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WMGS Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, May 6 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Our May 6th monthly meeting will feature a live webinar with genealogist and author
Michael John Neill. His topic will be “Researching the Entire Family.” Focusing only
on a direct line can cause significant information to be overlooked and larger patterns to
go unnoticed. Michael discusses, via examples, the importance of researching the
siblings and at least first cousins of a direct ancestor.
Michael has been an active genealogical researcher since the early 1980s and has researched his or his children’s families in most states east of the Mississippi River and several European countries. He has lectured nationally, gives day-long seminars, and regularly leads research trips to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and the Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
Michael has a master’s degree in mathematics and has been on the math faculty of
Carl Sandburg College in Illinois since the early 1990s. His research interests
include methodology, land records, the immigrant experience, chain migration,
and researching female ancestors.
In addition to hosting several blogs and Facebook sites, including Rootdig and Genealogy Tip of the Day, Michael has recently published a collection of his most popular daily tips titled Genealogy Tip of the Day. It’s a must read for all genealogists – guaranteed that you’ll learn something new.