Just joined so I though I'd better introduce myself. I'm Holly and I'm 29. I live up in the bonnie Highlands of Scotland next to Loch Ness. I'm trying to trace my relatives who I believe are from Calabria. My great grandmother on my mother's side was Amelia Valadao, nee Calandra. She left Italy and moved to Brazil where she married my great grandfather Antonio Valadao.
I've been trying to gain a little information from my brazillian family and so far my mother's cousin managed to find that Amelia's parents were called Salvador and Phelomena Calandra though the spellings might be a bit out.
Now as a total novice I'm now not terribly sure what to do. I did attempt to search on Ancestry.com though nothing appeared.
With some guess work I imagine Amelia moved to Brazil between 1900 and 1910 though that has been deduced by adding my mother and my grandmother's ages and I'm not sure if my grandmother was firstborn etc out of the 13 children I've been told Amelia had.
Phew, I'm confusing myself
Anyway...any pointers, suggestions etc would be very much appreciated as I'm a bit at a loss where to start.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.