This Weekend in the Arts

Researching Your Italian Ancestry
With “Genealogy Roadshow” PBS Co-Host Mary M. Tedesco

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to welcome Gloucester native, Mary M. Tedesco, Co-Host / Genealogist on the PBS TV series “Genealogy Roadshow” (season 2 & season 3) and the Founder of ORIGINS ITALY, to speak on Saturday, October 8 at 1:00 p.m.

Do you have Italian roots? Come to the Cape Ann Museum on October 8 to learn about essential Italian genealogical records and how they are accessed. Italy and Sicily offer many records beyond birth, marriage and death. Onsite research in Italy and research by correspondence with repositories in Italy will also be discussed.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information please call (978)283-0455 x10 or email


Image: Mary Tedesco with Mark Vigil on Geneology Roadshow. Photo courtesy of PBS.

 Mary Tedesco speaks fluent Italian and travels often to Italy to conduct client genealogical research and visit family. 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. In addition to her Italian ancestry (Calabria, Trentino-Alto Adige, and Tuscany) on her father’s side, she also has deep American roots (German, Irish, Danish & English) on her mother’s side and is a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Tedesco is a native of Gloucester, MA.






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