Interested in researching your Italian ancestry?
Join us for the IGG monthly meetings, live or virtually!
Saturday, September 12th, 2020 – 10:45 AM (Eastern) (“doors open” at 10:30)
We’re thrilled to once again welcome leading professional genealogist Rich Venezia, who will be giving his popular talk Italian-Americans: Find Your Roots in the Old Country.
TO REGISTER for this webinar, please visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9Gxhso06R7Op3hoSjIiVnw – this talk is open to both members and non-members, so feel free to spread the word!
(If you’re new to Zoom – we’ve created a brief video tutorial, detailing the steps you’ll want to take to access this webinar.)
Rich Venezia is a New Jersey native who now calls Pennsylvania home. He founded Rich Roots Genealogy in 2013. He was a member of the research team of Genealogy Roadshow (PBS) for two seasons, and also consulted on Follow Your Past (Travel Channel). He is an expert in the research of 20th-century immigrant ancestors, especially underutilized record sources and federal records. He also specializes in Italian and Irish research. Additionally, he assists clients with dual citizenship applications for Ireland and Italy, and is a proud Italian dual citizen. He holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University, and is Immediate Past-President of North Hills Genealogists. He lectures nationwide, and spoke about “How to Grow Empathy From Uncovering Your Roots” at TEDx Pittsburgh 2017.
Due to COVID-19, in-person meetings are not taking place at this time. We have held and intend to continue to hold Zoom meetings and webinars, and IGG members will be notified of these via e-mail.
Every second Saturday of the month from September through June, the Italian Genealogical Group presents a speaker discussing a topic relevant to Italian genealogical research. In person meetings are held at the Bethpage Public Library (Long Island, NY) and, in most cases, are also broadcast to our members worldwide via Zoom. Handouts and the exchange of genealogical events, websites and publications as well as research tips are readily available. Information and summaries of the monthly meetings are available online to members.
Meeting attendees will find an array of resources and guides to assist you in your research, including:
- Help Desk: For those members who are fortunate enough to attend our meetings, we offer a Help Desk. Before each meeting, experts are available to offer advice or to discuss your genealogy research problems. (Please note: at this time, the help desk is only available at in-person meetings.)
- Lending Library: The IGG maintains an extensive collection of books, magazines, CDs and DVDs. Members may borrow from the collection in person at meetings only.
- Mentoring: There are key members who volunteer as mentors. Members who may be new to genealogy or are stuck and in need of guidance may ask for their assistance. The mentor does not do the research for you but will work with you and suggest methods that worked in their own research.
Bethpage Public Library
47 Powell Avenue
Bethpage, NY 11714
Meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month from 10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon
Assistance is available for beginning and advanced researchers in the auditorium lobby before the meeting. Please inquire at the sign-in desk.
Guests are always welcome.
Part of the fun of being a member of the IGG is participation in outside events with other members. Our past events have included a cemetery crawl, historical tours, genealogy events, an annual holiday luncheon, Italian-American festivals and more! Information on upcoming events will be posted as they are scheduled.