Catherine Napolitan was born in Chicago, Illinois and lives in the suburbs of Chicago. She is a member of The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG). Her genealogy volunteer work has included an indexer for Family Search, an Admin for Family Search's Skype Groups and Facebook Pages for Italy , New York and Regional Manager for the New England states. She has also assisted posters in several Italian genealogy forums and led an Italian research group at her local Family History Center and has taught a class in researching Italian genealogy. Catherine has been researching in Italy, New England, Pennsylvania, Illinois and New York.