Dr. Lacopo has research experience in numerous fields with particular strengths in research involving Mennonite families, Pennsylvania Germans and Midwest/Middle Atlantic research (IN, OH, IL, MI and PA), and genetic genealogy.  He is proficient in reading German script and has a particular interest in immigrant ancestry.
Michael D. Lacopo, D.V.M.

Dr. Lacopo is a life-long resident of northern Indiana.  He began his genealogical research in 1980.  His first published work appeared in 1985 with several books, journal articles and published contributions following.  He appeared in USA Today in 2000 and has lectured locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.  Dr. Lacopo has a varied and interesting ancestry and is a self-described “all-American mutt.”


Upcoming Lecture Dates

27 September 2018: Germanic Genealogy Society. You don’t have to leave the comfort of your home, it’s a webinar!

3 October 2018: Minnesota Genealogical Society. It’s another free webinar! You don’t even have to get out of your pajamas!

20 October 2018: Louisville Genealogical Society, Louisville, KY.

27 October 2018: North Carolina Genealogical Society, Fall Conference, Raleigh, NC.

15 November 2018: The Florida State Genealogical Society. Look at that... it’s another webinar! And it’s free!

13-18 January 2019: Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Salt Lake City, UT. I will be teaching in Course 2: Beside, Through, and Beyond the Golden Door: Immigrants to the United States After 1890 in which there are seats still available! I will also be teaching in Course 11: A Practical Approach: Establishing Genealogical Proof with DNA. This class is full, but you can add your name to the wait list!

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