Only two weeks until Author, Lecturer and “Hoosier Daddy?” Blogger Michael D. Lacopo, DVM will be the guest speaker at the Chicago Genealogical Society’s Spring Genealogy Seminar on April 2, 2016, at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. It’s not too late to register. But hurry! Early registration ends this Saturday, March 19th. After March 19th, the registration fee will increase and lunch may not be guaranteed. So registrar today to spend a day with Michael and the Chicago Genealogical Society.

Michael LacopoWho is the “Hoosier Daddy?” Blogger? 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.

Genealogical research as a hobby was in its infancy in the 1980s. Combing libraries, archives, cemeteries and courthouses as a teenager, Michael gained the skills needed to become a keen researcher. His first major challenge in the world of research was tackled by finding his adopted mother’s birthparents in 1982. You can read about this adventure at his blog at with some engaging story-telling, plot twists and new findings!

He has contributed to numerous periodicals and has helped numerous people in their quests to locate their relatives – living and dead. He appeared in USA Today in 2000 discussing genealogy and the proposed destruction of the federal census tabulated in that year. His national lecturing began in Sacramento, CA, at the National Genealogical Society’s national conference in 2004, and has continued with several local, state, national, and international conference speaking engagements to this present day. He is teaching at the 2016 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and the June 2016 session of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP).

Michael will be giving four presentations at the Spring Seminar:

  • More Than the Census: Our Families Did Exist Within Those Ten-Year Intervals!
  • Incorporating Social History Into Your Research
  • Methods for Identifying the German Origins of American Immigrants
  • Medical Genealogy: A Primer of Diseases That Killed Our Ancestors and the Epidemics They Lived Through

Register today to spend a day with Michael and the Chicago Genealogical Society. Don’t forget early registration deadline is March 19th. You can find more information about the genealogy seminar on the CGS website. Register online or mail in the registration form to reserve your seat for this great seminar. We are excited about Michael visiting the Chicago Genealogical Society. Join us on April 2nd!

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