ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Dr. Daniel Hubbard started researching his family history when he was 11. A former particle physicist who lived in Europe for 20 years, he is a full-time genealogist, writer and book designer. He is vice president of the Lake County (IL) Genealogical Society and on the Genealogy Advisory Board of Chicago’s Swedish-American Museum.
Dr. Hubbard is a full-time professional researcher who has been researching almost as long as he can remember. Inspired by family stories and a pair of genealogist aunts, he began to seriously conduct family history research at about eleven years of age. He spent eight years at CERN outside Geneva, Switzerland learning to handle very large research projects while performing research in particle physics (Ph.D. University of Michigan, Post-doc Harvard).
After living in Sweden for eleven years during which he was a software designer, strategic product manager and editor of technical documentation, he returned to the U.S. to fulfill his passion for family history. Daniel now combines his skills in technology, genealogy, complex research, the organizing of large amounts of information, writing, editing and book design to assist clients with their family history projects. He works with a variety of clients on projects including untangling problems in Swedish immigration and ancestry, analysis of 19th century letters and photographs, and extensive research into colonial families. He is vice president of the Lake County (IL) Genealogical Society and on the Genealogy Advisory Board of Chicago’s Swedish-American Museum.
Daniel says his goal as a speaker is always to inform in a memorable and entertaining way. He likes to come at my topics from slightly unusual angles making speaking more fun and hopes this technique encourages people to take a fresh look at each subject.
ABOUT THE TOPIC
In the news, we hear how the use of DNA can solve some case or mystery, so now genealogists are considering using DNA testing in their research, but what does it mean? Dr. Dan Hubbard will explore what DNA can and cannot do for genealogists. He will help you understand what the different tests are, what they can tell you, and how this can enhance your research.