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Genealogy Slam

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Medina Library
Medina Community Room A+B

Event Details

Presented with support of Medina County Genealogical Society.

Learn how to research your immigrant ancestors. Rich Venezia, nationally recognized genealogist and lecturer will join us via Zoom to present two topics:


Ship Manifests: An In-Depth Look 
Ship manifests are the “go-to” record to find immigrant arrivals in the 1800s and 1900s. Discover all the different information they can tell us. 


Naturalization Know-How: The Laws and Records of U. S. Citizenship 
Many records were created when immigrant ancestors became American citizens. Learn what they are and how to find them. 


You can join us via Zoom, or opt to watch the presentations together, here at the Medina Library Community Rooms.  Receive the Zoom Meeting ID when you register. 


Rich Venezia is a New Jersey native who now calls Philadelphia 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. He lectures nationwide, and spoke about "How to Grow Empathy From Uncovering Your Roots" at TEDx Pittsburgh 2017.


Event Type(s): Genealogy & History
Age Group(s): Adult
Presenter: Rich Venezia
Family History & Learning Center
(330) 725-0588 ext. 5017

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