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.


Chit Chat Live: Liv Tyler and More   Recently updated !

This week was the season finale of WDYTYA?. This episode followed actress  Liv Tyler, she learned more about her paternal ancestors. Though they discussed briefly what she knew about the Tyler / Tallarico family (her father used the name Tyler as a stage name) they focused on the Elliot family. It was amazing to see the family resemblances as well as the […]


Going In-Depth Sale for the OGS Conference 2   Recently updated !

The In-Depth Genealogist is having a subscription sale during the OGS Conference, it starts today and ends on May 1st. This sale gives you $10 off our normal price of $35. That gives the subscriber a year (12 monthly issues) for $25! Subscribe today to receive: Access to our monthly digital magazine along with free downloads (Over 48 issues in our archive!) […]


An In-Brief Guide to Pennsylvania Genealogy 3   Recently updated !

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2017 | Utica, OH Email Terri O’Connell for contact details, review copies, photos, and an author bio. IDG Introduces their Newest of In-Brief Research Guide: “Pennsylvania Genealogy” by Elissa Scalise Powell The In-Depth Genealogist (IDG) is pleased to present their newest in-brief research guide in the research series by writer, Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL, […]


WDYTYA?: Liv Tyler

The season finale of Who Do You Think You Are? follows actress Liv Tyler. This episode will NOT air of Sunday evening as the rest of the series, but will air Monday, April 24 at 8 / 7 Central. It looks like Liz is joined by her father, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith for part of her journey into the his […]


Chit Chat Live: John Stamos and More

What an episode! Who Do You Think You Are? certainly gave us a great show on the family of John Stamos. Reading comments on social media, some believe this was the best episode yet! Relative Race was another emotional episode, except this week is was for team blue. Producers took care of a deep wish for Kyla and had a […]