Author Archives: Jennifer Holik

Military Monday – Chicago Area Speaking Engagements and Books

Last week the Daily Herald ran an article about my military work and books in preparation for two speaking engagements at the Arlington Heights Library this month. It was very exciting to see the article both online and in print. The first program was Saturday and I spoke to over 100 people. The questions and […]

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Locating Italian Immigrants on Ship Manifests

This morning I was searching for some Italian ship manifests for a client’s research on Ancestry.com and discovered something I had not previously. It appears no instruction was given to indexers when they began indexing the manifests. For some individuals (mainly children) where there is a line indicating the previous surname is the same for […]

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Military Monday – Exploring Offline and Online World War II Resources

There is a myth many family historians believe and that is, all the records I need are online. This is not true. Only a small percentage of records available throughout time have been digitized and placed online. This is especially true for military records. Family historians exploring their World War II ancestor’s service and lives […]

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