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.


July 13, 2015
8:00 am : Basic Sources and Strategies Used by Experts and Professionals in Southern States Research

(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.

5:30 pm : Why the South is Different

(All Levels) Southern Pedigrees give you a big research challenge. There are 10 specific variants that give you a genealogy edge if you are tracing your Southern ancestors. Learn what the differences are and how to increase your ability to solve Southern States research problems.

July 15, 2015
8:00 am : Southern States Property Records State-by-state: Virginia to Alabama

(All Levels) Southern States have different laws on property this class will give an overview of each state's property records and how to use them. The emphasis is on records not in the courthouse. If the court house burned it didn't get these records because they were never there!

July 17, 2015
8:00 am : Pathways of Southern Migration, Immigration, and Emigration

(All Levels) This class will focus on families and how they moved into, around, and out of the Southern States.