Searching your family’s past, trying to find who you are and answer questions you may have, about your existence in this world, is a preoccupation that lasts a lifetime.
Trying to find if somebody new your grandfather or where people with your name may live is not a good start.
You task is to connect the dots between the Venetian family Bozzo dating from 1100, to your family today.
The first thing on your list must be to talk to the oldest people in your family and collect information in all dimensions. A six-generation family has between 6,000 and 9,000 members; if you increase that to 10 generations, you have 25,000 members. You grandparents will tell you about their parents and in laws; Grandparents and in laws, children, grandchildren the rest you should know.
That’s six generations.
The second step is to search and copy obituaries. Every obituary related to your name, whether you know the person or not. All bits and pieces will fall together eventually. Off course, you need a PC computer and a reasonable software package. Make sure the software you buy can handle up to 250,000 names (The average family tree has 100,000 names) and store copies of documents and photos.
The third step:
Draw a line between the Island of Crete (Heraklion) and Venice. That was the escape root of 1669. Along that line you will find “The Greek” members of your family. Off course, many of those living in “Greece” have brothers and sisters in Italy (like you have relatives in Greece). That’s where the Italian relatives come in and you slowly connect with them.
You have many relatives in USA (too many), and I can see online, there are many interested in their family history. SO, you have others doing the same thing, including Italians, and they look for YOU.
PS: The Greek Hero Botsaris (Mpotsaris) is also one of your relatives (must be).