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Combining a background in history and genealogical research, Kathy Kirkpatrick offers clients professional genealogical research services and publications. Most family research is done at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, with annual (or more frequent) trips to do research in Italy, London, Paris, and other locations in Europe. Her bio page is at

Kathy speaks locally and Internationally on a variety of topics, including: "Italian Family Research in America and Italy", "Enemy Alien Camps Across America", "Military Burials in the US and Europe", "The Transcontinental Railroad in Utah", and "Prisoner of War Camps Across America". She spoke on "Proving the Jewish Heritage of a Catholic Sicilian Family" at the IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Seattle in 2016 and presented "Jewish Military Burials in Italy for WWII" and "The Jewish Cemetery at Pisa" at the International Conference for the same group in Poland in August 2018. She spoke on the History of the Chinese in Utah at the Golden Spike Conference held in Utah in 2018. At the International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies in Ohio in 2019, she spoke on "Jewish Military Burials in the US and Europe".

The following talks were recorded during their presentation at The Cultural Event Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
May 23, 2019 - Italian Research At Home and in Italy
June 27, 2019 - The Transcontinental Railroad in Utah
August 15, 2019 - 20th Century Military Burials in the US and Europe
September 19, 2019 - Prisoner of War Camps Across America
November 14, 2019 - Japanese Internment in the US during World War II
January 23, 2020 - The Jewish Heritage of a Catholic Italian-American Family
April 24, 2020 - Immigration to America From Italy Immigration to America From Italy

Kathy's experience includes research for many clients and genealogists from beginning through advanced levels, including heirship and probate research. Kathy's research includes client family records located at town, provincial and military archives in Italy. Cemeteries, including military, are visited, photographed, and individuals documented not only for family members, but also for presentations made at conferences, books, and our website.

Military research is done at the National Archives in College Park, MD; the National Archives in London; the Army Archives in Rome; and at the Vatican Secret Archives. The focus is Prisoners of War, as well as Enemy Alien internees and mostly Jewish refugees from central Europe in Italy and the US.

Jewish research includes the Jewish origins of Italian-American, Italian-British, and Italian-Australian families to document their Jewish roots before converting to Catholicism. Also work at the Concentration Camp at Ferramonti (Tarsia) and Campagna, Italy and the Jewish Museum at Bova Marina housing the artifacts from a 3rd century synagogue nearby.

Follow these links for Kathy's schedule and Utah Cultural News.

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