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.


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 […]


Black Friday Special 1

Our Black Friday special is a digital subscription to Going In-Depth for $20, a $15 savings. If you are thinking about subscribing or renewing, this is a great time to do so. Take advantage of the sale to receive: Access to our monthly digital magazine along with free downloads (Over 50 issues in our archive!) 10% off all purchases of pdfs, books, […]


Looking for a Chance to win a RootsTech Entry

Currently we have two of our writers holding contests for a free pass to RootsTech 2018. If you are looking to enter a contest, you can share your brick wall with Terri on her contest post at Finding Your Ancestors. Her contest runs through Nov. 28th with the winner being chosen on the 29th. Cheri is also hosting a contest […]


Product Spotlight: In-Brief Guides

Today we are spotlighting our In-Brief Guides. There is nothing better than have resources are your finger tips. But to have our In-Brief Guide at your finger tips is helpful. These guides are two pages, front and back, and laminated. Easy to bring with you on your research trips because they do not take up much space. Our Current In-Brief […]