Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Fall Seminar featuring Dr. Michael Lacopo

October 24, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Register:  Online  |  Mail Form  |  Help

Michael_LacopoWe are very excited to be welcoming Dr. Michael Lacopo who will be presenting a one-day series of lectures titled ‘Thinking, Assessing, & Storytelling: Genealogy Beyond Birth, Marriage, & Death’.

Dr. Lacopo (a retired Veterinarian) has emerged as a highly regarded and sought after speaker on a wide range of genealogy topics. He has appeared at many national and regional events: This will be his first appearance in North Texas.


Lecture Topics:

  • She Came From Nowhere – A Case Study Approach To Difficult Genealogical Problems
  • Deconstructing Your Family Tree – Re-Evaluating The ‘Evidence’
  • Incorporating Social History Into Your Research
  • Medical Genealogy: A Primer Of Diseases That Killed Our Ancestors And The Epidemics They Lived Through

Schedule and Location

This event will be held at the Dallas Public Library: J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street Dallas, TX

  • Registration: 9:30 a.m.
  • Lecture: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Lunch (Optional): Box Lunch – $12.00. If you want to bring your own lunch, limited space will be available in our Hospitality room, or you may go out to lunch at one of the many restaurants close by the Central Library.
  • Parking: $1.50 (Discounted fee) each day – Payable at the event


About our Speaker

Dr. Michael D. Lacopo was born and raised in northern Indiana surrounded by extended family always
willing to tell tall tales. Intrigued by his maternal family’s claim to be kinfolk of Abraham Lincoln, and
his paternal family’s stories of murder and mayhem, he took to genealogical research in 1980 to
substantiate these family stories.

Although a budding genealogist in the 1980s, Michael completed his doctorate in veterinary medicine in
1991, while still spending time honing his research skills. As befitting a doctor, Michael treats his
genealogical research as he would medicine – carefully, methodically and completely. In 2013, Michael
retired from his medical career to pursue genealogical research full-time as a profession. He has
contributed to numerous periodicals and has helped numerous people in their quests to locate their
relatives – living and dead.

Michael’s interests and strengths include Mennonite research, German and Swiss research, especially as it
pertains to the 18th century immigration to America, among many other topics. Having ancestors from
many geographic locales as well as immigrants spanning the 17th century to the 20th century, Michael
has a wide variety of proficiencies. He believes that as genealogists we should tell the tales or our
ancestors and is a vocal proponent for learning the social history that interweaves our ancestors into the
fabric of the past.

He has presented lectures and programs at several National Genealogical Society Conferences and
Federation of Genealogical Society conferences, as well state genealogical societies, the Palatines to
America Conference, and many local and regional family history meetings.

Read more about Dr Lacopo’s on his Social Media outlets:



October 24, 2015
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Categories:


1st Floor Auditorium, J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
1515 Young Street
Dallas, TX 75201 United States
+ Google Map