Saturday, June 21, 2014

Guzzo Family Tree

I'm as far as I can go with our family tree so I'm scanning everything and putting it on a flashdrive, or whatever those things are called.  So if anyone wants a copy, please let me know.  However, you need to pay for shipping costs and if the disks are expensive, you may have to help pay for them, too.

I have a few pages yet to scan and put thing in a good order and then it will be ready.

Thanks for your patience.


Monday, April 28, 2014

Guzzo Guzzi Guzzie

Can't leave it alone.  I found a document in my files that I had saved but didn't read or print out.  It seems there could be some information there so I have asked a friend to help me figure it out.

Saverio Guzzo shows his father as Bruno Guzzo
This is just one of the documents I've had to decipher.  I am putting everything on a CD so if anyone is interested, I can send a full Family Tree copy if you pay for the CD and postage.  There's many many many hours, days and years of searching and organizing, printing, saving, etc.  There's also many many many pages!  I think there could be over 140 pges.  This family tree contains, history, information about Italy and it's customs, ship manifests, birth, death, marriage documents, lots of photos, Censuses, letters,c certificates, individual summaries, and more.

If you're interested, please, let me know.  I don't know what postage would be but I need to buy the CDs and need large ones.

Here's a sample of what's in the book:

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Guzzi Guzzo Guzzie

Well, I think I have come to the end of my search.  I am not sure I can go back any farther than 1746 unless I make a trip to Caraffa di Catanzaro, Italy Miglieria, which isn't very likely.  I'm still learning and searching on how to learn and research farther back but haven't found anything to help yet.

It irks me to watch Who Do You Think You Are on TV with those people getting all that free help when I feel I'm so desperately in need of expert help.  That's not possible either as they do charge a lot to search records for you.

I'm pretty satisfied to know that we started in Miglieria and migrated to Caraffa.  I'm not satisfied to think that my grandfather, Giuseppe "Joe" didn't have more siblings.  I found that he had a brother and the sister we know of as Aunty "Zabetta".  Why didn't I ask more questions when they were alive?!  

If anyone is interested in having a copy of the tree plus all the other information I have found, let me know.  It'll take quite a bit of work to scan everything and put it in some kind of order to send it to you digitally but it can be done.  I should start getting it in an organized file so that it would be easier to send it off to you.  

Also, if anyone wants to make a donation to get help with the research, that's a real possibility, too, that would be super great.  It costs anywhere from $500-800.  Email me.

Love you all,

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Guzzo Family Tree Book

I worked the last couple days on plugging info into my family tree program, printing out individual summaries, putting them in order and in page protectors.  Then I had one man in the wrong family and had to figure out who he was and where he did belong and do some re-printing but think I've got it.  At least for now, I have it till the next step.  I have gotten farther back that 1798 but I can't tell how far.  I have MY great great great grandfather found but don't know when he was born and I'm not quite sure how I'm going to do that.

When done, I hope to be able to send each family member a copy of their individual tree.  Hope I live long enough and then there additions constantly needing to be made!  

Ok. I'll be back with a progress report in a few days.


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Working Hard on Guzzo Family Tree

I'm working hard every day to get this family tree organized and together.  This is how my desk looks every day!  I need help!

I rounded up all the documents and notes I've collected since the 70's and trying to put like names together.  Will post again when I'm further along.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Guzzo Giuseppe Francesco Saverio

If your name is Giuseppe, Francesco, Saverior, just to name a few, and your last name is Guzzo, check this out.  We might be related!!

You can see I've gotten back farther than 1798 but don't have those DOBs of Domenico and Marianna Rizzuto yet. I'm getting there. If anyone has any information on Francesco and Rosa Mazzei's other children, it would be appreciated if you'd share. I didn't know my grandfather had a brother name Saverio. Is there more children? There's a big space between 1871 and 1881.

Domenico GUZZO DOB ?
married Catarina MICELLI died
married Marianna RIZZUTO DOB?
1. Saverio DOB 1798 born in Migliera, Italy
Married Chiara FIMIANO DOB 1807 DOM 1826
2. Giuseppe DOB 1829
3. Marianna DOB 1831
4. Francesco DOB 1837
5. Concetta DOB 1839
6. Domenico DOB 1842
7. Francesco DOB 1845 (MY GREAT GRANDFATHER)
married Rosa MAZZEI DOB 1846 DOM 1871
1. Saverio DOB 1871
Married Maria FERRAINA DOB 1889 DOM 1908
3. Elisabetta DOB ?