“She Came From Nowhere…” – A Case Study Approach to a Difficult Genealogical Problem

Michael D. Lacopo, DVM
Oct 25, 2023
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About this webinar

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!

About the speaker

About the speaker

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- descr
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  1. CZ
    catherine zahn
    5 months ago

    Great case study! I laughed about the reference to the Stith lady who married her husband cousin!

  2. RC
    Rebecca Corson
    7 months ago

    Thank you for this great webinar on Virginia research and finding a female. I have females in Virginia and your information will help me hopefully to break my brick walls.

  3. HS
    Helen Schenkelaars
    8 months ago

    Fabulous, both in presentation and methodology techniques! Love a case study. I wish there were some using Irish records, particularly Ulster area using Griffith’s and back from there.

  4. MC
    Maria Capaldi
    8 months ago

    It was great.

  5. DF
    Debra Fozio
    8 months ago

    Very interesting speaker, great presentation, easy to follow along. I like watching case studies unfold!

  6. JT
    Jody Thomson
    8 months ago

    Many of Michael’s suggestions I already use but he gave me an important idea on how I might be able to learn how a 2nd-great grandmother met my 2nd-great grandfather! Every new idea is a gem! Thank you.

  7. AS
    Angela Southworth
    8 months ago

    The presenter was easy to understand and spoke at a comfortable pace. The presentation slides were not overwhelming and color-coded. Slides having a lot of information were due to quoted statements and were read by the presenter. The flow of the presentation was easy to follow and allowed for connections to be understood.

  8. BA
    Beverly Anderson
    8 months ago

    One of the most amazing webinars, for me. I was already interested in Stith research because of a person named Stith Wright that I was researching in Georgia.


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