Dan Earl

Dan got his start in genealogy when he was ten and visited the grave of his great-grandfather. That visit has sparked a lifetime of passion for finding more about his ancestors and helping others make history a part of their story.

Dan is the associated with the following groups and organizations:

  • Hungarian Genealogical Society of Michigan - President
  • International Society of Genetic Genealogy
  • Virtual Genealogical Association - Past-President
  • Dan has experience doing research in the following regions:

  • Great Lakes Region United States (Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin)
  • Mid-Atlantic United States (Maryland, DC, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York)
  • Central Eastern Europe (Hungary, Romania, Croatia, Slovakia, Serbia)
  • May 6, 2023 - Virtual Webinar Only

    Register for the Zoom meeting at OCCGS-05-06-Earl

    10:10 AM - AncestArrrghs!: The Life and Records of the Atlantic Pirates

    Ahoy mateys! Were yer ancestors land lubbers or did they be pirates? Even if your ancestors weren't pirates, their lives would have been affected by Atlantic piracy. This presentation covers the history of piracy in North America and how it affected trade from Halifax to Spanish Main. This presentation also looks at the types of records that exist because of piracy.


    11:20 AM - A Million Ways to Die in the Colonies: Death and Burial in Colonial America

    Death was a part of life for our ancestors. This lecture will teach the different attitudes our colonial ancestors, from Newfoundland to Jamaica, had toward death, different funeral and burial practices and what records you would expect to find from this period.


    Handouts, when available, are in Member's Only on the Speaker Handouts page.


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