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 08, 2014
5:30 pm : Looking at the Books: Genealogy Data at your Fingertips

(All Levels) Genealogy sources understood thoroughly enable you to trace your hard-to-find ancestors better than any discussion on how to trace a family tree. And allows you to understand specific historical evidence to prove your family tree. Login First

April 10, 2014
8:00 am : Research FUNdamentals: Basic Sources to Find Your Ancestors

(All Levels) This class will discuss several record types and their application to identifying the correct individuals in each family group. Did you know that at the time a couple is married more than sixteen different original documents may be created? Do you realize that a simple probate case can have more than 100 associated documents? Understanding the laws and reasons for creating different record types will give you additional resources to search in your quest for truth. Come learn about some of the basic record types and the other basic sources needed to begin your research.