Ft. Wayne Trip-2019!


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23 thoughts on “Ft. Wayne Trip-2019!

  1. Kim Hanks

    Michael: I emailed you a couple of months ago about speaking to the Peoria County Genealogical Society, but I have heard no response.

    The question is do you do public speaking. We are so close to Galesburg; it would be nice to have a local expert come and share.

    And, what is your cost?

    Kim Hanks
    Newsletter Editor PCGS
    our website is http://www.peoriacountygenealogy.org and we are on facebook

    1. michaeljohnneill Post author

      My apologies…it must have gotten overlooked. I do give presentations and seminars and will respond to you privately later today. Thanks!

  2. Diann Sherwin

    I too would like information on your availability to speak to a local genealogical society and fee information. Thank you. Diann

  3. Joan Schacht

    I am researching my great-uncle who was one of only 147 Americans who died (9 Nov 1918) while they were a POW held by the Germans. He was born and raised in Moline, IL His WW I Draft Registration shows he was a Private in the IL National Guard for the previous 3 years. Do you have any tips for where I might located these records? I called the Guard office in Springfield and they said they do not have anything. Any ideas would be welcome.

    1. michaeljohnneill Post author

      Contact the Illinois State Archives and the National Archives. That would be the next set of places to look.

        1. Gail

          Don’t know if it’s ok to reach out here, but I have never seen the Colclasure name before except in my father’s family tree. Are you/your spouse descended from Chester or Harold Colclasure, sons of Riley (Mort) Morton Colclasure? Their mother, Ota Pigman Corry was my great grandfather’s sister. Please let me know if I can contact you.

          1. t wagner

            In my family tree I have a Jacob Colclesser b. 1854 Indiana and d. 1932 married 1880 to Arminia Shroyer b. 1862 Indiana d. 1926. Their son was Harvey Oscar Colcelsser b. 1883 in Jackson, Huntington, Indiana d. 1964 married 1908 to Dessie Miller b. 1988 in Huntington county, Indiana

            Teresa Dearmond Wagner
            you can contact me at wagnerAT@@charter.net

  4. Joy McGinnis

    Too late for me to schedule this trip to Ft Wayne… Do you have trips scheduled in the Fall of 2016 or any in 2017?—— I would also be interested in having you speak to our historical society

  5. Dina

    I heard you speak at SCGS Jamboree. I would learn so much from you. I am discussing this opportunity with my husband. Thanks for making it available.


    1. michaeljohnneill Post author

      There’s no recommended hotel for the Ft. Wayne trip. The Hilton is the closest and within a couple of blocks–so walking back and forth usually isn’t a problem. I usually stay in one of the less expensive motels on the western edge of town. There’s plenty of parking in the underground garage and a lot across the street from the library. If you have any other questions, please let me know.Michael

  6. Kathy

    Is there room on the Aug 2018 Ft Wayne trip? Do you work with any local researchers there? I would like to maximize my time there and do need some research assistance.
    Thanks, Kathy

    1. michaeljohnneill Post author

      We do still have room–plenty. We have had local people join us before–if I’m understanding your question. You can email me at mjnrotodig@gmail.com if you have any other questions. Thanks.

  7. Betty Gilbert

    Two of us would like to attend one or more presentations
    Please advise the topics
    What is the cost and who do we pay


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