Michael Cassara

333 W. 39th Street
Suite #800
New York, New York 10018
United States

Business Phone: (917) 426-7860
Email: michael@digiroots.net
URL: http://www.digiroots.net

Contact between 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM US Eastern


Specialties:

  • Italian and Sicilian genealogy
  • Digital organization and methodology
  • New York City research
  • New Jersey research


  • Speaking Conditions:

  • Develops new lectures upon request
  • Supplies master copies for handouts, or brings them pre-printed
  • Supplies computer with pre-made slides
  • Requires projector (unless arranged in advance) and requires screen appropriate for room size
  • Require audio for audience/room size (preferably lavaliere microphone)
  • No home housing


  • Previous Engagements:

  • RootsTech 2014 - "Putting Things In Their Place: Paying it forward in the digital age"
  • RootsTech 2015 - "21st Century Italian Genealogy"
  • RootsTech 2016 - "Cemetery Crowdsourcing"
  • Westchester County Genealogical Society
  • Italian Genealogical Group


  • Bio:

    Michael Cassara leads a bit of a double life. As a leading casting director for theatre and film, his work has been seen worldwide - providing casting services for over 400 musicals, plays and movies since 2003. Genealogical research, however, is Michael's absolute passion and he has been tracing his Italian, Irish and German ancestors for over 25 years. His genealogy blog, DigiRoots.net, chronicles his adventures in genealogy. As a speaker, Michael has presented at RootsTech, the largest family history event in the world, in 2014, 2015, and 2016 - and he regular speaks throughout the NYC/tri-state area, and worldwide.

    Michael is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society (NYGBS), the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), and the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG). He holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University.

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