On-Site Italian Research
Jewish Italian Research
Combining a background in history and genealogical research, Kathy Kirkpatrick offers clients professional genealogical research services and publications. She earned her B.A. in History from Humboldt State University at Arcata, California. Ms. Kirkpatrick is a past president of the Salt Lake Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Currently, she serves on the Sister Cities Board of Salt Lake City.
Kathy wrote Basic Genealogy (1995, 1997), The Descendants of Timothy Meeker (1987-1991, a six volume series), The Descendants of John Robert Kirkpatrick (1986), Agrigento, Palermo and Catania Provinces (Italy) - A Reference for Researchers (2003), Italian Prisoners of War in the Continental US on 31 March 1945 (A-B), (C-D), (E-I), (J-M), (N-R), (S-Z) (2003-2004), Prisoners of War in Utah During World War II (2004), Sicily, Parts 1 and 2 (2008). Her book Prisoner of War Camps Across America (2012) is now available on Amazon. American Prisoner of War Camps in Idaho and Utah was released by Fonthill Publishing on 2 April 2018 as the first in a series planned to include all of the USA. American Prisoner of War Camps in Arizona and Nevada was released on 30 July 2018, to be followed by American Prisoner or War Camps in Southern California on 29 October 2018 and American Prisoner of War Camps in Northern California on 28 January 2019.
She was interviewed by Karen Duffin for "Nazi Summer Camp", broadcast in May 2015 and available at Radiolab.Blog.
She is the historical consultant for Red Gold (http://redgoldthemovie.com). This is the story of an Italian POW Camp in Indiana during World War II, currently in production.
She also lectures at conferences on such topics as "Italian Family Research in America and Italy", "Enemy Alien Camps Across America", 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 August 2016. She presented "Jewish Military Burials in Italy for WWII" and "The Jewish Cemetery at Pisa" at the International Conference for the same group in Warsaw, Poland in August 2018. She spoke on the History of the Chinese in Utah at the Golden Spike Conference held in Salt Lake City, UT on 11 May 2018.
Kathy's experience includes research for many clients and genealogists from beginning through advanced levels, including heirship and probate research. She has done genealogical research for "Italian Emigrants, Italian Immigrants" by Tina Bochicchio Woetzel and "Sinatra: The Life" by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan. For "Il Giuramento" by Dino Parri-Maurizio Parri, she did military research on prisoners of war in America.
Follow these links for Kathy's schedule and Utah Cultural News.
Her research takes her on-site in Southern Italy and Sicily, as well as close to home in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Kathy obtained access to the Vatican Secret Archives for her military research in 2015, and continues that research today. To see a sample report, please see www.gentracer.com/sampleonsitereport.html. To see some comments from clients, please see www.gentracer.com/references.html.