March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Jill Morelli, CG® will present an online webinar entitled Finding Dirk: Insanity in the 19th Century.
Shhhhh, don’t talk about Aunt Sally! Mental illness for too long has been something we don’t talk about.
Imagine my surprise then when I discover that my great grand uncle Dirk Bode, had been declared insane by a judge in 1872 and never returned to his family. Using public and court-obtained records, follow Dirk’s journey to three Illinois asylums between 1872-1905. Learn what you might discover in publicly available and court-obtained records.
Jill Morelli, CG® lectures about her Midwestern, northern German and Scandinavian ancestors nationwide with a focus on intermediate and advanced methodologies, and unique records sets. She writes (see the September 2017 issue of National Genealogical Quarterly) and takes clients. She is president of the Seattle Genealogical Society and belongs to Association of Professional Genealogists, Genealogy Speakers Guild and others. After obtaining her credential as a Certified Genealogist, she began an online course sharing her experiences in order to demystify the process of certification to all who are interested in going “on the clock.”
Business meeting will follow.