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Interesting ... we did a google search for our name and your article came up. In the reading - I see that the family came from the same area as my husband's in Italy (Abruzzo). We research the family for a bit - but stopped a while back ... could be be the same family? Alfonso Firmani left about 1919 on a ship for NY.
Amy -- So nice to get your note. The Firmani side of my family actually comes from Le Marche (as opposed to my mother's side, who were Abruzzese) -- as I understand it, most everyone with the surname Firmani can trace their history back to a small city called Fermo (http://www.le-marche.com/Marche/html/fermo.htm). But send me an email at bgfirmani (at) yahoo.com and we can continue talking. Thanks for your interest! B.G.