The West Valley Genealogical Society & Library hosts Jill Morelli as its featured speaker 1 p.m. Monday, April 12. Her topic during the group’s monthly virtual meeting is “Friedrick Eiler – Building an Identity from Scant Clues.”
Ms. Morelli is a certified genealogist and a “Roots” genealogist, becoming interested in family history during the 1970s. After a hiatus, during which time she had a family and volunteered in her community, Ms. Morelli returned to genealogy with a vengeance in February 2002, with a commitment to “doing it right.” She attended conferences, institutes and read articles that would improve her skills as a genealogist.
Ms. Morelli 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 has spoken before large and small groups, conveying genealogical concepts suitable to the level of the audience. She has been published in local, regional and national publications.
Ms. Morelli is an architect by vocation, working for the University of Washington’s School of Medicine, and she has lectured across the country.
She also writes frequently at her blog, “Genealogy Certification: A Personal Journey,” about her educational efforts to become a certified genealogist. Visit genealogycertification.wordpress.com.
The West Valley Genealogical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The virtual meeting is free and open to the public. Visit azwvgs.org to register.