52 Ancestors – Week 5 – In the Library

This week’s theme is “In the Library”. Back in the 1980’s I used to spend summers with my grandparents up on the farm. The farm was located in Peru, NY on a dead-end road. We were the only people who lived on the road. The farm was bordered by an apple orchard and the Northway.Continue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 5 – In the Library”

52 Ancestors – Week 4 – I’d like to meet

This prompt always makes me want to smile. I spend a lot of time working on my family tree and when I do that I generally let myself listen to my gut and let it guide me because I feel that is my predecessors speaking to me. I would love to meet the following peopleContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 4 – I’d like to meet”

Dreaming of Warmer Days & Research Trips

It is a rainy and rather dreary day here in Queens, I am stuck at work. I am dreaming a research trip or two. I am at the point in some of my lines where I need a good old-fashioned boots on the ground research trip. I haven’t been to a library or an archiveContinue reading “Dreaming of Warmer Days & Research Trips”

52 Ancestors – Week 2 – Challenge

Well, it is onto week 2 of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestor’s Challenge. As soon as I heard the prompt for this week of challenge, I kind of knew what I wanted to talk about. It wasn’t necessarily an ancestor but the Challenge of Researching in a particular time and place. For me that place is theContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 2 – Challenge”

Italian Roots

My Dad is Italian American. His dad, Antonio DellaVecchia was born in Italy in 1903. His Mom, Clara (Chiara) Moro was born in New York City in 1911 to Italian Parents. I haven’t done much research on his family as I feel woefully inadequate as a researcher. Since completing the Boston University Certificate Program inContinue reading “Italian Roots”