I was born in northeastern Massachusetts and began researching my family roots on Ancestry.com in 2006. All my life I've heard stories from both my Italian side and my French-Canadian/American side. I decided to see what else I could find online and I was surprised to find a wealth of information! To this day it honestly surprises me how much information is out there waiting to be discovered.
My grandparents were always willing to give me all kinds of information to help me on my quest to learn more both sides of the family. I've learned some amazing things on this journey and made some amazing friends. Not to mention all the cousins I have found along the way!
Along with my genealogy hobby, I have a webcomic and a show on Youtube where I review comic books. You can find both here: starbolts.blogspot.com
The surnames I am most interested in researching are on my Italian side as there isn't a whole lot about them in the United States. They are:
I also enjoy writing, drawing and running. Oh and my last name is pronounced "Ferry-Oh-Low". If you'd like to hear it go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzXFq_m9hQ0
|ANCESTORS BY GENERATION||OVERALL ANCESTORS (CUMULATIVE)|
|Gen. #||Direct Relation to Self||Dates of Birth||Matches||#||# Identified in WikiTree||% Identified in WikiTree||Total #||Total # Identified||Total % Identified|
|3||great grandparent||1880s to 1900s||2nd Cousins||8||8||100.0%||14||14||100.0%|
|4||2nd great grandparent||1850s to 1870s||3rd Cousins||16||16||100.0%||30||30||100.0%|
|5||3rd great grandparent||1810s to 1850s||4th Cousins||32||30||93.7%||62||60||96.7%|
|6||4th great grandparent||1780s to 1820s||5th Cousins||64||58||90.6%||126||118||93.6%|
|7||5th great grandparent||1740s to 1830s||6th Cousins||128||110||85.9%||254||228||89.7%|
|8||6th great grandparent||1720s-1750s||7th Cousins||256||156||60.9%||510||384||75.2%|
|9||7th great grandparent||1690s to 1700s||8th Cousins||512||221||43.1%||1022||605||59.1%|
|10*||8th great grandparent||1660s to 1680s||9th Cousins||1024||416||40.6%||2046||1021||49.9%|
(* )=Endogamy happens in this generation as people appear more than once in the tree.
I am studying various places my ancestors came from. On my Italian side, I have ancestors from these parts of Italy:
In the summer of 2020, I started an Italians in Haverhill category based on the book by Patricia Trainor O'Mailley. Looking at how many relatives I had living in the city on both sides of the family inspired me to create a One Place Study based solely on Haverhill, Massachusetts. Check it out here: Haverhill, Massachusetts One Place Study
In April of 2021, I created a space page for the Italians in Haverhill category. Check it out here: Space:Italians_in_Haverhill.
Paternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Chris Ferraiolo and James Ferraiolo, Parent/Child. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: Parent/child relationship based on 3,449 centimorgans shared across 61 DNA segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Chris Ferraiolo and Diane Hamel. Parent/Child. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: Parent/child relationship based on 3,447 centimorgans shared across 54 DNA segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
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