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.


May 18, 2015
8:00 am : Charting Your Ancestors in the British Isles

(All Levels) After you participate in this class you will know how to chart your ancestors using several types of charts. You will know how to use charts for in-depth analysis of your genealogical data.

May 19, 2015
8:00 am : Basic Sources for Researching Your Family in England and Wales

(All Levels) The words "Basic Sources" do not indicate easy research, they are important fundamental sources needed to accurately prove a genealogy. Do not assume this is easy research, it is actually quite advanced.

May 20, 2015
5:30 pm : Is British Genealogy Already Compiled?

(All Levels) Dr. Eakle was a member of the University of Utah Center for the Study of Historical Population and assigned to compile a descriptive inventory for the microfilm holdings for England at the Family History Library (then using its legal name—Genealogical Society of Utah). They read the whole shelf list for the Library looking for buried and hidden items in the collection. They personally checked over 35% of the 60,000 reels of microfilm for England. And compared what they found against the microfilmer's reports and the card catalog just to ensure that nothing of importance was missed. Arlene still has all of the notes they made—including the forms for each and every parish—Anglican and Non-Conformist. There are resources that have been compiled and preserved with much good research included. In this class Dr. Eakle will discuss the important collections available for your research, additions to the collections since the study was completed and more.

May 22, 2015
8:00 am : How to Document Your "Common Man" Ancestors in British Land Records

(All Levels) "How to Document your "Common Man" Ancestors in British Land Records. It is a myth that Land Records in the British Isles do not include the common man. This class will introduce these important records--what they are, where you find them, and how to use them to prove your pedigree."