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To Whom It May Concern: This letter is in regards to a genealogist named, Raffaella Matera.  I can not believe what an awesome job she did researching my family.  She not only went back one generation, but several.  I was very impatient.  She kept reassuring me that all it takes is time.  The person that she was in contact with was only one person, and  I needed to be patient.  She said she heard much music while waiting on hold to find out information for me.  I asked her if she knew the words by now.  We laughed.  She has been professional, pleasant, and extremely trustworthy. I paid her all up front once I got a feel for who she was.  I was not worried.  I sent her a Western Union check instead of a Money gram.  That was a big mess.  She handled it with grace and dignity.  She did this all in a relatively quick amount of time.  My grandmother was an orphan.  She even did a  difficult research on an orphan in 1892.  Unbelievable.  She speaks constantly of people she was in touch with.  My family is traveling to Italy in October.  I look forward to meeting her, and thanking her in person for being such a great genealogist, and great interpreter of the English language.   Sincerely,

Annmarie Burke   Colorado Springs, CO

P.S.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions for me.  Sat, 16 Apr 2005 14:56:40 -060

Last year I  wrote a query on the Italian Genealogy Forum asking for help and advice in researching my husband's family, Arceri and Quenqua. I had been researching the Arceri/O'Chery  name for over 15 years and had not found very much information.  I received responses from several people, two of which are Suanj and Riccardo.  Riccardo
offered to go to Trapani, Italy ....  There he found many records, requested copies, translated the italian into english, and made a very nice booklet of his findings and mailed it to us. My husband and I were thrilled to receive these records. I highly recommend these people to do your italian research.  Even though I have never met these researchers, in my opinion, they have been very reliable, honest, and trustworthy.

Linda O'Chery The Woodlands, Texas
Tue, 19 Apr 2005 10:46:43 -0500
................You are very quick and thorough!  Thank you so much again...............
Barb Straley martedì 12 aprile 2005 18.34.54
In my quest to find my roots I can't thank SUANJ enough. There are many times that I have come to a full stop, but she is always there to give help and advice. Thank you for the professional support SUANJ.
George Woodworth  United Kingdom, North Wales
Dom Mag 01, 2005 3:34 am    
How can I thank you enough SUANJ? you have helped me for over a year, and always shown yourself to be very knowledgable, and patient...and this trned into very good reslts for me! I am so glad to have you help me, and to have gotten this far in my quest to learn of my ancestors.Once again, thank you so much SUANJ, and Im sure I speak for this whole site , since you have helped us all tremendously.
Vito Fellicciardi , New York ,USA Dom Apr 24, 2005 6:27 pm
I am so excited!!  Thank you so much, Raffaella.  You are wonderful. 
........Again, thank you with all my heart. 
Lisa Beckman Oakley, CA Thu, 16 Jun 2005 22:29:10
After many inquiries to Talamello over a period of several  LONG months, to which I never recieved a reply... ....I myself had to hire a researcher. Given Suanj's vast knowledge and her credibility here at Italian Genealogy, I hired her in May and recieved the birthacts of both my Nonni and Nonno today!!!!!! 
She went one step further and personally called my cousins there in Italy!!
As it turns out, one of them has pictures of Nonni and Nonno when they last visited in 1955, and they would like to have pictures sent to them of myself, my children and the remaining elders!!!!
After many months of anxiety......I have a happy ending!!!!!!!
DeLisa Dorelle , Washington, Illinois 61571-1806 U.S.A
Hi Suanj
I thought that I needed to write to you and thankyou for your information regarding my father. I went to Aviano and met up with him he was really pleased and overwhelmed that I had found him and he accepted me as his son we look so much alike it was brilliant it has been an emotional roller coaster but with a very happy ending Thankyou so much I would not have met him if you had not given me the information.
Martin & Jean UK Sat, 30 Jul 2005 14:21:36 +0100
Hi Suanj I have attatched a photo of me and my father Thankyou again kind regards
 Martin Martin & Jean UK Sat, 30 Jul 2005 16:05:05 +0100
Suanji you are truly wonderful. I am in Aviano again to stay with my father I want to spend as much time as I can with him.I am here to celebrate my 40th birthday and what a way to spend it but with my father. You have made many people happy but most happy is my father and me. I cannot begin to thankyou enough you are a special kind of person and there is not many people like you THANKYOU again. x x x
Martin & Jean UK Lun Ott 24, 2005 1:17 am
Raffaella: I just want to thank you again, so very, very much.  You are wonderful.  
JoAnne  sabato 30 luglio 2005 15.43.28
Thank you Raffaella...
Patrick Manfro 20 Jan 2006 
Raffaella...  ..I received the report.. thank you very much...
Prof. Kenneth L. GOLDSBERRY 27 Jan 2006
About Torna a Surriento italian song right english translation..
Hello Raffaella
Thank yu for the effort you have done on the translation, I could kiss you, well hug yu anyway being an acceptable guy thing lol
I’m singing the song, well half of it, and explaining the meaning behind the song
I was told by friends that the history behind the song is…..
Two brothers got together and composed it, because of one of the officials was visiting Surriento, trying to draw attention
to the fact that  the area was run down and needed attention
does that sound right to you?
I’m in new Zealand, where are you?
singer tenor New Zealand  martedì 14 marzo 2006 3.39.56

I have just returned from visiting Pozzilli, the place where my Grandfather and Great Grand Parents were born. I visited the local church, the streets where they lived, raised there families and met with my distant cousins. None of this would have been possible if I hadn’t have met up with SUANJ.

Many of you may be aware that I have been searching for my ancestors for the past 4 years. During that that time I have posted messages on numerous forums seeking help and advice on an issue which seemed to be a lost cause.

I met up with SUANJ on about two years ago, who along with other Genealogists gave me valuable advice. I think SUANJ recognized my determination to find my ancestors and without hesitation she adopted my cause.

In the initial stages she helped me to discover the facts about my ancestors in the United Kingdom going back to 1891. This wasn’t an easy task as my Grandfather Girolomo Gentile married his first wife as John Taylor in Leeds.

From a brief conversation I had with my Grandmother when I was very young, I thought she said my descendants came from a place called Piginisco outside Naples. Picinisco was suggested, but this wasn’t the case and the disappointment started to set in. It now looked as though I would never find them as I had no other information to offer to any researcher.

I was told by SUANJ not to despair, have hope and faith and somehow we would succeed. After some thought SUANJ came up with a strategy of targeting all the most likely places. This took a lot of time and effort sometimes emailing, faxing and writing letters to many places sometimes 3 or 4 times before we received a reply.

Finally Isernia replied and advised us there were people who fitted the profile of my ancestors who were born in Pozzilli. SUANJ had a friend who worked in the area and she arranged for her to collect the information. It took about a week to be posted and then emailed to me, this was the longest week of the 4 years wait. When the information came it was all as Isernia had described, there was proof information which hadn’t been provided to Isernia, also another significant factor which for me proved that these were my relations and this was indeed my grandfather. Soon after he married Anne Taylor in Leeds as John Taylor and moved back to Chester with his own community he reverted to his own name Girolomo Gentile. Whenever his name was signed or appeared on documents it was spelt Girolomo and not spelt Girolamo the usual way and here we had his birth act registered some many years after he was born with the Exact spelling

In a matter of a short while we have gone back 7 generation and I am sure we will find information that will take us back further. We are still gathering information and verifying it as we proceed, but with the contacts we have and the assistance of our new found distant relations, it should not be too difficult to map out a really accurate family,

For me this is a dream come true and I can’t thank SUANJ enough. For her it’s a great achievement and she should be complimented on the success by all the Genealogists on the wonderful site

George Woodworth North Wales, UK Gio Giu 01, 2006 5:44 am
You did a very good job with it and I thank you very much. thanks
again for getting these important documents for me.  You provide an
awesome service for the Italians who no longer live in the old country.
MATTHEW MCMILLAN  Ohio, USA, Tue Jul 11 02:46:45 2006
I have had with great desire to find my Italian roots and have been searching for my grandfather Marcello Violissi for many, many years. When I contacted Raffaella, I found her to be quite the professional as she has found many documents including military documentation that I had no idea of and the 2 entries into the United States from Italy. She is very patient in translating documents from Italian to English. As stated, this was a difficult search considering my grandfather was an abandoned infant. Rafaella is a very persistent woman who has a very big heart and cares very much about what she's doing. I can't express enough as I'm still trying to digest all this.

Grazie mille Rafaella, see you in Como !

Melody Violissi USA Gio Ago 03, 2006 7:17 am 
Hi Raffaella!
Yes, I received the documents!  .......... Thank you so much for all your work!  It is wonderful having so much information I never even knew was out there. 
Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!
Susan Geel Chatham, NY, U.S.A. Dec 30 13:49:24 2006
My very dear Raffaella,
I have received all the papers from you and I must say that this overwhelms me so much-you did so much for me-I can never repay you for what you did ....And again -after 66 years on and off trying to put the pieces together-the puzzle is finished and I have YOU to thank for a job well done, because of your fortitude and intrigue for genealogy you have made a successful ending to Nestore Gerbeville.
Angela R. VARS Newport ,Rhode Island, USA  Mon, 29 Jan 2007 21:46:25
Hi Raffaella,

I picked up the documents from the post office yesterday.  Thank you
so much!  I'm sure if it weren't for you, it would've taken me ages to
get them myself, as my Italian is rather poor and I'd probably have
difficulty drafting a letter.  Plus, you're local, so it was even

I would definitely recommend you to anyone (although I'm the only
person I know who's doing this ;)...
.....There aren't many people like you who would help a total stranger on
the internet, and I want you to know how much I appreciate you finding
the ship manifests, etc., when I first posted on
.  You're wonderful
I'll keep you updated on my progress
Take Care,
John FRUSTAGLIO-New Rochelle,New York , USA-Tue, 27 Feb 2007 12:05:43
Dear Raffaella,
I am sooooooooooooo pleased with your work. If there is anything I can do to help you either here in the USA or give you a recommendation let me know. In this day of so much internet fraud going on it is nice to see that there are still legitimate people doing business. You have earned every penny and again I am very pleased.
Best to you and your family,
Love Karen
Karen F NERO -Kingman, Arizona , U.S.A.Sun, 25 Mar 2007  01:49:37
I received the birth Act today - many thanks.  It's great confirming Loretos date of birth and all the other information you've provided.  I can't thank you enough.
Mike Tamburrini, Scotland, UK- 7 giugno 2007 21.05.48
I have been wanting to write you for a while.  Thank you so much for 
all of your help.  My sister and I are so grateful and excited about 
all of the information we have come to discover.
Words cannot express how I feel.... We received the documents.. :)  Thank you.  :)
Have a great day and thank  you again.
Valerie GIACINTO- USA Wed Jun 27 05:15:48 2007
Dear Rafaella !
Thank you so much for your patience ( Pazienza ! ) with the Sicilian civil commune.  I know this was a difficult search as it took me many months of searching just to come up with the small amount of information I could provide you. I feel as though you have brought some closure and wholeness to my family as we now know there is no D'Anna family in the last few generations.  All the names our family heard though out the years are now coming together. I will definitely recommend you to anyone needing research, you are wonderful!
Big Hugs and Kisses,
Marlene Rinella-Caredio-Morgan Hill, California, USA Thu, 28 Jun 2007 08:00:22
Hello Raffaella,
Well, what can I say, you never cease to amaze me - so you have found our man - he was like an eel but you were like a shark!!
I hope you are well Raffaella and thank you for all your attention. take care,
Francesca Corratta  Liverpool, UK 6 aug 2007, 12:06
Hi Raffaella
Thanks again for your help and excellent communications!
Best,  Don
Don MURO- Saint James, New York, USA Wed, 29 Aug 2007 06:55:33
 Hi Raffaella....What great news, you surprise me ...................
Don Saccomonto Illinois, USA Sat Aug 11  2007
After 3 months with only the name of the wife's deceased father to work from ( even the surname was incorrect) and 50 years since his death this lady Raffaela worked a miracle in eventually tracing the grave where he is laid to rest .She is a caring and professional person and my wife and I thank her for the generous time and attention she gave to this personal matter -
our heartfelt thanks Raffaela,
Nory and Sandy Ireland
Nory  and Sandy Ireland -Dundee, Scotland, UK- Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:30 am
ENRIQUE NERI  Cochabamba – Bolivia 3-giu-2008 0.51
I highly recommend enlisting the services of Raffaella for genealogy searching. I had hit a brick wall in the search for my great-great-grandparents from Italy. Raffaella was able to locate both of my ancestors and get their documents for me. She went well above and beyond and traced my relatives back to my great-great-great-great-great-grandparents (born in 1729 in Padula, Italy. She was able to provide a tree tracing 7 generations back from multiple comunes in Italy. It was absolutely incredible. I have been sharing her research with my family in the United States and they are all amazed. In addition to the delivering the certificates I requested it has been an absolute pleasure emailing with her. She has shared stories and information from Italy that have been priceless.
If you need any assistance with research in Italy I would highly recommend Raffealla.
Alex Cowan  Sydney-Australia Thu Aug 14 04:16:48 2008
Dear Raffaella:
You are surely accomplished.  Congratulations.
And thank you for all of your help.
Maria Grazia- Australia-30/11/2008
Hi Raffaella,

I received the birth acts today.  Thanks so much!!!
I absolutely could not have gotten the birth certificates of my great grandparents from Italy without Raffaella!  She not only made all the neccessary applications and phone calls in Italy, but when we discovered that the information my family had recorded included wrong place names, dates, etc., she was able to dig deeper and come up with all of the correct names, dates and places - despite having to follow a shaky trail from town to town in Italy, trying to find the exact location of the documents, which had been shuffled around in various political and administrative changes in the late 19th century.  Throughout the process, she kept in constant contact, alerting me immediately as to the status of the search and any new information she discovered.  She also gave me tons of extra family information that she discovered along the way at no extra charge.  She didn't ask for payment until she had completed the whole search and had furnished PDF proof that she had the documents in hand.  And the fees she required are probably the cheapest you can find.  You would be crazy to entrust your Italian genealogy search to anyone else!

Allison Gianneschi    York, PA, USA-11 dicembre 2008
Hi, Rafaella,
I received the certificate today. Thank you very much! 
Buone Feste!
Sandford Forte -Palo Alto, CA, USA Sat Dec 20 09:13:24 2008
Last year I needed help locating my Grandfather's birth certificate, in Sicily. Raffaella created a small miracle, because I had exhausted all other avenues. Thank you Raffaella, for your professionalism; for your rapid and thorough research skills; and, for your dedication to service and making your customers happy. You're the best!
Sandford Forte -Palo Alto, CA, USA 8 sep 2009, 02:03
Raffaella Matera has done an excellent job of locating a birth certificate and a marriage certificate dating from the mid nineteenth century in the Campobasso region.  She was very thorough in her research and prompt in her responses and mailings.  She provided not only the necessary certificates, but much additional information as well.  I would highly recommend her.
John LaPorta Connecticut, USA 11  February 2009
Hi Raffaella
You are brilliant!!!!
Pat Rutter England, UK 4 March 2009
Raffaella: Wonderful. Thanks so much.
All  best.
Laurie J. Churchill Las Cruces, NM USA 19 march 2009
Raffaella – thanks.
Vincent L. Ferraro Rancho Santa Fe, CA  USA 24 march 2009
Rafaella, If you were here now I would hug you!!! You have no idea how much this means to me. For so many years I have wondered about the Italian side of my family and you have given me this information and it means so much to me. Thank you so very much.
Julie Churchill Louisiana USA 21 may 2009, 22:1
Raffaella—good news, I received a copy of Giuseppe’s birth certificate.
 Thanks for your help!
 Warren Zaffuto Florida USA 28 May 2009 00.12
Raffaella-Thank you!!!!
Vanessa B California, USA 2 july 2009, 17:57
Raffaella-I can't even find the words to thank you.  How much do I owe you?  Thank you so much.  I am in shock.  I have talked to my brothers and they can't believe it.  Thank you Thank you Thank you.
Janice St. Gemme USA 6 aug 2009, 19:38
Ho appena ricevuta la tua busta. Grazie tantissimo, sono molto contenta!
Danielle Gonçalves Pinheiro   Sao Paulo, Brasil  20 aug 2009, 22:25
My name is Pete Costanzo a Private Investigator in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.  I contacted Raffaella,  alias the Great Suanj, over a year ago to ask if she would assist me in locating any documentation whatsoever on my Paternal Great-Grandparents Giovanni and Maria Raffaella Costanza who emigrated to the America in the 1880’s.  The only information I had was the name of 2 towns in Southern Italy and other information given to me by my Uncle and Cousin.  My original intention was to visit the town when I found out which one it was on my visit to Italy in July, 2008.  Well, I’m here to tell you I’ve had some hard cases in my day but never one that was this hard to crack.  All documents I found in the U.S. indicated they were from “Italy” with no elaboration on exactly where they were from!  The fact that there were so many Giovanni Costanzas who emigrated in that time frame added an additional element of confusion to the search as we couldn’t separate out my Great-Grandfather with any certainty. 
  I’d just about given up when Raffaella’s persistence paid off recently when she located a Marriage extract which indicated they were both from a town called Francavilla Sul Sinni, Potenza, in the Basilicata Region!  If not for Raffaella’s diligence, persistence and  professionalism,  I’m quite certain I would never have located where my Great Grandparents were from in Italy.  I heartily commend and recommend Raffaella to anyone who finds themselves in the same boat as I was in my quest!  God willing, my Family can now visit Francavilla Sul Sinni next Spring and meet our long-lost Cousins!!  It’s a dream come true for us.  As a Professional Investigator myself,  I know a great investigator when I see one and Raffaella is one of the best I’ve ever met in my career God bless her!! 
Pete Costanzo Las Vegas, NV, USA 21 aug 2009 19.06
Thanks so much for being so professional, so FAST, so reasonable and so nice :-) I will stay in contact with you if that's okay and I will keep you informed of the progress I make toward Italian citizenship. ….Thanks again Raffaella.
Carl Semencic  New York, NY, USA 18 oct 2009 14:16
Hi Raffaella,

Thanks so much….
David Green Pennsylvania, USA 11 nov 2009 15:15
Dear Rafaella--
 That is great!  Thank you so much!!
Suzanne Brown NJ, USA 17 nov 2009, 16:51
We are ever grateful to you for this valuable information for our family.  Perhaps we shall ask you to find something else in the near future.
Louisa Tingblad -USA 30 nov 2009
Hope your have been wonderful and I am very fond of you.  My cousin says thank you...
Sheryl Deauville -California, USA-30 mar 2010
Hi, Raffaella
The certificates have arrived! Thank you so much
Laurie_ Pennsylvania, USA 26 jun 2010

 Dear Raffaella,
I received your letter yesterday on returning home from work……
Thanks so much again for your help.
Vito Rossi -London.UK 3 july  2010

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
Joe Manusia- California, USA 11 aug 2010
Thanks Rafaella, that is great.
 McGowan - United Kingdom 21 sep 2010
Hi Raffaella,

Vito Rossi -London.UK -17 oct 2010
Thanks so much
McGowan - United Kingdom -29 October 2010
Please accept my heartfelt thanks for all the information you have sent, as well as your helpful interpretations.
Kind Regards,
Jo Sippie-Gora NJ, USA 16 Dec 2010
Raffaella, thanks again for all your help!
I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate everything you've done for us so far. Wish you all the best.
Erik Drueding Utah, USA 28 jan 2011
Thank you Raffaella!
Karen Christino USA 5 feb 2011
Grazie, grazie mille Raffaella!
Diana Ferrizzi USA 17/03/2011
Dear Raffaella,
Thank you for your help…
Amanda Lumley Australia 19/03/2011
thanks for all this.
Craig Allison   USA 26 mar 2011
Kenneth Adelman  USA
thank you!
Michael Viola  CA-USA
Raffaella ... Thanks again !!
Craig Robinson-USA
Dear Rafaella, Thank you again for all of the information you have provided. It is greatly appreciated.
Nancy Maher
Thanks for everything so far!
Nancy D'Amico 
You were an excellent help in Italy! Mille Grazie!
Joe Zurlo -USA sep. 2011
The certificates arrived on Saturday.  Thank you so much for all you help in finding them.  I don't know how I would have gotten them without you.  You did a tremendous amount of research and I can not thank you enough for your time and effort.  .........  Again, I can not thank you enough for all that you have done.
Thank you
Brad Meyers -OH, USA 26 Sep 2011
Hi Raffaella,
Thank you soooooooooooooooooo much (grazie)!
Roberta Shepherd- NY, USA-28 Oct 2011
Hello Rafaella,
Thank you again for your kind help with this! 
Tom W.- USA 26 Mar 2012
Dear Raffaella …
I wanted to thank you very much for your help.
Don Mazzone Australia   21 Apr 2012
Thanks Raffaella!
Patrick Feeney -USA 22 May 2012
Again I really appreciate all your help. Thanks..
Anthony DeLaurentis  USA-13 Jun 2012
Again molto grazie,
Gary  Modica USA 18 jun 2012
Thank you again for all your help.You were incredibly fast and good!
J. Caruana  USA 26 jun 2012
You have been so great through this process! Thank you for all the help. The translations were really awesome.
J. Caruana  USA 18 sep 2012
Thank you for the help.
Richard Rosa USA Sep 26, 2012
Thank you for the help, I appreciate it. Jeff
Jeff Auer   USA October 3, 2012
Raffaella many thanks...
Sal Greco  USA Nov 9, 2012
Raffaella -Finally! .... Thank you for all your help!..
Roberta Degnore USA  15 Nov 2012
Dear Raffaella, You are great, thanks!
Mike Parenti USA 10 Jan 2013
Hi Raffaella, WOW this is great. THANKS for doing the search!
Donald Slutz California, USA 26 jan 2013
Great, thank you Raffaella!
Jenny Lapetina USA 30 Jan 2013
Thank you!
Maria Theresa Leo Siguaw USA 23 Feb 2013
Hi Raffaella,
I received both physical documents. Thank you for the help so far. You are the best and I will continue to use and recommend you in the future.
Michael  Q. USA 6 Mar 2013
I did receive the package and I want to thank you so much for your hard work and persistence.  You are a kind and special person.  
Joseph Cama USA 7 Mar 2013
Hi Raffaella
Thank you for all your hard work; you are the best! 
Caren Matyckas USA 13 Mar 2013
Thanks again for everything!
Ryan Kyle Canada 2 May 2013
Thank you Raffaella.
Gina Torkos-USA 8 May 2013
Thank you so much!
Donna DeFrank  Illinois, USA 9 May 2013
Raffella, Thank you for all your help!
 Michael Carbonare  USA 12 jul 2013
We received the document today in the mail.  Thank you very very much.
Gino Graziano  USA  6 aug 2013
Dear Raffaella,
I thank you for the work that you did!
Laura Babbin USA 27 aug 2013
Thank you for all your good work. I appreciate it. Grazie!
Roberta Degnore USA 8 sep. 2013
Hi Raffaella, thanks for your help.
Ivo Bertolli UK  23 Nov 2013
Grazie mille. Sono molto grato per tutto il vostro aiuto.
Daniel Paolillo  UK 30 Nov 2013
 Cara Raffaella,
voglio esprimerti la mia gratitudine per il tuo ottimo lavoro di ricerca.
L'origine dei miei nonni paterni è sempre stata un gran mistero per me
fino ad oggi, visto che nel mio Paese mancava la documentazione.
Adesso manderò queste informazioni a tutti i miei parenti in Salvador,
Costarica e Guatemala.
Ti ringrazio ancora e ti mando tanti auguri di Buone Feste, sperando
di poter continuare la nostra collaborazione anche in futuro per
trovare altre informazioni su questo caso.

Roberto Bracamonte
Central America  14 Dec 2013
Thank you for you services! I appreciate what you are doing for me. I am excited about the next project.
Sam Allevato California, USA 21 Dec 2013
To begin with I would like to thank you for your prompt reply. I had almost lost hope of finding these certificates. That was so fast! I really appreciate it.
Michelle Colombo Brazil 4 Jan 2014
Thank you, i could not have done this with out your help.
Ron Julio USA 8 Jan 2014
Thank you so much for everything, this means a lot to me and my family.  There is no way we could have done this without your help.  I truly appreciate all of your efforts with finding our family history in Ripabottoni and the extra efforts with finding the maps of the area.
Ron Julio USA 11 Jan 2014
Dear Raffaella
Thanks again for all your help. Grazie!
 Respectfully, Tom
Tom D’Angelo, Michigan, USA  24 jan 2014

Hi Rafaella,
Wow, this is so great!  Thank you so much for all of your help
Katie Miller
California-USA 11 Apr 2014

Grazie, Raffaella!
Cozette Cerasuolo USA  27 May  2014
Thank you for your help.
Gino Graziano  USA  18 jun 2014
Thanks against Raffaella. … We appreciate your help.
Larry A.- USA- 1 Oct. 2014
Really great progress - thank you so much . It makes fantastic reading
Rob B.Australia 9 Oct. 2014
Thank you very much….
Adria S. -USA 03 Nov. 2014
I received the package today with my grandparents birth certificates. Thank you very much! I will certainly recommend you and your services to others.
Katrina Zaleski   USA 21  Jan. 2015
Thank you – have studied the material – appreciate your efforts.
Chuck Ingerson USA 30 Jan. 2015
Thanks so much this helps and is a great start.
JoAnn Sjerven Canada 16 Mar. 2015
Hi Raffaella,
They arrived, thank you so much, they all look great.
Jason Lopezjones USA 23 Mar. 2015
Thank you for your wonderful work so far.
Sam Carbon USA 24 Mar. 2015
Hi Raffaella,
so thrilled with this new information for my family tree.  Thank you for all of your help!!
Warm regards,
Kathleen Flax USA
27 Apr 2015
I just picked up the documents at the post office today. Thank you for all your help.

Carl J DeMarco USA 2  May  2015
Hello Raffaella - the package arrived yesterday. Thank you so much for your work on this project. I will certainly recommend your services to others!
John Villilo USA 24 may 2015
Just to let you know that the package has arrived. Thank you so much.
Rodrigo Trombeta Brandão -Brazil 1 Jul 2015
 Thank you so much.
I truly appreciate your assistance on this.

Sandra Provenzano USA 9 Jul 2015
Thanks for all your great work!
Best Regards,
Anita Romani USA 7 Aug 2015
I really appreciate your help.
Thank you,
Jason De Luca Japan 16 Oct 2015
Thank you so much!
Rachel Caruso USA 19 Oct 2015
Yes, I received everything, thanks so much!!
Laura Semerano USA 24 Oct 2015

Thank you, Raffaella.

Really appreciate all your work on this.

Sent copy of suggested email below and forwarded a copy to you.
Wayne A. Lalle jr USA 7 Nov. 2015

I received everything just fine. Thank you so much. …. 
I really appreciate your efforts in this matter…. it's such a big help.

Richard Bolson USA 17 Nov. 2015

Hi Raffaella,

thank you for all the work you did to help with this. I really appreciate it.

Vince Costanzo    Australia  27 Nov. 2015
Hi Raffella
you really open some doors for me.
Happy New Year
Basil Minickene USA 30 Dec 2015
Dear Suanj,
Thanks so much! I received everything now.
These are major discoveries in on our quest to learn about our true origins....
Warmest regards,

Aaron Weiss USA 5 Jan 2016
Thanks so much, we appreciate your efforts on our behalf. 
 Ralph Caruso USA 11 Feb 2016
Hi Raffaella,
What a lot of work you have done! 
Fondly, Nita
Anita Romani USA 18 Feb 2016
Oh thank you so much Raffaella! We are so grateful for all of your help and wish you all the best!
Cari saluti,
Jacquelyn, Brian and Rozalynn
Jacquelyn Chapman  USA 5 Apr. 2016
Thank you kindly, Raffaella.
Douglas Halpenny USA 27 Apr.2016
Thank you so very much… this means so much. thank you!
Adria Sorensen USA 29 Apr 2016
Hello Raffaella,
Thank you again for all your help.  I am so grateful to have found you.
You have brought happiness to me.
Lisa Kornstad    USA 4 may 2016

Good evening.
I mentioned the awesome work you've done in findind my greatfather's birth certificate

Alexandre Gastaldo Badolato Brasil 25 May 2016

Take care and hope our paths cross again. Thanks again for your swift and professional assistance.

Will Mangimelli USA 9 jun 2016

 please continue ,you are doing such a fantastic job for me…
thanks again for a job well done. 

John Trubiano USA 29 Jun 2016

BOM DIA Raffaella
MARCELO FAVERANI Brasil 5 Jul 2016
Cara Raffaella,
Sei spettacolare! Complimenti per la competenza e la professionalità !
Susanna Ceccarelli  Italy 16 aug. 2016
Great to hear Raffaella! Thank you so much! I couldn't of done it without you!
John Paragone USA 24 Aug. 2016
All Ok Rafaella,
Thank you!

Luciana Gasparoto Brasil 29 aug 2016
Awesome. Thanks so much.
Scott Greenwood USA 1th Sep 2016
You are the best Raffaella!!
Alaa Abbassi Jordan 29 Sep 2016
ancora grazie..
R. Ferrari Italy 30 sep 2016
Thank you Raffaella.... Its been a pleasure working with you.
Amy Feriante  USA 30 Sep 2016
Very professional job, thanks.
Al Pacosa USA 25 Nov 2016
Raffaella, your work is amazing and quick. Thank-you.
Jack Finalson USA 18 Oct 2016
YEA, thank you for your hard work
Jack Finalson USA 7 Dec 2016
Wow that was faster than expected!
Christine Craig USA 30 Jan 2017
Thank you for all your work. I am excited to know all these new things..
Phil Plumbo USA 1 Feb 2017

Thank you again for your help!

Anthony Diorio  USA 12 Feb. 2017
Once again, thank you for all your valuable help!!!
Grazie Raffaella!
Jorge Chang Guatemala 12 Feb 2017
Thank you very much for all the information!  It was very interesting and much appreciated.
E. DePalma USA 15 Feb. 2017
Hi Raffaella,
Thank you so much for being so efficient.

Michael Simpson USA 9 Feb 2017




more than Happy with your work!!


Daniel De Carli  Brasil 27 Feb 2017

You are the best Raffaela, I am very happy with the outcome of your search and services.
I'll definitely recommend your services to other.
Best regards,
Andrea Velloso USA 3 Mar 2017



That's great!


Peter Roberts UK 13 Mar 2017

Hello Raffaella
I am very happy for this great help you gave me in a short time of research.
Ernesto Trombeta jr Brasil 23 Mar 2017
Thank you so much Raffaella!
Eric Bene  USA 1 Apr 2017
Wow, so much information for me to look through. Thanks, it is a wonderful job. I will ask if I have any questions. I really appreciate all your hard work.
Carol Scott USA 19 Apr 2017
Thank you very much, Raffaela !
Can't wait to get it !
Thiago Crepaldi Brasil 12 Apr 2017
Thank you very much!
F. A. Cheever USA 25 Apr 2017
Thank you, Raffaella
Rob Coulson USA 26 Apr 2017
Peter Roberts UK  3 May 2017
How can I say you how much your work is important to me?
You are fantastic!
Thank you so much
Rafael Galinari Brasil, 4 May 2017
Wow! Wow! Wow!!! 
Ok, this is so crazy and so great to know.
You have changed my family forever now that we know our Italian roots.
Gina Sumera USA 14 May 2017
Realmente muito emoção sobre as informações dos antepassados !!!
Obrigado por este momento.
Adriano Venaglia Brasil 2 jun 2017



Estou muito feliz! Obrigado por seu grande trabalho! Graças a Deus por colocar você no meu caminho! Você é o melhor!


Breno Bracarense Brasil 5 Jun 2017

 All received,  thank you very much.
Mark Wallace USA 9 Jun 2017

Hello Raffaella, thank you for the latest information …  I now know my great grandparents names on my grandfather's side which I did not know before. I appreciate it very much. Thank you, again, you do very good work and have been very helpful.

John DeIorio USA 25 Jun 2017
Thank you for everything.:)
Thayse Casassa
28 Jun 2017
Dear Raffaella,
You´re the best!! Thank you very much, I´m so happy!
Camila do Amaral Brasil 28 Jun 2017
Hi!! I'm really glad you found it! Thank you!!
Nathalia Dalvi Brasil 26 jul  2017
This is amazing! I can’t believe you were able to find that information so quickly.
Stephen Mick USA  4 aug 2017
all your searching and help was very appreciated.I know you took much of your valuable time to help me.
Deborah Coletti USA 5 aug 2017
You did a great job, revealing to me my origins!  And I will be eternally grateful to you for giving me 'this happiness'!
Thank you very much Raffaella, for your excellent work! I will always have a debt of gratitude to you!
L. Z. Gois Brasil 1 oct 2017

Thanks Raffaella you are an Angel

J. Maffei USA 23 oct 2017

Agradeço muito sua atenção. Sem você não teria conseguido.
Não tenho palavras para demonstrar minha gratidão.
M. Figueira Brasil 15 nov 2017
Hi Raffaelle:
Thank you for all of your help.
Best regards,
C. Interrante  TX, USA 20 dec 2017
Well done Raffaella
A. Merchant  UK 26 Dec 2017
Great news that you finally got it!!
M. Mangiafico  MA,USA  30 Jan 2018
Thank you very much!
François Nigro Brasil 7 Feb 2018
Dear Raffaella,
…wonderful! You are amazing….
Thank you for everything,
M. Shaw OH, USA 8 feb 2018
I cannot thank you enough.  Your research answers so many questions that I never could have answered on my own. I appreciate your thoroughness, great communication, and knowledge, and am amazed at how quickly you found the answers!
Grace Brill USA 11 feb 2018
Grazie 👍
L. Cerretti USA 20 Feb 2018
That’s great
I.Owens USA 28 Feb 2018
Once again thanks for all your efforts, I wish you all the best!
Best Regards,
P. Marinho Brasil 18 apr 2018
Oh Raffaella, I am so happy, this is good news!  You have been so helpful and very nice to me.
Eric C. USA  9 Apr 2018
Thank you again for such fast and complete service.
T. Bamrick CA, USA 14 May 2018
Hi Raffaella,
Thank you for your help, my family and I really appreciate it.
S. PILATO NY, USA 26 Jun 2018
Thank you!
G. REBHAN CO, USA 2 jul 2018
Thank you so much for all your help!
G. Rebhan USA 11 jul 2018
Good Morning Raffaella
I am Glad that the document has arrived
M. Paraizo Brazil 16 jul 2018
This is fantastic work, and I sincerely thank you
M. VAVRA USA 15 Sep 2018
Cara Raffaella.
Ho ricevuto il documento ieri pomeriggio.
Grazie mille!!!
Un abbraccio!!!
F. Fernandes Brasil 28 oct 2018
Fantastic, thank you Raffaella! 
Thank you again, I will not hesitate to recommend you!
J. Del Sole USA 3 Nov 2018
Hi Raffaella,
I received the package yesterday. 😃 Thank you so much for your help!!
G. Caruso USA 5 Dec 2018
Ciao Raffaella,
Just letting you know that the documents have arrived today (December the 10th, Monday). I am quite happy and excited here.
Again, thank you for your help and effort on this very important passage towards my Italian citizenship. Your kindness and assistance are speechless.
Whenever I go to Italy, I will do my best to pay you a visit.
P. Alves Australia 10 Dec 2018
Hi Raffaella,
Thank you!
Bruno V. P.  Brasil 23 Jan 2019
Hi Raffaella,
Finally, I received our package...  finally!!!
Thanks again.
Murilo d.S. Brasil 25 Jan 2019
A wonderful job. Perfetto!
Joe Cavano  USA 27 Jan 2019

Wow! Thank you so much! I love it!


Jonathan Sosa  El Salvador 4 Feb 2019

Querida Raffaella estoy muy conforme con su trabajo. La recomendare!!! Por ahora es solo eso lo que quería. Mas adelante veré. Un abrazo y beso. Ha sido un placer
Maria Silvina Ruffatti Argentina  22 Feb 2019    
"Estamos adorando as cartas da Raffaella, dá para perceber o quanto ela gosta achar e percebo um carinho da parte dela em tudo o que ela escreve.
Por favor fale para ela o quanto estamos felizes e emocionadas com essa história."
H. & T. Oliveira Brasil 12 Mar 2019
Very nice! Thank you! 
L. Freesa USA 18 Mar 2019
You have been so helpful and a great pleasure to work with. Thank you so much for all your help!
J.D. Grillo USA 19 mat 2019  
Hello Raffaella, thank you very much!
Will be in touch should another friend be curious about their heritage :)
Thank you so much once again for your help.
Have an awesome Easter weekend!
E. Verri USA 19 Apr 2019
Let me say, you are fantastic!!!
L. Gasparoto Florida, USA 6 jun 2019
I can't tell you how happy I am with this!!!! thanks for all your hard work I am eternally grateful.
V. DeMarco Fierro Uruguay 14 ago 2019
Hello Raffaella,
I received all the files and your translation.  I can't thank you enough! I am happy to pursue my ancestry, and I couldn't have done it without you.
Grazie, grazie, grazie!  I've been going through all the details and organizing the files.  And what a great job you did to organize and translate everything.
Michael Carbonare  USA 28 Aug 2019 



Most amazing news!   I am so very impressed with your work.


 S. Sipes  California, USA 6 Sep 2019


Hi Rafaella,
Wow, thank you very much. You worked a miracle and you did it quickly.


 R. Bevacqua  Florida, USA 17 Nov 2019




You are the best!


L. Gasparoto Florida, USA 9 Dic 2019

Thank you soooo much …
D. Luquez   Florida, USA 24 Jan 2020
Thanks for your services.
A. Ferrino Mexico 27 Feb 2020
This is great information and I truly appreciate it…  A lot of information!  Thank you so much!.
R. Bolson USA 2 Mar 2020
Good morning Raffaella,
I did not expect to receive it back so promptly, wonderful service….
thank you,  this is very much appreciated
L.I. USA 17 May 2020

I Vow To Thee My Country=  liberta  Mi voto a te, Paese mi

I vow to thee my country, all earthly things above,
Io consacro a te, mia Patria, tutte le cose terrene (e anche di più),
Entire and whole and perfect, the service of my love.
il servizio del mio amore sia intero, completo e perfetto.
The love that asks no question, the love that stands the test,
Sia un amore che non fa domande, un amore che sa resistere alla prova,
That lays upon the altar the dearest and the best.
che pone sull’altare (capace di sacrificare) la cosa più cara e la migliore
The love that never falters, the love that pays the price,
Un amore che non vacilla mai, un amore capace di pagare qualsiasi prezzo,
The love that makes undaunted the final sacrifice.
Un amore che non trema di fronte al sacrificio finale.
And there’s another country I’ve heard of long ago,
E c’è un’altra patria di cui ho sentito parlare tanto tempo fa,
Most dear to them that love her, most great to them that know.
è la più cara per coloro che la amano e la più grande per quelli che la conoscono.
We may not count her armies, we may not see her king,
Potremmo non riuscire a calcolare le sue armate o a vedere il suo Re,
Her fortress is a faithful heart, her pride is suffering.
la sua fortezza è un cuore fedele, la sua fierezza sta nel soffrire.
And soul by soul and silently her shining bounds increase,
E anima dopo anima e in silenzio i suoi gloriosi confini crescono,
And her ways are ways of gentleness and all her paths are peace.
E le sue vie sono quelle della gentilezza e tutti i suoi sentieri sono pace.