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Bringing Life to Our Ancestors: Manuscript Collections

  • 19 Aug 2017
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Schaumburg Township District Library,

Bringing Life to Our Ancestors: Manuscript Collections

by Jeanne Larzalere Bloom

If our genealogical research is limited to the Who, When and Where questions we compile a collection of skeletons. To answer the interesting questions the What, the Why and the How we can use manuscript collections. These underutilized collections bring our ancestors to life and put flesh on their bones.

Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG, is a full time professional researcher specializing in Chicago and Cook County research, forensic genealogy, problem solving, and multi-generational family histories.

On behalf of the Department of the Army, Jeanne searches for and identifies family members of unaccounted for servicemen from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

Jeanne writes articles for scholarly journals and society publications. She is a frequent lecturer at conferences, workshops and institutes.

She is trustee and president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. 


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