Genealogy Workshop: Write As You Go

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Presented by the library’s Special Collections staff and members of the Ranger Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), these events are free, open to the public, and appropriate for all levels of interest and experience. All levels will learn something new!

Write As You Go! A Methodology for Efficient Genealogical Report Writing
with Jill Morelli

Do you have a genealogical brick wall? Would you like to be more confident in your genealogical work? Do you wish to write articles for your society, or perhaps you are considering applying for certification? If any of these are true, then “Write As you Go!” can help.

We all develop habits; genealogists are not immune. Our love of research will drive us to explore more records at the expense of “doing the work” of genealogy—writing it up. You know what happens. A little more research, and now you’re out of time. You set it aside and say to yourself, "I’ll pick up tomorrow.”  Either tomorrow doesn’t come, or you find yourself forgetting what you found where. Now what? Using a methodology like this to record your findings can help.

In this session, we will explore some tools that will help you focus and create a good work product. We’ll describe the process, including examples, tips and techniques. Who doesn't like the idea of a single document that contains the evidence, the research log and the research plan all in one? Let's get started!

Registration is required. Open to all levels.

Questions? Email or Nicole Luongo Cloutier at

About the Presenter
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 been successfully published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Swedish American Genealogist, Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly and many others. In 2017, she founded the online Certification Discussion Group, sharing her journey and demystifying the process of submission of a portfolio to the Board for Certification of Genealogists and in 2020 is a founding partner of Applied Genealogy Institute where she will teach “Write As You Go” in the fall of 2022.  Jill is past president of the Seattle Genealogical Society, program director of the local chapter of the Association for Professional Genealogists and belongs to many local genealogical societies.

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