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Deconstructing Your Family Tree: Re-evaluating the “Evidence”

April 3, 2021 @ 10:00 am 12:30 pm EDT

Program Description

When information passed on from researcher to researcher doesn’t “add up,” it’s time to tear down the walls and rebuild anew.  This methodology lecture shows how erroneous conclusions can sneak into our research uncontested.  This lecture is pertinent especially today with so many Internet family trees that get cut and pasted into our own research.  

Our Speaker

Dr. Michael D. Lacopo

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 …

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