Arlene H.   Eakle, Ph.D.

President and founder of The Genealogical Institute, Inc., Dr. Eakle is a professional genealogist with more than 30 years experience in research, consulting, lecturing, and writing. An expert in tracing families from New York, Southern U.S., British Isles, Switzerland, and parts of Germany, she claims a 96% success rate.


April 04, 2016
9:00 am : A Five-Step Plan!

(Experienced) How to compensate from record loss of any kind: you will learn how life and time and government and disgruntled persons have conspired to destroy records. And, How to beat the loss by using a proven plan of attack that works. Replicate the lost data with sources overlooked and little-known.

9:00 am : Build a List of Alternative Sources: Substitute Evidence and Sources

(Experienced) You can build your own Research Checklists for each subject class and category of records that will carry you into the book stacks, the online databases, the catalogs of surviving records. You will be well-armed as you search.

April 11, 2016
9:00 am : Develop your own Unique Research Strategies to Guide Your Work

(Experienced) Each research question deserves a systematic approach to the records. Genealogy research in today’s world is uncertain. Be sure that the techniques you employ are proven to bring success. You don’t have to “re-invent the wheel.” Use search tools that enable you to track what you do and to plan for what’s next effectively!

April 18, 2016
9:00 am : Focus on Alternative Libraries and Archives, Sources and Resources

(Experienced) Think about it…What other repositories may include the records you need? What databases or online postings can help you? Are the records you need really destroyed? Or, just placed in other hands?

April 25, 2016
9:00 am : Friends, Family, Associations, Genealogists

(Experienced) How can you get the information you need? Who knows but isn’t telling? This class will discuss alternative approaches to gather data from the people you know (and will meet along the way). Bribe them. Send a dozen or two long-stemmed red roses or a box of premium golf balls!