Buona Festa della Repubblica Italiana! Happy Republic Day in Italy! Today, June 2, 2015 marks the 69th anniversary of the Italian Republic. Click here to read more about the history of Republic Day in Italy.

ORIGINS ITALY Founder Mary M. Tedesco was recently featured on the “Italics” television program on CUNY TV in New York City. Special thanks to Lucia Grillo, Dr. Anthony Tamburri, and CUNY TV! You can view the program by clicking on the video above or by clicking here.


ORIGINS ITALY Founder Mary M. Tedesco was recently interviewed by dott. Umberto Mucci of We the Italians. Mary chats about her own Italian roots, “Genealogy Roadshow” on PBS, and more! Special thanks to dott. Umberto & We the Italians. Click here to read Mary’s interview on We the Italians. Mary was also featured on the cover of the May 2015 issue of the We the Italians digital magazine. Click here to read!  


ORIGINS ITALY Founder Mary M. Tedesco (and her research team) will be conducting onsite genealogical research in Italy for valued clients during the month of April 2015. This will be Mary’s fourteenth (14) trip to Italy. Regular updates from Italy will be posted on Mary’s Twitter account, other ORIGINS ITALY social media accounts, and in the ORIGINS ITALY Newsletter (click here to subscribe). Onsite genealogical research in Italy is a core component for many of ORIGINS ITALY’s client projects.  Extensive preparation…


Anyone who tries to tell me that genealogy isn’t cool gets referred to the 1969 James Bond film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, staring George Lazenby. In the film, James Bond goes undercover as a genealogist to research a lineage question surrounding a Bond villain’s claims to a noble title. There are a number of things James Bond, the genealogist, does right and at least one thing that’s definitely wrong. Here are a few examples of Bond’s excellent genealogical handiwork: Bond discusses conducting what…

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