Michael D. Lacopo, DVM

Michael D. Lacopo, DVM

Dr. Michael D. Lacopo is a retired small-animal veterinarian and professional genealogist born and raised in northern Indiana. Researching since 1980, he has lectured internationally and written for numerous periodicals and journals. A self- described “all-American mutt,” his research skills cover a broad range, with specialties in German research, Mid-Atlantic American research, genetic genealogy, social history, and advanced problem solving.

Michael's Upcoming Live Webinars (2)

Fri, April 14 2023: 18:00 UTC
The “Forgotten” Immigrants: The Swiss to America
Fri, April 14 2023: 18:00 UTC
It is estimated that over 400,000 Swiss immigrants have come to North America since its settlement. With over 80% of them being German speaking, they often get lumped into "Germans to America," but the records found in Switzerland can be vastly different, and the Swiss that came to our shores can have very different backgrounds.
Michael D. Lacopo, DVM
It is estimated that over 400,000 Swiss immigrants have come to North America since its settlement. With over 80% of them being German speaking, they often get lumped into "Germans to America," but the records found in Switzerland can be vastly different, and the Swiss that came to our shores can have very different backgrounds.
Fri, April 14 2023: 18:00 UTC
Wed, October 25 2023: 18:00 UTC
“She Came From Nowhere…” – A Case Study Approach to a Difficult Genealogical Problem
Wed, October 25 2023: 18:00 UTC
This lecture illustrates the joys and pitfalls of Virginia research as well as a employing a problem-solving approach utilizing social history, female research, and family analysis to identify the parents of Elizabeth Stith, the ancestor "from nowhere." One need not have Virginia ancestors to see the Genealogical Proof Standard at work!
Michael D. Lacopo, DVM
This lecture illustrates the joys and pitfalls of Virginia research as well as a employing a problem-solving approach utilizing social history, female research, and family analysis to identify the parents of Elizabeth Stith, the ancestor "from nowhere." One need not have Virginia ancestors to see the Genealogical Proof Standard at work!
Wed, October 25 2023: 18:00 UTC

Michael's Webinars (1)