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We offer professional research services in the records located on-site in Italy and Sicily.

Research is completed in town and provincial archives as well as museums, cemeteries, and more. The records include civil and church birth, marriage and death records, as well as military and burial records.

The completed report includes a log of locations and records searched, an analysis of the information found, and copies or extracts of the documents located. On-site research can also include extracts from local phone books or photos of the area as requested. Sometimes tourist brochures, maps and/or postcards can be obtained. To see some comments from clients, please see www.gentracer.com/references.html. To see a sample report, please see www.gentracer.com/sampleonsitereport.html.


A free research proposal is available upon request, please state details concerning the ancestor(s) of interest and the goal(s) desired from the research project.

Project rates are $800/day for an on-site research project. The cost breaks down as follows:

$300 for airfare to and from Italy and travel expenses within Italy (including trains, buses, car rental, tolls and gas) after division by the 10 client research days on each trip;
$100 for daily lodging and food;
$400 for research and report writing on each client research day.

This allows enough funds to cover expenses on weekends (when civil and church record offices are generally closed) and travel time (10 hours by car between Torino and Roma, another 10 hours between Roma and Sicilia on the autostrada in addition to the mileage to each research location).

Rates are payable in advance, payment can be made through the PayPal icon below:

Or, payment can be made by sending check or money order for $800.00 (US) to:
Kathy Kirkpatrick
PO Box 11955
Salt Lake City, UT 84147

Half-day on-site research projects are also available, and are $400/day.
Rates are payable in advance, payment can be made through the PayPal icon below:


Or, payment can be made by sending check or money order for $800.00 (US) to:
Kathy Kirkpatrick
PO Box 11955
Salt Lake City, UT 84147

Ms. Kirkpatrick is planning her next trip for on-site research in Italy and Sicily for October/November 2022. I will be researching in cemeteries for military burials, then down to Monte Cassino for more military cemeteries. In Napoli, searching inquisition and Jewish tax lists and visiting an old friend in Salerno. In Bari area, more military cemeteries and the Jewish Internment camp at Alberobello. Then doing WWI and WII research in the provincial archives in Cosenza before visiting Rabbi Barbara in Serrastretta. In Messina province (Sicily), working in church records in Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto and Camporeale and hoping to find the Jewish Star of David window that remains of the synagogue now a post office in Taormina. Then more church records in Polizzi Generosa near Palermo and notarial records in the Palermo Archivio di Stato. Hoping to get into the church records in Alia again. Then working with a client in the Cathedral in Mazara del Vallo and the church archives in Partanna, both in Trapani province, perhaps a third town as well to round out her family history experience. Thenn a flight back to Rome and then home.
See Last Trip for details about the last trip. See Italian Towns for details about the previous trips.

In March, I'm planning to research in the Vatican Secret Archives (already have approval for 23-30 March). Then to work in church and provincial and town records at a few towns and cities yet to be determined. Then down to Sicily for work before flying home.

I'm looking forward to meeting with both American and European friends (old and new), as well as returning to favorite places and visiting towns I haven't seen before!



My book on CD titled
Sicily, Part 1 and Part 2 and is now available on 2 CDs. With a file for each town (plus many other files), it relates the history of Sicily as reflected in the photos, records and festivals of its towns. It contains over 2500 text and photo files and can be ordered at CD order.



My latest book is titled
American Prisoner of War Camps in Colorado and is available at Amazon in paperback format.


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