RootsTech 2016!

RootsTech 2015
Michael Cassara, at RootsTech 2015

The blog has been on a bit of hiatus in recent months.  In addition to “real world” obligations, I also recently completed the Certificate Program in Genealogical Research at Boston University.  While I’ll be writing more about that in coming weeks, suffice it to say, I’m very glad I was able to undertake the advanced study with such a wonderful group of instructors and fellow students.  As you may notice, the site has a brand new look – and I’ll be adding a lot of new content in coming weeks and months.

I’m writing this from Salt Lake City where, in a matter of minutes, #RootsTech2016 will be underway!  I’ve attended every year since the 2nd conference in 2012, and I’m very pleased to be presenting for the third time as well.  This Saturday, February 6th, I’ll be speaking on the topic of “Cemetery Crowdsourcing” in Ballroom J from 1:30 PM t 2:30 PM.  Please come by, introduce yourselves, say hello – the presentation is open to genealogists and enthusiasts of all levels, and I’m including some stories and information that will hopefully appeal to all attendees.

Beyond that, I’ll be spending much of the conference at the stand of the Guild of One-Name Studies.  I registered the surname Cuono with the Guild in 2013, and am actively trying to increase Italian surname participation, as the Guild seeks to shatter the notion that one-name studies are only for those from the British Isles.  Wherever your surnames may have originated, come visit us at the booth and learn a bit more about this outstanding organization!

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