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Finding Dirk: Insanity in the 19th Century

  • 11 Sep 2023
  • 7:00 PM
  • Webinar


Our speaker will be Jill Morelli, CG, CGL. Using public and court-obtained records, follow Dirk’s journey in three Illinois state asylums between 1872-1905. Learn about the history of asylums, where to find the records, and what you might discover in publicly available and court-obtained records. 

Jill Morelli, CG, CGL lectures about her Midwestern, northern German and Scandinavian ancestors nationwide with a focus on intermediate and advanced methodologies, and unique record sets. She writes (see the March 2023 issue of National Genealogical Quarterly), is the past president of the Seattle Genealogical Society, and is program director for the Puget Sound- APG chapter. After obtaining her credential as a Certified Genealogist, she began an online course, Certification Discussion Group, sharing the portfolio experiences successful genealogists and in 2021 co-founded Applied Genealogy Institute, a practicum-based online learning experience.

This presentation will be recorded and only available to members for 30 days.

Registration is required via the Chicago Genealogical Society website under Events. Registration will close 1 hour prior to the event. The meet-up will take place virtually via ZOOM. All people registered will receive an email the morning of the event with log-in instructions and a link. This information is not to be shared.

Note: This webinar is FREE for CGS members. Non-Members can register for the event for $10. No refunds. 

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