“Genealogy Vacation - Myth or Reality”
by Jeffrey Bockman
"Genealogy" and "Vacation" are rarely used in the same sentence let alone together except possibly in a divorce proceeding. You cannot resolve five to twenty years' worth of genealogy questions within a two-week research trip. Even if you could this type of a trip would not be considered a vacation. Learn to use the Internet, planning, humor, and common sense to plan your trip.
Jeffrey Bockman has been doing genealogical research since 1988 and has been active in societies, society management, classes, and lectures since 1994. He was the DuPage County IL Gen Web Project webmaster from 1996 to 2012. He was a contributing editor for the former Everton's Genealogical Helper, and a feature writer for the former Heritage Quest Magazine. Articles have also appeared in the Digital Genealogist, FGS Forum, Family Tree Magazine (UK), Missing Links, and others.
Jeff was the Chairperson of the Chicagoland Genealogical Consortium and Local Arrangements Chair for NGS 2006. He served four years as the Vice President of the Illinois State Genealogical Society. He was the President of the DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society for five years. He has applied his engineering, management, computer, and organizational development background to help with the analyzing, problem solving and organization of records necessary for genealogical research.