Cleveland Italian Ancestry Organization (CIAO) to Host Italian Genealogy Webinar

Join the Cleveland Italian Ancestry Organization (CIAO) on Saturday, March 19, 2022 for a virtual, all-day session exploring different topics related to Italian genealogy. Whether you are just starting out with your Italian family history research, or you have been doing it for years, you will learn something new from attending this webinar.

Nationally-recognized genealogist and genealogical lecturer Rich Venezia will present the following four, one-hour talks via Zoom:

• Italians in America: Their Records, Their Stories

• Italian-Americans: An Introduction to Finding Your Roots in the Old Country

• Italian Records: Beyond Civil Registration

• Naturalization Know-How: The Laws and Records of U.S. Citizenship

The cost to attend the webinar is $35 for CIAO members and $40 for non-members. All profits will be donated to the Italian American Museum of Cleveland. The webinar is scheduled for 9:30a.m. - 3:30p.m., with breaks between sessions and a longer break for lunch. All attendees will have the chance to win a door prize. Please note that the webinar will not be recorded.

For a detailed schedule and to register, visit and search for “CIAO Italian Genealogy Webinar with Rich Venezia (via Zoom).” To register by mail, send a check made payable to CIAO to Linda Erlenbach, CIAO Treasurer, 27574 Remington Dr., Westlake, OH 44115. For questions, please contact Pamela Dorazio Dean at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 330-285-2950.