Debra Dudek

Bolingbrook, Illinois 60440

Phone: 2319206313


Contact between 08:00 am to 10:00 pm US Central


  • MSc Information and Library Studies from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

  • Specialties:

    State genealogy research and records for Michigan, Ohio, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, and Vermont. Province genealogy research and records for Canada. National and Local genealogy and research records for Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, and France. Technical and computer topics: Digitizing Photographs and Slides, Digital Maps, Try-It! Illinois Databases, Internet Genealogy Research, Military Genealogy, Civil War Resources and WWI Canadian and US Research.


  • I Have My Ancestor's WWI Record! Now What?
  • Aliens in the Army - Military Records for WWI Immigrant Ancestors
  • The Diary of Wesley Peever – A World War I Genealogical Mystery
  • Allied with the Allies - WWI Records for Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and the Red Cross
  • Using Fold3 Library Edition
  • Internet Archive – The Amazing Genealogical Resource You’re Not Using!
  • No Photo? No Problem! - How Slides and Negatives Capture the Past
  • Pinning Together Your Genealogical Past with Pinterest
  • The Hunter of Tallulah - The Truth and Legend of an Indian War Ancestor
  • Sorting through Sordid Southern Divorce Records 1780s-1860s
  • Beyond Ancestry
  • Try-It! Illinois Databases
  • Civil War Genealogy
  • Victorian Mourning Customs
  • Stories in Stone: Decoding the Sentiment Behind Cemetery Symbolism
  • What’s the Buzz About BillionGraves?
  • BillionGraves: Beyond the Basics
  • Crime, Prison, and Punishment: Researching UK Criminal and Prisoner Records online and at the National Archives
  • Piecing Together your UK and Irish Ancestry: Discovering Records on
  • Peeling Back the Plaid: Revealing the Records of
  • Discovering your UK/Irish Roots Online: Websites and Resources for English, Welsh, Irish and Scottish Ancestry

  • Speaking Conditions:

  • New lectures easily developed to suit your individual group needs
  • Projector requested
  • Master handouts are provided
  • Available to travel

  • Previous Engagements:

    Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree, Hamilton County Genealogical Society (OH), Public Record Office of Northern Ireland & Ulster Historical Foundation, British Interest (Genealogy) Group of Wisconsin and Illinois, Indian Prairie Genealogy Group, Northwest Suburban Genealogical Society, CAGGNI, Anan Harmon Chapter NSDAR, Zion Genealogical Society of Lake County, Fox Valley Genealogical Society, DuPage County Genealogical Society, and the Ohio State Genealogical Society.


    Debra M. Dudek is Head of Adult and Teen Services at the Fountaindale Public Library District in Bolingbrook, IL. Ms. Dudek specializes in British genealogy and technology topics. She is currently pursuing a second masters degree in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.

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