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.

Schedule

February 22, 2013
2:30 pm : Early Virginia Research: The Jurisdictional Challenge, Part I & II

(Experienced) This class will be taught in two separate hours. Virginia has suffered major record loss by fire, flood, and general chaos over 400 years. And early Virginia genealogical sources—at least through 1820, omit large chunks of people—a research fact most genealogy textbooks neglect to tell you. Consider these omissions--wills (40% to 80%), probate inventories ( up to 60%), tax and tithable lists (10%-20%), church records (over 50%), deeds (up to 50%), censuses (up to 35%), passenger lists (over 40%). These startling facts require a new, different, more effective genealogy approach. Login First

 
3:50 pm : Early Virginia Research: The Jurisdictional Challenge, Part I & II

(Experienced) This class will be taught in two separate hours. Virginia has suffered major record loss by fire, flood, and general chaos over 400 years. And early Virginia genealogical sources—at least through 1820, omit large chunks of people—a research fact most genealogy textbooks neglect to tell you. Consider these omissions--wills (40% to 80%), probate inventories ( up to 60%), tax and tithable lists (10%-20%), church records (over 50%), deeds (up to 50%), censuses (up to 35%), passenger lists (over 40%). These startling facts require a new, different, more effective genealogy approach. Login First

February 23, 2013
11:20 am : Why Revolutionary War Military Records are Important

(All Levels) More than 425,000 males aged 16-60 (some even younger who lied about their age), and some women served in nnthe Revolutionary War (1774-1783). Over 85,000 drew pensions from the new Federal Government. This means these persons survived the War long enough to file an application after the nnfirst full pension act was passed in 1832. Unless he was exempt, your ancestor performed military service: age 16-45 (in peacetime), age 16-60 (in wartime). Login First