Michael 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)]
Brother of [private sister (1970s - unknown)] and [private sister (1990s - unknown)] [half]
Father of [private daughter (2000s - unknown)] and [private son (2000s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 4 Nov 2014 | Last significant change: 21 Nov 2018
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Categories: Marando Name Study | Maranda-80 | German Roots Project | Dutch Roots Project | Tryon Family in America | Mac Interest Group | England Project | Ukrainian Roots | Ham Radio Operators | Rochester, New York | County Cork Project | WikiTree Leaders | En | It-2 | Fr-2 | De-2 | Es-2 | La-2 | German Roots | Italian Roots.

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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 Roots.
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.

DNA Tested
Michael Maranda's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Michael or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Michael:

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On 21 Nov 2018 at 00:39 GMT Mila Rechcigl Jr. wrote:

Please add me to the Czech Roots Project

Mila Rechcigl

On 17 Nov 2018 at 19:55 GMT Lindy Jones wrote:

Please add me to the Czech Roots Project, Michael.

I've adopted and been working on several profiles for individuals from the Bohemian area, so I would like to become an official member of the project.


P.S. Of course I would like the badge, too!!

On 16 Nov 2018 at 06:19 GMT Alex Bell wrote:

Hi Michael, yes, I would like to join.

On 30 Oct 2018 at 23:01 GMT Bianca Barbato wrote:

Hello Michael,

I am trying to get my pre-1500 certification, so I can work on a few of my ancestors profiles, I have met all of the requirements, but I guess I need a project leaders approval before submitting a request form. Do you think you could help me with that, or point me in the direction of someone who can? Any help would be well appreciated.

Thanks, Bianca

On 6 Oct 2018 at 02:16 GMT Pete Palumbo wrote:

Very interesting. I am indeed surprised that your Palumbo family originates so close to mine. My family is from Delianuova which is on the Tyrrhenian Sea side of the Aspromonte and NW of Ferruzzano. Ferruzzano is also near Africo on the Ionian. There are numerous connections of families from Africo and Delianuova. What is the process for me to join your Palumbo project?

On 5 Sep 2018 at 20:17 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Hi Michael,

Did you know our third annual Source-a-Thon 2018 is almost starting ? It will last 72 hours from 28 September-1 October 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 Source-a-Thon Team hope to see you soon !

Greets from the Netherlands ,

The Dutch Roots Project Team

On 1 Aug 2018 at 23:40 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:


Just to let you know of our project changes: I’m Natalie, leader of the Categorization Project. Please have a look at the revamped Categorization Project page, specifically about the new team approach. Members will be now be part of the Maintenance Team. Project Liaisons and leaders will be involved in the Vision and Collaboration team. You would be part of collaboration team. Regards,Natalie

On 15 Jul 2018 at 15:10 GMT Jesse Sierke wrote:

Thanks for adding my Italian Roots project badge to my page. I look forward to collaborate g with the team.

On 24 Jun 2018 at 22:20 GMT Ted (Ernst) Sarvata wrote:

Ah, excellent. WikiText as a partway measure for now, G2G for longer-term, bigger conversation. Thank you!

On 24 Jun 2018 at 17:21 GMT Ted (Ernst) Sarvata wrote:

I’ve been thinking more about the multiple parent issue. Step-parents and adoptive parents really ought to be allowed, in addition to biological/birth parents. If the idea is to document people’s reality, then there are some changes needed, I think. I’d like to have my dad, who happens to have an adoptive relationship with me, as well as my bio dad, who has a DNA relationship with me. FamilySearch.org allows this. Their UI for the feature is clunky, but at least it’s there.

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