Finding Your Italian Origins: Tips From Mary Tedesco of Genealogy Roadshow

Finding Italian ancestors is a lot easier when you know where in Italy they came from. Mary Tedesco, founder of Origins Italy and co-host of "Genealogy Roadshow," shared her favorite places to start to identify Italian roots.  

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(Click the "play" arrow to watch this short video with Mary's tips.)

Key Takeaways:

  • ​Start at home; you might be surprised at what you already have.
  • Keep checking FamilySearch.org and the FamilySearch catalog. They are continually adding Italian records.
  • Do as much as you can in the U.S. before you start to research Italian records. 

You can find Mary at Origins Italy and on social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Find Your Italian Origins with Tips from Mary Tedesco of Genealogy Roadshow

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4 thoughts on “Finding Your Italian Origins: Tips From Mary Tedesco of Genealogy Roadshow

  1. Great advice here — especially starting at home. Interviewing my Italian-American family members yielded the first research clues about the towns/regions my Italian ancestors came from.

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