The Origins and Evolution of a One-Name Study and Surname Research – Webinar

In December the Southern California Genealogical Society released t2016jes-graphicheir 2016 Webinar series schedule.

There are some familiar faces scheduled and in many instances I need to go to bed very late if I am to hear the webinars! – there is an eight-hour time difference between Pacific time and GMT.

My own presentation which is about my ORLANDO study is scheduled for 5 March 2016 – The Origins and Evolution of a One-Name Study and Surname Research

My buddy Tessa Keough is scheduled for 17 August 2016 with What’s in a Name? Every Surname tells a Story.

Despite Tessa and I being buddies, we knew each of us had submitted proposal, but didn’t know what! They are though very different presentations and I hope some of you will join us!

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The Old Bailey, London – Valentino & Marie Orlando – 1908

(24, correspondent), pleaded guilty of wounding Marie Orlando, with intent to do her grievous bodily harm. Judgment respited. 8th September 1908

(24, correspondent), pleaded guilty of wounding Marie Orlando, with intent to do her grievous bodily harm. Judgment respited. 8th September 1908


ORLANDO, Valentino (24, correspondent), who pleaded guilty last Sessions before Mr. Justice Pickford (see page 620) of wounding his wife Marie Orlando with intent to do her grievous bodily harm, was brought up for judgment

Mr. Justice Bigham said he understood that prisoner had cast off the foolish suspicions he had entertained against his wife, that his wife wanted to rejoin him, and that they had decided to return together to their native country, Switzerland. In these circumstances he (Mr. Justice Bigham), with the full concurrence of Mr. Justice Pickford, had decided to release prisoner on his own recognisances in the sum of £100 to come up for judgment if called upon.

20th October 1908


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Obituary – Betty L. Orlando (1920 – 2015)

Geneseo: January 17, 2015 at age 94 years. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Frank Orlando, brothers, Sam Curcio and Dom Curcio, sisters, Mary Sweet, Josephine Curcio, Rose Dehn, Christina Scoville, Teresa Phippen Williams, Ermena Dorrenbacher Baldwin, Virginia Isenhart Reele and Ann McLaughlin Fish. She is survived by her children, Kristine “Tina” Drew (Sam) Worrell of Clermont, FL, Frank (Ilene) Orlando of Mt. Morris and Linda Orlando (Bruce) Driver of San Diego, CA, 6 grandchildren, Christopher and Benjamin Worrell, Matthew and Rob Orlando, Sarah and Dan Driver, 4 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

No prior calling hours. A Memorial Mass will be held in June of 2015 at St. Mary’s Church in Geneseo. Interment, St. Mary’s Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Wadsworth Library, 24 Center St., Geneseo, NY 14454 for the specific purchase of large print books.

Source – Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, New York State

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Cowdenbeath, Fife, Scotland 1922 Death

Cowdenbeath Scotland

Statutory Death – 410/010042
Aldo Renato ORLANDO
Aged 1 year.
Died of Influenza & Pneumonia
26th January 1922
Son of Giobato & Lidia Orlando
Occupation of Father – Fish Restaurant

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Petralia Sottana, Sicily Births – 1885

Petralia Sottana, Sicily Births - 1885

Surname Forename Entry Number
ORLANDO Ratogero 65
ORLANDO Mantano 166
ORLANDO Giovanni 172
ORLANDO Calogera 234

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Articles by Professor Ludovic Orlando

The articles listed here are written and copyrighted to the authors. They are in the public domain and are provided within the study for archive purposes. 

  1. mapDamage2.0: fast approximate Bayesian estimates of ancient DNA damage parameters, Bioinformatics (Online), vol 29, no. 13, pp. 1682-4 – Published 2011
  2. True single-molecule DNA sequencing of a Pleistocene horse bone, ‘ Genome Research , vol 21, pp. 1705-1719 – Published 2011
  3. Ligation Bias in Illumina Next-Generation DNA Libraries, PLoS One, Vol 8 Issue 10  – Published 2013
  4. Mitochondrial phylogenomics of modern and ancient equids, PLoS One –  Vol 8 Issue 2 – Published 2013
  5. Reconstructing genome evolution in historic samples of the Irish potato famine, Nature Communications, Published 2013
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Professor Ludovic Orlando

Professor Ludovic Orlando is based at the University of Copenhagen. During 2013 I had the opportunity to listen and archive three recordings made by the Professor.

  1. Ancient horse DNA – Recovering DNA frozen in permafrost 700,000 years ago  Recording is 5 minutes long. Listen HERE – Copyright BBC
  2. Listen to Nature – 27th June 2013 – 5 minutes long. Listen HERE and there is a transcript of the interview HERE – Copyright BBC
  3. Digging out the deep evolutionary past of equids: toward really ancient genomes. This was a presentation given by Professor Orlando at the Ancient DNA:The First Three Decades conference at The Royal Society on 18th & 19th November 2013. Listen HERE – Copyright Professor Orlando & The Royal Society

Copyright belongs to the Individuals & Organisations indicated. These are shared with you and added to the study for archive purposes.

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Probate Indexes – England and Wales 1858+

Extractions from the indexes is a work in progress – UK Probate & Wills

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Westchester County, New York State Marriages

Marriages for Westchester County, New York State Marriages 1910 – 1929


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Vital Records Indexes – Winconsin USA

This data set extraction is very much a work in progress

Winconsin Births, Marriages & Deaths

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