Caron Primas Brennan

427 S Harvard Ave
Villa Park, Illinois 60181

Phone: 630-832-1195


Contact between 9:00 am to 8:00 pm US Central


Internet and technology for genealogists. US research


  • Genealogy Basics for Beginners
  • Research Your Family Using the Internet
  • Primer
  • Primer
  • Using
  • How I Use DNA in My Genealogical Research
  • Going Digital: Photo Management for Genealogists
  • What’s New on the Internet for Genealogists?
  • Using Fold
  • Where Did I Put Great-Grandpa? Organizing for Genealogists
  • Going Digital: Photo Management for Genealogists

  • Speaking Conditions:

  • Will provide PowerPoint presentations and supply PDF master for handouts.
  • Needs projector, screen, table, extension cord, microphone, internet/WiFi access and an interested/ engaged audience.
  • Willing to travel. Expects expenses for travel outside the Chicago metro area. Details to be negotiated.
  • Provides presentations at basic and intermediate levels.
  • Will develop new lectures upon request.
  • Contact speaker directly for current speaker fees.

  • Previous Engagements:

  • Using Ancestry Trees, Schaumburg Township District Library, Schaumburg, IL
  • Primer, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL
  • Family Search Prmer, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL
  • How I Use DNA in My Genealogical Research, Northbrook Library, Northbrook, IL
  • Using, Fountaindale Public Library, Bolingbrook, IL

  • Bio:

    Caron loves history, biography, puzzles and a good mystery, which makes her perfectly suited to genealogy! She has been speaking at libraries and genealogical societies for over five years with consistently excellent feedback. Caron has been researching her family history since a 6th grade school project got her interested. She has been using the computer and internet since before it was “cool.” She uses RootsMagic, Family Tree Maker and Ancestry to share with others in her family. Since Caron’s only vice is genealogy she has subscriptions to many resources including,, NEGHS and She belongs to several local genealogy groups as well as being a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild and a Professional Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She maintains a web site for her family research at and blogs as Your Cousin Caron at

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