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Autumn Quest 2015

2015 AutumnQuest Speakers

Finding Women from your Past

with Donna Potter-Phillips, Jill Morelli,
Janice Lovelace, and Janet Camarata

Live In-Person Presentations
Saturday, October 10th 2015, 8:15 am - 3:30 pm
at the Faith Covenant Church
1915 Washington St., Sumner, WA 98390-2020 (map)


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This year we will be limiting the attendance to 120 so sign up early!

Jill's Topic will be: Soldiers, Spies, & Farm Wives - Changing roles of women during the Civil War
How the Civil War was a game-changer for women in the USA.

Janice's Topic will be: Beyond online - Finding women in the Courthouse
Step away from the computer and search records stored in county courthouses.

Donna's Topic will be: Finding your Women on the Internet
How to utilize the internet to find female ancestors.

Janet's Topic will be: Difficult Women: The Ways our Female Ancestors Confound Our Research
Finding and following our female ancestors is not always easy. Many of the historical documents we rely on were created for men and it is the male's surname that is carried down through the generations. The names of our female ancestor's changed in expected and in some cases, unexpected ways. Using case studies, strategies and techniques will be shared for correctly identifying our difficult to find and difficult to understand female ancestors.

Donna Potter-Phillips

Donna Potter-Phillips

Donna Potter-Phillips is the president of Eastern WA Gen. Soc. (EWGS). She is one of the original incorporators of EWGS. She has authored several surname booklets, including Gilbert Gallery, Potter Profiles, Oswald Outline, and Texas Queries. Donna wrote the Heritage Hunting column for the Spokane Daily Chronicle for years (note the Spokane Chronicle is online in Google News so you can read her columns online). She also wrote many articles for the Bulletin including the News Hotline column.

Janice Lovelace

Janice Lovelace Ph.D.

Janice Lovelace Ph.D. has 20 years of experience in family history research as well as academic work in the area (Genealogy and Family History certificate at UW in 2012, Certificate program in genealogy at Boston University, 2013). A member of Seattle Genealogical Society for a number of years, she joined the SGS Board as Vice-President in June 2014. She is also a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. In her work life, she is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialization in child and family therapy and has been a private practice therapist and a faculty member teaching psychology.

Jill Morelli

Jill Morelli

Jill Morelli began her genealogical research over 30 years ago when she discovered that she didn't know her grandmother's name. Having all four of her grandparents die before she reached the age of 7 also left her without those conversations that naturally occur between grandchild and grandparent. She vowed to find out more and has been researching ever since. She has always approached her research as a process that required careful analysis and synthesis of information before coming to conclusions. This thoughtful process is an advantage to those who seek her services, as they know that conclusions will not be hastily drawn.

Janet Camarata

Janet O'Conor Camarata

Janet O'Conor Camarata, as a genealogist, has researched her own family history for over 25 years. She is a seminar presenter and trainer in genealogy societies across Washington. She has supported genealogy by volunteering in a variety of ways - seminar presenter, educator, newsletter editor, program coordinator and currently, President of South King County Genealogical Society (SKCGS). She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and is a graduate of the University of Washington Genealogy and Family History program. She has a B.A. (Education) degree from Central Washington University and a Master's degree from Antioch University. She also taught within The Boeing Company and at the University of Phoenix. As a result, she researches her family and tells their stories using all the benefits of genealogy, history, analysis tools, the Internet and the latest computing tools.

Seminar Schedule

Seminar Cost

The seminar is $50.00 per person.
Lunch is $10.00 (includes gratuity) salad, sandwiches, dessert.

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