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.


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…

ORIGINS ITALY Founder Mary M. Tedesco was interviewed by Lisa Louise Cooke (Genealogy Gems) at RootsTech 2015 in Salt Lake City, UT. Mary and Lisa chat about season 2 of “Genealogy Roadshow” (PBS), the RootsTech Conference, Italian genealogy, and the recent publication “Tracing Your Italian Ancestors” (authored by Mary M. Tedesco & Marcia Iannizzi Melnyk). Watch Mary Tedesco’s interview on YouTube. Special thanks to Lisa Louise Cooke! Please check out Lisa’s website & Genealogy Gems Podcast as well as her YouTube channel…

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