Join Us As We Celebrate Our 25th Annual Fall Conference
and the State of Illinois’ Bicentenial
On Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Venturing through Miles & Bytes


Jill MorelliJill Morelli, Certified Genealogist CG®
Jill has researched her family for 40 years and now writes and lectures about her Midwestern, northern German and Scandinavian ancestors nationwide. Her lively presentations on intermediate and advanced methodologies, unique records sets, and Scandinavian research convey information that is readily usable by attendees whatever their skill level. She researches, writes and conducts an online class on demystifying the process of certification. Jill frequently speaks at national and regional conferences including this year at National Genealogical Society, Jamboree and Ohio.

The one-hour interactive lecture topics will be:

Road Trip!: Exploring Midwest Repositories – Intimidated by doing onsite research at Courthouses, Archives, and State Libraries? Presentation covers pre-trip organization, what you will find, and how to find it with examples. Included are my own rookie mistakes so you will be a pro on your next visit!

Family Search: The Other 70% – Did you know that over 70 per cent of the online records of Family Search are not accessible by a surname search? How do you find these records and access the information you need? We will explore the access options available to you.

Finding Our Women: 25+ Places to Find a Surname – Our female ancestors get “lost” more often because of their frequent name changes. Perhaps one or more of the 25+ places to look may be new to you and allow you to identify your female ancestor.

I Got My AncestryDNA™ Results. Now What? – If all you are getting from your DNA test is your ethnicity results, there is more you can find. We will discuss what the possible findings and limitations of AncestryDNA™ results. This will be a live demonstration using Jill’s data. You may wish to bring your own laptop to follow along with your own data.

The Conference will run from 9 AM to 4 PM at:
Grace United Methodist Church, 300 E. Gartner Road, Naperville, Illinois

The church is conveniently located on Gartner Road just east of Washington Street (north of 75th Street and west of Naper Boulevard). The building will open at 8 AM for walk-in registrations with the conference beginning promptly at 9 AM.

Muffins and Coffee before 9 AM and Box Lunch are included.

Genealogy vendors and door prizes are also featured.

The syllabus will be distributed electronically by email.
(A printed syllabus will not be supplied on the day of the conference.)

You may print our Conference Brochure and mail it to us or you can register online using PayPal.