Jennifer Holik is a genealogical research professional, lecturer, author, and the owner of Generations. Her interest in genealogy began in 1996 when she completed a project for a history class. Jennifer believes we must incorporate history into our family stories and view our families within their historical context, not ours. Jennifer has an eye for detail, loves locating the history behind a person or event, challenges, and helping people discover their family stories.
For clients, Jennifer specializes in military histories (particularly World War II), Chicago Italians and writing family histories. She is the Genealogy Department Manager at Casa Italia – The Italian Cultural Center in Stone Park, IL, and also spends time in the Italian American Veterans Museum at Casa Italia.
Jennifer has a BA in History from Missouri University of Science and Technology. With over 20 years of research and writing experience, Jennifer enjoys blogging and writing books on genealogical topics. Jennifer published a set of genealogy textbooks for kids, adults, and genealogy societies and libraries in 2012. She has also authored a number of articles for local and national genealogical publications. In 2014 she plans to publish a new series of books about her military ancestors, their stories, and resources for military research.
Jennifer lectures in the Chicagoland area on military research, Italian genealogy, and kids genealogy.
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