Michael Joseph Maranda

Michael Maranda

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Michael J. Maranda
Born 1960s.
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Son of [private father (1940s - unknown)] and [private mother (1940s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 4 Nov 2014 | Last significant change: 16 Apr 2018
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Marando Study
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Italian Roots

I lead the Italian Roots project here at WikiTree. I welcome any questions and will try my best to support you as you develop profiles and records under this project. Name and Place Studies are especially welcome to be listed at Italian Roots, and I personally find Place Studies an especially good fit. It seems that once you get back to a town or commune in Italy the families interconnect in amazing ways.

Name and Place Studies

I am working on One Name Studies and One Place Studies for several of my family lines. I also enjoy tracing the descendant lines of my ancestors. I am happy to connect with anyone who shares these interests.

Marando Name Study

My surname is Maranda - but in our line it was originally Marando, and changed in the generation of my great grandfather who emigrated to the USA, settling in Rochester, NY. This Marando line traces to Ferruzzano, Reggio di Calabria.

Schneggenburger Name Study

Uschold Name Study

We believe our Uschold's came from Bavaria. They settled in Buffalo, New York, USA.

Bader Name Study

My Bader's are near Aixheim.

Granacher Name Study

My Granacher's came to Buffalo, NY from Baden.

Desmond Name Study

My Desmond's came to Buffalo, NY.

DiFelice Name Study

The surname shifted to DeFelice in Rochester, NY where my great grandfather and his parents settled. They were from Villa Santa Lucia degli Abruzzi, Italy. I am working on a place study of VSL.

O'Brien Name Study

My O'Brien line arrived in Buffalo, NY in the 1850s. Most of my knowledge on this surname pertains to our branch after arrival in the USA.

Aixheim Place Study

I've accumulated a good deal of data on both the Effinger and Schneggenburger's of Aixheim and their descendants.

Ferruzzano Place Study

My Marando line traces to Ferruzzano, Reggio di Calabria.

Villa Santa Lucia Degli Abruzzi Place Study

The town of Villa Santa Lucia deli Abruzzi in L'Aquila is the origin of my DeFelice (DiFelice) line.

Tryon Research

I've wound up establishing a Tryon Name Study as I work to break through another of my brick walls. I've amassed a considerable database of Tryon's in America as well as in England, though I have not imported all of them. I am eager to connect with anyone working on the Tryon surname and variants.


All my family lines blended in Buffalo and Rochester, NY. As such I have become fairly knowledgeable about the Irish and Germans in Buffalo, and then the Italians and to a lesser extent the Ukrainians in Rochester.

Ukrainian Research & Slavic Roots

I've not made as much progress on my Ukrainian heritage - but am eager to do so. Language and the writing system are a major barrier, but now that Summer Orman and I have kicked off the Slavic Roots project and I have establshed the Ukrainian Roots freespace project as a sub-project to that I hope we can assemble resources and guides that benefit anyone working and collaborating on Slavic Roots! For now, these are free-space projects, so please show your support so they may attain official standing on wikitree.
Michael Maranda has German ancestry.
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Michael Maranda has Irish ancestors.
Michael Maranda has Italian Roots.

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Family origins in Aixheim, Wurttemberg
I coordinate the Italian Roots and am helping to establish a Slavic Roots project
Tryon lineage is understood to have been from England, with earlier Dutch origin
Several lines - origins in Aixheim, Wuerttemberg; Bavaria; Baden; and Lothringen.
interest in the internationalization of the wikitree site
My Granacher came to Buffalo from Baden (as far as I can tell) - still trying to make progress on these lines.
I understand my ancestor Ansel Tryon's mother's maiden name to be Herrick. This is filed under:Brick wall!
My Irish lines came together in Buffalo, NY. O'Brien, Desmond, Horrigan.
I am happy to help others establish Italian name and place studies
My family name was originally Marando (in Ferruzzano, RC) - sometime in the first generation of immigration the name was changed to Maranda. I have a name study for this surname.
Hope to help others participate effectively in the wikitree community and to learn from other mentors along the way.
Name studies are a great way to organize and collaborate on family research!
Working in several place studies: Aixheim, Ferruzzano, Villa Santa Lucia degli Abruzzi
Family origins in Aixheim. I have a place study for Aixheim and a name study for this surname and variants.
I am helping to coordinate the Slavic Roots effort. My slavic roots are in the Ukrainian branch.
This is one of my brick walls! Tryon lineage in New York State - Binghamton and Buffalo. I am working on Tryon as a name study.
Two of my great-grandmothers are of Ukrainian heritage.

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On 13 Apr 2018 at 22:37 GMT Bill Smolak wrote:


I merged Tryon-993 with Tryon-4124. I hope that I didn't mess it up. Bill Smolak

On 13 Apr 2018 at 21:18 GMT Bill Smolak wrote:


My record Tryon-993 should be deleted or merged with Tryon-4124, and remove the connection to C. C. Adams, Adams-26922. Also record Adams-26922 should be deleted, but I do not know how to delete a record. Thank you, Bill Smolak

On 22 Mar 2018 at 19:15 GMT Joop van Belzen wrote:

Hello Michael,

Did you know there's a Spring Clean-a-Thon organized ? It will last 72 hours in the weekend of 21-23 April 2018, a big event here you can register and since you're a member of our project perhaps you want to join us and have some fun ? Here's our Flying Dutchmen Clean-a-Thon Team

And..that's not all, we also will have our Dutch Roots Hoogovens Hotshots Challenge next week from 27 March – 2 April, so if you want to have some fun and work on something different for a change, you're very welcome to join us !

Greets from the Netherlands ,

The Dutch Roots Project Team

On 21 Mar 2018 at 18:06 GMT Karen (Neuvirth) Willliams wrote:

hello Id like to join the Czech Roots Project and the German Root Project, may i have the badges?

On 24 Feb 2018 at 17:10 GMT Jacqueline Clark wrote:

Michael I was going to create Angelo tomorrow I can find no information on the brother James. Angelo used a different spelling to Afiliano-1. Afilani let me know if you need my research on ancestry please I can invite you into the tree I use

On 23 Feb 2018 at 23:54 GMT Richard Draper wrote:

You asked about Walter Livingston's middle name. It is Tryon. "Tyron" was a typo in someone's list. He is listed in Livingston Genealogy by Reuben Hyde Walworth, on page 62. I got the book at the Livingston Manor in NY.

On 22 Feb 2018 at 21:31 GMT Ron Smith wrote:

Thank you for pointing out the marriage and death dates of Francis Tryon Aitken being the same date. This is fixed now. The profile was imported and the source was correct so I cannot explain how the date changed.

On 17 Feb 2018 at 20:42 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:

But I been thinking there are a lot of profiles that they were Moravians like I have a lot of relatives on my mother side that came from Germany and even started a community and town of Moravians from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania I have been to this town and have a picture of the Moravian College there that I saw when we were up in New England in the fall time in the year of 2002 or 2003. Then they went and started Old Salem which is Winston Salem, North Carolina they were Spachs and Rominger. Adam Spach was one of the leaders he is related thru my mom’s side of the family. So I thought WikiTree could start a project and a badge for Moravians I would be happy to be a leader get a leader badge for being the leader. But I don’t know how to go about starting a project that WikiTree will approve of for the Moravians even. Because as I said at the beginning there are a lot of Moravians. What do you think about this and about the idea of that type of project. They are from Germany. But if I even could get that badge for Czech Roots and Slavic Roots. Could there be a project started under this for Moravians. And also have a badge for Moravians even.

On 12 Feb 2018 at 17:30 GMT Rafał Bulak wrote:

Hello. If I can help, I will be happy to join the project.

On 9 Feb 2018 at 14:34 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Kit 1: T322601 (Maggie Nagy)

Kit 2: T138986 (*Michael) A205948 Christine Franko ( I never contacted her as relationship is too far)

It's interesting. We do not share any DNA in our ancestry at all but our Ukraine roots may be from same region. We share kits that match us both but specifically one is Christine Franko ( and a few others, too small to consider). However, the thing I like about the "People who match both kits, or 1 of 2 kits" tool utility is it can point you towards places to look for ancestral locations. Christine match on my Modzelewski side, particularly the branch that originally stems from the Ukraine. My mtDNA line is from the Ukraine and I even connected it ( at a group in FTDNA ). More to do but probably way back there, our Ukraine people came from same area.

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