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 Chicago Italians and writing family histories. 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 2013 she plans to publish a new book about her military ancestors.
Jennifer lectures in the Chicagoland area on ways to use technology with genealogy, kids genealogy, house histories, and finishing the stories of your military ancestors.
One of Jennifer’s largest passions is bringing the love of genealogy and family history to the next generation. By teaching genealogy to parents, children, homeschool families, teachers, and genealogical societies she is sharing her passion with others. Jennifer authors the monthly Kids’ Korner column and shares her resources and expertise through IDG’s kids resources and blog posts.
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