As you know, I am trying to review and transcribe all the records of Montalto Uffugo. This will take years since this is no small town. But, I am also trying to keep track of my family and a few others that have inter-mingled with mine. My grandfather so far had 106 first cousins not including the family of his step-father who is in the family tree anyway because of his step father's mother who was a Garrafa (the sister of Domenico). I literally have hundreds of Napolitano's many of which I do not know how they are connected because I am missing information on the patriarch's mother. As I go back further, I am getting more and more confused. I just received the 1850's records and find I am lost - I don't know who many of these people are.
To complicate matters more the birth records of the 1850's do not have the grandparents names on them. I am finding Napolitano men and women through the births of their children as I transcribe entire years that I do not know. I have hundreds of people not in my family tree because I do not know where they go yet and they have gotten lost in the mountains of data. How can I organize these mountains of data to include those not yet in my family tree? I am getting quite lost and excel won't help me here.
Any advise would be appreciated.