Genealogical Thinking, Contacting DNA Matches & Recent Immigrant Ancestors–Michael Lacopo
SESSION: W123 TRACK: Immigration TITLE: Researching Recent Immigrant Ancestors in Regional Repositories
SESSION: T254 TRACK: DNA TITLE: Hi! We’re Related!–Successful Communication With Your DNA Matches
SESSION: S425 TRACK: Methodology TITLE: Becoming a Genealogical Thinker Instead of a Genealogical Collector
Michael Lacopo is a professional genealogist and lecturer who specializes in German research, Mid-Atlantic American research, genetic genealogy, social history, and advanced problem-solving. He is author of the blog “Hoosier Daddy?” which narrates his own compelling genealogical journey.
Lacopo is presenting three lectures in Sacramento. The first is in the Immigration track and covers the broad set of records available for recent immigrants, which go beyond ship passenger lists and naturalization records. On Thursday, he tackles the often fraught subject of how to contact and successfully engage with DNA matches that you receive from testing companies. On Saturday, he is giving a talk on how to be more successful in your genealogical research by thinking like a genealogist and not like a digital data collector.
Online, pre-registration for Sacramento is now closed. Registration reopens May 23 onsite in Sacramento.