Maternal Threads Unwoven: Identifying Margareta’s Mother in 18th Century Sweden

Jill Morelli, CG, CGL
Mar 20, 2024
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Problem - The Hishult Family
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In spite of birth entries for Margareta’s five siblings in Hishult, there was no record of her birth in the parish. Tax records quickly identified the father, and revealed multiple moves within a narrow span of time; however, identification of the mother remained elusive. No witnesses to births of the children provided clues; no household examinations existed. Coupling the understanding of broad context (naming patterns, inheritance laws, the calendar shift, etc.) with mtDNA and documentary evidence, the mother was identified and the lack of a records was explained.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Jill Morelli, CG, CGL is a “Roots” genealogist, becoming interested in family history in the 1970’s with the Alex Haley show. At that time, she just collected “stuff.” After a hiatus during which she had a family and volunteered in her community,
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  1. HS
    Helen Schenkelaars
    4 weeks ago

    Beautifully clear and well presented. Well worth watching even if you have no Swedish connections (I don’t!) for methodology and general interest.

  2. CM
    Carol McCormick
    1 month ago

    Enjoyed the presentation. My mtDNA and matches identified my 3rd GGM was born in Sweden but moved to Norway. 2nd GGM was born in Norway. The information on The Moving In and Out records plus permission record will be very helpful.

  3. KR
    Kristal Reed
    1 month ago

    Jill always has an interesting case or story and presents it beautifully. Thanks, Jill, BCG and Legacy..

  4. JC
    Jean Cabanilla
    1 month ago

    Her methodical, logical approach to her research question was easy to follow.

  5. CB
    Cheryl Bohn
    1 month ago

    I was especially impressed with Jill’s ability to spell out various inferences that can and cannot be made based on any given piece of information. Yet, she was still able to weave a coherent narrative, too.

  6. DC
    Dawn Carlile
    1 month ago

    I loved all the examples Jill provided and the methodology she used in her research.

  7. BA
    Beverly Anderson
    1 month ago

    Loved it. Would love to see more about Swedish research. Maybe a tech one about using Arkivdigital?

  8. RP
    Rona Potiki
    1 month ago

    Jill presented this presentation in fantastic detail which prompted great interest for the viewer – it was thoroughly enjoyed


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