Rev. David McDonald|
Old Northwest Research, LLC
P O Box 144
DeForest, WI 53532
Contact between 8 am to 9 pm US Central
Certified Genealogist SM; NIGR (2005); IGHR (2003--Advanced Methodology; 2011--Genealogical Writing); B. A., Beloit College (History & Government); M. Div., Eden Seminary (St. Louis); D. Min., Christian Seminary (Indianapolis)
The Midwest; migration patterns across the US; religious records and denominations; fraternal organizations and records; English research; methodology & analysis; land records, local & federal; presidential genealogy; New England; lineage societies; record transcription & analysis; genealogical credentials and educational opportunities.
Lutherpalians & Presbygationalists: Where Did Grandma's Church Go
English Church Records Since 1538
Illinois Migration & Settlement Patterns
New Yorkers to the Midwest
Presidential Genealogy: Kith & Kin in High Places
Reach for the Power Tools: Record Transcription & Analysis
Research in the States of the Northwest Territory
Wisconsin Research & Repositories
Indiana Research & Repositories
Iowa Research & Repositories
The Churches in North Carolina
The Scots-Irish to America
The Lincolns: An Extraordinary Family's Ordinary Story
It's A Good Thing Mother's Gone, or Should You Quit When You're Ahead?
English & Welsh Civil Registration Since 1837
Measuring Up: Understanding Obsolete Terms
Transcontinental Migration: How American Families Became Bicoastal
The Other Side of the Courthouse: Criminal & Civil Court Records
More topics available and lectures can be developed for your conference's theme.
While I prefer to be home for Sunday preaching responsibilities, I can occasionally miss. (Get on the schedule early!)
I can provide my own projector if needed.
Banquet and/or celebration speaking a specialty.
Upcoming Events: 2013: NGS, Las Vegas; FGS, Ft. Wayne; Oklahoma Genealogical Society; Ohio Southeast Regional Conference; Genealogical Forum of Oregon
NGS: 2005 (Nashville), 2006 (Chicago), 2008 (Kansas City), 2009 (Raleigh), 2010 (Salt Lake City), 2011 (Charleston), 2012 (Cincinnati)
FGS: 2007 (Ft. Wayne), 2011 (Springfield), 2012 (Birmingham)
ISBGFH 2008 Institute, Coordinator: Ecclesiastical Records in English Research
2012: WISE-FHS (Denver); Plymouth (MI) Historical Museum Fall Seminar; Will-Grundy Counties (IL) Gen Soc's 30th Anniversary Celebration; Ohio Gen Soc Summer Seminar; Quad Cities (IL)
2011: Dane County Area Gen Soc (WI); Colorado State Gen Soc
2010: Saint Louis Genealogical Society; Wisconsin State Historical Society
2009: Midwest Cornish Festival Genealogical Seminar, Mineral Point, Wisconsin
2008: Lake County (IL) Gen Soc Fall Conference
And other local society monthly meetings.
35+ years research experience; 30+ years lecturing experience. Board-certified since 2004; trustee, past president, BCG; former director, NGS; past editor, WSGS Newsletter. Ordained Protestant minister. Recent recordings available from Jamb, Inc. Book reviewer, FGS Forum.