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.


August 02, 2013
2:30 pm : Is Your British Genealogy Already Compiled?

(All Levels) When you do a careful survey of what is already known and often in print, you can save up to 150 hours of tedious research. Locating and using family histories, genealogies, compiled biographies, autobiographies, “first settlers collections, and other narrative source will pay rich dividends for the time you spend. Access to these sources is available today as never before—state-wide indexes, online finding aids, published copies, digital versions with indexes. Also covered: gallows confessions, courtroom biographies given under oath, and captive accounts. Login First

6:00 pm : Basic Sources: 1775 - 1815

(All Levels) Almost every genealogist, with American ancestry, has unsolved genealogical research cases from 1775-1815. This time period is among the most difficult of all time periods to trace a family. Come learn how to solve common research problems in this area. Login First

August 03, 2013
11:20 am : Tracing Scots-Irish Pedigrees

(Advanced) Using specific patterns to identify and track your Scots-Irish ancestors back through Ireland to Scotland and beyond. Migrations patterns, settlement patterns, naming patterns, kinship networks, loyalty commitments, and the amazing body of records that have survived to document their lives and pedigrees. Much NEW research is now available on these intriguing and unique ancestors. This session will explore the new research and its impact on our genealogy. Login First