We get letters all the time from ecstatic genealogists who broke through their brick walls in GenealogyBank. Grateful letters that say – “Wow – I finally found him” in GenealogyBank … thank you, thank you.
Tonight I received a “Wow – I finally found him” note from Jane Giavelli Lauhon. She wrote:
Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication by maintaining your website.
Since 1980 (when I began my genealogy search) I have been trying to find a connection to Italy for my Dad’s Giavelli side.
Our Giavelli ancestor’s have been a huge, huge challenge because they were affiliated with The Ravel’s (a circus group from France). I have been researching Ravel’s hoping to find information about my 2nd great grandfather, Leon Giavelli and his wife, Harriet Wells.
Today I was finally able to find the connection and am very, very happy. I knew this family originated in Italy; I just didn’t know it until today when one of your articles connected us to Giavelli’s in Italy.
My mother’s father, Guissepe Manno, is Italian and I have been wondering how much Italian ancestry I have. Now I can say I am 1/2 Italian!
Thank you again and I am going to keep searching your site to see what other goldmine’s I can find.
Jane Giavelli Lauhon
This is what Jane found – what will you find?
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