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Rev. David McDonald, CG, a Wisconsin resident and Illinois native, is the principal of Old
Northwest Research, LLC. He has lectured throughout the United States and in England on
genealogical matters since the early 1980s.
Dave is a past president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, former director of
the National Genealogical Society and past editor of the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society
Newsletter. With nearly 40 years' research experience, his interests include churches and
their records, migration paths and causes, English and Germanic research, Presidential
genealogy as well as genealogical instruction. He's conducted extensive research in
New England, New York, the Middle Atlantic states, the states of the old Northwest Territory
and the Great Plains from the Mississippi to the Dakotas south to Oklahoma.
In addition to genealogical endeavors, Dave is a Protesant minister serving in the
United Church of Christ. He holds an undergraduate degree in history and political science
from Beloit College, a master of divinity from Eden Seminary in Saint Louis and a doctorate
in theology from Christian Seminary in Indianapolis.
With his wife, Dr. Jennet Shepherd (an optometrist), Dr. McDonald has three adult children.
They live outside of Madison with two cats and an aging basset hound.