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Kenyatta Berry, Joshua Taylor, and Mary Tedesco

“Genealogy Roadshow” season 2, episode 3 airs on January 27, 2015 at 8:00 PM  ET on PBS. Check your local listings. Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Institute At Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute, a team of genealogists uncovers fascinating family histories. A man learns that the event that drove his family to the City of Brotherly Love changed the course of history; a man may be a Viking descendant; another’s family could have part of one of history’s biggest scams; a young man…

Em Piro discovers her genealogy

The January 20, 2015 episode of “Genealogy Roadshow” (S2, E2) featured several guests wanting to get to the bottom their family stories.  Em Piro of St. Louis, MO was one of these guests. Through family lore, Em believed that her great grandmother, Isabella [Rizzo] Piro, from Sorbo San Basile, Calabria, Italy, came to America to marry a “Cowboy from Wyoming;” and that after her arrival in Denver, she didn’t like the cowboy and decided to marry somebody else – Em’s great grandfather…

St. Louis Central Library

Episode 2 of Season 2 of PBS’s “Genealogy Roadshow is now available online! This episode was filmed at the Central Library in St. Louis, MO. ORIGINS ITALY’s Mary Tedesco is one of the hosts / genealogists featured on the show. Tune in Tuesday, January 27, 2015 for the next new episode. Check your local listings. Click here to watch @ PBS.org! Photo credit: Jason Winkeler

Domenic and Katie Giardina with Mary Tedesco

Two young people met in New Orleans. They became friends, over time fell in love, and got married. What are the chances that this couple, who met randomly in the “Big Easy,” have Italian roots from the same tiny island off the coast of Sicily? Are their two families connected? On the January 13, 2015 episode (S2 E1) of “Genealogy Roadshow,” ORIGINS ITALY Founder Mary M. Tedesco, a Roadshow Host, revealed a family connection between the Italian-American couple, Domenic and…

Mary Tedesco reviews family history with Em Piro

“Genealogy Roadshow” season 2, episode 2 airs on January 20, 2015 at 8:00 PM  ET on PBS. Check your local listings. St. Louis – Central Library At Saint Louis’ historic central library, a team of genealogists uncovers fascinating family stories from Missouri’s famous gateway city. A mystery writer discovers her mother has hidden a life-changing secret; a woman finds out if she is descended from the infamous pirate Blackbeard; a mother and daughter seek connections to a famous author; and…

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