The Quilietti Family

Your Quilietti family heritage


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  1. Helen says:

    Hello thanks for your post Lucia. I will go into the pages now and try and sort out the names. If you send a photo of yourself I can also insert into the page. Can you clarify the heading of the page please. Thanks

  2. Phyllis Isgrigg says:


    I’m writing my family history and I have a ggrandfather from Barga. Would it be okay if I use some of your old photos/postcards of Barga? I’m putting together a book and I don’t think it will ever leave my immediate family, but you never know.

    Phyllis Isgrigg

  3. Helen says:

    My photos are all free photos so you are welcome. Who is your family

  4. lisa marchi says:

    Hello! Thank you for your website. I find the history of Italy so interesting. I have heard that my great grand parents were forced to leave now I know why. My family is from Tiglio, Barga and they were figurine makers. Ranieri Marchi and his brother Lorenzo came to this country in 1886, they were figurine makers and I think that Lorenzo worked for Caproni brothers. They left from Le Haure, France, there were 28 and I noticed that a Guiletti was on the list. Some others were Gonnella, Biagiotti, and Chiappa. I don’t know if you have this passenger list but I can show you.
    Merry Christmas!
    Lisa Marchi

  5. Helen says:

    Thank you Lisa for your most interesting comment, just opened this morning after the festivities. How wonderful that you have this passenger list as I have been trying to ascertain how our branch arrived in Scotland. We know that their uncle was also a figurine maker Pietro Donati and that the Guiletti/Quilietti brothers travelled to Scotland with him at theis time 1886. How fantastic if this is the list. Can you please e.mail me on I will also send you a short e.mail as well



  7. Helen says:

    grazie per la vostra offerta di aiuto Mi piacerebbe vedere le tue informazioni. Se preferisci puoi contattarmi su e.mail Grazie mille.

  8. Grant MacFarlane says:

    My grandfather came from Barga. His name was Giovanni Brucciani. He emigrated to England in the early 20th C and married an English girl called Winifred Graham. He owned cafes around England and 1 in Morecome.

    He had two children; Pauline and Antonio. He died in 1943 in Glasgow.

  9. My father was Felix Giacopazzi Jacobs, born 1902 to Filomena Brattesani and Ernesto Giacopazzi, Salt Lake CIty, Utah, USA.. The were married in Telluride Colorado. All of the seven other children were born in California.
    I just returned from a funeral in California of our cousin Eileen Jacobs McDaniel, 82. There I saw a few photos I had never seen before. I am not sure how to post them.

    I also visited Rovinaglia last September with two cousins and met Catterina Brattesani, who I believe lived in Scotland for maybe 20 years

  10. Helen says:

    Hello Grant, and thanks for leaving your comment. Would love to hear more from you regarding your ancestors as perhaps we have a common ancestor. You can connect via . So good to hear from you

  11. Helen says:

    Just found this one Lynn. Hope you received the e.mail I tried to send earlier. Looking forward to seeing you in June

  12. Kathleen Howard/Smith says:

    Hi I am currently tracing my family ancestry. It would appear that my Aunt Agnes was married to Nardo Quileitti. I have some cousins who I haven’t had any contact since my wedding in 1972,they were quite young and their father was an American so I am assuming they went to America.My cousins mother Aunt Ann was younger sister to Agnes. I believe her married name is Ann Lynch and one of her daughters was called Roxanne Lynch, she probably is married, has anyone of that name ever posted here please.
    Many thanks Kath Howard

  13. Helen says:

    Would love to hear more from you. Perhaps we are related

  14. Helen says:

    Barbara I am sure I did reply to this most fascinating post. I am sure with names like Conti and Giovanelli in our trees we are somehow linked via a strand of the spaghetti.

  15. Danielle says:

    Hello, I am wondering if there is anyone still registered with this site as I have a few questions regarding DiPlacido family tree?

  16. Helen says:

    best to go on the fantastic facebook page of the Cassino Italian Immigrants. They have heaps of information on the family links from Cassino of which the di Placido were amongst

  17. Stuart Hayward says:


    I am trying to trace my ancestor Cosimi COSIMI, born around 1795.
    We believe he was born in Barga, certainly Tuscany.

    He left on a figurine campaign, eventually settling and marrying in Bristol, England.
    He married 1824, died 1875.

    I wonder if you could help, or direct me to some?



  18. Helen says:

    The Barga Genealogy Group would be your very best bet. For a small amount you have access to all the genealogy files in the region. I joined a few years back and have found so much information. You can do a yearly or lifetime membership and it is worth every penny. Remember of course that all the records are in Italian

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