About Jeff Bockman

An experienced genealogy lecturer, author, and writer

  • MBA with a concentration in Organization Development.

  • PE - Professional Engineer in Illinois by exam

  • B.S. in Fire Protection Engineering

He has applied his engineering, management, computer, and organizational development skills to help with the analyzing, problem solving and organization of records necessary for genealogical research.

He has been doing genealogical research since 1987 and has been active in societies, society management, teaching, and presenting lectures since 1994.

Genealogy Writer

He is the author of Give Your Family A Gift That Money Can't Buy / Record & Preserve Your Family's History a 2007 book that encouraged people to record and preserve their family's history. The 5th edition was joint published in 2012 with Family Roots Publishing LLC.

He was a contributing editor for the former Everton's Genealogical Helper and a feature writer for the former Heritage Quest Magazine. His articles have also appeared in publications such as The Digital Genealogist, the FGS Forum, Family Tree Magazine (UK), Missing Links, the DCGS Reveiw, and other society publications.

See a list of his articles at Jeff's Articles

Many of the articles can be found online at Genealogy According to Jeff.

Genealogy Lecturer

For a detailed list of topics, a description, and prior presentations see Lecture Topics.

See Upcoming Programs that also includes the recent past

Prior speaking engagements have included the

Society & Non-Profit Management

      • Director of the Downers Grove Friends of the Library 2011- 2020

      • Past five-term President of the DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society

      • DCGS 2010 & 2011 Conference Chair & 18 years on the conference committee

      • Chairman of the 2006 Chicagoland Genealogical Consortium &

      • The Local Arrangements Chair for the 2006 NGS Conference

      • Prior four-term Vice President of the Illinois State Genealogical Society

      • DuPage County IL GenWeb Project webmaster from Sept. 1996 - 2012

Brief Biography or Introduction:

Jeffrey Bockman is an experienced genealogy lecturer & writer. He is the author of Give Your Family A Gift That Money Can't Buy / Record & Preserve Your Family's History, a book that encourages people to record basic information and their interesting family stories, preserve documents, and identify photographs to help pass along their family's history to future generations.

He was a contributing editor for the former Everton's Genealogical Helper and a feature writer for the former Heritage Quest Magazine. His articles have also appeared in various other publications.

Biography

Jeffrey Bockman is an experienced genealogy lecturer & writer. He is the author of Give Your Family A Gift That Money Can't Buy/Record & Preserve Your Family's History. Now in its 5th edition it is a book that encourages people to record basic information and their interesting family stories, preserve documents, and identify photographs to help pass along their family's history to future generations. It also provides a solid foundation for research to find the missing information.

He was a contributing editor for the former Everton's Genealogical Helper and a feature writer for the former Heritage Quest Magazine. His articles have also appeared in various other publications including The Digital Genealogist, the FGS Forum, Family Tree Magazine (UK), Missing Links, the DCGS Review, a variety of other society publications, local newspapers, and even a town magazine in France. Many of his articles are available at Genealogy According to Jeff at www.JeffBockman.com/gatj

Speaking engagements have included the Florida State Genealogy Society Conference, Ohio Genealogical Society Conferences, the BYU Family History & Genealogy Conference, National Genealogical Society Conference, the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conferences, Polish Genealogical Society of America annual conferences, numerous regional conferences and workshops, as well as a variety of US and International travel photograph presentations.

For over 18 years he was active in society and conference management at both the local and state level and was the Local Arrangements Chair for the 2006 NGS Conference in Chicago.