Saturday, May 4, 2013

SNGF: My Mother's Mother's Patrilineal Line

It's been a while, but I thought I'd try to participate in this week's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge, as posed by Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings. Except - my mother and her mother are both living, and neither, I think, would want to be identified by name online. I'll do what I can, operating under the no living persons restriction.

1. What was your mother's mother's name? [This falls under the no living persons restriction.]

2. What is your mother's mother's patrilineal line?
-Carmine Lanzillotto (1894-1969)
-Giuseppe Lanzillotto (1851-1931)
-Nicola Lanzillotto (????-????)

3. Can you identify male siblings of your mother's mother, and any living male descendants of those siblings? My grandmother had 3 brothers, 2 of whom are still living. I sometimes still get confused by which of my mother's many, many cousins go with which aunts and uncles, but I can confidently say that among them they had at least 3 sons and one grandson, and quite possibly more. 

More than anything else, what this exercise has revealed is that I need to sit down with my mother and have her help me sketch out her side of the family tree - not our ancestors, who I have a handle on, but her cousins, who are so numerous as to defy all but the sharpest memories.

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