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

September 06, 2013
2:30 pm : American Migration Patterns

(Advanced) Set your ancestors uniquely apart from all others by the same name, living at the same date by understanding and anticipating migrational patterns. You can trace your ancestors even when sources do not state places of origin. You will learn about specific migration sources that provide births, marriages, and deaths along the way. Sources that identify cooperative and religious migrant groups. A special map segment is included. Login First

 
6:00 pm : Using Land Records to Prove Your American Lineage

(Experienced) Land and Property records in America form a complex and fairly complete record system. If you research all the property records together for your ancestors and their families you can prove father-son and grandmother-granddaughter relationships. Also discussed: at what age can a person buy, sell, and inherit property? Login First

 
7:20 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

September 07, 2013
11:20 am : New York Research, Part 1

(All Levels) A successful guide book for New York research cautioned genealogists about the lack of vital records, gaps in the deeds and wills, and difficulty in finding church records. Then suggested that "if you want research success you should skip New York altogether and choose another pedigree line!" Skip New York? NO! There are more records for New York ancestors than you may live long enough to search. Break your losing streak: if you have a New York lineage, you need this 2-session class! Login First

 
1:30 pm : New York Research, Part 2

(All Levels) A successful guide book for New York research cautioned genealogists about the lack of vital records, gaps in the deeds and wills, and difficulty in finding church records. Then suggested that "if you want research success you should skip New York altogether and choose another pedigree line!" Skip New York? NO! There are more records for New York ancestors than you may live long enough to search. Break your losing streak: if you have a New York lineage, you need this 2-session class! Login First