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Ridulfo News & Photos of the Month...

I had very nice "thank you" brunch with Antonella Verta, a beautiful young lady from France, visiting New York City with her boyfriend Antoine and some other couples. Antonella had contacted me several months ago via Ancestry, in what I have explained to her was a total genealogical "Hail Mary". She had started working her family tree, but quickly hit some roadblocks with her Italian line. I happened to have one unrelated person in my 13,000+ person tree that had the same surname she was searching for, so she took a BIG long-shot and contacted me about it. It of course turned out to be no help/relation her, but in a most excellent example of serendipity, I was however able to find the exact town where her family was from in Reggio Calabria. And, their records were all online for me to fully exploit, so I went to town on them and helped develop her Italian family tree. One of her Italian relatives had also emigrated to the US, and I was able to find out exactly what happened to him (a sad story). But all in all, a great experience, helping, teaching and collaborating with my new French friend!

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Ridulfo Family News and Announcements...

December Birthdays: Giuseppina Ridulfo & Enza Vella (Dec 3); Timothy Bailey (Dec 5); John Gobbi (Dec 9); George Karpel (Dec 13); Marlene Valentino (Dec 18); Jack Owen Ridolph, Susan Myers & Charles Ridolf (Dec 19); Janelle Myers (Dec 28); Lauren Ridolph (Dec 30).

The RidulfoFamily.Net website...

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“The” Ridulfo Family Tree...

The tree of 1800+ Ridulfo’s I’ve documented so far is finally posted - .pdf file here (login required). What is nice is that you can search for people using the standard Adobe .pdf reader tools (Ctrl-F). Just bear in mind two things when you search: 1) people’s names are entered with their middle names and/or Italian birth names, for example my grandfather is under “Jack (Giacomo Ridulfo) Ridolph” so searching just for “Jack Ridolph” will return no results. And 2) there are dozens of Leoluca and Giuseppe Ridulfo’s - if you want to find your specific one, try searching using his wife’s full name. Happy hunting, and if you find anything wrong or missing, PLEASE let me know!

Genealogy on TV...

PBS’ Finding Your Roots Season 4 is underway Tuesday nights at 8pm! You can also see previous episodes online here.

Our favorite genealogy show, Who Do You Think You Are, is off for the season. If you missed any previous episodes, TLC has them posted here.

Season 3 of PBS’ Genealogy Roadshow has wrapped. You can see all the previous episodes online here.

Ancestry DNA...

If you were watching my FB, AncestryDNA was on sale for $59 during Black Friday weekend, and is currently on sale for $69. With now a pool of 6 Million people, I highly recommend AncestryDNA for both ethnicity AND finding genetic relatives. Go get your spit on today!