When I had to choose a name for my personal web domain, I thought about why I spend so much time on genealogy. “For the cousins, of course!” So I chose www.forthecousins.com. But here’s the man whose unknown past spurred me to tackle this research project: my grandfather, Adamo Leone, seen below with his brother Noé (my grandfather is on the right).

My inspiration: Noe and Adamo Leone

These guys are the reason I took on this massive project. They are my Uncle Noé Leone and his brother, my grandfather, Adamo Leone. Two Baselice boys.