“Genealogy Roadshow” Host Mary Tedesco (ORIGINS ITALY’s Founder) was featured recently on She discussed being a Host on Season 2 of the PBS TV series “Genealogy Roadshow,” Italian genealogy, the “Roadshow” New Orleans episodes, and much more! Watch Mary Tedesco’s Bayoubuzz interview on YouTube! Special thanks to, Stephen Sabludowsky, Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady, and Ben Fisher.

Penelope McCarthy and family in New Orleans

“Genealogy Roadshow” season 2, episode 4 airs on February 3, 2015 at 8:00 PM  ET on PBS. Check your local listings. New Orleans, Louisiana – Board of Trade A team of genealogists uncovers fascinating family stories at the New Orleans Board of Trade. A local man seeks to recover essential history washed away in Hurricane Katrina; a woman discovers she has links to both sides of the Civil War; another unravels the mystery behind her grandfather’s adoption; and one man explores…

Alexander Anthony and mother Susan

Episode 3 of Season 2 of PBS’s “Genealogy Roadshow is now available online! This episode was filmed at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA. ORIGINS ITALY’s Mary Tedesco is one of the hosts / genealogists featured on the show. Tune in Tuesday, February 3, 2015 on PBS for the next new episode. Check your local listings. Click here to watch @! Photo credit: Daniel Burke

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…

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