Wednesday, November 27, 2013

More Swedish Connections

A Swedish cousin of a cousin (we share cousins, but aren't cousins) sent me two links to Swedish family trees. The couple these both link to are my 5th great grandparents, Anders Spångberg and Stina Beata Birath - if the trees are correct, there may be a paper trail back to 10th and 11th great grandparents on two lines!!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Crossing the Pond - Italy!

I did a quick stroll through Family Search this evening and found they have posted images of records from the hometown of my great-grandfather Francesco Giordano (Frank Jordan), Omignano - I found my first Italian record, of my great grandfather's birth! (His is the last record on the page, the last for 1887.)

His parents are Giuseppe Giordano and Rosalia Cammarota. Now I need to learn some Italian....

Update 10/22/2013: Marriage record for Frank's parents, Giuseppe Giordano and Rosalia Cammarota:

Update 10/31/2013: And Giuseppe and Rosalia were kissing cousins!!! His grandparents were her great-grandparents, making them 1st cousins 1x removed. This is the first set of married cousins I've found in my direct line. So now one set of 4th great grandparents double as a set of 5th great grandparents.