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22 February 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

GSBC General Meeting (Online!)
21st Century Italian Genealogy… with a New Jersey focus
Monday, 22 February @ 7pm (EST)
Free Online Webinar—All Experience Levels are Welcome

Presented by Michael Cassara

There has never been a better time to do Italian genealogical research! With more and more records now available online, this talk provides a strong overview for the beginning researcher, while including some lesser-known resources that will be of interest to even the most advanced researchers. In addition to providing an overview of Italian research, Michael will offer a special spotlight on Italian-American research in New Jersey. With deep Paterson roots, Michael has conducted extensive research throughout the Garden State. New Jersey's rich and under-utilized resources for Italian-American genealogy will be explored, with content specifically customized for the GSBC.


Michael Cassara, has been pursuing genealogical research (for himself and others) for over twenty years. He is a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild and is available to speak at genealogy conferences, society meetings, and other events. Based in New York City, he travels regularly to present on a number of different topics. Most recently he has presented at RootsTech, the largest family history conference in the world. In 2014 he presented one of his most popular lectures, “Putting Things in their Place: Paying it forward in the digital age” and he followed it up at RootsTech 2015 with a standing-room-only presentation on “21st Century Italian Genealogy.” Cassara’s 2016 RootsTech presentation, “Cemetery Crowdsourcing,” was filmed and is available for viewing on He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. He serves on the board of the Italian Genealogical Group, currently serving as its First Vice President. He blogs about genealogy at