Italian Genealogy, Family History, Travel, Culture, and More!


This weekend, “Genealogy Roadshow” will be filming in Boston, MA and Providence, RI! Please join us for a day of fun and genealogy. We invite you explore your own personal history with our fantastic lineup of local genealogists and vendors at our free events from 9 AM to 6 PM. You won’t want to miss out!

  • Saturday, October 3, 2015 (9 AM – 6 PM) @ Faneuil Hall in Boston, MA
  • Sunday, October 4, 2015 (9 AM – 6 PM) @ Providence Public Library in Providence, RI

ORIGINS ITALY’s Mary Tedesco, one of the hosts on “Genealogy Roadshow,” says: “I’m looking forward filming in Boston and Providence this weekend — since I’m a New England girl, I’m especially excited. There are so many great stories to tell in these historic cities. Please join us in Boston on Saturday and in Providence on Sunday!”

Click here for more info about PBS’s “Genealogy Roadshow” Season 3.



Recently, ORIGINS ITALY Founder Mary M. Tedesco was honored to be the Featured Guest Blogger in MyCanvas’ Guest Blog Series!

Family stories are an important part of our personal history and legacy. How do we dig deeper? How can we preserve our stories and research for the generations to come?

Click here to read “Digging Deeper into Family Stories” by Mary M. Tedesco on the MyCanvas blog!

Special thanks to MyCanvas!


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 @

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