Monday, October 13, 2008

Lloyd Bockstruck joins Eastman's newsletter staff

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following welcome news was just received from Dick Eastman. Please address all inquiries to .

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, an online publication available at, today announced the addition of another writer to the newsletter's staff: Lloyd de Witt Bockstruck.

Lloyd will be writing a weekly column featuring a wide variety of genealogical- and history-related topics. "I believe the addition of Lloyd Bockstruck to our writing staff greatly strengthens the team that produces the online genealogy newsletter," said Dick Eastman, owner of the newsletter.

"Lloyd's expertise in genealogy methodologies, technical topics, legal issues, and hereditary societies is unsurpassed. Lloyd is passionate about heritage and about accuracy in research. His knowledge and writing style should complement that of myself and of George G. Morgan. I look forward to publishing Lloyd's articles in the Plus Edition of the newsletter."

About Lloyd Bockstruck
Lloyd de Witt Bockstruck, the son of Harry Earl Bockstruck and Olive Elsie Blakenship, was born in Vandalia, Illinois. He graduated with an A.B. cum laude in biology and history from Greenville College in 1967. Mr. Bockstruck received an M.A. in Modern European History from Southern Illinois University in 1969 and an M.S. in Library Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana in 1973. He received a certificate from the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, Samford University, in June 1973. Mr. Bockstruck was a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of History, Southern Illinois University, 1967-69. He served as a secondary teacher and librarian at Mombasa Baptist High School in Mombasa, Kenya, 1969-71, and was a Graduate Assistant in the School of Library Science at the University of Illinois, 1971-73. He joined the Dallas Public Library in 1973. From 1974 to 1991 he served as an instructor in the School of Continuing Education, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. He is the senior ranking faculty member of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, Samford University, having joined in 1974. He also was on the faculty of the Genealogical Institute of Mid-America for ten years. Lloyd Bockstruck has been Supervisor of the Genealogy Section of the Dallas (Texas) Public Library since 1973. He is also a prolific writer, recently ending seventeen years of publishing a weekly genealogy column in the Dallas Morning News. Thanks to that newsletter's web site, readers all over the world have enjoyed his column.

Mr. Bockstruck has been the recipient of many awards, including: History Award of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (1989), Professional Award for Historical Preservation presented by the Texas Historical Commission (1992), Fellow of the National Genealogical Society (1992), Filby Prize for Genealogical Librarianship (1999), Indiana Historical Society Willard Heiss Memorial Lecturer (2002), Lifetime Achievement Award from the Northeast Texas Library Systems (2003), National Society Sons of the American Revolution Gold Good Citizenship Medal (2006), National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars Award for Preservation of Colonial History (2007) and others as well. Lloyd Bockstruck resides in Dallas, Texas.

About Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter
Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter was founded in 1996 by Dick Eastman for the purpose of providing current news, information, and lots of "how to" articles of interest to genealogists. It is now the most popular, independently-owned and operated genealogy publication in the world with more than 41,000 readers around the globe, according to QuantCast Audience Profile. Articles in the newsletter are written by Dick Eastman, George G. Morgan, and now by Lloyd Bockstruck. Pam Cerutti serves as Editor.The newsletter is available in two versions: a free "Standard Edition" and a subscription-based "Plus Edition." Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter may be found at