Most common surnames
Valentin Milleker was my great-grandfather's 1st cousin. He immigrated in 1907 and settled in Philly. He married Marie and they had a daughter, Caroline. Caroline married Eldwin Wolstenholme and they had a daughter, Marie. After that I lose the trail. There are a ton of Wolstenholmes in the Philly and surrounding area, but not enough to go on to locate the family. I'd like to learn more about this branch, specifically about Maria and Valentin. Reinhold Meiler remembers visiting them and I have a photo of Marie with them in front of their house in roughly 1920.
Carlo Mainini came to Boston from Italy in 1906 to stay with his Uncle Ernesto Mainini, who lived at 8 Filbert St in West Quincy. He was the brother of Maurina Mainini Ioli Angelini and Virginia Mainini Maraggia.
Carlo married Caroline Maraggia and became a US Citizen in 1923. They had 2 girls and 2 boys, but Caroline is not listed in the 1930 census and I assume passed away prior to '30.
In 1917 he filed his draft registration for WWI, claiming exemption to support his family (wife+2). He lived at 91 Shirley St. Roxbury at the time (house is no longer there)...a couple doors down from Louisa Bogni Maraggia's home at the time. He signed his draft card "Charly Mainini".
In the 1930 US Census Uncle Joe Maraggia is living with Carlo and his family (listed as brother-in-law). He was age 22 at the time.
A few months back I started using Family Tree Maker and Genealogy.com again. But I quickly found that this made it impossible to sync my FTM data with Webtrees. This morning I wrote a quick ETL (Extract, Transform, and Load) program in perl to handle the media attachment and fix file names that Webtrees had a problem with. The tree has been updated and as of this morning is current with my Genealogy.com data.
Next I'll be working on figuring out how to do a bi-directional sync so we can use Webtrees to collaborate.