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Jun 3, 2009

GENEALOGY: I Got Mail

Well it finally came. The long awaited (2 weeks) envelope from Switzerland full of genealogy information for tree I am working on. The two people I had mailed letters to out of the blue in Bellinzona are both deceased but the mail found it's way to the remaining sister whom I didn't have an address for. How lucky was that?

In her hard to read writing she thanked me for contacting her. She was thrilled I wrote to them in Italian (Bellinzona is an Italian speaking canton). She is sending more she says and is very interested in the person I did the tree for. There will happily be a contact made from this person.

When it comes to genealogy people are so generous with their time an information. Her data is one more step to confirming some of my data. Of course these are not proven. That would require seeing actual copies of the documents in question.
I could only hope there will be photos to come. Sorry to Sue and Lindalee. It doesn't look like they are naming a wine after me nor is the Nonno putting me in the will as all the Nonnos are gone already. I will try to track down another aristocratic Italian family to work on and see if I can get myself adopted. I am an orphan after all.

5 comments:

Florida Sue said...

Oh well Lori it is just so great that you got a response. I would be thrilled. It's almost like being a part of a place that you ave never been too. It would be so cool to see some photos. I must Google the place. Never mind,there will be plenty more castles and wine making families to discover. You will gain international notoriety for your genealogical work. It's coming, you'll see. I just got an invitation to join Michael Chiarello in Aspen for a private dinner party for oh, about a thousand people. He owns a vineyard and a restaurant in Napa. Maybe I can get on his good side. I am his groupie. We will go Lucy, okay?

XLUCY

becomingkate said...

Sounds fascinating!

lindalee said...

How much research do you do for others? Do you research as a business? The Swiss connection and to have written your letter in a foreign language is fascinating. Nice work!

Julie Cahill Tarr said...

This is fantastic! Way to go!!

Lori E said...

Thank you all.
I do find it fascinating. Aspen? I think I have a film festival near by so maybe I can go.
I do all the research I can. Some for free, some not. Depends on who it is and what they want.

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