I'm not sure where it will take me, but I'm currently tracking my Italian nonno's (grandfather's) arrival at Ellis Island in 1920, and his home on Rend Avenue, Brooklyn. He was 16 years old. I don't think Rend Avenue exists anymore, but I'm on the hunt for that too.
I'm also following the journey of a non-blood relative, but one who was part of an incredible family tragedy that took place in Pennsylvania. He had married my great aunt, and, after her early death, ended up in Ohio.
Between online newspapers, the Ellis Island Foundation, and ancestry.ca, I hope to find some interesting facts about these American ties.
If I do, I'll be sure to share them here, as I will also share any dead ends I come up against, in the hope of getting answers.
Sigh... If I had a super power, it would be time travel.