Suzanne L. Hoffman

ProGen Member Overview

Forensic Genealogist with Eastern European and Naturalization Specialties; Chicago-based, Boston-born. Primarily focused on heir identification and estate settlement. Research geography typically includes Eastern Europe and Russian speaking countries of origin. Expertise in Immigration & Naturalization records.

Assistant Director of the Wilmette Family History Center, Secretary for the Illinois State Genealogical Society, and Secretary for the APG Forensic Genealogy SIG.


University of Chicago - Executive Management Program
Smith College - AB
Boston University - Certificate in Genealogical Research OL29
ProGen 46
GenProof 62
Gen-Fed 2021
SLIG - Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum
SLIG - Research in Russian Empire
GRIP - Fundamentals and Advanced Hands-On Forensic Genealogy
GRIP - Law School for Genealogists
IGHR - Advanced Methodology & Evidence Analysis
FEEFHS - Eastern European Family History Studies
MAAGI - Slavery Era Research
TIGR - Genetic Genealogy