2009 Guestbook


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Pozdrav svin Istrijanima. Mi je drago ca san naletija na tu padjinu, i mi je drago da nasi ljudi moru kadi i ca napisati i reci, ma kadi oni bili.

Elvis <elvis.prenc1@pu.t-com.hr>
TAR, ISTRA HRVATSKA - Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 14:57:35 (EST)


My ancestor Giuseppe Predolin was born in Lussin, 12 march 1821 and emigrated to Argentina in 1846 where he started a family. His parents, Antonius Predolin and Catharina Boscovich were not married in the island, but had 6 children there who married also to Martinolich, Budua, Penso and Udina families. I would like to get in contact with any Predolin, Boscovich, or any other of these families to look for a connection and continue my family tree. I'm sure they were from some other place in Istria or Italy -Predolini. Thank you. Ema Macias Predolini

Ema Macias Predolini <emamacias@yahoo.com.ar>
Buenos Aires, Argentina - Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 01:46:28 (MDT)


Try the Family search site. The LDS (Mormons) church get the records (births, marriages and deaths) of Portole and Stridone.

Bruno Fucci <bsfucci@yahoo.com>
Sao Bernardo do Campo, SP Brazil - Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 08:05:24 (MDT)

Hi There,

Just wondering if anyone can tell me who I can contact (address if possible) to obtain birth, death and marriage records in Portole, Istria and/or Stridone, Istria?

Much Appreciated! Good to see a helpful site for a beautiful part of the world!

Sydney, Australia - Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 22:30:25 (MDT)

Hello, My father is the history buff in our family. Thanks to CBC radio interviewing Caterina Edwards, I found a piece of history that few know exists. Now I can converse with my dad about Istria! I have just finished reading "finding rosa", and I'm anxious to explore an obviously well run and organized web site. Thank you for inviting me to sign your guest book. Thank you for spending so much of your valuable time with the website to help others in many ways. I hope to learn many new things!

Valerie Thompson Winger

Valerie Thompson Winger <furaflying@yahoo.com>
Hamilton, Ontario Canada - Saturday, April 04, 2009 at 20:45:32 (MST)

By far the best web site about Istria.
What the world needs now is a magician.

DrGoo Melbourne, Australia - Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 21:09:21 (MST)

Ho appena scoperto questo guestbook che mi ha incuriosito molto dato che ho sempre seguito con attenzione la martoriata storia di questo bell'angolo del mondo che purtroppo non ho ancora avuto modo di visitare. Io sono un italiano che vive a Londra e mi piacerebbe molto mettermi in contatto con Italiani che ancora vivono in quei posti per capire meglio come vivono la loro italianita' quotidianamente. Comunque faccio i complimenti a chi ha intrapreso questa bella iniziativa per mettere in contatto gli Istriani di tutto il mondo che io saluto affettusamente.

Giuseppe Cingotti <diomede1959@yahoo.co.uk>
London, England UK - Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 10:40:33 (MST)

Was always interested in my roots of istria . I was born in chicago Ill. and am an american . my mother side was from lika croatia . living now in spain were my wife is from . like to hear from other poropats and istrians to cherish our culture and to have great friendships . god bless marty poropat

martin poropat <m-poropat@hotmail.com>
cartagena, mucia Spain - Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 14:29:37 (MST)

I would like to Thank Marisa Ciceran for the hard work. This is the best and balanced Istrian site in the world. I had a look at the other sites, but they do not even compare to this site. On this site one can find history, music, art, poetry, cuisine, Istrian News etc etc. I could not even list what this site contains.The list could go on and on. This site is not educational for Istrian people only, but it could be used as an information for schools. It contains more that one language so it is universal, and multi-cultural.

Once again I would like to Thank Marisa Ciceran and all the Istrians and non Istrians that have contributed to this site. Wonderful site. "Second To None". Good Day, Bon Giorno, Dobar Dan, Bon Jour, Buenas Dias, Gut Morgen. Thank you for allowing me express my gratitude.

Ciao,Bruno C.

Bruno Clapci <clapcib@hotmail.com>
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada - Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 21:03:51 (MST)

Congratulations Marisa Ciceran for getting the site back on track....so appreciate all your (and collegues) hard work. This is a fabulous place for communicating, learning and remembering this lovely part of the world! Best wishes to all for a very Happy Easter.

Daniela Massa <dmnyc119@aol.com>
New York, NY USA - Monday, March 09, 2009 at 13:02:21 (MST)

Fellow Istrians,

Our Guestbook has been reactivated. However, please know that it is being monitored not only for the unsolicited and harassing spammers but also for inproper messages (as described at the top of this page).  We look forward to reading your constructive comments.

Marisa Ciceran
New York City, NY USA - Monday, March 09, 2009 at 12:36:32 (MST)


Hopefully you or friends could help me. My name is Edi Ribaric and Im born in Pula 1964. Im now living in Sweden with swwedish wfife and 3 kids. Im searching for my uncle of my mother (Maria Ribaric, born 1941 in Matiki family named Ottochian). Unfortunaltely she died in an accident 2003. Im going to Argentina on a business tripp in april and would like to meet Juan Ottochian (my mothers uncle) if hes still alive, or some of his family if possible. His last known adress is Igvasu 785. 1437 Buenos aires Tel 91- 2447. Regards Edi Ribaric

Edi Ribaric <edi.ribaric@sipnordic.se>
Sweden - March 03, 2009 at 14:09 (EST)

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