I have never tried to do a Family Tree History and this is my first attempt at it. I am looking to find relatives of my father, William "Bill" Katanic, who is of Hungarian descent and of my mother, whose maiden name was Ciallella, who is of Italian descent (her family side is originally from Naples, Italy.)
My father,unforunately passed away in 1995 and although I was close with him, I never really had an opportunity to sit down and talk about his side of the family with him, as he was estranged from them for some reason, which I do not know.
I do know that his father was a head chef at the Waldorf/Astoria Hotel and met my grandmother, Barbara, there and that my father had at least one older brother named Kenneth that passed away in the 1980s.
My mother's maiden name is Ciallella and the only thing I know about her side is that my grandfather passed away when I was a baby in the mid-1960s and is buried at the Golden Gate Cemetery in San Francisco, CA. My grandmother, Marie (her maiden name was Eleuterio), passed on April 15, 1995 from a long battle with Alzeheimer's and I do know that she has at least 2 sisters that live in the Bronx, NY.
If anyone is familiar with either the history of the Ciallella family or of the Katanic family, please email me.