Rich Venezia lives in Pittsburgh and is a leading expert in twentieth-century immigration research and records, especially underutilized record sources and federal records. He was a member of PBS’ Genealogy Roadshow research team for two seasons. He researches family histories for private clients, TV shows, attorneys, and other genealogical research firms. He also conducts research for those with Italian and Irish ancestry, and makes annual research trips to Europe. Additionally, he assists clients with dual citizenship for both Ireland and Italy. He received his Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University in 2015. He lectures nationally, and spoke about “How to Grow Empathy From Uncovering Your Roots” at TEDx Pittsburgh 2017. He has coordinated for SLIG, instructed for GRIP and IGHR, and will be coordinating for GRIP 2021. He coordinated the #RecordsNotRevenue campaign in late 2019, which received international press and garnered him the Shirley M. Barnes Records Access Award from the Massachusetts Genealogical Council.
- Course Two — Intermediate Genealogy & Historical Studies