|By James: |
"....Oh and why not also work on your ancestry, when you talk about the bug biting, there is nothing else quite like tracing your own bloodline. I have worked a bit in England on some of my friend's lines."
Oh dear James....
I'm in the middle of the biggest muddle ever imagined doing just that. The Naughty Nina Saga is about my maternal grandmother who - after 1936 (to all intents and purposes) disappeared (by choice) off the face of the earth. And trying to find out where she came from and where she died is a looooong story. Nuccia (and several others) has been helping me a lot with this for some time. But it is VERY confusing!
|Oh wow Carole, what a tale! That was a fascinating (albeit sad) story. I'd love to hear what Nuccia et al have done and what they have uncovered, I am sure they uncovered at least some tidbits! |
I had a naughty Nina also (my maternal biological grandmother Antonina Leone from Carini). I knew her though, at first she welcomed me into open arms when I found my birthmother (her daughter) when I was 19. Soon after (being the diligent little researcher I was) once uncovering a previous marriage, numerous affairs, a hushed up divorce and two children of questionable paternity the woman didn't like me so much. It wasn't intentional, but her paper trail was a lot better than your Naughty Nina.
Can you imagine, all their lives her two older sons believed her current husband to be their father (she married him when they were 3 and 2 years old). Then it was uncovered she was quite the tart, engageing in the phenomenon known as "wife-swapping" which was popular in the 1940's.
Once again, thanks so much for sharing that with me, your parents photo is beautiful!!
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