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The Importance of Genealogy

via Daily Prompt: Roots

A funny expression, isn’t it? ‘Family tree’? It paints a curiously accurate picture of a slowly growing stem with dozens upon dozens of twisting and inter-connected branches spreading back into history. 319 more words


David's Diary - September 30, 1968

Monday, September 30, 1968

A very slow day—fighting a head cold—blowing my nose every few minutes. Up after 9 o’clock. No breakfast. Intended to study, but got involved in sending the book on race back to Cokesbury—should have been done long ago. 1,095 more words


Tangled Roots

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When it comes to family trees, I’ve always said that instead, I have a family forest.  With more than one generation of adoption of a step-child, my family tree grew exponentially.  628 more words

Daily pedigree charts - Donato Matarazzo (b. 1900)

Plenty of connections to my tree here! The closest is that Donato’s mother, Gentilina, is the half-sister of my g-grandfather Antonio Scardetta. Antonio came to the US around 1920 and settled with the Di Virgilio family and several other Nocciano families in Waterbury, CT. 45 more words


JUST RELEASED! The Omnibus Ancestry, 3rd Edition

Or if you prefer formal titles, The Omnibus Ancestry: 619 Documented American and European Lines.  This newly revised edition extends many ancestral lines, drops a small handful, and adds over 30 new ones since the 2nd edition. 194 more words