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Author Talk: Meet John Mancini

Author Talk: Meet John Mancini

Ancestry and Real Life

John will discuss and read from his book Immigrant Secrets: The Search for My Grandparents.  This book is the story of how John Mancini unraveled a family history mystery. His father had no “backstory.” He never mentioned his family. Never. The family only knew – or thought they knew – that his Italian immigrant parents died in the 1930s. Except they didn't.

Once he began the search for his grandparents, he mostly ran into dead ends. Until the 1940 Census. His grandparents magically appear, but as inmates at the Rockland Insane Asylum. What happened? Why all the secrecy? And how did he use genealogy to unravel the mystery?

About the Author

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John Mancini is an author, speaker, and advisor on genealogy, digital transformation, information governance, and intelligent automation. Learn more at Immigrant Secrets (


This program is appropriate for ages 18+. An invitation to join this virtual presentation will be sent to participants one day prior to the event. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Register by clicking on the "Begin Registration" button (below). 

Related LibGuide: Adults and 50-Plus by Fairfax County Public Library (Admin)

Tuesday, July 18, 2023
7:00pm - 8:00pm
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