June 2024

Immagini di Antenati: Photos of Our Ancestors

Photographs can bring our ancestors to life in exciting and moving ways. In some cases, a family photo may be the only remaining evidence of what someone looked like, while in other cases, they can provide significant genealogical clues, helping us to overcome those pesky brick walls. This talk will delve into all aspects of using historical photos in our genealogical research, along with introducing methods of *finding* photos of ancestors, and discussion of the very real challenges of photo organization.

Michael Cassara is a professional genealogist and lecturer based in New York City, specializing in Italian/Sicilian genealogy, New York and New Jersey research, and genealogical technology. He has frequently presented at regional societies as well as national conferences, including five years of presentations at RootsTech, the 2018 Association of Professional Genealogists Professional Management Conference, a popular 2019 APG Webinar on genealogical technology, as well as talks at FGS, OGS, the New York State Family History Conference, and more. Michael holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University (OL19) and is a graduate of the ProGen Study Group (ProGen 43). He is the Past President of the Italian Genealogical Group (ItalianGen.org) and blogs about his research at http://www.digiroots.net. You can find him on Facebook and X at @DigiRoots