Ingle2015 120Cyndi Ingle (United States)
Cyndi is the creator, owner and “webmaster” of the award-winning web site Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the, a categorized index to more than 333,000 online resources. In its first three years, Cyndi’s List was three times voted the best genealogy site on the World Wide Web. It helps millions of visitors worldwide each month and has been featured in the media and diverse publications, including ABC News, NBC News, USA Today, Time, Newsweek, Parade Magazine, Wired, Family Tree Magazine, Family Chronicle, and Internet Genealogy magazines. Cyndi has been interviewed for many television and radio broadcasts including ABC News, NBC News, the BBC, and National Public Radio. She has also participated in the Ancestors II television series on PBS.

Cyndi, a genealogist for more than 35 years, is a past-member of the board of directors for the National Genealogical Society. Cyndi is an internationally known guest lecturer for various genealogical society meetings and seminars ( She has lectured for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, GENTECH, Brigham Young University, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the National Genealogical Society, the Washington Library Association, the Florida Library Association, the American Library Association and numerous local genealogical societies in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Cyndi has authored numerous articles and three books. Before her life on the Internet, Cyndi worked as an international banker specializing in foreign exchange and computer networks. Cyndi, her son, Evan, and three Boston Terriers live in Edgewood, Washington)


Unlock the Past Cruises – 8th and 14th

Publications (and more about Cyndi) –


  • A guided tour of Cyndi’s List 2.0
  • Advanced Googling for your grandma
  • Building a digital research plan
  • Enumerating the US Census online
  • Evaluating web sites: 14 years later
  • Evernote for every genealogist
  • Find the silver lining in the cloud
  • Foreign language tools for English-speaking genealogists
  • Genealogy online in pursuit of __________
  • Genealogy online: productive, organized, and successful (all day seminar)
  • Maintaining an organized computer
  • Newspaper tools online: the good, the bad, and the ugly
  • Organizing PC files
  • Pin your ancestors down with Google Maps & Google Earth
  • Plotting, scheming, and mapping online
  • Productive social networking: a genealogist’s water cooler
  • Question and answer session
  • Remedies for copy & paste genealogy
  • Ten resources I use every day: miscellaneous tips for the online researcher
  • The great URL hunt
  • The hidden web: digging deeper
  • The internet: a genealogist’s printing press
  • The internet: lower your expectations to raise your research potential
  • Timelines: the straight line between you and your ancestor
  • Unappreciated treasures: libraries, archives & digital collections