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Jeffrey Vaillant
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The Veneziano Connections Briefly
This story was left with a fine dinner in Virginia in 2015!  After more research it seemed it was bucket time for a trip to  Sicily.  I was fortunate to convince my cousin Patricia Larrabee Anderson and my second cousin Paul James Veneziano to accompany me....
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I have been lax in blog posting and figure this is a way to get back into the groove! Happy New Year!
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52 Ancestors in 52 weeks – Week One – Thomas Lee Rader (1883-1951)
On a stormy February [i] 15, 1883 Thomas Lee Rader was born!  He
was the first of six children of Thomas Bogle Rader (1858-1904) and Charlotte
Butterfoss (1859-1935). His siblings were an infant who probably died in 1884, Ralph
(1885-1951), Claude (1886-aft...
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Delightful Dinner and DNA
The dinner with Arlington (VA) second cousin was
delightful at the Ristorante Murali (1201 S. Joyce Street).  Several hours were passed listening to family
stories from his perspective.  This second
cousin was born and raised in Chicago, IL unlike my LA sec...
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“Patience is a virtue.” 
Someone said that and it has a kernel of truth for those of us who are
impatient!  I left the story with the
note send to my second cousin along with a Y-DNA sample kit.  Well I waited some weeks for a response since
we had only met...
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The Ask for DNA Sample
Thank you for your warm hospitality Sunday.  It was great to meet you face to face!  It was fun getting to know you some and I
hope we will have many more meetings. I really appreciate your digging into your family photo
archives and pulling out so many pic...
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