I am immensely pleased to announce that Michael John Neill has agreed to contribute articles to Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter (EOGN). Starting today, his articles will appear more or less weekly in the Plus Edition of this newsletter.
Many people will recognize Michael John Neill's name; he has been writing genealogy-related articles for a number of magazines and web sites for twenty years. Michael has been actively involved in genealogical research since the age of thirteen and has been writing about his family history experiences for a variety of publications. He has a master's degree in mathematics, is on the faculty of Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois, and was on the faculty of the former Genealogical Institute of Mid-America. Michael has lectured at NGS, FGS, and numerous local and regional conferences. He is one-half Ostfriesen by ancestry and also descends from numerous families from the middle colonies and the upper South. His children have nineteenth century ancestors from several countries and ethnic regions, including England, Germany, Ireland, Sweden, and Belgium, and French-Canadians in Quebec. Michael is particularly interested in studying chains of migration for individuals sharing a common culture or ethnic heritage.
Michael is an experienced writer and a genealogy expert. He is also an expert in genealogy research techniques and methodology and expects to write numerous "how to" articles in this newsletter. I believe that his new weekly column will be an excellent complement to the writings of George G. Morgan, Lloyd Bockstruck, and myself.
Please join me in welcoming Michael John Neill to this newsletter.