From the Files of Tom Giammo
Tom Giammo has assiduously been doing genealogy research since his retirement in 1993 and has accumulated a vast store of data on various families. His primary areas of interest have been the extended families related to both his wife and himself. In each of these instances, his ideal goal has been to find the most distant ancestor in each family and then all of the descendents of this ancestor.
In practice, however, he has generally restricted his efforts to finding the most distant ancestor of with specific family surname and then limiting his research to those descendants with relatively close connections to individuals with that surname. Thus, it is rare that he will have collected data on individuals related to anyone with the primary surname though more than one or perhaps two female marriages.
Data for these families have been entered into the genealogy database program, "The Master Genealogist", and gedcom data files extracted by means of this program. The websites were then produced from the gedcom files by the genealogy site-building program "Progenitor 4". Individuals born before 1930 or so were filtered out due to privacy concerns.
As with most genealogy research efforts, all these sites remain "works in progress" as new and corrected data becomes available.
Specific Family Sites
- Giammo/Giambo Families of Western Messina Province
This has data on the Giammo and Giambo families descended from those who at one time resided in the western area of Messina Province in Sicily. It includes Tom's ancestors and their other descendants, as well as several unrelated families from that same area.
- Kudray Family
This is the family of Tom's maternal grandparents - Paul Steven Kudray and Anna Oslovic.
- Samson/Sampson Family
This is the ancestral family of Caral Giammo's father. Although her earliest ancestor in that Samson/Sampson line who has been definitively identified is Toussaint Samson (born about 1620 in France), that line has been extended back several generations earlier based on some speculative research that seems plausible.
- Bissett Family
This is the ancestral family of Caral Giammo's paternal grandmother. The Nova Scotia Bissetts arrived in Halifax in 1752 and were among the original settlers of Lunenburg in Nova Scotia.