NGS 2022 Speaker Spotlight – Jill Morelli

May 20th, 2022 by Roger Prince

Klondike Diaries, Orphan Trains, and Widening Your View–Jill Morelli

SESSION: W141  TRACK: BCG Skillbuilding           TITLE: More Questions than Answers?  Consider Conducting a Broad Contextual Study

SESSION: F328   TRACK:  Western States               TITLE:  Documenting the Other Gold Rush: The 1895 Klondike

SESSION:  S459   TRACK: Westward Migration     TITLE:  The Orphan Train Movement:  Tales of Three Riders

Jill Morelli , CG, is a professional genealogist who lectures on methodology and Scandinavian topics as well as the American Midwest and Northwest, emigration and immigration, ethnic groups, and more.

Jill is presenting three lectures. On Wednesday she offers an alternative approach when your people-focused research is stuck by stepping back from the micro-view. Her second lecture covers the Klondike Gold Rush (1896 to 1898) and delves into diaries and letters from the Yukon Territory. On Saturday, Morelli discusses the orphan trains on which more than 200,000 orphaned children from eastern cities were sent to the Midwest by sharing the stories of three orphan riders and their records.

Be sure to take a look at all the lectures offered in this year’s Western States and Westward Migration tracks. They feature a wide, varied, and fascinating span of topics, including America’s westward expansion, Angel Island’s immigrants, Arizona’s genealogy resources, gold rush immigrants, Mexican and African American cowboys, New Yorkers in California, trails west, women on the American Frontier, and more.

Online, pre-registration for Sacramento is now closed.  Registration reopens May 23 onsite in Sacramento.