Category: Family Trees

Memorial Day Sale in the Genetti Family Shop!

Would you like a beautiful Genetti Family Tree poster for your home? Or maybe a framed art print of our family Coat-of-Arms? How about a nifty coffee mug, sticker or hardcover journal imprinted with the Genetti crest?

I rarely post sales, but this is a good one! Starting today and continuing until Monday evening, May 28th everything in our Genetti Family Shop at Redbubble is 20% off! That means all prints, posters, mugs, etc. are on sale throughout the Memorial Weekend. To take advantage of this significant discount, click on the link below, select your Genetti goodies, then use the sales code: LETSSAVE20 to receive 20% off of your order. It’s that easy!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the detail of the Family Tree (there are over 200 ancestor names listed), we recommend ordering extra-large size prints or large size posters. Smaller sizes such as 16×20 or smaller will not be readable.

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Massimino and Camillo Genetti, probably late 1920’s, photo courtesy of Giovanni Marchetti.

I am FaceBook friends with Gemma Genetti. She lives in Merano, a beautiful historical city in northern Italy. Gemma’s roots are from Castelfondo, the ancestral village of the Genetti family. Over the past few years we have kept in touch and were sure we were related. But somehow the link between our families eluded me – until yesterday.

I saw a FaceBook comment Gemma made under a photograph of her father and uncle posted in “Chei da Chastelfon,” a private FB group that we both belong to. The group publishes many historical documents and photos of scenes and people from Castelfondo. Yesterday I was staring at a portrait posted by the group administrator, Giovanni Marchetti, of Massimino Genetti and his brother Camillo in military uniform. As I translated the comments below the photo, a realization came to me. I might be able to match up the two siblings in the town’s baptismal records. If I could find both siblings, plus their sister Anna (mentioned in one of the comments) I would have the correct ancestors for this family. Since we have many repetitive names on our tree (such as Pietro, Giovanni and Fortunato) this is not always an easy task. But if all of the siblings’ records matched and I had the exact names of their parents and grandparents, I could positively identify the branch of their ancestors.

Part of Genetti Family Tree showing Antonio and Veronica Genetti with their six sons.

Within an hour I had scanned through pages of Castelfondo records prior to 1925 and found two of the three siblings. The baptismal records had exactly the information I was searching for. I glanced up at the family tree hanging above my desk and immediately saw Gemma’s grandfather, Pietro!

Grabbing a piece of paper, I drew a descendant chart for Gemma and another for me – and yes, we shared a set of great-grandparents! Our 3rd great-grandparents, Giovanni Battista Antonio Genetti (1789-1852) and Veronica Paniza (1789-1871) are one in the same. That means my 2nd great-grandfather, Leone Genetti (1826-1909) and Gemma’s 2nd great-grandfather, Francesco Genetti (1818-?) were brothers. After counting down the generations, I concluded Gemma and I are 4th cousins (cugini) from the same branch of the Genetti family. Yea!

It’s always exciting to find our genealogical connections and to acknowledge those that came before us. The life paths our families chose were different and yet we have a deep connection through DNA and ancestral heritage. Gemma’s great-grandfather, Fortunato, stayed in Italy. My great-grandfather, Damiano, came to America. Two different countries, two different families, two different languages – and yet connected six generations in the past.

A special hello and thank you (ciao e grazie) to Gemma Genetti, Giovanni Marchetti and all of the wonderful members of Chei da Chastelfon. I have so enjoyed connecting to my Trentino heritage through your posts and photos.

Updates to our Tree

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Mary Louise Recla (daughter of Erminia Genetti and Emanuel Recla) with husband Harry Pettis – early 1920’s.

Thank you to all of the cousins who have provided new information for our family tree. Your help has been invaluable in growing our Genetti Archive.

As a family genealogist, I research our deceased ancestors who usually leave a pretty good paper trail for us to follow. But it’s much more difficult gathering info on living family members and keeping our tree up-to-date. I rely on all of you to send me names, birth dates, marriages, spouses and children of current generations.

During the past two weeks, I have completed three branches of the Genetti family tree. First is the family of Mary Pettis Russell. Mary is the great-granddaughter of Erminia Genetti and Emanuel Recla, who settled in Spokane, Washington, and the granddaughter of Mary Recla and Harry Pettis. We met Mary’s sister, Linda and her daughter at our recent family reunion. With Mary’s info, ten new family members have been added to the Genetti/Recla/Pettis branch.

 

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William Vigilio Genetti (1852-1932)

Our second family are descendants of Virgil Genetti and his second wife, Margaret Mueller, from the Illinois clan. Tom Genetti and his sisters, Genelle and Sharon, are the children of Virgil’s youngest child Vernon. With their help, we have added twenty-one new descendants to the Illinois Genetti branch.

Our third family line is that of Jeanne Genetti Murphy. Jeanne’s parents Faustino Genetti and Matilda Turri immigrated to Pennsylvania. Jeanne is ninety-two years old and a first generation American. I was able to research and add many new ancestors from Jeanne’s father’s generation in Castelfondo, as well as American cousins and the family’s current generation. This update gave us twenty-nine additional family members on our tree.

 

 

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Jeanne Genetti Murphy – 1940’s.

All total, sixty new Genetti descendants are now a part of our offline and online family trees!

You can access the online Genetti Family tree at: http://genettifamily.tribalpages.com/. (For privacy reasons, personal information for living family members is hidden on this tree.) This page is a great place to start your own genealogy research on our extensive family.

Our offline tree contains all information (such as birth dates and places, spouses, children, etc) on living and diseased descendants. This data base forms the basis of our Genetti Archive. I am happy to provide a 5-generation Descendant Report free of charge to any family member for a specific branch of their family. Simply send me a request through our Contact page and I will email you the report. (Note: Descendant Reports are NOT available to anyone outside of the family. If I have a question about the authenticity of a request, I will not issue the report.)

We still have many branches of our tree to update – both from the United States and Italy. So if your immediate family is missing from our tree, take a few minutes and email me. If you can provide me with information on your living family, I will do my best to research your ancestral line. Together we can grow the Genetti Family tree one twig at a time!

 

Updates to the Genetti Family Tree

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Erminia Genetti and Emanuel Recla with family in Spokane, WA – 1914

I’m happy to announce a major update to our ancestral tree. We have added the family of Erminia Erica Genetti (1876-1972) and Emanuel Maria Recla (1866-1939). Our sincerest thanks to Linda Pettis Sullivan, the great-granddaughter of Erminia and Emanuel. Linda spent a lot of time and effort documenting the details of her family tree. She was also very patient with my many questions, as I sorted out all of the Genetti/Recla descendants. The result: 54 new descendants added to our on-line and off-line family trees, 47 photographs also added to the on-line tree, and 16 family portraits included on the Photograph Page of our website Gallery Section.

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Erminia Enrica Genetti Recla (1876 – 1972)

And now, a little background about the Genetti/Recla family. Erminia was the youngest daughter of Leone and Cattarina Genetti of Castelfondo, Tyrol. Baby sister to Damiano and Raffaele Genetti of Pennsylvania, Erminia arrived in America in 1890 at the young age of fourteen. She soon met and married Emanuel Maria Recla in 1893, a fellow Tyrolean ten years her senior. Emanuel was born in the neighboring village of Tres, located a few miles up the road from Castelfondo. He came to the United States in 1882. Emanuel’s older brother, Raffaele Recla, had married Erminia’s sister, Angela Maddalena Genetti, in 1887. Yes, you have that right – two Recla brothers married two Genetti sisters.

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Recla women with their children – 1930

Erminia and Emanuel’s first two children were born in Sheppton, Pennsylvania (the mining town where her sister Angeline Genetti Recla, brother-in-law Raffaele Recla and brother Raffaele Genetti, were living at the time). By 1897, the couple moved to Crystal Falls, Michigan where five more children were born. In 1907 we find the Recla family settled in Spokane, Washington where many of their descendants still live today. Three more children were born in Spokane. Between 1894 and 1915, the couple had eleven children – eight survived to adulthood.

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Robert Harry Pettis with brother George Hayes Pettis – 1926

I met Linda and her sister Mary through Ancestry.com. We are all family genealogists and quickly connected through our shared research, as well as cousin matching through DNA results. We are 3rd cousins, with common ancestors being our 2nd great-grandparents, Leone and Cattarina Genetti.

Linda and Mary’s father, Robert, along with his brother George, are still going strong in their 90’s! Their parents were Marie “Mary” Louise Recla and Harry Hayes Pettis. A hearty hello to the Pettis brothers! They are the grandsons of Erminia Genetti and Emanual Recla, and 2nd generation Americans. Linda sent us many wonderful photographs of her dad, Robert, and his brother George. Since I was unable to include all of them on our Photograph Page, I’ve shared many here in this blog post.

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Robert Harry Pettis with brother George Hayes Pettis – 1932

Make sure you say hello to Linda when you see her at our Genetti Family Reunion next month. She’ll be easy to spot with her gorgeous flaming red hair! Again, many thanks Linda for your contribution to our ancestral tree. Your research and photos have now become a part of our growing Genetti Archive. Grazie mille!

And just a note about the structure and maintenance of our family tree. We have two separate trees – one off-line and the second published on-line through our website.

The off-line tree is constructed using the genealogy software, Family Tree Maker. It contains all stats and details provided to me for ancestors/descendants both living and deceased, (birth date/place, marriage date/place, death date/place, etc). We currently have 1618 family members listed in this family tree beginning in 1461 (with many more still to be added). This file is the basis for our Genetti Family Archive and is kept as up-to-date as possible with the entry of new births and the passing of family loved ones.

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Robert Pettis – about five years old

A digital copy of the off-line family tree in the form of a GEDcom file is available to all descendants free-of-charge, (FYI – you must have appropriate genealogy software to open a GEDcom file). I can also generate a 5-generation descendant report for any family member, also free-of-charge. This can be emailed to you as an easily read PDF file. Simply provide me with the name of the descendant or ancestor that you would like to use as a starting point: Example – you want to generate a report beginning with you and going back five generations. The descendant report will contain all details and stats for your specified five generations.

Our on-line family tree is different in that it shows the complete stats (birth, marriage, death) only for descendants who are deceased. If photographs are available, they are also attached to each family member’s listing. However, all living descendants are noted as “Living” and only the year of their birth is given. This is done to protect the privacy of living family members and is a common practice for all genealogy websites. Our on-line family tree offers many unique search features and the ability to generate your own reports and printable charts.

If I can be of further help concerning the Genetti Family Tree or you would like to update your family information, please email me through our Contact Page.

Quick Links:

Family Photograph Page

On-line Genetti Family Tree

Purchase an Ancestral Genetti Family Tree Print

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Robert Pettis – Navy portrait – 1941

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Brothers Robert and George Pettis – 2002

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Linda Pettis Sullivan with her father,
Robert Pettis – 2016

 

 

The Wyoming Genetti Family

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Angelo Genetti
1859-1946

I’ve spent the past month in the “zone”. That’s what happens when you’re deep in research, attempting to find pieces of your genealogy puzzle.

The Genetti Family tree is huge with many branches and multitudes of records to dig through. I love diving into century-old ledgers to tease out the truth! But to focus my concentration and patience on the task of research, I must block out everything else.

It takes weeks to complete an entire line, and so it was with the Wyoming Genetti Family. This branch has many descendants now living in California, Utah, Texas, Mississippi, Idaho, Wyoming and possibly still in Castelfondo, Italy. For over a year, I have attempted to tackle the extensive research required for this family, but always got sidelined with one thing or another. Last month I put my nose to the grindstone (or “mola” as it is known in Italian) and went at it nonstop.

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Frank Genetti
1884-1974

The results: 102 new ancestor names with birth, marriage and death dates, 23 photos and 8 new generations added to the Genetti Family Online Tree! And I still have the current generations to document, plus two side branches to research before the Wyoming line is complete. Want to find the beginning of this family branch on our online tree? Search for Andrea Genetti 1597 – 1660 and follow his male descendants forward in time.

Angelo Genetti (1859-1946) was the patriarch of the modern Wyoming family. He was the first to travel to America in 1887, finding work in the coal mines of Rock Springs, Wyoming. Angelo stayed for five years, earning much needed money for his family back home. In 1892, he returned to Castelfondo, Tyrol. Between 1880 and 1899, Angelo and his wife,Teresa Annunziata Marchetti, had four sons and four daughters.

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Enrico Genetti
1886-1941

As they grew into adults, Angelo encouraged his sons: Francesco (Frank), Enrico, Ermenegildo (Herman or Joe) and Dominico (Dominic), to seek their fortunes in America. The brothers began life as immigrants in hard-scrabble Rock Springs, living in a close-knit community of Tyroleans from the Val di Non. Soon all the brothers became United States citizens, married and began raising families on the dusty prairies of the American west.

Angelo, his wife, Teresa, and their four daughters: Maria Domenica, Anna Maria, Maria Virginia and Annunziata – all remained in Castelfondo. The girls married and had families of their own. And so Angelo’s family was split between America and Tyrol.

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Herman Genetti
1893-1967

Eventually the children and grandchildren of the four brothers moved to other destinations in the United States. Today you’ll find their descendants living in such cities as Salt Lake City, Sonoma and Boise.

A big THANK YOU to Alexandra Genetti! An avid genealogist, Alexandra is married to Ken Genetti, the grandson of Enrico Genetti. I met Alexandra a number of years ago through Ancestry.com when I stumbled upon her Genetti family tree. We were soon corresponding and collaborating as “genealogy geeks” – a befitting term coined by Alexandra. Her family research and photos have proven to be an invaluable resource. Most of the information for the last three generations of this branch came from Alexandra and Ken. Many thanks to you both!

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Dominic Genetti
1895-1966

FYI – Ken and I are related twice through the Genetti family: as 4th cousins, once removed and as 9th cousins, twice removed (I also think we are distantly related through the Marchetti family!). But wait – this is a story for another blog post!

As I continue to add living descendants to the Wyoming Genetti branch, I hope more cousins from this large family will email me with their own family stats. Are you a descendant of Frank, Enrico, Herman or Dominic and would like your family’s info to be included in the Genetti archive? Click on our Contact Page and send me a message. I’d love to hear from you!

Take a look at our Photograph Page – I’ve added portraits of Angelo, Teresa and their four sons to the photo archive. For more descendant portraits, check out this family in the online Genetti tree (search for Angelo Genetti). There you’ll find many portraits attached to individual descendant listings.

Watch for future posts about the Wyoming Genetti family – I have a number of interesting stories yet to share!

 

Sale on Family Tree Prints!

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Our printing company (Redbubble) that provides the Genetti family tree prints found in our online shop, will be holding a sale on Sunday, January 17 through Monday, January 18.

Want to hang a beautiful ancestral family tree on your wall? Or give it as a gift to your own descendants? Now’s the time to take advantage of this great sale!

Redbubble is offering 15% off of all products, Jan. 17th and 18th. Just use the checkout code GEEKOUT when you place your order to receive this super 15% discount! Don’t miss out!

The discount applies to all family tree prints, fine art prints of our family coat-of-arms and even beautiful scarves printed with the Genetti crest.

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Antique Genetti Coat-of-Arms

Here are a few of our Redbubble products:

Original Genetti Family Tree Poster

Antique Coat-of-Arms Framed Print

Coat-of-Arms Antique Scarf

Original Genetti Coat-of-Arms Framed Print

Have questions! Feel free to email me at: info.genett.family@gmail.com

The Long and Winding Road of Genealogy, Part 4

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Date: October 1906. Place: In front of the boarding house and saloon owned by Raffaele Genetti in Weston, PA. The photograph commemorates a double wedding: (5 + 6, 8 + 9). 1. Silvio Genetti, 2. Peter Zambotti, 3. St. Clair, 4. Dora Genetti Bott, 5. Richard Fedrizzi, 6. Angeline Cologna Fedrizzi, 7. Tillie Genetti Zambotti, 8. Peter Dallachiesa, 9. Virginia Fedrizzi Dallachiesa, 10. William Dona, 11. Max Martini, 12. Joseph Fedrizzi, 13. John Springhetti, 14. Josephine Dona, 15. Florence Yannes,
16. Nela Recla, 17. Angeline Marchetti Genetti

It’s time to wrap-up the series I began a month ago. In the process of researching connections between the Genetti, Zambotti, Dallachiesa and Marchetti families, the photograph that began the entire inquiry now comes into focus as a wonderful snapshot of sibling/cousin relationships. Let’s take a closer look at our ancestors and how their lives are intertwined.

First – the boarding house/saloon where the photograph was taken, is owned by Raffaele Genetti and his wife, Lucia Zambotti. The group photo commemorates a double wedding that took place in 1906.

#1 – Silvio Genetti is the oldest son of Raffaele and Lucia (owners of the establishment). He is the 1st cousin of #2 – Peter Zambotti, #4 – Dora Genetti Bott, #7 – Tillie Genetti Zambotti and #8 – Peter Dallachiesa.

#2 – Peter Zambotti is holding Silvio’s hand. Peter and Silvio are 1st cousins because Peter’s father is Lucia Zambotti Genetti’s brother. Therefore Peter is the nephew of Raffaele and Lucia Genetti. He is also the cousin of #2 – Dora Genetti Bott, #7 – Tillie Genetti Zambotti and #8 – Peter Dallachiesa.

#4 – Dora Genetti Bott is the niece of Raffaele and Lucia because her father is the brother of Raffaele and her mother is the sister of Lucia. She is the sister of #7 – Tillie Genetti Zambotti and the 1st cousin to #1 – Silvio Genetti, #2 – Peter Zambotti and #8 – Peter Dallachiesa.

#5 – Richard Fedrizzi is one of the grooms in this wedding photo. He is the sibling of # 9 – Virginia Fedrizzi Dallachiesa and #12 – Joseph Fedrizzi. His wife is #6 – Angeline Cologna. The Fedrizzi family is from San Biago, Trento – not Castelfondo.

#6 – Angeline Cologna Fedrizzi is the bride of Richard Fedrizzi. Her mother was Rachele Yannes. She most likely is the cousin of #14 – Florence Yannes.

#7 – Tillie Genetti Zambotti is the sister of #4 – Dora Genetti Bott, the niece of Raffaele and Lucia Genetti, and cousin to #1 – Silvio Genetti, #2 – Peter Zambotti and #8 – Peter Dallachiesa. In 1911, Tillie and Peter Zambotti are married.

#8 – Peter Dallachiesa is the second groom. His mother, Maria Zambotti, and Lucia Zambotti Genetti are sisters. He marries #9 – Virginia Fedrizzi. Peter is the nephew of Raffaele and Lucia Genetti, and the 1st cousin of #1 – Silvio Genetti, #2 – Peter Zambotti, #4 Dora Genetti Bott and #7 – Tillie Genetti Zambotti.

#9 – Virginia Fedrizzi Dallachiesa marries #8 – Peter Dallachiesa. She is the sister of #5 – Richard Fedrizzi and #12 – Joseph Fedrizzi.

#10 – William Dona is most likely related in some way to #15 – Josephine Dona.

#12 – Joseph Fedrizzi is the sibling of #5 – Richard Ferdrizzi and #9 – Virginia Fedrizzi.

#14 – Josephine Dona is most likely related in some way to #10 – William Dona.

#15 – Florence Yannes is probably the cousin of #6 – Angeline Cologna Fedrizzi (Angeline’s mother was Rachele Yannes). She is also the 1st cousin of #17 – Angeline Marchetti Genetti because her mother, Philomena Marchetti, and Angeline’s father, John Marchetti, are siblings.

#16 – Nela Recla (Leonela Erminia Recla) is the niece of Raffaele and Lucia Genetti because her mother, Angela Maddalena Genetti, is Raffaele Genetti’s sister. She is the 1st cousin of #1 – Silvio Genetti, #4 – Dora Genetti Bott and #7 – Tillie Genetti Zambotti. She is also cousins through marriage to #2 – Peter Zambotti and #8 – Peter Dallachiesa.

#17 – Angeline Marchetti Genetti marries the nephew of Raffaele and Lucia Genetti, Leon Genetti, in 1914. She is the 1st cousin of #15 – Florence Yannes. Through marriage she becomes the sister-in-law of #2 – Peter Zambotti, #4 – Dora Genetti Bott and #7 – Tillie Genetti Zambotti.

There are a few people in this photograph that I am unable to verify their relationship to the bridal couples: #3 – St. Clair, #10 – William Dona, #11 – Max Martini, #13 – John Springhetti, and #14 – Josephine Dona. Considering the connections stated above, I’m sure a cousin relationship will eventually be found for these as well.

This series began with the inquiries of three cousins: Arleen Dallachiesa, Melissa Stidom and Erin Johnston, who did not know each other when they wrote me. Their ancestors came together over a hundred years ago to celebrate two weddings. I know many of you reading this post can also claim ancestral connections to those portrayed in the photograph, as can I.

At times, the research for this series gave me a headache! I created many diagrams to keep the relationships straight. Around each turn there was a new discovery. Often I wandered if our ancestors were aware of their extensive interconnections. Were they as boggled by their cousin bonds as I was? And to think, this is only a tiny part of our family’s long and winding road of genealogy.

Many thanks to Arleen Dallachiesa, Melissa Stidom, Erin Johnston and Don Lingousky. Your contributions of information helped piece this complicated ancestral puzzle together.

Read the entire series:

The Long and Winding Road of Genealogy, Part 1

The Long and Winding Road of Genealogy, Part 2

The Long and Winding Road of Genealogy, Part 3

 

The Long and Winding Road of Genealogy, Part 2

Continued from Part 1 …

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Alessandro (Alex) Zambotti with wife Mary Dallachiesa, photographed in Weston, PA – 1940’s

If you remember our last post, I am now corresponding with Melissa Stidom and Arleen Dallachiesa. We have determined their shared ancestors are Clemente Dallachiesa and Maria Zambotti, and that Melissa and Arleen are 2nd cousins, once removed (as well as 3rd cousins with me!).

Both cousins have provided me with information on their family lines, stretching back three generations. I compiled all of the info into one long list and began the task of verifying and mapping the family genealogy. My main resource for checking ancestors born in Castelfondo is a large digital archive I maintain on my hard drive. The file contains copies of original baptismal, marriage and death records from the village church spanning about four hundred years. For those born in America I use records from Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, Find-A-Grave and other online genealogy resources. Slowly I began to piece together birth dates, matched up spouses, found additional births of children who did not survive to adulthood, and added as much information as possible to our original family list. I also included Clemente’s parents, Pietro Dallachiesa (1816-1855) and Barbara Marchetti (1818-1895) along with his four siblings, expanding my research back one more generation. Remember – I already had an extensive genealogy for Maria Zambotti, Clemente’s wife, because she is the sister of my great-grandmother Oliva Zambotti Genetti. I have records dating this family back six generations for their Zambotti line, twelve generations for their Genetti line, and three generations for their Covi line.

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Fortunato (Tuno) and Grace Dallachiesa, 1963. Tuno is the son of Clemente Dallachiesa and Maria Zambotti. Tuno and Grace are also the grandparents of Arleen Dallachiesa.

As I sorted through Clemente’s siblings (Maria, Antonio, Pietro and Catterina), I was surprised to find numerous matches between the Dallachiesa family and the Zambotti family. This is when the research REALLY became interesting!

If you are familiar with the Genetti family of Pennsylvania, you also know there are numerous marriages between Zambotti and Genetti ancestors from this branch of the family. As I continued my research, it became evident that the three families overlapped in many places.

Yikes – it became so confusing that I had to diagram the relationships in order to enter them correctly into our tree! If not careful, it’s easy to duplicate a person that appears on two different branches of the tree and is related to multiple ancestors from different families.

Here’s what I found when I combined the Dallachiesa research with the genealogy of my own Genetti-Zambotti family line:

  • Maria Dallachiesa (1841-1917) marries Francesco Mattia Covi (1834-1886) who is the uncle of Simone, Maria, Oliva and Lucia Zambotti (the brother of their mother, Maria Domenica Covi).
  • Clemente Dallachiesa (1844-1905) marries Maria Zambotti (1854-1906) who is the sister of Simone, Oliva and Lucia Zambotti.
  • Catterina Dallachiesa (1853-1939) marries Simone Zambotti (1852-1923) brother of Maria, Oliva and Lucia Zambotti.
  • Damiano Genetti marries Oliva Zambotti (1861-1938) who is the sister of Simone, Maria and Lucia Zambotti.
  • Rafaele Genetti, brother of Damiano, marries Lucia Zambotti (1865-1952) who is the sister of Simone, Maria and Oliva Zambotti.
  • Pietro Zambotti (1881-1966), son of Simone Zambotti and Catterina Dallachiesa, marries Ottilia Genetti (1890-1985), the daughter of Damiano Genetti and Oliva Zambotti.
  • (Giuseppe) Alessandro Zambotti (1878-1951), son of Simone Zambotti and Catterina Dallachiesa, and brother of Pietro, marries Mary Dallachiesa (1882-1967), daughter of Clemente Dallachiesa and Maria Zambotti.
  • Simone, Maria, Oliva and Lucia Zambotti’s grandmother was Maria Barbara Genetti (1796-1844), married to Simone Zambotti (1786-1874). She was the 4th cousin, once removed of Damiano and Rafaele Genetti of Pennsylvania (and the aunt to Vigilio Genetti, who’s branch of the Genetti family immigrated to Illinois – see past blog post). The father of Simone, Maria, Oliva and Lucia – Alessandro Zambotti, (whose mother was Maria Barbara Genetti) also had a grandmother on his father’s side who was Lucia Genetti (1761-1816). At the time of this writing, I have yet to find the connection of Lucia to the rest of the Genetti family tree.

Are you completely confused? I certainly was! But clearly, the Dallachiesa family was closely related to the Genetti family and should be added to our ongoing genealogy project.

With the final results of this extensive ancestral dig completed – we added 70 new names and 20 photographs to our online tree, plus found many pieces of our family puzzle. Special thanks to Arleen Dallachiesa and Melissa Stidom for their wonderful contributions!

And yet – there’s still more to this story!

To be continued …

Lots More Cousins!

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Dora Genetti Bott (1889-1971) being crowned the first “Polenta Queen” by The Tirolesi Alpini Club of Hazleton, PA –
Sept. 7, 1970.

There’s so much happening at The Genetti Family Genealogy Project! Lots of new connections, lots of new cousins!

Welcome to new cousin Jennifer Liptok and her family. Jennifer found me two weeks ago on Ancestry.com while she was researching her maternal roots. I maintain a private tree on that website for both sides of my family. Because it is private, the tree cannot be accessed by the general public. When Jennifer did a search on Ancestry for her Nonna’s family, a ton of suggestions pointed to my private tree. She sent a message asking if I had info or photos of her great-grandmother’s family and would I share them with her.

Lol … Jennifer certainly connected with the right person! Her bisnonna (great-grandmother) was Addorlorata Erminia Genetti Bott (1889-1971) – also known as Dora, eldest daughter of Damiano and Oliva Genetti. Dora was my grandfather’s sister and my great-aunt. That makes Jennifer my 2nd cousin, once removed. I was thrilled to meet a new cousin, and of course, pointed her directly to The Genetti Family Genealogy Project. Her great-grandmother, Dora, shows up in many photos on our website. Plus I have a good amount of information on Dora as part of my own ancestral research.

Since Jennifer’s family is a direct descendant of my family line, all of her mother’s side of the family has been documented on the private Genetti family tree that I maintain offline. I already knew the name of her sibling, parents and grandparents!

By-the-way, the names and birth dates of all living descendants are noted on the online Family Tree simply as “living”. No private information of living family members is published on our website. The master family tree that I maintain on a separate hard drive, contains vital stats for descendants of the family – both alive and deceased. I do my best to keep this up-to-date, so that our lineage will be passed down to future generations. If any family member would like a digital printout from this private tree, contact me at info.genetti.family@gmail.com and I will generate a Descendant’s Report for you. This type of report is helpful in researching your direct family line (4 or 5 generations) as well as finding your living cousins.

Thank you for contacting us Jennifer. I hope our family website helps with your ancestral research.

Watch for more cousin stories next week!

See photos of Dora Genetti Bott on our Photograph Page.

Also visit the Family Page for Damiano and Oliva Genetti to see Dora with her siblings and parents.

The Genetti Shop is New and Improved!

Genetti mug

Mug with Genetti coat-of-arms in Old World type.

Wow, not sure what got into me, but I have spent the last two weeks on a creative binge!

I decided that the Genetti Shop on our website needed to be refurbished and expanded. There are five generations of our family alive and kicking! I realized we needed new designs and products that appealed to everyone – from great-grandparents to infants! So I settled in and got the job done.

The result – our shop now has dozens of new items sporting seven new designs, lots more books and a new fine art section! The Shop page itself is now easier to maneuver, with better product photos and links.

Here you’ll find direct links to: Drinkware, Men’s Wear, Women’s Wear, Kids!, Hats, Travel Accessories, Stationery, Cool Stuff!, Techie Accessories and Christmas ornaments.

Genetti Kids wear

Kids!

Ten new books about Tyrolean culture, travel and food have been added to the Family Bookstore!

And our fine art section (family trees and coat-of-arm prints) has been totally updated with new photos and products.

With Christmas right around the corner, why not visit the Genetti Family Shop for an amazing selection of wares that reflect your personal heritage. (I’ve already placed my Christmas order and it should arrive by next week!)

And remember, our suppliers: Cafe Press, Redbubble and Amazon all offer global shipping!  

Genetti Coat-of-Arms

Antique Genetti Coat-of-Arms

 

Shop now!

 

 

Your purchase from our Family Shop helps with the cost and upkeep of this website, as well as supports ongoing genealogy research. Mille grazie!