Lucy (Selvaggio) Selvaggio-Diaz
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Lucy (Selvaggio) Selvaggio-Diaz

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Lucy A. Selvaggio-Diaz formerly Selvaggio aka Chestnut
Born 1960s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of DNA confirmed and [private mother (1940s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
Sister of , [private brother (1960s - unknown)] [half], [private brother (1960s - unknown)] [half] and [private brother (1970s - unknown)] [half]
Mother of [private son (1980s - unknown)], [private daughter (1980s - unknown)], [private son (1980s - unknown)] and [private son (1980s - unknown)]
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Biography

Lucy has participated in 31 out of 52 weeks during the 2021 52 Weeks of Accuracy Challenge.
Lucy (Selvaggio) Selvaggio-Diaz is a Military Veteran.
Served in the United States Army 1981-1988 attaining Sergeant/E5
Trained Soldiers for Desert Storm
Lucy (Selvaggio) Selvaggio-Diaz has Italian Roots.
Lucy (Selvaggio) Selvaggio-Diaz is a member of the Selvaggio Name Study Project.
Lucy (Selvaggio) Selvaggio-Diaz is a member of the Ream Name Study Project.
Descendant
Descendant of PGM migrant Thomas Gardner.

I've put Thomas Gardner in my PGM descendant sticker because I am currently working on his descendants. I descend from in excess of 2 dozen PGM ancestors to include:

Joan AnterJohn BalchThomas Betts
John BoughtonSamuel CorningRobert Day
John FairfieldWalter FairfieldThomas Gardner
Edna HalstedRobert HaseltineRobert Haseltine
John HaseltineRoger HaskellElizabeth Hunter
RIchard KimballMoses PengryUrsula Scott
Mary ShatswellWilliam SkepperNathaniel Stone
John StoneJoanna SwanJohn Trumble
John WebsterMartha WhatlockHumphrey Woodbury
Margery UnknownMargaret Fryer

I am officially 60 years old and it's time to revamp my profile and make it useful. Not that I am not still useful in and of myself, but you know what I mean. I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. I think that is very cool, but I was a military brat and my parents divorced when I was still an infant. My mother took me and her pregnant self and moved back to New York, where she was from, and we lived with her parents on Long Island. I joined the US Army in 1981 during an economic recession. I found out I loved the discipline of the military (don't tell anyone) and planned to be a lifer. Alas, that did not work out as I divorced and had four children to care for. Things happened, and then my sister invited me to accompany her on a genealogy road trip. Well, that escalated fast.

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2021 Mid-Atlantic Team Member Clean-A-Thon
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2021 Mid-Atlantic Team Member Clean-A-Thon

Research Interests

I have started a Ream surname project, please join me! The Ream family is one of our most enduring brick walls.

Edward and Clara (Ream) Williams.

This is Clara Ream with her ENGLISH husband, Edward Williams. I stress the English because Clara was Pennsylvania Dutch all the way! They are not known for marrying outside their community, even today! I wondered how they met, but since she was a domestic, working for a family that may have had a home in Philadelphia part of the year, and he was a shoemaker, perhaps he made their shoes. Clara's father was Andrew J. Ream and if you known anything about the Ream family, you would know that everyone was named Andrew J. Ream. My Andrew was a day laborer and lived in Reading, Pennsylvania. There were other Reams living in Reading when he was, but most of them had skills, like tinsmithery, or were professionals, and I can't find a connection, yet.

I have started a Selvaggio surname project, please join me! This is my very own surname. When I divorced I didn't change my name, but when I remarried I wanted it back. I grew up hating my last name because no one could pronouce it. I was embarrassed. Now I even like my first name. The Selvaggios were from Palermo, Sicily as far back as I have been able to trace. Salvatore Selvaggio, my great-grandfather, was probably the first to emigrate to the US. He lived in Brooklyn, New York and worked on the docks all his life. Other researchers had always recorded is date of birth as about 1868. This date matched census records, however, I found his birth registration on FamilySearch among the Italian records that have not been indexed. Interestingly, his was a late registration. His birth was registered in 1868, but he was actually born in 1865. So there you have it! I have found one new fact about an ancestor! I thought I was so smart and made a free space of Italian vs. English words commonly found on these records only to find that someone else already posted it to WikiTree, but now I can't find it.

I have recently adopted a Betts surname project. The Betts family was one of the first I researched. It was already pretty well documented and was a good way learn a little about family research. Now, it seems no one is researching this name and it needs some work. I have yet to get is up and running. I am a direct descendant of Thomas Betts of Guilford and Norwalk (or is that Norwalk and Guilford)? Anyway, my great-grandmother was Emily Ada Betts. She married into the Williams family that was part Ream (see above). She was the second wife of Joseph Williams whose first wife died leaving an infant son. There was also another Betts Family that settled in Long Island, New York. One of the brothers, also named Thomas, lived in Norwalk at the same time as Thomas Betts of Guilford and Norwalk. They were about the same age too.

Projects

There are too many projects and challenges that interest me, but I'll get it together one day!

Locality Guides

Lucy (Selvaggio) Selvaggio-Diaz is 39% Italian.
Lucy (Selvaggio) Selvaggio-Diaz is 14% English.
Lucy (Selvaggio) Selvaggio-Diaz is 11% Irish.
Lucy (Selvaggio) Selvaggio-Diaz is 8% Welsh.
Lucy (Selvaggio) Selvaggio-Diaz is 8% Scots.
Lucy (Selvaggio) Selvaggio-Diaz is 8% French.
Lucy (Selvaggio) Selvaggio-Diaz is 6% Greek/Albanian.
Lucy (Selvaggio) Selvaggio-Diaz is 4% Swedish.
Lucy (Selvaggio) Selvaggio-Diaz is 2% German.












I'm trying to do some work on the Taranto surname. I think they are from Palermo, like all my other Italian ancestors. I have a new DNA cousin who thinks they are from somewhere else. We are trying to find our connection. She is 92 years old and her grandfather, Carmelo Taranto, was the immigrant. He never talked about his family. He was one of the people who started the Italian Vault in Galveston, Texas. All her other relatives are non-Italian, so it stands to reason that is our connection. I think her grandfather was the cousin of my 2x great-grandmother.

Paternal Surnames
AlicataArenaBilleci CataniaCompagno
D'ArpadiMarcoGiulianoIngrassiaMancuso
RuisiSelvaggioTaranto
Maternal Surnames
BettsBurkeDröscher GrossHogan
KissingerMatthewsMcCarthyPerleyReam
ReynoldsSeymourTennyThöne or Thon or ThonyVaughan
WilliamsWißler or Wissler
Regions
Palermo, SiciliaDeutchland (Freiburg, Swartzwald)Wales (really Canon Pyon, Hereford)
England Brooklyn, New YorkReading, Pennsylvania
Ireland (Counties Cork and Tyrone) MassachusettsConnecticut

My Ancestors Research Statistics

Dropcaps are neat
They give that traditional book look.

Sources

  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Lucille Selvaggio and Donna Selvaggio, her sister. Their most-recent common ancestors are Salvatore Selvaggio and Marilyn Tenny, the parents of Lucille Selvaggio and parents of Donna Selvaggio. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: Sibling, based on sharing 2623 cM (35.161%) across 49 segments.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Lucille Selvaggio and Donna Selvaggio, her sister. Their most-recent common ancestors are Salvatore Selvaggio and Marilyn Tenny, the parents of Lucille Selvaggio and parents of Donna Selvaggio. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: Sibling, based on sharing 2623 cM (35.161%) across 49 segments.

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Hi Lucy. I wanted to say a big thank you for working on my ancestors this week during the WikiTree Challenge!
posted by Roberta Estes
Lucy, having trouble with computer, librarian tried to help but I lost url tothe page of unsourced N Y profiles that is NOT with data doctor. I can't cope with data doc. The page I want lets you pick names by letter in last name. Can you

furnish it to me. I try to do one or two a week but lost the contact. Thanks. Beulah EDITED: I finally found it after sleeping on it and retrying a different approach. My world is going down hill on all of the changes computers are instituting. I need to go back to 2 tin cans and a string simplicity.

posted by Beulah (Maltby) Cramer
edited by Beulah (Maltby) Cramer
Hi,

The Germany Project Leaders are doing their semi-annual check-in with all project members and we want to verify that you’re still interested in being a member of the Project. Please respond by private message and let me know.

Are you currently working with one of our Sub-projects or Teams? If not, take a look at our main Project page for a full list.

We really appreciate your contributions on WikiTree, and thank you for all your hard work. If you have any questions, please ask. We would also love to hear any feedback you may have for the project.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Traci ~ Germany Project co-leader

posted by Traci Thiessen
Thank you for your work on my Wikitree during the challenge. It is well appreciated, happy hunting!
posted by Shelley Murphy
Hi Lucy,

I just wanted to check if you are getting my emails, I think that they might not be going through to you. Would you pretty please let me know.

Thanks ~ Pam

Hello,

I am checking in on behalf of the 1776 Project to announce the new project membership requirements and to verify that you are still interested in being a member of the project. All project members are being asked to join one of the project teams and also to make at least one project contribution every 6 months. We are also asking all project members to join the project's Google Group for project communications.

If you are interested in remaining with the Project, please reply to this comment or send me a message, request to join the Google Group, and let us know what team you would like to participate on.

We really appreciate your contributions on WikiTree, and thank you for all your hard work. If you have any questions, please ask. We would also love to hear any feedback you may have for the project.

If we don't hear back from you we will assume that you no longer wish to participate in the project and if so, you could rejoin at any time as is convenient for you.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

SJ - 1776 Project Leader

posted by SJ Baty
Lucy, Thank you for joining the July Connecting Challenge and helping us create 4052 new profiles!

We’ve started the August challenge here: August Connecting Challenge

100 Profiles
Lucy (Selvaggio) Selvaggio-Diaz created 104 new profiles during the July 2021 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.

Emma

Thanks Lucy for your comment. Good luck with your team (Mid Atlantic Team) as well. Connect, connect, and connect, that is our goal !!
posted by Dorothy Barry
Hi Lucy,

Thank you for contributing to my tree during the WikiTree Challenge this week! Yvette Hoitink

posted by Yvette Hoitink
Hi Lucy,

First of all, thank you for your service. My father was in the Air Force so I understand the military life.

I've noticed you have edited some Bellamy profiles. I think we need to do a name study on the surname. I cannot create the name study since I am still new to the WikiTree. I'll be adding more information to my tree.

I'm also in the US Black Heritage Project as well.

THANK YOU, LUCY, for all your work on Wikitree! I looked through all you awesome badges detailing your contributions. And THANK YOU for your years of Military Service (Army) to our Nation! Army life is rewarding but not easy and many times dangerous!
posted by Juliet (Adams) Wills
Hi,

The Germany Project Leaders are doing their semi-annual check-in with all project members and we want to verify that you’re still interested in being a member of the Project. Please respond by private message and let me know.

Are you currently working with one of our Sub-projects or Teams? If not, take a look at our main Project page for a full list. We recently launched a new Profile Improvement Team and are seeking new team members. Let me know if you’re interested.

We really appreciate your contributions on WikiTree, and thank you for all your hard work. If you have any questions, please ask. We would also love to hear any feedback you may have for the project.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Traci ~ Germany Project co-leader

posted by Traci Thiessen
Lucy,

Thank you for joining our first ever Connecting Challenge and helping us create 2729 profiles by adding 27!

You can add the participation sticker to your profile if you’d like. Connecting Challenge Stickers

We’ve started the March challenge here: March Connecting Challenge

Emma

25 Profiles
Lucy created 25 new profiles during the February 2021 USBH Connecting Challenge.
Lucy, I added Harry Flug's uncle here. Would you have time to paste in your notes from his life in New Haven?

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Weisman-164

posted by Karen Lowe
Sure I will enter what little I found.
That was the same record I thought might be him! I couldn't read it though and thought "Chil Dawid" might mean son of David. Good work!
Thanks, but it was the Russian translators on Facebook's Tracing the Tribe group who rescued us. :-)
posted by Karen Lowe
Great profile cousin! Thanks for proposing the Bowne-Lawrence merges.
posted by Sara Mosher
Hi Lucy,

I sent you a message a while ago on behalf of the Germany Project and have yet to hear back from you. I hope you are well.

If I don’t hear from you in the next week or so I’ll assume you no longer wish to be in the project and go ahead and remove you. You would, of course, be most welcome to rejoin at any time via the G2G sign-up post.

Best wishes,

Kylie :-)

posted by Kylie Haese
Hi Lucy, I wish to thank you for your work on PGM Beyond New England profiles. Also I would be interested in knowing if you would like to remain on the PGM Beyond New England list.

Thank you. Cheryl Skordahl PGM Leader (Aldrich-908)

Hi, Lucy!

Thank you for your participation in October 2020’s Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi,

On behalf of the Germany Project, I am currently undergoing our member check-in's and wanted to verify that you are still interested in being a member of the project. Are you currently assigned to or working with one of our Sub-projects or Teams? We have many new teams so have a look on the Germany project page for the full list. I would be delighted to help you get setup in one or more of our collaborative teams!

We use Google groups for project collaboration, so if you are not yet setup, please submit a join request and we will get that approved as quickly as possible. We also ask that you check your follwed tags to make sure you are following the correct project tag (GERMANY) so you don't miss any disucssions in G2G.

We really appreciate your contributions on WikiTree, and thank you for all your hard work. If you have any questions please ask. I would also love to hear any feedback you may have for the project!

Please respond by private message. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Kylie ~ Germany Project Leader

posted by Kylie Haese
Ciao! I created a thread for the Italy project teams here: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1091444/italy-project-teams-assemble

I hope you check it out. If I have you down for a team, let me know. If you still haven't decided, feel free to comment. Thanks!

posted by Chris Ferraiolo
Hello, Lucy!

Thanks for all the work you accomplished during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree. You have every right to be pleased with your efforts!

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

PS: The weather is wonderful and the mountains are beautiful in North Carolina! :-)

posted by Pip Sheppard
Ciao! This is just a general check-in for members of the Italy project. I am checking to see who is still interested in being a member of the project as we go through some much needed restructuring. I was also wondering what teams you would like to be on. We’ve created teams for each part of Italy. North, South, Islands etc. They will be explained further in an upcoming g2g post. Stay tuned. For now, please let me know if you are still interested in the project and if you’d like to be a member of a team. (You said something about Sicily, right? Want to be on the islands?)
posted by Chris Ferraiolo
Hi Lucy, I saw your comment on Marie (Fevord-) Smith [[1]]

Did you find out anything after your "poke around?"

I'm working on her and her supposed husband - William Smith.

The DNA administrator on William's profile has admitted that her surname is probably an educated guess from her researcher.

I think I forgot why I was "poking around" and just thought "cool!" I'll look at it again tomorrow.
It's ok if you don't have the time, Lucy. I just thought that if you know anything, I would want to know about it now as well, since I'm working on the profile and we're both interested in New York. Thanks for the comment, you made on the profile, though, cause it made me perk up and take a good look. Have a nice evening.
Hi there, Lucy!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 200!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Lucy this is a reminder that the monthly Connectors Challenge is supposed to be posed on the EVENING of the 14th of each month. Also be sure to include the correct dates on each challenge - last month's incorrectly had December on it. Also the title for last month just said APRIL but the Connectors Challenge crosses the monthly border, so for example, this month's title should show "2020 Apr-May" and the correct time period is 2020/Apr/15 to 2020/May/15. Thanks
posted by N Gauthier
German Betts or English? (I have German-- was Betz)
posted by Jillaine Smith
English Betts. I descend from Thomas Betts of Guilford and Norwalk. I do have two distinct German lines, both from Freiburg, Baden area. Ream or Riehm and Thoene and various spellings. The Reams came to Pennsylvania in the early 1700s and were ancestors of my maternal grandmother. Thoene was my maternal grandfather's father. He came to New York in late 1880s as a teenager and orphan.
Hi Lucy,

It has been a few weeks since we contacted you about your participation in the Disasters (and Titanic) Project and as we haven't heard from you, we are following up to make sure you wish to remain a member.

We understand that interests shift as we grow our shared tree and that some members may have moved on to projects more pertinent to the branches they are currently building. If this is the case for you, please let us know.

If we do not hear back from you within the week, we will assume you have moved on to other things for the moment and remove you from the project. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin should your interests shift back in this direction.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

Regards Joan

Hi Lucy,

Just dropping a line to say it's time for the next Connectors Challenge when you get a moment! Thanks for all you do for the Connectors project :-)

Abby

posted by Abby (Brown) Glann
Hi Lucy,

On behalf of the Disasters (and Titanic) Project Leaders we are carrying out a check-in to see how all the members are doing and taking the opportunity to thank you for all your hard work in the past.

We have recently made a lot of changes. We are changing the focus of the project to include more about people involved in disasters and the effect it had on them and their families. We have divided the project into teams. Please have a look https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Disasters

Please let me know, by comment on my profile or a private message, whether you are still active in the project, and which team(s) you would like to work with. What are you enjoying most about being in the project? What would you like to see improved or changed?

We're looking forward to hearing back from you,

Joan and Lizzie

Incredibly great work during the 2020 Scan-a-thon! Our Tree has been enhanced by your efforts to preserve photos and documents, Lucy!

The Appreciate Team THANKS YOU!

Pippin Sheppard Appreciation Team Member

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Lucy,

Could you remove The Great War sticker? Note: I don't think you died in that war! (Also, when you do use that sticker, the correct term is World War I, at least for sticker use. Thanks, Natalie, Categorization

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Hi Lucy,

I never got a chance to say thank you for taking on the Connectors Challenge each month! I appreciate it on behalf of the Connectors project. You're doing great :-)

Abby

posted by Abby (Brown) Glann
Thank you Abby. I am still not used to doing it and am terrified that I am going to miss posting it on time! I guess it will take a few more months.
Hi Lucy,

Welcome to the Titanic Project :-) Thank you for adding the tag to your profile and updating the Titanic Project Page.

I’m looking forward to working with you!

Lizzie

Hi Lucy,

It's almost time for the 2019 Source-A-Thon, and I'm excited to be on the Mid-Atlantic Team with you! Thank you so much for leading our team. Good luck with your sourcing tis weekend, and have fun. ~ Star

posted by Star Kline
Thanks so much for helping with the Black Sheep profiles!

It is greatly appreciated.

Susan

posted by Susan McNamee
Hi ,

On behalf of the Connectors Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Michelle ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Hi Lucy!

The Appreciation Team thanks you for all for your hard work for reaching 1000+ (actually, over 1200!) contributions for the month July 2019. Onward and upward!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
On other stuff as usual ;) but added an 1890 Veterans Schedule for one of the 55th when I ran across it: https://www.wikitree.com/photo/jpg/55th_Massachusetts_Volunteer_Infantry-6 - Company F gent.
posted by K Raymoure
Hi Lucy

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Categorization Project. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following:

1) Checked the https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Categorization] for ways to contribute.

2) Added Categories to the tags you follow.

3) PMed the project leaders with your email address to be added to the [1].

4) Bookmarked the [2] to monitor the project watchlist.

Thank you!

Karen ~ Volunteer Coordinator


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