Welcome to my site. I’ve just begun the job of uploading information, so bear with me as I collect my notes.

This research focuses on my paternal family, the Cirillos, who emigrated from Reggio Calabria around the turn of the 20th century and settled in Springfield Massachusetts; and my maternal family, the Houstons, who moved westward in the 1800s from Pennsylvania. I hope family members will find the history surprising and the medical history useful.

I wish to acknowledge the hard work of Carol Watson, of St. Peter, Missouri, with whom I worked on the Houston genealogy. I want to thank her for her research, theories and encouragement as we made our way back through time.

As I said, this is a work in progress. Many of the "facts" are only guesses. I am unsure about some of the identities of the people in the photos. I welcome any corrections or clues you may have. If you've fund this work to be useful, or if you just want to chat, please contact me!

Marcia Cirillo
November 16, 2007