Annual Seminar

JCGS 2015 JILL MORRELI Annual Seminar with Jill Morelli

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Date & Time: Saturday, March 21, 2015, 9:30 am to early afternoon. Doors will open at 9:00 am for Registration, and shopping at Heritage Quest.

Location: Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Rd, Chimacum, 98325 (Map)


Session 1: The “Push” and the “Pull”: Emigration Decision-Making in 19th Century Europe
Session 2: Death and Dying: How Health Care Changed during the Civil War
Session 3: Conducting Your Own House History (An architect by vocation, Jill brings a unique perspective about the resources available to research your own house or the houses of your ancestors.)

Cost: $30 per person if registration received by March 7, 2015. After March 7 and at the door
registration will be $35. Late and at-the-door registrations will be accepted as space permits.

Food: Coffee and light morning refreshments provided. **Bring your own lunch.**

Heritage Quest Research Library will be on hand for your browsing and shopping convenience.

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About Jill Morelli
Jill Morelli is a professional genealogist who has traced her Nordic and German ancestors for over 30 years.  She now researches and lectures to historians and genealogists and regularly blogs at “Genealogy Certification: a Personal Journey” (  In the past year, she has completed the Advanced Methodologies at SLIG, the Mastering Genealogical Proof class and graduated from ProGen 19. She is a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the Association for Professional Genealogists. Jill holds the position of Director of Publications for the Seattle Genealogical Society and Conference Chair for the Ostfriesen Genealogical Society of America.  She is currently “on the clock” and working on her BCG certification.  She is employed by the University of Washington School of Medicine where she is Director of Facilities, utilizing her architectural degree received too many years ago to count!  She and her husband live in Seattle and her daughter lives in Boston.

The Jefferson County Genealogical Society hosts its Annual Education Seminar on the third Saturday of March.  Past speakers have included Mary Kathryn Kozy, Lorraine McConaghy, PhD, Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, Leslie Brinkley Lawson, Mary Slawson and Gary Zimmerman, Phd.

If you have a speaker or topic you would like to suggest, please write to the Education Committee.