How Did I Get Here?


They ancestry folks got this part right. The mix of my German and Italian families settled and "merged" in Chicago. And that is how I happened.
THIS is a big surprise! The latest analysis suggest a 26% origin in Western Europe (German) and the UK. I had heard there was a guy from France somewhere in the mix, but none of the family could authenticate that. As for the UK - that is new.

Will it change next time?

On the Italian side, my grandmother was northern Italy and grandfather was from the south - Sicily actually. 
Much of the Italian side is from - and still there - Sicily. Happy to say thanks to the internet have managed to connect with some of them. We still need to get down who is related to who - and how.

Tomorrow, more about the increase in the number of cousin links! Come on back.