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Ancestory Story – Amelia Pallina – 52 Ancestors

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A portion of my great grandparent’s marriage record.

Amelia Pallina is my 2nd great grandmother.  Except for the thing is, I don’t know for sure that’s her name.

I know that she exists because I know her son exists.  He is John Costello, my biggest brickwall.

So what do I know about Amelia?  Not much, let’s break it down.

  • I have the above marriage record for her son John that states her name is Amelia Pallina and that she was born in Barcelona, Spain.
  • I have an entry in the front of my mother’s baby book that matches this marriage record.
  • The 1920 & 1930 US Census for John list his mother’s birthplace as Spain.
  • I have a few oral family stories stating that she was the mother of 4 children, John and 3 daughters.

When I look at my tree, my eye always goes right to Amelia’s name.  It is my most recent dead end.  She is a mystery, a woman hidden by mist.  So hidden in fact that I can only see her outline.  And it’s pretty hazy.

Amelia, who are you?  Is that your name?

 

I also wrote about John Costello here.

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