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Genealogist, author, and ‘Genealogy Roadshow’ host Mary Tedesco speaks at WVIA in Pittston on Dec. 20

Genealogist, author, and ‘Genealogy Roadshow’ host Mary Tedesco speaks at WVIA in Pittston on Dec. 20
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From a press release:

WVIA Public Media will present a special presentation by Mary M. Tedesco, a professional genealogist, author, and co-host of PBS’ hit show, “Genealogy Roadshow,” on Sunday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. at the WVIA Public Media Studios in Pittston.

Seating in the Sordoni High Definition Theater (100 WVIA Way, Pittston) is limited. Two tickets for this special opportunity are available with a tax-deductible donation of $40 and can be reserved by visiting or by calling 1-800-326-9842.

Tedesco is the founder of ORIGINS ITALY, a firm specializing in Italian and Italian-American genealogical and family history research. She is the co-author of “Tracing Your Italian Ancestors,” an 84-page Italian research guide published by Moorshead Magazines. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Boston University and a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University’s Center for Professional Education. She is a member of many local and national genealogical societies. In addition to her Italian ancestry (Calabria, Trentino-Alto Adige, and Tuscany) on her father’s side, Tedesco also has deep American roots (German, Irish, Danish, and English) on her mother’s side and is a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

“Genealogy Roadshow” is part of PBS’ commitment to high-quality programming highlighting American culture, diversity, and history. Part detective story, part emotional journey, “Genealogy Roadshow’s” team of genealogical experts combine history and science to discover more about the people who comprise America’s rich cultural tapestry. Genealogists and hosts Kenyatta D. Berry, Joshua Taylor, and Tedesco work with participants’ anecdotal clues, official documents, and family heirlooms to uncover the histories and family members they never knew existed and reveal surprising ancestral stories.

WVIA Public Media, a 501c(3) not-for-profit organization, is a catalyst, convener, and educator, using media, partnerships, powerful ideas, and programs to improve lives and advance the best attributes of an enlightened society.