Many useful records for genealogy research are not online. How do you find these records and then how do you access them? Learn how to find and use archives, repositories, depositories, historical societies, and more to expand your family history research.
Suz Bates, B.S., M.S., Genealogist, Speaker, Researcher, Family History Consultant, has been a family history researcher for over 40 years and a private consultant for 20 years. Having begun her genealogy interests in the early 1970’s, before computers, she spent many hours at the Newberry Library with a special admittance pass. She learned the traditional research methods from many kindly old gentlemen and ladies holed away doing family research before it was popular.
Suz has been a member of various genealogy and history associations including the National Genealogical Society, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, and the NSDAR with local membership in the Du Page County Genealogical Society, the Fox Valley Genealogical Society, and CAGGNI She is listed in the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the Genealogy and Local History Librarians.