Rich Venezia is my favorite genealogist – not just because he is handsome and witty but because he really knows his stuff. He was researching for clients with roots in Southern Italy and popped into visit Jack and me. He has been researching Jack’s Irish heritage so they had lots to talk about. (I hope Jack is from a town that makes fabulous Irish Whiskey.)
While we were having a 4 hour pranzo, Rich casually mentioned he had done a Ted Talk. WHAT! I bellowed – did I mention we were eating at Borgo Cerquelle, my favorite agriturismo so lots of folks turned and peered at our table. What, I said a little gentler. Rich Roots, his firm, is in Pittsburgh and Rich did a TEDx Talk there.
I watched it and was so caught up in broadcast that I knew I had to share it. Every generation needs to listen and learn from this –
Researching With Rich
Rich Venezia is a professional genealogist based in Pittsburgh, PA. He specializes in Italian, Irish, and immigrant ancestry, and NJ/NYC and Pittsburgh-area research. He also assists clients with dual citizenship applications. He has worked on two genealogy TV shows (including PBS’ “Genealogy Roadshow”) and is available for client research and speaking engagements. His website can be found at richroots.net and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.