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Wednesday, July 19
The Early Religious Experience in America: the Theology Behind the Records
by Dr. Michael D. Lacopo, DVM

Genealogists utilize church records all the time to document the births and baptisms, but what did that mean for our ancestors? By understanding the history of religion in early America we can better understand why we can and cannot find the records we seek.

Dr. Michael D. Lacopo is a retired small-animal veterinarian born and raised in northern Indiana. A self-described “all-American mutt,” his research skills cover a broad range.
FREE Webinar
Saturday, August 5
Using atDNA to Verify and Expand Genealogy
by Emily D. Aulicino

Understand how autosomal DNA and the X-chromosome results verify and expands your lineage by proving or disproving family lore, break adoption walls, and explore how this test can determine what DNA segments came from which ancestors. Celebrate the success stories of others and create your own.

Emily speaks on genetic genealogy & writing family stories nationally and internationally; was interviewed for TV, newspapers, and blogtalk radio; writes two blogs; and wrote a genetic genealogy book.
Saturday, August 12 from 12 noon to 3:30 pm
Guest speaker - Crista Cowan from

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. "Getting the Most of Ancestry, Part 1"
Are you getting the most out of your subscription? Even if you don't have a subscription, are you aware there are many things you can access for free? This overview of the five major areas of and show you our favorite tools for advancing your family history research.

2:15 - 3:15 p.m. "Getting the Most of Ancestry, Part 2"
In the workshop, the attendees will work through various exercises that will help you apply what was discussed in Part 1. Often we hear something, but when we go to apply it later, it's hard to remember. This workshop will be a hands-on experience that will enable you to practice what they've heard earlier to reinforce it.

Crista Cowan has been employed at Ancestry since 2004; her involvement in family history, however, reaches all the way back to childhood. She frequently speaks at local and national genealogy events around the country. Watch her live show, The Barefoot Genealogist, every Tuesday at 10:00 am (Pacific)/1:00 pm (Eastern) on

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