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Genealogical society to cover same name, identity confusion


Last updated 12/28/2022 at 12:02pm | View PDF

The Jan. 11 virtual session of the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society will cover “Too Many Marys: Solving Identity and Same-Name Conundrums” by Jill Morelli, CG, CGL.

Whether you are looking for a John Smith, a Mary Margaret Murphy, or a Lars Larson, we all have genealogical “identity issues.” In this presentation, PPGS will discuss the types of identity problems that are prevalent and show a methodology for a possible solution. Yes, it takes some work. Examples of common types of identity problems will illustrate the methodology and the tools that may lead to identification. Participants will use the “lens” of the Genealogical Proof Standard to guide their work and raise their confidence that they have the right person and did not just “pick one that looked right.” Let’s tackle some of those identity issues!

Jill Morelli is a writer, lecturer and researcher specializing in methodology. She is the past president of the Seattle Genealogical Society.

Members: If you need the monthly meeting link, log in with your user name and password, then click on “Monthly Meeting Zoom Link,” the second button under Member Log In.

Guests are welcome to attend the meeting via Zoom. Invitations are emailed to members. If you’re not a member and want to view this program, email [email protected]

Hangout begins at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7.


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