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ITALY Magazine recently profiled ORIGINS ITALY Founder Mary M. Tedesco. Mary discusses her Italian ancestry, getting started with Italian genealogy, “Genealogy Roadshow” (PBS), and much more!

Check out Mary’s ITALY Magazine interview here!

Special thanks to ITALY Magazine and Silvia Donati!

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ORIGINS ITALY Founder Mary M. Tedesco was recently featured on the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW)’s “Member Spotlight.” Mary discusses her role as a Host on “Genealogy Roadshow” (PBS), her passion of genealogy, ORIGINS ITALY, and her experience growing up Italian American.

Click here to read the interview.

Many thanks to NOIAW and Beth Connolly!





“Genealogy Roadshow” (PBS TV Series) is accepting casting applications! Do you have an unsolved family mystery, unconfirmed family legend or a curiosity about an aspect of your family history? Please tell us your story @

ORIGINS ITALY’s Mary M. Tedesco, one of the Hosts on “Genealogy Roadshow,” says: “It is exciting that so many people choose to share their personal genealogical stories with us. It is your amazing stories that make the show great. We can’t wait to hear from you!”

Thank you all for submitting your stories to “Genealogy Roadshow.” Please visit our website to learn more about the show @


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.

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