I am Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, Certified Genealogist®, author of the Guide to Hanover Military Records, 1514-1866 on Microfilm at the Family History Library, and owner of Lind Street Research, a company dedicated to helping people discover their German ancestry. I am a popular speaker for national, regional, and local genealogical societies. Recently I created and recorded two courses for Ancestry Academy at Ancestry.com: “German Genealogy: The Basics,” and “City Directories: Your Guide to the Past.”

Reading German gothic script found in Germanic records prior to the mid-1900s is second nature to me. Researching ancestors in Chicago and other areas of the Midwest is another of my specialty areas. I am a multi-year attendee of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG).

I am a member of the National Genealogical Society, the Association of Professional Genealogists, as well as many Germanic and local genealogical societies. I am the webmaster for the Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society in Arlington Heights, Illinois and a genealogy volunteer at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library.