Marc--the connection is through marriage and friendship. Many of the Baaklini family members married members of the Germani family since they lived in the same town. I first began working only on the Baaklini family but as I came across so many intermarriages, I decided to try to work on the Germani family as well. As you see, the web site is in its initial stage. But I hope it will provide a forum for us to continue keeping in touch with each other and to maintain our heritage.If you have any additional information, please let me have it. Also share with others about the web site. Thanks.