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“The Italian Americans” aired nationally on PBS on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, from 9-11 PM ET and Tuesday, February 24, 2015, from 9-11 PM ET. Since nearly 16 million Americans can trace their roots back to Italy, there is a natural curiosity among many about the “old country” and about the struggles our ancestors endured to make a better life for us in the USA. The series triggered emotions including a combination of nostalgia, pride and desire to learn more about…

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The Season 2 finale of PBS’s “Genealogy Roadshow” is now available online! “The Best of Genealogy Roadshow” features some of our favorite stories and memorable moments from Season 1 and Season 2 featuring Hosts Mary Tedesco, Kenyatta D. Berry, and D. Joshua Taylor. Thank you for watching season 2 of “Genealogy Roadshow.” Please like the official “Genealogy Roadshow” Facebook page for updates about future cities and seasons. Click here to watch @ PBS.org! Photo credit: Pat Garin.

GENEALOGY ROADSHOW Hosts Mary Tedesco, Joshua Taylor & Kenyatta Berry support Preserve the Pensions at RootsTech / FGS in SLC .

“Genealogy Roadshow” Hosts Mary Tedesco (Founder of ORIGINS ITALY), D. Joshua Taylor and Kenyatta D. Berry took the stage during the RootsTech / FGS 2015 Conference keynote speech on Thursday, February 12, 2015 to help support Preserve the Pensions. Why is Preserve the Pensions (War of 1812) an important project? Preserve the Pensions is a community fundraising effort to preserve and digitize 7.2 million pages of War of 1812 Pension Records. These records are among the most requested collections at…

Kenyatta Berry, Joshua Taylor, and Mary Tedesco

Are you ready for the best? The season 2 finale of “Genealogy Roadshow” airs on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 on PBS and will feature some of our favorite stories and memorable moments from Season 1 and Season 2 featuring Hosts Mary Tedesco, Kenyatta D. Berry, and D. Joshua Taylor! This is an episode you won’t want to miss! Click here for listing information & other details @ PBS.org. Enjoy the “Best of Genealogy Roadshow!”

201502 Genealogy Guys & Mary M. Tedesco ORIGINS ITALY GENEALOGY ROADSHOW

Many thanks to The Genealogy Guys, Drew Smith and George G. Morgan, for their favorable review of “Tracing Your Italian Ancestors,” a new Italian genealogy resource authored by ORIGINS ITALY Founder Mary M. Tedesco and Marcia Iannizzi Melnyk. The review can be heard on The Genealogy Guys Podcast #281 (11 January 2015) starting at about 55:20 on the time clock. Pictured above is Drew (left) and George (right) with Mary M. Tedesco (center) at the RootsTech 2015 conference in Salt…

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