Michael John Neill's Genealogical Resources

Michael John Neill's Genealogical Resources
Michael John Neill is a very educated genealogist who shares his genealogical resources thru several different means. He writes for the following websites:
A great offer he gives is the Genealogy Freebies! Here is what you can get:
  • Two FREE copies of Casefile Clues
  • Brick Walls A to Z Webinar & Handout
  • Subscription to Genealogy Tip of the Day
  • Subscription to Genealogy Transcriber
  • Subscription to Genealogy Search Tips

Michael John Neill’s webinars (with handouts) are some great resources to continue your genealogical educations. Some of his topics are:
  • 1940 Census Searching
  • Yet More Brick Walls from A to Z
  • Using the US Census at Ancestry.com
  • Using Archive.org
  • Tips and Tricks for FamilySearch
  • Brick Walls From A to Z
  • Newspaper Research
  • More Brick Walls From A to Z
  • Seeing the Patterns
  • Pig Blood In the Snow: Court Records
  • Determining Your Own Migration Trail
  • The Missing 1840 Census Enumeration
  • Land Records in Federal Land States
  • Using DeedMapper
  • The Bureau of Land Management Office Tract Books
  • Sections, Townships, Base Lines, etc--Land Descriptions in Federal Land States
  • Did Your Ancestor Get a Civil War Pension?
  • Using the 1940 Census at Ancestry.com and FamilySearch
  • American Revolutionary War Materials on Fold3.com
  • The Newmans in the 1830-1870 Census--A Case Study
  • Making Changes to Your Ancestry.com Tree
  • Integrating Images and Ancestry.com data in your Ancestry.com Tree
  • What is Not Written
  • Crossing the Pond
  • Charts, Charts & More Charts
  • Google Docs--Getting Started Webinar
  • Brick Walls – Final One
  • Creating Research Plans
  • Preparing for Mother’s Death
  • The Genealogical Proof Standard for the Non-Professional
  • Female Ancestors
  • The Probate Process—An Overview
  • Using Fold3.com
  • Making & Proving Your Case
  • Genealogy Blogging for Beginners
  • Internal Revenue Assessment Lists, 1862-1874
  • Searching Genealogy Bank
  • No Will: No Problem!
These Webinars are very affordable and you are able to watch from the comfort of your own home. If you miss the “live” viewing, then the archived editions are available.

The Tennessee Genealogical Society had Michael John Neill come to speak at the Fall Seminar in October 2010. I was able to attend and it was a really great educational event. One of the skills I took away from his lectures was the use of “charts” in doing my research. It really does help keep things in perspective. Here is an example of an article he wrote for Genealogy.com that shows the use of charts in genealogical research - Organize the Inconclusive with Discrepancy Charts

I have also subscribed to Casefile Clues. Casefile Clues is a great way to give yourself a different way of thinking to solve a genealogical problem. Each case I read I have learned something and it has been a wonderful investment in my family history education. Why not take advantage of the two free Casefile Clues he offers, and see if it would benefit you too.

More about Michael John Neil (from his website) – Michael John Neill has actively researched his ancestry for nearly thirty years. An experienced courthouse, archives, library, and online researcher, Michael's children have ancestors in fifteen states and eight European countries. Michael lectures nationally on a wide variety of genealogy topics and has presented day-long seminars on family history research for over fifteen years. He has a master's degree in mathematics and has been an educator for over twenty years.Michael has presented day-long seminars to groups across the United States and has lead research trips to the Fort Wayne, Indiana, library and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. He has written hundreds of how-to articles concentrating on various aspects of research methodology. He will be one of the instructors this summer at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) at Samford University.

You Should Also Read:
Casefile Clues and Google Books
Casefile Clues Assessment
The Importance of the Original

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