Saturday, January 28, 2012

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your Maternal Grandfather's Paternal Line

Find a living male person in your database from your maternal grandfather's patrilineal line who could take a Y-DNA test. Answer these questions:

1) What was your mother's father's name?

My mother's father is Michael Bocamazo (born 1930 in NY).

2) What is your mother's father's patrilineal line? That is, his father's father's father's ... back to the most distant male ancestor in that line?

  • Michael's father was Joseph Bocamazo (1897 in Italy).
  • Joseph's father was Michele Boccamazzo (1867 in Italy).
  • Michele's father was Domenico Boccamazzo (1845 in Italy).
  • Domenico's father was Michele Boccamazzo (1816 in Italy).
  • Michele's father was Francesco Boccamazzo (born in Italy).

3) Can you identify male sibling(s) of your mother's father, and any living male descendants from those male sibling(s)? If so, you have a candidate to do a Y-DNA test on that patrilineal line. If not, you may have to find male siblings, and their descendants, of the next generation back, or even further.

  • My grandfather, Michael, had one sibling/brother named Natale; he's still alive today. He had 4 kids, all boys. Natale or his sons, would be my best option. My grandfather, had my uncle, so he would be another option. 
  • Joseph had 5 brothers, only 4 lived to adulthood. John (1903 in Italy), Andrew (1907 in NY), Dominic (1910 in NY), Nicholas (1912 - 1915 in NY), and Nicholas J. (1915 in NY). John, Andrew, Dominic, and Nicholas had no children. 
  • Michele had one sibling/brother, Angelo (1872 in Italy). Angelo had 6 sons. 
  • Domenico had 3 brothers. Francesco (1839 in Italy), Giovanni (1848 in Italy), and Giuseppe (1851 in Italy). Francesco, Giovanni, and Giuseppe had no children. 
  • Michele had 3 brothers. Angelo (1810 in Italy), Pietro (1820 in Italy), and Giovanni (1825 in Italy). Angelo had one son, Pietro had no sons, and Giovanni had no children. 

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