Rich Venezia is a New Jersey native who now calls Pittsburgh home, with roots in Italy, Ireland, England, Wales, and Prussia. 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). Rich specializes in twentieth-century immigrant ancestry. His main areas of focus include Italian, Irish, Pittsburgh and New Jersey/New York City research. He also assists clients with dual citizenship applications for Ireland and Italy. He holds a certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University, and is the president of North Hills Genealogists. He is a proud Italian dual citizen. He spoke about “How to Grow Empathy From Uncovering Your Roots” at TEDx Pittsburgh 2017.