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Susan A. Eacker
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What surnames are you interested in researching?
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
Great Britain
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Intermediate Family History Researcher
If you are a genealogy expert, what are your specialties?
I have a Ph.D in history but I am a novice when it comes to geealogical research
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
I am teaching a class at Miami university in the fall and I will be asking my students to trace their ancestry

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At 11:06am on July 24, 2010, Jean Wilcox Hibben said…
Hi, Susan.
I have a few things that have been published that might be helpful, plus my unpublished dissertation (viewable via my website - - under the "dissertation" tab - it links you to another site, but, as far as I know, the document is still there. It is on family stories. Sample: genealogists.
I had an article titled "Warning! Beware of Fallacious Reasoning in Genealogical Research!" in the June 2009 issue of Crossroads (UGA's newsletter). I've also had a couple of case studies published (NGA Quarterly, June, 2009; APGQ, June 2010; and Family Chronicle, June 2010) - not sure if those would be applicable, however. Hope that helps & I'd be pleased to assist in any other way I can. Will you be at FGS next month?
At 1:39pm on July 23, 2010, Gena Philibert Ortega said…
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At 11:38am on July 23, 2010, Jean Wilcox Hibben said…
Susan, this is very cool - the class at MU. I just finished teaching a class for the Soboba Indians (their TANF program) & it went very well ... though only about 50% completed the course (it's not a college class by any stretch of the imagination, and it doesn't count for credit toward anything but the TANF program - which means $$). But it was a great experience & I learned things that don't work & many which do. I'm revamping it for fall, assuming they have me back. I would love to teach it in the community college system, but not sure if that would work with my nutty schedule.
I think your PhD in history is a great asset to genealogical research. Mine is in folklore (I got it for me, not for any job or desire to teach folklore, though I have fun doing so) . . . I have an MA in speech communication & taught that for years. Now it's just fun to do what I like - folklore & genealogy - and share that love with others.




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