January 6, 2024 – A Mother for Margareta

Saturday, January 6, 2024 9:30 a.m.
Bethany Lutheran Church or via Zoom
Program:“A Mother for Margareta”
Presenter:Jill Morelli, CG, CGL, Certified Genealogist, lecturer, and writer

Hishult parish records had no record of the birth of Margareta Andersdotter, yet 50% of the online trees had her born there. Her father could be identified, but he had two wives. Which one was her mother and where and when was Margareta born? The records were skimpy and many were damaged, but by following the men in her life, tweezing every bit of evidence from the meager records, and using mtDNA in a rare application to a Swedish problem resulted in the identification of Margareta’s mother.

Video and handouts available here. The video for Jill’s presentation is only available until February 6, 2024.

Jill has several relevant presentations available at Family Tree Webinars. View her entire collection here: https://familytreewebinars.com/speaker/jill-morelli/?sortby=name&search=jill

Jill’s article, “Kirstin Pehrsdotter: Indirect Evidence Helps Build a Seventeenth Century Swedish Family“, was published in the Vol. 111 No. 1 March 2023 edition of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. Worth checking out if you are a member of NGS!

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