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.