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Sep 26 2020


11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Too Many Mary’s: Solving Identity & Same Name Conundrums

Saturday, September 26 – 11 AM – 1 PM CST

Too Many Mary’s: Solving Identity & Same Name Conundrums  (Program)
Presented by Jill Morelli
Whether you are looking for a John Smith, a Mary Margaret Murphy or a Lars Larson, we all have genealogical “identity issues.” In this presentation, we will discuss the types of identity problems that are prevalent and show a methodology for a possible solution. Yes, it takes some work. Examples of common types of identity problems will illustrate the methodology and the tools that may lead to identification. We will use the “lens” of the Genealogical Proof Standard to guide our work and raise our confidence that we have the right person and we did not just “pick one that looked right.” Let’s tackle some of those identity issues!
Jill Morelli, CG, loves to share her passion for genealogy with others. She is a writer, lecturer, and researcher specializing in the US Midwest, Scandinavia, and northern Germany. She lectures nationally on topics inspired by her own research and methodology. Jill has written articles for National Genealogical Society QuarterlySwedish American GenealogistIllinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly, and many others. In 2017, she founded the online Certification Discussion Group, sharing her journey and that of others to build and submit a successful portfolio to the Board for Certification of Genealogists.  Jill is past president of the Seattle Genealogical Society, a member of the Association for Professional Genealogists and many other local genealogical societies.
Meeting Information will be included in your registration confirmation email.
Registration closes Friday, September 25 at 5:00 PM
Too Many Mary’s: Solving Identity & Same Name Conundrums

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