Oct. 13, 2018 Fall Workshop

Join us on Saturday Oct. 13, 2018 for the Fall workshop.  Our speaker will be Jill Morelli, CG speaking on Scandinavian Research and Genealogical Proof Standards.

Jill Morelli, CG lectures and writes on genealogical topics that often transcend the more narrowly defined family history. She provides general genealogy services and house histories in the Puget Sound and national venues. She is an engaging and entertaining speaker who conveys genealogical concepts suitable to the level of the audience. She has been previously published in local, regional and national publications. Jill writes frequently at her blog ‘Genealogy Certification: A Personal Journey’ about her educational efforts to become a certified genealogist.

9:00 to 10:00 AM – The Genealogical Proof Standard for Everyone. Does the Genealogical Proof standard apply to my work? Yes, it does, but we will discuss how to apply it in a rational way whether you are a newbie, intermediate or advanced researcher and whether you are still on paper or have a database. It’s not as hard as you think! Really.
10:30 to 11:30 AM – Finding your Scandinavian Parish of Birth (covers Sweden, Denmark and Norway). Have a Scandinavian ancestor, but don’t know the parish of birth? We will explore the records in the United States which may reveal the birth parish, the key needed to unlock the original records of Denmark, Sweden and Norway. When that route does not reveal the parish, We will investigate country-wide indexes and illustrate how to use the newly-found information to enter the parish records.
12:45PM to 1:45 PM – Using the Records of Scandinavia Without Knowing the Language. Don’t let your lack of knowledge of your country of origin keep you from exploring the original records of your Scandinavian ancestors. We will look at the organization of the records in various parishes, how to access that first event and how to use censuses with the parish records to make the process easier.
2:15 to 3:15 PM – Road Trip! The Joys and Challenges of On Site Research. In 2016 Jill took a 6-week trip through the Midwest to 33 libraries, archives, courthouses and other repositories. She will discuss ways to make those onsite research trips fruitful, reveal some of her best finds, and confess some of her beginner mistakes, so hopefully you won’t make the same ones she did.

GOGS Fall 2018 registration Morelli

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