Jeffrey A. Bockman

6S.345 New Castle Rd.
Naperville, Illinois 60540

Phone: (630) 983-6784


Contact between 09:00 am to 09:00 pm Central Time


MBA (Masters of Business Administration) concentration in Organization Development.
BS (Bachelor of Science)in Fire Protection Engineering


Federal Census
Internet Research
Brick Walls & Problem Solving
- Getting Started & Family History
- Courthouse Research
- Cemetery Research
- Newspaper Research
- Using Maps
Society Management - Vision Confernence & Customer's Needs


  • No Birth Certificate? No Problem!
  • Didn't Find It in the Index?
  • Marriages - More Than Just A Date
  • Real Research on the Web - revised 2014
  • Extra! Extra! Read All About Your Ancestors - Newspaper Research
  • Using Maps In Genealogical Research
  • They Came On This Ship (Ship Images or Passenger Records)
  • A Gift That Money Can't Buy - Record & Preserve Your Family's History
  • Making Sense of the Census
  • Start Your Digging in 1940
  • Look High and Low, Above and Below! - Cemetery Research
  • Courthouse Research - Where Do I Start?
  • Living With Brick Walls
  • Genealogy Vacation - Myth or Reality?
  • Genealogy Travels - More Than Just Records!
  • Drilling Down for DNA - find Y-DNA test candidates & gedmatch results - revised 2015
  • Turning Society Dreams into Reality - Lecture or Workshop

  • Speaking Conditions:

    Topics are delivered with Powerpoint presentations.
    Computer and projection equipment is provided by the speaker.
    Will supply electronic files for handouts.
    Will develop new lectures upon request.
    Willing to travel.

    Previous Engagements:

    Ohio Gen. Society Conference 2010 & 2008
    DuPage Co. Gen. Society Conferences, 1996-1998, 2000-2003, 2005-2011
    BYU Family History & Genealogy Conference 2007
    NGS Conference 2006
    FGS Conferences, 2003, 2001, & 1998
    Illinois State Genealogy Society, 2005, 2001, 1999, & 1998
    Polish Genealogical Society of America, 2006 & 2000
    Numerous local and regional workshops


    Genealogy Lecturer, Author, and Writer

    Jeff has been doing genealogical research since 1988 and has been active in societies, society management, classes, and lectures since 1994. He was the DuPage County ILGenWeb Project webmaster from 1996 to 2012.

    Was a contributing editor for the former Everton's Genealogical Helper, and a feature writer for the former Heritage Quest Magazine. Articles have also appeared in the Digital Genealogist, FGS Forum, Family Tree Magazine (UK), Missing Links, and others. Many of the articles can be found online at Genealogy According to Jeff at his website

    Author of Give Your Family A Gift That Money Can't Buy/Record and Preserve Your Family's History - 5th Edition, a book that encourages people to record and preserve their family's history - see for details.

    Jeff was the Chairperson of the Chicagoland Genealogical Consortium and Local Arrangements Chair for NGS 2006. He served four years as the Vice President of the Illinois State Genealogical Society. He was the President of the DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society for five years.

    He has applied his engineering, management, computer, and organizational development background to help with the analyzing, problem solving and organization of records necessary for genealogical research.

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