On-Site Italian Research
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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.
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 latest book is Prisoner of War Camps Across America (2012) now available on Amazon. American Prisoner of War Camps in Idaho and Utah will be released by Arcadia Publishing on 2 April.
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), a movie directed by Carlo Nero and now in pre-production at Twickenham Studios. This is the story of an Italian POW Camp in Indiana during World War II. Music by Conrad Pope. The cast includes Vanessa Redgrave.
She also lectures at conferences on such topics as "Basic Genealogy, "Italian Research Sources", "Latin for Genealogical Research", "On-Site Research in Italy", "The Revolutionary War as Global Conflict" and "WW II Italian POWs in Utah". She spoke on "Proving the Jewish Heritage of a Catholic Sicilian Family" at the IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in August 2016. She's been invited to repeat this presentation at the International Conference for the same group in Warsaw, Poland in August.
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.