My name is Carmen Papallo and I was born and raised in Meriden, Connecticut. My parents were both born and raised in Martone, RC, Italy. Meriden is home to many families from Martone that immigrated to America. Many Martonese emigrated to Sydney, Australia and I have hundreds of cousins that reside there today.
I have been to Martone several times growing up and I even went to preschool there. I have many great memories from these visits. I have been interested in my family history for many years, but have been doing serious research since 2009. While doing this research I have found that many of the families in Martone are related because of the small size of the town. About 80 surnames have been there since the 1700’s or earlier.
I have access to the civil records for Martone from 1809 to 1910. I plan to index all of the records and work towards ultimately creating a Martone Family Tree. I look forward to helping anyone interested in their family history, sharing stories, and teaching others about my research. Ciao!