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.