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Rich Venezia

Rich Roots Genealogy

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Biography:
Rich Venezia is a New Jersey native who now calls Pittsburgh home, with roots in Italy, Ireland, England, Wales, and Prussia. He founded Rich Roots Genealogy in 2013. He is one of the foremost experts on twentieth-century immigration records in the genealogical field. He was a member of the research team of Genealogy Roadshow (PBS) for two seasons, and also consulted on Follow Your Past (Travel Channel). Rich specializes in 20th-century immigrant ancestry. His main areas of focus include Italian, Irish, Pittsburgh and New Jersey/New York City research. He also assists clients with dual citizenship applications for Ireland and Italy. He holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University, and is Immediate Past-President of North Hills Genealogists. He is a proud Italian dual citizen. His TEDx talk, "How to Grow Empathy From Uncovering Your Roots" from TEDx Pittsburgh 2017, can be found on YouTube.

Service Description:
Genealogical research, 20th-century immigration consultations, dual citizenship assistance

Academic Degrees:
B.A. (Theatre Arts)

Professional Learning
Certificates:
BU Certificate in Gen Research


Continuing Education:
SLIG, GRIP, I4GG

Research Specialty:
Emigration & Immigration ; Federal Records ; Migration ; Naturalization ; Irish American ; Italian American

Time Period Specialty:
19th Century ; 20th Century

Geographic Specialty:
NJ ; NY ; PA ; Mid-Atlantic ; New York City ; Philadelphia ; Pittsburgh ; Ireland ; Italy

Research Counties:
Allegheny County, PA ; Armstrong County, PA ; Beaver County, PA ; Butler County, PA ; Greene County, PA ; New York County, NY ; Philadelphia County, PA ; Somerset County, NJ ; Washington County, PA ; Westmoreland County, PA

Int'l Research Counties:
Ireland ; Italy ; Northern Ireland

Service Categories:
Historian ; Instructor ; Lecturer/Seminars ; Project Management ; Travel & Tours ; Author/Writer

Languages:
Italian (Intermediate)

Accepts Clients:
Yes

City:
Pittsburgh
State:
PA
Postal Code:
15232
County:
Allegheny
Day Phone:
(412) 339-0602
Email:
Web Site:
www.richroots.net

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