Terri O'Connell


About Terri O'Connell

Terri O’Connell is a professional genealogist in the Chicago area, focusing on Midwestern United States Genealogy, with a main focus in Illinois and a special interest in Irish research. She is also the owner of Cruise Planners – O’Connell Cruise and Travel (terri@cruiseplanners.com), a full service travel company. Their mission is to encompass the full family: vacations, reunions, and history travel. Terri is a travel enthusiast with a passion for genealogy and enjoys bringing the two together to assist her clients in their travel needs. You can find Terri online at www.facebook.com/cruiseplannersoconnell, www.facebook.com/tracingmyfamily or you can find her at www.findingourancestors.com for all things genealogy. Terri is the Executive Director of The In-Depth Genealogist.


Another Season of Who Do You Think You Are   Recently updated !

This afternoon we received confirmation that TLCs, Who Do You Think You Are? will begin airing on Sunday, March 5th. Make sure to mark this in your planner, I am sure you do not want to miss one episode. From the press release:   Jessica Biel makes surprising discoveries that change what she thought knew about her heritage. Julie Bowen uncovers […]


Save Today and Go In-Depth

For the third year in a row, we are exhibiting at Rootstech. We are excited to be spending time in Salt Lake City with up to 30,000 of our closest genealogy friends. Because we are super excited to be here again we are offering a great discount on the digital magazine, Going In-Depth. The normal subscription price is $35 for 12 […]


2016: Top Ten Posts of All Time

Our website went live in April 2012. We have had almost four full years of blogging with great writers. Even though our writers continue to change, our one goal remains. Provide quality content for our readers. The Top 10 Posts of All Time: Understanding the Scottish Naming Pattern by Christine Woodcock On Your Own: How to Design and Construct a Family History […]


Top Ten Posts: 2016 2

2016 was a busy year here at IDG, we added new writers and lost a few as well. One thing that remains consistent is our goal in providing our readers with quality blog posts. The following posts were our top 10 posts read in 2016. Irregular Marriages by Christine Woodcock Understanding the Scottish Naming Pattern by Christine Woodcock Extract or Abstract? Both […]


Sale for Family History Month

To celebrate Family History Month, The In-Depth Genealogist is having a sale! A sale like no other sale before this. The sale breaks down as follows: 10% off all of our books with coupon code JRVAA8RT. 10% off pdfs, no coupon code needed. $5 off a subscription to Going In-Depth with coupon code FAMHIST2016. The code can be used on our subscription […]