Meet Anna Rossi Torregrossa, Part One


It is sometimes very difficult to present the life of a family matriarch prior to her marriage when there is so little information about her early years available. 1,193 more words

Genealogical Research

Assignment #1 - About me and What I'm doing here

I’m Brian Elliott.  I live in Southwestern Ontario, Canada – half way between Toronto and Detroit Michigan.

I’m currently between jobs, having worked for a local food manufacturer for 30 years.  157 more words


Memories of Our Dads and Life at 6702 10th Avenue

The postings of the initial emails Betty Ann and I exchanged continues. It is fascinating to compare the behaviors and attitudes our fathers had in common when it came to raising their daughters. 1,138 more words

Genealogical Research

Betty Ann and EmilyAnn: Grandfathers, Fathers, Music Lessons and Macaroni

About Betty Ann’s paternal Grandparents, Rosario and Liboria Torregrossa and musical talents in the Torregrossa Family

From Betty Ann’s email to me of August 12, 2014 5:44 p.m. 1,228 more words

Genealogical Research

Meet Dr. Ermete Torregrossa and Family

I’m very delighted to present a new series of postings focusing on Dr. Ermete Torregrossa and his family.

Dr. Torregrossa was the son of Rosario and Liboria (nee Scarlatti) Torregrossa. 375 more words

Genealogical Research

The Aftermath of Researching the Civil War


Is it the way of things that we discover the easier path at the end of a journey rather than the beginning? As in life, also true in research. 1,258 more words

Family History

Genetically Speaking, Could We Be Cousins?

Hard to believe, but we just might be near or distant cousins, or cousins once or more removed.  When I started my genealogy research about 35 years ago we may never have been able to answer my question about being cousins with any certainty in a single lifetime. 1,399 more words

Culture & Identity