have just discovered this beautiful site,on which I congratulate organizers.I did not think that so many Istrians and descendents still feel the call of this very beautiful land of ours!

I take the chance to wish Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2004 to all Istrians,in particular to the ones form Sicciole,Parezzago and the surrounding area (Comune of Pirano).

Giorgio Ledovini <gio.ledo@tiscalinet.it>
Trieste, Italy - Friday, December 19, 2003 at 00:00:12 (MST)


Vorei inviare tanti sinceri auguri per un Buon Natale e un felice Anno Nuovo a tutti Istriani per mondo, ma specialmente a tutti nostri parenti e amici in Caldier, Zumesco, Montona, Pisino, Pola, Trieste, Australia, Sweden, America e Canada.

Mandiamo tanti auguri per le Feste a Giovanina e Elvio Mocibob (Sweden). Abbiamo provato mandare una e-mail a voi, ma non va oltre. Proveremo ancora.

Gabriella Bencic e famiglia

Gabriella Bencic <bencic@sympatico.ca>
Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada - Saturday, December 13, 2003 at 07:23:45 (MST)


Srecan Bozic
i
Novo Leto!!!

Bravo! such wonderful additions to the site this holiday season. memories of the food and songs from my great grandmother......stories

peace to all in the new year.
happy holidays from america!

always searching for long lost family: 

Vesselizza, Veselica, Milavec

from southern istria, pula, albona, st. martin, plomin, fianona

joseph reichenbach <thecoconuts@aol.com>
amityville, new york usa - Tuesday, December 02, 2003 at 17:30:59 (MST)


PUNO POZDRAVI I SVETAN BOZIC I NOVO LITO 2004 ZELI >> vittorio ( TOIO ) ISTRIAN <<< BOH SVIMA ISTRIANIMA PO SVITU !!!! I NAPRIT EH!! >>CIAO<< W.ISTRIA

TOIO
trieste, italy - Tuesday, December 02, 2003 at 13:50:49 (MST)


You've done it again Marisa Ciceran!!! Thank you for the lovely addition for the holidays, Holiday Menu.

Wishing you and your Mom a wonderful Christmas and a very healthy and happy New Year.

Happy Holidays to all from NYC!

Daniela Liubicich Massa <dmnyc119@aol.com>
New York , NY USA - Sunday, November 30, 2003 at 06:42:24 (MST)


Un saluto a tutti Istriani.

Felice Gabbiano <felicegabbiano@yahoo.com>
Pozzuoli, Italia - Friday, November 28, 2003 at 19:43:27 (MST)


Ringrazio sentitamente tutti coloro che hanno risposto alla mia richiesta per informazioni su Rita Pietrafesa e suo fratello Nello Steffe'.

Mettendo assieme diverse informazioni ricevute ho havuto successo e ho ora sono in contatto.
Ringraziando Antonio Steffe'

Antonio Steffe <effets@aol.com>
Gladstone, mo USA - Saturday, November 15, 2003 at 07:17:20 (MST)


Puno pozdrava svim Istrijanima po svijetu !!
Poseban pozdrav Olgi Beletić iz Umaga, koja
Živi negdje u Americi od ?kolske kolegice.

Živi nam bili !!

Tatjana Trobec <Trobec@siol.net>
Ljubljana, Slovenia - Friday, November 14, 2003 at 13:45:29 (MST)


My fathers name is Vittorio Cottiga. born san Botol, Montana in 1919.Had 3 brothers and 4 sisters served in world war 2 regiment artillery 202. division 28 october. taken p.o.w. Bardia 1942 sent to England. married Enlish girl Gweneth Parry in 1947 and then settled in England.I would just like to know if anyone from that area remembers or knows of him. He is 84yrs old now and still very active and I am sure would be delighted if someone from 'the old days' got in touch. please e-mail me, his daughter and I will pass any information on.

maria hendry
england - Monday, November 10, 2003 at 08:01:45 (MST)


Hi everybody. I founded this site during my heraldry research and i think is cool.
If someone can tell me where i can find more information about my surname history, please write me.

Marco Radossevich
Macerata, MC ITALY - Saturday, November 08, 2003 at 03:01:32 (MST)


Sono un Capodistriano e chiedo se qualcuno ha notizie di NELLO STEFFE mio amico di infazia che ho saputo ebbe un infarto pochi mesi fa. Sua sorella e sposata e vive nei dintorni di New York credo il cognome dopo sposata e RITA PIETRAFESA. Sarei molto grato di avere loro notizie. Ringraziando anticipatamente 

Saluto tutti gli Istriani. Antonio Steffe.

Antonio Steffe
Glastone, mo USA - Friday, November 07, 2003 at 06:32:06 (MST)


Angelo Lettich married Maria Budinich. Lussingrande. Eleven children: Stefano, Antonio, Angelo, Mary - Michle Argentin , Puntaloni, Italy married Domenica Morin. Children: Victor, Nicola, Matteo- Lussinpicolo. Victor born 1880. Daughter Domenica born Lussinpicolo 1911 married Antonio Lettich.

If you are a Lettich or Argentin or know of this family name I would like to here from you.

Christina Zimmermann

Christina Lettich Zimmermann
Tobyhanna, Pa US - Monday, October 27, 2003 at 20:23:52 (MST)


Bon Giorno, Dobar Dan,

I have jsut discovered this site, and I am fascinated by all the information you have collected. I just returned from San Francisco where I had dinner at Albona, Ristorante Istriano. (545 Francisco Street 415-441-1040 if anyone is interested) I have always enjoyed the food there, but this meal was special -- Mr. Viscovi, the proprietor, related much of his family history in Istria and indicated that his family name is. Romanian. After visiting this site, it all makes sense now. Thank you.

Ed

Ed King
Columbia, MD USA - Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 19:42:00 (MDT)


I am seeking any information or relation to my surname DIMINIC. All I know is my father's name was ANGELO and there might be some family now residing in New York (MARIO). Please, ANYTHING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING!!

JACQUELINE DIMINICH (DAKI DIMINIC)
las vegas, nevada united states - Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 12:38:59 (MDT)


It's nice to see a website on Istria. My grand parents were both of them born in Pula. I'm actually looking for family links with them all around the world because i'm sure that my sister and I have a lot of cousins or maybe just someone who have heard about the story of the Nacinovich, as it seems that we are present everywhere, but we know nobody ! Isn't it a shame ?

My grand mother was formerly named Pustianaz if it can helps.
Thanks for your future answers.

C. Nacinovich
dublin, Ireland - Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 10:37:08 (MDT)


C o m p l i m e n t i
per la sezione delle cartoline storiche dell'istria.

Un ottimo lavoro a disposizione di tutti, compresi gli istriani delle nuove generazioni.

Grazie e state bene

Dario PRODAN
Torino, italia - Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 05:34:19 (MDT)


This is wonderful that I finally found a website about only Istria without involving Croatia. I think that it is very important that the Istrian culture is viewed and seen by fellow Istrians and that our culture is passed down for many generations to come.

Joseph <wktuny04@yahoo.com>
Albuquerque, New Mexico USA - Sunday, October 05, 2003 at 15:36:52 (MDT)


Great site, I too! agree...

I also ask, in case any one knows, about my own forbears. I understand that my family name Babich may (this is unclear) be a result of a second marriage and that the original name was Miklovich (or Mihailovich or what have you). Grandfather was Thomislav Tihomil Andreja Babich, sister Mildred, Mother Anja. Emmigrated to San Francisco and thence to NYC. Further clues would be cool.

Thanks Babette Babich Strong

Babette E. Babich <Babich@fordham.edu>
New York, NY USA - Friday, October 03, 2003 at 19:51:31 (MDT)


Lip pozdrav svim mojim Pazinjanima i svim dragim Istrijanima doma i okolo po svitu...
Kuraja

Lorena
lorena <lorenahrvatin@hotmail.com>
Palo Alto (San Francisco), CA USA - Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at 19:56:35 (MDT)


My family tree is growing, trying to fill in missing pieces and learn more about my family history. My Great Grandafather Matthew (Matea) Veselitza came from Albona, Istria. born 1881 his father was Matthew & mother was Domenica Bucich.

Looking to find relatives still there, and corespond with them. Surname spelled: VESELICA, VESSELIZA, VESELITZA.

This site is the best!

Joseph <thecoconuts@aol.com>
amityville, new york usa - Friday, September 12, 2003 at 20:23:48 (MDT)


CAIO I LIVE IN LODI CA

JOE LUIGI LINARDON <JOELINARDON@YAHOO.COM>
LODI, CA USA - Thursday, September 11, 2003 at 21:33:52 (MDT)


My Mother, Mary Nacinovich, daughter of Joe and Lucy Nacinovich, grew up in Manhattan on 417 W. 19th St. Would like to contact Anthony Bucich. Is there an e-mail address for him?

Katherine Peper <getwetscuba@aol.com>
Palm Springs, CA USA - Monday, September 08, 2003 at 10:35:46 (MDT)


Moj dide bio e od Zezevica Donja.
Family: Kalajzic Maximiliano, Santic Ive, Cikes Ana, Cikes Ivan, Trogerlic, Zaric, Pejkovic, Kovacevic

Adriana Kalaizich (Kalajzic) <adrikalaizich@email.com>
Rosario, Santa Fe Argentina - Saturday, September 06, 2003 at 07:57:48 (MDT)


I am visiting Istria, (Medulin) in early October and dont know what clothes to pack. Please would you tell me what the weather could be like.

Maggie Leonard <MMAL53@aol.com>
London, Kent UK - Friday, September 05, 2003 at 12:16:44 (MDT)


Looking for antecedents or descendents, outside New Zealand, of Giorgio Gasparich
See Website: http://www.geocities.com/tony_gasparich/

Tony Gasparich <tony.gasparich@xtra.co.nz>
Auckland, Auckland New Zealand - Monday, September 01, 2003 at 16:38:05 (MDT)


Zelim napisati na ovom siteu da sam ponosna sto sam iz Istre, da je posebno PONOSAN ISTRIJAN bio moj nono koji je prije 2 mjeseca naglo umro, rodjeni Pazinjan, njegovu ISTRU je volio vise od sebe, zato, nono hvala za sve, hvala sto si postojao i postojis u mojim mislima, VOLIM TE !!!

In memoriam, ANDJELO MATIC 1937. - 2003.

Katja <katja@finline.hr>
Umag, - Saturday, August 30, 2003 at 04:12:11 (MDT)


Greetings from Germany - Guido

Guido <guido3@hotmail.com>
- Friday, August 29, 2003 at 07:59:32 (MDT)


Bon Giorno.

I am interested in visiting Piran(o) in December, and I would arrive in Venezia aeropuerto. Can anybody tell me where I can buy a train ticket from Venezia to Trieste, and how much it costs?

Also, does anybody have information on the bus or train from Trieste to Piran(o)? I have looked on some websites, but they were not very useful.

Thank you very much,
Lawrence Pettener

Lawrence Pettener <lawrence@g2gm.com>
Bristol, Avon England - Thursday, August 28, 2003 at 14:30:38 (MDT)


Relatives Search:

My grand granddady and grandmather were born in the year 1902 and 1901 in "San pietro dell`amata", Comuna di Pirano, Provincia di Istria. Their surnames are

"Sikur - Gazic"
"Gorella - De bernardis"

In the year 1924 they emigrated to Argentina

We would like to contact someone that explain me the actual situation of this region know.
Were are searching for our family in the world. I would be pleased if someone contact me so I could understand the real situation of trieste now in the world.

Thanks in advance. Greets from argentina

Martin

Martin Rivero <riveromartin@fibertel.com.ar>
Buenos Aires, Argentina. - Tuesday, August 26, 2003 at 21:12:24 (MDT)


Subotu i nedelju son se propio diverti. Subotu smo imeli jenu velu festu of fisarmoniki vodeka blizu mene va Cotati (Cotati accordion festival) . Tu je bilo preko miljor ljudi i blizu pedeset sopci s fisarmonikami. Jedon najpoznati je be Steve Balic i njegova orkestra (njegovi parenti so bili od Dubrivnika). Jena druga orkestra su bili neki slovenci. Oni su oba sopli za tanac pak smo ja i zena toncali tuta forza. Muzika je bila kako poli nas kad son doma va Istrije tonca.

Nedelju smo sli na Italian-American piknik tamo va Silicon Valley (Atherton). Tamo smo nosli nase Istriane i Dalmatince. Smo anke imeli jenega dobrega kantadora od Napoli ka je kanto kako Andrea Bocelli. Son ake kupi njegoh CD, tako je be dobar.

Jes je bilo joko dobro. Smo imeli jenu velu bisteku, trukinju, salatu, pazula, i ake sake fozi dolci i kafe. Neki je donesa vina , biru i anke rakiju, pa smo to jali i pili do sita. Kad smo finili to jes, neki ljudi so oteli igrat bingo pa je to be senjol za nas za poc doma. Va drugi mesec ceju imet Toscana veceru i tanac pak cemo poc i to videt.

pino <pino.golja@afc.com>
Petaluma, California - Monday, August 25, 2003 at 15:42:13 (MDT)


Trying to locate information on antecedents
Please check out website

Tony Gasparich <tony.gasparich@xtra.co.nz>
Orewa, Auckland New Zealand - Saturday, August 23, 2003 at 22:52:30 (MDT)


Ciao Istrijani celega svita. Saka cas sen ki se trudiju da ovaj site bude aktivan i da moremo doznat o nase lipe Istre. Samo jena stvar ca malo seka, mi se para da bi bilo lipo da je malo vise nasega, domacega zajika a ne samo engleski. Tr va Istre se engleski nanke ne govori a va drugu ruku, site je za Istrijani a i oni ki ne govoriju po nasi, mogli bi se tako navadit kakovu besedu. Se nadjan da cemo va napred vidit vise nase besedu... bi bilo jako lipo. Boh i drzite se dobro. 

Eric <eric12672@yahoo.com>
NYC, NY USA - Tuesday, August 19, 2003 at 07:37:53 (MDT)

 


Hi, I am married to a Croatian and would like to know if there are any relatives of his on the computer I would like to correspond with and hear about the country from.
Adele

adele ugricich <delrich05@aol.com>
Poughkeepsie, NY USA - Friday, August 15, 2003 at 15:58:16 (MDT)


I just recently discovered that my Grandfather (Giovanni Poropat) emigrated from the village of Dane, Istria. I am searching for other relatives in this region. All I know is that my Great Grandfather's name was Tomaso, Grand Aunt (Grandfather's Sister) was Helena. When Helena passed away i was told that my uncle Martino Poropat went back to Dane and married my Grandfather's other sister.

I hope to here from any relatives from the region so that I can fill in some Genealogy blanks.

I would also like to congratulate the author on a great site.

Mark Poropat <Poro176@bellsouth.net>
Coral Springs, Florida United States - Wednesday, August 13, 2003 at 20:37:00 (MDT)


What a wonderful website !! I'm so pleased I came accross it in my search for information on my family's birthplace and I am very impressed with the quality of the site and the information within. Our last name is Radovich, Grandmother Alma and her husband came from Cepic after WWI Alma was born in 1900 and past away in Brooklyn a few months shy of her 100th birthday. Have met various cousins over the years but unfortunately seldom ever see them.

Keep up the good work !!

Jeff Radovich
Centerport, NY - USA

Jeff Radovich <Radfamli@optonline.net>
Centerport, NY USA - Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 19:03:51 (MDT)


Pozdravi svima Istrijanima (pogotovo Labinjonima i Rapcanima),

Jos malo pa gren doma sa dela, ali son se otela jovit i pozdravit seh, doma i va inostranstve. Florida je super ma Rabac je Rabac! Se vidimo drugo leto na Rive!

Virna!!!

Virna <virnad2000@yahoo.com>
Tampa, Florida USA - Friday, August 08, 2003 at 14:50:48 (MDT)


I would like to hear from anyone that was in I Co, 351St Inf during the time period Nov 1953 to Nov 1954.

George D. de Haas <RinaTex@AOL.com>
Austin, Texas USA - Sunday, July 27, 2003 at 15:57:07 (MDT)


Io sono ligure, ma amo l'Istria. Mi ha sempre affascinato, e quando nel 2001 sono stato a Parenzo, Fiume, Veglia, Rovigno e Cittanova, mi sono del tutto innamorato. A Parenzo avevo affittato un appartamento con altri amici, e mi e' piaciuta tantissimo. Grande Istria! Sei nel mio cuore, te e la tua gente!

FABIO <fabio281@iol.it>

Genova, ITALIA - Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at 02:03:35 (MDT)


My dear people,

I just discovered this website (7-12-03) and am most impressed. It is absolutely extraordinary!

My father, Anthony Dominic Nacinovich, 1900-1964, was born in Fianona, Istria and was a member of the St. George of Fianona Society for years in Astoria, NY. His entire family lived in Istria. He had several brothers and two sisters. I had occasion to visit the house in which he was born and to meet aunts, uncles and cousins for the first time during the summer of 1969. I, my three brothers and a sister were all born in New York City; and, my Slovak mother, Mary (Shervanick), 1910-2002, was born in Shamokin, Pennsylvania.

I was aware of relatives living in Paris, Italy and parts of Canada years ago. I'm sure there are many relatives still living in what-is-now Croatia. Currently, I actually know of no relatives on my father's side. Please write if you are a cousin. Thank you/Hvala vam.

Michael J. Nacinovich <nacinovich@hotmail.com>
Phoenix, Arizona USA - Saturday, July 12, 2003 at 21:08:17 (MDT)


Could someone in Australia tell me where to find Italian Istrian or Italian Veneto music in Melbourne? 

Tanti saluti ai nostri cari istriani.

PAOLO RAVNIK <PAOLO.RAVNIK@DOME.COM.AU>
MELBOURNE, VICTORIA AUSTRALIA - Thursday, June 26, 2003 at 20:01:38 (MDT)


Purtroppo ho trovato solo questa poesia di Renato Lonza nel sito indicato da lui. Non ho visto alcuna poesia per Adalgisa. Data: 26 Giugno 2003 (Cambiando gli accenti: Se scrivete in italiano evitate le lettere accentate. Scrivete a' invece di ŕ.)

E' NATALE

Di Bimbi un coro
intona natalizie canzoncine.
A Gesu' Bambino implorano un dono
sotto l'Albero.
Sotto l'Albero
non vedo l'atteso dono.
Attendere: dovro',
non sono buono.
Gia' imploro Gesu' Bambino
che ascolti la preghiera.
Attendere: non ho tempo.
Il mio viaggio e' al termine,
l'ultimo giorno e' gia' domani.

Franco Aitala <faitala@hotmail.com>
Philadelphia, PA USA - Thursday, June 26, 2003 at 10:38:08 (MDT)


Thanks so much Marisa for the Lili' Marlen song, my Nonna taught it to me when I was little!!!! Hope this finds you well.

Daniela Liubicich Massa <dmnyc119@aol.com>
New York , NY USA - Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 16:18:52 (MDT)


Grouse (excellent) to hear from so many istriani through out the world. Are there any Torrezani from Parenzo out there? Say hellow. Grouse web page, Marisa. 

PAOLO RAVNIK <PAOLO.RAVNIK@DOME.COM.AU>
MELBOURNE, VICTORIA AUSTRALIA - Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 23:30:50 (MDT)

 


Dvadeset is prva Hrvatska Extravaganca u Sacramentu bila je jako uspjesna. Preko 500 ljudi, cijele porodice, dosle su na tu proslavu. Dijeca i odrasli obuceni u naridnim nosnjama plesali su Balkanske plesove is Hrvatske, Bosne, i Banata. Maja Blagdan i Marsel Benson pjevali su popularne hrvatske pijesme. Hrana je bila izvanredna ali najbolji su bili razni slatkisi kojih nisam mogao da prestanem jesti. Na proslavu su dosli I moji Istriani kojih sam zadnji puta vidio pred tri sedmice u Italian- American Club za “Cacciatore” veceru i ples. Biti Istranin znaci osijecati se kod kuce sa talijanima i hrvatima. 

Twenty-first Croatian Extravaganza in Sacramento was very successful. More than 500 people, complete families, came to this celebration. Kids and grownups in ethnic Croatian outfits danced various Balkan dances from Croatia, Bosnia, and Banat. Maja Blagdan and Marsel Benson were singing popular Croatian songs. Food was great but my favorites were various home made cookies, which I could not stop eating. At this celebration I also found my Istrian friends that I last saw at the Italian-American Club three week ago for their “Cacciatore” dinner-dance. One of the benefits of being an Istrian is feeling “at home” with Italians and Croatians.

Pino <pino.golja@afc.com>
Petaluma, California USA - Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 09:15:53 (MDT)

 


L'Istria e' la patria d'origine. Il Padre di mio Nonno parti', a Trieste a fare il Direttore d'orchestra al Teatro Verdi. Mio Nonno era Titino e dopo la guerra riprese il cognome originario cambiato dal fascismo. Mio Padre invece ando' a Roma perche' era un ministeriale come lo sono anch'io da vent'anni. Ho sempre avuto il cuore in Yugo e ho avuto molto dispiacere quando e' scoppiata la guerra fratricida. Ultimamente ho conosciuto la pittrice istriana Adalgisa Narcisa Skopac e speravo in qualcosa di piu' ma non e' stato cosi' comunque le ho dedicato qualche poesia di cui allego il link.

http://www.akkauaria.org/spaziovisitatori/renato_lonza.htm
www.clubpoeti.it/vetrina/indice-i.html

i commenti a: le_poesie_renato@tiscali.it

Vi ringrazio della cortesia. Renato

Renato Lonza(r) <renato.lonza@tesoro.it>
Roma, Italia - Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 00:54:51 (MDT)

 


Thank you, Pino, for sharing with us the announcement of the upcoming Croatian event on the West Coast. June will also be an active month for our various Istrian and Julian organizations in North America. For details, click here to see our Worldwide Events Calendar. We urge Istrians from all over the world to announce their own social and cultural events on this calendar.

Marisa Ciceran
New York (Manhattan), NY USA - Monday, June 02, 2003 at 12:27:46 (MDT)


21st Annual Croatian Extravaganza will be held in Sacramento, California on June 14th & 15th. The address is 3730 Auburn Blvd. For more information you can call (916) 489-0339 or (916) 971-0663. The e-mail address is info@cacc.com or internet http://www.cacc.com.  Appearing directly from Croatia are Maja Blagdan and Marsell Benzon accompanied by Mate Caric band. There will be folklore-dancing groups from San Jose and Sacramento and a Bocci Ball Tournament. The prospectus lists all kind of delicious foods that include ethnic BBQ specialties and pastries. It should be a lot of fun. See you there.

Pino <pino.golja@afc.com>
Petaluma, California USA - Monday, June 02, 2003 at 11:44:50 (MDT)


Hi... My name is Remigio Linardon I'm 54 and i have a brother in Sweden called Aldo Linardon. Both me and him + all of oure 11 brothers an sisters where born in Kaldir in Croatia...

I dont have anny contact with him because some problems we had some fue yars ago... But i Know where he lives and have hees phone number... So if you want contakt with him you can wright to my doghters É-mail and we whill be more than happy to wright back... My doughters E-mail is: Timea_88@yahoo.com

Remigio Linardon <Timea_88@yahoo.com>
Bjerringbro, Denmark - Sunday, June 01, 2003 at 13:25:44 (MDT)


Jako lipo!
Bravo Istriani!
Pod Uckom kucice bele
mici putici ko tanke suzice vele
i jedna mala uska ricica
poli ke se dicica igraju
i jedna mala lipa lisica na koj se dicica igraju

Bruno B. <istrauno@aol.com>
New York, NY USA - Saturday, May 31, 2003 at 17:16:17 (MDT)


Škužajte napisala sam krivi emile
Ako Van ča rabi iz zakoni morete me pitati za odgovor ne rabi platit jer volin pomoć judima.
Stojte mi kuntento

vale <valleshr@yahoo>
Barban, Istra Hrvatska - Saturday, May 31, 2003 at 11:35:31 (MDT)


Lipi moji

Ako Van je velika potriba za znat ne?to vi?e o na?im zakonima morete me pitati,for?i i vi imate nika prava ,a da neznate.

Ala boh i sako dobro

Vale <valleshe@yahoo>
Barban, Istra Hrvatska - Saturday, May 31, 2003 at 11:30:16 (MDT)


Our project is to revive the old village of Foschici/Foskici, near Levade/Montona.

With the help of a group of friends of Istria from Croatia, Italy, Bosnia and Austria, we are looking for all kinds of information about this village, witnesses with stories about the past, fotos etc. For the project see our internet site:

http://www.beepworld.de/members47/foskici/ 

Former inhabitants of the villages, descendants and everyone with information about the history of Foschici, your support will be greatly appreciated!

Please contact:

Dr. Markus Seiller-Tarbuk

markus seiller-tarbuk <seillertarbuk@hotmail.com>
vienna, vienna austria - Friday, May 30, 2003 at 00:24:08 (MDT)


Hello, I was trying to get information on my roots. My last name is Lenzovich, and the web search shows it on your website. I want to see if there is any family out there with the same name. I know my grandparents came through ellis island many years ago, my father said that my grandfather was from either ugslavia or austria?
any help ?

thanks'
stephen

Stephen Lenzovich <Lenzo90@aol.com>
Bellmore, New York USA - Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at 19:04:38 (MDT)


Wishing you the very best Marisa Ciceran. Thanking you again for this great site.
Daniela Liubicich Massa <dmnyc119@aol.com>
New York, NY USA - Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at 20:31:32 (MDT)


Vi ho trovato per caso in questo universo che č internet. Continuate a mantenere vivo il ricordo della storia di questo piccolo paradiso in terra. Per coloro che hanno dovuto lasciala, per coloro che hanno la fortuna di viverci oggi nei suoi colori, nei suoi profumi mediterranei.
Un saluto ai discendenti nel mondo della famiglia Persich da Montona e Levade.

Ciao
Cesare

Cesare Robelli <opcina@inwind.it>
Trieste, Italy - Monday, May 26, 2003 at 15:23:24 (MDT)


Dear Istrianet,

Yours is truly a beautiful website, equal to the beauty of istria's people. I am not Istrian, but the land and its people have a special place in my heart. HVALA LIPA ZA SVE.

Theresa <xoxolove98@aol.com>
NYC, NY USA - Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 21:35:41 (MDT)


Does anyone know anything about my son IVAN KRBAVAC born in '82 in Berlin. His mother's name is LJILJANA KRBAVACHER, origin is from Bosnia. She lived in Berlin in

Grumrock WEG
100 Berlin 51
Bundesrepublik
Deutschland

IF ANYONE KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT WHERE TO FIND HIM OR HOW TO FIND OR ANY INFORMATION PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT C27FINEARTS@SHAW.CA

Fakhri Aldin <c27finearts@shaw.ca>
burnaby B.C, Canada - Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 02:50:16 (MDT)


HI MY NAME IS LINZI. I MET A GUY WHILE TRAVELLING IN SPAIN MALLORCA, HIS NAME IS MARTIN LORENZUTTI. I AM DESPERATELY TRYING TO FIND HIS E-MAIL ADRESS IF ANYONE KNOWS OF HIM COULD YOU PLEASE EMAIL ME.

HE IS 25 LIVES IN MALLORCA.

linzi <sfb43@hotmail.com>
johannesburg, gauteng south africa - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 04:20:48 (MDT)


Un saluto a tutti gli istriani nel mondo e speriamo che l'onda terroristica dei kamikaze finisca il piů presto possibile.

Loredana Grimalda <loredana.grimalda@telecomitalia.it>
Torino, Italia Italia - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 03:28:12 (MDT)


un saluto a tutti i polesani nel mondo da ernesto sergi (moro) e ady marassi.

ernesto sergi <w.g.s.@tuttopmi.it>
la spezia, italy italy - Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 03:05:04 (MDT)


On May 10th there was a dinner/dance (Venetian Night) in the Peninsula Club Hall in San Mateo (South of SFO) organized by the Italian- American Club. I was lucky to be able to get tickets through some good friends of mine, Claudio and Nadia Faraguna, from San Carlos, since I am not a club member. The evening was lovely with good company, food, wine and music. There were only twelve of us Istrians among some 350 people at the party. I expected more and I commented to my friends about the lack of Istrian participation. In the past, they said, we had much more people coming to these functions, but unfortunately old people leave us and the young generation may not be interested in listening to “danceable music” and sitting around with older people. “O temporae o mores”- loosely translated from Latin “time changes habits” and new generations are pursuing different interests whether they are Istrians or not. I don’t mean to end this thought on a sad note. We had a great time and are planning to participate in their “Cacciatore Night” dinner/dance on May 31st where we will probably be eating polenta.

Pino Golja <pino.golja@afc.com>
Petaluma, California USA - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 18:33:25 (MDT)


I am so glad to see that we (2nd generation Istriani) can go and find out what's happening in Istra and it's very exciting to see that people all over the globe are visitng this site. My family comes from areas close to Labin, being so far away (Australia) it's nice to be able to log on and catch up with what's happening. Can't wait to see her next year. Keep up the good work.

Patrizia.

Patrizia Persich <ppersich@cambridge.edu.au>
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - Thursday, May 08, 2003 at 19:53:50 (MDT)


This is a fabulous site. I had never heard of Istria before. Now I know so much. The photos, maps, and decriptions of everything are so complete. Thank you!

Rebek <rebek78028@yahoo.com>
Kerrville, TX USA - Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 12:20:50 (MDT)


Srdacni pozdrav svima!
Bavim se astrologijom, i zelim Vam ponuditi da za Vas portal, ako se uklapa u vasu koncepciju, izradujem svaki mjesec, besplatne mjesecne horoskope po znakovima, uz objavu moje web stranice.
S nadom u uzajamnu suradnju, srdacno Vas pozdravljam!
Klea

Klea <klea_wega@net.hr>
- Monday, May 05, 2003 at 10:23:51 (MDT)


"....i jena mica tesna recica pul ke se decica igraju. "

B. Aikler <istrijan1970@yahoo.com>
Stamford, CT USA - Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 22:01:59 (MDT)


Najprvo HVALA BOGU za Marisu Ciceran i sve te druge dobre ljude ki su se potrudili za ovi website. Jako mi je drago da se moremo cut s nasemi Istriani po celen svete,citat informacije o nasoj dragoj ISTRI. Ako je neki ki to cita iz VRANJA [pod Uckom], BOLJUNA, LUPOGLAVA, UCKE, BRESTA, LANISCA i okolice neka nam se javi. Morda i neki zna ovu pjesmicu; pod Uckon kucice bele mice kod suzice vele, beli zidici crljeni krovici na keh vrapcici cantaju. Mici dolcici jos manje lesice na keh zenice kopaju..... Jos ima tega ako se neki domisli neka nadoda. ZBOGON NASI!!

Lina Puhalj <lpuhalj@primus.ca>
CALGARY, ALBERTA CANADA - Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 20:35:14 (MDT)


Anci,

If you go to the Cultural Menu of our website, you will see that we have a Gastronomy section where we have an Ostaria Istriana (under construction) that includes recipes of some of the best-known Istrian dishes. To see, click the hyperlinks that I just gave you.

Enjoy!

Marisa

Marisa Ciceran
Manhattan, New York, NY USA - Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at 11:01:39 (MDT)


Hello.

This has been great seeing and learning about ISTRA which is my father- and mother-in-law homecountry. We all live in Sweden and I have a problem now, which I hope this site can help me with. My mother-in-law will be 60 years in august and I want to make her something speciell from ISTRA. Is there anyone who can mail me some recepies for cookies, cake, dessert, food. She talks about ISTRA so much and are longing to get back.

Take care
Anci

Anci <bikerbabe@spray.se>
SWEDEN - Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at 10:51:33 (MDT)


Just discovered this site a couple of days ago. Since then, I have been spending a lot of time surfing through the entries for each calendar year. It is fascinating to see how scattered we Istrians are all over the globe. When people ask me what county I am from, I have to pause and find a geographic map and point. Then I have to explain that the house I was born in belonged to four countries in four generations. My grandfather was in Austria, my father was in Italy, I was born in Italy and lived in Yugoslavia, and now the house is in Croatia. This concept is very strange to Americans and probably to most people in the world. 

Did you noticed that when Istrians have a party, there are at least three languages spoken simultaneously? Sometimes two people speak to each other in two different languages without even noticing it. The cross-pollination of all these different cultures made us Istrians a unique breed of people unlike any others in the world. We have a lot to be proud for. We are able to adapt to any environment and make a good life for ourselves. We are industrious and enterprising and always rely on our abilities and hard work and never look for handouts. I know a lot of Istrians here in the San Francisco-Bay Area and they are all doing well. When I go to Astoria to visit my family, I notice the same Istrian spirit.

This site is becoming a bond between all of us Istrians and should promote closer relationship of Istrians in different part of the world as soon as they discover this site and start communicating.

Pino Golja <pino.golja@afc.com>
Petaluma, California USA - Friday, April 25, 2003 at 18:29:14 (MDT)


Great Site

Real eye opener from a cultural perspective. Looking for any Deklics around the world. My father Guido Deklic came to Canada in the late 50's. He was born in Deklici. I have noticed in several web searches that there are Deklics located in Calgary Canada, In Australia and even in New York City and of course still in Istria and Trieste. I would love to put the pieces together one day. Cheers

Joe Deklic <jdeklic@cisco.com>
Toronto, Canada - Friday, April 25, 2003 at 00:30:03 (MDT)


happy easter to all my friends in Istria!
prayers for a joyus year.

still looking for my family roots in
Albona, Labin, Pula...

surnames: Veselica, Vesselizza, Veselitza.
from around 1880-1920.

thanks for a wonderfuly informative web site....
i come here often to learn more...

joseph <joseph@tmdesign.net>
amityville, new york usa - Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 17:05:30 (MDT)


Happy Easter, Buona Pasqua to Istriani all around the world. Special greeting to family and friends, in Montona, Kaldier, Zumesco, Pola, Zagreb, Trieste, Australia, U.S. and Canada.

The Bencic Family

G. Bencic <bencic@sympatico.ca>
Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada - Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 07:13:25 (MDT)


Sretan Uskrs zeli svima Istranima u dragoj nam Istri kao i u svijetu gdje god bili obitelj Bozac L. HAPPY EASTER TO ALL ISTRANI IN THE WORLD.

Mr. Bozac <lucasino@hotmail.com>
brampt:, ont: Kanada - Friday, April 18, 2003 at 23:58:09 (MDT)


TANTI AUGURI DI BUONA PASQUA A TUTTI VOI

Giuseppe Ritschl <giuseppe221@supereva.it>
Senigallia, Italia Ancona - Friday, April 18, 2003 at 15:20:21 (MDT)


My father was born in Pola 17 April 1934. Our family name is Colbasso - and I would love to get in contact with any relatives. My grandparents were Maria Privileggio born Rovigno 1910 and Carlo Colbasso born Pola 1909. The family settled in Australia in 1951 after travelling around and staying in refugee camps. My father and grandparents our now dead. I woould love to make contact and to learn about my family. Most of all i miss hearing them speak in dialetto!
Are there many Colbasso's around?

Anna Colbasso <annacris@optusnet.com.au>
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - Friday, April 18, 2003 at 01:38:18 (MDT)


Wishing all Istriani especially my family and friends in Montona, Stanzia Flego, Pirelici, Livade, Caldir, Golubici, Lubiani, Pisino, Trieste, Monfalcone, Cittanova, Resari, Slovenia and New Jersey a Happy Easter!

Buona Pasqua a tutti Istriani!

Famiglia Basiaco <linettebasiaco@wxc.com.au>
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - Thursday, April 17, 2003 at 20:31:05 (MDT)


I hope that any readers can help me in my search for counted cross-stitch (punto croce) kits or charts that are Istrian-related. My knowledge of traditional Istrian needlework is severely limited, so I would be interested in cross-stitch patterns ranging from traditional borders and designs to heraldic graphs and anything in between. I appreciate any help or direction that can be given.

I'll be sure to recommend this site to my family and friends.

Oriana Klimic <oriana_klimic@hotmail.com>
USA - Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at 12:06:59 (MDT)


Svim Istrijanima u domovini i svijetu zelim Sretan i blagoslovljen Uskrs a mojoj Mrvici saljem puse,i volim ga najvise na svijetu ...Slavonka

Slavonka
Canada - Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at 10:40:28 (MDT)


Necesito encontrar familiares que se encuentren en Lucca , segun,, algunos datos que tengo ,quedaron familiares.Soy de argentina y no tengo descendientes en el pais con mi apellido.Desde ya muchas gracias.

marlia veronica <fliasper@hotmail.com>
lucca, italia - Friday, April 11, 2003 at 17:46:46 (MDT)


Necesito buscar familiares de italia que hablen furlano.Soy de argentina y no tengo bien formado mi arbol genealogico.Muchas gracias.
speranza 

ramon antonio <fliasper@hotmail.com>
fiorenza, italia toscana - Friday, April 11, 2003 at 17:38:20 (MDT)


Bog daj zdravlje moji Istrijani...ekola, opet smo tuka. Od svega srca Van zelin srican Vazan..kako Istrijanon, tako i moje slavonke...ala boh i kuraja

Gianni <cesar7066@yahoo.com>
USA - Sunday, April 06, 2003 at 20:59:19 (MDT)


Our project is to revive the old village of Foschici/Foskici, near Levade/Montona.

With the help of a group of friends of Istria from Croatia, Italy, Bosnia and Austria, we are looking for all kinds of information about this village, witnesses with stories about the past, fotos etc.

For the project see our internet site: http://www.beepworld.de/members47/foskici/

Former inhabitants of the villages, descendants and everyone with information about the history of Foschici, your support will be greatly appreciated!

Please contact:

Dr. Markus Seiller-Tarbuk
Doeblinger Hauptstrasse 71
A-1190 Wien, Austria, EU

e-mail: seillertarbuk@hotmail.com

Markus Seiller-Tarbuk <seillertarbuk@hotmail.com>
Vienna, Austria EU - Thursday, April 03, 2003 at 02:44:19 (MST)


Un grande e sincero ringraziamento per il lavoro che svolgete. Memoria, per il ricordo che č nato nella nostra penisola, di chi - come me - vi ha le origini. Argine contro le mistificazioni di italiani e stranieri.

Grazie !

Antonio Cesari <antonio_cesari@libero.it>
Milano, Italia - Tuesday, April 01, 2003 at 05:42:53 (MST)


Hi my name is Milan, nick name Michael. My wife and I have been to Porec in 1993 - very nice we injoyed it very much, we stayed in the Main Rd near main centre.

Regards Milan

Milan Michael Sedmak <mikesed@bigpond.net.au>
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - Monday, March 31, 2003 at 22:59:30 (MST)


JA SAN PENSA DA NI DOBRIH LJUDI NA OVIN SVITU, ALI SAN ZBALJA VIDIN DA DOJDU LJUDI IZ CILEGA SVITA NA OVU ADRESU. GOSPODIN IVAN "LATIN" IZ VALTURE JE TAKO BAS MI JE DRAGO CUTI OD VAS IMAN JA TEGA CUDA ZA PITATI. EKO VAN MOJA EDRESA OD EMAIL PAK CEMO SE MI DOGOVORITI DETALJNO. FALA LIPA CA STE SE JAVILI JAKO MI JE DRAGO. ADRESSA JE bozacl@rogers.com JEDVA CEKAN DA SE CUJEMO VEC KAD NISAN SA IVANON BOZAC KI MI JE BI I OTAC. POZDRAV DO DALJNJEGA OD VESELJA NE ZNAN DRUGO CA TIPKAT.

Lucano Bozac <lucasino@hotmail.com>
Bra;, KANADA - Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at 14:31:05 (MST)


Un saluto a tutti quanti. Complimenti a la pagina!

Mate
Buje, Croatia - Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 06:10:21 (MST)


Goin Home this June - born in Pola, Italy (Croatia) - on a tour.............hope to see Pula..... will leave tour....to go Pula................

Mario Faglion <mgfaglioni@aol.com>
Nazareth, Pennsylvania USA - Thursday, March 13, 2003 at 15:36:56 (MST)


Dragi moj Lucano ako ti ca triba posalji mi tvojo adresu pa cu ti ja pisat u Kanadu ja neman internet nego to ima moj zet od cere muz.Pa cu ti pomoc ako ti ca triba bog IVAN (latin) iz VALTURE.Koji zivi u SVEDSKOJ.

Ivan Sladonja (latin)
Södertälje, Södermanland SWEDEN - Thursday, March 13, 2003 at 03:24:12 (MST)


Thank you Marisa Ciceran for the continuing great site and the great Novelty Maps. My very best to you.

Daniela Liubicich Massa <dmnyc19@aol.com>
Manhattan, New York City , NY USA - Monday, March 10, 2003 at 19:55:05 (MST)


PUNO POZDRAVI SVIM ISTRIANIMA PO SVITU.I MNOGO POZDRAVIN SVE ONE KOJI SU U MOJOJ ROGENOI OKOLIZI. << KASTELIRA - PORECA - VISNJSNA - VISINADE - i svih drugih sela u okolizi >> PUNO HVALA ONIM KI SE BRIGAJU DA PREZIVI OVAJ SITO KI DRZI VEZENE ISTRIANE KAKO DA SU U SVOJOJ ISTRI . CIAO IS TRSTA VITTORIO ( TOIO ISTRIAN )

rossoni vittorio<toio4erre@libero.it>
trieste, italia - Monday, March 10, 2003 at 12:50:35 (MST)


Ciao Istrijani!!!Ja sam Slavonka u srcu i dusi ma zaljubila sam se u Istru (i jednog Istrijana hahaha)...Zivim na otoku koji je malo manji od cijele nase Hrvatske ,ma puno me podsjeca na Istru koju sam davno zavoljela...pozdravljam sve a narocito Gizelu i Emilijana iz Visnjana...a i cijelo drustvo iz Materade... mojoj "MRVICI" saljem puse......Jadranka

jadranka <slavonijainme@yahoo.com>
Nanaimo,Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada - Sunday, March 09, 2003 at 13:14:12 (MST)


LIPI MOJI ISTRANI EVO ME JOPED, ALI SADA SA DOBRIM VIJESTIMA. NASA SAN COVIKA KI MELO VEC ZNA O MOMU OCU KI JE UMRA U SVEDSKOJ,ALI NI DOSTA SADA BI MOLI AKO KI PROCITA OVU PORUKU U SVEDSKOJ DA SE MALO RASPITA. IME OSOBE JE SLADOJNA IVAN IZ VALTURE MOLIM NEKA SE JAVI NA OVE STRANE NE NA EMAIL JER NECE MOCI POSLATI EMAIL AKO ME NE POZNA. MOLIO BI SVE KI CA ZNAJU O IVANU ZVANI "LATIN" NEKA JAVI NA OVE STRANICE. POSEBNO HVALA SALJEM ZA SADA ANONIMNOJ OSOBI U VALTURI NA POMOCI OKO RIJESAVANJU STVARI STO SE MOGA POKOJNOGA OCA TICE. ON JE UMRA U SVADSKOJ 1992 DA BI JA TEK 3 GODINE KASNIJE DOZNAO. DOBRIM LJUDIMA UNAPRIJED HVALA. POSTOVANJE I POZDRAV OVIM STRANICAMA KOJE SVASTA TRPE. ALI SE MOZDA TRUD ISPLATI. HVALA.

Lucano Bozac <lucasino@hoymail.com>
TOR, KANADA - Saturday, March 08, 2003 at 19:22:20 (MST)


Me ciamo Fulvio Geissa e son de Pola (Monte Paradiso). Torno dopo un periodo de malattia con un novo indirizzo. Come sempre, tanti saluti a tutta la nostra gente in giro per el mondo. 

Fulvio Geissa, Email Arthur89@Justinternet.com.au

Fulvio Geissa <ARTHUR89@JUSTINTERNET.COM.AU>
Sydney, N.S.W. Australia - Thursday, March 06, 2003 at 18:12:48 (MST)


Hi! Ich bin zufällig auf diese Seite gekommen und muss sagen, gefällt mir gut. Über einen Gegenbesuch würde ich mich freuen.

Nadia <opera_factory@yahoo.de>
- Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 05:00:53 (MST)


Been there twice. I love Istria. The people, the music, the vino, the prosciutto. Viva Istria!

David Brajuka <dbrajuka@mysst.com>
Waterloo, Ontario Canada - Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 11:50:13 (MST


Ciao a tutti!

Sono figlia di un'esule istriana che mi ha fatto amare la sua terra d'origine quanto quella nella quale vivo da sempre. Vado ogni anno in Istria e...mi sento a casa, sento un legame cosi' profondo che capisco che sono li' le mie radici. So che la mia famiglia si e' dispersa un po' ovunque, e ci siamo persi, ma vorrei tanto ritrovare qualcuno, ricostruire la memoria, quindi vi prego di contattarmi se sapete qualcosa della famiglia MARTINOLICH di FIUME.

Grazie a tutti voi, perche' non fate morire il ricordo.

Arianna <ariannamiazzo@inwind.it>
Treviso, Italia - Saturday, February 22, 2003 at 02:27:01 (MST)


Douglas Adams said: A computer terminal is not some clunky old television with a typewriter in front of it. It is an interface where the mind and body can connect with the universe and move bits of it about. 

Douglas Said <douglassaid@lycos.it>
Italy - Friday, February 21, 2003 at 05:49:28 (MST)


Hello everybody! This site is very nice , it's very helpfull for my work to create my own website. Thanx a lot. I'll come back later to visit your site again, Greetings from Frankfurt/ Germany.

peter <peter_meinhart@yahoo.com>
- Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 05:14:53 (MST)


great website, i only wish i could go back in time to see all my ancestors who lived there prior to the tumult of world war II . unfortunately, we that are left have dispersed thru out the world. we were always a free people, the oppressive regime of post wartime forced us leave so that we could live in the ways of our forefathers in peace and freedom without socialists.

carlo grassi (cucagna) <cjg655@aol.com>
cleveland, ohio usa - Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 17:40:13 (MST)


Trattato di pace
10 febbraio 1947


Milite Ignoto,
noi gente giuliana
ai tuoi piedi postrati,
chiediamo:
-Dunque tutto fu vano?-
Vano il sacrificio
dei padri che offersero
il collo al capestro,
vano l'olocausto dei figli periti
offrendo il petto ai nemici,
vano l'orror della morte
nelle foibe profonde?
Figlio d'Italia
un'altra volta
oggi tu muori.
Fremono le ossa
nella tomba marmorea
e si ode una voce
di pianto lassu':
e'Roma che piange nel cuore
mentre marmorea la faccia sta.


Scritto da Franco Aitala Zaccai, Anni 15
Nato a Draguccio (Istria), Profugo istriano da Rovigno
(Durantte la firma del Diktat, un astante sui gradini del monumento al Milite Ignoto) in quell giorno desolato tra una folla di Esuli giulian a Roma)

Pace e bene!

Franco Aitala Zaccai <faitala@hotmail.com>
Philadelphia, PA USA - Sunday, February 09, 2003 at 20:12:19 (MST)


Ma lipi moji novi je misec,a vi svi spite. Kad san ja dosa na ove strane ni Vas nigdari ca vas je strah napisat 2 beside. Vero ako je napisite jenu pak ce stesi bit dobro.Do drugega javljanja pozdrav svim Istranima na ovin svitu ki jos posjecuju ovu stranicu.

For English readers only: Hallo to Istrians all over the world specialy those frome PULA. It is new month and everybody at sleep. KURAJA ISTRANI.

looka <lucasino@hotmail.com>
Kanada - Sunday, February 02, 2003 at 09:42:51 (MST)


I just wanted to add my congrats on a great site. I am currently scanning your visitor archives as I am trying to find any other Rupenovic's out there.

Keep up the great work.

Aldo Rupenovic <rupena@yahoo.com>
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at 12:38:50 (MST)


Great site and lot of information. I think it is the best source for information on istro-romanians. Keep on, congrats. Maybe one day I'll make it to Istria to visit the istro-romanian villages, and that will be thanks to you, too.

Bogdan Stanciu <b_stanciu@yahoo.com>
Cluj-Napoca, Romania - Monday, January 27, 2003 at 08:45:26 (MST)


my great grandparents originaly came from trieste to america around 1905-10. they listed themselves as austrian on some documents, i can not find their name or similar anywhere, i have done many searches, some people say the surname is croation, some say it is austrian/slavik.
My great grandafater spelled his name Veselitza
he had a brother who spelled it weselisa
my great grandmothers maiden name was Moloutz.
Are their any Veselitza's in triest today??

josef reichenbach <tmdlongisland@aol.com>
new york, new york usa - Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 00:19:51 (MST)


Mi piacciono tanto le donne istriane e vorrei corrispondere con ragazze e donne dai 25 ai 42 anni.

Marco <tommy19@mailcity.com>
Italia - Thursday, January 23, 2003 at 15:12:58 (MST)


Hey I really like your site. I have found some of the information here helpfull. Thanks :)

Joe D.


Joe <j_dirt@hotmail.com>
Memphis, TN US - Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 20:42:18 (MST)


Hello everyone, I am looking for anyone in the Ruzzier family. Or in the Gaul family if you or anyone you now is in this family pleas, i would love to know who

Elena <Ruzzier-Gaul>
Fairfax, California America - Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 10:31:31 (MST)


Lipi moji istrani po cilemu svitu, sad san i ja u kontaktu sa sviton, a ujedno i s Vas ki bi se rad dopisivat na Hrvatskin, Istarski dijalekt ja iman vrimena, a Vi tipkajte pak moremo ćakulat po domaće. Vidin da nas je po cilemu svitu, ali svaki na svoj način ili jazik pi?e, a bilo bi lipo barem oni ki znaju da pi?u na Hrvatski.Ako je ki u ?vedskoj iz okolice Pule neka se javi iman čuda stvari za pitat,a u vezi pokojnega oca. Unaprijed hvala Lučano.

Lučano Božac <lucasino@hotmail.com>
Bramton, Ont: Canada - Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 12:47:03 (MST)


hallo! bin zufaellig hier gelandet und wollte wenigstens einen gruss hinterlassen bevor ich weitersurfe! gruss, sebastian

sebastian <basti_meier@lycos.com>
- Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at 05:07:15 (MST)


My Grandfather, Antonio Gasparich, was born in Porec, yet in official documents, he always stated he was born in Venice, Italy. Can anyone tell me why?

Tony Gasparich <tony.gasparich@xtra.co.nz>
Orewa, Auckland New Zealand - Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 17:53:57 (MST)


Hi there all and a happy 2003 to everyone. I came accross this site while searching for passenger lists on the Ocean Liner Aurelia, we landed in Fremantle from Trieste in 1958. My father was born in Raspor Ivan Bozic and my mother was born in Rijeka Petra Perozic. I was in Rijeka in October 2002 for the first time in 46 years and checked out all my roots, where I was born etc I travelled with my Daughter Cassie who is an Australian we went to Portugal, Spain then caught a small jet to Verona Italy where we caught a train to Trieste and then travelled by bus to Rijeka. It was all a bit eerry for me as this is where it all started for me I was born in Rijeka in 1951 then at the age 6 we escaped from Communist Yugoslavia and were in a refugee camp in Trieste before departing to Perth West Australia. I had a great time with my Auntie and cousins in Rijeka I also went to the Island of Krk where my mother was born and also To Raspor where I still have an Auntie, called in to Rovign on the way back. I was impressed with country side and the adriatic coast couldnt get over the history everywhere. But allas I am an Australian now and I can't really remember anything prior to my sixth birthday so it did not have any real inpact. I was glad that my daughter met her Auntie and cousins and I feel a lot better that the family tie has been made by my child back to Croatia I can now rest easy knowing that there will be a further links for the next generation.

Regards Dalibor Bozic (John Bosich in Australia)

Dalibor Bozic <bosso@in2computers.com.au>
Perth, West Australia Australia - Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 03:21:29 (MST)


Ok! its kind of late to wish everybody a happy new year. But since I haven´t done that this year I just have to do so. So here goes:
HAPPY NEW YEAR tooo all Glavinic´s and Zupicic´s all over the world. And of course Happy new year to all istriani all around the world!
Love; Mikaela Glavinic

Mikaela Glavinic <mikaelaglavinic@hotmail.com>
Sweden - Friday, January 10, 2003 at 04:06:20 (MST)


In behalf of our tiny volunteer work team at istrianet.org from around the world, I wish everyone a very happy, healthful, productive and prosperous New Year!

Marisa Ciceran
[Heart of] Manhattan - New York City, NY USA, Wednesday, January 1, 2003 at 00:01:00 (EST)


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