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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 21 Oct 2017 at 15:58 GMT Richard Bishop wrote:
My wife was born Dolores Prosek and her ancestors came from the Prague area in the late 1800s. I would like to join the Czech Roots project. Thanks, Dic Bishop
On 21 Oct 2017 at 01:08 GMT Barbara Ray wrote:
On 20 Oct 2017 at 23:58 GMT Vic Watt wrote:
I have put up a profile for Cyril Korman, Korman-88. He was born in Odessa in 1903, when it was part of Russia. Does he belong in the Russian Roots or Ukrainian Roots project? Vic
On 4 Oct 2017 at 18:10 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:
On 3 Oct 2017 at 15:21 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:
We are starting a French Roots project and I was wondering if we'd include Monaco, or if it is already part of the Italian Roots project? We've begun cleaning up and sourcing the Monaco princely line. Our projects also intersect on Corsica and the County of Nice ! Thanks!
On 1 Oct 2017 at 23:50 GMT Becky (Lawson) Gouge wrote:
On 1 Oct 2017 at 23:46 GMT Becky (Lawson) Gouge wrote:
On 20 Sep 2017 at 17:16 GMT Kirk Haggerty wrote:
Thanks Kirk Haggerty
On 1 Sep 2017 at 22:14 GMT Astrid (Schellenberger) Spaargaren wrote:
Did you know there's a new Source-a-Thon 2017 (first register here) organized for 30 September -2 October 2017 ? A huge event, to keep things organized we are going to work with teams again, since you're a member of our Project, perhaps you would like to join our Team Flying Dutchmen Team to help and source and improve Unsourced Netherlands profiles ?
We sure can use some help and you can win prizes, but the best thing of course is we are going to work on this together get as many as possible Unsourced profiles Sourced and improved and have a lot a fun ! :)
The Dutch Source-a-Thon Team
On 15 Jul 2017 at 02:12 GMT James McMullen Jr wrote:
Thanks for the email about the Jewish Roots project. Yes I would like to join in and participate, and learn! I look forward to it. James McMullen