Good evening Carol - nice to hear from someone. Don't know if the same Violante or not - looks like you spell last name different - on all my researched records (death certificates, mariage, ships, etc.) spelling is ViolAnte. My grandfather was Andrea (Andrew) Violante. Andrea married Eleanor Cirigliano prior to coming to America. Andrea's father (my great grandfather) was named Guiseppi Violante and was married to Porzia Belluscio. Not sure if Guiseppi or Porzia made it to America - still researching that. My records indicate, so far, that everyone settled in Pennsylvania. Some of my records also indicate Matera - Bacsilicata. What exactly kind of records do you have? I look forward to hearing from you.