Born in Rochester, NY in the early 1970's - I am the youngest child of a 1st generation Italian American - Dr. Joseph Guzzetta and a "just off the plane" Dane - Kirsten Knudsen.
I am on a quest to learn more about my family history on both sides of the Atlantic and hopefully solve a few "family mysteries" along the way.
Always happy to help out - If anyone has any questions, comments or just wondering "how are we related" Please feel free to let me know.
Maternal/Child relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Kirsten (Knudsen) Marsh - Ancestry member: gbmkir57, and her son Mike Guzzetta - Ancestry member: mikeguzzetta. Their MRCAs are Kirsten's parents, Mike's grandparents, Kristian Knudsen and Emma Knudsen. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: Parent, Child; Confidence: Extremely High.
Paternal relationship for Mike Guzzetta and his father Joseph Guzzetta Jr. is confirmed by a AncestryDNA test match between John Garvey and Mike Guzzetta, 3rd Cousins. Their most-recent common ancestors are Giuseppe Antonio D'Andrea and Francesca (Miceli) D'Andrea, the great great grandparents of John Garvey and Mike Guzzetta. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 4th Cousins, Amount of shared DNA is 36 centimorgans across 2 DNA segments; Confidence: Extremely High. (NOTE: shared centimorgans on low side for 3rd cousins but still in range thus the 4th cousin estimation by AncestryDNA)
First-hand information. Entered by M Guzzetta at registration.
Denmark is my mothers country of birth. My entire maternal branch has deep roots in Denmark going back to at least the 1600's (the farthest back I have gotten so far on my maternal branch). Specifically the historical county (Amt) of Ringkøbing, now part of the Mid Jutland Region (Region Midtjylland).
Guzzetta is my direct paternal line surname originating from Valledolmo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy. My direct Paternal line Y-DNA Haplogroup is: G-Z30503* (Tentative, To be reclassified into a new terminal subclade)
Holmgård is a Tilnavn (a family second surname often of geographic or occupational origin) that is commonly found in my maternal/maternal-maternal line originating from Herning, Ringkøbing, Denmark. In this instance Holmgård is of geographic origin.
Knudsen is both my direct maternal line and maternal/paternal line surname originating from Herning, Ringkøbing, Denmark. Yes - both grandparents are Knudsen's, but not related! My direct Maternal line mtDNA Haplogroup is: T2b24b
Lund is a Tilnavn (a family second surname often of geographic or occupational origin) that is commonly found in my maternal/paternal line originating from Herning, Ringkøbing, Denmark. In this instance Lund is of geographic origin.
Midtjylland (The Mid Jutland Region of Denmark), specifically the historical county (Amt) of Ringkøbing that makes up part of region Midtjylland. My entire maternal branch has deep roots in Ringkøbing going back to the 1600's.
The historical county (Amt) of Ringkøbing, Denmark. My entire maternal branch has deep roots in Ringkøbing going back to the 1600's. Ringkøbing is now part of the Mid Jutland Region (Region Midtjylland).
Tviis is a Tilnavn (a family second surname often of geographic or occupational origin) that is commonly found in my maternal/maternal line originating from Herning, Ringkøbing, Denmark. In this instance Tviis is of geographic origin.
The town of Valledolmo in the Palermo metropolitan region of Sicily, Italy. My entire paternal branch has deep roots in Valledolmo going back to the 1600's. I have a deep intrest in researching not only my direct genealogical roots in Valledolmo; but the greater interconnected Genealogy of the whole town.
Venø is my maternal/maternal-maternal line surname originating from Herning, Ringkøbing, Denmark.
Mike Guzzetta's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Mike or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 700 markers, haplogroup G-Z30503*, FTDNA kit #873595
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup T2b24b, FTDNA kit #873595
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Mike:
You're welcome. I am constantly going through Valledolmo records and making connections, my own special project. I am trying to find your Maria Vacanti. My 3rd great grandmother was also a Maria Vacanti.
Hi Mike, I approved the merge you suggested, I proposed one as well. I have deep Valledolmo roots and will be sending you a PM in a few. We are most likely distant cousin as almost everyone from Valledolmo was related in one way or another.
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