Cyndi Ingle is the owner and creator of Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet, www.CyndisList.com, a categorized index to over 333,000 online resources. Cyndi’s List is an award-winning site which helps millions of visitors worldwide. Cyndi, a genealogist for more than 34 years, is a past-member of the board of directors for the National Genealogical Society. She is the author of three books for genealogical research on the Internet titled, Netting Your Ancestors, Cyndi’s List, and Planting Your Family Tree Online: How To Create Your Own Family History Web Site. Cyndi is coordinating REFINING INTERNET AND DIGITAL SKILLS FOR GENEALOGY.
Debra Mieszala, CG
Debra Mieszala, CGSM has taught at IGHR, SLIG, and GRIP. Debbie specializes in forensic genealogy, 20th century research, and the Midwest. She conducts genealogical research for the military to locate relatives of service members missing in past wars, and formerly did adoption-related research as a Confidential Intermediary in Illinois. A national-level lecturer and author, Debbie’s work has been published in NGS Magazine, The Digital Genealogist, and OnBoard! She is a Trustee for the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Debbie is an alumnus of IGHR, NIGR, and GRIP. CG 438 (18 Jan 2002). Debra is coordinating THE ADVANCING GENEALOGIST: RESEARCH STANDARDS, TOOLS, & RECORDS.
Teresa S. McMillin, CG
Teresa S. McMillin, CGSM has had a life-long passion for genealogy. In 2006, Teresa founded Lind Street Research, a company dedicated to helping clients trace their German ancestry. Since then, she has helped many people discover their family history. Teresa also writes family history books and is a popular speaker for local and national genealogical societies. Teresa is the author of the Guide to Hanover Military Records, 1514-1866 , on Microfilm at the Family History Library. Teresa is coordinating GERMANIC RESEARCH SOURCES AND METHODS.
Michael John Neill
Michael John Neill, MS (Mathematics) has been actively engaged in genealogical research for over thirty-five years. He currently writes “Genealogy Tip of the Day” and the how-to newsletter Casefile Clues. Michael has led research trips to the Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. He has a master’s degree in mathematics and is on the faculty of Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois. He has extensively researched his children’s ancestry in most states east of the Mississippi River and several European countries, including Germany, Sweden, and England. Research interests include Ostfriesen immigrants, the immigrant experience and women’s personal and property rights. Michael John is coordinating ADVANCED METHODOLOGY AND ANALYSIS.
Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CGSM is an IGHR and NIGR alumnus, and has taught at SLIG. She earned a BA (History) and a second year certificate in publishing. Jeanne is an expert in several areas including Chicago, forensic, problem–solving, and African American research. Jeanne appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? She is a Trustee and Treasurer for the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
Dr. Michael D. Lacopo is a life-long resident of northern Indiana. He began his genealogical research in 1980. He appeared in USA TODAY in 2000 and has lectured locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally since 2004. His research strengths involve Mennonite families, Pennsylvania Germans, immigrant ancestry and Midwest/Middle Atlantic research (IN, OH, IL, MI, and PA). He has a passion for incorporating social history into research and promotes “story telling” when discussing ancestors. His blog, “Hoosier Daddy?, narrates his own research adventures.
Rev. David McDonald, D. Min., CGSMis an IGHR and NIGR alumnus. He taught in Course 9 (Government Documents) at IGHR in 2014. A practicing minister with graduate and post-graduate degrees in theology, Dave is well-versed in the topic of church records. He has lectured on and written about religious records and denominations, and has specifically geared those sessions toward genealogists. Board-certified genealogist since 2004; current trustee (since 2008) and past president (2010-12).