Rich Venezia

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
USA

Phone: 412-339-0602

Email: rich@richroots.net
URL: www.richroots.net/lectures


Specialties:

  • Twentieth-century immigration
  • Immigration records at National Archives
  • Finding immigrant origins
  • Italian
  • Irish
  • Dual citizenship
  • Naturalization
  • Pittsburgh
  • New Jersey
  • New York City

  • Lectures:

    Italian-Americans: Find Your Roots in the Old Country
    Learn the basics of Italian records, whatís available and where, and tips and tricks for finding elusive ancestors. Discover your famiglia and make Nonna proud!

    The Aliens Are Coming: USCIS Record Sets
    A-Files? AR-2 Forms? C-Files? Oh my! Wade through the alphabet soup of the record sets the US Citizenship & Immigration Services holds to find where your immigrant ancestor may be hiding.

    Discovering Your Immigrantís Origins: Exhausting Every Resource
    Pin down your elusive immigrant ancestorís place of origin using some well-known Ė and some lesser-known Ė record sets, ideas, and techniques.

    Unsung Immigration Records of NARA: Contextualizing Recent Immigrant Ancestors
    The National Archives holds various records about that can provide a treasure trove of information on twentieth-century immigrant ancestors that made America their home. Learn about INS Case and Correspondence Files, Bureau of Naturalization Correspondence Files, Alien Personal History and Statement forms, and A-Files.

    Emerald Isle Express: Researching Irish Ancestors
    Discover the variety of Irish record sets available, where to find which records, and how to learn the stories of your Irish ancestors.

    Finding Your Pot of Gold: On-site Research in Ireland
    While there may not be any leprechauns, researching in Ireland can still uncover genealogical gold. Learn which repositories on the Emerald Isle are not to miss.

    Demystifying Dual Citizenship: The Purpose and the Process
    Of Italian or Irish descent and think you may qualify for dual citizenship? This how-to aims to break down the process and have you on your way to your red passport in no time.

    Pittsburgh Preview: Researching in the Steel City
    Make the most of your FGS 2017 or GRIP trip by learning about the archives and resources Pittsburgh has to offer.


    Previous Engagements:

  • Cranberry Genealogy Club (2016): Discovering Your Immigrantís Origins: Exhausting Every Resource
  • Italian Genealogical Group (September 2016): Italian-Americans: Find Your Roots in the Old Country
  • North Hills Genealogists (August 2016): Italian-Americans: Find Your Roots in the Old Country
  • New Jersey Genealogical Society Ė 2016 Seminar (June 2016): Italian-Americans: Find Your Roots in the Old Country and Discovering Your Immigrantís Origins: Exhausting Every Resource
  • Passaic County Genealogy Club (May 2016): Discovering Your Immigrantís Origins: Exhausting Every Resource
  • The Genealogical Society of the West Fields (May 2016): Discovering Your Immigrantís Origins: Exhausting Every Resource
  • The Italian Genealogy Society of New Jersey (May 2016): The Aliens are Coming: USCIS Record Sets

  • Bio:

    Rich Venezia is a New Jersey native who now calls Pittsburgh home, with roots in Italy, Ireland, England, Wales, and Prussia. He started Rich Roots Genealogy after having researched his own family for a decade, and credits his maternal grandmother for his passion for family history. He has been a member of the research team of Genealogy Roadshow (PBS) for two seasons, and also consulted on Follow Your Past (Travel Channel). He specializes in immigrant ancestry, and conducts on-site research for clients with Italian and Irish ancestry. He holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University, and is the President of North Hills Genealogists. He writes and lectures on a variety of topics.

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