VGA Conference “Don’t Build Your Own Brick Wall” by Jill Morelli, CG, CGL

Webinar: Don’t Build Your Own Brick Wall
Speaker: Jill Morelli, CG, CGL
When: November 3rd, 2023 at 7:00pm Eastern

Program Description:
Everyone has them—“brick walls”—those intractable genealogical problems that, in spite of what we do, do not get solved. I discovered that often times I was the “mason” building that brick wall! In this presentation we will cover some of the top “assumptions” we use, which impede our ability to solve our self-defined “brick walls.” More importantly each assumption will also come with a strategy for solution. Hard hat ready? Let’s do some demolition!

Certainly there are some real brick walls, which may never be solved. But with new tools and record sets, we have a greater opportunity than ever to break through that wall. There are three themes that will be covered: Learn how we create our own brick walls; identify 10+ ways we create our own and identify a strategy for each to how to test whether it really is a brick wall or is just one of our own making.

Speaker Bio:
Jill Morelli, CG, CGL is a writer, lecturer and co-founder of the online Applied Genealogy Institute, providing practicum-based educational opportunities for intermediate and advanced genealogists. In 2017, she founded the Certification Discussion Group, an online series discussing her certification journey to demystify the process for others.  She specializes in Scandinavian research and is constantly honing her methodological skills. She lectures nationally and has written articles for National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Swedish American Genealogist, NCGS Journal and many others. Jill is past president of the Seattle Genealogical Society, co-chair of SGS Centennial 2023, Puget Sound-APG program chair, and a member of many local and national genealogical societies.

VGA Members can register for this webinar via the Zoom link in the Upcoming Webinars area of the Members Center. Please contact if you have any questions.

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