Hunting for Henry: A Case Study Using Collaterals

  • 16 Sep 2017
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL

Hunting for Henry: A Case Study Using Collaterals  

by Teresa McMillin

Henry Steren was a German immigrant who lived in Quincy, IL.  The U.S. records that were created about him indicate only that he was from the Province of Hanover on Germany. This lecture will deal with how his town of origin and parents were identified in spite of the lack of records naming him. Carefully researching each of his associates and correlating all available evidence reveals the origins of Henry. Use of the Genealogical Proof Standard is demonstrated.

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin is a Certified Genealogist who specializes in German-American and Midwest research, as well as reading German script. She presents quality genealogy lectures for local and national organizations. She has attended the Institute of Genealogy and Historical research, Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, National Genealogical Society's Home Study Course and has a B.S. in Computer Science from University of Illinois - Urbana.

She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society, as well as many local genealogical organizations. 

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