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.


JoyFlips Giving Away $80,000 worth of FamilyArchive Kits at RootsTech   Recently updated !

JoyFlips giving away $80,000 worth of FamilyArchive™ Kits at RootsTech Launch of Version 4.0 Groundbreaking technology for preserving and sharing family stories being launched at world’s largest family history technology event   San Francisco, CA. February 20, 2018: JoyFlips will be launching several technical breakthroughs in version 4.0 of its family album technology at RootsTech 2018, along with a giveaway of […]


A Chance to Join Our Panel   Recently updated !

Change is good. In 2018 we will be making changes to our Genealogy Tv section of Chit Chat Live. With the upcoming changes, we are looking to add to our weekly panel. We are seeking those in the genealogy community that like to watch the television shows that deal with genealogy. For instance, Finding Your Roots, Who Do You Think […]


Jennifer Holik Releases 4 New World War II Quick Guides 1

FOR RELEASE 19 JANUARY 2018 Jennifer Holik Global Coordinator of the World War II Research & Writing Center, Chicago IL & Amstelveen, Netherlands http://wwiirwc.com The World War II Research and Writing Center is pleased to announce the publication of four new World War II Quick Guides, available on the Kindle! More guides are scheduled for release in the first quarter […]


2017s Top 10 Blog Posts 1

Taking a look back at 2017 with a list of our top 10 blog posts. Understanding the Scottish Naming Pattern by Christine Woodcock Cemetery Deeds: They’re Land Records Too by Michelle Goodrum Start Your Research on the Right Foot by Jenny Lanctot Extract or Abstract? Both are Vital Skills by Michelle Goodrum “You Left the Bodies, and you Only Moved the […]


Review: FastFoto FF-640

During Rootstech 2017 we met with the team at the Epson booth to talk about their product, FastFoto FF-640, a photo scanner that is well worth looking into. While there we were treated to a quick demonstration on how the scanner works. With either a pile of old photo’s or a delicate photo with some damage, FastFoto can help. For […]