To best serve his clients, Rich Venezia is committed to continuing his education as a professional and remaining active within the genealogical community.

Education:

Rich holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University's Center for Professional Education (May 2015).

Ongoing Education:

RECENT Institutes/conferences/Courses attendeD:

  • RootsTech - Salt Lake City - February 2017
  • Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) - The Family History Law Library - January 2017
  • Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) National Conference - Springfield, IL - September 2016
  • GenStock (Herron, MI) - August 2016
  • Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) - Resources and Strategies for Researching Your Italian Ancestors - July 2016
  • Super Intensive Italian language course - Scuola Leonardo da Vinci, Florence, Italy - Spring 2016
  • SLIG - Advanced Genealogical Methods - January 2016
  • GenStock (Herron, MI) - September 2015
  • New York State Family History Conference - East Liverpool, NY - September 2015
  • GRIP - Pennsylvania: Research in the Keystone State - July 2015
  • RootsTech - Salt Lake City - February 2015
  • FGS National Conference - Salt Lake City - February 2015
  • SLIG - Finding Immigrant Origins - January 2015
  • Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) Professional Management Conference - Salt Lake City - January 2015
  • Italian language intensive - Accademia Italiana, Salerno, Italy - Fall 2014
  • Institute for Genetic Genealogy - Washington, DC - August 2014
  • GRIP - Intermediate Genealogy: Tools for Digging Deeper - July 2014

Upcoming institutes/conferences:

  • Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS) National Conference - Sandusky, OH - April 2017
  • National Genealogical Society (NGS) National Conference - Raleigh, NC - May 2017
  • FGS National Conference - Pittsburgh, PA - August 2017
  • Czechoslovak Genealogy Society International (CGSI) Genealogical and Cultural Conference - Pittsburgh, PA - October 2017

Professional affiliations:

  • The Association of Professional Genealogists - National and Great Lakes Chapters

  • The Genealogical Speakers Guild

  • Italian Genealogical Group

  • Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society

  • North Hills Genealogists (Current President)

  • Utah Genealogical Association

  • Passaic County Historical Society

  • Hudson County Genealogical Society

  • The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania

  • New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Undergraduate EDUCATION

  • B.A. Theatre Arts - Point Park University (Pittsburgh, PA) - magna cum laude