February 12 Meeting – Michael Cassara – Cemetery Crowdsourcing

Cemeteries often provide genealogists with clues that exist nowhere else. Even the most remote cemeteries have become accessible to researchers worldwide, thanks to the Internet.

This talk explores the future of cemetery research, including BillionGraves, FindAGrave and other apps, and highlights different strategies and approaches to make the most of cemetery research.

Michael Cassara is a professional geneologist and speaker based in New York City. He has conducted extentive research on his Italian/Sicilian/Irish/German ancestors and often speaks at genealogy conferences, including multiple presentations at RootsTech in Salt Lake City as well as for many societies throughout the US.

He is the current co-president of the Italian Geneological Group and hold a certificate from Boston University in geneologolical research.

Members will receive a Zoom link email. We will also try to have a hybrid in-person meeting at the Prospect Library.

Guests can request a guest Zoom link by emailing their full name, address, telephone number and email address to