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.”


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2020: This has been a trying year for all of us, so firstly my heartfelt love and concern to all of you weathering this crazy time we are in.

I am in the midst of having a completely new website developed, that unfortunately got sidetracked during this pandemic.

Currently, the software I used to update this site no longer plays nicely with my new operating system, so it’s time for something brand new. Until then, I can update sporadically, and some pages may have wonky formatting. I beg your patience.

I am hoping to give you something shiny and new very soon!


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