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Our Names are Donald Hurley & Andrea Ciappa Hurley. We have a new addition to our family, Lena Erin Ciappa Hurley. We are trying to research our family trees. A lot of people have contributed to this effort and we would like to thank all of them for being so forthcoming with information.

My mother, Audrey MacMaster has lost track of much of her family due to early deaths of many of her granparents. We are especially interested in relatives linked to Henry Piper and his wife Johanna Woods Piper Meyers and their children circa 1850-1890 NYC. George Walters and Margaret Tonyes Walters, same time and place.

We are also looking for ancestors and descendants of Timothy Hurley who came to the states, probably in Maryland around mid 1600's.

We are also looking for any Reilly or O'Reilly relatives. Mine went from Ireland to Scotland to the US. They are John Reilly and Catherine Leonard Reilly parents and Bridget Reilly McMaster daughter. We know nothing of John Reilly and Catherine Leonard Reilly except that they are listed on the marriage certificate in Scotland of Bridget Reilly and Donald McMaster.

We have lost track of many branches of the Piper-MacMaster(McMaster) family, the last names we know of are, Gallahue, Kelleher, Tice, Hanlon, Lane, Thompson or Thompkins, Tonyes and Woods. Spelling is uncertain for Tonyes.

We have been very lucky to have found lots of information related to the Ciappa, Galbo and Giambertone families. We are always looking for more relatives. Please contact us if you have any of these names in your tree. Chances are very good we are related.

If you are a member of any of these families we will be happy to hear from you. Please e-mail us at either or or

We will never be done researching, but at this time we are concentrating our efforts in New York City, New York,, Palermo & Sicily, Italy and Scotland and Ireland. We are actively looking for 1880 indexed census data.

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The Donald Hurley & Andrea Ciappa Genealogy Home Page
Updated June 22, 2001


Andrea Ellen Ciappa Hurley
2834 Aquaduct Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29414
A-United States
843 556 6059

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  • Ciappa Origins in Palermo (2 KB)
    This is a report prepared for me by Luigi Mendola on the origin of the Ciappa family in Palermo
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    This is a report prepared for me on the origins of the Galbo family formerly known as the Garbo family. The report was prepared by Luigi Mendola
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    This report on the origin of the Giambertone family was prepared for me by Luigi Mendola.
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