Until a year ago, I did not know that my great-grandfather had two other brothers, Salvatore and Pietro. While I have been able to put together a list of their children from the 1920 and 1930 census records, I had no information about who their children married and who their children were.
In part to flesh out the family tree, and in part to be able to share my findings with other Palmeris, I sent about 20 letters out to Palmeris living in and around Buffalo, I told them about the family tree I was putting together and I provided the information I have about the Palmeri family.
In the past two days, I have gotten emails from one of Pietro's grandchildren and one of Salvatore's grandchildren. Both were willing to work with their cousins to fill out the Palmeri family tree.