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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.
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.
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.
We believe our Uschold's came from Bavaria. They settled in Buffalo, New York, USA.
My Bader's are near Aixheim.
My Granacher's came to Buffalo, NY from Baden.
My Desmond's came to Buffalo, NY.
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.
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.
I've accumulated a good deal of data on both the Effinger and Schneggenburger's of Aixheim and their descendants.
My Marando line traces to Ferruzzano, Reggio di Calabria.
The town of Villa Santa Lucia deli Abruzzi in L'Aquila is the origin of my DeFelice (DiFelice) line.
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.
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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:
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:
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On 9 Feb 2018 at 14:34 GMT Maggie N. wrote:
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.