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The Genealogy Roadshow Providence, RI episode aired on PBS stations on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Pictured above are: (left to right) Executive Producer Carlos Ortiz, Co-Host Mary Tedesco, Sherita Leslie [Hair & Make-up], Guests Romano “Romeo” Del Rossi and Laura Monti, and Sr. Story Producer Nancy Oey. Laura Monti contacted Genealogy Roadshow wanting to know if the origins of her family’s pasta factory, G. D. Del Rossi and Company, began in Italy.

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Providence – Providence Public Library
Premiered June 21, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. ET
At the Providence Public Library, the passport of a woman’s ancestor reveals how her family survived the Holocaust and ended up halfway around the world; a woman discovers more about an African-American relative who served in World War I; experts unlock the mystery of one man’s Amish ties; a woman discovers how deep her roots run in the New England whaling industry; a Rhode Island macaroni company takes a woman all the way back to Italy; and one man’s search for his ancestor reveals a scandal that made headlines.

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Genealogy Roadshow Boston episode aired on PBS stations on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Mary Tedesco (Genealogy Roadshow Co-Host & ORIGINS ITALY Founder) is pictured above with Genealogy Roadshow Guest Jenny Moye. Jenny contacted Genealogy Roadshow because she wanted to know more about her grandfather’s journey on the orphan train.

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Genealogy Roadshow (PBS) Boston – Faneuil Hall
Premiered June 14, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. ET
At an iconic Boston landmark, Faneuil Hall, a team of genealogists unravels the haunting mystery of one woman’s ties to the Salem Witch Trials. Another woman seeks to understand her family’s connection to the historic orphan trains; a woman seeks to find out whether the Great Boston Fire of 1872 or the small pox epidemic claimed the lives of one branch of her family tree; for one man, the team researches a link to the founders of Boston; and one woman learns that her family’s remarkable route went from the Caribbean through Ellis Island.

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Genealogy Roadshow, Our Favorite Stories episode aired on PBS stations on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Mary Tedesco (Genealogy Roadshow Co-Host & ORIGINS ITALY Founder) is pictured above on the far right with her Genealogy Roadshow Co-Hosts Kenyatta D. Berry and Joshua Taylor.

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Our Favorite Stories
Premiered June 7, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. ET

Genealogists Joshua Taylor, Kenyatta Berry and Mary Tedesco revisit their favorite stories from previous seasons, and three memorable guests return to share what has happened since their appearances.

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Mary Tedesco and Helen Mooty

Genealogy Roadshow Houston aired on PBS stations on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Mary Tedesco (Genealogy Roadshow Co-Host & ORIGINS ITALY Founder) is pictured above with Roadshow guest Helen D. Mooty. Helen contacted Genealogy Roadshow wanting to know how deep her Texas roots run!

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Houston – Downtown Houston Public Library
Premiered May 31, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. ET

A woman seeks to find out if her roots in Texas are as deep as the character she portrays in her historical re-enactments; at the Julia Ideson Building of the Houston Public Library, the Roadshow team investigates the notorious Andersonville prison; a man wants to know if his African-American ancestors fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War; a woman uncovers her link to a prominent figure in Texas history; another learns of her connection to the Cherokee Freedmen; and one man traces his roots to the conflicts that shaped early American history.

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TGP-MaryTedesco

Special thanks to Marian Pierre-Louis for interviewing Mary Tedesco on The Genealogy Professional (TGP) podcast! This interview gives a unique glimpse into Mary’s views on business and genealogy, entrepreneurship, starting her genealogy research business ORIGINS ITALY, and of course season 3 of Genealogy Roadshow on PBS!

Listen to Mary Tedesco’s interview on The Genealogy Professional (TGP) podcast

For those interested in pursuing genealogy as a career and / or starting a business in the family history industry, be sure to check out all the episodes of The Professional Genealogy (TGP) podcast for different perspectives genealogy, business, and life.

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