- “Finding Ethnic Origins and Naturalizations in the Midwest” – – Session F-313 – compliments of Ancestry.com
- “Midwestern Archives and Libraries: Keeping Up With Changes” – – Session F352 – compliments of Ancestry.com
- “Finding Catholic Church, Cemetery, School and Religious Order Records” - – Session S414 – compliments of Ancestry.com
01 June, 2013
Speaker Spotlight - Loretto Dennis Szucs
Loretto Dennis Szucs ("Lou") is vice president of community relations and has been with Ancestry.com for 21 years. She has served on advisory boards for the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation; the Illinois State Archives and the Cook County (IL) Circuit Court Archives as well as governing boards of several genealogical societies. She was founding secretary and is currently a board member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. She was previously employed by the National Archives and Records Administration at Chicago.
Titles of some of Lou’s books include: The second and third editions of The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy (co-edited with Sandra Luebking); They Became Americans; Chicago and Cook County Sources: A Genealogical and Historical Guide; Ellis Island: Tracing Your Family Through America’s Gateway; In the Shadow of the Water Tower: The Life of Thomas J. Fleming; Family History Made Easy; and with Sandra Luebking, she is the co-author ofThe Archives: A Guide to the National Archives Field Branches. With Matt Wright, she is co-author of Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records. She also served as executive editor for Ancestry Magazine.
Lou has lectured at more than twenty national conferences and hundreds of workshops since 1980. Additionally, she has taught family history classes for local schools and for the National Archives-Great Lakes Region in Chicago. Television interviews include the PBS Ancestors series, ABC News, CNN News, and the ABC television show, The View.
Sessions by Loretto (Lou) Szucs at FGS 2013:
FGS conferences are like joyful family reunions and Lou is very much looking forward to seeing you there!