Geneablogy: An occasional Journal about our experiences exploring our heritage

Friday, April 5, 2002

Found a new cousin for Laura, or rather, she found us. Melissa (Pantano) Izzo is the great-granddaughter of Tito Pantano, who was the brother of Laura's great-grandfather Sisto Pantano. They share 3G-grandparents, Sisto and Tito's parents Vincenzo Pantano and Flavia Bricca of Alatri, Frosinone, Lazio, Italy, which makes the two of them third cousins. Laura's grandfather John Pantano used to take Laura over the Melissa's grandfather Jimmy's house to go swimming when Laura was little. Melissa says she learned how to swim in that pool too. Small world. Melissa and her husband have a nice web site of their own, mainly talking about her husband Roman's experiences in the Army.

It's interesting that Roman's surname is Izzo; I have Izzos in my family tree. My 6G-grandmother from San Potito was Pietronilla Izzo. Melissa says Roman's family is from Caserta, but that's a province as well as a city, so it covers a lot of ground. Still, it's the same province that San Potito is in. That would just be too weird....

Posted at 8:17:41 PM