“Learning about American Prisoner of War Camps Across America by Kathy Kirkpatrick” July 9 7pm
This Wyoming Community Bank Speakers Series will take place July 9th at 7pm.
Kathy Kirkpatrick lectures at conferences on topics including: "Italian 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 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". <br>
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.
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 (now part of the Utah Chapter) of the <a href="http://www.apgen.org/">Association of Professional Genealogists. Currently, she serves on the Sister Cities Board of Salt Lake City as well as serving as the secretary of the Utah Jewish Genealogical Society.
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.
She's currently giving monthly lectures for the Utah Cultural News on the above topics.