ORIGINS ITALY

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ORIGINS ITALY Founder Mary M. Tedesco was interviewed by Ancestry.com’s Juliana Szucs at the RootsTech 2015 Conference in Salt Lake City, UT. Mary and Juliana discuss Mary’s genealogical beginnings and how to apply to be on the PBS TV series “Genealogy Roadshow.” Special thanks to Juliana & Ancestry.com! Watch this interview on YouTube. DISCLAIMER: Ancestry.com was a funder of season 2 of “Genealogy Roadshow” on PBS. Mary M. Tedesco is not affiliated with Ancestry.com. This post is not an endorsement of Ancestry.com, its products…

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A previous post discussed the first steps in tracing your Italian roots (click here to read the post). Some of the strategies included consulting home sources and interviewing older relatives for information about your Italian origins.  Sometimes, however, knowledge of a family’s ancestral town is not known by the older generation or discoverable in family sources. This is when it is necessary to introduce some good old-fashioned genealogy research into the mix. Some may find this research more challenging than…

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ORIGINS ITALY Founder Mary M. Tedesco was recently featured on the Total Tuscany Podcast. Topics covered include getting started with Italian genealogy and season 2 the PBS TV Series “Genealogy Roadshow.” Do you have Italian roots? Click here to listen to Mary M. Tedesco on the Total Tuscany Podcast! Special thanks to Travis Justice and Pat Campagna from Total Tuscany. If you love Tuscany and Italy in general, please check out the Total Tuscany website @ www.totaltuscany.com. Related post: “Why I…

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Exploring and finding our Italian family history helps us not only to understand our ancestors, but also to understand and appreciate ourselves. It is an incredible journey. Some will strive to trace their tree back to the Roman Emperor Constantine while others simply want to discover the names of their great grandparents. Whatever your motivations and goals, your journey will be paved with many rewards and probably a few surprises and challenges along the way. Genealogy is not always easy…

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Believe it or not, you can learn a lot about Italian genealogy by attending Irish family history lectures. The beauty of the genealogy skill set is that it can be applied to nearly any nationality or ethnicity. When researching our immigrant ancestors in the United States, research methodology tends to be consistent across the board whether your family is Irish, Russian, Croatian or Chinese. Certainly, there are unique aspects of research (like language, record sets, repositories or collections) that may…

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